Tim Cairns

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DUP leader Edwin Poots, right, and MLA Paul Givan leave Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Paul Givan and Edwin Poots go way back. These days, they are the DUP’s representatives for Lagan Valley in the Stormont Assembly – and, in Poots’s cas(...)

The North’s Minister for Agriculture, Edwin Poots (right), and his constituency colleague,  Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Photographs: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images and Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The battle to become the next leader of the DUP was said to be too close to call on Thursday night as the party prepared for its first leadership elec(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster faces a leadership challenge. Photograph: PA

Arlene Foster is well used to having to defend herself against claims of challenges to her leadership. The - for now - DUP leader pointed out as muc(...)

Former DUP special adviser Tim Cairns appearing at the NI Assembly, Belfast. Photograph: NI Assembly/PA Wire

Two former DUP special advisers are at odds over whether a bid was made to delay cutting the cost of a botched green energy scheme in Northern Ireland(...)

Inquiry chair  said the ‘clear inference’ was that Cairns was prepared to modify his comments about Jonathan Bell (pictured) to protect   Peter Robinson. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former DUP special adviser involved in a botched green energy scheme has said Stormont politics was a grubby world. Tim Cairns has claimed the Nor(...)