Arlene Foster

DUP leader Arlene Foster under intense scrutiny

ARLENE Foster's assertion 18 months ago that she didn't see "every jot and tittle" of her department's operations now looks like a major …

Politics (Northern Ireland)

Live RHI inquiry: Foster rejects suggestion RHI scheme was to benefit DUP voters

Arlene Foster has returned to the RHI inquiry to give her fourth day of evidence about the botched renewable heating scheme.<p>The DUP leader was the …

Politics (Northern Ireland)

RHI Inquiry: Foster 'never demanded Stormont secrecy'

<b>Arlene Foster has said she "never" instructed Stormont civil servants not to take notes of meetings she had with them.</b><p>The former first minister told the public inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive debacle that it was "shocking" to suggest that ministers had demanded secrecy from officials.<p>Last …

United Kingdom

Arlene Foster: I did not prevent note-taking over RHI scheme

Arlene Foster has dismissed evidence that the minuting of official Stormont meetings was halted to prevent their release under Freedom of Information …

United Kingdom

RHI inquiry: Foster 'did not know overall cost'

<b>The former Enterprise minister has accepted that she did not know the overall cost of the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme when she signed off on it.</b><p>Arlene Foster made the comments at a public inquiry into the flawed green energy scheme.<p>She said she believed there was a budget of £25m with …

United Kingdom

Arlene Foster: Bid to control RHI costs was not ‘burning issue’ in Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster has told the RHI public inquiry she was directly alerted to a bid to control costs of the Great Britain scheme, but insisted it was not …

Northern Ireland

'Cash-for-ash' inquiry: Arlene Foster says she regrets spiralling costs

Northern Ireland’s former first minister Arlene Foster has told the inquiry into the green energy scheme that resulted in the collapse of the power-sharing government that she deeply regretted its spiralling costs.<p>The renewable heat incentive (RHI) programme was championed by Foster when she was …

United Kingdom

Arlene Foster: Energy was not my favourite brief, ex-minister tells RHI inquiry

Energy was not Arlene Foster’s favourite brief during her time at the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, the RHI Inquiry has …

United Kingdom

Former Arlene Foster advisor 'thought RHI minutes had been kept'

A former special adviser to DUP leader Arlene Foster has said he thought minutes had been taken of a key Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) meeting in …

United Kingdom

RHI inquiry: Arlene Foster's witness statement published

<b>The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said none of the businesses getting RHI subsidy are on a party register of donors.</b><p>She also said a decision by her former special adviser Andrew Crawford to pass confidential government plans for cost controls to family members may well be a breach of several codes …

United Kingdom

Brexit affords unionists moment to rethink approach

Unions

Paddy Clancy: If Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill can't do a deal for Northern Ireland, they should quit right now

Whatever the problem is, the two women should take the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement this week to consider their political positions

United Kingdom

Arlene Foster: Combined loyalist statement 'in stark contrast' to Gerry Adams' justification for violence

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said the combined loyalist statement condemning criminality “stands in stark contrast" to Gerry Adams’ latest …

United Kingdom

Gerry Adams: DUP leader Arlene Foster should have told party 'back me or sack me'

UNIONISM needs leadership of the kind it had two decades ago which led to the Good Friday Agreement, Gerry Adams has said.<p>DUP leader Arlene Foster …

United Kingdom

Arlene Foster's pledge to leave Ireland 'sad but not surprising'

ALLIANCE leader Naomi Long has described suggestions by Arlene Foster that she would leave Ireland in the event of unification as “sad but not …

Ireland

DUP leader Arlene Foster says she would 'leave the country' if Ireland became united

<b>DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she might leave the country in the event of a united Ireland.</b><p>The revelation came as Foster spoke to Patrick Kielty …

Ireland

DUP chief Arlene Foster 'might leave' if border poll produced united Ireland

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that she might leave the country in the event of a United Ireland.<p>The former First Minister was speaking on Patrick …

Ireland

Patrick Kielty admits IRA attempted to recruit him during the Troubles after murder of his father

Patrick Kielty has revealed how the IRA asked his family to sign up after the murder of his father in 1988.<p>‘At the time of my dad’s death there were …

Northern Ireland

Sitdown Sunday: The disappearance of Corrie McKeague

IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.<p>We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.<p><b>1.</b> …

News (Ireland)

German architect outlines his vision for Dublin’s north inner city

Friedrich Ludewig wants to create a warren of streets and squares to regenerate the area while respecting its place in history<p>Sat, Mar 31, 2018, 01:00<p>…

Conor McGregor

One Year Until Brexit, Will Theresa May Get Her ‘Divorce With Benefits’? HuffPost Verdict

In-depth analysis as the exit clock ticks down to the big break-up.<p>With divorce rates on the rise for older couples, Brexit certainly captures the …

United Kingdom

1 year to Brexit: So much to do, so little time

LONDON (AP) — Britain's exit from the European Union has been likened to putting toothpaste back in the tube. But it's more like trying to separate the fluoride from the paste: complicated and messy.<p>Thursday marks 365 days until Britain officially leaves the EU. The March 29, 2019, departure will …

United Kingdom

'Sick' McCreesh park banner condemned by unionists

<b>Unionists have condemned the erection of a banner celebrating an IRA hunger striker at a County Down play park.</b><p>The banner describes Raymond McCreesh, who was caught in possession of a gun used in the 1976 Kingsmills massacre, as a "hero".<p>It has been described by Ulster Unionist councillor David …

Ireland

Arlene Foster to give evidence at RHI Inquiry after Easter

FORMER first minister Mrs. Arlene Foster is to give evidence to the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) Inquiry after Easter.<p>Oral hearings into the scheme …

Arlene Foster

Loughinisland families lodge petition at No.10 over ‘blocking of truth’

A woman whose father was killed in the Loughinisland massacre has accused the UK Government and the DUP of an "undignified denial of truth".<p>Emma …

United Kingdom

Belfast to give Bill Clinton freedom of the city

Former US president and Senator George Mitchell to be given honour<p>11 minutes ago<p>Belfast City Council has agreed to give both former US president Bill …

Martin McGuinness

Brexit timeline: UK's departure from the EU

<b>It's been almost two years since the UK voted to leave the EU - why was the decision made - and what happens next?</b><p>Here are some of the key moments.<p>Please upgrade your browser to view this content.<p>If you can't see the timeline, follow this link<p>More on Brexit:<p>Please upgrade your browser<p>Read the full …

United Kingdom

Sinn Féin and DUP leaders clash over way forward

The leaders of Sinn Féin and the DUP have clashed over the way forward in the political process.<p>The north has been without a Stormont executive since …

United Kingdom

Naomi Long has her party playing the right tune as it looks to expand

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann walked to the podium to Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down. Arlene Foster's conference song was Take That's Get Ready …

United Kingdom

London service a fitting farewell to reformed IRA killer who made it his mission to decry terrorism

The first song from the choir last Wednesday at the "Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving" for IRA-murderer-turned-Garda-agent Sean O'Callaghan, …

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