Arlene Foster

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Yves Herman/Pool/AP

The Government has boosted Theresa May’s hopes of breaking the impasse in Brexit talks by backing her emerging plan for an all-UK customs union with t(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: The absurd over-reaction to her remarks, made off-the-cuff in response to a reporter’s question, indicates the extent of nationalist paranoia that the DUP is leading the British government by the nose

Trapped between a hard border and a sea border, DUP leader Arlene Foster has hit out at the Belfast Agreement. This has conceded a key rhetorical poin(...)

PSNI temporary deputy chief constable Stephen Martin at the launch of a recruitment drive for 400 new officers  in Belfast. Photograph:    Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) deputy chief constable Stephen Martin would have been well aware that he would antagonise unionist polit(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May speaks during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Theresa May has called on Conservatives to unite behind her Brexit plan, warning that divisions within the party could lead to Britain remaining in th(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  leader Arlene Foster attends  the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on Tuesday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

DUP leader Arlene Foster has warned its “red line” that there could be no Brexit deal that would divide Northern Ireland from the rest of the United K(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the Good Friday Agreement ‘is not a piece of British legislation’. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/ AP Photo

The Government clashed publicly last night with the DUP over Brexit and the future of the Belfast Agreement, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rejecting sug(...)

It would appear that the DUP under Arlene Foster is actively pursuing a policy designed to ensure the restoration of the hardest possible border on the island regardless of the consequences for living standards of the people living in Northern Ireland or, more importantly, the future of peace. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The apparent attempt by Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster to undermine the Belfast Agreement in pursuit of a hardline strategy on B(...)

The latest UK proposal is viewed on the Irish side as a hybrid version of a previous proposal, tabled by the UK  in June, that would keep the UK aligned with the EU on customs, but for a time-limited period. Photograph: Getty Images

A possible UK version of the “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border is “an interesting idea” but “the devil will be in the detail”, an EU of(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster during a Bloomberg  interview at the Conservative Party  conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The DUP has warned Theresa May against any Brexit deal that creates a customs or regulatory border down the Irish Sea, threatening to withdraw support(...)

Sinn Féin has accused the DUP of showing a reckless disregard for the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

There are no circumstances under which the Government would support changing the Belfast Agreement to secure a deal on Brexit, Tánaiste and Minister f(...)

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