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# Doug Beattie

Bertie Ahern honoured by UUP leader at event marking 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
At an event in Dublin last night, Bertie Ahern in turn praised UUP Doug Beattie for his ‘wisdom and calmness’ during tough times.
This week
19th March 2023 - 24th March 2023
# windsor framework
SDLP may abstain on 'Stormont brake' vote, with Colum Eastwood saying it 'muddies the water'
The brake would allow a minority of MLAs at Stormont to formally flag concerns about the imposition of new EU laws in Northern Ireland.
Last year
# Orange Order
Two men apologise for involvement in ‘vile’ video mocking Michaela McAreavey murder
The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has also launched an investigation into the video.
Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed
The UUP leader said it was “quite right” that refugees are not subject to checks
# The North
Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie vows not to be intimidated after office attack
His constituency office was targeted hours after he criticised loyalist rallies against the Northern Ireland Protocol.
# Hot Water
UUP leader gets 'unanimous' support from his party amid alleged racist and misogynistic tweets
Doug Beattie has apologised for the tweets written before he entered political life.
All time
# Swann song
Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid
Ulster Unionist party leader Doug Beattie criticised the East Antrim MP for a tweet that singled out UUP Health Minister Robin Swann.
# in unison
Unionist leaders come together at conference event to denounce NI Protocol
The leaders of Northern Ireland’s three main unionist parties shared a platform to strongly criticise the protocol.
# Belfast
Calls for 'mandatory' bonfire regulations in the North after teenager critically injured
The teenager is being treated for his injuries in hospital.
# United Ireland
'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.
# Stormont Executive
DUP and Sinn Fein urged to ‘keep powersharing show on the road’
Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie said the Stormont Executive ‘has to last’.
# Northern Ireland
'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?
UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.
# barry mcelduff
'Stop this gruesome tit for tat': Kingsmill loaf row rumbles on as cartoon sparks Twitter uproar
Sinn Féin’s Barry McElduff posted a controversial video of him with a loaf of ‘Kingsmill’ bread on his head on the Kingsmill massacre anniversary.