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ENG: The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is the larger of the two main unionist political parties in Northern Ireland. Founded by Ian Paisley and currently led by Peter Robinson, it is currently the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the fourth-largest party in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The DUP has strong links to Protestant churches, particularly the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, the church Paisley founded, and is considered a Protestant political party. Following on from the St Andrews Agreement in October 2006, the DUP agreed with the Irish republican party Sinn Féin to enter into power-sharing devolved government in Northern Ireland. In the aftermath of the agreement there were reports of divisions within the DUP. Many of its ...
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DUP launches Assembly and local government election campaign

The Democratic Unionist Party has launched its election campaign for the Assembly and local government elections in May.The party is putting forward 44 candidates, including Sammy Wilson in East Antrim, Peter Robinson in East Belfast and Arlene Foster in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.Party Leader Peter Robinson MLA said he was "pleased" that the party had a mix of experienced public representatives and new candidates to offer the electorate. ... 28 February 2011 Source: bbc

Unionists must stay focused: Campbell

Addressing party members and supporters in Newtownards, DUP MP for East Londonderry Gregory Campbell said: "To one side of the DUP stands a Party that has no vision for the future. They were, and are, prepared to abandon any pretence of standing up to republicans in negotiations for Government or in disputes when in Government. They didn’t demand that republicans stop violence or get rid of the guns before entering a Government with them. They didn’t stand up for the Loyal Orders when they had the opportunity, they didn’t rule out any Irish language Act, they didn’t ...

DUP's terror bill support was key to investment: Robinson

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 The Democratic Unionist Party decision to back the government's plan for 42-day detention of terror suspects helped deliver major investment for Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson said today. The DUP leader again denied his party had sought or been granted political favours for backing Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the crucial Westminster vote on the issue in June. But Mr Robinson said the decision had proved the DUP was a responsible party and that government later 'bent over backwards to help' it. The House of Commons split by 315 votes to 306 over the ...

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Northern Ireland: Labour warns DUP not to strike deal with Tories - The Guardian
The GuardianNorthern Ireland: Labour warns DUP not to strike deal with ToriesThe Guardian“But I would remind the DUP that the Tory party more than any time in its history is representing the interests of the few against the many. And it is a Tory party that only five years ago fielded candidates here in Northern Ireland against the DUP. I ...and more »
DUP's Gregory Campbell receives death threat after Irish-language insult - The Guardian
The GuardianDUP's Gregory Campbell receives death threat after Irish-language insultThe GuardianGregory Campbell's constituency office in East Londonderry confirmed it had been warned by police of a serious threat to the Democratic Unionist MP's life. On Saturday, Campbell repeated his mockery of Irish during a speech to the DUP's annual ...Unionist politician says he would treat Irish language act like “toilet paper”IrishCentralAdams Insults Protestant Party in Northern Ireland GovernmentU.S. News & World Reportall 266 news articles »
Gerry Hassan: Indyref - 12 hard truths - Scotsman (blog)
Scotsman (blog)Gerry Hassan: Indyref - 12 hard truthsScotsman (blog)The independence referendum was a historic moment, an epic time in Scotland's political evolution, and an awakening of the democratic impulse. Yet, it produced a comfortable victory for No and a defeat for Yes. For all the commentary that Yes won the ...The social movement for independence and the crisis of the British stateInternational ViewpointGordon MP sir malcolm bruce reports backEllon TimesInterview: Jim Murphy on patriotism, socialism and Labour's futurestv.tvThe Guardian -Public Financeall 55 news articles »
Shutters may come down on Stormont if Sinn Fein doesn't cut deal on welfare ... - Irish Independent
Shutters may come down on Stormont if Sinn Fein doesn't cut deal on welfare ...Irish IndependentIts main government partner at Stormont the Democratic Unionist Party has warned that if the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister leave Northern Ireland on Friday without an agreement being struck then the Executive won't survive. “Pull the ...and more »

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