Bernard Purcell, Editor of The Irish World Newspaper on Irish impact of Tory/DUP alliance

Jun 12, 2017, 07:18 PM

Following the result of the UK General Election, a political party from Northern Ireland holds the power of enabling the Conservative party to form the next UK Government.

A lot of the post election press attention in the UK has focused on who the Democratic Unionist Party are, what they stand for and what a likely Conservative/DUP alliance may bring. Bernard Purcell Editor of the UK based Irish World newspaper spoke to us about what impact such an alliance would have on the island of Ireland, what the reaction has been from the Republic of Ireland so far and what challenges lie ahead for Ireland's new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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