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No decision yet on unionist candidates in Mid Ulster

The leaders of the two main unionist parties – Arlene Foster and Robin Swann – met on Monday to discuss election pacts for the upcoming Westminster elections.

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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party's annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.  Photo credit: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

UUP leader hits out at Foster’s ‘arrogance’ ahead of pact talks

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann has branded comments from his DUP counterpart, Arlene Foster, as “arrogant” ahead of talks between the two later today on electoral pacts.

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DUP will not field a candidate in Fermanagh South Tyrone, as Tom Elliott chosen to defend his Westminster seat

Tom Elliott joint unionist candidate in Fermanagh South Tyrone, but what about Mid Ulster?

The leaders of the two main unionist parties – Arlene Foster and Robin Swann – are expected to meet today (Monday) to discuss the possibility of forming electoral pacts.

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Details of first RHI inquiry hearing

The public inquiry into the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will hold a preliminary hearing on Thursday 27 April at Stormont.

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Republicans from County Tyrone converged on Carrickmore

Unionist traditions would be embraced in a ‘new Ireland’ - Adams

Speaking to the Tyrone Republicans gathered in Carrickmore to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising, Gerry Adams said unionist traditions would be embraced in a ‘new Ireland’.

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Head stone of Martin McGuinnesss grave. DER1617GS001

Anger at McGuinness headstone

Unionists have hit out at the inscription added to the headstone of Martin McGuinness, which was unveiled at an Easter Sunday event in Derry.

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Mid Ulster Citizens Advice given money to help with benefit changes

Mid Ulster Citizens Advice Bureau has been granted extra funding from Stormont to help those affected with incoming ‘benefits’ changes.

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An artists impression from 2014 showing the site of the planned Desertcreat training college

Desertcreat PSNI plan ‘dead in the water’

Any lingering hopes that the PSNI might one day move into the long-planned training centre at Desertcreat are dead in the water, a Mid Ulster MLA and former Policing Board member has said.

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Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams to speak at Tyrone Easter parade

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to address Tyrone republicans after the county's Easter Sunday parade in Carrickmore.

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Moy mum ‘delighted’ with chance to speak for victims at highest level

A Moy woman who witnessed her father’s murder at the hands of the Loyalist Glennane Gang at just four, is one of 13 new appointments to the Victims and Survivors Forum.

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Most RHI wood pellet boilers have never been inspected by anyone

RHI man used a year’s heat in three months – but payments weren’t stopped

RHI inspectors found that one individual had used more heat in three months than they had said they would use in an entire year – but their payments were not stopped.

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Health Service risks collapse - McGlone

Health Service risks collapse - McGlone

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that the absence of a functioning Executive will delay necessary reforms in health care.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

POLL: Should MLAs stop being paid?

The main political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement on power-sharing.

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Parliament Buildings Stormont.   Photo: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

BLOG: NI power sharing talks

Coverage of the collapse of power sharing talks in Northern Ireland.

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Poll: Have your say on power-sharing at Stormont

At 4pm today the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out.
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Robin Swann pictured outside the Stormont talks yesterday. Photo: Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

Swann to take over as Ulster Unionist leader without a contest

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new leader is set to be Robin Swann after he submitted his name yesterday (Friday) on the deadline for nominations – and not a single other candidate came forward.

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Former British PM Tony Blair and Martin McGuinness

Tony Blair to miss Martin McGuinness' funeral

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will not be attending the funeral of the Sinn Fein leader he considers vital to realising one of his own "greatest achievements".

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Martin McGuinness shares a joke with Ian Paisley at Stormont in 2007 when the pair were deputy first minister and first minister respectively

Baroness Paisley felt urge to text Martin McGuinness day before his death

Baroness Paisley has revealed that she sent a text to Martin McGuinness the day before he died after she had a “strange feeling” about the man with whom her late husband formed an unlikely bond.

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Martin McGuinness was 66 years-old when he passed away in Derry on Tuesday.

Social Media: Reaction to Martin McGuinness’ death

Well known figures around the world have taken to social media to express their feelings on the death of Martin McGuinness.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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