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# Arlene Foster
Calls for civility after pro-IRA chant is directed at former DUP leader Arlene Foster
The footage involving Foster emerged from the Local Women Business Awards in Belfast at the weekend.
# Northern Ireland
Condemnation after woman asks Arlene Foster for selfie before chanting 'Up the Ra'
The IRA tried to kill Foster’s father and blow up her school bus
# peerages
Former NI First Minister Arlene Foster to join House of Lords
She’s been named as part of a list of 26 people becoming members of the house.
# Orange Order
Orange Order welcomes GB News decision to broadcast 12 July parades after BBC pulls out
The broadcaster will broadcast live from Armagh city on 12 July.
# UK monarchy
Sinn Féin jubilee letter to UK Queen welcomed by Arlene Foster
The former DUP leader has been handed a damehood by Britain’s queen.
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# rebuke
Ex-DUP leader Foster criticises Bertie Ahern over Belfast 'ghetto' comments on NI protocol
The former Taoiseach said loyalists who are opposed to the Northern Ireland Protocol “haven’t got a clue” about how it works.
# Stormont
DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.
# The North
Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.
# Arl Blue Eyes
Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit
Riding high in April, shot down in May.
Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader
Foster said the coronavirus pandemic changed the administration’s course.
Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”
Edwin Poots says he will only unveil ministerial line-up when he's 'ready'
The new DUP leader denied there had been a delay in carrying out a reshuffle due to an internal rift within the party.
# High Court
Dr Christian Jessen ordered to pay £125,000 to Arlene Foster for defamatory tweet
First Minister of Northern Ireland and outgoing DUP leader Arlene Foster had sued the celebrity medic for defamation.
# libel case
TV star ‘created persona’ during time he failed to respond to libel case papers
Northern Ireland’s First Minister is suing Dr Christian Jessen for defamation over a tweet he posted making unfounded claims she was having an affair.
# swan song
Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol
The First Minister said every day the protocol remains in place, more damage was done to Northern Ireland.
# dup tensions
New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting
Foster was forced out after an internal heave by colleagues unhappy with her leadership.
# Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.
Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
A source close to the Lagan Valley MP told the News Letter that he could contest the election.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?
# stepping down
Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her
The 50-year-old announced her resignation on Wednesday.
# Northern Ireland
Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?
It is not clear if the next leader will enjoy a coronation, or whether there will be more than one candidate vying for the party’s top job.
# the dup
'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP
There has been growing discontentment over Foster’s handling of Brexit and the NI Protocol.
Foster will step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June.
There has been growing discontentment with Foster's handling of Brexit negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Foster has been the leader of the DUP since 2015.
# The heave
These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader
Foster bowed to the inevitable today and confirmed she would quit – here’s why.
Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said he hopes the meeting can go ahead.
Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.
# Leadership Heave
DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster
Arlene Foster has played down suggestions her position is under threat with her handling of Brexit being blamed for the heave murmurings.
# data-sharing impasse
Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island
First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both expressed frustration over the issue.
# The North
DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.
# Stormont
Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates – 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
# christian jessen
Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.
# unrest
Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.
# Northern Ireland
Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'
A total of 55 police officers have been injured in recent violence.
# Explainer
Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions
# Simon Byrne
PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral
The Northern Ireland Assembly is also due to convene today for an emergency sitting to discuss the controversy.
# bobby storey
Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.
# neighbourliness
UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster
Northern Ireland’s First Minister said the vaccination rate in the Republic has an ‘impact’ as neighbours.
# First jab
Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.
# brandon lewis
NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.
# NI Protocol
Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.
# Northern Ireland
Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit
The NI deputy First Minister refused to welcome the British Prime Minister to Belfast today in her Stormont role.