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New DUP leader Edwin Poots  at the party’s offices in Stormont. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new poll has seen support for the DUP slump to just 16 per cent, posing a major challenge for incoming leader Edwin Poots. Sinn Fein is by far the(...)

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Doug Beattie (left) during a press conference at Stormont thanking Steve Aiken (right) for his service, after Mr Aiken resigned as leader of the party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Doug Beattie, a decorated British army veteran and MLA for Upper Bann, has been elected as the new leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). As nomi(...)

A judicial review of  the protocol, part of the Brexit deal that creates a trade border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, has begun in Belfast’s high court.

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime, which co-operated with the Nazis in France during the second Wor(...)

Edwin Poots: One challenge he will face over the next year which Arlene Foster did not is working alongside another politician as first minister. Photograph: Paul Faith

Unless a deterioration in relations between the Stormont parties leads to an early collapse of the Executive, the new DUP leader has 50 weeks and five(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster’s name is among the list of applicants in the review. Photograph: Reuters

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime during a court challenge to its legality. A judicial review on th(...)

Steve Aiken (centre) with party colleagues Robbie Butler (left), and Doug Beattie (right) at Stormont after  Mr Aiken’s  resigning as leader of the UUP.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former firefighter Robbie Butler has announced he will not stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party. The decision by the Lagan Valley (...)

Steve Aiken with party colleagues Robbie Butler (left) and Doug Beattie (right) at Stormont during Mr Aiken’s first media appearance after resigning as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont Assembly member Doug Beattie, a decorated British army veteran, has confirmed he will stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party. (...)

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Doug Beattie:

A decorated British army veteran being widely tipped as the next Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leader faces an existential battle to push the party as a(...)

 Steve Aiken is to resign as leader of the UUP. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist leader Steve Aiken has announced his resignation. Mr Aiken will remain in the position until a successor is chosen. The announcement(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, presented with a hurl during a visit to Croke Park in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill has praised the contribution of the British royal family to peace and reconciliation during a Stormont de(...)

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