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

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,373 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 leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
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DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today

Jul 6th 2021, 8:12 AM 13,036 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2021, 1:47 PM 21,424 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2021, 4:34 PM 10,967 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
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New DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson rocked by MLA resignation on first day

Jul 1st 2021, 9:00 AM 56,895 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,244 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 26th 2021, 4:51 PM 39,467 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 11,997 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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:30 PM 10,235 Views 0 Comments

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

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
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Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 42,567 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
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Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 19,049 Views 36 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 8,531 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
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Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 6:18 PM 30,732 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2021, 12:22 PM 25,739 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2021, 4:25 PM 30,176 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 4:43 PM 47,100 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
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From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:27 AM 31,171 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 10:05 PM 122,809 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
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DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 2:39 PM 40,977 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
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Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,469 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,270 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
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DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

Jun 16th 2021, 4:33 PM 15,088 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 10:17 PM 65,315 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
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UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Jun 14th 2021, 7:38 PM 28,856 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2021, 9:27 PM 33,454 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 5:01 PM 34,398 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,931 Views 24 Comments

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

Jun 1st 2021, 5:21 PM 13,675 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.

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?
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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 41,988 Views 108 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2021, 3:37 PM 25,345 Views 35 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 33,666 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
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Dr Christian Jessen ordered to pay £125,000 to Arlene Foster for defamatory tweet

Updated May 27th 2021, 1:28 PM 37,700 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 19th 2021, 5:55 PM 29,709 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,693 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.

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

Updated May 14th 2021, 8:40 PM 64,373 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
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Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader

May 14th 2021, 5:56 PM 38,642 Views 32 Comments

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

Jeffrey Donaldson announces DUP leadership bid
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Jeffrey Donaldson announces DUP leadership bid

Updated May 3rd 2021, 11:14 AM 37,690 Views 84 Comments

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

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

May 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 18,400 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,185 Views 18 Comments

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

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