Edwin Poots was confirmed as the DUP leader at a meeting on Thursday evening in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has responded to harsh criticism by new DUP leader Edwin Poots of his role in Brexit negotiations by insisting the Northern Prot(...)

The incoming DUP leader Edwin Poots was answering questions in the Assembly on Tuesday in his capacity as the North’s Minister for Agriculture. Photograph: PA

The incoming DUP leader has claimed in the Stormont Assembly that North-South relations have “never been worse”. Edwin Poots blamed “the Republic of (...)

New DUP leader Edwin Poot. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Irish women from the Protestant community have described the election of Edwin Poots as the de facto leader of unionism, as “very worrying” a(...)

Edwin Poots: ‘All of these checks are entirely futile. They are a waste of money, a waste of time.’ File photograph: PA

Incoming Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots has suggested post-Brexit checks on goods coming into the North from Britain could be carried ou(...)

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(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster pictured  ahead of a meeting with British prime minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Arlene Foster has said British prime minister Boris Johnson needs to “deal with” the Northern Ireland protocol which she said is causing damage to the(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots said the Northern Ireland protocol is not working, ‘it  cannot work and therefore we have to go back to the drawing board’. Photograph: Getty

Newly-elected Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots has accused an “aggressive” Irish government of hugely damaging cross-Border relations in i(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin greets British prime minister Boris Johnson at Hillsborough Castle, Belfast last August. Photograph: Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to travel to the UK and meet with the British prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday. The meeting will take place at Cheq(...)

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(...)

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