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Poots sparks backlash after calling taoiseach ‘Little Leo’

A DUP MLA has been slammed for engaging in “playground discourse”, after he described the taoiseach as ‘Little Leo’.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

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Trevor Lunn MLA.

‘More must be done to help vulnerable prisoners’

More needs to be done to ensure that vulnerable prisoners at risk of suicide or self-harm are given the appropriate care, a Lagan Valley MLA has said.

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Edwin Poots: Children should be children, not icons of sexuality

Edwin Poots hits back at complaint he linked gay community to paedophilia

Edwin Poots has hit back at criticism of a contentious comment on Twitter, saying that children should not be icons of any sexuality.

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DUP MLA Jim Wells and part of the letter written by Ms. Somers.

Christian mother of two gay sons writes open letter to DUP MLA

A Northern Ireland mother has written a heartfelt letter to DUP MLA Jim Wells about her two sons who are both gay.
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DUP councillor, Tom Smith.

There’s nothing wrong with being gay, says DUP councillor

A DUP councillor has broken ranks to step away from the party’s historic opposition to homosexuality by stating that “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.

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DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley

Family members still employed by DUP MPs

Four DUP MPs still employ family members using taxpayers’ money, the latest records revealed.

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Pat Catney MLA, SDLP

Report underscores devastating effect of Brexit, claims Catney

Lagan Valley MLA Pat Catney has said the House of Lords EU Committee’s ‘Brexit: devolution’ report “once again underscores the devastating effect that Brexit will have on Northern Ireland.”

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Pic by Cliff Donaldson

‘£1.5bn funding package could make real difference locally’

Local MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has vowed that he and his DUP colleagues will fight to secure part of the additional £1.5bn funding package for Northern Ireland for key projects in Lagan Valley.

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SDLP MLA Pat Catney with party leader Colum Eastwood and Gerard Catney, right.

Long slams former candidate over IRA remarks

The Alliance Party leader has slammed a former would-be MP for the party for an extended string of comments about the IRA’s terror campaign.

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Edwin Poots MLA. Pic by Aaron McCracken, Harrisons

Lagan Valley suffering due to Stormont stalemate

The ongoing political impasse at Stormont is having a “hugely damaging effect” on vital services in Lagan Valley, it has been claimed.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

POLL: Should MLAs continue to receive salaries?

Northern Ireland has been without a government since January.
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UVF flag.

‘Abide by the protocol’ says DUP

A local MLA has urged people to abide by the flags protocol after controversial UVF flags were erected on a number of lampposts across Banbridge.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson with DUP members and supporters celebrating their big win in Lagan Valley. Pic by Jonathan Porter, Press Eye

Victorious Donaldson sets out key priorities for Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has set out a number of key priorities for the constituency during the course of the next parliament.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP

Election 2017: Donaldson retains seat with massively increased majority

There were no surprises at the Lagan Valley count as Sir Jeffrey Donaldson comfortably retained the Westminster seat he’s held for the past 20 years.

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People of Lagan Valley go to the polls to choose their next MP

People of Lagan Valley go to the polls to choose their next MP

People across Lagan Valley will go to the polls today (Thursday, June 8) to choose who’ll represent them at Westminster during the next parliament.

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Jonny Orr.

WATCH: It would be a very bad idea to elect me, says candidate

A Lagan Valley general election candidate has issued a video statement urging voters to unite behind a rival candidate.

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