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Image for news article Nesbitt congratulates local recipients of New Year`s Honours

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Nesbitt congratulates local recipients of New Year`s Honours

Ulster Unionist Leader, Mike Nesbitt MLA, has congratulated all local recipients of The Queen’s New Year’s Honours, saying: “While media focus will, of course, highlight people in the public eye like Michael O’Neill and Bethany Firth whose...

Image for news article Santa was not kind to Mrs Foster

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Santa was not kind to Mrs Foster

Christmas week of further revelations Mrs Foster across the 'jots and tittles' Time for First Minister to do the honourable thing Ulster Unionist Leader, Mike Nesbitt MLA, has renewed his call for First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA, to...

Image for news article Clarity urgently needed from Stormont Castle on RHI debacle

General, Economy

Clarity urgently needed from Stormont Castle on RHI debacle

Has First Minister appointed anyone to carry out inspections of RHI installations? Every passing week costs more public money Executive should be checking annual declarations with OFGEM Steve Aiken OBE MLA, the Ulster Unionist Party`s Economy spokesperson, said: “Over...

Image for news article Arlene Foster should show moral courage and stand down

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Arlene Foster should show moral courage and stand down

Arlene Foster should do what`s right for Northern Ireland Gerry Adams is in no position to lecture others Foster shouldn`t let Adams set the agenda Doug Beattie MC MLA, said: “The scale of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme...

Image for news article RHI correspondence to banks raises more questions for Foster

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RHI correspondence to banks raises more questions for Foster

Foster was actively assuring banks in 2013 about RHI scheme Another fine mess for a scandal prone Executive Foster is right at the centre of RHI scandal Steve Aiken OBE MLA, Ulster Unionist Party Economy spokesperson, said: “The latest...

Image for news article It wasn't supposed to be like this – Lord Empey

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It wasn't supposed to be like this – Lord Empey

Stormont would not pass the “smell test” Executive shown to be incompetent Lord Empey said: “I have always been a pro-devolutionist, believing that a locally controlled and accountable Stormont would deliver locally tailored policies aimed...

Image for news article Why are Health questions going unanswered?

Health

Why are Health questions going unanswered?

Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey, has asked why questions about the Health service are going unanswered by the Minister. The West Tyrone MLA said: “It is absolutely outrageous that Assembly written questions I have asked to the...

Image for news article 280% increase in children waiting for autism assessments

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280% increase in children waiting for autism assessments

The Ulster Unionist Party has revealed that the number of children currently waiting for an autism spectrum assessment has increased by 280% over the last five years. Through an Assembly Question it has been exposed...

Image for news article Education Minister hiding his head in the sand over teachers’ pay

Education

Education Minister hiding his head in the sand over teachers’ pay

Sandra Overend MLA, Ulster Unionist Education Spokesperson, has expressed her increasing concern about the ongoing teachers’ pay dispute. Mrs Overend said: “There is continuing concern about the ongoing teachers’ pay dispute which has now been plunged into...

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