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# Brexit spokesperson
Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'm now willing to support Theresa May's deal if the DUP does'
Brexiteers have been clarifying their position today.
# Simon Coveney
EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions
Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.
# dup says no
The DUP is not happy with Theresa May's 'humiliating' Brexit delay
It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until this statement today.
# England out
'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade
In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.
# Brexit
Taoiseach: 'It is not going to be a case of everything being alright. Brexit is bad news'
The DUP is set to resume discussions with the British government on Monday ahead of an expected third Westminster vote.
# meaningful vote 3
Is the DUP moving from 'no' to yes? Dodds says they've had constructive talks with ministers
Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg said that he would support Theresa May’s deal if the DUP agreed to vote for it.
# Brexit
It's a 'no': DUP statement means Brexit deal less likely to pass in House of Commons tonight
A second vote on May’s Brexit deal is to take place later today.
Foster slams US mayor's award that pays tribute to McGuinness's 'military service'
The posthumous award from San Francisco’s mayor said it was to honour McGuinness’ “courageous service in the military”.
Sammy Wilson dismisses Northern Ireland civil servant's Brexit warning as 'a scare tactic'
David Sterling issued the warning in a letter to the country’s political parties.
# hard border
Impact of no-deal Brexit would be 'more severe' and last longer in Northern Ireland than anywhere else
The British government has warned that a no-deal scenario would likely have a negative impact in terms of trade and crime.
# Armagh
DUP abstains from vote on Sinn Féin motion opposing dumping of radioactive waste
The DUP councillors weren’t happy with Sinn Féin’s response to a proposed amendment.
# backstop
Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people
Data showed that the majority of Irish people would rather cut ties with the UK than the EU.
# teflon
Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow
Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.
# The Troubles
Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'
Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.
# an chéad dáil
'Not worthy of celebration': As Sinn Féin celebrates first Dáil, it's adamant it won't take part in Expo 100
Expo 100 is a celebration of one hundred years of Northern Ireland that will be held in 2021.
# Nigel Dodds
DUP: 'It is becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to build a border'
The DUP’s deputy leader said that an “east-west barrier should be no more palatable than having any new north-south barriers”.
# Deal or no deal
'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again
David Davis said that it was time for the UK “to take stock” ahead of the planned crucial vote.
Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives
BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.
# Brexit
'Incredibly unusual times': DUP and Labour alliance described as 'strange, perhaps unholy'
The parties both want Theresa May to publish the legal advice she received about Brexit.
# House Of Commons
Ten days out from the UK Brexit vote: What number do they need to reach?
There are over 600 MPs – and Theresa May’s Tory’s barely have a majority with the support of the DUP.
# Crunch time
May to travel to NI and Wales in last-ditch attempt to gain support for Brexit deal
The House of Commons will hold a vote on 11 December on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU.
# come on arlene
Arlene Foster: If backstop isn't removed, Brexit deal won't get DUP support
“Bin it, junk the backstop” – the hard-fought-for Irish assurance could be the reason the Brexit deal won’t be passed.
# Brexit
Boris quotes Van Morrison as he criticises backstop deal at DUP conference
Johnson said the UK is “on the verge of making a historic mistake” if it backs the draft Brexit agreement.
# Brexit
Brexiteers worry that the EU's withdrawal agreement will turn the UK into a 'vassal state' - but what does that mean?
The draft agreement has been denounced across Britain’s political spectrum since it was unveiled on Wednesday night
# soft brexit
Theresa May wins over her Cabinet on Brexit deal that Barnier says avoids hard border
The UK premier announced a speech after briefing her Cabinet on the latest Brexit deal draft.
# Brexit
'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea
In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.
# Brexit
'Alarm bells' ringing for DUP as May letter raises prospect of EU customs border in Irish Sea
The DUP leader has said that a leaked letter raised “alarm bells for those who value the integrity of our precious union..”
# Deadlock
Karen Bradley 'actively considering' external mediator to restore NI powersharing talks
Northern Ireland powersharing collapsed in January 2017 following the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s failure to agree on a number of issues.
# hard brexit
May rallies 'divided' cabinet to seek support ahead of looming Brexit summit
Leaders have insisted a Brexit deal could still be reached, despite the latest failed round of divorce talks.
# Brexit
Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December
The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.
# Crunch time
Last-ditch Brexit talks break down in Brussels as all eyes turn to crunch summit
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is increasing as agreement remains elusive.
# Border
Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier
British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.
# very red
Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red'
The DUP leader did not rule out her party’s MPs voting against a Brexit deal in parliament.
# Explainer
Arlene Foster says the Good Friday Agreement can be changed. Is she right?
“I have respect for Arlene, but she is wrong on this,” Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said.
# Brexit
Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'
She also said that fears about how Brexit will affect Ireland was turning people off the idea.
# Renewable Heat Incentive
Arlene Foster due before 'cash-for-ash' inquiry - here's what we know so far
She has previously told the inquiry that she was not told of issues with the scheme and that if she had been, things would have been different.
# karen bradley
Northern Irish Secretary admits she didn't understand 'nationalists don't vote for unionist parties'
Karen Bradley has said there was a lot she didn’t understand about Northern Ireland before she was given the job.
# Northern Ireland
'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim
Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.
# coalition of the willing
Northern parties contemplating anti-Brexit alliance to oust Ian Paisley Jr
The controversial DUP MP is currently the subject of a holiday expenses scandal involving the government of Sri Lanka.
# Across the water
A British-Irish top-level meeting is happening for the first time in 11 years, but what is it about?
The meeting is supposed to be “regular and frequent”.