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Image for news article Allen welcomes FIFA&rsquo;s overdue decision to lift Poppy ban

General, Sport

Allen welcomes FIFA’s overdue decision to lift Poppy ban

  The Ulster Unionist Party’s Sports Spokesperson, Andy Allen MLA, has welcomed FIFA’s decision to lift its ban on the display of poppies.   Andy Allen said:   “The news that FIFA are to amend their policy on the wearing...

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General, Europe

EU can`t run away from its responsibilities - Swann

Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann MLA led a delegation to meet European Parliament Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, in Parliament Buildings today. The Ulster Unionist team included Lord Empey, Chief Whip Steve Aiken OBE MLA, Doug...

Image for news article HIU ban on RUC and PSNI personnel would not be acceptable - Beattie

Justice, Victims, Dealing with the past

HIU ban on RUC and PSNI personnel would not be acceptable - Beattie

Ulster Unionist Justice Spokesperson Doug Beattie MC MLA, has called on the DUP to join the Ulster Unionists in opposing the current proposals for the Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) due to its anticipated prohibition on...

Image for news article Platform by Doug Beattie MC MLA

General, Culture

Platform by Doug Beattie MC MLA

The following Platform Piece by Upper Bann MLA Doug Beattie MC, appeared in the Newsletter on Wednesday 20 September 2017.  I deplore the fact that some feel because I don't believe there is the need for an...

Image for news article Empey responds to Declan Kearney&rsquo;s comments

General, Culture

Empey responds to Declan Kearney’s comments

Ulster Unionist Peer Lord Empey has responded to comments by Declan Kearney in which he said that implementation of an Irish Language Act ‘is central to parity of esteem, and proper, official acceptance of the...

Image for news article Barton raises concern at shared campus delay

General

Barton raises concern at shared campus delay

Ulster Unionist Education Spokesperson Rosemary Barton has raised her concern at further delays in the development of new school builds at the Strule Shared Education Campus in Omagh. Rosemary Barton MLA said: “The wording of the excuse...

Image for news article Wilson labels health cuts consultation meetings a sham

Health

Wilson labels health cuts consultation meetings a sham

Ulster Unionist Councillor Trevor Wilson has labelled the consultation exercise surrounding the recently announced cuts to the health service a farce and sham.  He was speaking after the Northern Trust’s only public consultation meeting was...

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