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# first-minister - 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 10,987 Views 24 Comments

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

# first-minister - 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 33,465 Views 14 Comments

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

# first-minister - Monday 10 August, 2020

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results
# Scotland
# Scotland

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 33,243 Views 11 Comments

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

# first-minister - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’

Jun 7th 2020, 10:23 AM 23,507 Views 21 Comments

The NI First Minister said she wants to see a trade deal agreed.

# first-minister - Monday 9 March, 2020

Alex Salmond trial over sexual assault accusations due to begin today
# Trial
# Trial

Alex Salmond trial over sexual assault accusations due to begin today

Mar 9th 2020, 8:10 AM 8,594 Views 0 Comments

The former first minister of Scotland is facing 14 charges of alleged offences against 10 women.

# first-minister - Friday 13 January, 2017

Police investigating 'beheading' threats made against Arlene Foster
# Dup Leader
# Dup Leader

Police investigating 'beheading' threats made against Arlene Foster

Jan 13th 2017, 2:22 PM 16,719 Views 51 Comments

The threats have been condemned by former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

# first-minister - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career
# Cash For Ash
# Cash For Ash

McGuinness resignation: The latest chapter in a remarkable political career

Jan 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,661 Views 60 Comments

Martin McGuinness’s career to date has seen some surprising twists.

# first-minister - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Pressure mounts on North's First Minister to resign after energy scheme scandal

Dec 13th 2016, 10:05 AM 13,998 Views 48 Comments

The flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme cost the Northern Irish taxpayer around £400 million.

# first-minister - 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 14,968 Views 76 Comments

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

# first-minister - Sunday 20 September, 2015

DUP leader Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital
# Health Concerns
# Health Concerns

DUP leader Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital

Sep 20th 2015, 11:08 AM 17,887 Views 74 Comments

His party says it’s “a precautionary measure”.

# first-minister - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat
# Will He Stay Or Go
# Will He Stay Or Go

Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat

Feb 27th 2014, 4:40 PM 10,238 Views 164 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.

# first-minister - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Man charged over death threats to Peter Robinson
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man charged over death threats to Peter Robinson

Dec 13th 2012, 8:25 AM 2,174 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old man is alleged to have made the threat by phone on Wednesday as tensions remained high in Northern Ireland.

# first-minister - Monday 1 October, 2012

Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'
# Unionism
# Unionism

Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'

Oct 1st 2012, 1:07 PM 12,327 Views 82 Comments

Drew Nelson was responding to a photograph which appeared to show a bandsman urinating outside a Catholic church during Saturday’s marches.

# first-minister - Friday 6 August, 2010

Why can't Northern Ireland have a Sinn Féin First Minister?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Why can't Northern Ireland have a Sinn Féin First Minister?

Aug 6th 2010, 12:46 PM 759 Views 0 Comments

Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley agree: there’s no reason for a republican not to hold the top job.