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Image for news article Kennedy Chairs Forum Meeting on First Visit to Rathlin Island

Kennedy Chairs Forum Meeting on First Visit to Rathlin Island

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy visited Rathlin Island today to chair the Rathlin Minister’s Forum meeting. The Forum meets twice a year to monitor progress against the Rathlin Action Plan and includes island representatives and senior...

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Mike Nesbitt Newsletter Column

I don’t know about you, but when I heard Rihanna had been asked to put her clothes back on, I instinctively reached for my well-thumbed copy of Seamus Heaney’s 1966 landmark collection of poems, Death...

Image for news article Kennedy Boards First New Train for Larne line

Kennedy Boards First New Train for Larne line

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy boarded the first of Translink’s 20 new trains to enter passenger service on the Larne Line, today. The £150million New Trains Programme will include the introduction of the new Class 4000 trains...

Image for news article Elliott Challenges McGuinness Claims of &ldquo;Shame&rdquo;

Elliott Challenges McGuinness Claims of “Shame”

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Tom Elliott has challenged Martin McGuinness’s claim that he feels shame at the Enniskillen bombing. Mr Elliott said; “It has been perfectly clear to people in Northern Ireland that Sinn Fein will say...

Image for news article McCrea Comments on Age of Criminal Responsibility

McCrea Comments on Age of Criminal Responsibility

Ulster Unionist MLA for Lagan Valley, Basil McCrea, stated in today’s Justice Committee meeting that the age of criminality should be raised to 12 in Northern Ireland.  Speaking following the Youth Justice Review which advocated...

Image for news article Elliott Welcomes Conservatives Move to end Double-Jobbing

Elliott Welcomes Conservatives Move to end Double-Jobbing

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Tom Elliott has welcomed the announcement by Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Owen Paterson that the UK Government will legislate to end the practice of double-jobbing where political parties are currently...

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