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Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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Jean Caldwell (far right) whose husband Cecil was killled at Teebane, stands arm in arm with family members at the service to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.

PSNI decline to release mugshot 25 years after Teebane Massacre

A woman whose husband was killed in the Teebane massacre has slammed the PSNI for still refusing to release images of a key suspect - 25 years today after the attack.

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‘McGrory must call PSNI to reopen Teebane file’

A relative of one of the men killed at Teebane has expressed anger at what he sees as a one-sided investigation of Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

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Could we see all the same candidates back at the polls?

Over 10,000 removed from electoral register across Mid Ulster, Tyrone and Fermanagh

Over 60,000 people from across the north of Ireland could lose their right to vote in the upcoming Assembly Elections if they don’t re-register.

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Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill and Conor Murphy hold a press conference at Stormont following their meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire to discuss the crisis at the Assembly caused by the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal on Jan 11.


Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

EXCLUSIVE: Liofa U-turn alone will not stop election

Welcoming the news that Communities Minister Paul Givan has found £50k to fund the Liofa bursary, Mid Ulster MLA Michelle O’Neill said Sinn Fein still aim to “go to the public and let them have their say” on RHI.

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Communities Minister Paul Givan pictured with Cllr Trevor Wilson, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Anthony Tohill, Council Chief Executive & Mark Kelso, Council Director of Health & Infrastructure during a visit to Cookstown to mark the completion of the towns �3.2 million public realm works.  The project received financial support of �2.8m from the Department for Communities with �320,000 contributed by Mid Ulster District Council.

Cookstown’s public realm works complete

Communities Minister Paul Givan visited Cookstown today (Wednesday) to officially mark the completion of the town’s £3.2m public realm works.

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Could we see all the same candidates back at the polls?

Local MLAs gear up for ‘judgement day’ election

‘Hurtling towards an election’ following McGuinness’s resignation, all but one of Mid Ulster’s MLAs has welcomed the chance for the public to ‘judge’ RHI at the polls.

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Political crisis in Northern Ireland - from top left, clockwise, DUP leader, Arlene Foster, People Before Profit MLA, Eamon McCann, TUV leader, Jim Allister, UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt, Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, Green Party leader, Stephen Agnew, SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood and Sinn Fein MLA, Martin McGuinness.

POLL: Will you vote differently if an Assembly election is called?

The shock decision taken by deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, to resign means a snap Assembly election is likely to take place soon.

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Martin McGuinness: Why I’m stepping down

The former deputy First Minister explains why it’s time to go.

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Martin McGuinness who is set to resign today at 5pm as deputy first minister

Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister

Former Mid Ulster MP Martin McGuinness has resigned from his position as deputy First Minister effective 5pm today.

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First Minister, Arlene Foster.

How social media reacted to Arlene Foster misogyny allegations

Under pressure First Minister, Arlene Foster, claims that the people who are calling for her to stand aside in the wake of the R.H.I. scandal are doing so because she is a woman.

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Arlene Foster

David McIlveen: Arlene Foster is unlikely to lead the DUP into the next election

Whilst it was clear from committee business in Stormont over the last few years that the now infamous Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was deeply flawed, I don’t think many people either inside or outside the Stormont bubble believed it would escalate to the ‘omnishambles’ we see now.

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Irish President Michael D Higgins. Mid Ulster Councillors want right to vote for his successor

Mid Ulster councillors take ‘One Irish Citizen, One Vote’ drive to the Dail

Councillors from Mid Ulster joined their counterparts from Derry City & Strabane, Newry, Mourne & Down and Fermanagh & Omagh in bringing their campaign for votes for all Irish citizens in future Irish Presidential elections to the Dail.

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Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness.

McGuinness urges parties to support motion calling on Arlene Foster to step aside

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness is calling on the other parties in the Assembly to support a Sinn Féin motion in January calling on Arlene Foster to step aside.

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Arlene Foster addressing DUP colleagues only in the Assembly on the RHI scandal, about noon on 19-12-16 (all other parties had walked out).
Taken from BBC live feed of proceedings.

Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013

A crucial whistle-blowing letter has emerged which disproves a claim repeatedly made by the DUP, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds - that she was never personally warned about the RHI disaster in 2013.

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Arlene Foster

Social Media: Reaction to Arlene Foster statement

Politicians and members of the electorate have reacted to the statement given by Arlene Foster in the Northern Ireland Assembly

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Molly Carson a pupil at Orritor Primary School who was the lucky winner of an Ipad Air in the Mid-Ulster District Counci Small Business Saturday competition held recently. Molly is pictured receiving her prize from Council Chairperson Trevor Wilson.INMM5116-317

Christmas message from Council chair

Local response to Christmas charity appeals has been commended by the Chair of Mid-Ulster Coucil, Councillor Trevor Wilson.

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Patsy McGlone, SDLP

Library staff still waiting for pay rise

A pay rise for local libraries staff is well overdue - and a local MLA is asking for an explanation.

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Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell

Foster: Bell has crossed the line with DUP

Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.

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