Northern wipeout shores up Sinn Féin and the DUP

Northern wipeout shores up Sinn Féin and the DUP View Gallery
Arlene Foster celebrates the DUP’s success

While the DUP prepares to prop up Theresa May’s government, Sinn Féin is happy to stay on the outside. But the North’s immediate future is likely to involve little progress, writes Hugh O’Connell

It’s ironic that Sinn Féin spent months accusing Theresa May of ignoring Northern Ireland and then found her last Friday suddenly paying close attention to it – only for this to involve courting the DUP as the embattled Tory prime minister sought to cling to power.

It came after yet another seismic election in the North, following on from March’s Assembly poll which saw nationalism and Sinn Féin in the ascendancy. This time round,...

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