British election

The DUP is expected to prop up a government set to make key decisions affecting the future of Europe. What can we anticipate from the Northern party, asks Mary C Murphy

Theresa May has bought herself time but she remains on probation, warns Tory MP

Theresa May is on "probation" as British Prime Minister, a Tory MP has claimed.

DUP warn that deal with Tories "can’t be taken for granted"

Theresa May’s hopes of a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to shore up her minority government hit a setback, as the party warned that a deal was "certainly not imminent".

Arlene Foster returns from talks amid rumours Tory deal may be delayed due to London fire

Arlene Foster has returned to Northern Ireland after meeting with Theresa May as the British Prime Minister continues to try and form a government.

May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance

Theresa May insisted the Government was "absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to the Northern Irish peace process as she faced questions on whether a DUP-Tory alliance would put fragile agreements at risk.

"We are now a government in waiting": Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May’s premiership has no mandate and no legitimacy, Jeremy Corbyn told Labour’s MPs as he declared: "We are now a government in waiting".

Sinn Féin rule out taking Westminster seats

Sinn Féin have dismissed speculation they would take their seats in Westminster to help Labour block Theresa May’s Queen’s Speech.

DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

DUP leader Arlene Foster has indicated a deal to support the Conservatives' minority government is close to being finalised.

Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'

Talks between Theresa May and the DUP over a deal that would prop up the Conservative Government have been "constructive" and are "going well".

PSNI investigate allegations of vote theft in UK election

Police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of vote theft in Foyle, days after Sinn Féin dramatically snatched the seat from the SDLP.

Arlene Foster and Theresa May meeting in London

Theresa May is seeking the support of the DUP as she tries to form a minority government.

May, Foster, Johnson and Trump — you couldn’t make this stuff up

Our next-door neighbour is in the biggest mess it has been in peacetime... Fergus Finlay says you couldn’t make it up.

"I’m the person who got us into this mess and I’m the one who will get us out of it": Theresa May

Theresa May told Tory MPs "I’m the person who got us into this mess and I’m the one who will get us out of it", at a crunch Conservative Party meeting in Parliament, two people present have confirmed.

Four 2017 British Election myths debunked

There have been some bogus claims circulating on social media.

New session of British parliament may be delayed

Westminster was rife with speculation that the State Opening of Parliament may be delayed.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil comments on Sinn Féin's Westminster seats 'hypocritical, misleading, deceptive' says Cashel councillor

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin Cashel has spoken of the hypocritical, misleading and deceptive commentary that has arisen since the result of the elections in Great Britain and the North.

Latest: DUP urged to 'change its position' on LGBTI issues by Scottish Secretary

Latest: Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said he wants the DUP to "change its position" on LGBTI issues.

Latest: Gerry Adams says deal between Tories and the DUP must be opposed

Latest: Adams said: “We don’t believe that any deal between the DUP here and the English Tories will be good for the people here."

Theresa May to meet with backbench Tory MPs after election fallout

Theresa May is facing a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the UK's General Election.

Charlie Flanagan to meet James Brokenshire in Stormont today

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, will meet with Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, today in Stormont.

Betraying all of this island - Sinn Féin says ‘no’

THERE was more than enough farce and ill-conceived opportunism in last week’s British election to justify a rejuvenation of Yes Minister, that wonderfully sharp foil to the faux pomp and vainglory driving some political ambition.

Voters want to be danced for and May couldn’t, or wouldn’t, dance

The fact is that, although the outward and visible sign was poor communications, the underlying policy reality was the problem, writes Terry Prone.

UK election could be good for Ireland

Tough times lie ahead for Ireland with Brexit looming, but there is plenty to play for, writes Kyran Fitzgerald, and our government will have to play a vital role in the negotiations

Theresa May called snap election and the electorate called her bluff

By holding an early election May made a serious miscalculation, assuming that the popular support she had when she called the election would translate into votes, write Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham.

Enda Kenny voices 'concern' about lack of nationalist voices in Westminster with Theresa May

Outgoing Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised concerns about the lack of nationalist voices in Westminster with embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May, writes Daniel McConnell of the Irish Examiner.

Theresa May to hold Downing Street talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster is set to hold talks with Theresa May in Downing Street to finalise an agreement on propping up her minority government.

Charlie Flanagan: DUP move does 'not necessarily' undermine peace process

Theresa May's desire to team up with the DUP does "not necessarily" undermine the Northern Ireland peace process, according to Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Jeremy Corbyn promises to lead UK out of EU and says Labour ready for another election

Jeremy Corbyn vowed to lead Britain out of the EU as he insisted Labour is "ready any time" for another general election.

Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP talks continue

Theresa May's grip on power appears far from secure despite a potential deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to support her in Parliament.

Two of May's top aides quit after disastrous election; talks begin with DUP

Theresa May's two closest aides have quit in the wake of the disastrous General Election result.

Angela Merkel says EU ready for Brexit talks: 'We want to do it quickly'

The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated."

How Europe and other nations reacted to the UK general election

Theresa May received congrats as well as criticism.

Trump congratulates May on return to Downing Street

Theresa May received telephone calls from the presidents of the US and France to "congratulate" her on returning to Downing Street.

Papers have their say on Theresa May's election blow

After a catastrophic election for Theresa May that left her premiership dangling by a thread, Britain's papers have given their verdict:

Labour defy the odds to humiliate Tories

THE decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May, reached during a walking holiday in Wales, to set aside assurances that she would not call an early election, has turned out to be one of the most disastrous in modern European politics.

Theresa May joins ‘just-about-managing’ classes

The prime minister has helped Labour achieve a comeback which would force Lazarus to give a standing ovation, writes Allan Prosser.

DUP deal to carry high price in more way than one

From the moment the exit poll was announced at 10pm on Thursday, and it was apparent that Theresa May was about to lose her Commons majority, the potential role for the Democratic Unionist Party took centre stage.

UK Election result and what it means for Ireland sparks Cabinet concerns

There are deep concerns within the Cabinet about the UK election result and what it means for Ireland, with one minister saying: “This really now is a crisis.”

Latest: Union will be our guiding star in forging deal with Theresa May, says DUP leader

Update 6.41pm: Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has pledged to work in the interests of the entire United Kingdom as she expressed willingness to help Theresa May form a government.

UK unions hail Labour's election success and urge new deal for workers

"It seems that the Tory party's austerity agenda may have had its day."

Sterling to plummet if Tories lose majority

Sterling will take a beating if markets have got their bets wrong on the outcome of the UK election, economists have predicted.

Mayday... Mayday... Mayday... Britain’s PM faces hard fight

LESS than a week ago, anyone who had predicted that the Labour Party would win the British general election would have evoked concern for his or her sanity.

Will politics finally come of age in Britain?

Britons traditionally voted Labour or Conservative based on class, but the new battle is between young and old. 18 to 34-year-olds are Theresa May’s worry, says Paul Wallace