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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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DUP spells out demands in event of hung parliament - BBC News
BBC NewsDUP spells out demands in event of hung parliamentBBC NewsThe Democratic Unionist Party has given details on what it wants in return for supporting a government if there is a hung parliament after the general election in May. The party's deputy leader Nigel Dodds outlined its priorities. They include ...
Election 2015: DUP and UUP agree pact in four constituencies - BBC News
BBC NewsElection 2015: DUP and UUP agree pact in four constituenciesBBC NewsNorthern Ireland's two biggest unionist parties have agreed a general election pact in four constituencies, including the UK's most tightly contested seat. The deal between the Democratic Unionist Party and Ulster Unionist Party means there will be a ...DUP and UUP agree general election pact in four Northern Ireland constituenciesBelfast TelegraphNorthern Ireland unionist parties agree pact as they seek more seats in MayThe GuardianNorthern Ireland parties cast post-election eyeBelfast NewsletterNewstalk 106-108 fm -Irish Timesall 94 news articles »
Democratic Unionist Westminster leader lays out demands for supporting ... - The Guardian
The GuardianDemocratic Unionist Westminster leader lays out demands for supporting ...The GuardianThe Westminster leader of the Democratic Unionist party, Nigel Dodds, says that a review of the “inhumane and ineffective” bedroom tax, a guarantee to protect defence spending and new protections for the UK's borders will be at the heart of the ...DUP lays out post-poll pact demandsFarming Lifeall 6 news articles »
Election debates: DUP says NI omission is 'outrageous' - BBC News
BBC NewsElection debates: DUP says NI omission is 'outrageous'BBC NewsIts leadership had previously threatened legal action over the omission, because the DUP has more MPs than four of the seven parties invited to debate, including the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru. Reacting to confirmation of the deal on ...Tv debate deal 'outrageous' suggests DUPChronicle BulletinDUP leader slams 'outrageous' BBC decision to omit partyBelfast Newsletterall 6 news articles »

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