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Sinn Fein urged to agree to inquiry into IRA Troubles killings as part of power-sharing deal -

Sinn Fein has been urged by the Government to agree to a new inquiry into IRA killings during the Troubles as power-sharing talks begin today. James Brokenshire, the Northern Ireland Secretary, is due to have individual talks with representatives from ...and more »

Sinn Fein cuts DUP lead to one seat in Stormont Assembly as nationalists surge in Northern Ireland -

In a dramatic shake-up, unionists have lost their long-enduring and highly symbolic overall majority in the chamber. Mike Nesbitt, the Ulster Unionist (UUP) leader, announced his resignation after a poor showing, while Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Assembly election 'a brutal result for unionism' - BBC News

Former first minister Arlene Foster predicted a brutal election campaign but she didn't expect such a brutal result for unionism. For the first time in the history of Northern Ireland unionists no longer hold the majority at Stormont. And it happened ...and more »

Sinn Féin makes major gains in Northern Ireland elections - The Guardian

Sinn Féin, the Irish republican party, has made major gains over the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) in a snap election, leaving the two blocs poised to begin new power-sharing negotiations in Northern Ireland's devolved assembly. The makeup of the ...and more »

Sinn Féin gains and the prospect of direct rule: the Northern Ireland election fallout explained - The Conversation UK

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) went into Northern Ireland's latest election with ten seats more than its arch rival Sinn Féin. It came out the other side with just one seat more. This is a poor showing for the DUP and particularly for its leader ...and more »