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Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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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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Oliver McMullan. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Sinn Fein candidate says thanks for support

Former Sinn Fein MLA Oliver McMullan has thanked his supporters for their votes during the recent Assembly election.

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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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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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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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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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David Hilditch, DUP poll-topper, now shares East Antrim with two - not one - UUP colleagues

UUP seize two seats in East Antrim at SF’s expense

Sinn Fein has lost its sole seat in East Antrim, and the Ulster Unionists have gained an extra one – with the DUP vote seeing a squeeze.

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Counting is underway in the NI Assembly election

LIVE BLOG: NI Assembly election - as it happened

The full results of the Northern Ireland Assembly election are now in. We've all the news, views and analysis from across Northern Ireland.
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A members of the public arrives at Brookeborough Primary School in County Fermanagh which is one of the polling stations in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

How the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system works

While the make-up of the next Assembly chamber remains in doubt, there will definitely be fewer bums on seats.

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Everything you need to know about voting in the Assembly elections

There are more than 600 polling stations operating today throughout Northern Ireland.
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NI Leader's Debate from the BBC's Blackstaff studios in Belfast, with panellists, from left, Colum Eastwood (SDLP); Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein), Arlene Foster (DUP), Mike Nesbitt (UUP); and Naomi Long (Alliance).    Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Who do you think won the leaders’ debate?

It was the last leaders’ debate before voters go to the polls on Thursday.

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Election 2017: East Antrim will see DUP defend trio of seats

East Antrim has been a triple-seat stronghold of the DUP ever since 2003.

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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
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Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

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East Antrim election candidates announced

East Antrim election candidates announced

Political parties are largely maintaining the status quo in East Antrim as they announce their candidates for the Assembly election.

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DUP East Antrim election candidate Stephen Ross with Arlene Foster. INLT-04-700-con

‘Remove Sinn Fein from mists of East Antrim’ says new DUP runner

A newly-announced DUP candidate says he is confident Sinn Fein will be “removed from the mists of East Antrim” in the upcoming Assembly election.

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DUP MLA Alastair Ross at Stormont with party leader 
Arlene Foster

DUP MLA Alastair Ross stepping down from Stormont

DUP MLA Alastair Ross has announced he will not be sseking re-election to the NI Assembly.

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