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# dup - Saturday 26 October, 2019

The DUP is 'ready' for an election, says Arlene Foster
# Belfast
# Belfast

The DUP is 'ready' for an election, says Arlene Foster

Oct 26th 2019, 2:56 PM 19,228 Views 39 Comments

The DUP conference took place in Belfast today.

# dup - Friday 25 October, 2019

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence
# Loyalists
# Loyalists

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence

Oct 25th 2019, 7:55 PM 41,993 Views 70 Comments

Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.

# dup - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'Indefensible' £15 million spend on MLA pay since Stormont collapsed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Indefensible' £15 million spend on MLA pay since Stormont collapsed

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:57 PM 19,007 Views 40 Comments

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland acknowledged that the figures were ‘unacceptable’.

# dup - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
# Change
# Change

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:58 AM 39,810 Views 87 Comments

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

Oct 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 20,406 Views 26 Comments

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# dup - Monday 21 October, 2019

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont
# Abortion
# Abortion

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Oct 21st 2019, 2:46 PM 53,510 Views 55 Comments

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?
# NI Assembly
# NI Assembly

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Oct 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,431 Views 7 Comments

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

# dup - Saturday 19 October, 2019

'They've lost every battle': The rise and fall of the DUP's Brexit strategy
# Blood Red Lines
# Blood Red Lines

'They've lost every battle': The rise and fall of the DUP's Brexit strategy

Oct 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 57,743 Views 55 Comments

“Everything they’ve touched has turned to dust. They’ve lost every battle.”

# dup - Friday 18 October, 2019

DUP says voting against Brexit deal 'not the end of the game'
# Still Saying No
# Still Saying No

DUP says voting against Brexit deal 'not the end of the game'

Oct 18th 2019, 8:58 AM 37,300 Views 63 Comments

Arlene Foster wrote in the Belfast Telegraph that she was not looking for a ‘perfect’ deal.

# dup - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

Oct 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,738 Views 13 Comments

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?
# New Deal
# New Deal

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

Oct 17th 2019, 6:56 PM 18,960 Views 26 Comments

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

The DUP will vote against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament
# Dup Says No
# Dup Says No

The DUP will vote against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament

Updated Oct 17th 2019, 1:57 PM 73,055 Views 185 Comments

The party said it cannot risk ‘the integrity of the union’.

# dup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal

Updated Oct 13th 2019, 7:16 PM 26,135 Views 51 Comments

He even hinted he may even have to ‘eat my words’ and support a plan close to May’s rejected agreement.

# dup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

DUP deputy leader warns mooted Brexit compromise ‘cannot work’
# Nigel Dodds
# Nigel Dodds

DUP deputy leader warns mooted Brexit compromise ‘cannot work’

Oct 12th 2019, 7:26 PM 34,775 Views 56 Comments

Nigel Dodds says Boris Johnson ‘knows very well’ Northern Ireland must remain fully part of the UK customs union.

# dup - Friday 11 October, 2019

Arlene Foster warns Johnson of DUP 'influence' amid speculation of Brexit compromise
# Brexit Deal
# Brexit Deal

Arlene Foster warns Johnson of DUP 'influence' amid speculation of Brexit compromise

Oct 11th 2019, 5:06 PM 49,580 Views 107 Comments

There have been renewed hopes that a deal can be reached after Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson yesterday.

# dup - Friday 4 October, 2019

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Oct 4th 2019, 11:09 AM 24,141 Views 84 Comments

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

# dup - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'Major issues remain': EU and Irish government studying Boris Johnson's Brexit plan
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Major issues remain': EU and Irish government studying Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

Oct 3rd 2019, 9:42 PM 13,670 Views 38 Comments

The DUP targeted Leo Varadkar’s response to the proposal.

# dup - Monday 30 September, 2019

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Sep 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 26,400 Views 57 Comments

Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.

# dup - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal

Sep 18th 2019, 10:20 PM 35,577 Views 59 Comments

The DUP leader made the suggestion to journalists in Dublin this evening.

# dup - Monday 16 September, 2019

DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator

Sep 16th 2019, 9:41 PM 21,317 Views 48 Comments

A former top official in the Department of Foreign Affairs made the comments at an event in Trinity this evening.

# dup - Friday 13 September, 2019

'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks
# Denied
# Denied

'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks

Sep 13th 2019, 7:38 AM 29,369 Views 47 Comments

The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.

# dup - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP

Sep 10th 2019, 9:30 PM 44,046 Views 50 Comments

The party met with the UK prime minister today.

# dup - Thursday 1 August, 2019

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed
# Dispute
# Dispute

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed

Aug 1st 2019, 4:26 PM 28,318 Views 54 Comments

The DUP said it has raised the issue with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

# dup - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'
# Belfast
# Belfast

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'

Updated Jul 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 56,126 Views 131 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster said that Johnson told them “talk of a border poll is not something he’s interested in entertaining”.

# dup - Saturday 27 July, 2019

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit

Jul 27th 2019, 3:36 PM 43,949 Views 99 Comments

Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.

# dup - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 7:50 PM 64,588 Views 143 Comments

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 12:55 PM 36,893 Views 170 Comments

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

# dup - Thursday 25 July, 2019

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says 'we are facing no deal' if EU doesn't compromise on backstop
# Brexit Deal
# Brexit Deal

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says 'we are facing no deal' if EU doesn't compromise on backstop

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 8:21 PM 35,085 Views 110 Comments

Speaking yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

# dup - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'
# Backstop
# Backstop

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

Updated Jul 21st 2019, 11:10 AM 22,701 Views 97 Comments

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.

# dup - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Andrew Adonis: Stormont won't be back by October - 'the DUP have evaded responsibility before'
# Interview
# Interview

Andrew Adonis: Stormont won't be back by October - 'the DUP have evaded responsibility before'

Jul 20th 2019, 9:00 AM 18,686 Views 15 Comments

“The great strength of Ireland is that the UK has not been negotiating with Ireland, but with the EU,” Adonis told TheJournal.ie

# dup - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

Jul 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,008 Views 41 Comments

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

# dup - Friday 5 July, 2019

DUP defends councillors who posed in front of tricolour-burning bonfire
# Edenderry Bonfire
# Edenderry Bonfire

DUP defends councillors who posed in front of tricolour-burning bonfire

Jul 5th 2019, 1:30 PM 69,622 Views 117 Comments

The DUP said Tinsley attended the events in her own capacity, not as deputy mayor of Armagh.

# dup - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'

Jul 2nd 2019, 11:05 AM 99,819 Views 160 Comments

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman made his comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning.

# dup - Thursday 13 June, 2019

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson

Jun 13th 2019, 8:42 PM 32,124 Views 110 Comments

In speech in Dublin, Donaldson re-iterated his party’s opposition to the backstop.

# dup - Monday 27 May, 2019

Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats
# New Faces
# New Faces

Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats

Updated May 27th 2019, 7:06 PM 59,258 Views 65 Comments

The Alliance Party’s Naomi Long was elected with the DUP’s Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson of Sinn Féin.

# dup - Friday 24 May, 2019

Met Police's Simon Byrne appointed as new PSNI Chief Constable
# Cheshire Chief Constable
# Cheshire Chief Constable

Met Police's Simon Byrne appointed as new PSNI Chief Constable

May 24th 2019, 8:05 PM 11,915 Views 5 Comments

The former chief constable George Hamilton is retiring at the end of June.

# dup - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block
# New Talks
# New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

May 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 21,679 Views 32 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

DUP wins most seats in the northern elections while the Alliance party makes major gains
# The North
# The North

DUP wins most seats in the northern elections while the Alliance party makes major gains

May 5th 2019, 7:55 AM 48,510 Views 65 Comments

The Alliance party, which claims to be neither nationalist or unionist, made the most gains in the election.

# dup - Friday 3 May, 2019

Alison Bennington becomes DUP's first openly gay candidate to be elected
# Uk Local Elections
# Uk Local Elections

Alison Bennington becomes DUP's first openly gay candidate to be elected

May 3rd 2019, 7:26 PM 22,959 Views 55 Comments

Arlene Foster has said Bennington’s election doesn’t mean there will be a shift in the party’s policy on same-sex marriage.

# dup - Friday 26 April, 2019

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today

Apr 26th 2019, 7:20 AM 9,213 Views 39 Comments

The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.