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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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Greens are 'not a major party', suggests Ofcom - BBC News
BBC NewsGreens are 'not a major party', suggests OfcomBBC NewsAt the moment Ofcom's list includes the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats across Great Britain, the SNP in Scotland and Plaid Cymru in Wales. In Northern Ireland, the major parties are the Alliance Party, the Democratic Unionist Party ...Ukip boost thanks to Ofcom ratingBelfast TelegraphOfcom deals blow to Greens' election debate hopes – but boosts Ukip'sThe Guardianall 36 news articles »
Jenny Palmer says she was 'bullied' by DUP advisor Stephen Brimstone - BBC News
BBC NewsJenny Palmer says she was 'bullied' by DUP advisor Stephen BrimstoneBBC NewsA Democratic Unionist Party councillor has claimed a party special advisor "bullied" her during a phone call about a Housing Executive board meeting. Jenny Palmer was giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly's Social Development Committee.and more »
New Year Honours: DUP politician Maurice Mills who blamed Hurricane Katrina ... - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphNew Year Honours: DUP politician Maurice Mills who blamed Hurricane Katrina ...Belfast TelegraphA Democratic Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland who reportedly blamed Hurricane Katrina on gay people and said Aids was the result of the “filthy practice of sodomy” has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year honours list.New Year Honours: DUP politician Maurice Mills – who blamed Hurricane ...The IndependentThe Queen Just Honored a Politician Who Believes Hurricane Katrina Was ...VICE NewsDUP politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays awarded MBEPinkNewsall 9 news articles »
Tory MP warns against DUP coalition - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphTory MP warns against DUP coalitionBelfast TelegraphA Conservative former minister has warned his party against entering a coalition with the Democratic Unionists, suggesting the Northern Irish party would hold them to ransom over Commons votes.and more »

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