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# dup - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

DUP MP overcome with emotion over family tragedy as he asks Commons 'lockdown party' question
# Jim Shannon
# Jim Shannon

DUP MP overcome with emotion over family tragedy as he asks Commons 'lockdown party' question

Jan 11th 2022, 4:43 PM 33,304 Views 8 Comments

Jim Shannon revealed that his mother-in-law died alone due to Covid-19 restrictions.

# dup - Monday 10 January, 2022

Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says

Jan 10th 2022, 12:49 PM 18,862 Views 29 Comments

Donaldson said her pledges to reform the post-Brexit trading mechanisms need to be backed up with actions.

# dup - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Twitter suspends account which mocked death of DUP MLA’s disabled son
# Diane Dodds
# Diane Dodds

Twitter suspends account which mocked death of DUP MLA’s disabled son

Jan 6th 2022, 10:35 PM 28,326 Views 0 Comments

Diane Dodds welcome the move but said Twitter must act to protect users from online abuse.

# dup - Sunday 2 January, 2022

DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made

Jan 2nd 2022, 9:15 AM 37,049 Views 32 Comments

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘maximise the benefits of Brexit’ in 2022.

# dup - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid
# Swann Song
# Swann Song

Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:45 AM 78,773 Views 50 Comments

Ulster Unionist party leader Doug Beattie criticised the East Antrim MP for a tweet that singled out UUP Health Minister Robin Swann.

# dup - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson tests positive for Covid-19
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 21st 2021, 8:32 PM 32,172 Views 49 Comments

The DUP leader announced the news on Twitter today.

# dup - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?

Dec 11th 2021, 9:00 PM 33,931 Views 43 Comments

Not all unionists are opposed to the Protocol – so how will their politics change in the years ahead?

# dup - Sunday 28 November, 2021

DUP leader urges continued focus on push to remove ‘Irish Sea border’
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP leader urges continued focus on push to remove ‘Irish Sea border’

Nov 28th 2021, 3:04 PM 24,454 Views 45 Comments

The UK Brexit Minister David Frost described last week a “significant” gap remaining between the UK and the EU.

# dup - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:11 PM 16,307 Views 40 Comments

Sinn Féin welcomed the “far-reaching” EU plans published this evening.

# dup - Monday 11 October, 2021

DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 9:07 PM 31,137 Views 35 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson was responding after a High Court ruling over his party’s boycott of north-south meetings.

# dup - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months
# The North
# The North

Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months

Sep 30th 2021, 10:23 PM 20,306 Views 32 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the economic and constitutional integrity of the UK was at risk.

# dup - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
# The North
# The North

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 28th 2021, 12:17 PM 18,535 Views 40 Comments

The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

# dup - Friday 24 September, 2021

DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service
# Criticism
# Criticism

DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service

Sep 24th 2021, 4:59 PM 18,211 Views 64 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has criticised Michael D Higgins.

# dup - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson hopes Michael D Higgins will rethink decision to miss centenary service
# RSVP
# RSVP

Jeffrey Donaldson hopes Michael D Higgins will rethink decision to miss centenary service

Sep 16th 2021, 2:21 PM 21,967 Views 53 Comments

Donaldson said it was a “retrograde step” in terms of reconciliation.

# dup - Sunday 12 September, 2021

DUP leader fears ‘further unrest’ on streets of Northern Ireland over protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP leader fears ‘further unrest’ on streets of Northern Ireland over protocol

Sep 12th 2021, 4:26 PM 21,067 Views 63 Comments

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the protocol is “creating significant political instability”.

# dup - Friday 10 September, 2021

Explainer: The high-stakes risks for the DUP as it threatens to collapse Stormont
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Explainer: The high-stakes risks for the DUP as it threatens to collapse Stormont

Sep 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,311 Views 18 Comments

The threat by the party’s leader was widely criticised by other parties in Northern Ireland.

# dup - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Taoiseach says EU wants 'solution' on NI Protocol after DUP leader threatens to force election
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

Taoiseach says EU wants 'solution' on NI Protocol after DUP leader threatens to force election

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:39 PM 83,329 Views 122 Comments
  • Donaldson announced his party’s withdrawal from north/south political structures established under the Good Friday Agreement.
  • He said DUP ministers will block the implementation of any additional checks at Northern Ireland ports when ongoing grace periods end.

# dup - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’
# The North
# The North

Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 9:24 PM 28,319 Views 45 Comments

The Tanaiste met with Jeffrey Donaldson to assess post-Brexit arrangements and Covid recovery.

# dup - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery
# The North
# The North

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 8,626 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste is meeting Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.

# dup - Saturday 28 August, 2021

DUP slips behind unionist rivals UUP and TUV in opinion poll
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP slips behind unionist rivals UUP and TUV in opinion poll

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,020 Views 47 Comments

A poll by Lucid Talk on behalf of the Belfast Telegraph shows support for the DUP has fallen by three percentage points since May.

# dup - Friday 30 July, 2021

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
# Paul Givan
# Paul Givan

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services

Jul 30th 2021, 8:27 AM 19,211 Views 36 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.

# dup - Monday 19 July, 2021

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,462 Views 59 Comments

The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.

# dup - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today

Jul 6th 2021, 8:12 AM 13,063 Views 20 Comments

The DUP has been rocked by bitter divisions played out in public in recent weeks.

# dup - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson: Boris Johnson 'needs to recognise' constitutional harm from the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jeffrey Donaldson: Boris Johnson 'needs to recognise' constitutional harm from the Protocol

Jul 4th 2021, 1:47 PM 21,501 Views 47 Comments

Donaldson says he was ‘strive for’ what he says is a solution to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# dup - Thursday 1 July, 2021

NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says
# DUP
# DUP

NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says

Jul 1st 2021, 4:34 PM 10,989 Views 24 Comments

The new DUP leader today issued his first keynote speech to party members.

New DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson rocked by MLA resignation on first day
# Rocky Start
# Rocky Start

New DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson rocked by MLA resignation on first day

Jul 1st 2021, 9:00 AM 57,565 Views 36 Comments

Alex Easton is leaving the party, blaming a lack of ‘respect, discipline or decency’.

# dup - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol
# Poll
# Poll

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,513 Views 8 Comments

47% of respondents said the Protocol is appropriate for Northern Ireland, while the same number disagreed.

# dup - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson says Irish Government must 'stop cheerleading for Protocol'
# The North
# The North

Jeffrey Donaldson says Irish Government must 'stop cheerleading for Protocol'

Updated Jun 26th 2021, 4:51 PM 39,503 Views 67 Comments

The MP has made clear his intent to return from Westminster to assume the First Minister’s job.

# dup - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 12,034 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

# dup - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:30 PM 10,256 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 42,659 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he looks forward to “working constructively” with the new DUP leader.

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 19,082 Views 36 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

# dup - Monday 21 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 8,562 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 6:18 PM 30,759 Views 39 Comments

The Lagan Valley MP is not expected to be challenged following a bruising party leadership last month.

# dup - Sunday 20 June, 2021

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister
# Chris Hazzard
# Chris Hazzard

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister

Jun 20th 2021, 12:22 PM 25,784 Views 40 Comments

MP Chris Hazzard has said Sinn Féin will have ‘no demands’ other than a commitment to agreements already made.

# dup - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed

Jun 19th 2021, 4:25 PM 30,190 Views 34 Comments

Givan was only formally installed as the new First Minister on Thursday.

# dup - Friday 18 June, 2021

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
# Poots Gets The Boot
# Poots Gets The Boot

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 4:43 PM 47,121 Views 74 Comments

Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:27 AM 31,211 Views 41 Comments

It’s been a hell of a few weeks in Northern Ireland politics. Here’s a quick catch-up.

# dup - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role
# Life After Arlene
# Life After Arlene

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 10:05 PM 122,868 Views 190 Comments
  • Poots did not speak to waiting reporters as he left the crunch meeting with party officers
  • The new DUP leader came under heavy fire after he nominated a First Minister despite a majority of his party objecting
  • Recently ousted leader Arlene Foster earlier tweeted that she "hoped everyone is having a great day"
DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting
# Dup Strife
# Dup Strife

DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 2:39 PM 41,005 Views 37 Comments
  • Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to continue in the role of Deputy First Minister
  • The Assembly is to continue after last night's UK government deal on the Irish language
  • DUP MPs and MLAs sought to pressure party leader Edwin Poots to hold off on a nomination
  • However, Poots nominated Givan and said it was without "a precondition from Sinn Féin"
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