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Image for news article DUP block recorded Council meetings in Lisburn &amp; Castlereagh

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DUP block recorded Council meetings in Lisburn & Castlereagh

Ulster Unionist Councillor Alexander Redpath has expressed his disappointment that an Ulster Unionist Party proposal to bring forward the recording of Council meetings was blocked by the DUP and TUV. Under the Local Government Act...

Image for news article Nicholson welcomes Belfast Transport Hub EU funding announcement

Regional Development

Nicholson welcomes Belfast Transport Hub EU funding announcement

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has congratulated Transport Minister Danny Kennedy on his work in obtaining £2.8million funding from Europe to help progress the proposed Transport Hub in the centre of Belfast. Mr Nicholson said: "The...

Image for news article Kennedy secures EU funding for Belfast Transport Hub study

Regional Development

Kennedy secures EU funding for Belfast Transport Hub study

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has secured £2.8million of European funding to help progress the proposed Transport Hub in Belfast. The funding will be used to take forward a technical development study for the hub which is...

Image for news article Copeland welcomes new DSD Minister

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Copeland welcomes new DSD Minister

Ulster Unionist MLA Michael Copeland has said he hopes the appointment of a new Social Development Minister will present a fresh opportunity to resolve the crisis over Welfare Reform which his immediate predecessor had precipitated. Michael...

Image for news article Kinahan queries sectoral school amalgamations

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Kinahan queries sectoral school amalgamations

Ulster Unionist education spokesperson Danny Kinahan has responded to the decision by the Minister to approve the latest amalgamation proposal for three Catholic Maintained primary schools.  Danny Kinahan MLA said: “Minister O’Dowd has announced that he is...

Image for news article Assembly set to debate Ulster Unionist call for new Budget

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Assembly set to debate Ulster Unionist call for new Budget

The Ulster Unionist Party is to lead a debate in the Assembly on Monday afternoon calling for a new budget, accompanied by a revised set of Executive targets, which takes account of Northern Ireland's new financial environment.  Ulster Unionist Party Leader...

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