Arlene Foster formally resigns as Northern Ireland first minister
Monday, 14 June 2021 Arlene Foster is formally resigning as Northern Ireland's first minister in speech to colleagues at Stormont, with the process of replacing her in danger of derailing the power sharing institutions.
Northern Ireland will only move forward when the region’s differing identities are respected by all, resigning First Minister Arlene Foster has said.Making her resignation speech to the Assembly chamber, the ousted DUP leader said her time as First Minister may have ended “abruptly” but she vowed to pursue “unfinished business” in championing Northern Ireland in other ways.Mrs Foster, who acknowledged she had not always made the right calls, became emotional as she closed her speech with an appeal for MLAs to act as “good neighbours”.
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DUP leader Edwin Poots has announced that Lagan Valley MLA Paul Givan as his nomination to replace Arlene Foster as Northern Ireland’s new First Minister.Edwin Poots unveiled his new team during a series of announcements in the Great Hall at Stormont.
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England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the new rules will be in place from 4am on Monday August 2.The Cabinet minister said: “We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK.”It has not been announced whether the change will apply to people arriving in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Brexit minister Lord Frost says "we cannot go on as we are" as he sets out reforms to the Northern Ireland Protocol in the House of Lords but stops short of unilaterally suspending the measures. Report..