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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 leader Peter Robinson suffers 'heart attack' - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukDUP leader Peter Robinson suffers 'heart attack'Telegraph.co.ukDUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds also used Twitter to show his support. He said: "Best wishes to DUP leader Peter Robinson for a quick and full recovery. All our thoughts are with Peter and family. God bless." Mike Nesbitt, leader of the Ulster Unionist ...Northern Ireland leader hospitalized after suspected heart attackCTV NewsDemocratic Unionist Party blocks gay marriage in Northern Ireland by any ...The News HubNorthern Ireland first minister hospitalised after sudden illnessYahoo News UKThe Olympianall 355 news articles »
Northern Ireland Unionists Hope for Power Gain in British Election - New York Times
New York TimesNorthern Ireland Unionists Hope for Power Gain in British ElectionNew York TimesMr. Wilson, 62, is seeking re-election to Parliament as a member of the Democratic Unionist Party, which is overwhelmingly Protestant and wants to keep Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom. His upbeat mood reflected the tactical advantage the ...This seat in Northern Ireland could help decide the General ElectionBusiness InsiderNorthern Ireland police boost security before UK general electionReutersall 25 news articles »
Westminster deadlock puts Northern Ireland parties into spotlight - Financial Times
Financial TimesWestminster deadlock puts Northern Ireland parties into spotlightFinancial TimesThe DUP is the fourth-largest party at Westminster measured by seats; it has two more than the Scottish National party. Its most obvious ally would be its erstwhile fellow unionists in the Tories. Peter Robinson, the DUP leader, told the BBC recently ...Election 2015: DUP seeks commission on union after pollBBC NewsBelfast Briefing: Parties united on need to create jobs in NorthIrish Times'Kingmaker' facing toughest battleBelfast TelegraphThe Sunday Timesall 71 news articles »
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Secures 8 Seats, Eyes UK Balance ... - NDTV
NDTVNorthern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Secures 8 Seats, Eyes UK Balance ...NDTVBELFAST: Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party retained eight seats in Britain's parliament on Friday and said they would consider supporting a minority Conservative government in exchange for a package of financial and political concessions.What happened on Northern Ireland's high-drama election nightThe Conversation UKElection 2015: Sinn Féin loses Fermanagh and South TyroneBBC NewsNorthern Ireland's DUP secures eight seats, eyes some influenceReutersMalay Mail Onlineall 173 news articles »

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