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#Ian Paisley

# ian-paisley - Friday 10 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Ian Paisley to spend sixth night in hospital

Friend and colleague Reverend Alan Smylie has spoken to about the goodwill being sent to the former First Minister from throughout the community.

# ian-paisley - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

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.

# ian-paisley - Monday 6 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# ian-paisley - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.

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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…

# ian-paisley - Saturday 30 July, 2011

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Gallery: The alternative history of the Troubles

Machine-gun Christmas cards, underwear parties and a singing Ian Paisley: take a look at these snapshots of the conflict’s unseen side.

# ian-paisley - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office

Members from all sides pay tribute as the Northern Ireland Assembly ends its first full term without suspension.

# ian-paisley - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Paisley has pacemaker fitted after brief illness

Baron Bannside of North Antrim has a quick medical procedure after falling ill at a meeting in the House of Lords.

# ian-paisley - Thursday 16 September, 2010

Pope speaks of "sadness" over child abuse revelations en route to UK

Pontiff met Queen today before Edinburgh crowds.

# ian-paisley - Monday 13 September, 2010

Britain "ignorant about religion" as Pope tickets remain unsold

Brits knows more about Paul Newman than John Henry Newman, says an Opus Dei spokesman, as Ian Paisley plans a protest.

# ian-paisley - 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.”