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How Arlene Foster helped nationalism find its teeth - Irish Times

As long as there was an IRA campaign of violence on this island, there was a large section of the Catholic nationalist community, North and South, who wouldn't dare state openly: “I am a nationalist.” In Northern Ireland these nationalists are now ...and more »

Sinn Féin rejects DUP's Irish language proposal - RTE.ie

Sinn Féin has rejected a Democratic Unionist Party bid to restore the Assembly and resolve division over cultural issues. Sinn Féin's leader in the North, Michelle O'Neill, said establishing a power-sharing administration that may collapse after a ...and more »

Unionists have 'nothing to fear from Irish language', says DUP leader - Irish Times

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has proposed that the Northern Executive be restored immediately based on a commitment that language and culture issues would be addressed within a time-limited period. Ms Foster, in a keynote speech to her party's ...and more »

Coveney says Foster has made 'real effort' to reconvene NI talks - Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said DUP leader Arlene Foster has made a “real effort this week” in trying to reconvene formal talks on Stormont. “ It is the first time that I have ever heard a leader of the DUP committ to legislating ...and more »

Foster to ask if Sinn Féin serious about making Stormont work - Irish Times

The DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to make a speech on Thursday evening recommitting her party to powersharing but questioning whether Sinn Féin is prepared to allow Stormont to function properly. As the British and Irish governments assess whether ...and more »

Foster indicates she will address language issues - RTE.ie

The DUP leader has proposed restoring Northern Ireland's Assembly and says in return she would bring forward proposals to address cultural issues, including the Irish language, in an agreed time frame. Arlene Foster said she accepts that if those ...and more »

UK Government warns Northern Ireland parties over power-sharing deal - Sky News

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire believes Westminster could soon be forced to legislate amid pressure on services. 21:31, UK, Monday 04 September 2017. Video: 'Window of opportunity' to reach power-sharing deal closing. Northern Ireland's ...and more »

DUP leader Arlene Foster calls for parallel process to break Stormont deadlock - Sky News

Arlene Foster proposes the immediate restoration of the NI Executive as she rules out further negotiations with Sinn Fein. 22:26, UK, Thursday 31 August 2017. DUP leader Arlene Foster has warned of a return to direct rule. Video: Foster warns of return ...and more »

Fianna Fáil attacks Sinn Féin rejection of DUP compromise offer - The Guardian

Michelle O'Neill said Arlene Foster had not listened to the reasons why Martin McGuinness resigned. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA. Ireland's largest opposition party, Fianna Fáil, has criticised Sinn Féin's rejection of a compromise offer from the ...and more »

Arlene Foster says she does not think Irish language is threat to union - The Guardian

Arlene Foster: 'What we cannot and will not do is simply to agree to one-sided demands.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images. Unionists will only accept legislation for the Irish language if it also includes protections for British culture ...and more »