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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 Knew About IRA Letters, Says McGuinness - Sky News
BBC NewsDUP Knew About IRA Letters, Says McGuinnessSky NewsHe claimed the Democratic Unionist Party knew about the deal which led to letters being sent to "on-the-run" terror suspects informing them they would not be arrested. Mr McGuinness said the agreement on the so-called "get-out-of-jail-free" letters was ...Cameron announces independent review of IRA pardonsFinancial TimesJohn Downey case 'has implications for Northern Ireland devolution'BBC NewsNorthern Ireland leader threatens to quit over IRAKFVSMSN UK -The London Economicall 896 news articles »
On the Runs: Matt Baggott says police 'acted lawfully' - BBC News
On the Runs: Matt Baggott says police 'acted lawfully'BBC NewsThe DUP criticised the PSNI responses during the meeting. 'Questions not answered'. "The answers provided in today's meeting of the Northern Ireland Policing Board did nothing to increase knowledge or understanding of the role of the PSNI in the OTR ...and more »
Parliament 'may have been misled' - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphParliament 'may have been misled'Belfast TelegraphMinisters may have misled Parliament over a scheme in which secret letters were sent to IRA fugitives telling them they were not wanted for Troubles crimes, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has said.On The Runs: 'Ministers may have misled Parliament'Belfast NewsletterNorthern Ireland 'on-the-run' crisis was all about electionsThe Conversationall 15 news articles »
DUP minister refuses to say if delay to LGBT strategy is due to religious ... - PinkNews.co.uk
DUP minister refuses to say if delay to LGBT strategy is due to religious ...PinkNews.co.ukDemocratic Unionist Party minister Jonathan Bell has refused to be drawn on whether religious concerns among DUP members may explain a six-year delay in the launch of an LGBT government strategy. Speaking in the Northern Ireland Assembly on ...

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