Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

Francie Molloy

General election 2017: SF wins big in Mid Ulster

Sinn Fein’s Francie Molloy has retained his seat and made significant gains in Mid Ulster.

Francie Molloy

General Election 2017: SF confident of holding Mid Ulster seat

Sinn Fein’s Mid Ulster incumbent Francie Molloy is hopeful his party’s resurgence at the recent Assembly election will carry over into the Westminster poll.

Keith Buchanan

General Election 2017: Mid Ulster DUP candidate warns of unionist apathy

DUP candidate Keith Buchanan is hoping unionist apathy does not lead to a reduced share of the vote for his party in the nationalist/republican stronghold of Mid Ulster.

A polling station

POLL: Are you going to cast your vote tomorrow?

Tomorrow we are all expected to return to the polling station to vote for a Westminster candidate.
Cookstown town centre

General Election 2017: SF confident in Mid Ulster

Ever since the late Martin McGuinness unseated the DUP’s Rev William McCrea in the 1990s, Mid Ulster has remained a solid nationalist/republican seat.

Cllr Ronan McGinley with SF leader Michelle O'Neill

Mid Ulster SF councillors' are ready for 'big year ahead'

Sinn Féin's group leader Ronan McGinley has said his party is prepared and ready for "a big year ahead" for the Mid Ulster District Council.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
Call for removal of Na Fianna Eireann flag outside Cookstown courthouse

Call for removal of Na Fianna Eireann flag outside Cookstown courthouse

A Cookstown resident who 'wants to move on from the past' has hit out at the erection of a flag related to the Continuity IRA outside the courthouse.

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William Lennox with Keith Buchanan and Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster meets group behind ‘illegal’ Union flag pole in Magherafelt

Members of the group behind recent controversy over a Union flag in Magherafelt met with DUP leader Arlene Foster when she recently visited the town.

Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
Arlene Foster

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

Arlene Foster visiting Magherafelt High School

DUP's General Election candidate for Mid Ulster revealed

Mid Ulster will not be one of the constituencies in Northern Ireland in which the DUP and UUP join forces to nominate a joint unionist candidate.

Prince Philip will retire from royal duties later this year.

Social Media reacts to Duke of Edinburgh retirement

People are using social media to share their reaction to the news Prince Philip is to retire from Royal duties in the Autumn.
Michael Gallagher lost his son to the Real IRA in 1998

Omagh victim’s fears at Sinn Fein support for dissident

A man left bereaved by the Omagh bomb has insisted no-one should offer “succour” to dissidents, after Sinn Fein demanded the release of a recently convicted paramilitary.

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The UUP's Westminster candidate Mark Glasgow

UUP announce surprise candidate in Mid Ulster

Former Mid Ulster MLA Sandra Overend is throwing her support behind Mid Ulster UUP councillor Mark Glasgow, who has been chosen as the party's candidate for Westminster.

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Anger at flying of SAS flag in Loughgall

Anger at flying of SAS flag in Loughgall

The flying of a British SAS flag in Loughgall over the weekend has been blasted as insensitive by Sinn Fein.

Cllr Tony Quinn, Mid Ulster

Mid Ulster SDLP councillor resigns from party

In a shock move over the bank holiday weekend, one of Mid Ulster's longest serving councillors has resigned from the party to represent his electorate as an independent.
Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy has welcomed news of funding for a Cookstown by-pass

‘Time for truth’ about Loughgall - Molloy

Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy, has called for full disclosure on the British Government’s input to and knowledge of the operation that lead to the deaths of nine men in Loughgall thirty years ago.

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