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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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A screenshot from the offensive video

Resignation of Barry McElduff - Sinn Fein statement in full

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who caused controversy after posed with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, has resigned.
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Kingsmill survivor Alan Black (left) and Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff

Expression of shame is a giant step, says Kingsmills survivor

The sole survivor of the Kingsmills massacre has said John O’Dowd’s condemnation of the atrocity represents “a giant step in the right direction”.

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Unionists must not be carried away by O’Dowd’s remarks

Unionists must not be carried away by O’Dowd’s remarks

A senior DUP figure has poured cold water on the notion that relations between his party and Sinn Fein may have reached a turning point.

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Colin Worton called on the IRA to take the final step

O’Dowd remarks; now IRA must take final step, says victim

A Kingsmills massacre victim has welcomed condemnation of the atrocity by Sinn Fein’s John O’Dowd - but says republicans must now take the final step and admit it was carried out by the IRA.

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John O'Dowd MLA

John O’Dowd condemns Kingsmills Massacre

A former Sinn Fein Stormont minister has come out to condemn the Kingsmills massacre.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 -  Jonathan Buckely, DUP candidate for Upper Bann.'Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SF blasted over McElduff affair

A DUP MLA lashed out at his Sinn Fein Upper Bann colleague on his silence over the Barry McElduff affair.

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