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(...)

DUP Member of the Legislative Assembly Gregory Campbell has put forward his name for the deputy leader post.

Three candidates will take part in the contest to become the next DUP deputy leader. Assembly members (MLAs) Paula Bradley and Paul Frew, who repres(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson poses for photographers at DUP headquarters in Belfast as he announces his bid to be the next DUP leader. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The election to choose the next leader of the DUP will take place on Friday, May 14th, the party announced on Tuesday. It is the first time the party (...)

Arlene Foster, with Nigel Dodds and Jeffrey Donaldson (R) outside Downing Street in June 2017. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Jeffrey Donaldson has announced his candidacy to become the next leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), setting up the first leadership contes(...)

The DUP’s Edwin Poots alongside party leader Arlene Foster as she speaks to media at Carson Statue. File Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The campaign manager for Stormont minister Edwin Poots has claimed he has received the endorsement of the majority of politicians who decide the next (...)

Assailed by fundamentalist Protestantism as well as those angered at the outworking of a Brexit they supported, Arlene Foster’s position became impossible some time ago. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The resignation of DUP leader Arlene Foster, yet another unionist leader forced out by hardliners, points up Northern Ireland’s political instability.(...)

Arlene Foster’s resignation as party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister follows a heave against her from a significant majority of her party’s Assembly members and MPs. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said it is the right time to “move on and to do something different” amid reports that she will quit(...)

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