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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 names its price for electoral deal with Tories or Labour: £1bn for ... - The Independent
The IndependentDUP names its price for electoral deal with Tories or Labour: £1bn for ...The IndependentThe DUP holds eight of Northern Ireland's 18 Westminster seats. Until now, the party leadership has presented a carefully limited set of policy goals for any alliance – including scrapping the bedroom tax, stronger controls on immigration and border ...DUP names price for deal with Tories or LabourU.TVall 7 news articles »
Britain's strange silence on the Democratic Unionist Party - Open Democracy
Open DemocracyBritain's strange silence on the Democratic Unionist PartyOpen DemocracyWell now, across the Irish Sea, the Democratic Unionist Party's Paul Givan is bringing forward a private member's bill in the Northern Ireland Assembly which would make it legal for those with “strongly held” religious convictions to refuse to provide ...The Guardian view on the TV leaders' debate: don't leave Northern Ireland outThe GuardianElection 2015: DUP warns future government over SNP supportBBC NewsRifles and Union Jacks Remind U.K. Politicians Every VoteBloombergChicago Tribune -BBC Newsall 25 news articles »
Election profile: Democratic Unionist Party - BBC News
BBC NewsElection profile: Democratic Unionist PartyBBC NewsFor more than three decades, the Democratic Unionist Party was the natural party of protest for unionists in Northern Ireland, the outsiders who challenged the establishment Official, or Ulster, Unionists. But since 2007, when Ian Paisley agreed to ...and more »
DUP 'would not take up with SNP' - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphDUP 'would not take up with SNP'Belfast TelegraphThe Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would not be party to any kind of coalition or formal arrangement even short of a coalition which would involve the SNP who are out to "break up the United Kingdom", Nigel Dodds has said.Election profile: Peter Robinson, DUP leaderBBC NewsDUP rule out formal deal with SNPHerald ScotlandUlster Unionists look to hold balance of powergulfnews.comBelfast Liveall 14 news articles »

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