Nigel Dodds

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John Keenan, from North Belfast, thinks politically Northern Ireland ‘is a big black hole’. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Late October, November and December are not good months to expect election fever in Northern Ireland, and so far in North Belfast people are cold abou(...)

Arlene Foster,   DUP leader, party deputy leader, Nigel Dodds  and MP Jeffrey Donaldson. File photo. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Pressure is mounting on the incoming Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken from fellow unionists to change his decision that his party will contest(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Crawley Hospital: “The US has called for ‘full market access’ to our NHS, which would mean prices of some of our most important medicines increasing by up to sevenfold.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have marked out the battleground for December’s UK general election in sharp clashes over Brexit, the National Health (...)

Probably the biggest threat for the DUP is in South Belfast, where Emma Little-Pengelly is the MP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Brexit has triggered deep passions in the North, and an election will allow voters another opportunity to express what they think of the idea of North(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: ‘We will not accept a Customs Border in the Irish Sea.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

“Brexit’s in everything,” one delegate to this year’s DUP conference remarked, half in resignation, half in despair. It is a state of affairs that mo(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: ‘As unionists, it is in our long-term strategic interests to ensure that everyone, regardless of their culture, feels at home in Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The least desirable Christmas present Boris Johnson could deliver to the Democratic Unionist Party is a Westminster general election on December 12th.(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the Brexit referendum result ‘was not for a Great Britain Brexit, it was for a United Kingdom Brexit.’ Photograph: Getty

The protection of the union between Northern Ireland and Great Britain will be the only criteria by which the DUP will consider any amendment to the B(...)

Arlene Foster and her DUP MLAs leaving the chamber of Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast on Monday as an attempt to restore devolution to Northern Ireland fails. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Politicians have different views on the DUP leader but surely many would feel just a modicum of human sympathy for Arlene Foster as she is about to ad(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will ask MPs next Monday to approve a general election on December 12th but opposition parties have signalled that they will deny him th(...)

Bertie Ahern: ‘Talking through it, what are the meanings, clarifying it, understanding how it might work in practice – all of these things are helpful.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The EU and UK need to clarify “the lines of demarcation” on how the Brexit Border solution will work to ease concerns of Northern Ireland’s loyalists,(...)

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