In The News is presented by reporters Conor Pope and Sorcha Pollak

Even by the notoriously brutal standards of politics, the end of Arlene Foster’s reign as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was particular(...)

Anton Thompson McCormick above the beach at Ballycastle. As a teenager he had heard Iris Robinson, then the chair of Stormont’s health committee, on BBC Radio Ulster, declaring that her Christian beliefs told her that homosexuality was “an abomination”.

“It’s a limed nest, this place, I see a plain Presbyterian grace sour, then harden, As a free strenuous spirit changes To a servile defiance.../...it (...)

Edwin Poots: One challenge he will face over the next year which Arlene Foster did not is working alongside another politician as first minister. Photograph: Paul Faith

Unless a deterioration in relations between the Stormont parties leads to an early collapse of the Executive, the new DUP leader has 50 weeks and five(...)

Arlene Foster announced her resignation as DUP leader and First Minister of Northern Ireland yesterday. I photograph: PA

Is the coup within the Democratic Unionist Party that has brought down Arlene Foster a lurch by the party to the right? She survived the collapse of(...)

Loyalists demonstrate against the Northern Ireland Protocol in Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Young people are being “cynically used” by “more sinister elements of society” to cause disorder, according to the Police Federation for Northern Irel(...)

Arlene Foster. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

It is hard today to appreciate the complete conceptual change in Northern Ireland politics represented by the 2006 St Andrews Agreement. The preceding(...)

‘On Thursday the public told the DUP and Sinn Féin to get on with it. They now have a chance to do just that.’ File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

It must be difficult after such a long and bruising election campaign, particularly for the like of DUP leader Arlene Foster, for politicians to feel (...)

As election night wore on, the fates of politicians from across the political spectrum hung in the balance, with the casualties and survivors. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
UK election results: Winners and losers
  • UK
  • December 13, 2019, 08:04

As election night wore on, the fates of politicians from across the political spectrum hung in the balance, with the casualties and survivors. Winner(...)

From the beginning to the end of holding the balance of power at Westminster, Arlene Foster’s party kept its channels and options open with Jeremy Corbyn’s party. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

One of the final occurrences at Westminster before parliament dissolved two weeks ago was a joint letter from the DUP and Labour’s fisheries spokesmen(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster speaks to reporters after a meeting of   the Stormont Assembly on Monday ahead of changes to laws on abortion  and gay marriage  in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Cabinet Ministers have been warned to be mindful of DUP sensitivities in light of the party’s opposition to the revised Brexit deal, as well as change(...)

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