In pictures: DUP launch Assembly election campaign in Lurgan

Michelle McIlveen, Diane Dodds, Arlene Foster, Carla Lockhart and Paula Bradley
Michelle McIlveen, Diane Dodds, Arlene Foster, Carla Lockhart and Paula Bradley

The DUP launched its Assembly election campaign in Lurgan on Monday and its leader Arlene Foster used the event to hit out at Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.

The party leader and outgoing first minister referred several times to Mr Adams claiming his personal agenda will now be carried forward by the party's new leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill.

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds MP addresses the audience. All photos: Pacemaker

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds MP addresses the audience. All photos: Pacemaker

“Make no mistake, that this election will be very close. So come election day, Sinn Fein could have enough votes to be the biggest party, capture the first minister’s post and push to implement Gerry Adams’ agenda for Northern Ireland. Just imagine what that would mean for our way of life," Mrs Foster told a packed press conference at Brownlow House.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster

DUP leader Arlene Foster

Mrs Foster, flanked by deputy leader Nigel Dodds (right) and DUP party chairman Lord Morrow

Mrs Foster, flanked by deputy leader Nigel Dodds (right) and DUP party chairman Lord Morrow

DUP leader Arlene Foster shares a joke with Mervyn Storey

DUP leader Arlene Foster shares a joke with Mervyn Storey

Mrs Foster addressing the DUP faithful and the media at Brownlow House

Mrs Foster addressing the DUP faithful and the media at Brownlow House

DUP leader Arlene Foster pictured at Brownlow House in Lurgan

DUP leader Arlene Foster pictured at Brownlow House in Lurgan

DUP leader Arlene Foster with David Simpson

DUP leader Arlene Foster with David Simpson