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'No revolt within DUP,' says Foster - BBC News;

'No revolt within DUP,' says Foster - BBC News

BBC News'No revolt within DUP,' says FosterBBC NewsThere is "no revolt" within the DUP after its losses in the assembly election, says its embattled leader Arlene Foster. The election ended the unionist majority at Stormont, with Sinn Féin now just one seat behind the DUP. But Mrs Foster said her party ...and more »

Another election inappropriate, says Gregory Campbell, 'but oh - wouldn't that be such an awful thing?' - Belfast Telegraph;

Another election inappropriate, says Gregory Campbell, 'but oh - wouldn't that be such an awful thing?' - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphAnother election inappropriate, says Gregory Campbell, 'but oh - wouldn't that be such an awful thing?'Belfast TelegraphGregory Campbell has said another election would be inappropriate, but asked if it "wouldn't be such an awful thing" to run it again? The DUP MP said that the election result had galvanised the unionist electorate and that Sinn Fein and nationalism ...and more »

Changing dynamics in Northern Ireland - Financial Times;

Changing dynamics in Northern Ireland - Financial Times

Financial TimesChanging dynamics in Northern IrelandFinancial TimesEver since Theresa May started taking a hard line on Brexit, there has been speculation that pro-remain Scotland might launch another attempt to break away from the UK. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news.and more »

NI Election: Women power way to record number of seats in new intake at Stormont - Belfast Telegraph;

NI Election: Women power way to record number of seats in new intake at Stormont - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI Election: Women power way to record number of seats in new intake at StormontBelfast TelegraphA record-breaking proportion of female politicians have been elected to the new Assembly. Women will make up 30% of MLAs - putting Stormont ahead of both the Dail and the House of Commons in terms of gender equality. A total of 27 women won seats in ...and more »

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

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

Irish TimesGovernment issues warning to North's parties after electionIrish TimesSinn 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 »

Northern Ireland elections: more polarisation - Prospect;

Northern Ireland elections: more polarisation - Prospect

ProspectNorthern Ireland elections: more polarisationProspectLast Thursday's election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was a triumph for Sinn Fein, which achieved its best result ever. It was a near-disaster for unionism. Sinn Fein's share of the vote went up by 3.9 per cent as the Democratic Unionist Party's ...and more »

NI Election: Arlene Foster's leadership is secure, says DUP's Nigel Dodds - Belfast Telegraph;

NI Election: Arlene Foster's leadership is secure, says DUP's Nigel Dodds - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI Election: Arlene Foster's leadership is secure, says DUP's Nigel DoddsBelfast TelegraphDUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has said there is no threat to Arlene Foster's leadership of the party. He was speaking in response to the Belfast Telegraph story that Mrs Foster could be faced with a revolt with up to 10 MLAs believing she should go ...and more »

Arlene Foster faces revolt as third of DUP MLAs want her to step aside and save institutions - Belfast Telegraph;

Arlene Foster faces revolt as third of DUP MLAs want her to step aside and save institutions - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphArlene Foster faces revolt as third of DUP MLAs want her to step aside and save institutionsBelfast TelegraphArlene Foster last night appeared to be digging in her heels and refusing to step aside as the First Minister designate in a move that could risk the future of devolution. Senior DUP sources told the Belfast Telegraph that Mrs Foster should reconsider ...and more »

NI Election: It remains to be seen if Sinn Fein will suspend its longer game for a working relationship with the DUP - Belfast Telegraph;

NI Election: It remains to be seen if Sinn Fein will suspend its longer game for a working relationship with the DUP - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI Election: It remains to be seen if Sinn Fein will suspend its longer game for a working relationship with the DUPBelfast TelegraphThis is big stuff. Unionist parties have lost their absolute majority in a Northern Ireland parliament for the first time since the state's creation in 1921. Sinn Fein came within 1,168 votes of becoming the most popular party for the first time ever ...and more »

Northern Ireland elections: Sinn Fein surge to one seat behind the DUP - New Statesman;

Northern Ireland elections: Sinn Fein surge to one seat behind the DUP - New Statesman

New StatesmanNorthern Ireland elections: Sinn Fein surge to one seat behind the DUPNew StatesmanSinn Fein has surged in the Northern Ireland elections, taking 27 seats to the Democratic Unionist Party's 28. The unionists and republicans now have three weeks to agree a power-sharing deal, or face the prospect of a further election or direct rule ...and more »

An urgent need for Northern Ireland to start healing itself - Belfast Telegraph;

An urgent need for Northern Ireland to start healing itself - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphAn urgent need for Northern Ireland to start healing itselfBelfast TelegraphThe election is over and it will be analysed in the coming days and years,. 1 1 The election is over and it will be analysed in the coming days and years, perhaps as a watershed. Certainly it was brutish, and ostensibly we are back where we suspected ...and more »

Newspaper review: Foster's future and McGuinness's health - BBC News;

Newspaper review: Foster's future and McGuinness's health - BBC News

BBC NewsNewspaper review: Foster's future and McGuinness's healthBBC NewsDUP leader Arlene Foster is a prominent figure on the front pages as the post-election analysis continues. 'Foster faces revolt' is the headline in the Belfast Telegraph as it states up to 10 of her MLAs have privately expressed disquiet about her ...and more »

May and Kenny to discuss Northern Ireland at summit - EUobserver;

May and Kenny to discuss Northern Ireland at summit - EUobserver

EUobserverMay and Kenny to discuss Northern Ireland at summitEUobserverLast week's election results showed that most people in Northern Ireland still vote sectarian. (Photo: NH53). By Peter Teffer. Brussels, 6. Mar, 09:10. The leaders of the United Kingdom and Ireland will discuss the Northern Ireland election results at ...and more »

NI Election: Sinn Fein's success will be prelude to new push in Republic of Ireland - Belfast Telegraph;

NI Election: Sinn Fein's success will be prelude to new push in Republic of Ireland - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI Election: Sinn Fein's success will be prelude to new push in Republic of IrelandBelfast TelegraphTribal passions are putting the centre under severe pressure both in Northern Ireland and the Republic. Should this go on, the middle ground will soon give way under our feet. In Northern Ireland the Assembly election results reinforce the truth of ...and more »

NI election: Previous losers offer up crumbs of comfort to the latest batch of also-rans - Belfast Telegraph;

NI election: Previous losers offer up crumbs of comfort to the latest batch of also-rans - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI election: Previous losers offer up crumbs of comfort to the latest batch of also-ransBelfast TelegraphAs a series of high-profile MLAs lost their jobs on Friday, well-known figures who found themselves in the same position after last year's election offered words of support. Fearghal McKinney, who spent three years at Stormont for the SDLP, lost out to ...and more »

NI Election: After bruising poll punch-up, it's round two as leaders get down to talks - Belfast Telegraph;

NI Election: After bruising poll punch-up, it's round two as leaders get down to talks - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI Election: After bruising poll punch-up, it's round two as leaders get down to talksBelfast TelegraphAre Sinn Fein and the DUP going to copy David Haye and Tony Bellew? Hugging it out after a brutal battle and weeks of "trash talk"? Marking the final bell with displays of mutual respect? Or will the party prizefighters resume hostilities and go for a ...and more »

NI Election: Sinn Fein must push for old agreements to be honoured and major Stormont reform - Belfast Telegraph;

NI Election: Sinn Fein must push for old agreements to be honoured and major Stormont reform - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNI Election: Sinn Fein must push for old agreements to be honoured and major Stormont reformBelfast TelegraphArlene Foster's fall from grace is nearly complete. She has inadvertently created the perfect political storm for Sinn Fein to take advantage of. However, republicans themselves will still be in shock at the extent of their success and the historic end ...and more »

Can the UK survive Brexit in one piece? - Rudaw;

Can the UK survive Brexit in one piece? - Rudaw

RudawCan the UK survive Brexit in one piece?Rudaw"Northern" and "Ireland" together are often seen as the most boring words in English. Completely unfairly given Northern Ireland's natural beauty and hospitality. But the shock results of their recent elections are far from dull. They could presage ...and more »

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

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

Irish TimesIn wake of election, Sinn Féin sets its sights beyond StormontIrish TimesAs 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 »

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

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

Irish TimesDUP standing by leader Arlene Foster despite Sinn Féin gainsIrish TimesSenior 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 »