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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 councillors in Belfast have shown they are unworthy of the trust placed in them - Belfast Newsletter
DUP councillors in Belfast have shown they are unworthy of the trust placed in themBelfast NewsletterBy their actions the DUP representatives at City Hall have clearly demonstrated to the unionist electorate of Belfast that they are unworthy of the trust which has been placed upon them. It is clear from Mr Kingston's comments that he agrees with Sinn ...
Democratic Unionist MP's expenses under investigation - Irish Times
Irish TimesDemocratic Unionist MP's expenses under investigationIrish TimesA British parliamentary watchdog is investigating Jim Shannon, the Democratic Unionist Party's MP for Strangford, over an expenses claim for travel and subsistence. Mr Shannon, who has claimed more expenses than any other MP for the past two years, ...DUP's Jim Shannon probed over expenses claimBelfast TelegraphDUP's Jim Shannon investigated over parliamentary expenses claimsITV Newsall 44 news articles »
Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do something - Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Spectator.co.uk (blog)Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do somethingSpectator.co.uk (blog)Labour find themselves in the same position as the Liberal Democrats. Each party is seeking a hearing and struggling for relevance. It is not at all a coincidence that each has hit ... It is true, as Aidan Kerr says, that Labour's positioning now seems ...and more »
Arlene Foster: DUP leader becomes new NI first minister - BBC News
BBC NewsArlene Foster: DUP leader becomes new NI first ministerBBC NewsDemocratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster has become Northern Ireland's first minister. She took over from Peter Robinson, who confirmed his resignation in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday. Mrs Foster is the first woman and the ...Northern Ireland lawmakers appoint 1st woman as new leaderAlbany Times UnionArlene Foster: Easter Rising was attack on democracyThe Guardianall 182 news articles »

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