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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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Stormont crisis: DUP puts ultimatum to Villiers - BBC News
BBC NewsStormont crisis: DUP puts ultimatum to VilliersBBC NewsThe Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has put an ultimatum to the secretary of state over the latest political crisis, party sources have told the BBC. It comes as talks continue at Stormont to try to resolve the situation. It was sparked by the murder ...Stormont crisis: Ulster Unionist Party pulls out of talksBelfast TelegraphStormont crisis: DUP to reveal plan as MLAs return to assemblyBBC NewsNorthern Ireland's crisis deepens over alleged IRA murderFinancial TimesRTE.ie -The Guardian -Irish Independentall 381 news articles »
Stormont crisis: Unionists 'await government response' - BBC News
BBC NewsStormont crisis: Unionists 'await government response'BBC NewsNorthern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has held discussions with the five main parties in Belfast. But the two unionist parties warned they will not commit to all-party talks until they hear from the British government. The DUP and the Ulster ...Britain and Ireland to try again to start Northern Irish crisis talksYahoo News UKNorth's political crisis deepens after DUP no-show at Stormont meetingBreakingNews.ieDUP no show at Stormont Assembly meeting as IRA row continuesBelfast TelegraphIrish Times -Irish Independentall 239 news articles »
Ulster Unionists vote to leave Northern Irish government - The Guardian
The GuardianUlster Unionists vote to leave Northern Irish governmentThe GuardianWhile the rival and much larger Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said that Sinn Féin should be excluded from the government over the resumption of IRA activity, including the murder of a former republican prisoner, Kevin McGuigan, it is unlikely the ...DUP says it is prepared to bring down Stormont over claims the IRA is still activeThe IndependentJunior unionist party slams door of N.Ireland governmentYahoo NewsUlster Unionist Party votes to withdraw from Stormont over Provisional IRA claimsIrish MirrorThe Star Onlineall 342 news articles »
Stormont in crisis as Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson resigns - The Guardian
Belfast TelegraphStormont in crisis as Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson resignsThe GuardianThe move, which also saw all the Democratic Unionist party ministers resign from the power-sharing executive, leaves a seven-day window for the British and Irish governments to try to patch together a deal between the DUP and Sinn Féin. Robinson has ...Stormont crisis: DUP ministers will 'renominate and resign' to keep roles from ...Belfast TelegraphDUP Quit Threat Over IRA-Linked Murder ArrestsSky NewsStormont crisis: Northern Ireland Assembly 'on brink' as DUP walks outTelegraph.co.ukBreakingNews.ie -Yahoo News UK -BBC Newsall 1,529 news articles »

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