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Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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The lakelands of Co Fermanagh

General Election 2017: Titanic battle in Fermanagh & S Tyrone

Outgoing MP Tom Elliott says he has defied commentators once before to win the Fermanagh and South Tyrone Westminster seat – and can do so again in 2017.

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Cllr Ronan McGinley with SF leader Michelle O'Neill

Mid Ulster SF councillors' are ready for 'big year ahead'

Sinn Féin's group leader Ronan McGinley has said his party is prepared and ready for "a big year ahead" for the Mid Ulster District Council.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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Call for removal of Na Fianna Eireann flag outside Cookstown courthouse

Call for removal of Na Fianna Eireann flag outside Cookstown courthouse

A Cookstown resident who 'wants to move on from the past' has hit out at the erection of a flag related to the Continuity IRA outside the courthouse.

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William Lennox with Keith Buchanan and Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster meets group behind ‘illegal’ Union flag pole in Magherafelt

Members of the group behind recent controversy over a Union flag in Magherafelt met with DUP leader Arlene Foster when she recently visited the town.

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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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Arlene Foster

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

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Michael Gallagher lost his son to the Real IRA in 1998

Omagh victim’s fears at Sinn Fein support for dissident

A man left bereaved by the Omagh bomb has insisted no-one should offer “succour” to dissidents, after Sinn Fein demanded the release of a recently convicted paramilitary.

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Anger at flying of SAS flag in Loughgall

Anger at flying of SAS flag in Loughgall

The flying of a British SAS flag in Loughgall over the weekend has been blasted as insensitive by Sinn Fein.

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Cllr Tony Quinn, Mid Ulster

Mid Ulster SDLP councillor resigns from party

In a shock move over the bank holiday weekend, one of Mid Ulster's longest serving councillors has resigned from the party to represent his electorate as an independent.
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Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy has welcomed news of funding for a Cookstown by-pass

‘Time for truth’ about Loughgall - Molloy

Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy, has called for full disclosure on the British Government’s input to and knowledge of the operation that lead to the deaths of nine men in Loughgall thirty years ago.

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Mid Ulster has not been included in any pacts so far, but could Sandra Overend run?

No decision yet on unionist candidates in Mid Ulster

The leaders of the two main unionist parties – Arlene Foster and Robin Swann – met on Monday to discuss election pacts for the upcoming Westminster elections.

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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party's annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.  Photo credit: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

UUP leader hits out at Foster’s ‘arrogance’ ahead of pact talks

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann has branded comments from his DUP counterpart, Arlene Foster, as “arrogant” ahead of talks between the two later today on electoral pacts.

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DUP will not field a candidate in Fermanagh South Tyrone, as Tom Elliott chosen to defend his Westminster seat

Tom Elliott joint unionist candidate in Fermanagh South Tyrone, but what about Mid Ulster?

The leaders of the two main unionist parties – Arlene Foster and Robin Swann – are expected to meet today (Monday) to discuss the possibility of forming electoral pacts.

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Details of first RHI inquiry hearing

The public inquiry into the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will hold a preliminary hearing on Thursday 27 April at Stormont.

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Republicans from County Tyrone converged on Carrickmore

Unionist traditions would be embraced in a ‘new Ireland’ - Adams

Speaking to the Tyrone Republicans gathered in Carrickmore to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising, Gerry Adams said unionist traditions would be embraced in a ‘new Ireland’.

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Head stone of Martin McGuinnesss grave. DER1617GS001

Anger at McGuinness headstone

Unionists have hit out at the inscription added to the headstone of Martin McGuinness, which was unveiled at an Easter Sunday event in Derry.

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Money. PA

Mid Ulster Citizens Advice given money to help with benefit changes

Mid Ulster Citizens Advice Bureau has been granted extra funding from Stormont to help those affected with incoming ‘benefits’ changes.

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