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MLAs deserve salaries ‘because they are still working hard’

The leaders of Stormont’s two main parties have defended the continued payment of Assembly member salaries while devolution is in cold storage.

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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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The Northern Ireland Audit Office report raises multiple concerns about the RHI scheme

Ten RHI boilers running almost every hour of the day as owners cash in

Ten RHI boilers were running for almost all of the year except for the time required to service them, with the owners receiving huge taxpayer-funded payments, auditors have found.

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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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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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Wells under fire for ‘unionist town’ tweet

Wells under fire for ‘unionist town’ tweet

The DUP’s Jim Wells has come in for criticism over a tweet claiming Sinn Féin were “not welcome” in Rathfriland.

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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.

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Carla Lockhart MLA highlights the need for grass cutting along roadsides in Upper Bann.

Sinn Fein blamed for lack of grass cutting

A DUP MLA has blamed Sinn Fein for the lack of grass cutting being carried out along roadsides and on other areas of public land within the Upper Bann constituency.

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Beattie removes ‘illegal’ election posters in Upper Bann

Beattie removes ‘illegal’ election posters in Upper Bann

A UUP candidate has apologised after some of his general election posters breached the law governing elections.

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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.
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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

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The DUPs Upper Bann election literature containing the Afghanistan claim

Apology call after DUP candidate’s ‘false’ Afghanistan claim

Afghanistan veteran Doug Beattie has called on DUP election rival David Simpson to apologise to voters after false claims Mr Simpson had visited troops in the war torn country.

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The new-look committee room which has replaced the former council chamber.

Civic Building set to serve the public for years to come

The Civic Building in Banbridge was officially re-opened last Tuesday by the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating.

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General election candidate Jonny Orr.

WATCH: Election candidate criticised for rape comment speaks out about being sexually assaulted

Lagan Valley general election candidate Jonny Orr has been praised for his “honesty” and “bravery” after openly speaking about how he was sexually abused in the past.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Solicitor John McBurney, pictured in 2011 while representing the family of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen at the Smithwick Tribunal in Dublin

RHI inquiry: One solicitor representing 10 from DUP high command

Ten senior DUP figures are to be represented at the RHI inquiry by one prominent solicitor, the News Letter can reveal.

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DUP Upper Bann West Minster candidate David Simpson.

Simpson says he will run in Upper Bann

Sitting MP, David Simpson, has confirmed he is running as the Democratic Unionist Party candidate for Upper Bann in the Westminster election.

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Details of first RHI inquiry hearing

The public inquiry into the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will hold a preliminary hearing on Thursday 27 April at Stormont.

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