Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: For Jeffrey Donaldson, party unity is more important than the North’s citizens

Those who hoped the DUP leader’s speech to his party’s conference would show a willingness to set out a roadmap for a return to Stormont were left disappointed

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, leader, DUP: if there was any doubt that he is struggling to hold together his party, it was dispelled when the DUP conference saw attempts to present a coherent message collapse into the usual mix of contradictions