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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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Emma Pengelly: DUP's new MLA promoted to junior minister role - BBC News
BBC NewsEmma Pengelly: DUP's new MLA promoted to junior minister roleBBC NewsThe Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)'s newest MLA has been promoted to the post of junior minister exactly a month after taking her assembly seat. Emma Pengelly replaced her party colleague Jimmy Spratt as South Belfast MLA on 28 September after he ...and more »
Talks on restoring powersharing to resume - RTE.ie
RTE.ieTalks on restoring powersharing to resumeRTE.ieThe two main parties at Stormont, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin, have reached a series of agreed positions. That represents a change from past negotiations where the Irish and British governments were usually the driving force in problem ...Armistice Day: National Anthem singing at Stormont remembrance service a ...BBC NewsStormont talks: UUP leader Mike Nesbitt complains of 'secret' negotiationsBBC NewsDebt warning over deal to save powersharing in Northern IrelandIrish Independentall 60 news articles »
Same sex marriage vote thwarted by DUP veto - Irish Times
Irish TimesSame sex marriage vote thwarted by DUP vetoIrish TimesMike Nesbitt got out of bed on the wrong side of history on Monday. The Ulster Unionist leader had conceded in his speech at his party's annual conference two days earlier that equal marriage was coming to the North and that it would be futile to stand ...and more »
Northern Ireland assembly votes to legalise same-sex marriage - The Guardian
BBC NewsNorthern Ireland assembly votes to legalise same-sex marriageThe GuardianThe DUP veto means that Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where gay couples cannot get married legally. The party is heavily influenced by the socially conservative Evangelical Christian community, particularly the Free Presbyterian ...Same-sex marriage: Proposal wins assembly majority but fails over DUP blockBBC NewsNorthern Irish Assembly votes for equal marriage, but DUP vetoes itPinkNewsNorthern Ireland's DUP blocks democratic vote on same sex marriageRTNew Statesman -Daily Beast -Amnesty International UKall 224 news articles »

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