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#Edwin Poots

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Differences between political parties in Northern Ireland are 'marginal', DUP's Edwin Poots says

A round table meeting involving all five of the main Stormont parties took place today.

# edwin-poots - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# edwin-poots - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups

An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly.

# edwin-poots - Monday 11 January, 2016

'Her second most important job': One politician's take on the North's first female leader

Edwin Poots has found himself in bother after his congratulatory speech.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

DUP war of words as Peter Robinson forced to deny he's leaving

Former DUP health minster Edwin Poots made the claim this morning.

# edwin-poots - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Same-sex adoption in NI has moved closer today after a Supreme Court ruling

The UK Supreme Court rejected an application that was being sought by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Edwin Poots.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 22 August, 2013

DUP councillor in court over Republican parade Facebook comments

Ruth Patterson is contesting the charge of sending a “grossly offensive” electronic message.

# edwin-poots - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

PSNI insists it does not turn a blind eye to drug dealers

Police in Northern Ireland have hit back at claims by Health Minister Edwin Poots.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.

# edwin-poots - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Patients waiting up to 70 weeks for orthopaedic surgeries in Derry hospital

Officials have blamed the delay on a fire at Altnagelvin Hospital in November 2012.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Legal challenge to bring abortion guidelines to Northern Ireland

The Family Planning Association (FPA) has been fighting for 11 years to provide instructions to doctors.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Reilly in talks to make Children's Hospital an all-island facility Cross Border This post contains a poll

Reilly in talks to make Children's Hospital an all-island facility

Taking patients from Northern Ireland could help to lower the costs of building the facility at St James’s.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Marie Stopes representatives to appear before Stormont committee

The Marie Stopes International clinic in Belfast offers limited abortion in the North, in line with current legislation there.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Northern Ireland's ban on gay and unmarried adoption overturned

A Belfast judge today rejected a 1987 adoption law that restricted adoption to married couples and single adults.

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PHOTOS: Protests at Marie Stopes Belfast clinic

About 300 people demonstrated on Great Victoria Street this morning.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Pseudomonas outbreak 'under control' in Northern Ireland

The NI Health Minister also revealed that 30 people have died from the infection in the past four years.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Deadly bacteria found on hospital taps, seventh case confirmed

The Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital has confirmed that the bacteria that killed three babies has been traced back to several taps in the neonatal unit .

# edwin-poots - Friday 20 January, 2012

Third baby dies at Belfast hospital after infection outbreak

An investigation has been launched after a third baby died of an infection at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Healthcare workers begin 24-hour strike in Northern Ireland

Members of the Unison trade union are holding picket lines in front of numerous hospitals today to protest against frontline budget cuts.

# edwin-poots - Friday 12 August, 2011

Belfast City Hospital to lose A&E department

Accident & Emergency services at Belfast City Hospital are to close due to a shortage of doctors.

# edwin-poots - Monday 16 May, 2011

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.