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LIVE BLOG: NI power sharing talks

Live coverage of the collapse of power sharing talks in Northern Ireland.

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Stormont

Poll: Have your say on power-sharing at Stormont

At 4pm today the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out.
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Robin Swann pictured outside the Stormont talks yesterday. Photo: Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

Swann to take over as Ulster Unionist leader without a contest

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new leader is set to be Robin Swann after he submitted his name yesterday (Friday) on the deadline for nominations – and not a single other candidate came forward.

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Former British PM Tony Blair and Martin McGuinness

Tony Blair to miss Martin McGuinness' funeral

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will not be attending the funeral of the Sinn Fein leader he considers vital to realising one of his own "greatest achievements".

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Martin McGuinness

REACTION: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Outgoing Mid Ulster MLA Sandra Overend

Mid Ulster Unionists in "proud" tribute to outgoing MLA Sandra Overend

The chairman and members of Mid Ulster Unionist association have paid tribute to the "hard work" and "service" of outgoing MLA, Sandra Overend.

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This chart represents children aged four and under in 2011.
It stems from the 2011 census, and represents the answers parents gave when asked what religion the children were, or were being brought up in.
49.2% said Catholic, 36.4% Protestant or other Christian. 
The exact figures were 61,225 Catholics,  45,240 Protestants, 16,692 No religion, and 1,225 Other religion

Catholic population set to dwarf Protestants in years ahead

The loss of its outright majority at Stormont this month rocked political unionism, but statistics suggest it is something unionists must adjust to – and quickly.

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Burning wood pellets

In full: List of non-domestic RHI claimants published today

After months of delay, the Department of the Economy has today published the names of most claimants under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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Magherafelt Council

Transparency move on confidential business discussed at Mid Ulster council meetings

In a bid to increase transparency on items discussed in private at Mid Ulster District Council’s committees and public meetings, one committee has voted to have these items listed on the agenda.

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UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt and DUP leader, Arlene Foster.

Nesbitt: DUP endanger our future in the Union

Amid attempts to engineer unionist unity, outgoing Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has denounced the DUP as a party which “endangers our future”.

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Cllr Gavin Bell

Improvements to ‘substandard’ Mid Ulster B-road welcomed

Roads Service improvements to the road between Ballymaguigan and Ballyronan have been welcomed.

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The flag of the European Union.

What does Brexit mean for women’s rights?

Millions around the world gathered together, on streets and on social media, to campaign for equality, diversity, and inclusion during last month’s Women’s March.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness admitted to hospital

Former Mid Ulster MP, MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is seriously ill at a hospital in Derry, it has emerged.

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Alan McQuillan, Pat McCartan, and Etta Campbell

Stop MLAs’ pay under direct rule, Brokenshire urged

MLAs should only be paid for a maximum of three months if direct rule from Westminster become necessary.

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Sandra Overend with her father, and election agent, Billy Armstrong

Sandra Overend 'disappointed' after losing seat at 'unnecessary election'

In a message of thanks to supporters after losing her seat in 2017's unexpected Assembly Election, Ulster Unionist Sandra Overend said she is disappointed the DUP and Sinn Fein have "been rewarded for the last ten years of misrule".

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Stormont

Who were the high profile losers in the Assembly election?

The harsh reality of political elections left a number of high profile casualties.
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Mike Nesbitt announces his resignation as Ulster Unionist leader and Arlene Foster at her count on Friday, March 3

Election 2017: Unionism loses Stormont majority

Northern Ireland is today waking up to a fundamentally altered political reality: unionism is no longer a majority in the Stormont chamber for the first time since the creation of the Province a century ago.

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Michelle ONeill pictured after topping the poll in Mid Ulster with 10258 votes.

‘Not a good day for unionism here’

‘Bad day for unionism’ in Mid Ulster as Sandra Overend loses seat

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Keith Buchanan will be returning to the Assembly

Union fears the main concern on the doors - Keith Buchanan

Elected in second place in Mid Ulster, returning DUP MLA Kieth Buchanan said he hadn't expected to win so many votes.
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