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DUP concludes government deal with Tories

duptorydeal.jpg The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Conservative party have completed a deal which will see the DUP prop up a minority Tory government.

Published June 26, 2017



‘BREXIT TO THEM GENTLY’

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English royals Elizabeth and Charles Windsor have delivered the legislative agenda of the presumptive minority government in London for the next two years which revolves around its uncertain plans to withdraw from the European Union.

Published June 24, 2017



Stormont on hold while DUP closes in on Westminster power

dupdeal.jpg Talks between the Democratic Unionist Party and the British Conservatives have continued in London on a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement for the DUP to prop up a minority Tory government at Westminster.

Published June 24, 2017



Anti-DUP march takes place in London

dupprotestlondon.jpg A march is taking place in London today [Saturday] in opposition to the DUP and its policies.

Published June 24, 2017



Advancing towards Irish Unity - in the United Irish tradition

bodenstown2017.jpg Sinn Fein chairperson Declan Kearney delivered the keynote address to the party’s annual Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown last Sunday.

Published June 24, 2017



Peace warnings as May plays the Orange card

newsfdowningst.jpg An attempt by British Prime Minister Theresa May to placate the North of Ireland parties over her plans to form a pact with hardline unionists saw Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams tell her that her government is “in clear breach of the Good Friday Agreement”.

Published June 17, 2017



Parole decision fuels new campaign against internment

taylorprotest0617.jpg The wife of interned republican activist Tony Taylor is hoping public protest and legal action will bring his freedom after a parole panel refused his release earlier this month.

Published June 17, 2017



Kenny finally makes way as Varadkar becomes Taoiseach

kennyvaradkarfitzgerald.jpg The long goodbye of the outgoing 26 County Taoiseach has ended after he handed in his resignation to President Michael D Higgins, and his successor, Leo Varadkar, received his seal of office.

Published June 17, 2017



Grenfell will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

grenfellfire.jpg Grenfell Tower is a story of inequality, of the poor herded into a cramped building made unsafe because it was prettified to improve the view of the nearby rich.

Published June 17, 2017



Active abstentionism

sfmps17.jpg Is Micheal Martin now telling us that if his party ever stands candidates in the North, and they are successful, that they will take the Oath to the English Queen?

Published June 17, 2017



Parallel talks taking place in Belfast and London

sfmpsplus.jpg There was a surreal air in Belfast on Monday as talks aimed at restoring power-sharing in the north of Ireland went ahead, even as the DUP were separately negotiating to enter a deal on government with the Tories in London.

Published June 12, 2017



The devil and the DUP

duptheresamay.jpg Sinn Fein has played down the impact of a deal between unionists and Conservatives as it emerged the Democratic Unionist Party will support a minority Tory government in London.

Published June 10, 2017



Talks in doubt as Tory/DUP alliance threatens peace deal

duptory.jpg Stormont negotiations scheduled to recommence on Monday are unlikely to go ahead as the Democratic Unionists have turned their focus to London following the Westminster general election.

Published June 10, 2017



Sinn Fein winning the electoral battle

mccalliononeill.jpg The political geography of the north of Ireland has been rewritten following the Westminster election as Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists entirely obliterated the smaller parties, with Sinn Fein emerging as the biggest winner with three extra seats.

Published June 10, 2017



Internee refused parole

tonytaylordemo.jpg A protest is being held in Derry on Sunday after interned republican activist Tony Taylor was again refused release from prison.

Published June 10, 2017



Westminster election - results round-up

gildernewhazzard.jpg A look at the results of the Westminster election in each of the 18 constituencies in the Six Counties.

Published June 10, 2017



Election has sounded the death knell for the SDLP

2017wmelection.jpg For the first time in fifty-one years, since Gerry Fitt was elected for West Belfast in 1966, there is no northern nationalist voice at Westminster.

Published June 10, 2017



Tories look to agree deal with DUP after losing majority

fostermay.jpg A nightmarish final Westminster election result has given the DUP the opportunity to form a highly unstable coalition with the Conservatives.

Published June 9, 2017



Sinn Fein gains three seats as smaller parties wiped out

mccallionwin.jpg A surge in support for Sinn Fein has seen the party win seats in Foyle, South Down and Fermanagh/South Tyrone, wiping the rival nationalist SDLP off the Westminster political map.

Published June 9, 2017



Tories in trouble after snap election; SF, DUP gain

corbynmay.jpg The Conservatives are failing to gain seats and their majority in the House of Commons could even be in doubt as early results come in from the British general election.

Published June 9, 2017