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Summary

  1. Talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland are under way
  2. NI secretary James Brokenshire says he will continue to chair Stormont talks
  3. Conservative backbenchers to press for more details on possible deal with the DUP
  4. DUP's Foster is to meet the PM on Tuesday about a possible DUP-supported Tory government
  5. Sinn Féin 's Adams says no DUP-Conservative deal would be good for Northern Ireland

Live Reporting

By Ciaran McCauley and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

  1. DUP is a 'compassionate' party

    Former DUP MLA for North Belfast, Nelson McCausland, said: “The DUP would tend to be a fairly compassionate party. They would be a party that would want to avoid extremes of austerity"

    Nelson McCausland

    He told the BBC’s Today programme: "They would favour the retention of the triple lock on pensions, they favour the retention of the winter fuel payments as a universal benefit, they have expressed concerns about the ‘dementia tax’ and so on," he added.

  2. Analysis: High stakes poker

    Enda McClafferty

    Political correspondent

    All the parties will be back at Stormont on Monday, but it is likely that the focus will be on political partnerships in London and not Belfast.

    Parliament Bbuildings at Stormont

    The DUP is up for supporting a Conservative Government but only if its demands are met. Read more here.

  3. Deals, deals, deals and more deals

    No prizes for guessing what dominates this morning's papers in Northern Ireland.

    Northern Ireland's morning papers
  4. Brokenshire will continue to chair Stormont talks

    The Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, has warned that Northern Ireland may face direct rule if talks aimed at restoring power-sharing fail. He said he would continue to chair the talks, despite calls for an "independent broker".

    James Brokenshire

    He said: "The point is that we have a process already, which involves, yes the UK government, but the Irish government too and also the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service."

  5. Another election 'expected' within a year

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale says he believes there'll be another general election within a year.

    The Conservative MP for Maldon thinks the prime minister has been damaged by her party's campaign in the run up to last week's vote, which saw them lose their Commons majority.

    John Whittingdale

    He said: "Governments, when they are in a minority of this kind, cannot survive for long.

    "It means there's a lot of business that's almost impossible to get done, because you don't have any confidence of getting it through Parliament.

    "The expectation is we may need another general election."

  6. Stormont talks due to resume

    Talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland are set to resume later.

    The Northern Ireland Parliament

    Stormont leaders are expected to meet Secretary of State James Brokenshire and the Irish minister for foreign affairs.

  7. Today is likely to be even tougher than usual for PM

    Theresa May will face tough questions later from her backbenchers after the Conservatives lost their majority at last week's election.

    Theresa May

    The 1922 committee is also expected to raise concerns about her leadership style, and press for more details on talks with the Democratic Unionists.

  8. Another busy day ahead in politics

    Hello and welcome to our special live coverage of today's political developments both at Stormont and in London.

    Theresa May and Arlene Foster

    Talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland are set to resume amid uncertainty about an anticipated DUP-Conservative parliamentary deal. Stay with us as we bring you all the latest developments.