More than 80 backbenchers had demanded a tougher line on deporting foreign criminals from Britain
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Tuesday 02 March 2010
Former Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley will not seek re-election in the forthcoming general election, it was revealed today.
Monday 25 January 2010
A self-confessed sex abuser has been secretly allowed back into Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) — in the latest scandal to rock the party.
Friday 22 January 2010
The Iris Robinson affair took on a new dimension in Belfast last night when it was announced that Northern Ireland police are launching an inquiry into her tangled financial dealings.
Friday 15 January 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
The Northern Ireland Secretary, Shaun Woodward, and the Irish Foreign Minister, Michael Martin, were due to meet last night to try to end the political deadlock in Belfast in the aftermath of the Iris Robinson scandal. So far no agreement on the devolution of policing and justice has been made.
Tuesday 12 January 2010
The Democratic Unionist Party anxiously played for time yesterday in an effort to take some of the heat and fevered excitement out of the scandal which has engulfed its leader Peter Robinson and his family.
Tuesday 12 January 2010
The Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward is right to point out that the peace process is bigger than any one man. It has had many pivotal figures, who at different times were probably indispensable, including John Hume, Gerry Adams, Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern and the Rev Ian Paisley. But most of these once-crucial figures have now departed the political scene, leaving one particular figure in the thick of it.
Monday 11 January 2010
Sunday 10 January 2010
Iris Robinson, MP for Strangford and a member of the Stormont assembly, was yesterday expelled from the Democratic Unionist Party after an astonishing sex scandal which has gripped Ulster.
Friday 08 January 2010
Wednesday 06 January 2010
The guilt-ridden wife of Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson tried to kill herself after making a midnight confession to her husband that she had an affair, it was disclosed tonight.
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Friday 06 November 2009
Ian Paisley’s abrupt resignation as First Minister came amid secret DUP plotting to ease him out of office, a controversial new book claimed today.
Monday 12 October 2009
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is to address the Northern Ireland Assembly today, amid signs its main parties are edging towards a deal to complete the process of devolution from London to Belfast.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister has revealed he still speaks to Ian Paisley — more than a year after the former DUP leader left office.
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