PM Theresa May  stands next to DUP leader Arlene Foster  as Jeffrey Donaldson and  Gavin Williamson sign agreement. Photograph: Reuters

Most politicians at Stormont on Monday acknowledged DUP leader Arlene Foster had nailed a good deal for Northern Ireland. Now the question is: will sh(...)

 The Conservatives’ formal pact with such a socially conservative party will not help to extend its appeal among voters under 45, most of whom backed Labour on June 8th. Photograph: WPA Pool /Getty Images

Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has bought her Conservative government the overall majority she failed to win a(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davison the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

British government Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested “tagging of containers” could be one method of monitoring trade across the Border after (...)

The Queen’s Speech on Wednesday referred to “delivering on the armed forces covenant across the United Kingdom” - something that Sinn Féin are opposed to in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s attempt to get the DUP to prop up a new Conservative administration was making it increasingly difficult to get a resolution (...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP chief whip at Westminster, said good progress had been made in the talks with the Tories over the last 24 hours. Photograph: PA

A senior Democratic Unionist MP has said the chances of his party reaching a deal with the Conservatives to prop up Theresa May’s minority government (...)

 Theresa May in a unionist band: The DUP has seen itself  mocked in  tweets, news websites and cartoons

Arlene Foster must be feeling rather like Liberace. Remember when he was derided for his camp flamboyance and his ersatz piano renditions of the class(...)

Alliance Party candidate for Belfast West Sorcha Eastwood – with her husband, Dale Shirlow –  at a polling station in Lisburn on their wedding day. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin made major gains in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland at the expense of both the SDLP and Ulste(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill and Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann debating on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The row over loyalist paramilitary support for unionist candidates prompted a number of clashes when senior politicians from the five main parties eng(...)

Alliance leader Naomi Long and DUP Deputy leader Nigel Dodds at UTV Studios on Monday for the Westminster Election Debate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A group which has the support of three loyalist paramilitary organisations has urged unionists not to vote for Alliance candidates in Thursday’s Westm(...)

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