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# arlene-foster - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
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Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job

May 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 18,341 Views 40 Comments

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

# arlene-foster - Friday 30 April, 2021

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
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The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 23,123 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her
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Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 44,273 Views 54 Comments

The 50-year-old announced her resignation on Wednesday.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?
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Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?

Apr 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 37,763 Views 38 Comments

It is not clear if the next leader will enjoy a coronation, or whether there will be more than one candidate vying for the party’s top job.

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP
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# The Dup

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 6:35 PM 87,826 Views 103 Comments
  • Foster will step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June.
  • There has been growing discontentment with Foster's handling of Brexit negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Foster has been the leader of the DUP since 2015.
These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader
# The Heave
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# The Heave

These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader

Apr 28th 2021, 5:05 PM 26,553 Views 20 Comments

Foster bowed to the inevitable today and confirmed she would quit – here’s why.

Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting
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Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting

Apr 28th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,779 Views 20 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said he hopes the meeting can go ahead.

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
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Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 38,580 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster
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# Leadership Heave

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster

Apr 27th 2021, 6:09 PM 32,370 Views 57 Comments

Arlene Foster has played down suggestions her position is under threat with her handling of Brexit being blamed for the heave murmurings.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island
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Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 15,694 Views 13 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both expressed frustration over the issue.

# arlene-foster - Monday 19 April, 2021

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
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DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

Apr 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,621 Views 25 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
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Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 92,730 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
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# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

Apr 14th 2021, 2:31 PM 38,745 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

# arlene-foster - Monday 12 April, 2021

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
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Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’

Apr 12th 2021, 4:12 PM 25,967 Views 43 Comments

Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'
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Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 1:14 PM 133,055 Views 238 Comments

A total of 55 police officers have been injured in recent violence.

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
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Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,676 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# arlene-foster - Thursday 1 April, 2021

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral
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PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral

Apr 1st 2021, 7:24 AM 10,824 Views 9 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly is also due to convene today for an emergency sitting to discuss the controversy.

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
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Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals

Mar 31st 2021, 4:21 PM 13,513 Views 96 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

# arlene-foster - Monday 29 March, 2021

UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster
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UK should offer Ireland Covid vaccines when it has surplus – Arlene Foster

Mar 29th 2021, 1:15 PM 16,261 Views 51 Comments

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said the vaccination rate in the Republic has an ‘impact’ as neighbours.

# arlene-foster - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
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Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 27th 2021, 1:10 PM 29,014 Views 58 Comments

Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
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# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,192 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

# arlene-foster - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
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Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,417 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

# arlene-foster - Friday 12 March, 2021

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit
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Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit

Mar 12th 2021, 4:10 PM 43,446 Views 85 Comments

The NI deputy First Minister refused to welcome the British Prime Minister to Belfast today in her Stormont role.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster
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Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster

Mar 11th 2021, 7:43 PM 21,875 Views 43 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said working together across the island was the only way out of lockdown.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster
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EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster

Mar 9th 2021, 5:21 PM 18,652 Views 40 Comments

The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the UK government, accusing it of breaching the terms of the protocol.

# arlene-foster - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
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Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,717 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
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Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 19,334 Views 17 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

# arlene-foster - Friday 12 February, 2021

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster
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DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster

Feb 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 27,418 Views 62 Comments

Arlene Foster said unionist anger and concern over the Northern Ireland Protocol must be heard.

# arlene-foster - Monday 8 February, 2021

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments
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Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments

Feb 8th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,783 Views 45 Comments

The party’s East Londonderry MP has been accused of ‘race-baiting’ and anti-racism campaigners called on Gregory Campbell to apologise.

# arlene-foster - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
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Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,436 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

# arlene-foster - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row
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Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row

Jan 30th 2021, 12:10 PM 43,676 Views 92 Comments

The EU moved to stop the unimpeded flow of vaccines into Northern Ireland last night but u-turned after sharp criticism.

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea
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EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea

Updated Jan 30th 2021, 7:20 AM 170,318 Views 182 Comments
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU

# arlene-foster - Sunday 24 January, 2021

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
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More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,383 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# arlene-foster - Monday 21 December, 2020

Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place
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Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 2:17 PM 42,832 Views 41 Comments

The Health Minister said he is engaging with the Education Minister and Chief Medical Officer on the issue.

# arlene-foster - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break
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Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break

Dec 11th 2020, 7:21 AM 7,676 Views 1 Comment

Like the rest of Ireland, however, wet pubs in Northern Ireland must remain shut.

# arlene-foster - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders
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Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 6:08 PM 55,533 Views 103 Comments

Arlene Foster sought a meeting with the Taoiseach on the issue in a letter.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
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Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'

Dec 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 23,647 Views 73 Comments

Stanley tweeted on Saturday equating two historical IRA attacks on the British army.

# arlene-foster - Monday 30 November, 2020

'No further action under consideration' by SF over TD's tweet about IRA attacks
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'No further action under consideration' by SF over TD's tweet about IRA attacks

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 2:04 PM 78,603 Views 261 Comments
  • Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley sent a tweet on Saturday about two historical IRA attacks on the British Army.
  • Stanley has since apologised for the "inappropriate and insensitive" tweet.
  • DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will write to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil regarding the tweet.

# arlene-foster - Thursday 26 November, 2020

'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'
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'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'

Nov 26th 2020, 7:44 PM 48,170 Views 57 Comments

Northern Ireland enters a two-week circuit-breaker tomorrow.

# arlene-foster - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Northern Ireland ministers meet again to try break deadlock over next phase of Covid restrictions
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Northern Ireland ministers meet again to try break deadlock over next phase of Covid restrictions

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 8:27 PM 26,636 Views 18 Comments

Ministers are meeting again tonight after discussions yesterday failed to secure a breakthrough.

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