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 Boris Johnson arrives back at 10 Downing Street after visiting Buckingham Palace where he was given permission to form the next government during an audience with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday. Photograph: Stefan Rosseau/ WPA Pool/Getty Images

Boris Johnson extending his stay at Downing Street — and its wider implications - make headlines around the world on Saturday. Many papers described (...)

Sinn Féin’s John Finucane celebrates victory in North Belfast. The DUP are under pressure because of a pro-Remain vote, rather than a rise in support for a united Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Minutes after the general election exit poll results were known on Thursday night, the term “United Ireland” was trending on Twitter in Northern Irela(...)

The trade talks between the EU and UK will probably get under way in March, and will be getting up steam through spring and early summer. We need a government in place to argue Ireland’s corner here. Photograph: Getty Images

Asked on Friday if Boris Johnson’s victory cleared the way for an Irish general election, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s reaction was “still not yet”. But i(...)

 Boris Johnson at Downing Street: “We will work round the clock to repay your trust and to deliver on your priorities with a parliament that works for you.” Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Speaking outside Downing Street on Friday afternoon, Boris Johnson acknowledged that he owed his resounding victory to constituencies that had not vot(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

 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   lost his Belfast North seat to Sinn Féin’s John Finucan. Photograph: PA

The headline story of the UK general election in Northern Ireland was the loss of Belfast North by DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds to Sinn Féin’s John F(...)

Copies of the London Evening Standard on Friday, with the front page reporting on the election victory of  Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party in the general election. Photograph:  Daniel Sorabji/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has pre-empted a demand from Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon for a second independence referendum by telling her he will not a(...)

DUP’s Nigel Dodds: “we” will continue to work with the British government “in the days ahead”.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

What now for Nigel Dodds, the deputy DUP leader who lost his seat in North Belfast to Sinn Féin’s John Finucane? Nelson McCausland, a veteran DUP pol(...)

Stephen Farry and Naomi Long of the Alliance Party celebrate after Farry won the North Down seat in the Westminster election. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

For the third time this year, one of the talking points of the election in Northern Ireland was the Alliance Party surge. Twenty-one extra council s(...)

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