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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Paul Givan

Last year
# Stormont Assembly
Sinn Fein to ‘keep trying’ to get a Stormont speaker elected
Michelle O’Neill was speaking after the DUP blocked the election of a new speaker for the second time.
# Northern Ireland
DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.
Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland
His resignation also triggers the resignation of Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill as Deputy First Minister.
Givan's resignation has also triggered Michelle O'Neill's as Deputy First Minister, leading Sinn Féin to call for a snap election.
The Taoiseach called the resignation a "very damaging move", while the UK's Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis urged the DUP to “reinstate their First Minister immediately”.
All time
# Northern Ireland
No plans to change NI Covid restrictions over Christmas, says First Minister
Concerns have risen in Northern Ireland about the rapid rate at which the Omicron variant is spreading in parts of Britain.
# Northern Ireland
Judges says First Minister cannot use joint office as ‘shield’ to hide from court challenge
The First Minister is not legally represented in the case taken by a Belfast businessman against the DUP’s boycott of north-south meetings.
# Northern Ireland
Window of opportunity to change NI protocol is closing, warns First Minister
Paul Givan said there was no consensus for the Northern Ireland Protocol.
# Paul Givan
NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.
# Reshuffle
DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister
New ministers are set to take up their posts on Monday.
# new dup leader
DUP leader Edwin Poots is to meet Micheál Martin in Dublin this evening
DUP MLA Paul Givan said Poots wants to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
# an dream dearg
Northern Ireland minister says he'll restore Irish language funding - just weeks after cutting it off
A protest is scheduled outside department offices at 12.30pm today.
# Abortion
Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs
A cross-party group from both sides of the border says real-life examples illustrate the ‘floodgates’ effect.