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#Arlene Foster

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

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 15,072 Views 35 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - 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 65,273 Views 83 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Friday 11 June, 2021

Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit
# Arl Blue Eyes
# Arl Blue Eyes

Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit

Jun 11th 2021, 2:25 PM 21,429 Views 16 Comments

Riding high in April, shot down in May.

# arlene-foster - 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 33,427 Views 14 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - 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 25,918 Views 23 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - 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 13,670 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.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 27 May, 2021

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 37,667 Views 0 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Friday 21 May, 2021

TV star ‘created persona’ during time he failed to respond to libel case papers
# Libel Case
# Libel Case

TV star ‘created persona’ during time he failed to respond to libel case papers

May 21st 2021, 1:50 PM 42,659 Views 0 Comments

Northern Ireland’s First Minister is suing Dr Christian Jessen for defamation over a tweet he posted making unfounded claims she was having an affair.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol
# Swan Song
# Swan Song

Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol

May 20th 2021, 4:05 PM 9,919 Views 16 Comments

The First Minister said every day the protocol remains in place, more damage was done to Northern Ireland.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting
# Dup Tensions
# Dup Tensions

New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting

May 18th 2021, 5:41 PM 31,805 Views 21 Comments

Foster was forced out after an internal heave by colleagues unhappy with her leadership.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated May 13th 2021, 9:43 PM 37,056 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

# arlene-foster - 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 18,397 Views 40 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - 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 24,178 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 44,469 Views 54 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Thursday 29 April, 2021

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 37,998 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.

# arlene-foster - 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 87,977 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 26,691 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 38,926 Views 60 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - 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 32,431 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.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island
# Data-sharing Impasse
# Data-sharing Impasse

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 15,848 Views 13 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both expressed frustration over the issue.

# arlene-foster - 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 17,652 Views 25 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 96,664 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

Apr 14th 2021, 2:31 PM 38,843 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

# arlene-foster - 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.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 1:14 PM 133,312 Views 238 Comments

A total of 55 police officers have been injured in recent violence.

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 23,757 Views 49 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - 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.

# arlene-foster - 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 13,574 Views 96 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Monday 29 March, 2021

UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster
# Neighbourliness
# Neighbourliness

UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster

Mar 29th 2021, 1:15 PM 16,268 Views 52 Comments

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said the vaccination rate in the Republic has an ‘impact’ as neighbours.

# arlene-foster - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
# First Jab
# First Jab

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 27th 2021, 1:10 PM 29,027 Views 58 Comments

Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.

# arlene-foster - 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.

# arlene-foster - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,430 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

# arlene-foster - Friday 12 March, 2021

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit

Mar 12th 2021, 4:10 PM 43,532 Views 85 Comments

The NI deputy First Minister refused to welcome the British Prime Minister to Belfast today in her Stormont role.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster
# Sharing
# Sharing

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster

Mar 11th 2021, 7:43 PM 21,882 Views 43 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said working together across the island was the only way out of lockdown.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster

Mar 9th 2021, 5:21 PM 18,673 Views 40 Comments

The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the UK government, accusing it of breaching the terms of the protocol.

# arlene-foster - 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 30,730 Views 91 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 19,345 Views 17 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

# arlene-foster - Friday 12 February, 2021

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster
# Article 16
# Article 16

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster

Feb 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 27,425 Views 62 Comments

Arlene Foster said unionist anger and concern over the Northern Ireland Protocol must be heard.

# arlene-foster - Monday 8 February, 2021

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments

Feb 8th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,828 Views 45 Comments

The party’s East Londonderry MP has been accused of ‘race-baiting’ and anti-racism campaigners called on Gregory Campbell to apologise.

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