Nigel Dodds

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DUP leader Peter Robinson at the party’s annual conference in Belfast. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

The focus at the DUP annual conference at the weekend was back to the first principle of politics: get elected.Aside from that, there was yet another (...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson with deputy leader Nigel Dodds (right) at the Democratic Unionist Party annual conference at the La Mon Hotel Co Down. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Violent flag protests sabotaged a legitimate cause and tarnished the image of Northern Ireland, the First Minister Peter Robinson has said.Even though(...)

Republicanism has failed, nationalism is struggling to keep a united Ireland on the political agenda, and the IRA is defeated, the DUP deputy leader N(...)

Crowds gather on the Shankill Road for the service in the West Kirk Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker Press International

Several hundred people have attended a moving ceremony in memory of nine people who died in the IRA Shankill bombing 20 years ago yesterday.The West K(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly said the bombing was a ’terrible tragedy’ and that the family and friends of Thomas Begley will remember him with dignity and respect. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has defended a decision by north Belfast republicans to hold a commemoration for the Shankill bomber Thomas Begley. Unionists described the (...)

A PSNI officer at the scene of a burnt out car and wheelie bins after distrurbances in Belfast  after police enforced a ban on an Orange Order. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

No matter what decision the Parades Commission took there was going to be a riot in north Belfast on the Twelfth of July.. In recent years the commiss(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Will Kerr displays a police officer’s helmet which was struck by a ceremonial sword during rioting in north Belfast on Friday night. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has defended the right to protest peacefully while condemning loyalist rioters and the Parades Commission for banning an(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott. Picture:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has described the actions of some Orange Order leaders as “reckless” after a Twelfth of July weekend that resulted i(...)

Loyalists clash with police in the Woodvale Road area of north Belfast on the second night of violence after an Orange Parade was blocked from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne area.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Loyalist rioters in Belfast have been warned they will face a judge within hours of arrest, after special courts were set up to deal with alleged trou(...)

A PSNI Police officer in full riot gear is helped by colleagues after being injured in a confrontation with loyalists in north Belfast, after an Orange July 12th parade was stopped from passing a Nationalist area. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire.

The PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has drafted in an additional 400 officers from Britain to support his force after the Twelfth of July rioting in(...)

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