Edwin Poots

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DUP leaderJeffrey Donaldson: ‘We will make a decision as to how we proceed’. Photograph: James Manning/PA Wire

Jeffrey Donaldson has left open the possibility that the DUP will block the election of a new Speaker when the Stormont Assembly meets on Friday. The(...)

In her acceptance speech, Diane Forsythe (DUP) referred to a “challenging” election campaign, but appealed to unionist unity and said this had delivered “a really positive result”. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

South Down was yet another constituency where Alliance gained at the expense of the middle ground. Patrick Brown – a PhD student at Queen’s Universi(...)

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson: Last year, he reportedly discussed joining the UUP with like-minded colleagues after he was beaten to the DUP leadership by Edwin Poots. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

It is unfortunate that the last item on the DUP’s agenda is the split. If the party is going to get a trouncing at the polls next Thursday, as expecte(...)

Jim Wells poses in election photographs with TUV candidate Harold McKee and TUV leader Jim Allister. Photograph: TUV/PA Wire

Veteran DUP representative Jim Wells has resigned from the party after 46 years. Mr Wells, a former health minister, told the BBC Nolan Show he could(...)

If elected Jeffrey Donaldson - who is currently the MP for Lagan Valley - must resign his seat at Westminster in order to take his place in the Assembly.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson is expected to be approved as one of his party’s election candidates in Lagan Valley at selection convention on Thurs(...)

The punchline is that Donaldson claims he only attended the talks to discuss ‘unionist unity’. Photograph: Getty Images

War in Europe brings perspective, reducing other stories to light relief. Maybe this will happen, to some extent, to the Northern Ireland protocol. It(...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“This is nonsense,” said Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson when challenged about allegations that he courted a defection to arch riva(...)

Michelle O’Neill, (second from left),Sinn Féin deputy leader, attended unveiling of memorial at Clonoe O’Rahillys for former club members ‘who made the ultimate sacrifice’.  Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

This is Michelle O’Neill country. The Sinn Féin deputy leader, hoping to be the North’s first minister after Stormont Assembly elections in May, was r(...)

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  left the UUP in 2003 over his opposition to the Belfast Agreement and joined the DUP. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has said he turned down an offer to rejoin the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) after he was defeated in the DUP leadershi(...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/EPA

The Taoiseach on Friday night strongly criticised the DUP’s decision to resign from the post of First Minister in Northern Ireland, which he said was (...)

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