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DUP's Arlene Foster meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over Stormont talks

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes DUP leader Arlene Foster to Government Buildings in Dublin. Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes DUP leader Arlene Foster to Government Buildings in Dublin. Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
DUP leader Arlene Foster and DUP's Simon Hamilton (centre) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) at Government Buildings in Dublin for a meeting. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes DUP leader Arlene Foster to Government Buildings in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) and DUP's Simon Hamilton (right) to Government Buildings in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
DUP leader Arlene Foster and DUP's Simon Hamilton (centre) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) at Government Buildings in Dublin for a meeting. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes DUP leader Arlene Foster to Government Buildings in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Arlene Foster has met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin.

The newly elected Irish premier is to meet with both the DUP and Sinn Fein on Friday to discuss efforts being made to resurrect the Stormont power-sharing institutions.

The meeting comes as all five main Northern Ireland political parties held discussions with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street.

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The Conservative leader discussed her party's deal with the DUP, as well as meeting with Arlene Foster's party. An announcement is expected to be made on the tie-up between the two parties in the coming days.

At Friday's meeting with Mr Varadkar, the two parties are also expected to discuss the impact Brexit could have on the island.

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