Edwin Poots

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Edwin Poots said : "It is time for the government to stop talking about fixes to the Protocol and get on with taking the necessary steps to remove it," External link

4-traders Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It is time for the government to stop talking about fixes to the Protocol and get on with taking the necessary steps to remove it," External link

reuters-af Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It is time for the government to stop talking about fixes to the Protocol and get on with taking the necessary steps to remove it," External link

trust Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would strike me that it's not well informed in that the imperilling of the peace has been as a consequence of the Protocol and because of the implementation of the Protocol," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This is effectively a constitutional change," External link

thesun Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "if Brussels is deaf to the problems, then our own government must act unilaterally to protect Northern Ireland" External link

msn-uk Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "if Brussels is deaf to the problems, then our own government must act unilaterally to protect Northern Ireland" External link

heart Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "if Brussels is deaf to the problems, then our own government must act unilaterally to protect Northern Ireland" External link

skynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We need the NI Protocol to be removed," External link

4-traders Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I think it is peripheral but nonetheless I don't want to lose anybody from the party, and therefore I will be continuing to reach out to people to seek to ensure that we keep as many people as possible and to bring people into the party, and that's a course of work that we'll engage in because fundamentally the DUP is a collection of individuals, strong personalities but all of those personalities' number one focus is the maintenance of the union”. He added: " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Northern Ireland Protocol is bad for business in Northern Ireland and it is bad for every one of our citizens" External link

heart Monday, June 7, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : “I also want to see the establishment of a unionist convention to focus on key objectives everyone in the pro-union community can support,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This issue is yet another example of why the Northern Ireland Protocol is not fit for purpose," External link

RTERadio Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “I don’t blame the current Taoiseach for that, I blame the last Taoiseach,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Peter Robinson ) : “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We have developed, since June 2020, the costs over the last year. The cost for vets, including managers, is £5,271,696. The cost for the other ancillary staff provided by DAERA is £6,324,902. The cost of the environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by the councils is £12,848,034. That brings us to a total of £24,444,632” External link

agriland Friday, June 4, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “At the completion of that discussion we agreed to have a summit for the Executive which would deal exclusively with health, and in particular waiting lists, so that was a course of action that was agreed from the leaders’ forum yesterday,” “We do recognise that the waiting lists that have been allowed to develop in Northern Ireland are entirely unreasonable” External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 4, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “At the completion of that discussion we agreed to have a summit for the Executive which would deal exclusively with health, and in particular waiting lists, so that was a course of action that was agreed from the leaders’ forum yesterday,” “We do recognise that the waiting lists that have been allowed to develop in Northern Ireland are entirely unreasonable” External link

waterford-news Friday, June 4, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “At the completion of that discussion we agreed to have a summit for the Executive which would deal exclusively with health, and in particular waiting lists, so that was a course of action that was agreed from the leaders’ forum yesterday,” “We do recognise that the waiting lists that have been allowed to develop in Northern Ireland are entirely unreasonable” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 4, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I do not blame the current taoiseach for that, I blame the past taoiseach," "Northern Ireland cannot be a plaything of the European Union or indeed of the southern government" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “North-south relations have never been as bad, I don’t blame the current Taoiseach for that, I blame the last Taoiseach,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "At no point have I refused to attend north-south meetings," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There is a lot of anger in Northern Ireland currently about the Northern Ireland Protocol, that manifested itself on the streets a number of weeks ago. "We need to recognise that the Protocol as it currently exists is not deliverable and it must go. That’s something the Taoiseach needs to recognise,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. I believe that there are important issues that we need to discuss and deal with. " External link

RTERadio Friday, June 4, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "At no point have I refused to attend north-south meetings," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There is a lot of anger in Northern Ireland currently about the Northern Ireland Protocol, that manifested itself on the streets a number of weeks ago. "We need to recognise that the Protocol as it currently exists is not deliverable and it must go. That’s something the Taoiseach needs to recognise,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “As Sir Winston Churchill once said, jaw-jaw is better than war-war and when I hear things about court that is war-war. So we were in jaw-jaw mode today. Hopefully we will have more jaw-jaw and less war-war” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Final inspections of potatoes held in cold stores to verify quantities that are only suitable for stock feed will not take place until late July. “This is the second year in succession these farmers have lost their market and this support will be a contribution towards the financial loss incurred and help sustain their businesses" External link

farminguk Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “at no point have I refused to attend north-south meetings” “I have absolutely no issue in fulfilling all of my responsibilities under the Ministerial Code and have every intention of doing so,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “They took photographs of blown up border posts to impose upon Northern Ireland people a harshest form of customs, and an internal market that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world was quite frankly disgraceful,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am delighted to visit Rathlin and meet with the local community. I admire Rathlin’s strong ambition to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral, this is aligned to my vision for Green Growth and climate action and I very much welcome the Island’s efforts to realise this goal” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "In order to provide much needed clarity, I have taken the decision to delay routine pet travel checks for citizens travelling from GB (Great Britain) to NI with their pets until at least 1 October," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “In order to provide much-needed clarity, I have taken the decision to delay routine pet travel checks for citizens travelling from GB to NI with their pets until at least 1 October” External link

cityam Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Certainly I have received no ultimatums nor do I expect to receive an ultimatum, because we must remember the last time that the Assembly wasn't operative our health waiting lists went through the roof. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Certainly I have received no ultimatums nor do I expect to receive an ultimatum” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Certainly, I have received no ultimatums nor do I expect to receive an ultimatum, because we must remember the last time that the Assembly wasn’t operative our health waiting lists went through the roof,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "That struck me as a temporary solution. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We do not need to have barriers to food that's consumed in Northern Ireland, to medicines that are being used in Northern Ireland to protect the single market. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "That struck me as a temporary solution. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We do not need to have barriers to food that's consumed in Northern Ireland, to medicines that are being used in Northern Ireland to protect the single market. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We have violence on our streets in Northern Ireland that hasn’t been the case for years and that is on the back of this protocol,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “We have a grace period currently, when those grace periods end we are going to have 15,000 checks per week of goods coming from Great Britain to Northern Ireland,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Our arguments are very clear they are very coherent. This is the European union seeking to punish the United Kingdom, as a consequence Northern Ireland is being used as a plaything for the European Union,” “I can assure you Northern Ireland should be nobody’s plaything” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process, and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, May 28, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process, and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

thecourier Friday, May 28, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I have said Arlene will leave at a time of Arlene’s choosing. I am not pushing Arlene out. "That is my position and that remains my position. I am not going to be rushed into anything and pushed into anything. "We will look at all of these issues and take a decision at a time that is appropriate for us” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Jeffrey Donaldson ) : "If that's the case then Jeffrey should report that to police," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I'd hope that will happen in the next few days" External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I have said Arlene will leave at a time of Arlene’s choosing, I am not pushing Arlene out,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “If that’s the case then Jeffrey should report that to police,” External link

msn-uk Friday, May 28, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

msn-uk Friday, May 28, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I am reaching out the hand to others who maybe aren’t happy about the result of the contest, but there was a contest, it was fair, the outcome is clear, I have a task to do and I will do that task” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “If that’s the case then Jeffrey should report that to police,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 28, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 28, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Grace Period ) : “It’s very simple – there will be 15,000 checks a week, after the Grace Period, on food-related products a week alone – it’s not deliverable, it’s not workable, therefore, they need to go and reexamine the protocol and in terms of medical products and medicines, all of the charts we are receiving would indicate those are in the ‘Red Zone’,” External link

agriland Friday, May 28, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Relationships are really, really bad with the Irish Government as a consequence," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Relationships are really, really bad with the Irish Government as a consequence," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

worcesternews Friday, May 28, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Sometimes people don’t like the outcome and they do things in the heat of the moment” External link

worcesternews Friday, May 28, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

msn-uk Friday, May 28, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 28, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 28, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

thecourier Friday, May 28, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

yorkpress Friday, May 28, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I will be a builder for Unionism. Restoring, re-energising, not grandstanding or issuing threats or warnings. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Final inspections of potatoes held in cold stores to verify quantities that are only suitable for stock feed will not take place until late July. “This is the second year in succession these farmers have lost their market and this support will be a contribution towards the financial loss incurred and help sustain their businesses" External link

farminguk Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “Today I met with Lord Frost and Brandon Lewis to once again impress upon them the need to remove the impractical and costly barriers to trade for Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector in particular,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots confirmed : “I am actively looking at a support package for processing potato suppliers in response to the closure of catering outlets over recent months,” External link

fwi Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “Given the tight timeframe would the Minister not agree that his time would be better spent engaging with the existing Bill rather than attempting to belatedly bring forward his own Bill?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland programme is working closely with the other devolved administrations and with colleagues in the ROI,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Finally, as we come out of lockdown, the all-important green recovery will receive £2 million,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given the importance of North-South working can he confirm that he will not obstruct any further North-South meetings?” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “So, Northern Ireland and Republic relations are very bad and they need to be fixed; but we need to get some reassurances that we are going to get somewhere considerably better than we currently are in terms of the protocol to fix those relations” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Over the course of the last year, since June 2020, we have developed the costs. The costs for vets, including managers, is £5,271,696. The other ancillary staff provided by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) is £6,324,902, and environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by district councils is some £12,848,034. A total of £24,440,632” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given the importance of North-South working can he confirm that he will not obstruct any further North-South meetings?” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “So, Northern Ireland and Republic relations are very bad and they need to be fixed; but we need to get some reassurances that we are going to get somewhere considerably better than we currently are in terms of the protocol to fix those relations” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Over the course of the last year, since June 2020, we have developed the costs. The costs for vets, including managers, is 5,271,696. The other ancillary staff provided by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) is 6,324,902, and environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by district councils is some 12,848,034. A total of 24,440,632” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given the importance of North-South working can he confirm that he will not obstruct any further North-South meetings?” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “So, Northern Ireland and Republic relations are very bad and they need to be fixed; but we need to get some reassurances that we are going to get somewhere considerably better than we currently are in terms of the protocol to fix those relations” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Over the course of the last year, since June 2020, we have developed the costs. The costs for vets, including managers, is 5,271,696. The other ancillary staff provided by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) is 6,324,902, and environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by district councils is some 12,848,034. A total of 24,440,632” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There has been a perception of two-tier policing for some time but that has now spread right across the wider unionist and loyalist community. It has also been reinforced by the drip-feed of revelations in relation to that funeral and the actions of the PSNI senior leadership” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Events in Londonderry over the last few days demonstrate the threat still posed by those who want to drag Northern Ireland back,” “Such scenes are completely unacceptable and there must be a policing response” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The prospect of such a deal presents a high level of risk to Northern Ireland and UK farmers,” “Therefore, I believe that the UK should maintain tariff protection at present levels for all agricultural products where the UK has a significant production interest” External link

fwi Monday, May 24, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "Australian beef and sheep products have the potential to undercut UK producers and to reduce Northern Ireland’s market share in GB which is our most important market for these products" External link

farminguk Monday, May 24, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We don’t have the staff to actually do this job,” “The number of vets that are required are non-existent, it takes five years to train vets, there’s already a shortage of vets in the United Kingdom,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The prospect of such a deal presents a high level of risk to Northern Ireland and UK farmers. Therefore I believe that the UK should maintain tariff protection at present levels for all agricultural products where the UK has a significant production interest,” External link

agriland Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The prospect of such a deal presents a high level of risk to Northern Ireland and UK farmers,” “Therefore, I believe that the UK should maintain tariff protection at present levels for all agricultural products where the UK has a significant production interest” External link

fwi Friday, May 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : “While that work is taking place, I have decided to reduce some of the penalties that farmers receive when they do not comply with the cross-compliance standards. "These changes will keep Northern Ireland in line with other administrations within the United Kingdom,” External link

farminguk Friday, May 21, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I would have always wished right from the outset that Arlene would have been a huge success story. She came out of the RHI report well but the damage that was inflicted in the interim period was massive for her,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I would have always wished right from the outset that Arlene would have been a huge success story. She came out of the RHI report well but the damage that was inflicted in the interim period was massive for her,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots added ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I personally didn’t [have a conversation with Arlene Foster]. Politics is harsh politics is brutal. I regret that it was done the way it was done but I don’t know if there was another way of doing it,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I spoke to the chief constable on Saturday and indicated to him that he has a real course of work to do,” “The police are damaged. The PPS is damaged but most of all Sinn Fein is damaged. It doesn’t matter to me what the HMIC say or indeed the chief constable on this issue, or the PPS. The court of public opinion is very clear. I’m already seeing significant holes in that report” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied ( about Theresa May ) : "We couldn't have delivered that for Theresa May. That was something that she lost for herself in Westminster" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied ( about Theresa May ) : "We couldn't have delivered that for Theresa May. That was something that she lost for herself in Westminster" "The DUP, whether we had supported it or were against it, it wasn't going through," External link

skynews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

standard Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We have seen riots on our streets, we saw community tensions rise as a consequence of this, we want to defuse that. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "North-South relationships have never been as bad and I said that as a unionist who doesn't want that to be the situation" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The three-year funding package that I have announced will enable the YFCU to offer a wide range of agri-food educational and socio-economic activities, as well as encourages involvement and commitment to education and training,” “I commend the YFCU for the positive results and outcomes that have been achieved as part of the 2018-21 programme of work, especially as they have had to overcome and adapt to the many challenges they have faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic” External link

agriland Monday, May 17, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “They claim to be protectors of the Belfast Agreement yet they have allowed a coach and horses to be driven through it. They need to understand the unacceptability of that,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, May 17, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This party has been the authentic voice of unionism and will continue to be the authentic voice of unionism under my leadership,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, May 17, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, May 17, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” “If there are grey areas and opportunities, we will certainly seek to strip away elements of the protocol. But ultimately it needs [to be] fundamentally changed [or] removed to take things forward” External link

thenews-pk Monday, May 17, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” “If there are grey areas and opportunities, we will certainly seek to strip away elements of the protocol. But ultimately it needs [to be] fundamentally changed [or] removed to take things forward” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” “If there are grey areas and opportunities, we will certainly seek to strip away elements of the protocol. But ultimately it needs [to be] fundamentally changed [or] removed to take things forward” External link

kentonline Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I’m looking forward to a positive relationship right across Northern Ireland with my party colleagues and indeed with people from other parties” External link

msn-uk Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I’m looking forward to a positive relationship right across Northern Ireland with my party colleagues and indeed with people from other parties” External link

thecourier Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It is an immense honour and pleasure to stand here today in this position, it is not a position that I expected to be in some weeks ago. However, things can change quite radically” External link

thejournal Friday, May 14, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us and if we are to fight this, to ensure that everybody in Northern Ireland is not worse off as a consequence of the protocol then it is for us to do that together,” External link

wsau Friday, May 14, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Northern Ireland Protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us. If we are to fight this, to ensure that everybody in Northern Ireland is not worse off as a consequence of the protocol, then it's for us to do that together" External link

todayfm Friday, May 14, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This party has been the authentic voice of unionism and will continue to be the authentic voice of unionism under my leadership," External link

afp-en Friday, May 14, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us," External link

afp-en Friday, May 14, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us and if we are to fight this, to ensure that everybody in Northern Ireland is not worse off as a consequence of the protocol, then it is for us to do that together,” External link

waterford-news Friday, May 14, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It was needed to create a stable production and food supply amid two world wars and when there was less protection for workers,” External link

fwi Friday, May 14, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Later this year, after the consultation, I will bring forward proposals to the assembly to consider abolishing the agricultural wages framework,” External link

fwi Friday, May 14, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
member1.62%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
negotiator0.12%EN09/04/201704/09/2017
health minister83.58%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
minister5.78%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
colleague3.12%EN08/12/201712/08/2017
former health minister1.27%EN06/10/201710/06/2017
lawmaker0.35%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
health minister1.39%SA09/03/201403/09/2014
minister of health0.35%EN08/13/201413/08/2014
minister for health0.35%EN09/06/201306/09/2013
spokesman for health minister1.16%EN11/29/201229/11/2012
mp0.12%EN01/27/201027/01/2010
sports minister0.69%EN02/21/200821/02/2008
councillor0.12%EN06/03/200503/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Edwin PootsEN59.01%
Edwin PootsEU40.62%
Edwin PootsSA0.38%
Edwin PootsFR0.00%


 
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Peter Robinson wrote ( about Edwin Poots ) : “More and more it is being said that for some in Edwin’s camp it is all about revenge as they could have achieved the same outcome without spilling blood,” “The savage slaying of a leader in the public eye was totally unnecessary and vindictive,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Michelle O Neill said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “The cornerstone of us all coming back round the Executive table again (in 2020) was the Irish Language Act and that must now be delivered,” “So while Edwin Poots’ words are fine, I now want to see action and I want to see delivery, as do the public at large” External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 4, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Michelle O Neill said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “The cornerstone of us all coming back round the Executive table again (in 2020) was the Irish Language Act and that must now be delivered,” “So while Edwin Poots’ words are fine, I now want to see action and I want to see delivery, as do the public at large” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 4, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, June 4, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 4, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Michelle O Neill said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “The cornerstone of us all coming back round the Executive table again (in 2020) was the Irish Language Act and that must now be delivered,” “So while Edwin Poots’ words are fine, I now want to see action and I want to see delivery, as do the public at large” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

waterford-news Friday, June 4, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

irishtimes Friday, June 4, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : "Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

dailyecho Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Maros Sefcovic told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I would like to hear from Mr Poots himself but also from other leaders of the political parties who form the Northern Ireland Executive and discuss with them what we can do better,” External link

independent-UK Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Arlene Foster said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “My reaction is that I will resign as well because I have my ministerial team in the Executive with me, we have worked very closely together,” “If Edwin decides that he wants to change that team, I will have to go as well because I can’t stay with a new ministerial team of which I have no authority, and that would be wrong” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mrs Foster said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “My reaction is that I will resign as well because I have my ministerial team in the Executive with me, we have worked very closely together,” “If Edwin decides that he wants to change that team, I will have to go as well because I can’t stay with a new ministerial team of which I have no authority, and that would be wrong” External link

worcesternews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Mrs Foster said ( about Edwin Poots ) : "My reaction is that I will resign as well because I have my ministerial team in the Executive with me, we have worked very closely together," "If Edwin decides that he wants to change that team, I will have to go as well because I can't stay with a new ministerial team of which I have no authority, and that would be wrong" External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Simon Coveney said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I’m looking forward to actually meeting Edwin as soon as we can to discuss a whole range of issues, but one of them of course will be the protocol,” “I know that the protocol for many Unionists is a real problem politically, and they’re very concerned about the practical consequences of the implementation of the protocol as well,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I would wish to extend our congratulations to Edwin Poots on being elected DUP leader and to Paula Bradley as deputy leader” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

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Edwin Poots said : "It is time for the government to stop talking about fixes to the Protocol and get on with taking the necessary steps to remove it," External link

4-traders Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It is time for the government to stop talking about fixes to the Protocol and get on with taking the necessary steps to remove it," External link

reuters-af Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It is time for the government to stop talking about fixes to the Protocol and get on with taking the necessary steps to remove it," External link

trust Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would strike me that it's not well informed in that the imperilling of the peace has been as a consequence of the Protocol and because of the implementation of the Protocol," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This is effectively a constitutional change," External link

thesun Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "if Brussels is deaf to the problems, then our own government must act unilaterally to protect Northern Ireland" External link

msn-uk Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "if Brussels is deaf to the problems, then our own government must act unilaterally to protect Northern Ireland" External link

heart Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "if Brussels is deaf to the problems, then our own government must act unilaterally to protect Northern Ireland" External link

skynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We need the NI Protocol to be removed," External link

4-traders Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I think it is peripheral but nonetheless I don't want to lose anybody from the party, and therefore I will be continuing to reach out to people to seek to ensure that we keep as many people as possible and to bring people into the party, and that's a course of work that we'll engage in because fundamentally the DUP is a collection of individuals, strong personalities but all of those personalities' number one focus is the maintenance of the union”. He added: " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Northern Ireland Protocol is bad for business in Northern Ireland and it is bad for every one of our citizens" External link

heart Monday, June 7, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : “I also want to see the establishment of a unionist convention to focus on key objectives everyone in the pro-union community can support,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This issue is yet another example of why the Northern Ireland Protocol is not fit for purpose," External link

RTERadio Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “I don’t blame the current Taoiseach for that, I blame the last Taoiseach,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Peter Robinson ) : “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We have developed, since June 2020, the costs over the last year. The cost for vets, including managers, is £5,271,696. The cost for the other ancillary staff provided by DAERA is £6,324,902. The cost of the environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by the councils is £12,848,034. That brings us to a total of £24,444,632” External link

agriland Friday, June 4, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “At the completion of that discussion we agreed to have a summit for the Executive which would deal exclusively with health, and in particular waiting lists, so that was a course of action that was agreed from the leaders’ forum yesterday,” “We do recognise that the waiting lists that have been allowed to develop in Northern Ireland are entirely unreasonable” External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 4, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “At the completion of that discussion we agreed to have a summit for the Executive which would deal exclusively with health, and in particular waiting lists, so that was a course of action that was agreed from the leaders’ forum yesterday,” “We do recognise that the waiting lists that have been allowed to develop in Northern Ireland are entirely unreasonable” External link

waterford-news Friday, June 4, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “At the completion of that discussion we agreed to have a summit for the Executive which would deal exclusively with health, and in particular waiting lists, so that was a course of action that was agreed from the leaders’ forum yesterday,” “We do recognise that the waiting lists that have been allowed to develop in Northern Ireland are entirely unreasonable” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 4, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I do not blame the current taoiseach for that, I blame the past taoiseach," "Northern Ireland cannot be a plaything of the European Union or indeed of the southern government" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “North-south relations have never been as bad, I don’t blame the current Taoiseach for that, I blame the last Taoiseach,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "At no point have I refused to attend north-south meetings," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There is a lot of anger in Northern Ireland currently about the Northern Ireland Protocol, that manifested itself on the streets a number of weeks ago. "We need to recognise that the Protocol as it currently exists is not deliverable and it must go. That’s something the Taoiseach needs to recognise,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. I believe that there are important issues that we need to discuss and deal with. " External link

RTERadio Friday, June 4, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "At no point have I refused to attend north-south meetings," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There is a lot of anger in Northern Ireland currently about the Northern Ireland Protocol, that manifested itself on the streets a number of weeks ago. "We need to recognise that the Protocol as it currently exists is not deliverable and it must go. That’s something the Taoiseach needs to recognise,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “As Sir Winston Churchill once said, jaw-jaw is better than war-war and when I hear things about court that is war-war. So we were in jaw-jaw mode today. Hopefully we will have more jaw-jaw and less war-war” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Final inspections of potatoes held in cold stores to verify quantities that are only suitable for stock feed will not take place until late July. “This is the second year in succession these farmers have lost their market and this support will be a contribution towards the financial loss incurred and help sustain their businesses" External link

farminguk Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “at no point have I refused to attend north-south meetings” “I have absolutely no issue in fulfilling all of my responsibilities under the Ministerial Code and have every intention of doing so,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “They took photographs of blown up border posts to impose upon Northern Ireland people a harshest form of customs, and an internal market that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world was quite frankly disgraceful,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am delighted to visit Rathlin and meet with the local community. I admire Rathlin’s strong ambition to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral, this is aligned to my vision for Green Growth and climate action and I very much welcome the Island’s efforts to realise this goal” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "In order to provide much needed clarity, I have taken the decision to delay routine pet travel checks for citizens travelling from GB (Great Britain) to NI with their pets until at least 1 October," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “In order to provide much-needed clarity, I have taken the decision to delay routine pet travel checks for citizens travelling from GB to NI with their pets until at least 1 October” External link

cityam Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Certainly I have received no ultimatums nor do I expect to receive an ultimatum, because we must remember the last time that the Assembly wasn't operative our health waiting lists went through the roof. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Certainly I have received no ultimatums nor do I expect to receive an ultimatum” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Certainly, I have received no ultimatums nor do I expect to receive an ultimatum, because we must remember the last time that the Assembly wasn’t operative our health waiting lists went through the roof,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "That struck me as a temporary solution. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We do not need to have barriers to food that's consumed in Northern Ireland, to medicines that are being used in Northern Ireland to protect the single market. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "That struck me as a temporary solution. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We do not need to have barriers to food that's consumed in Northern Ireland, to medicines that are being used in Northern Ireland to protect the single market. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 31, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We have violence on our streets in Northern Ireland that hasn’t been the case for years and that is on the back of this protocol,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “We have a grace period currently, when those grace periods end we are going to have 15,000 checks per week of goods coming from Great Britain to Northern Ireland,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Our arguments are very clear they are very coherent. This is the European union seeking to punish the United Kingdom, as a consequence Northern Ireland is being used as a plaything for the European Union,” “I can assure you Northern Ireland should be nobody’s plaything” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process, and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, May 28, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process, and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

thecourier Friday, May 28, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I have said Arlene will leave at a time of Arlene’s choosing. I am not pushing Arlene out. "That is my position and that remains my position. I am not going to be rushed into anything and pushed into anything. "We will look at all of these issues and take a decision at a time that is appropriate for us” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Jeffrey Donaldson ) : "If that's the case then Jeffrey should report that to police," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I'd hope that will happen in the next few days" External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I have said Arlene will leave at a time of Arlene’s choosing, I am not pushing Arlene out,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “If that’s the case then Jeffrey should report that to police,” External link

msn-uk Friday, May 28, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

msn-uk Friday, May 28, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I am reaching out the hand to others who maybe aren’t happy about the result of the contest, but there was a contest, it was fair, the outcome is clear, I have a task to do and I will do that task” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “If that’s the case then Jeffrey should report that to police,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 28, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “It’s for Nigel and Jeffrey and others to answer for themselves, I have conducted myself correctly and appropriately and with honour throughout all of this process and I will continue to do that in my role as leader of this party” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 28, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Grace Period ) : “It’s very simple – there will be 15,000 checks a week, after the Grace Period, on food-related products a week alone – it’s not deliverable, it’s not workable, therefore, they need to go and reexamine the protocol and in terms of medical products and medicines, all of the charts we are receiving would indicate those are in the ‘Red Zone’,” External link

agriland Friday, May 28, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Relationships are really, really bad with the Irish Government as a consequence," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Relationships are really, really bad with the Irish Government as a consequence," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

worcesternews Friday, May 28, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Sometimes people don’t like the outcome and they do things in the heat of the moment” External link

worcesternews Friday, May 28, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

msn-uk Friday, May 28, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 28, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 28, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

thecourier Friday, May 28, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It’s a bit unreal to be perfectly honest” External link

yorkpress Friday, May 28, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I will be a builder for Unionism. Restoring, re-energising, not grandstanding or issuing threats or warnings. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Final inspections of potatoes held in cold stores to verify quantities that are only suitable for stock feed will not take place until late July. “This is the second year in succession these farmers have lost their market and this support will be a contribution towards the financial loss incurred and help sustain their businesses" External link

farminguk Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “Today I met with Lord Frost and Brandon Lewis to once again impress upon them the need to remove the impractical and costly barriers to trade for Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector in particular,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots confirmed : “I am actively looking at a support package for processing potato suppliers in response to the closure of catering outlets over recent months,” External link

fwi Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded : “Given the tight timeframe would the Minister not agree that his time would be better spent engaging with the existing Bill rather than attempting to belatedly bring forward his own Bill?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland programme is working closely with the other devolved administrations and with colleagues in the ROI,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Finally, as we come out of lockdown, the all-important green recovery will receive £2 million,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given the importance of North-South working can he confirm that he will not obstruct any further North-South meetings?” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “So, Northern Ireland and Republic relations are very bad and they need to be fixed; but we need to get some reassurances that we are going to get somewhere considerably better than we currently are in terms of the protocol to fix those relations” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Over the course of the last year, since June 2020, we have developed the costs. The costs for vets, including managers, is £5,271,696. The other ancillary staff provided by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) is £6,324,902, and environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by district councils is some £12,848,034. A total of £24,440,632” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given the importance of North-South working can he confirm that he will not obstruct any further North-South meetings?” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “So, Northern Ireland and Republic relations are very bad and they need to be fixed; but we need to get some reassurances that we are going to get somewhere considerably better than we currently are in terms of the protocol to fix those relations” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Over the course of the last year, since June 2020, we have developed the costs. The costs for vets, including managers, is 5,271,696. The other ancillary staff provided by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) is 6,324,902, and environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by district councils is some 12,848,034. A total of 24,440,632” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given the importance of North-South working can he confirm that he will not obstruct any further North-South meetings?” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “So, Northern Ireland and Republic relations are very bad and they need to be fixed; but we need to get some reassurances that we are going to get somewhere considerably better than we currently are in terms of the protocol to fix those relations” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Over the course of the last year, since June 2020, we have developed the costs. The costs for vets, including managers, is 5,271,696. The other ancillary staff provided by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) is 6,324,902, and environmental health officers and ancillary staff provided by district councils is some 12,848,034. A total of 24,440,632” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There has been a perception of two-tier policing for some time but that has now spread right across the wider unionist and loyalist community. It has also been reinforced by the drip-feed of revelations in relation to that funeral and the actions of the PSNI senior leadership” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Events in Londonderry over the last few days demonstrate the threat still posed by those who want to drag Northern Ireland back,” “Such scenes are completely unacceptable and there must be a policing response” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The prospect of such a deal presents a high level of risk to Northern Ireland and UK farmers,” “Therefore, I believe that the UK should maintain tariff protection at present levels for all agricultural products where the UK has a significant production interest” External link

fwi Monday, May 24, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "Australian beef and sheep products have the potential to undercut UK producers and to reduce Northern Ireland’s market share in GB which is our most important market for these products" External link

farminguk Monday, May 24, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We don’t have the staff to actually do this job,” “The number of vets that are required are non-existent, it takes five years to train vets, there’s already a shortage of vets in the United Kingdom,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The prospect of such a deal presents a high level of risk to Northern Ireland and UK farmers. Therefore I believe that the UK should maintain tariff protection at present levels for all agricultural products where the UK has a significant production interest,” External link

agriland Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The prospect of such a deal presents a high level of risk to Northern Ireland and UK farmers,” “Therefore, I believe that the UK should maintain tariff protection at present levels for all agricultural products where the UK has a significant production interest” External link

fwi Friday, May 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : “While that work is taking place, I have decided to reduce some of the penalties that farmers receive when they do not comply with the cross-compliance standards. "These changes will keep Northern Ireland in line with other administrations within the United Kingdom,” External link

farminguk Friday, May 21, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I would have always wished right from the outset that Arlene would have been a huge success story. She came out of the RHI report well but the damage that was inflicted in the interim period was massive for her,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I would have always wished right from the outset that Arlene would have been a huge success story. She came out of the RHI report well but the damage that was inflicted in the interim period was massive for her,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots added ( about Arlene Foster ) : “I personally didn’t [have a conversation with Arlene Foster]. Politics is harsh politics is brutal. I regret that it was done the way it was done but I don’t know if there was another way of doing it,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I spoke to the chief constable on Saturday and indicated to him that he has a real course of work to do,” “The police are damaged. The PPS is damaged but most of all Sinn Fein is damaged. It doesn’t matter to me what the HMIC say or indeed the chief constable on this issue, or the PPS. The court of public opinion is very clear. I’m already seeing significant holes in that report” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied ( about Theresa May ) : "We couldn't have delivered that for Theresa May. That was something that she lost for herself in Westminster" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied ( about Theresa May ) : "We couldn't have delivered that for Theresa May. That was something that she lost for herself in Westminster" "The DUP, whether we had supported it or were against it, it wasn't going through," External link

skynews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

standard Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots replied : “I wish to see all NDNA commitments fulfilled, including the Military Covenant” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We have seen riots on our streets, we saw community tensions rise as a consequence of this, we want to defuse that. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "North-South relationships have never been as bad and I said that as a unionist who doesn't want that to be the situation" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The three-year funding package that I have announced will enable the YFCU to offer a wide range of agri-food educational and socio-economic activities, as well as encourages involvement and commitment to education and training,” “I commend the YFCU for the positive results and outcomes that have been achieved as part of the 2018-21 programme of work, especially as they have had to overcome and adapt to the many challenges they have faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic” External link

agriland Monday, May 17, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “They claim to be protectors of the Belfast Agreement yet they have allowed a coach and horses to be driven through it. They need to understand the unacceptability of that,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, May 17, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This party has been the authentic voice of unionism and will continue to be the authentic voice of unionism under my leadership,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, May 17, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Monday, May 17, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” “If there are grey areas and opportunities, we will certainly seek to strip away elements of the protocol. But ultimately it needs [to be] fundamentally changed [or] removed to take things forward” External link

thenews-pk Monday, May 17, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” “If there are grey areas and opportunities, we will certainly seek to strip away elements of the protocol. But ultimately it needs [to be] fundamentally changed [or] removed to take things forward” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking for judicial remedies to see if we can overcome some of those areas where officials believed they are bound by law,” “If there are grey areas and opportunities, we will certainly seek to strip away elements of the protocol. But ultimately it needs [to be] fundamentally changed [or] removed to take things forward” External link

kentonline Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I’m looking forward to a positive relationship right across Northern Ireland with my party colleagues and indeed with people from other parties” External link

msn-uk Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I’m looking forward to a positive relationship right across Northern Ireland with my party colleagues and indeed with people from other parties” External link

thecourier Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It is an immense honour and pleasure to stand here today in this position, it is not a position that I expected to be in some weeks ago. However, things can change quite radically” External link

thejournal Friday, May 14, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us and if we are to fight this, to ensure that everybody in Northern Ireland is not worse off as a consequence of the protocol then it is for us to do that together,” External link

wsau Friday, May 14, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Northern Ireland Protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us. If we are to fight this, to ensure that everybody in Northern Ireland is not worse off as a consequence of the protocol, then it's for us to do that together" External link

todayfm Friday, May 14, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This party has been the authentic voice of unionism and will continue to be the authentic voice of unionism under my leadership," External link

afp-en Friday, May 14, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us," External link

afp-en Friday, May 14, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The Northern Ireland protocol has proven to be a massive challenge for us and if we are to fight this, to ensure that everybody in Northern Ireland is not worse off as a consequence of the protocol, then it is for us to do that together,” External link

waterford-news Friday, May 14, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “It was needed to create a stable production and food supply amid two world wars and when there was less protection for workers,” External link

fwi Friday, May 14, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Later this year, after the consultation, I will bring forward proposals to the assembly to consider abolishing the agricultural wages framework,” External link

fwi Friday, May 14, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
member1.62%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
negotiator0.12%EN09/04/201704/09/2017
health minister83.58%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
minister5.78%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
colleague3.12%EN08/12/201712/08/2017
former health minister1.27%EN06/10/201710/06/2017
lawmaker0.35%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
health minister1.39%SA09/03/201403/09/2014
minister of health0.35%EN08/13/201413/08/2014
minister for health0.35%EN09/06/201306/09/2013
spokesman for health minister1.16%EN11/29/201229/11/2012
mp0.12%EN01/27/201027/01/2010
sports minister0.69%EN02/21/200821/02/2008
councillor0.12%EN06/03/200503/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Edwin PootsEN59.01%
Edwin PootsEU40.62%
Edwin PootsSA0.38%
Edwin PootsFR0.00%


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Peter Robinson wrote ( about Edwin Poots ) : “More and more it is being said that for some in Edwin’s camp it is all about revenge as they could have achieved the same outcome without spilling blood,” “The savage slaying of a leader in the public eye was totally unnecessary and vindictive,” External link

thejournal Friday, June 4, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Michelle O Neill said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “The cornerstone of us all coming back round the Executive table again (in 2020) was the Irish Language Act and that must now be delivered,” “So while Edwin Poots’ words are fine, I now want to see action and I want to see delivery, as do the public at large” External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 4, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Michelle O Neill said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “The cornerstone of us all coming back round the Executive table again (in 2020) was the Irish Language Act and that must now be delivered,” “So while Edwin Poots’ words are fine, I now want to see action and I want to see delivery, as do the public at large” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 4, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, June 4, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 4, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Michelle O Neill said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “The cornerstone of us all coming back round the Executive table again (in 2020) was the Irish Language Act and that must now be delivered,” “So while Edwin Poots’ words are fine, I now want to see action and I want to see delivery, as do the public at large” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 4, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

waterford-news Friday, June 4, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mary Robinson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “There can be no lasting advantage to those who are unhappy with Edwin’s takeover, other than the short-term satisfaction gained, from seeking revenge or using their recently learnt-experience to destabilise the new regime or waiting for the opportunity to launch a countercoup,” External link

irishtimes Friday, June 4, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Diane Dodds added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I have had, of course, a conversation with Edwin, but it is up to a new leader to bring in the people that he wants to see through his vision for the party and for Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : "Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

dailyecho Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jeffrey Donaldson added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "Those concerns do need to be addressed and I hope that Edwin and his team will look very carefully at what is being said," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Maros Sefcovic told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I would like to hear from Mr Poots himself but also from other leaders of the political parties who form the Northern Ireland Executive and discuss with them what we can do better,” External link

independent-UK Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Arlene Foster said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “My reaction is that I will resign as well because I have my ministerial team in the Executive with me, we have worked very closely together,” “If Edwin decides that he wants to change that team, I will have to go as well because I can’t stay with a new ministerial team of which I have no authority, and that would be wrong” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mrs Foster said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “My reaction is that I will resign as well because I have my ministerial team in the Executive with me, we have worked very closely together,” “If Edwin decides that he wants to change that team, I will have to go as well because I can’t stay with a new ministerial team of which I have no authority, and that would be wrong” External link

worcesternews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Mrs Foster said ( about Edwin Poots ) : "My reaction is that I will resign as well because I have my ministerial team in the Executive with me, we have worked very closely together," "If Edwin decides that he wants to change that team, I will have to go as well because I can't stay with a new ministerial team of which I have no authority, and that would be wrong" External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Simon Coveney said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I’m looking forward to actually meeting Edwin as soon as we can to discuss a whole range of issues, but one of them of course will be the protocol,” “I know that the protocol for many Unionists is a real problem politically, and they’re very concerned about the practical consequences of the implementation of the protocol as well,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I would wish to extend our congratulations to Edwin Poots on being elected DUP leader and to Paula Bradley as deputy leader” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT