Arlene Foster urges respect for differing identities in resignation speech
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”.
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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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson explains that he told the European Union vice-president Frans Timmermans that the Northern Ireland protocol is harming the economy and must end.Mr Donaldson calls for fresh rounds of negotiations with the EU to solve the ongoing problem.
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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson speaks after Northern Ireland’s political leaders held a virtual meeting with Secretary of State Brandon Lewis over controversial Government plans to ban prosecutions over Troubles-related offences.
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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has apologised to DUP supporters and the wider public for the internal disputes that have engulfed the party in recent months.Giving a keynote address on Thursday morning, Sir Jeffrey said the events had “strained the patience” of the public and party supporters.
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The new leader of the DUP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said he is "determined to unify" the party having been formally ratified as its head after several weeks of internal political conflicts. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The UK Government has a responsibility to "put right" the "wrong" of the Northern Ireland protocol, according to new DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.The Lagan Valley MP was confirmed as new party leader following a meeting of the DUP ruling executive in Belfast.
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