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 (...)

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(...)

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