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“Nationalism not prepared to accept second-class treatment” - O’Dowd

Northern Nationalism is strong and confident and not prepared to accept second-class treatment said Sinn Fein’s Brexit spokesperson, John O’Dowd.

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Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated the wrong prince and misspelled Miss Markle's Christian name.

Arlene Foster congratulates wrong prince on engagement to Meghan Markle

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when she mistakenly congratulated Prince William instead of Prince Harry on the news of his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle.
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David Simpson MP (left) with Jonathan Buckley MLA.

Don’t just accept what people tell you, says MP

Upper Bann MP David Simpson has offered some sage advice to local MLA Jonathan Buckley ahead of a global conference for ‘future leaders’.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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Ulster Unionist party leader, Robin Swann, centre, pictured with Councillors, MLAs and party members at the official opening of the Lurgan UUP advice centre at 48B High St on Friday. INLM37-200.

New office for Ulster Unionists

A new office has been opened by the Ulster Unionist Party in Lurgan by party leader Robin Swann.

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The National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast.

Sell out crowds re-ignite national stadium debate

When the last remaining tickets went on general sale for Northern Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifier with Germany they sold out in two minutes.

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UUP Cllr Julie Flaherty

Carla and DUP need to ‘get real’ on health, says Flaherty

The DUP need to ‘get real’ on health, says an Ulster Unionist councillor following the latest round of cuts to the health service.

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A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

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Where were the DUP at health cuts meeting? asks Ulster Unionists

Where were the DUP at health cuts meeting? asks Ulster Unionists

Local Ulster Unionist councillors have queried why no local DUP representative attended last Thursday’s Southern Health Trust crisis meeting on cuts.

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The website was due to be launched on Monday.

Anonymous ex-politicians to launch new unionist website

A group of former politicians is today launching a new website with the aim of stimulating debate within unionism – but the people behind the project are not coming forward to say who they are.

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Belfast born actor, Martin McCann, plays one of the lead characters in 'Maze'.

WATCH: New film about 1983 IRA prison escape out next month

A film about republican prisoners escaping from Her Majesty's Maze Prison in 1983 will be released next month.
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DUP MLA Jim Wells and part of the letter written by Ms. Somers.

Christian mother of two gay sons writes open letter to DUP MLA

A Northern Ireland mother has written a heartfelt letter to DUP MLA Jim Wells about her two sons who are both gay.
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DUP councillor, Tom Smith.

There’s nothing wrong with being gay, says DUP councillor

A DUP councillor has broken ranks to step away from the party’s historic opposition to homosexuality by stating that “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.

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UTV news presenter and journalist, Paul Clark.

Support for UTV’s Clark after Sinn Fein criticism

UUP MLA Doug Beattie has voiced support for UTV’s Paul Clark after the presenter faced Sinn Fein criticism over a news feature on the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan.
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Michelle O'Neil at the commemoration for IRA members killed in Loughall. in 1987. Picture Matt Bohill Pacemaker Press

Ex IRA bomber: O’Neill had chance to write a new chapter but instead chose to commemorate IRA terror

The IRA’s armed struggle was indivisible and it encompassed all the shameful sectarian murders, writes the former bomber Shane Paul O’Doherty. Michelle O’Neill could have avoided celebrating that, but chose the path of least integrity in commemorating the Loughgall terrorists:

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Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast, as Foster has said she is disappointed an agreement to restore powersharing has not been reached in Northern Ireland, suggesting a deal will now have to wait until at least the autumn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 4, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: David Young/PA Wire

MLAs deserve salaries ‘because they are still working hard’

The leaders of Stormont’s two main parties have defended the continued payment of Assembly member salaries while devolution is in cold storage.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

POLL: Should MLAs continue to receive salaries?

Northern Ireland has been without a government since January.
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The Northern Ireland Audit Office report raises multiple concerns about the RHI scheme

Ten RHI boilers running almost every hour of the day as owners cash in

Ten RHI boilers were running for almost all of the year except for the time required to service them, with the owners receiving huge taxpayer-funded payments, auditors have found.

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Lurgan Live

Millions invested in Lurgan say Council after complaints about business rates

A list of investments in Lurgan worth millions has been published by the local council in response to complaints about ‘over-priced’ rates.

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