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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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Londonderry DUP councillor Maurice Devenney to replace Hay as MLA - BBC News
BBC NewsLondonderry DUP councillor Maurice Devenney to replace Hay as MLABBC NewsThe Democratic Unionist Party has announced that Londonderry councillor Maurice Devenney will replace William Hay as Foyle MLA. Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly William Hay resigned his seat earlier this month for health reasons.DUP appoints Maurice Devenney as MLA for Foyle: Replacement for ex ...Belfast TelegraphMaurice Devenney replaces William Hay in AssemblyBelfast NewsletterDevenney replaces Hay in AssemblyU.TV4ni.co.ukall 12 news articles »
Sinn Féin: 'DUP holding talks to ransom' over north Belfast dispute - BBC News
BBC NewsSinn Féin: 'DUP holding talks to ransom' over north Belfast disputeBBC NewsSinn Féin has said the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is holding the talks process to "ransom" over the parading dispute in north Belfast. The party's Conor Murphy said the DUP has not met Sinn Féin during the talks process to discuss outstanding issues.DUP 'holding talks to ransom' - SFU.TVall 11 news articles »
Peter Robinson will not attend 'circus act' opening of NI talks - BBC News
BBC NewsPeter Robinson will not attend 'circus act' opening of NI talksBBC NewsI know that I have a very full diary as first minister next Thursday," the DUP leader said. "Of course, the indication is that next Thursday is a sort of showpiece - the circus act for the sake of media - it's not getting down to the nitty gritty. "I'm ...and more »
Northern Ireland talks process: On the road to nowhere? - BBC News
BBC NewsNorthern Ireland talks process: On the road to nowhere?BBC NewsInstead, we have been treated to a bit of unedifying standing on ceremony, with the Democratic Unionist Party boycotting the opening session and political sensitivities dictating the talks should be based in the Northern Ireland Office's cramped ...and more »

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