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# 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 Mon 10:17 PM 64,997 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

Mon 7:38 PM 28,611 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

Thu 9:27 PM 33,264 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 34,338 Views 35 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 25,894 Views 23 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 13,665 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 41,743 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 12,530 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 25,329 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 33,470 Views 12 Comments

Agriculture Minister Poots narrowly defeated Jeffrey Donaldson MP.

Dr Christian Jessen ordered to pay £125,000 to Arlene Foster for defamatory tweet
# High Court
# High Court

Dr Christian Jessen ordered to pay £125,000 to Arlene Foster for defamatory tweet

Updated May 27th 2021, 1:28 PM 37,646 Views 0 Comments

First Minister of Northern Ireland and outgoing DUP leader Arlene Foster had sued the celebrity medic for defamation.

# dup - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs
# The North
# The North

DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs

May 19th 2021, 5:55 PM 29,669 Views 0 Comments

Martina Anderson and Karen Mullan were asked to consider their positions in April after a high level review.

# dup - Monday 17 May, 2021

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,641 Views 29 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

# dup - Friday 14 May, 2021

Taoiseach sends congratulations as Edwin Poots elected new leader of the DUP
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

Taoiseach sends congratulations as Edwin Poots elected new leader of the DUP

Updated May 14th 2021, 8:40 PM 64,262 Views 114 Comments

Poots previously indicated that he will nominate a colleague to serve as First Minister.

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader
# Profile
# Profile

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader

May 14th 2021, 5:56 PM 38,535 Views 33 Comments

Poots has said he would split the roles of party leader and Stormont first minister.

# dup - Monday 3 May, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson announces DUP leadership bid
# DUP
# DUP

Jeffrey Donaldson announces DUP leadership bid

Updated May 3rd 2021, 11:14 AM 37,662 Views 84 Comments

The party will have its first contested race for party leader in its 50-year history.

# dup - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
# DUP LEADERSHIP
# DUP LEADERSHIP

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job

May 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 18,392 Views 40 Comments

A source close to the Lagan Valley MP told the News Letter that he could contest the election.

# dup - Friday 30 April, 2021

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,149 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 44,346 Views 54 Comments

The 50-year-old announced her resignation on Wednesday.

# dup - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP

Apr 29th 2021, 5:36 PM 21,402 Views 52 Comments

His likely opponents include MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Gavin Robinson.

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?

Apr 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 37,961 Views 38 Comments

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.

# dup - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP
# The Dup
# The Dup

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 6:35 PM 87,950 Views 103 Comments
  • 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.
These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader
# The Heave
# The Heave

These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader

Apr 28th 2021, 5:05 PM 26,659 Views 20 Comments

Foster bowed to the inevitable today and confirmed she would quit – here’s why.

Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting
# DUP LEADERSHIP
# DUP LEADERSHIP

Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting

Apr 28th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,808 Views 20 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 38,912 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

# dup - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster
# Leadership Heave
# Leadership Heave

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster

Apr 27th 2021, 6:09 PM 32,401 Views 57 Comments

Arlene Foster has played down suggestions her position is under threat with her handling of Brexit being blamed for the heave murmurings.

# dup - Monday 19 April, 2021

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
# The North
# The North

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

Apr 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,645 Views 25 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

# dup - Monday 12 April, 2021

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
# Unrest
# Unrest

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’

Apr 12th 2021, 4:12 PM 25,983 Views 43 Comments

Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.

# dup - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,271 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

# dup - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
# Explainer
# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,743 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# dup - Thursday 1 April, 2021

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral

Apr 1st 2021, 7:24 AM 10,834 Views 9 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly is also due to convene today for an emergency sitting to discuss the controversy.

# dup - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals

Mar 31st 2021, 4:21 PM 13,571 Views 96 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

# dup - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,198 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off
# Abortion
# Abortion

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 10,370 Views 12 Comments

Abortion laws in the region were liberalised by MPs at Westminster in 2019.

# dup - Monday 22 March, 2021

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:58 AM 10,592 Views 10 Comments

One of the party’s Stormont ministers said such a move would be ‘counter-productive’.

# dup - Friday 19 March, 2021

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,825 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

# dup - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill
# Transport Link
# Transport Link

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill

Mar 10th 2021, 7:02 PM 24,783 Views 50 Comments

O’Neill has dismissed the possibility of a link between NI and Scotland as a “pipe dream”.

# dup - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,726 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

# dup - Friday 26 February, 2021

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports

Feb 26th 2021, 6:38 PM 47,529 Views 37 Comments

DUP minister for agriculture Gordon Lyons has also stopped any further recruitment of inspection staff.

# dup - Monday 22 February, 2021

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 25,264 Views 22 Comments

Neale Richmond says the legal action by unionists is ill-judged and will further entrench political views.

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