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# jeffrey-donaldson - 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’

Sun 3:04 PM 24,392 Views 44 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

Oct 27th 2021, 2:16 PM 23,253 Views 35 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 31,122 Views 35 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - Monday 4 October, 2021

Unionist leaders come together at conference event to denounce NI Protocol
# In Unison
# In Unison

Unionist leaders come together at conference event to denounce NI Protocol

Oct 4th 2021, 7:15 PM 16,736 Views 21 Comments

The leaders of Northern Ireland’s three main unionist parties shared a platform to strongly criticise the protocol.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 20,301 Views 32 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 18,526 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.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 21,061 Views 63 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 83,297 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.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 28,312 Views 45 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 8,613 Views 11 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

DUP leader plans to run for Lagan Valley in Stormont elections
# Lagan Valley
# Lagan Valley

DUP leader plans to run for Lagan Valley in Stormont elections

Aug 24th 2021, 2:03 PM 10,071 Views 8 Comments

The decision could see Jeffrey Donaldson running to become a Stormont MLA in the same constituency as the man he replaced as party leader.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 34,459 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.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 21,497 Views 47 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 10,987 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 57,562 Views 36 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 39,502 Views 67 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

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.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Friday 18 June, 2021

Arise, Sir Jeffrey? What happens next after the DUP meltdown?
# Poots To Fill
# Poots To Fill

Arise, Sir Jeffrey? What happens next after the DUP meltdown?

Jun 18th 2021, 5:39 PM 34,666 Views 29 Comments

Is it a one-horse race and what does that mean for power-sharing?

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 33,708 Views 12 Comments

Agriculture Minister Poots narrowly defeated Jeffrey Donaldson MP.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 64,386 Views 114 Comments

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

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place

May 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 17,065 Views 28 Comments

It’s the first leadership election in the party’s history.

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 37,699 Views 84 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - 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 19,849 Views 75 Comments

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

# jeffrey-donaldson - Monday 12 October, 2020

DUP MP questions the need amid reports NI's chief medical officer has recommended a six-week lockdown
# Rising Cases
# Rising Cases

DUP MP questions the need amid reports NI's chief medical officer has recommended a six-week lockdown

Oct 12th 2020, 11:16 AM 33,371 Views 27 Comments

The number of new cases in Northern Ireland has risen significantly in recent weeks.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader

Dec 17th 2019, 8:22 PM 19,556 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, Sammy Wilson MP has been elected as the DUP’s chief whip.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Thursday 25 July, 2019

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says 'we are facing no deal' if EU doesn't compromise on backstop
# Brexit Deal
# Brexit Deal

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says 'we are facing no deal' if EU doesn't compromise on backstop

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 8:21 PM 35,110 Views 111 Comments

Speaking yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Thursday 13 June, 2019

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson

Jun 13th 2019, 8:42 PM 32,127 Views 110 Comments

In speech in Dublin, Donaldson re-iterated his party’s opposition to the backstop.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'

Mar 24th 2019, 6:37 PM 43,034 Views 72 Comments

His comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it's not on the table
# Brexit
# Brexit

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it's not on the table

Updated Mar 23rd 2019, 5:20 PM 58,020 Views 129 Comments

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until yesterday’s statement.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Bye bye Scotland, could the UK's nuclear arsenal be stored at Irish loughs?
# Trident
# Trident

Bye bye Scotland, could the UK's nuclear arsenal be stored at Irish loughs?

Nov 24th 2015, 8:29 PM 34,217 Views 137 Comments

If Scotland turfs them out, that’s exactly what the DUP wants.

# jeffrey-donaldson - Wednesday 12 January, 2011

DUP websites hacked by Irish language prankster
# DUP
# DUP

DUP websites hacked by Irish language prankster

Jan 12th 2011, 9:13 PM 3,955 Views 1 Comment

The main website of the Democratic Unionist Party – and the websites of two of its leaders – are hacked and taken offline.