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Northern Ireland Assembly elections: How did the pre-election polls compare to the results

108 MLAs were elected to Stormont earlier this month The election is over and we now have an election break until 2019 – although there is the EU referendum coming up on 23 June. We were fairly pleased with our pre NI Assembly election polls, all the trends were correct in our last Opinion Panel poll (see previous articles). Yes – some of the figures were a bit out from the actual final figures, but remember our last poll was taken 10 days from the election, so there was still plenty of time for changes of minds. In any case, we always stress that it’s the trends that count – and our final poll showed the correct trends: DUP going up, SDLP UUP declining, TUV rising (although the TUV had no increase in terms of seats, their NI-Wide vote went up), Green Party and People before Profit going up. We … Continue reading

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Road markings to be installed along ‘rural’ A2 section

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April opinion poll: Just how will Northern Ireland vote in Assembly ballot

Graph 1 Graph 2. Graph 3 Graph 4 Graph 5 Graph 6 Our April Opinion Panel ‘Tracker’ poll was carried out online for a period of 60 Hours from 10am April 26 to 10pm April 28 (60 hours), and is the last of our tracker polls before the Northern Ireland Assembly election on Thursday. Subjects covered included Northern Ireland political leader ratings, party election percentage poll scores, and the upcoming EU referendum on June 23. Over 1,800 members of our Opinion Panel were invited to participate, 1,168 full responses were received, and 1,082 responses considered in terms of the final results. Here we provide the key poll results with a brief summary commentary with each poll question. A more detailed report including a Northern Ireland Assembly election seat predictor, based on our four most recent Northern Ireland polls, will be available on the LucidTalk website from 8pm Tuesday, May 3. … Continue reading

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‘End tyres and posters on bonfires’: Beggs

Orangeman and East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs has spoken out against the burning of tyres and political posters on bonfires. The UUP representative also called for greater awareness of the values of the Glorious Revolution, and has urged that greater consideration be given to others. Mr Beggs called for an end to burning tyres on health and safety grounds. “The annual Twelfth of July celebrations should be exactly that – an opportunity to celebrate our proud heritage,” he stated. “This should be a time of gaining community support for the values of the Glorious Revolution rather than endangering the health and well-being of some in the local community by burning tyres on bonfires. “I support the tradition of the Twelfth bonfires but they should be wood only.” The local representative warned that tyres burned in an uncontrolled manner could release carcinogenic dioxins, endangering the health of the local community. He … Continue reading

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Greenisland housing project celebrates 30th anniversary

A special celebration has been held to mark the 30th anniversary Knockagh Court sheltered accommodation scheme in Greenisland. The milestone anniversary event at the Choice Housing unit was attended by staff, residents, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales, MBE and East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs. Knockagh Court was opened in March 1986 and is currently home to 32 residents who enjoy independent living within a safe and supported environment. Special recognition was given to both Ann Montgomery who has lived in Knockagh Court since January 2012 and Kate McManus, who has lived there since February 2004. Michael McDonnell spoke at the celebratory event and said: “It is fantastic to be able to celebrate 30 happy years at Knockagh Court with the mayor and our residents. “For our residents, the scheme is more than just their home, it is a vital part of the community, enabling … Continue reading

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