Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: DUP must stop the threats and look for a face-saving deal to return to power-sharing

The party and its leaders are clinging to the last vestiges of power, unable to accept that the world around them has fundamentally changed

Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chris Heaton-Harris, Britain’s secretary of state for the North: Heaton-Harris struck a conciliatory note, stating that it was ‘good to refresh a great old friendship’ with Coveney. Picture: PA