Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The political debate in Northern Ireland has become “quite aggressive” in recent weeks, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. “The ide(...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson arrives at the party’s headquarters in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

DUP party officers are expected to meet as early as Saturday to agree a timetable for choosing a new party leader. Jeffrey Donaldson is widely regar(...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson arrives at the DUP headquarters in Belfast for a meeting of the party officers on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots faced many challenges but his replacement will face even more. The likelihood is that the new leader will be the (...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots at the British-Irish Council summit in Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, on Friday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“I’m worried,” says Katie Armstrong, an 18-year-old student among the throng of shoppers under the vast glass dome of Belfast’s Victoria Square shoppi(...)

Designated first minister and DUP MLA for Lagan Valley Paul Givan at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The pity of Edwin Poots’s new ministerial team is that the choice nearly works. Designated first minister Paul Givan, education minister Michelle McI(...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots described the resignation of two of his party’s councillors in south Down as “peripheral” but said he would “continue to reach out to people”. Photograph: Getty Images

DUP leader Edwin Poots has denied a purge is being carried out against dissenting voices in the party, following the resignation of several members. (...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots at a press conference at Stormont  where he met with the party’s assembly members. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Correspondent The new DUP leader Edwin Poots has denied a delay in making ministerial appointments and said he will announce his new team (...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The new DUP leader Edwin Poots could announce his ministerial team as early as Tuesday, in a move that may trigger a crisis at Stormont. There has be(...)

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 (...)

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