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DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds embraces party leader Arlene Foster during the DUP’s recent annual conference. The North Belfast seat held by Dodds is likely to come under pressure due to a pro-remain election pact. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin is to stand aside in three Northern constituencies in December’s general election and has urged its voters to back other candidates who supp(...)

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald, fanked by North Belfast candidate John Finucane and party vice president Michelle O’Neill. Ms McDonald said there was no contradiction in asking republicans to vote for a unionist. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin is to stand aside in three Northern constituencies in December’s general election and has urged its voters to back other candidates who supp(...)

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(...)

A file image of DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaving 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Dodds said the latest Brexit deal drives ‘a coach and horses’ through the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

Boris Johnson was “too eager by far to get a deal at any cost” and could have held out for more Brexit concessions from the European Union, the DUP ha(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU during Brexit  debate  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/PA

British opposition MEPs strongly appealed to the European Parliament and Council on Wednesday to “give us time” by granting another Brexit extension. (...)

The Kincora Boy’s Home in east Belfast was one of the institutions examined as part of the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Closed files relating to the Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast must be released so allegations of abuse can be investigated, a former MP for the area(...)

Dominic Grieve: ‘“I have always worried that the DUP’s position, firstly in advocating and promoting leave was a great mistake.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former British attorney general Dominic Grieve MP says the DUP could be “sold down the river” by the Conservative government. Mr Grieve was speaking (...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson: ‘We don’t feel we are alone on this. There will always be a residual, albeit not very many, but 30 or 40 within the Conservative Party, who would say: ‘We draw a line on that’.’ Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson would face “sizable” internal Tory opposition to a Northern Ireland-only backstop even if his party did not require unionist support aft(...)

Arlene Foster said the DUP will continue to work with the British Government and will also use any discussions with the Taoiseach to encourage efforts towards a sensible deal. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she was “encouraged” by Boris Johnson’s commitment to a “sensible” Brexit. Her comments came after the British(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

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