Chinese born parliamentarian in Northern Ireland leaves politics after racial attacks

Chinese born parliamentarian in Northern Ireland leaves politics after racial attacks

BELFAST, Ireland, May 30 (UPI) --Northern Ireland parliamentarian Anna Lo said she plans to not seek re-election as a member of the centrist Alliance party due to rising racism in the country.
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Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

March 13 (UPI) -- Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny will join President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for St. Patrick's Day observances in Washington.
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Ian Paisley: Catholics treated unfairly in 1960s Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Rev. Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand turned politician, now says Catholics were treated unfairly in Northern Ireland in the 1960s.

Belfast police targeted by bombs in fourth night of rioting

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 15 (UPI) -- Rioters threw Molotov cocktails, homemade grenades and pipe bombs at police during a fourth night of violence Monday in Belfast, authorities said.

N.I. law would block ex-paramilitaries from being ministerial aides

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 4 (UPI) -- The Northern Ireland Legislature Monday passed a law that would bar some former paramilitaries from serving as special advisers to provincial ministers.

Northern Ireland leaders outline new peace plan

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 10 (UPI) -- First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy, Martin McGuinness, have outlined plans to bring young people together across sectarian lines in Northern Ireland.

Plans unveiled for site of N. Ireland's Maze Prison

LISBURN, Northern Ireland, April 25 (UPI) -- Plans for the land that formerly housed Northern Ireland's notorious Maze Prison call for a business park focused on new technologies, the developers say.

Sinn Fein holds on to parliamentary seat

COOKSTOWN, Northern Ireland, March 8 (UPI) -- A longtime republican activist won a by-election Thursday in Northern Ireland for the parliamentary seat formerly held by Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

Mortar bombs seized in Northern Ireland

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland, March 5 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland averted a bombing in Londonderry when they found a van with four mortar bombs that were ready for firing, officials said Monday.

Martin McGuinness won't accept crown title

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish republican who never occupied his seat in the British Parliament, says he will not accept the title that comes with quitting.
McGuinness quits British Parliament

McGuinness quits British Parliament

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, said Monday he is giving up his seat in the British Parliament -- a seat he has never occupied.

Clinton: End violence in N. Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Northern Ireland, condemned recent violence there shortly after two bombs were found Friday.

McGuinness: N.I. needs more attention

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- A day after his handshake with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness criticized the British government in a London speech.
Queen Elizabeth visits Northern Ireland

Queen Elizabeth visits Northern Ireland

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 26 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth met Tuesday in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, with relatives of those who were killed in the 1987 Poppy Day massacre.
Queen, McGuinness to shake hands next week

Queen, McGuinness to shake hands next week

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 22 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish rebel turned Northern Ireland politician, said Friday he will meet and shake hands with Queen Elizabeth II next week.
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Martin McGuinness
Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley (L) and Deputy First Minitster Martin McGuinness arrive at the Capitol building in Washington on December 6, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis Glenn)

James Martin Pacelli McGuinness (Irish: Máirtín Mag Aonghusa; born 23 May, 1950) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and the current deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

A former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader, McGuinness is the MP for the Mid Ulster constituency. Like all Sinn Féin MPs, McGuinness practises abstentionism in relation to the Westminster parliament. He is also a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for the same constituency.

Following the St Andrews Agreement and the Assembly election in 2007, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley becoming First Minister on 8 May 2007. On 5 June 2008 he was re-appointed as deputy First Minister to serve alongside Peter Robinson, who succeeded Paisley as First Minister on that date. McGuinness previously served as Minister of Education in the Northern Ireland Executive between 1999 and 2002.

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