Thrust into the limelight, the DUP's policies are now subject to increased scrutiny. But what of the ten newly elected MPs themselves? Read to the end to find a new updated bonus section.
As the results came in for Belfast constituencies at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, our lad Brendan was there snapping photos.
Nathan Stewart - "Voters in East Belfast find themselves in a similar predicament as the French. Moderates are expected to rally around a centrist candidate in order to stop the far-right getting in."
Gabriel Doran - "Ireland being pushed to ‘Irexit’ by the UK would be a form of neo-colonialism. It is imperative that Ireland doesn’t allow itself to be run over by the Brexiteer Cavalry."
Matt Gillespie - "Finding a way to bridge divide through the quiet, the small, the normal, can be much more powerful than the theatrical gestures of politics."
Nathan Stewart - "A statement of any sort on the day of McGuinness' death sums up how you see our country’s past and how you see its future."
Brendan Harkin - "Will the DUP offer leadership and representation for ALL of Northern Ireland and practice the platitudes they preach? Or will it just be more parrotry instead of parity?"