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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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The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power #dupbook launch - Slugger O'Toole
Slugger O'TooleThe Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power #dupbook launchSlugger O'TooleThe Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power looks at the origins of the DUP and its rise to power, the changing discourses that shifted the party from being anti-agreement to in government post St Andrews, as well as slicing and dicing the ...
Conservative Catholics should be voting for DUP, says Edwin Poots - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphConservative Catholics should be voting for DUP, says Edwin PootsBelfast TelegraphThe revelations come as the Belfast Telegraph continues its series on a major new academic publication on Northern Ireland's biggest political party. The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest To Power, by Professor Jonathan Tonge, recorded interviews ...Catholics who oppose gay marriage should vote DUP, says Health MinisterPinkNews.co.ukall 2 news articles »
Belfast dad drowns in popular beach resort - TravelMole
BBC NewsBelfast dad drowns in popular beach resortTravelMole"James was telling Lily, his mum, that it was the best holiday he had ever been on. "It was brilliant, he enjoyed it. He was so, so happy." Democratic Unionist Party councillor Brian Kingston said it was a "terrible tragedy". His family have flown out ...Belfast man drowns on holiday in BulgariaStandart Newsall 18 news articles »
Morning Bits - Washington Post (blog)
Morning BitsWashington Post (blog)Sure, she is an unabashed supporter of Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress. (Progressives now identify themselves as part of the 'Elizabeth Warren wing' of the party.) Her backing of the administration's new regulations on carbon emissions, ...and more »

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