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DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members. “There is no p(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster: Both women have had strikingly similar executive careers, marked by unusually long and mediocre tenures in a single, safe department. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Stormont works best when unionism and nationalism feel evenly matched. Arlene Foster upset that balance by mistaking herself for a prime minister, ra(...)

Generational change: Sinn Féin’s    Michelle O’Neill and   Gerry Adams. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Broadly speaking, Arlene Foster is correct. Feed the Sinn Féin crocodile and it will just come back for more. Republicans intend to settle for nothing(...)

Closed for business: The sun sets over Stormont. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Gerry Adams isn’t one to let a good crisis go to waste. So adept is the Sinn Féin president at milking them, he has often been accused of causing the(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster posing for a portrait at her party’s headquarters a day after deputy first minister Martin McGuinness resigned. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Surrounded by DUP delegates as they sang “Arlene’s on fire” up on stage with their new heroine at their party conference in Belfast last October, Demo(...)

Martin McGuinness and Arlene Foster outside Number 10, Downing Street, last October. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

As night falls in Enniskillen, the Cenotaph lights up and the red and white bouquets at its base, remembering the war dead, are caught vividly in its (...)

Less than equal partners? Martin McGuinness and Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

There is essentially nothing to fault in the story Martin McGuinness has told of his Stormont career. His IRA career is another matter, but at Stormon(...)

Arlene Foster ruled out stepping aside because she had done nothing wrong, although Robinson had the wit to say he was stepping aside precisely to prove he had done nothing wrong. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Stormont is not important enough to witness Shakespearian tragedies. In terms of Elizabethan playwrights it is more like Christopher Marlowe, stabbed(...)

Last British governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten at handover ceremony in 1997. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Arlene Foster is on a four-day visit to China this week, prostrating herself before the Dragon Throne. Her progress has been tracked by cringe-inducin(...)

Arlene Foster could lead unionism broadly and generously. She cannot do this with petulance and bad grace. Photograph: PA

Arlene Foster has met the Taoiseach to discuss Brexit, putting a dispute over poaching investors behind them. The DUP leader started the row two week(...)

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