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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 discussed the issue with staff at the Electoral Office

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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New UUP leader Robin Swann and party workers celebrate his election as North Antrim MLA last month

Swann to be appointed UUP leader

Robin Swann is to be appointed the new leader of the UUP today, and is expected to take the party in a more traditional direction following its disastrous election result.

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Cllr Lindsay Millar pictured with Cllr Robin Stewart.

Father replaces son on council

Carrick man Robin Stewart has been co-opted on to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council by the Ulster Unionist Party.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

POLL: Should MLAs stop being paid?

The main political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement on power-sharing.

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Parliament Buildings Stormont.   Photo: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

BLOG: NI power sharing talks

Coverage of the collapse of power sharing talks in Northern Ireland.

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Martin McGuinness pictured at home at the start of February 2017.

DUP criticise Causeway Council book of condolence for Martin McGuinness

Despite prominent DUP figures having signed books of condolence for Martin McGuinness, members have hit out at Causeway Council for allowing people to pay tribute to the former IRA leader.

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Poll: Have your say on power-sharing at Stormont

At 4pm today the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out.
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Robin Swann pictured outside the Stormont talks yesterday. Photo: Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

Swann to take over as Ulster Unionist leader without a contest

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new leader is set to be Robin Swann after he submitted his name yesterday (Friday) on the deadline for nominations – and not a single other candidate came forward.

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Martin McGuinness shares a joke with Ian Paisley at Stormont in 2007 when the pair were deputy first minister and first minister respectively

Baroness Paisley felt urge to text Martin McGuinness day before his death

Baroness Paisley has revealed that she sent a text to Martin McGuinness the day before he died after she had a “strange feeling” about the man with whom her late husband formed an unlikely bond.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Burning wood pellets

In full: List of non-domestic RHI claimants published today

After months of delay, the Department of the Economy has today published the names of most claimants under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt and DUP leader, Arlene Foster.

Nesbitt: DUP endanger our future in the Union

Amid attempts to engineer unionist unity, outgoing Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has denounced the DUP as a party which “endangers our future”.

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