The Democratic Unionist Party is a Northern Ireland political party
After a visit from Sinn Féin’s vice president last week, Cobh and Harbour Chamber posted online that “First Minister Michelle O’Neill” had visited their offices. It was an easy mistake to make, but the truth is that Ms O’Neill could still be the first minister who never was.
DUP MP Sammy Wilson has written to MPs after a story in the Belfast Telegraph highlighted a decision to turn back a load of vegetarian burgers which had been set to enter Northern Ireland because of how a Spanish vet had written the letter ‘i’.
The DUP’s Gregory Campbell has said that “a stable foundation for devolution was more important than a ‘threat’ to Assembly salaries”, following continued threats from the Northern Ireland Secretary to cut MLAs’ pay.
The DUP’s Sammy Wilson has said real “economic vandalism” has been caused by the Northern Ireland protocol, as he responded to a warning made by Taoiseach Micheal Martin on the UK reneging on the agreement.
It was one of the most explosive days in local politics. On June 17 last year, after just three weeks as leader of the DUP, Edwin Poots resigned, throwing the party into turmoil.
The legislation published yesterday would mutilate the NI Protocol in more substantive ways than opponents of the Irish Sea border could scarcely have hoped for.
On the evening of March 29, a senior Stormont official received an unusual order from DUP minister Edwin Poots’s Stormont department. The written message was effectively an instruction to allow one company to do something which otherwise would be unlawful.
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