Edwin Poots, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leaves the party headquarters in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph:  Paul Faith / AFP  via Getty Images

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned a snap election in the North as a result of the chaos in the Democratic Unionist Party could be (...)

 Arlene Foster  said she  also excited about what may lay ahead. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Stormont’s outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster has said she is “sad” at the manner in which she was ousted as she prepares for her final engagements(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

‘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 (...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont has been suspended for three years. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary Julian Smith are to hold talks with the North’s five main parties in Belfast on Mond(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

Nigel Dodds’s defeat in North Belfast put a cruel full stop to unionist influence at Westminster. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

An unusually unpredictable Northern Ireland election returned surprising, heartening results. Though not for the DUP or even Sinn Féin, despite the la(...)

The DUP’s Sammy Wilson speaks after retaining his  East Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, called for the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly in his victory speech after he was returned for (...)

Gavin Robinson of the DUP at the East Belfast count centre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The victory of Gavin Robinson was an important one for the DUP. Had the Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, triumphed as she did against the former DUP(...)

The SDLP’s Claire Hanna after winning the Belfast South seat this morning. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It was no shock that Claire Hanna won Belfast South for the SDLP, defeating the outgoing DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly, but it was the scale of her vict(...)

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