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#Democratic Unionist Party

# democratic-unionist-party - Saturday 10 June, 2017

DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government

The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis.

# democratic-unionist-party - Thursday 19 November, 2015

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson

The Northern Irish First Minister and DUP leader announced his decision to retire before the next election this morning.

# democratic-unionist-party - Thursday 27 August, 2015

What exactly is going on in the North right now?

The Northern Ireland Executive could be on the verge of collapsing. How and why did we get here?

# democratic-unionist-party - Saturday 11 July, 2015

'No one in my family got one penny from the Nama deal'

“I have lived my public life on the basis of doing things for the public and in the public interest.”

# democratic-unionist-party - Monday 25 May, 2015

Peter Robinson has had a suspected heart attack

The North’s First Minister felt unwell this morning, the DUP said.

# democratic-unionist-party - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Now the 'curry my yoghurt' MP has been barred from speaking in Stormont...

… but only for today, and he wasn’t there.

# democratic-unionist-party - Monday 15 September, 2014

Private funeral of Ian Paisley to take place later today RIP

Private funeral of Ian Paisley to take place later today

A public memorial is expected to be scheduled later this year.

# democratic-unionist-party - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me' Northern Ireland This post contains videos

Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me'

The North’s first minister has been criticised for his comments in defence of a controversial pastor’s sermon.

# democratic-unionist-party - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland

Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.

# democratic-unionist-party - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly votes against calls for same-sex marriage

MLAs voted 53 to 42 against a motion which called on the Northern executive to allow civil marriage for same-sex couples.

# democratic-unionist-party - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

DUP deputy leader hospitalised after falling ill in Westminster

Tests are still being carried out on the north Belfast MP Nigel Dodds.

# democratic-unionist-party - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Martin criticises SF for 'playing politics' with Northern Ireland

In his annual Wolfe Tone address, the FF leader also says Enda Kenny has added nothing to the Northern agenda.

# democratic-unionist-party - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# democratic-unionist-party - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Ian Paisley returns home after three weeks in hospital

Northern Ireland’s former First Minister, 85, is released from the Ulster Hospital after being admitted with coronary problems.

# democratic-unionist-party - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Paisley remains in intensive care after heart problems

The 85-year-old DUP leader remains in Ulster Hospital on the outskirts of Belfast after being admitted on Sunday afternoon.

# democratic-unionist-party - Monday 6 February, 2012

DUP founder Ian Paisley ‘in intensive care’ in hospital

The 85-year-old former First Minister of Northern Ireland was rushed to the Ulster Hospital yesterday afternoon.

# democratic-unionist-party - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures Ian Paisley This post contains images

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures

The firebrand loyalist leader stepped down as a minister last night after six decades of controversy. Check out these highlights – and not-so-highlights – of his career…

# democratic-unionist-party - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge DUP councillor to Rihanna: Put your clothes back on Rihanna

DUP councillor to Rihanna: Put your clothes back on

Alderman Alan Graham had given the singer permission to use his land for a video shoot, changed his mind when he saw her attire.

# democratic-unionist-party - Thursday 9 June, 2011

By-election being held to fill Gerry Adams' Westminster seat

The Sinn Féin president resigned the seat earlier this year in order to run for the Dáil where he now sits as a TD for Louth.

# democratic-unionist-party - Monday 16 May, 2011

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.

# democratic-unionist-party - Saturday 7 May, 2011

DUP and Sinn Féin in command as North's 'shambolic' assembly count resumes

There have been widespread delays in counting across the region with less than half of the assembly’s seats filled so far.

# democratic-unionist-party - Friday 6 May, 2011

Counting underway in fourth elections to Stormont Assembly

The DUP and Sinn Féin are expected to remain the biggest parties in Stormont – with a minor chance of Sinn Féin coming out on top.

# democratic-unionist-party - Monday 4 April, 2011

Man being questioned over Mother's Day murder of woman

A man, believed to be the woman’s son, is being held in connection with the attack which also resulted in his brother being injured.

# democratic-unionist-party - Friday 6 August, 2010

GERRY ADAMS has unusually found himself with the same opinion as Unionist leader Ian Paisley – believing that there is no reason why Northern Ireland shouldn’t have a Sinn Féin representative as First Minister.

The Sinn Féin president, in an opinion piece for the traditionally unionist News Letter newspaper, said unionists were unduly ‘unnerved’ about the possibility of Martin McGuinness becoming First Minister.

The potential appointment of McGuinness has been mooted after opinion polls north of the border suggested that Sinn Féin would emerge as the largest party in the northern assembly after the elections next May.

Pointing out that Northern Ireland is run by a diarchy, he wrote:

[The] exaggerated hype around the possibility of Martin McGuinness becoming first minister is about unnerving unionists. They want a return to unionist dominance. It’s not going to happen. Those days are gone.

And anyway the deputy first minister has exactly the same authority as the first minister. So, would most unionists really be worried about Martin becoming first minister?

The evidence suggests not. Martin has carried out its responsibilities in an exemplary fashion and has demonstrated the capacity to be a first or deputy first minister for everyone.

The views echo those of DUP founder and former First Minister Ian Paisley, who said he would accept “the will of the people” if they returned Sinn Féin with the largest contingent to Stormont.

“For many years I had to accept that the [DUP] was not the majority party,” he wrote in a similar piece.

“But, I worked at it and when I left off the leadership I left my party as having the largest mandate in Europe, the largest mandate in Westminster and the largest mandate in Stormont.

“Sinn Fein didn’t become the majority party on my watch.”