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# Shake Up
Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader
Meanwhile, Sammy Wilson MP has been elected as the DUP’s chief whip.
# power sharing
Northern Ireland powersharing crisis must end, parties told
The fight over the Irish language remains the key stumbling block.
# Stormont Executive
After a dramatic election, the DUP and Sinn Féin are to talk today about reviving Stormont
“All the old certainties are gone,” Sinn Féin president mary Lou McDonald said.
# Northern Ireland
'Why would my leadership be in any doubt?': Arlene Foster on DUP's election outcome
For the first time, nationalist parties have more MPs than unionist parties.
FactCheck: Did Arlene Foster bring an Irish passport to the polling station?
The claim has been circulating around Twitter and Facebook with a close-up image of the burgundy passport.
# Results
Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland
The latest results from the 18 constituencies in the North.
# now what
Election results bring Irish unity and Scottish independence back to the fore
After an SNP surge and a DUP collapse, what happens now?
# uk election 19
For the first time, Northern Ireland has more nationalist than unionist MPs
There were gains for the SDLP, Alliance and Sinn Féin during a bad night for the DUP.
# Belfast South
Final countdown: On the doorsteps with the DUP and SDLP in one of the North's tightest races
The SDLP and the DUP are locked in a tight contest in Belfast South.
# New Rules
Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North
For the first time in years, many races in Northern Ireland are proving difficult to predict.
Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy
The DUP leader also shared her thoughts on an Irish unity poll.
Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father
The DUP leader also called on the republican party to condemn a murder attempt on DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.
# Northern Ireland
'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists
The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.
# pact
DUP to step aside and support UUP candidate in Fermanagh
Arlene Foster said she believes in unionist co-operation.
# Belfast
Investigation launched over threats towards Ulster Unionist Party staff
The DUP has also condemned the alleged intimidation.
# To the Polls
Northern parties welcome general election as a 'chance to reject Westminster chaos'
The UK will go to the polls on 12 December.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
The death of Isis leader al-Baghdadi, tense relations between the DUP and Irish government, and the Dublin City Marathon had everyone talking today.
# Brexit
Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'
The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.
# Boris Johnson
FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit?
Boris Johnson made the claim in the House of Commons.
# Belfast
The DUP is 'ready' for an election, says Arlene Foster
The DUP conference took place in Belfast today.
# loyalists
Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence
Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.
# Northern Ireland
'Indefensible' £15 million spend on MLA pay since Stormont collapsed
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland acknowledged that the figures were ‘unacceptable’.
# Change
Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.
# Explainer
Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.
# Abortion
Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont
Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.
# NI Assembly
Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?
Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.
# Blood red lines
'They've lost every battle': The rise and fall of the DUP's Brexit strategy
“Everything they’ve touched has turned to dust. They’ve lost every battle.”
# Still saying no
DUP says voting against Brexit deal 'not the end of the game'
Arlene Foster wrote in the Belfast Telegraph that she was not looking for a ‘perfect’ deal.
# Brexit
Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work
How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?
# New Deal
Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?
After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.
# dup says no
The DUP will vote against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament
The party said it cannot risk ‘the integrity of the union’.
# Deal or no deal
'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal
He even hinted he may even have to ‘eat my words’ and support a plan close to May’s rejected agreement.
# Nigel Dodds
DUP deputy leader warns mooted Brexit compromise ‘cannot work’
Nigel Dodds says Boris Johnson ‘knows very well’ Northern Ireland must remain fully part of the UK customs union.
# brexit deal
Arlene Foster warns Johnson of DUP 'influence' amid speculation of Brexit compromise
There have been renewed hopes that a deal can be reached after Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson yesterday.
# Brexit
Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.
# Brexit
'Major issues remain': EU and Irish government studying Boris Johnson's Brexit plan
The DUP targeted Leo Varadkar’s response to the proposal.
# Northern Ireland
DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal
Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.
# Brexit
Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal
The DUP leader made the suggestion to journalists in Dublin this evening.
# Brexit
DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator
A former top official in the Department of Foreign Affairs made the comments at an event in Trinity this evening.
# Denied
'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks
The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.