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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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Brexit

Feedback sought on impact of Brexit for older people

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote.

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The Braid Ballymena

Council chief questioned over ‘DUP dinner’

Mid and East Antrim Chief Executive Anne Donaghy has faced questions from councillors over her attendance at a so-called “DUP dinner”.

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WATCH: Ian Paisley sings GAWA classic 'Sweet Caroline' at Tory Party Conference

WATCH: Ian Paisley sings GAWA classic 'Sweet Caroline' at Tory Party Conference

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has been captured on social media singing Sweet Caroline.
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Ian Paisley ‘loses hope’ after Sinn Fein leader’s remarks at Conservative Conference event

Ian Paisley has reacted disparagingly to a comment from Michelle O’Neill at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference.

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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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Rathlin Island.

North-South co-operation committee to visit the Glens and Belfast

Members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will visit Northern Ireland next week.

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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.

Health
Just  five years after this famous never, never, never speech in 1985 by Ian Paisley, he and Jim Molyneaux (right) were making major compromises

Declassified files: Paisley and Molyneaux ‘prepared to make massive concessions’

Unable to overturn the Anglo-Irish Agreement which they hated, unionist leaders were privately prepared to make massive concessions in behind-closed-doors talks in 1990, declassified government files reveal.

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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.

Crime
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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