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Shock result in Foster's own constituency leaves DUP reeling - Irish Times

Sinn Féin's day came in Fermanagh-South Tyrone on Friday as DUP leader Arlene Foster was dealt a blistering blow in her own constituency. Not only did the republican party take three of the five seats, it was a major factor in Lord Maurice Morrow ...and more »

Government issues warning to North's parties after election - Irish Times

Sinn Féin and the DUP have been told they will have to do the “heavy lifting” if the Stormont institutions are to be re-established following a second set of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly in less than a year. As the North's politicians ...and more »

In wake of election, Sinn Féin sets its sights beyond Stormont - Irish Times

As last week's momentous assembly election result sinks in, the DUP and Sinn Féin are having a wobble over Arlene Foster's future. The DUP had insisted its leader would not stand aside as first minister, as demanded by Sinn Féin, pending an inquiry ...and more »

Electoral Commission contradicts DUP on Brexit donor transparency - Open Democracy

Did Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party do the checks the law requires of it before accepting a vast donation for its Brexit campaign? DUP Treasurer Gregory Campbell MP. Image, BBC, fair use. The Electoral Commission seems today to have ...and more »

DUP standing by leader Arlene Foster despite Sinn Féin gains - Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians are standing by their leader Arlene Foster despite Sinn Féin narrowing the gap between the two parties to just one seat in the latest Northern Ireland Assembly election. As MLAs begin gathering at Stormont today following ...and more »

Northern Ireland: A remarkable election in some respects but gridlock remains - Irish Times

The question remains exactly the same. Status quo ante restored: will Arlene Foster resign or step aside as First Minister pending the inquiry into the extraordinary fiasco of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme? Will no-one pay a political price ...and more »

NI election: West Belfast complete - New dawn for Sinn Fein as Flynn tops the poll while Attwood exits - Belfast Telegraph

A new rising star was hailed by Sinn Fein in West Belfast yesterday as an SDLP veteran was rejected by the voters after a 31-year political career. Orlaithi Flynn was the first of the Assembly's 90 new MLAs to be returned yesterday at the Titanic ...and more »

NI Election: DUP loses 'petition of concern' power opening door for gay marriage - Sinn Fein slashes lead to one seat - Belfast Telegraph

The DUP has lost the power to trigger a controversial Stormont veto mechanism that blocked the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Tabling a "petition of concern" means a proposal before the Assembly can only be carried with the ...and more »

Northern Ireland Voters Give Sinn Fein Its Biggest Win Ever - New York Times

DUBLIN — Sinn Fein, the main Catholic nationalist party in Northern Ireland, has won its greatest share of legislative seats ever after a snap election, creating a virtual tie with its Protestant rivals and throwing nearly two decades of peaceful ...and more »

Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards 2017 in Belfast's Europa Hotel - Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland Healthcare sector's finest were out in force at the18th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards. Now in its 18th year, the annual event is dedicated to celebrating those whose exceptional expertise and contribution to their profession have ...and more »