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# edwin-poots - 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 10,967 Views 24 Comments

The new DUP leader today issued his first keynote speech to party members.

# edwin-poots - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

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.

# edwin-poots - 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 34,494 Views 29 Comments

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

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
# Poots Gets The Boot
# Poots Gets The Boot

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.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

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”.

# edwin-poots - 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 15,088 Views 35 Comments

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

# edwin-poots - 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 65,315 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
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

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.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,288 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron

# edwin-poots - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

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

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 - 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 25,931 Views 24 Comments

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

Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'
# Dup Leader
# Dup Leader

Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 8:02 AM 64,441 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach says the two party leaders had “an open exchange of view” this evening.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 3 June, 2021

DUP leader Edwin Poots is to meet Micheál Martin in Dublin this evening
# New Dup Leader
# New Dup Leader

DUP leader Edwin Poots is to meet Micheál Martin in Dublin this evening

Jun 3rd 2021, 12:36 PM 12,277 Views 34 Comments

DUP MLA Paul Givan said Poots wants to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

# edwin-poots - 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 13,675 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.

# edwin-poots - Monday 31 May, 2021

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?
# Stormont
# Stormont

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.

# edwin-poots - Sunday 30 May, 2021

DUP and Sinn Fein urged to ‘keep powersharing show on the road’
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

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’.

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,041 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

# edwin-poots - Friday 28 May, 2021

Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney
# Brexit Hangover
# Brexit Hangover

Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 63,353 Views 129 Comments

Poots has described his relationship with the Irish Government as “really, really bad”.

# edwin-poots - 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 33,665 Views 12 Comments

Agriculture Minister Poots narrowly defeated Jeffrey Donaldson MP.

# edwin-poots - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Incoming DUP leader says Northern Ireland Protocol is 'undeliverable'

Incoming DUP leader says Northern Ireland Protocol is 'undeliverable'

May 23rd 2021, 5:45 PM 28,477 Views 48 Comments

“We need to go back to the drawing board.”

# edwin-poots - 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 31,806 Views 21 Comments

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

# edwin-poots - Monday 17 May, 2021

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

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.

# edwin-poots - 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 64,373 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
# Profile
# Profile

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.

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 17,054 Views 28 Comments

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

# edwin-poots - 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 18,400 Views 40 Comments

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

# edwin-poots - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP

Apr 29th 2021, 5:36 PM 21,408 Views 52 Comments

His likely opponents include MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Gavin Robinson.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

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.

# edwin-poots - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:31 AM 40,387 Views 61 Comments

Some physical checks on food products have been suspended.

# edwin-poots - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Oct 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,182 Views 10 Comments

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

DUP minister says he never tried to attribute Covid-19 spread to religion after nationalist/unionist comments
# Edwin Poots
# Edwin Poots

DUP minister says he never tried to attribute Covid-19 spread to religion after nationalist/unionist comments

Oct 21st 2020, 2:29 PM 24,763 Views 33 Comments

Edwin Poots has accused Sinn Féin of trying to “distort and twist” his comments.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 18th 2019, 8:50 PM 10,689 Views 13 Comments

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
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:01 PM 16,705 Views 99 Comments

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
# Arlín Foster
# Arlín Foster

Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups

Apr 28th 2017, 2:27 PM 15,238 Views 38 Comments

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
# Everyday Sexism
# Everyday Sexism

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

Jan 11th 2016, 7:44 PM 14,953 Views 76 Comments

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
# Division
# Division

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

Sep 24th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,388 Views 30 Comments

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
# Same-sex Adoption
# Same-sex Adoption

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:49 PM 5,368 Views 61 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP councillor in court over Republican parade Facebook comments

Aug 22nd 2013, 4:59 PM 8,216 Views 94 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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Jul 2nd 2013, 1:27 PM 3,016 Views 5 Comments

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

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