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‘No pressure’ on David Simpson to resign as DUP MP, says party

Controversy-hit MP David Simpson is not facing any pressure from within the DUP to resign his seat, the party has said.

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The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly as her colleague Caral Ni Chuilin (second left) looks on at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast

Sinn Fein’s meeting with Charles dubbed ‘hollow and meaningless’

Unionists have blasted Sinn Fein “hypocrisy” after the party leadership held a private meeting with Prince Charles just one day after Michelle O’Neill said she would never stop attending IRA commemorations.

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Captain Robert Nairac on patrol in Belfast before he was abducted by the IRA in South Armagh.

Beattie affirms hunger striker’s call for Nairac’s body

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie MLA has seconded calls by a former IRA hunger striker for Capt Robert Nairac’s body to be returned to his family for a Christian burial.

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SF call for council plan to end historical patterns of discrimination in the area

SF call for council plan to end historical patterns of discrimination in the area

Sinn Fein has called for an end to historical patterns of discrimination and poverty in Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council area.

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Sinn Fein condemn SAS flag at Loughgall

Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady has condemned the flying of an SAS flag at Loughgall as “insensitive”, saying it will only add further distress to the families of the nine IRA men who were killed there 31 years ago.

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David Jones quits UKiP after Farage snub in favour of DUP event

David Jones quits UKiP after Farage snub in favour of DUP event

David Jones has resigned from UKiP after former party leader Nigel Farage snubbed him for a DUP function.

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The photograph of Carla Lockhart (left) and Arlene Foster that triggered online abuse

DUP MLA calls for action against ‘faceless trolls’

Politicians from across Northern Ireland’s political divide have rallied behind a DUP Assembly member who has spoken out about sustained social media abuse over her appearance.

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The picture posted on Twitter by Arlene Foster (right) from Friday evening

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart targeted again by online abuse

Online abuse of some of NI’s female politicians has prompted a call to establish a cross-party women’s group to tackle misogyny.

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GFA ‘not much to celebrate’ says Jones

GFA ‘not much to celebrate’ says Jones

On the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, UKIP’s David Jones said there wasn’t much to celebrate.

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Distribution of police stations in 1999. Compiled by Adam Kula

Revealed: two-thirds of all police stations shut in two decades

The number of police stations in Northern Ireland has been cut by two-thirds over the last two decades, new figures obtained by the News Letter reveal.

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Twitter remarks by David Jones condemned

War of words over ‘Bloody Sunday’ tweet

A war of words has erupted between Sinn Fein and UKIP after Portadown Councillor David Jones was criticised over a remark he made about ‘Bloody Sunday’.

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USA President Donald Trump meets Upper Bann MLA Jonathan Buckley

Buckley meets USA President Donald J Trump

Upper Bann MLA Jonathan Buckley met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence over St Patrick’s Day weekend in the USA.

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Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has donated a kidney to her son Mark

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and son doing well after kidney transplant

Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are both recovering well after she gave him the gift of new life in the form of one of her kidneys.

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Colin McCusker.

McCusker steps down ‘ashamed and embarrassed’ of NI politics

Two Ulster Unionist councillors are stepping down from Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council - with one, it is claimed, ‘demoralised, embarrassed and ashamed’ with NI politics.

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Jones calls for end to charade on MLAs pay

Jones calls for end to charade on MLAs pay

Call for an end to the ‘charade’ regarding MLAs pay has been made by local Cllr David Jones.

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Doug Beattie: why I am ashamed and embarrassed to be an MLA

An Ulster Unionist politician has said he is “ashamed and embarrassed” to be an MLA, given that he has been unable to fulfil his duties as an elected representative for more than a year.

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Row over army charity continues

Row over army charity continues

Sinn Fein has blasted the SDLP for failing to back their opposition to council funding a British army charity event.

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Councillors ‘at war’ over funds for army charity

Councillors ‘at war’ over funds for army charity

A proposal for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council to buy tickets to an Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) charity event has led to a war of words.

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Rates set to rise by almost 3%

Rates are set to rise by almost three percent across Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

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William Irwin MLA with some relatives of the Kingsmills massacre

Irwin welcomes McElduff resignation but calls on Sinn Fein to do more

The resignation of Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff has been welcomed by DUP MLA William Irwin.

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