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Adams: Assembly will ensure cash shared fairly

Powersharing at Stormont is the only fair way to distribute money from the DUP’s deal with the Conservatives, Gerry Adams said.

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Prime Minister Theresa May stands with First Secretary of State Damian Green (right), DUP leader Arlene Foster (second left), DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds (left), as DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (third right) shakes hands with Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson, inside 10 Downing Street, London, after the DUP agreed a deal to support the minority Conservative government

Tory-DUP deal slammed by Labour and SNP

Theresa May has been accused of jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland, after reaching a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority Government.

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Prime Minister Theresa May greets DUP leader Arlene Foster, deputy leader Nigel Dodds and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London

Sam McBride: Just first course of what DUP envisages as a lengthy meal

The key line to understanding how this government is likely to operate is one which was largely passed over yesterday amid the focus on the £1 billion price tag of the DUP’s deal.

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TUV leader Jim Allister said an Irish language act was unnecessary and foolhardy on financial grounds

Irish language act a vehicle to hollow out our Britishness: Allister

An Irish language act enshrined in law would be a “vehicle to hollow out our Britishness,” Jim Allister has claimed.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (left) and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London after the party agreed a deal to support the minority Conservative government: Monday June 26, 2017.

DUP kingmakers extract £1bn as part of deal with Tories

The DUP has signed a historic agreement with the Conservative Party to support Theresa May’s government in exchange for £1 billion of new spending in Northern Ireland.

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Alliance councillor Mervyn Jones

Alliance select replacement after Belfast councillor’s death

The Alliance Party has selected a new councillor to replace Mervyn Jones on Belfast City Council after the veteran representative died suddenly.

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The 1987 Enniskillen Poppy Day bomb, in which 11 people werer murdered, one of many bombs linked to Libya-IRA semtex. Picture Pacemaker

Concern at exclusion of IRA victims from Tory-DUP deal

Victims of IRA terrorism throughout the UK are surprised, concerned and disappointed that their case for compensation has been excluded from Monday’s announced deal between the Conservatives and the DUP.

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Lord Empey expects support from Labour and Conservatives

New IRA-Libya compensation bill makes its first appearance

A bill aimed trying to get compensation for victims of Libyan-backed IRA terror had its first reading in the House of Lords on Monday – the first step on its way to potentially becoming law.

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MPs urge government to intervene over Northern Ireland abortion laws

Senior MPs have urged the Government to intervene over abortion laws in Northern Ireland after ministers agreed a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.

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Opposition to DUP deal 'hypocrisy of the highest order' Nigel Dodds says

Opposition to DUP deal 'hypocrisy of the highest order' Nigel Dodds says

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds has slammed some of the "outrage" over the DUP deal as "hypocrisy of the highest order" as he said his party may publish its correspondence with Labour and SNP in previous general elections.

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Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness outside the Guildhall in Londonderry after giving evidence to the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday in November 2003. Douglas Murray, who attended many of the hearings in the London phase of the inquiry, was intrigued by Lord Saville's conclusion that McGuinness was armed that day. Photo: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Douglas Murray: ‘Yes, Bloody Sunday Inquiry was worth it ... what was the alternative?’

In part two of an interview with the commentator Douglas Murray, who has just written a book about immigration and Islam, he tells Ben Lowry about his earlier work on Bloody Sunday (link to part one is at the bottom of this article):

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Sinn Fein of party president Gerry Adams speaking at a Sinn Fein conference on the constitutional question in Belfast. Photo: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

UUP councillor: My unionism is not transactional, Mr Adams

Gerry Adams is missing the point in thinking that any ‘reaching out to unionists’ approach is going to ‘unlock’ unionist opposition to a united Ireland.

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Lord Kilclooney: Direct rule better than Stormont if SF overplays its demands

Lord Kilclooney: Direct rule better than Stormont if SF overplays its demands

As one of those who negotiated the Belfast Agreement I still prefer a coalition government at Stormont of Ulstermen and women rather that direct rule by London Conservatives.

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Sir Patrick Coghlin has received a written commitment from the PPS on inquiry evidence

RHI evidence can’t be used against witnesses

Evidence by witnesses before the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) public inquiry in Northern Ireland cannot be used to prosecute them, its chairman said.

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Prime Minister Theresa May greets DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London on Monday, June 26, 2017

IN FULL: the details of the DUP/Tory deal for Northern Ireland

The details of the deal struck between the DUP and the Conservatives can now be revealed in full.

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Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster outside 10 Downing Street in London today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Tory-DUP deal ‘limited’ says victims group

A victims’ umbrella group has decribed the Tory-DUP deal unveiled today as “bland and limited”.

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Prime Minister Theresa May, DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Mixed political reaction to Tory-DUP deal

There has been mixed reaction from Northern Ireland political parties to the DUP-Conservative deal.

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The construction industry has welcomed the DUP-Tory deal. Pic: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Business leaders welcome DUP-Tory deal

A range of business leaders have welcomed the Conservative-DUP deal as beneficial for the Northern Ireland - but are now calling for the restoration of Stormont.

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Nigel Dodds, Arlene Foster and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson face the media at Downing Street

8 key parts of the Tory-DUP deal

The DUP has agreed a confidence and supply deal to support the Conservative minority government.

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Prime Minister Theresa May with DUP leader Arlene Foster

IN FULL: DUP leader Arlene Foster's Downing Street speech

Here is the full text of the speech delivered by Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster in Downing Street:
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