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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Peter Robinson unanimously the new DUP leader
Peter Robinson to be new DUP leader

Peter Robinson will be the new leader of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) after its assembly group unanimously backed him this morning. The East Belfast MP and Northern Ireland assembly member will take over from long-term DUP leader Ian Paisley once the decision is ratified by the party’s executive on Thursday, a spokesperson said. Mr… Read more »

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Paisley and Ahern exchange first handshake

The DUP leader Ian Paisley and Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern today shared their first public handshake. The two leaders met in Dublin for informal talks on the future of the Northern Ireland assembly and the relationship between the Stormont executive and Irish government. First minister Mr Paisley met the Taoiseach on the steps of… Read more »