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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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Video: Single cannon shot over Belfast Lough marked 100th anniversary of the ... - Belfast Telegraph
Video: Single cannon shot over Belfast Lough marked 100th anniversary of the ...Belfast Telegraph... shot was fired from Grey Point Fort in County Down, The Belfast Lough gun salute was attended by Environment Minister Mark H Durkan, from the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and Jeffery Donaldson from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) ...and more »
Local tributes to Alderman James McClure - Ballymoney and Moyle Times
Ballymoney and Moyle TimesLocal tributes to Alderman James McClureBallymoney and Moyle Times“As a founding member of the Democratic Unionist Party, he served over the years in various capacities as an elected representative at Assembly and Council level, and was Chairman and then President of the DUP. As a councillor in Ballymoney for short ...and more »
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg sign up for more Scottish powers ahead of TV ... - Telegraph.co.uk
New StatesmanCameron, Miliband and Clegg sign up for more Scottish powers ahead of TV ...Telegraph.co.ukMr Salmond has claimed the Unionist parties are bluffing, but the agreement of Mr Cameron, Mr Miliband and Mr Clegg to sign a public written declaration indicates they are prepared to begin devolving further power to Scotland in the immediate aftermath ...Party leaders unite to promise more powers for ScotlandNew StatesmanParties in Holyrood powers pledgeexpressandstar.comall 9 news articles »
Peak nationalism - The Economist (blog)
The Economist (blog)Peak nationalismThe Economist (blog)But it no longer feels like an insurgent: YouGov polls put its support at 12-13%, down a little from earlier this year. At best, the party will win a small handful of seats in Westminster in the May 2015 general election—probably fewer than the ...For Scotland, the independence debate is about more than the economy, stupidThe GuardianWhy this could be David Cameron's last summer in politicsSpectator.co.ukall 137 news articles »

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