It has been reported that the British government is to face a legal challenge in the coming week over its deal with the Democratic Unionists Party.

Last month the DUP signed an agreement to support British Prime Minister Theresa May's minority Conservative government in key House of Commons votes.

The deal included an extra £1bn of funding for Northern Ireland over the next two years.

According to a BBC report, the legal action will claim that the confidence and supply agreement breaks the UK Bribery Act of 2010 and the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998.

The legal challenge is being prepared by the same legal team that won the [UK] Supreme Court case over the triggering of Article 50.

The named complainant is Ciaran McClean, a member of the Green Party in Northern Ireland.

The deal between the DUP and the Tories was reached following two weeks of talks after Mrs May lost her majority in parliament on 8 June with a failed gamble on a snap election.