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TUV man slams new ‘Maze’ movie as ‘romanticising terrorism’

A prominent TUV councillor has accused the film industry of ‘romanticising republican terrorists’ in the new movie ‘Maze’.

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Ulster Unionist councillor Mark McKinty.

Ulster Unionist speaks out over burning flags

An Ulster Unionist councillor has spoken out against the burning of flags, posters and effigies relating to other cultures on bonfires.

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Ian Paisley said Labour were all over the place on Brexit

Republic will be “jealous” of NI once it leaves EU Customs Union, Paisley claims

A senior DUP MP has said that increased calls for passport and customs controls between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have not made him waver in his support for quitting the EU customs union and the single market.

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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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Alan McQuillan

Gay Pride row: Ex-top PSNI man says officers should not parade with Orange

A former senior police officer has said it would be inappropriate for PSNI officers in uniform to parade with the Orange Order because of what he called the order’s “chequered history” in relation to violence.

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DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley

Family members still employed by DUP MPs

Four DUP MPs still employ family members using taxpayers’ money, the latest records revealed.

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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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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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Noel Maguire.

Sinn Féin man’s car attacked

A South Antrim MLA has hit out after damage was caused to a party colleague’s car in Antrim at the weekend.

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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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Arlene Foster

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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The Braid.

BBC Radio 4 show ‘Any Questions?’ comes to The Braid

BBC Radio 4’s debate show ‘Any Questions?’ is coming live from The Braid in Ballymena on June 30.

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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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