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# Jeffrey Donaldson

20th March 2023
# Northern Ireland
Windsor Framework: DUP to vote against Government on 'Stormont Brake'
Jeffrey Donaldson said that while the proposed terms represent “real progress”, it fails to address “the imposition of EU law by the Protocol”.
The first Commons vote on the EU/UK agreement on trading arrangements for Northern Ireland will take place on Wednesday.
Downing Street has said the UK government has no plans to seek changes to the deal despite the DUP's decision to oppose it.
Sinn Féin vice president Michelle O'Neill has said "the deal is done" and the onus is on all parties to get Stormont moving.
'Still more work to do' in addressing Windsor Framework concerns, Donaldson says
Explainer: Pets, potatoes and the 'Stormont brake', what's the deal with the Windsor Framework?
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12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
'Still more work to do' in addressing Windsor Framework concerns, Donaldson says
The DUP leader said the Brexit deal “does not deal with some of the fundamental problems” created by the Northern Ireland Protocol.
This month
March 2023
# Brexit
DUP to form group featuring Arlene Foster and Peter Robinson to consult on Windsor Framework
Donaldson also said that having Stormont working again for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next month is not a deadline he is working to.
Last month
February 2023
# windsor framework
Sunak pleads with MPs to give DUP 'time and space' to consider Brexit deal
The view of the DUP will be crucial if the deal is to help restore power-sharing at Stormont.
The British Prime Minister saoid "the last thing the public want is another Westminster drama".
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will take its time to study the deal before coming to a conclusion on it.
Sinn Féin vice president Michelle O'Neill said "the deal is now done" and that getting Stormont up and running must now be the priority.
Explainer: Pets, potatoes and the 'Stormont brake', what's the deal with the Windsor Framework?
An emotional Steve Baker regrets 'Brexit hardman' image and speaks about 'mental health crisis'
This year
# Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin should reconsider stance on all-party talks with UK Govt, says Donaldson
The decision to exclude McDonald from the talks has been criticised by the Government and Sinn Féin.
Last year
# Stormont
DUP will not be ‘bullied or cajoled’ into restoring Stormont, Northern Ireland Secretary told
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government should stop ‘expending energy’ targeting unionists.
# The North
Still no clarity on an election date in Northern Ireland, what's going on?
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.
Jeffrey Donaldson repeats claim heart surgeries were delayed by NI protocol
The Southern Health Trust said cardiac equipment parts could not be secured from the UK or Ireland in August
# Protocol
DUP leader says debris of protocol must be cleared for Stormont to return
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin later today.
# Northern Ireland
Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol
The DUP leader said the Protocol has left him being treated like a second-class citizen.
# 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.
# total recall
DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker
The DUP’s Paul Givan labelled today’s recall of the Assembly ‘a stunt’.
# Stormont
Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.
# Stormont
DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.
Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament
Emma Little-Pengelly has been elected in the Lagan Valley constituency in Donaldson’s place.
# Brexit
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.
# Stormont
What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.
# Stormont
Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says
Rallies took place in Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday in opposition to the post-Brexit protocol.
# Northern Ireland
Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll
The latest LucidTalk poll puts 26% of support for Sinn Féin, ahead of 20% for the DUP.
# battle for stormont
Analysis: Unionist divisions exposed during 'most important election in a generation'
The three-way unionist battle could dent the DUP’s chances of coming out on top.
# Northern Ireland
Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson
The DUP leader was addressing a rally against the protocol in Castlederg.
# Assembly Elections
People are not waking up thinking about Irish unity, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill
The Sinn Fein Stormont leader said the day would come when people voted on reunification but she said her present focus was the cost-of-living crisis.
# Northern Ireland
DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’
Jeffrey Donaldson made the comments as his party ratified their Assembly candidates for the election in May.
# First Minister
McDonald says Donaldson's refusal to renominate First Minister is 'astonishing'
Jeffrey Donaldson has urged Executive parties to focus on efforts to release £300m to ease the cost of living crisis.
# Northern Ireland Protocol
Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says
A Bipa meeting was told that the Stormont Executive would only be restored when issues surrounding the NI Protocol were resolved.
# Protocol
Jeffrey Donaldson says EU must drop pretence that 'protocol is protecting peace'
Donaldson said unionism is ‘rapidly losing faith’ that a negotiated solution can be found on the trading arrangements.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?
DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson has made the claim multiple times in recent weeks.
# Northern Ireland
Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says
Donaldson said her pledges to reform the post-Brexit trading mechanisms need to be backed up with actions.
# Brexit
DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made
Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘maximise the benefits of Brexit’ in 2022.
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# Northern Ireland
Jeffrey Donaldson tests positive for Covid-19
The DUP leader announced the news on Twitter today.
# Brexit
DUP leader urges continued focus on push to remove ‘Irish Sea border’
The UK Brexit Minister David Frost described last week a “significant” gap remaining between the UK and the EU.
# Jeffrey Donaldson
DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.
# Jeffrey Donaldson
DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’
Jeffrey Donaldson was responding after a High Court ruling over his party’s boycott of north-south meetings.
# 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.
# The North
Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months
Jeffrey Donaldson said the economic and constitutional integrity of the UK was at risk.
# The North
Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.
# Northern Ireland
DUP leader fears ‘further unrest’ on streets of Northern Ireland over protocol
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the protocol is “creating significant political instability”.
# Jeffrey Donaldson
Taoiseach says EU wants 'solution' on NI Protocol after DUP leader threatens to force election
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said his party will collapse Stormont if their issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol are not resolved.
Donaldson announced his party’s withdrawal from north/south political structures established under the Good Friday Agreement.
He said DUP ministers will block the implementation of any additional checks at Northern Ireland ports when ongoing grace periods end.
EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'
Propaganda about the Protocol 'rife' among Loyalist communities
# The North
Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’
The Tanaiste met with Jeffrey Donaldson to assess post-Brexit arrangements and Covid recovery.
# The North
Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery
The Tánaiste is meeting Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.