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Trimble is beaten in Upper Bann

Fri, 06 May 2005 17:53:39 GMT

As the UUP leader David Trimble suffers a humiliating defeat by the DUP there are suggestions that he may resign within 48 hours.

SDLP's Durkan wins seat in Foyle

Fri, 06 May 2005 19:02:47 GMT

The SDLP leader Mark Durkan wins the Foyle seat despite a strong challenge from Sinn Fein's Mitchel McLaughlin.

Sinn Fein win Newry and Armagh

Fri, 06 May 2005 19:10:49 GMT

Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy wins the Newry and Armagh seat previously held by SDLP veteran Seamus Mallon.

Willie McCrea takes South Antrim

Fri, 06 May 2005 18:05:45 GMT

The Ulster Unionists lose another seat as David Burnside is unseated in South Antrim by the DUP.

East Antrim landslide for the DUP

Fri, 06 May 2005 16:52:52 GMT

The East Antrim seat is won by the DUP's Sammy Wilson as Ulster Unionists continue to suffer losses.

SDLP victorious in South Belfast

Fri, 06 May 2005 15:36:05 GMT

The South Belfast seat is taken by Alasdair McDonnell of the SDLP with the DUP in second place.

UUP's Hermon holds North Down

Fri, 06 May 2005 17:53:08 GMT

The UUP's Lady Sylvia Hermon holds North Down despite predictions that the DUP could take it from her.

Ministerial changes are unveiled

Tue, 10 May 2005 18:03:35 GMT

Northern Ireland's departments have been redistributed among the new direct rule ministers.

IRA 'has started internal debate'

Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:02:33 GMT

The IRA has started an internal debate on whether it should pursue its goals exclusively through politics, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams says.

Police praise for peaceful poll

Fri, 06 May 2005 09:26:53 GMT

The collection of ballot boxes in part of Londonderry passes off peacefully for the first time in 30 years.

NI council election is completed

Tue, 10 May 2005 16:18:42 GMT

The DUP and Sinn Fein make the most gains in NI's local government elections as counting is completed.

Murder 'lost' seat for Sinn Fein

Tue, 10 May 2005 16:46:07 GMT

There are claims that Robert McCartney's murder was behind Sinn Fein's failure to retain a council seat.

NI secretary arrives in Belfast

Mon, 09 May 2005 17:44:06 GMT

The new secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Peter Hain, meets the DUP as he arrives in Belfast.

New NIO ministers appointed

Tue, 10 May 2005 14:24:52 GMT

Prime Minister Tony Blair has made three new appointments to the Northern Ireland Office in his cabinet re-shuffle.

Benn's call for SF to take seats

Thu, 12 May 2005 13:51:13 GMT

Veteran politico Tony Benn says Sinn Fein should rethink taking their Westminster seats in order to restart dialogue.

UUP figures support DUP man

Mon, 11 Apr 2005 10:33:16 GMT

Two senior UUP members apprently lend support to the DUP's general election candidate in South Belfast.

Bookies offer odds on hot seats

Fri, 22 Apr 2005 09:10:32 GMT

Two Northern Ireland bookmakers publish odds on local politicians in the general election.

DUP stay tight-lipped over Berry

Tue, 03 May 2005 12:41:50 GMT

The DUP refuse to comment on a newspaper report about their candidate Paul Berry meeting a gay man in a hotel.

Dr Deeny apologises to unionists

Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:08:25 GMT

The independent candidate in West Tyrone, Kieran Deeny promises unionists he will never join a political party.

DUP issues agreement warning

Wed, 11 May 2005 11:21:37 GMT

DUP leader Ian Paisley says the general election has signalled the burial of the Good Friday Agreement.