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# 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

Thu 2:21 PM 21,868 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 20,976 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 19,214 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 82,952 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 28,278 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 8,598 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 26,723 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 19,172 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 34,426 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 13,057 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 21,471 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 10,982 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 57,530 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 13,332 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 39,487 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 12,024 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 10,250 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 42,658 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 19,072 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 8,555 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 30,746 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 25,771 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 30,187 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 47,111 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 31,203 Views 40 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 122,831 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 40,991 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"
Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,492 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# dup - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,275 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

Jun 16th 2021, 4:33 PM 15,098 Views 35 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

# dup - Monday 14 June, 2021

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 10:17 PM 65,331 Views 83 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Jun 14th 2021, 7:38 PM 28,862 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

# dup - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader
# DUP
# DUP

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader

Jun 10th 2021, 9:27 PM 33,461 Views 14 Comments

Foster said the coronavirus pandemic changed the administration’s course.

# dup - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 5:01 PM 34,406 Views 34 Comments

New ministers are set to take up their posts on Monday.

# dup - Friday 4 June, 2021

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,934 Views 24 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

# dup - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Edwin Poots says he will only unveil ministerial line-up when he's 'ready'
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots says he will only unveil ministerial line-up when he's 'ready'

Jun 1st 2021, 5:21 PM 13,678 Views 29 Comments

The new DUP leader denied there had been a delay in carrying out a reshuffle due to an internal rift within the party.

# dup - Monday 31 May, 2021

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?
# Stormont
# Stormont

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?

May 31st 2021, 5:28 PM 42,008 Views 108 Comments

New DUP leader Edwin Poots won’t be putting himself forward but the new FM has not been confirmed.

# dup - Sunday 30 May, 2021

DUP and Sinn Fein urged to ‘keep powersharing show on the road’
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

DUP and Sinn Fein urged to ‘keep powersharing show on the road’

May 30th 2021, 4:28 PM 12,535 Views 29 Comments

Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie said the Stormont Executive ‘has to last’.

# dup - Friday 28 May, 2021

Arlene Foster confirms she will leave the DUP once she steps down as First Minister
# DUP
# DUP

Arlene Foster confirms she will leave the DUP once she steps down as First Minister

May 28th 2021, 3:37 PM 25,350 Views 35 Comments

Poots reiterated today that he has no plans to “push” Arlene Foster out of post as First Minister.

# dup - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Backlash over Arlene Foster's ousting continues as Edwin Poots to be ratified as DUP leader
# Unionism
# Unionism

Backlash over Arlene Foster's ousting continues as Edwin Poots to be ratified as DUP leader

May 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 33,689 Views 12 Comments

Agriculture Minister Poots narrowly defeated Jeffrey Donaldson MP.

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