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Twelfth 2017: Welsh lodge causes a stir as it completes look...with daffodils

The spectacle of Orangemen sporting daffodils proved a talking point at the Twelfth demonstrations in Cloughmills.

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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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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann

No reasonable person can back Irish language act: Swann

The leader of the UUP has condemned the idea of a pre-set quota of Irish speakers in the public sector as “totally unacceptable”.

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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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Wallace Thompson was a founder members of the DUP

Ulster-Scots can’t be equated to Irish language: DUP founder

Ulster-Scots is not a language and should not be equated with the Irish language, a founder of the DUP has said.

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DUP ‘seek £2bn from the Tories for NI’

A succession of reports have emerged claiming that the DUP is seeking a sum of £2billion in order to help the Conservative Party govern.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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Ian Paisley pictured at the election count at Seven Towers Leisure Centre Ballymena for North Antrim.

General election 2017: Jubilant Paisley retains North Antrim seat in style

The DUP has tightened its iron grip on North Antrim, with incumbent Ian Paisley winning the seat by a landslide.

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General Election 2017: NI will take ‘centre stage’ if DUP back Tories

General Election 2017: NI will take ‘centre stage’ if DUP back Tories

The DUP will put the needs of Northern Ireland “centre stage” if it is to back the Conservatives in the event of a hung parliament, a senior party member has said.

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Robin Swann outlined his concerns over the plan

General Election 2017: UUP leader predicts ‘no upset’ in North Antrim

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann has said there will be “no upset” in the DUP heartland of North Antrim.

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Seven Towers roundabout at Ballymena

General election 2017: In North Antrim the Paisley dynasty looks strong as ever

Much to the shock of the DUP, Sinn Fein enjoyed a surprise success in North Antrim at the recent Assembly election, with its candidate Philip McGuigan making history by topping the poll in the constituency for the first time.

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IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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Arlene Foster

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

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Cllr Timothy Gaston.

Election 2017: Gaston to contest North Antrim

TUV representative, Cllr Timothy Gaston is to stand in the North Antrim constituency in the upcoming General Election.

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Sinn F�in MLA Philip McGuigan with Cara McShane at the selection meeting. INBM 20-752-CON

Sinn Fein select McShane to contest North Antrim seat

Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Cara McShane is to contest North Antrim for Sinn Fein in next month’s Westminster election.

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Prince Philip will retire from royal duties later this year.

Social Media reacts to Duke of Edinburgh retirement

People are using social media to share their reaction to the news Prince Philip is to retire from Royal duties in the Autumn.
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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party's annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.  Photo credit: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

UUP leader hits out at Foster’s ‘arrogance’ ahead of pact talks

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann has branded comments from his DUP counterpart, Arlene Foster, as “arrogant” ahead of talks between the two later today on electoral pacts.

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Details of first RHI inquiry hearing

The public inquiry into the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will hold a preliminary hearing on Thursday 27 April at Stormont.

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