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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
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Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

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Motorsport Taskforce established, Sports Minister reveals

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced the establishment of a Motorsport Taskforce.
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What do you think?

POLL - Should Northern Ireland be consulted before Article 50 is triggered?

The Supreme Court ruled that Northern Ireland does not need be consulted before Article 50 is triggered.

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Ian Paisley Jnr

WATCH: Ian Paisley Jnr praises Martin McGuinness after he quit frontline politics

The MP son of Ian Paisley has paid a glowing tribute to Martin McGuinness and urged the current DUP leadership to follow the example set by the Sinn Fein veteran and his father.

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Teenage blogger Hannah Ruth Gibson who has written 'An Open Letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly'

Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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Philip McGuigan MLA with Sinn Fein colleague Martina Anderson MEP. INBM 03-709-CON

Sinn Fein quick out of the blocks with McGuigan in North Antrim

Sinn Féin in North Antrim have selected sitting MLA Philip McGuigan to be their candidate in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

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Martin McGuinness: Why I’m stepping down

The former deputy First Minister explains why it’s time to go.

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Arlene Foster with David McIlveen pictured during last Mays Assembly election campaign

RHI scandal: Foster to blame for omnishambles, says ex-DUP MLA

Arlene Foster is personally responsible for the RHI scheme turning into an “omnishambles” and there is growing DUP alarm at her actions, a prominent party member has said.

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Arlene Foster addressing DUP colleagues only in the Assembly on the RHI scandal, about noon on 19-12-16 (all other parties had walked out).
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Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013

A crucial whistle-blowing letter has emerged which disproves a claim repeatedly made by the DUP, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds - that she was never personally warned about the RHI disaster in 2013.

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Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell

Foster: Bell has crossed the line with DUP

Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.

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The DUP's Jonathan Bell

Top DUP man breaks ranks over renewable heat scandal

A senior member of the DUP has spoken out over the handling of the botched and costly Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) – and has indicated that his political career could now be at an end as a result.

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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Councillor Padraig McShane

Councillor suspended for three months over flags display

Independent councillor Padraig McShane has been excluded from Causeway Coast and Glens Council for three months.

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Swann calls for tougher sentences for thugs who attack mercy workers’

Swann calls for tougher sentences for thugs who attack mercy workers’

MR ROBIN SWANN MLA, Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman and his party’s Chief Whip has urged the Stormont Justice Minister “to allow courts to fling the book at thugs convicted of attacking doctors, nurses and other mercy workers”.

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Mervyn helps Abbeyfield celebrate

Abbeyfield Housing Association celebrated 60 years of providing housing and support for older people at a special ceremony recently at the Long Gallery, Stormont.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

For some, having Trump at the helm of the USA is a frightening thought.
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