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Social Media: Reaction to Martin McGuinness’ death

Well known figures around the world have taken to social media to express their feelings on the death of Martin McGuinness.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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This chart represents children aged four and under in 2011.
It stems from the 2011 census, and represents the answers parents gave when asked what religion the children were, or were being brought up in.
49.2% said Catholic, 36.4% Protestant or other Christian. 
The exact figures were 61,225 Catholics,  45,240 Protestants, 16,692 No religion, and 1,225 Other religion

Catholic population set to dwarf Protestants in years ahead

The loss of its outright majority at Stormont this month rocked political unionism, but statistics suggest it is something unionists must adjust to – and quickly.

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The advertisement for the Easter Rising commemoration in Armagh, featuring Lord Mayor Keating

Mayor under fire over Easter Rising commemoration

The lord mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon has been accused of “showing scant regard” for his office after appearing in an advertisement for an Easter Rising commemoration.

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Burning wood pellets

In full: List of non-domestic RHI claimants published today

After months of delay, the Department of the Economy has today published the names of most claimants under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt and DUP leader, Arlene Foster.

Nesbitt: DUP endanger our future in the Union

Amid attempts to engineer unionist unity, outgoing Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has denounced the DUP as a party which “endangers our future”.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 3 March 2017 - NI Assembly Election 2017 Count at Banbridge Leisure Centre for Newry & Armagh and Upper Bann constituencies.
the UUP's Danny Kennedy speaks to the press following his defeat in Newry/Armagh.
Photo by Tony Hendron / Press Eye.

Kennedy loses out after 32 years of political life

As the talks at Stormont got under way on Monday, with bloodied-nosed UUP well down the pecking list, the party’s highest profile victim - Danny Kennedy (Newry and Armagh) - was clearing out his constituency offices in Tandragee and Markethill.

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Doug Beattie told the BBC he did not have the 'depth of political knowledge' required to lead the UUP

Beattie will consider UUP leadership bid ‘if party comes calling’

Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie has not ruled himself out of vying for the party leadership, admitting he would consider it “if the party came calling”.

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The flag of the European Union.

What does Brexit mean for women’s rights?

Millions around the world gathered together, on streets and on social media, to campaign for equality, diversity, and inclusion during last month’s Women’s March.

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The DUP's Jonathan Buckley, left, celebrates being elected with fellow MLA, Carla Lockhart and Upper Bann MP, David Simpson.
Photo by Tony Hendron / Press Eye.

‘Unionists must work together for the future’

Upper Bann DUP MP David Simpson has said the party is now stronger than ever in the constituency.

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David Trimble led the Ulster Unionists from 1995 to 2005

If only Foster was polite, unionism would have had better result: peer

One of the men who helped set up the Stormont Assembly has said DUP “foolishness” and Arlene Foster’s failure to be polite are to blame for the drop in unionists’ electoral fortunes.

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Alan McQuillan, Pat McCartan, and Etta Campbell

Stop MLAs’ pay under direct rule, Brokenshire urged

MLAs should only be paid for a maximum of three months if direct rule from Westminster become necessary.

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Who were the high profile losers in the Assembly election?

The harsh reality of political elections left a number of high profile casualties.
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Mike Nesbitt announces his resignation as Ulster Unionist leader and Arlene Foster at her count on Friday, March 3

Election 2017: Unionism loses Stormont majority

Northern Ireland is today waking up to a fundamentally altered political reality: unionism is no longer a majority in the Stormont chamber for the first time since the creation of the Province a century ago.

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Carla Lockhart elected for Upper Bann, pictured with her husband Rodney Condell and mother and father Valerie and kenneth Lockhart.
 Picture Matt Bohill pacemaker

RHI was rarely mentioned on doorsteps, says DUP poll-topper Lockhart

Tears streamed down the cheeks of DUP’s Carla Lockhart, the only one of the 12 Upper Bann candidates to make it on the first count, as she embraced party workers and family – a replica of her success last May.

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Counting is underway in the NI Assembly election

LIVE BLOG: NI Assembly election - as it happened

The full results of the Northern Ireland Assembly election are now in. We've all the news, views and analysis from across Northern Ireland.
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A members of the public arrives at Brookeborough Primary School in County Fermanagh which is one of the polling stations in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

How the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system works

While the make-up of the next Assembly chamber remains in doubt, there will definitely be fewer bums on seats.

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Everything you need to know about voting in the Assembly elections

There are more than 600 polling stations operating today throughout Northern Ireland.
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NI Leader's Debate from the BBC's Blackstaff studios in Belfast, with panellists, from left, Colum Eastwood (SDLP); Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein), Arlene Foster (DUP), Mike Nesbitt (UUP); and Naomi Long (Alliance).    Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Who do you think won the leaders’ debate?

It was the last leaders’ debate before voters go to the polls on Thursday.

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Election 2017: Upper Bann could see women dominate

There is an interesting gender split within the main contest in Upper Bann.

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