Irish PM proposed alliance between Britain’s ruling Conservatives and DUP

Vastavam web: Irish PM Kenny expressed a proposed alliance between Britain’s ruling Conservatives and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.In a phone call with British Prime Minster Theresa May, Kenny warned that efforts to shore up her minority government with the hardline Protestant DUP should not put at risk the Good Friday peace accords.”The taoiseach (Kenny) indicated his concern that nothing should happen to put the Good Friday Agreement at risk and the challenge that this agreement will bring.”
The Good Friday accords led to a power-sharing arrangement between nationalist, largely Catholic parties who want to join Ireland and the pro-British Protestant community.Kenny also “noted the absence of any nationalist voice in Westminster”, after Northern Ireland’s Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) lost its three seats in Thursday’s election.May lost her parliamentary majority in Thursday’s snap election, prompting her to seek the support of the DUP’s 10 MPs to stay in power.Kenny is due to hand over power this week to his successor as leader of the ruling Fine Gael party, Leo Varadkar.