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Former first minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster, appearing on GB News on Sunday morning. Photograph: GB News/Screengrab

The North’s former first minister Arlene Foster has joined British conservative television station GB News. Appearing on the broadcaster’s Political (...)

While the British government openly supports Northern Ireland remaining in the UK, the Irish Government has maintained a confused and tepid position. Photograph: PA

Watching the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, clutch his figurative pearls recently at the idea that Tánaiste Leo Varadkar aspi(...)

Arlene Foster is due to leave local politics completely and said she wants to use her experience to tackle online abuse. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s former first minister has talked about her determination to tackle social media trolls, revealing some had issued deaths threats to(...)

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (right) with Stormont’s new economy minister, Gordon Lyons. Photograph: DUP/PA Wire

Paul Givan is expected to remain as Northern Ireland’s First Minister until at least the autumn following a minor reshuffle of the DUP’s ministerial t(...)

A bonfire in the loyalist Craigyhill area of Larne dwarfs local houses in the seaside town. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The loyalist marching season in Northern Ireland is a “leadership test” for unionism, according to Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Concerns ha(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson met at Parliament Buildings in Belfast. Photographs: Sinn Féin/PA Wire and Charles McQuillan/Getty

The leaders of Sinn Féin and the DUP have had a “constructive and frank” first face-to-face meeting, Mary-Lou McDonald has said. The parties met at P(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is set to become the new leader of the DUP. File photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Jeffrey Donaldson has been ratified as leader of the DUP following a meeting of the party’s Executive in Belfast. The choice of Mr Donaldson as leade(...)

From left, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis, Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State for Northern Ireland Robin Walker

Simon Coveney has warned that it will be a “problem” if the kind of “radical changes” Downing Street says are needed to the post-Brexit deal on Northe(...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Everyone is exhausted with the DUP’s drama, including the DUP. Newly crowned leader Jeffrey Donaldson is benefiting from a peace process-type moment o(...)

In contrast to Edwin Poots’s inaugural statement as leader last month, which neglected even to mention the North’s non-unionist population, Jeffrey Donaldson wisely struck an inclusive tone by speaking of a Northern Ireland that would embrace those “of all identities and none.” Photograph: Leah Farrell/

The Edwin Poots era – all five weeks of it – will end this weekend with the formal ratification of Jeffrey Donaldson as the new leader of the Democrat(...)

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