Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party names Jeffrey Donaldson as new leader

The next leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest political party warned on Tuesday it was “not realistic to expect stability” in the British province while post-Brexit trade rules agreed with the European Union remain in place. Jeffrey Donaldson’s unopposed nomination will make him the third person in a tumultuous few weeks to lead the pro-British Democratic… Read More Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party names Jeffrey Donaldson as new leader

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots announces resignation

The leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party Edwin Poots announced his resignation on Thursday just three weeks after formally taking power, causing disarray in the region’s largest party during crucial EU-British trade talks. Hours earlier Poots, who formally took control of the British region’s largest pro-British party on May 27, was opposed by 24… Read More Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots announces resignation

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster set to step down over party issues

Arlene Foster is to step down as Northern Ireland’s First Minister at the end of June, bowing to pressure from members of her Democratic Unionist Party unhappy at her leadership over Brexit and social issues. Her announcement adds to instability in the British province, where angry young pro-British loyalists have rioted over the perceived growing… Read More Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster set to step down over party issues