First Minister of Northern Ireland, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party
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Arlene Isabel Foster PC is a Northern Irish politician serving as First Minister of Northern Ireland since January 2020, and previously from 2016 to 2017. She has served as Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) since 2015 and Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for Fermanagh and South Tyrone since 2003.
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Covid-19 has brought Sinn Fein and DUP closer together, says Michelle O'NeillDeputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has said the Covid-19 outbreak has brought the DUP and Sinn Fein closer together. First Minister Arlene Foster said Northern Ireland's parties had come together..
Coronavirus: Northern Ireland to allow groups of six people to meet outdoors in further easing of lockdownNorthern Ireland will allow groups of up to six people to meet outdoors from Tuesday, Arlene Foster has said, in a further easing of lockdown restrictions.
Northern Ireland coronavirus restrictions extended by three weeksNorthern Ireland will keep coronavirus restrictions in place for another three weeks, First Minister Arlene Foster said on Wednesday, keeping the British-run region in line with similar measures in..
Coronavirus updates: Foster backs Health Minister after O'Neill says Swann 'too slow' to actFirst Minister Arlene Foster has said she has confidence in Health Minister Robin Swann following a stunning attack from deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill. Ms O'Neill criticised Mr Swann and his..
Foster and O'Neill cancel St Patrick's Day trip to Washington over coronavirusArlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill have cancelled their planned trip to Washington on Wednesday as part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations. The Executive Office confirmed Northern Ireland's First and..
Difficult to see how there will not be new checks between Britain and Northern Ireland: DUP's FosterIt is difficult to see how there will not be any new checks between Britain and Northern Ireland if London pursues a trade agreement which is not aligned with the European Union, Arlene Foster, leader..
N Ireland parties re-enter devolved governmentArlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill appointed first and deputy first ministers of Northern Ireland.
Stormont talks: Parties meet Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith in fresh bid to restore power-sharingThe leaders of Northern Ireland's political parties are meeting with the Secretary of State for talks aimed at restoring power-sharing. Almost three years on from the fall of Stormont, the latest round..
Arlene Foster turns on Boris Johnson, saying she will never take him at his word again: 'Once bitten, twice shy'The DUP leader Arlene Foster has accused Boris Johnson of a "betrayal" over Brexit, saying he "broke his word" that a withdrawal agreement would not include a border in the Irish Sea.
Northern Ireland's DUP will not support a Corbyn-led governmentNorthern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will not consider supporting a government led by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, as it would be "hugely detrimental" to the United Kingdom, DUP leader..
Northern Ireland's DUP to oppose UK PM Johnson's call for an election: FTArlene Foster, leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), told the Financial Times that her party opposed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for an early election.
DUP says it will not support Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliamentOpposition from Arlene Foster's party leaves PM struggling to win majority in parliament for agreement
Keeping Northern Ireland in customs union ‘beyond crazy’ – DUPAny demand to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union after Brexit would be “beyond crazy”, the DUP leader has said. Arlene Foster was reacting to reports that German Chancellor Angela..
Northern Ireland's DUP leader Foster backs PM Johnson's Brexit pushThe leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Arlene Foster said on Sunday that she supported British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but could not accept leaving the EU on different..
Arlene Foster says DUP would consider backing Brexit deal if Boris Johnson secures time-limit to backstopDUP leader insists agreement with EU can still be reached 'even at this late stage'
DUP leader Arlene Foster pours cold water on idea her party could shift on Brexit red lines'We will not support any arrangements that create a barrier to East West trade'
British PM remains opposed to Northern Ireland-only backstop: DUPBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to get a Brexit deal done, Democratic Unionist Party..
Brexit: Arlene Foster warns Boris Johnson that Northern Ireland-only backstop idea 'doomed to failure'DUP leader says possible solution to Brexit impasse is 'undemocratic and unconstitutional'
Brexit deal: Arlene Foster demands Boris Johnson meeting over fears he will cut Northern Ireland loose from UKDUP leader arrives in London condemning any move towards 'break-up of the UK', in further headache for prime minister
Arlene Foster rules herself out as candidate in snap general electionArlene Foster has ruled out standing as a candidate if a general election is called. The DUP leader is currently a Stormont MLA. Her parliamentary constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone has seen a..
Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march on Northern Ireland parliamentDUP leader Arlene Foster joins crowd for silent demonstration
Brexit: DUP leader Arlene Foster launches attack on 'belligerent' EU after private dinner with Boris JohnsonRemarks follow united front from EU in opposing attempts by new PM to renegotiate withdrawal agreement
DUP to demand more cash for propping up Tories 'in coming weeks' in early warning to Boris JohnsonArlene Foster tells incoming prime minister the £1bn-plus confidence and supply agreement must be renewed 'over the coming weeks'