Northern Secretary Julian Smith: he met Conradh na Gaeilge to hear its demands for an Irish language Act. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP has again sounded a warning that it will not accept an agreement to restore Stormont that has Irish language legislation unacceptable to union(...)

Ciaran Mac Giolla Bhein (centre) and other members of Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge  speak to the media after meeting Northern Secretary  Julian Smith at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of Irish language lobby group Conradh na Gaeilge have had what they termed a “productive” meeting with Northern Secretary Julian Smith on what(...)

Simon Coveney: he said a Border poll in the immediate future would lead to “fear and anxiety and stress”

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says he would like to take on the challenge of leading “discussions that need to be had” about the future constitutional settle(...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith has given the parties until Monday, January 13th to reach an agreement. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments are to make a concerted effort at the start of the new year to convince the North’s five main parties to quickly str(...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith:  he and Simon Coveney have indicated that efforts to strike a deal will resume after Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP has “flatly rejected” the suggestion that the party was responsible for the failure to reach agreement to restore the Northern Ireland Assembl(...)

Alliance’s new MP for North Down Stephen Farry said he wanted his first formal comments in the House of Commons to be in Irish “to reflect the shared heritage of the language across all the traditions in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: HO/PRU/AFP via Getty Images

In his 36 years as a Conservative MP, Roger Gale has been called any number of things, branded a bigot for his opposition to same-sex marriage and a m(...)

The DUP’s Gregory Campbell celebrates his re-election in East Derry with his wife. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Going into this UK general election, East Derry was one of the DUP’s safest seats, and so it has remained. The outspoken MP Gregory Campbell, who has (...)

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
UK election: Quotes of the night
  • UK
  • December 13, 2019, 08:58

Here are some of the best quotes from the UK general election results night so far: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government h(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

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