Loyalists take part in an anti-Northern Ireland Protocol rally in Portadown, Co Armagh.

The 1998 Belfast Agreement never resolved the Northern Ireland conflict, it merely sidelined it. It shifted the zero-sum politics to an accommodation (...)

Jeffrey Donaldson: ‘It is not acceptable for [the Irish Government] to simply listen to a nationalist perspective and not to listen to the concerns of unionists.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Incoming DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has told the Irish Government to stop “cheerleading” for the Northern Ireland protocol. Mr Donaldson, who becam(...)

Philip Kennedy, son of UUP’s Danny Kennedy, and Laura Donaldson, daughter of incoming DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson, were married in Dromore. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The daughter of the incoming DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has married the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) chairman’s son in a union described as a “form o(...)

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(...)

The Taoiseach said he would not ‘weaponise’ the Irish language. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Politics in the North should reflect the “basic concerns” of the public for “bread and butter issues” including the restoration of health services, ac(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has defended the Northern Ireland protocol. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has warned the incoming DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson that it would be a “huge error” to attempt to collapse powe(...)

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

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has a new leader for the second time in less than a month. This time it is Jeffrey Donaldson who has been selected(...)

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/RollingNews.ie

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(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson: his election as DUP leader will now be ratified. File photograph: The Irish Times

Incoming DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson is to speak to UK prime minister Boris Johnson about unionist opposition to the Northern Ireland protocol “at t(...)

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