DUP

Can new deal restore government in Northern Ireland?
The Northern Ireland Assembly has not sat at Stormont for almost a year
In Depth

Can new deal restore government in Northern Ireland?

Irish and British governments reveal draft of agreement to end three years of deadlock
10 Jan 2020
How Johnson’s Brexit deal could slip through parliament
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In Depth

How Johnson’s Brexit deal could slip through parliament

PM faces huge numerical challenge - but there are signs resistance is crumbling
18 Oct 2019
Who are the DUP and what do they stand for?
Arlene Foster
In Depth

Who are the DUP and what do they stand for?

Northern Irish unionists could put the kibosh on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal
17 Oct 2019
Brexit deal agreed, says Boris Johnson
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In Depth

Brexit deal agreed, says Boris Johnson

New deal that scraps the backstop is ‘even worse’ than May’s attempt, says Jeremy Corbyn
17 Oct 2019
What will Brexit mean for Ireland?
Protesters warn of post-Brexit border checks outside Stormont
In Depth

What will Brexit mean for Ireland?

Boris Johnson in Dublin for talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
9 Sep 2019
Could the DUP scupper Boris Johnson’s plans?
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In Brief

Could the DUP scupper Boris Johnson’s plans?

More money, free TV licences for over-75s and assurances on Troubles prosecutions on the table for new ‘confidence and supply’ deal
26 Jul 2019
What is the Good Friday Agreement - and is it at risk?
Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern, the Irish PM
In Depth

What is the Good Friday Agreement - and is it at risk?

Landmark peace accord could be in danger if a no-deal Brexit brings a hard border back to Ireland
5 Apr 2019

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Does the Irish backstop breach the Good Friday Agreement?
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In Brief

Does the Irish backstop breach the Good Friday Agreement?

Former Northern Ireland first minister taking UK government to court over Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal
5 Feb 2019
Have the DUP agreed to support May’s Brexit deal?
Theresa May and Arlene Foster
In Depth

Have the DUP agreed to support May’s Brexit deal?

Political pressure in Ireland could swing the party’s ten MPs behind prime minister
25 Jan 2019
Brexit: what is Theresa May’s plan B?
Theresa May
In Depth

Brexit: what is Theresa May’s plan B?

PM expected to ditch efforts to forge cross-party consensus and instead focus on winning over DUP and Tory rebels
21 Jan 2019
Brexit deal: where do the parties stand on plan B?
Jeremy Corbyn outside the European Commission
In Depth

Brexit deal: where do the parties stand on plan B?

PM has opened talks with opposition parties but Labour is refusing to play ball
17 Jan 2019
Brexit: what the legal advice reveals
Theresa May
In Depth

Brexit: what the legal advice reveals

Six-page document released after Government found to be in contempt of Parliament
5 Dec 2018
How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible
Theresa May and Arlene Foster
In Depth

How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible

Northern Irish party is abstaining from votes on crucial legislation in protest at Irish backstop plans
20 Nov 2018
Constituency boundary shake-up: everything you need to know
House of Commons
In Depth

Constituency boundary shake-up: everything you need to know

Labour says plans to slash Britain’s 650 MPs to 600 are part of Tory ‘power grab’
11 Sep 2018
Will cutting MPs’ pay break Northern Ireland deadlock?
Stormont national assembly
In Brief

Will cutting MPs’ pay break Northern Ireland deadlock?

Stormont’s 600-day impasse sets world record for longest peacetime period without a government
7 Sep 2018
Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law
Pro-life protesters demonstrate outside the supreme court in London
In Brief

Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law

Majority of judges reject campaigners' challenge, but say the existing legislation is incompatible with human rights law
8 Jun 2018
Ireland’s abortion vote puts pressure on Theresa May
Ireland abortion referendum
In Brief

Ireland’s abortion vote puts pressure on Theresa May

Senior Tories urge the Prime Minister to back reform of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law
29 May 2018
Will Sinn Fein take up its Commons seats?
Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey is one of seven who refuse to take up their seat at Westminster
In Brief

Will Sinn Fein take up its Commons seats?

Irish party under pressure to drop century-old policy of abstention to help defeat Government on Brexit
28 Feb 2018
Northern Ireland: power games and political players
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In Depth

Northern Ireland: power games and political players

In Depth: Forget Brexit - the 13-month stalemate at Stormont may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back
23 Feb 2018
What direct rule in Northern Ireland means for the UK
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In Brief

What direct rule in Northern Ireland means for the UK

Tensions are high as Stormont talks collapse
15 Feb 2018
The Week Unwrapped: Bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles
A bee gets up close to a sunflower to collect pollen
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles

Why are bees choosing to eat toxins? What next for Northern Ireland? And could your roof power your home?
12 Jan 2018
Northern Ireland: new faces, old problems
Stormont, the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly
In Depth

Northern Ireland: new faces, old problems

A year without a political executive has left the country’s public services in crisis
11 Jan 2018
Northern Ireland budget bill paves way for direct rule
The Northern Ireland Assembly has not sat at Stormont for almost a year
In Brief

Northern Ireland budget bill paves way for direct rule

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams admits power-sharing talks have failed
2 Nov 2017
Northern Ireland deadlock: UK prepares to set budget
Stormont, the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly
In Brief

Northern Ireland deadlock: UK prepares to set budget

DUP’s £1bn deal with Tories on hold if power-sharing not restored
30 Oct 2017
Labour MP calls for inquiry into Brexit vote interference
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In Brief

Labour MP calls for inquiry into Brexit vote interference

MP cites ‘worrying’ reports that Russian cash funded Leave campaign
20 Oct 2017
Bill Clinton drafted in to end Northern Ireland impasse
Stormont, the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly
In Brief

Bill Clinton drafted in to end Northern Ireland impasse

Former US president called to broker power-sharing agreement after months of deadlock between Sinn Fein and unionists
17 Oct 2017
Bombardier tax ruling: five things you need to know
Bombardier
In Depth

Bombardier tax ruling: five things you need to know

US threat to slap Bombardier jets with 220% tariff puts 4,000 UK jobs at risk
27 Sep 2017
Tory-DUP £1bn payment needs Parliament’s approval
Theresa May, DUP
In Brief

Tory-DUP £1bn payment needs Parliament’s approval

Treasury requires ‘appropriate’ authorisation to hand over funds
11 Sep 2017
Why did the Stormont power-sharing talks fail?
Arlene Foster
In Brief

Why did the Stormont power-sharing talks fail?

With the DUP and Sinn Fein blaming each other, a deal seems a long way off
5 Jul 2017
Direct rule for Northern Ireland: What's at stake
Michelle O'Neill and Arlene Foster
In Depth

Direct rule for Northern Ireland: What's at stake

UK government control would 'marginalise' province’s voice and give more power to Westminster
3 Jul 2017
Northern Ireland in last-minute talks for power-sharing deal
Arlene Foster DUP
In Brief

Northern Ireland in last-minute talks for power-sharing deal

Sinn Fein hint at accepting Foster as first minister if DUP 'gave grounds on other matters'
28 Jun 2017
Tories-DUP agree 'confidence and supply' deal
Arlene Foster and Theresa May
In Depth

Tories-DUP agree 'confidence and supply' deal

Theresa May has lifted the pressure on her minority government, but the future is far from certain
26 Jun 2017
Can Theresa May survive the next seven days?
Theresa May at No 10
In Depth

Can Theresa May survive the next seven days?

The Prime Minister faces the toughest period of her time in office, with threats to her power at home and abroad
22 Jun 2017
DUP demands £2bn to prop up Theresa May's government
Arlene Foster and DUP MPs
In Depth

DUP demands £2bn to prop up Theresa May's government

Talks stall over Unionist call for extra money for Northern Ireland
22 Jun 2017