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#DUP

# dup - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock

Mary Lou McDonald said there is “no question of a return to direct rule” from Westminister in the North.

# dup - Thursday 15 February, 2018

McDonald: 'Three language acts were included in draft DUP deal, but no agreement on marriage equality'

DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday said that talks between her party and Sinn Féin had failed on the issue of the Irish language.

# dup - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

The DUP party has collapsed power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin says

Sinn Féin says a deal was in place but the DUP has not followed through.

# dup - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

DUP will not sign off on stand-alone Irish Language Act, Arlene Foster says

Yesterday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said there is a “basis for an agreement” at Stormont and the Executive could be running soon.

# dup - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

'The hamster wheel of talks': There isn't a lot of optimism that the Stormont Assembly will be restored

As we creep towards direct rule, time is running out for politicians on both sides to strike a deal.

# dup - Friday 19 January, 2018

DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'

Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.

# dup - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We don’t have a lot of time': Last-ditch Stormont talks start next week

It’s been one year since the power-sharing administration collapsed in Northern Ireland.

# dup - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'Stop this gruesome tit for tat': Kingsmill loaf row rumbles on as cartoon sparks Twitter uproar

Sinn Féin’s Barry McElduff posted a controversial video of him with a loaf of ‘Kingsmill’ bread on his head on the Kingsmill massacre anniversary.

# dup - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

One year on from Stormont collapse, there's still no sign of a deal

It’s now one year since the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapsed after Sinn Féin walked out on government, citing a number of key issues with their partners the DUP.

# dup - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ireland's Brexit expert 'wouldn't rule out the possibility of more trouble' with the DUP

The journalist told us more about the day when his tweet led to the DUP scuppering a new plan on a soft border with Northern Ireland and the EU.

# dup - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Coveney says that government has to 'repair' relationship with DUP

Relations between Dublin and the North’s largest party have been strained since contentious Brexit talks a week ago.

# dup - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

UK bookshop selling tea towels saying 'F*** the DUP'

Housmans Bookshop calls itself a “long-running radical bookshop”.

# dup - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' Build A Bridge This post contains videos

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves'

Some people have been critical of Adam Boulton’s line of questioning in an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# dup - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney Brexit This post contains videos

DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney

The DUP MP says the pair have alienated unionists.

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue

A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.

# dup - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'The agreement stands': Leo says DUP does not represent everyone in Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it’s now up the UK to come back to them.

# dup - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

EU negotiating team 'reaffirms' its commitment to original Brexit border deal

Foster has claimed she was only told about the potential deal yesterday morning.

'DUP-ed', 'May humiliated': How UK papers reacted to the last-minute block on Irish border deal

They take a dim view of the DUP’s last-minute veto of the Brexit deal that would have guaranteed no hard border.

# dup - Monday 4 December, 2017

Listen to Arlene Foster belt out a classic Mariah Carey festive tune for charity

It’s all in aid of the organisation Aspire.

# dup - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Phil Hogan: 'If NI remains in the EU customs union, there would be no border issue'

Prime Minister Theresa May has already ruled out staying in the single market and customs union.

# dup - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.

# dup - Friday 10 November, 2017

Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union post-Brexit to prevent hard border, says EU

An internal EU paper has said there must be no divergence of rules on either side of the border.

# dup - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Varadkar warns there should be no return to direct rule in phone call to Theresa May

The deadline to make a deal has already passed.

# dup - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Direct rule or not, Northern Ireland's budget will be passed in Westminster

It comes after the failure of the DUP and Sinn Féin to reach a deal.

# dup - Friday 27 October, 2017

Can Sinn Féin and the DUP reach a deal in the North? We'll get an update today

A deep division has been exposed between the parties on the Irish language.

# dup - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

DUP not one bit happy with US decision that could cost Northern Ireland thousands of jobs

The US is hitting aircraft constructors Bombardier with massive tariffs after rival firm Boeing alleged it sold jets to Delta Airlines at below-cost prices.

# dup - Friday 8 September, 2017

Ian Paisley Jr to refer himself to Westminster standards office after newspaper article

The Daily Telegraph claimed Paisley did not declare gifts received from a foreign government.

# dup - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory

Sammy Wilson says the language is in decline south of the border.

# dup - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal

Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.

Adams says young people will be radicalised by the DUP’s refusal to embrace their rights

Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Ireland Assembly has remained empty since January.

# dup - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

# dup - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Brexit seriously risks driving a wedge between the North and Ireland'

He also warned against Ireland returning into a “place of bloodshed and violence, of checkpoints”.

With young people in 'Repeal' jumpers beside him, Leo Varadkar was asked about the Eighth in Belfast today

Varadkar will also give a speech at Queen’s University as part of his first trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

# dup - Thursday 3 August, 2017

John Bruton: 'We have to do everything we can to stop Brexit from happening'

The former Taoiseach was critical of the DUP, saying that Foster and colleagues had only talked about Brexit in “platitudes”.

# dup - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar to attend Belfast Pride event, but he won't attend the parade

The Taoiseach says he wants to express his support for equality for all in Northern Ireland.

# dup - Sunday 30 July, 2017

DUP accuses Varadkar of sending 'mixed messages' and 'going backwards'

“Just what is going on in Dublin?” DUP deputy Nigel Dodds has asked provocatively.

# dup - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire

An injunction preventing more material being added to four bonfires has also been broken ahead of the lighting of these fires this evening.

# dup - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Poll: Should Northern Ireland's politicians have their pay docked? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland's politicians have their pay docked?

Deadlines continue to whizz by – and still there’s no deal. Is it time to dock MLAs’ pay?

The DUP and Sinn Féin are taking a hiatus for the summer - so when will a deal be done?

Yet again, both parties failed to reach agreement this week that would restore power-sharing in the North.

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