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Edwin Poots said : “Since I became DAERA minister, I have seen the value of the daily work carried out by groups like this and welcome both the level of partnership-working and the enthusiasm of volunteers. I can’t praise them enough for their conservation efforts” External link

agriland Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Would the minister agree that robust and ambitious legislation to address climate change and extreme weather events that may happen here in the future is essential to protect the future of agriculture?” External link

independent-UK Monday, January 17, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Officials have also been reviewing the effectiveness and impact of similar types of registers already operating elsewhere. I have requested that my officials further these efforts and develop proposals on potential next steps. I expect to be in a position to consider a way forward with respect to a register early in the New Year” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 14, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Strategy ) : "Northern Ireland has a diverse and beautiful range of biodiversity across our natural environment. We all need to urgently act to protect it. I launched the consultation on Northern Ireland's first ever Environment Strategy at the COP26 conference in November, emphasising just how high a priority it is to make Northern Ireland a global environmental leader and fighting climate change. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, January 14, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots stated : "I have stated on many occasions that it is completely unacceptable for there to be any additional barriers on the movement of veterinary medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "While I acknowledge the EU recognition of the current grace period in relation to these moves, it is not enough. I am concerned about the negative impact on animal health both commercial and family pets, in addition to the burden our industry would face if they had to meet all the additional EU requirements for the movement of veterinary medicines to NI when there is simply no need for it. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots stated : “Each year, we throw away 70 million SUP drinks cups and 150 million SUP food containers – that’s over 220 million items ending up mostly in landfill or in our oceans,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 10, 2022 9:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Purchasers can buy with greater confidence and if animals remain unsold they can be returned to their premises of origin without impediment,” External link

agriland Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : “As DAERA Minister, I have ensured pragmatic approaches to the unprecedented challenges which we have faced over the past year and I can assure the farming community that I will continue to do so and to press the UK government and the EU to find solutions which work on the ground,” External link

agriland Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long-lasting relationships developed” External link

waterford-news Monday, December 27, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long-lasting relationships developed” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, December 27, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long lasting relationships developed” External link

independent-UK Monday, December 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long lasting relationships developed” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 27, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This is the first time in almost 50 years that we have a unique opportunity to redefine our agricultural policy and target support to meet our local priorities and needs much more effectively,” “Schemes and support are needed to help farmers develop their businesses, no matter where they farm, to become more efficient and to maximise the sustainable returns they can achieve from the assets at their disposal” External link

fwi Thursday, December 23, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This new carbon benchmark programme is an excellent example of collaborative working,” “I would strongly encourage all eligible dairy farmers to get involved in the programme and together we can, we will and we must make the changes necessary for a greener future” External link

fwi Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “This is an extremely virulent form of the disease. It can cause general levels of sickness in flocks within a very short period of time. But very soon, thereafter, deaths will start to mount up at an alarming rate,” External link

agriland Friday, December 17, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "A number of poultry houses have been affected in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The disease control zones required around the two infected premises in County Monaghan, and the case in County Cavan, extend into Northern Ireland. My Department worked closely with DAFM in establishing corresponding disease control zones in Northern Ireland and progressing the surveillance work required within those areas. Indeed I was pleased that DAERA staff were able to respond quickly and assist in depopulation of one of the first affected sites in County Monaghan. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, December 15, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The disease control zones for two of the cases in Co. Monaghan and the Co. Cavan case extend into Northern Ireland and my department has established corresponding disease control zones as required,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "As of today, 48 cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed across Great Britain since the first case was confirmed in England on 26 October 2021. The type or premises infected range from 'backyard' flocks to significant commercial premises in excess of over 100,000 birds. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The disease control zones for two of the cases in Co. Monaghan and the Co. Cavan case extend into Northern Ireland and my department has established corresponding disease control zones as required,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “This is now the largest ever outbreak of avian influenza across these islands with, 52 cases across the United Kingdom (GB and NI) and five cases in the ROI,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “My department’s primary function is the control of avian influenza in poultry flocks and is not involved in control of the disease in wild species,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am calling on all poultry keepers, backyard or commercial, that today you must assess your current biosecurity measures and re-double your efforts to keep this disease out of your flocks,” “You cannot afford to be complacent, you must act now. It is of paramount importance, that the utmost, stringent biosecurity measures are adopted on your premises and that all poultry, including their food and water is kept separate from wild birds” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I urge every bird keeper in Northern Ireland to consider this checklist regularly and assure themselves they can tick every box. If even one box remains unticked there is a gap in your biosecurity and this virus will find those gaps with devastating consequences,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

kilkennypeople Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

dundalkdemocrat Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol, so they might do an important job?” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol, so they might do an important job?” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol, so they might do an important job?” External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This is fantastic news for rural dwellers and shows them that government has not forgotten them. It is also a great example of what can be achieved when departments work together. I think this also shows that there is a willingness within government to ensure that we continue to invest in our rural communities and make them places where people want to live and work" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, December 13, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We are at a critical point in the management of this outbreak. This strain of H5N1 spreads quickly and could wipe out an entire flock in a matter of days. I am urging all bird keepers to proactively assess your current biosecurity measures and re-double your efforts to keep this disease out of your flocks. " External link

northernirelandnews Sunday, December 12, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This strain of H5N1 spreads quickly and could wipe out an entire flock in a matter of days," "I am urging all bird keepers to proactively assess your current biosecurity measures and re-double your efforts to keep this disease out of your flocks" External link

bbc Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "We cannot afford to be complacent and must act now to protect our flocks" External link

bbc Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about George Eustice ) : "I was pleased to meet Mr Eustice to impress upon him the issues facing the agri-food industry here and how important the sector is to all who are involved within it. I once again took the opportunity to stress the difficulties the NI Protocol is having on our sector and how unworkable in practice it is in its current form. The friction-free movement of goods and animals between GB and NI is one of the corner stones of our economy and the current requirements of the Protocol place an unnecessary burden on the industry. I am therefore again urging Mr Eustice to work alongside Lord Frost and the EU to find a workable, permanent solution" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 10, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We must find a workable solution to the current labour issues faced by Northern Ireland in this sector. It is vital that we are able to operate on a level playing field with competitors and whilst the Government announcement of 800 temporary visas of six months duration for butchers to work in the pig processing sector is helpful, I believe this falls well short of what is needed to alleviate the problem. Challenges remain and farmers need urgent clarity" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 10, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “We have had a good run in dairy farming for some months now. This has been very well received. And we are looking at strong butter and cheese prices going forward,” “It is very positive to see confidence returning within the industry once again” External link

agriland Friday, December 10, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Agreements can only be accepted online,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, November 29, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 29, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

eecho Monday, November 29, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 29, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 29, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 29, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “These extensions will provide continuity to the AFBI board during a period of transition, allowing new members time to bed in, and enable AFBI to continue with its important function of undertaking scientific work for DAERA” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “AFBI undertakes scientific, testing and research work in fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, rural development and enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the natural environment,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "These extensions will provide continuity to the AFBI Board during a period of transition, allowing new members time to bed in, and enable AFBI to continue with its important function of undertaking scientific work for DAERA" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, November 22, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Undoubtedly the costs will be significant. Do you accept that your illegal obstruction of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council undermines the rule of law?” External link

eecho Monday, November 8, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As it is a matter which is currently before the courts I don’t wish to comment” External link

eecho Monday, November 8, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Undoubtedly the costs will be significant. Do you accept that your illegal obstruction of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council undermines the rule of law?” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 8, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As it is a matter which is currently before the courts I don’t wish to comment” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 8, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Undoubtedly the costs will be significant. Do you accept that your illegal obstruction of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council undermines the rule of law?” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 8, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As it is a matter which is currently before the courts I don’t wish to comment” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 8, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We are all aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are two sides of the same coin and must be tackled together, highlighted at COP26 and the recent COP15 Biodiversity Summit. That is why I am delighted to visit COP26 on Nature Day to highlight my commitment to deliver much needed nature recovery and nature-based solutions, and to endorse the World Leaders declaration on Forests and Land Use. " External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We are all aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are two sides of the same coin and must be tackled together, highlighted at COP26 and the recent COP15 Biodiversity Summit. That is why I am delighted to visit COP26 on Nature Day to highlight my commitment to deliver much needed nature recovery and nature-based solutions, and to endorse the World Leaders declaration on Forests and Land Use" External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about The UK ) : "We find ourselves in a similar position to the one we were in last December, with the increasing number of avian influenza findings, and the introduction of an AIPZ in GB. The recent positive finding of H5N1 in a wild bird in the Republic of Ireland strongly suggests that the disease may already be present in NI and it is more critical than ever that we protect our poultry industry and international trade. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, November 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "As I have previously said, Northern Ireland is already renowned for its high-quality, tasty, welfare-focussed, award-winning and environmentally sustainable food. We punch well above our weight on the world stage and our food ends up on plates all across the globe. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, November 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "In recognition of the relationship between health, well-being, food, agriculture, nature and our environment I am asking the students to submit a short essay of 1,000 words explaining how innovation in their chosen discipline has made a difference to the health of people here," External link

northernirelandnews Monday, November 1, 2021 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Crawfordsburn Country Park and The Ulster Way, especially the North Down Coastal Path are enjoyed by so many people and are hugely important sites for engagement with our natural heritage, nature and outdoor recreation. This year has already seen over 800,000 visits to the site. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted that we have been able to take people's experience of the park into the digital world. They can now discover the park on the MyNI website in a way which wouldn't have been possible 50 years ago and certainly not even envisaged one hundred years ago. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Next week the UK Government will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also known COP26, in Glasgow. While COP26 will have a global focus, we all have a role to play when it comes to tackling climate change” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I welcome the appointment of Prof Julian Orford to the position of Deputy Chair of the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside. His knowledge, skills and experience will provide the strategic leadership and guidance which is vital to change as CNCC continue their important work" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "Signing this MOU is a catalyst for change that can enrich people's lives and contribute to their health and wellbeing as well as benefiting our environment and tourism industry. We also share the vision of protecting, expanding and promoting sustainable woodlands," External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 22, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This is great news for Northern Ireland's beaches, especially given the continuing changeable weather and another difficult year we have had with COVID-19. The fact that people have been able visit our fantastic outdoor spaces safely and enjoy our beaches has been reassuring to many. Our beaches contribute to the health and well-being of locals and visitors alike" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 22, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "The improvements which have been undertaken at Derrymore are a game changer for locals and visitors alike. Accessing outdoor facilities benefits our health and wellbeing and many people will enjoy the benefits of this scheme by visiting, walking and running through the grounds every day" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Royal Forestry Society's 'Community Woodlands Award' demonstrates the tremendous work undertaken on a daily basis within Slieve Gullion Forest Park at community level in partnership with staff from Forest Service and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. " External link

northernirelandnews Monday, October 18, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to have visited Annahilt Playgroupto hear of the benefits of the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme. The impact that a small amount of grant aid, available through this Scheme makes to a rural organisation is fantastic and I encourage others to avail of the current RMCG, which is open for applications until 22 October 2021. The Minister continued:" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, October 18, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : "Much has changed over the last 100 years and changed rapidly, from milking cows by hand and leaving the milk in cans at the end of the lane to robotic milking machines," External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Balmoral Show ) : "This is the second year the department has been able to issue payments in one go, which has represented the largest amount ever issued by my department on the first day of payments. “As I announced at the Balmoral Show, payments have been increased by 6.29% this year to ensure that all funding ring-fenced for this purpose is used”. He added: “I wish to express my thanks to staff within my department who have worked diligently to ensure that hard-pressed farming families receive these vital payments as soon as possible" External link

farminguk Friday, October 15, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to confirm that 98% of local farmers will be issued a total of 301million in Direct Payments on 18 October. As a result of exiting the EU this is the second year the Department has been able to issue payments in one go, which in turn has represented the largest amount ever issued by my Department on the first day of payments. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 15, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am pleased to announce the opening of the 1.9m Maritime and Fisheries Fund (Northern Ireland) with immediate effect. As the funding has been provided by HM Treasury as a 'one-year settlement' only, I would encourage stakeholders to engage with my Department promptly in order that applications can be submitted as soon as possible as this funding must be utilised by 31 March 2022. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "My Department will be delivering this Scheme in tandem with the development of a five year strategy for future fisheries support from April 2022 onwards which will be reflective of the current focus on sustainability, green growth, blue economy, resilience and adapting to the post-Brexit landscape" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The schemes I visited today represent an investment of over 900,000 from DAERA which, coupled with other funds that have been levered in, brings the total to almost 1.5m. These schemes have helped create employment, sustain groups and provide enhanced community facilities and services for the residents, both young and old, of Ards and North Down" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : "I am delighted that despite the many recent challenges brought about by the Covid-19 crisis these projects have been completed. I want to thank all those involved for all their hard work and dedication in bringing these to fruition" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “How urgent is this situation and how is it going to be addressed in the short term and in the long term?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This is Westminster policy which has been imposed upon Northern Ireland. I would also remind the member that we are not going to win this battle by going on the streets, we will win this battle by good politics” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “How urgent is this situation and how is it going to be addressed in the short term and in the long term?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This is Westminster policy which has been imposed upon Northern Ireland. I would also remind the member that we are not going to win this battle by going on the streets, we will win this battle by good politics” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : "Our vision is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas so we are asking people to help us achieve that by having their say on proposals for the ambitious suite of existing and planned actions that the UK intends to use," "We need to protect our own unique marine environment whilst using its resources sustainably" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "As part of the consultation, we are seeking feedback on the existing and planned actions we intend to use and range of human activity-related pressures and associated impacts we have considered," "We are keen to understand where improvements can be made to enhance and streamline our programme and improve implementation over the next sixyears" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Whilst we can develop policies supporting this environmental threat, it is important that we also educate our children on how the decisions we make as individuals and a society can help,” External link

agriland Monday, October 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to have the opportunity to walk the new park trail here in Lisburn, which received 50,000 from my Department's Environmental Challenge Fund for the first phase of development. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 1, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We haven't got detail but fundamentally for me the issues that really need to be resolved are the issues around the constitution because UK lawyers argued that the Act of Union was seceded by the Withdrawal Act. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking to these changes happening in July, most likely early July. We believe there is a significant victory to be won in the protocol” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The post-Brexit arrangements are undemocratic and change the constitutional position of the North, and if they can’t be scrapped then a vote is needed on the change,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “The post-Brexit arrangements are undemocratic and change the constitutional position of the North, and if they can’t be scrapped then a vote is needed on the change,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "My focus was on the Northern Ireland Protocol first and foremost because constitutionally that is what is damaging Northern Ireland. Mr Poots, who succeeded Arlene Foster as DUP leader in May, nominated Mr Givan for the top power-sharing post last Thursday. At the same time, his party was voting in a room next door not to nominate after the British government agreed to legislate for Irish Language rights at Westminster to keep Sinn Fein on board. Mr Poots said: " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I regret the fall-out from it. I think it was the right thing to do and it's the right thing to do to ensure we have maximum leverage. " External link

heart Monday, June 21, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I regret the fall-out from it. I think it was the right thing to do and it's the right thing to do to ensure we have maximum leverage. " External link

msn-uk Monday, June 21, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I regret the fall-out from it. I think it was the right thing to do and it's the right thing to do to ensure we have maximum leverage. " External link

skynews Monday, June 21, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

msn-uk Friday, June 18, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. "The party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. "This has been a difficult period for the party and the country and I have conveyed to the chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place" External link

bbc Friday, June 18, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I have asked the party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, June 18, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. "The party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. "This has been a difficult period for the party and the country and I have conveyed to the chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place" External link

bbc Friday, June 18, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

thenational Friday, June 18, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

japantoday Friday, June 18, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 18, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

heart Friday, June 18, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

bordermail Friday, June 18, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. DUP leader Edwin Poots, with MLA Paul Givan arriving at Government Buildings in Dublin last week ahead of his meeting with Taoiseach Micheal Martin. (Image: PA Wire/PA Images) "The Party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. "This has been a difficult period for the Party and the country and I have conveyed to the Chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both Unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place” External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

skynews Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We need more people like him to win for unionism," External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “As the pilot will be running for another year, I would encourage all farmers to consider the opportunity that this scheme represents, and consider the potential of sowing protein crops in future years” External link

agriland Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We need more people like him to win for unionism," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT



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Lesley Griffiths added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I think what is really important is getting or sustainable farming scheme right so that we can become one of the best countries in the world for sustainable farming, making sure we meet our global obligations without offshoring food production to regions and countries that have lower standards than we do. "I think Edwin is quite right that the public health crisis we have had with the global pandemic has made us realise that we need to look at our food security” External link

farminguk Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Victor Chestnutt said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “This means bearing the cost of keeping and feeding stock ready for market, this is taking a toll on already slim margins," he said. "The inability to send pigs to slaughter at the appropriate time also risks these animals falling outside the specification required by the consumer, and carries a further penalty to the farmer". Pig producers are in the middle of a perfect storm of weaker global demand, price pressure and an inability to move stock off farm in a timely way. Adding to these issues, pig processing firm Karro recently slashed the price of finished pigs. It comes as Defra opened two support schemes this week for English pig producers to help reduce the backlog of pigs on farm. The UFU has pressed for a meeting with the Department of Agriculture (DAERA) Minister Edwin Poots to discuss ways to alleviate NI's pig sector crisis. "Producers, already facing significant cash flow pressures are taking a financial hit from this problem, not of their making,” External link

farminguk Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Declan Kearney said ( about Edwin Poots ) : "this inaction by Minister Edwin Poots and the executive office is a serious failure to comply with the law and the ministerial code which require ministers to participate in meetings of the NSMC" External link

bbc Friday, October 15, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Wilson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “If Edwin is no longer leader, then whoever did become leader would have the choice of the first minister,” “These are all decisions we have got to make” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

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Edwin Poots said : “Since I became DAERA minister, I have seen the value of the daily work carried out by groups like this and welcome both the level of partnership-working and the enthusiasm of volunteers. I can’t praise them enough for their conservation efforts” External link

agriland Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Would the minister agree that robust and ambitious legislation to address climate change and extreme weather events that may happen here in the future is essential to protect the future of agriculture?” External link

independent-UK Monday, January 17, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Officials have also been reviewing the effectiveness and impact of similar types of registers already operating elsewhere. I have requested that my officials further these efforts and develop proposals on potential next steps. I expect to be in a position to consider a way forward with respect to a register early in the New Year” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 14, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Strategy ) : "Northern Ireland has a diverse and beautiful range of biodiversity across our natural environment. We all need to urgently act to protect it. I launched the consultation on Northern Ireland's first ever Environment Strategy at the COP26 conference in November, emphasising just how high a priority it is to make Northern Ireland a global environmental leader and fighting climate change. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, January 14, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots stated : "I have stated on many occasions that it is completely unacceptable for there to be any additional barriers on the movement of veterinary medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "While I acknowledge the EU recognition of the current grace period in relation to these moves, it is not enough. I am concerned about the negative impact on animal health both commercial and family pets, in addition to the burden our industry would face if they had to meet all the additional EU requirements for the movement of veterinary medicines to NI when there is simply no need for it. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots stated : “Each year, we throw away 70 million SUP drinks cups and 150 million SUP food containers – that’s over 220 million items ending up mostly in landfill or in our oceans,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 10, 2022 9:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Purchasers can buy with greater confidence and if animals remain unsold they can be returned to their premises of origin without impediment,” External link

agriland Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : “As DAERA Minister, I have ensured pragmatic approaches to the unprecedented challenges which we have faced over the past year and I can assure the farming community that I will continue to do so and to press the UK government and the EU to find solutions which work on the ground,” External link

agriland Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long-lasting relationships developed” External link

waterford-news Monday, December 27, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long-lasting relationships developed” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, December 27, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long lasting relationships developed” External link

independent-UK Monday, December 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The partnership work undertaken between the councils involved and DAERA which was required to deliver this project, has seen positive and hopefully long lasting relationships developed” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 27, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This is the first time in almost 50 years that we have a unique opportunity to redefine our agricultural policy and target support to meet our local priorities and needs much more effectively,” “Schemes and support are needed to help farmers develop their businesses, no matter where they farm, to become more efficient and to maximise the sustainable returns they can achieve from the assets at their disposal” External link

fwi Thursday, December 23, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This new carbon benchmark programme is an excellent example of collaborative working,” “I would strongly encourage all eligible dairy farmers to get involved in the programme and together we can, we will and we must make the changes necessary for a greener future” External link

fwi Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “This is an extremely virulent form of the disease. It can cause general levels of sickness in flocks within a very short period of time. But very soon, thereafter, deaths will start to mount up at an alarming rate,” External link

agriland Friday, December 17, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "A number of poultry houses have been affected in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The disease control zones required around the two infected premises in County Monaghan, and the case in County Cavan, extend into Northern Ireland. My Department worked closely with DAFM in establishing corresponding disease control zones in Northern Ireland and progressing the surveillance work required within those areas. Indeed I was pleased that DAERA staff were able to respond quickly and assist in depopulation of one of the first affected sites in County Monaghan. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, December 15, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The disease control zones for two of the cases in Co. Monaghan and the Co. Cavan case extend into Northern Ireland and my department has established corresponding disease control zones as required,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "As of today, 48 cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed across Great Britain since the first case was confirmed in England on 26 October 2021. The type or premises infected range from 'backyard' flocks to significant commercial premises in excess of over 100,000 birds. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “The disease control zones for two of the cases in Co. Monaghan and the Co. Cavan case extend into Northern Ireland and my department has established corresponding disease control zones as required,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “This is now the largest ever outbreak of avian influenza across these islands with, 52 cases across the United Kingdom (GB and NI) and five cases in the ROI,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “My department’s primary function is the control of avian influenza in poultry flocks and is not involved in control of the disease in wild species,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am calling on all poultry keepers, backyard or commercial, that today you must assess your current biosecurity measures and re-double your efforts to keep this disease out of your flocks,” “You cannot afford to be complacent, you must act now. It is of paramount importance, that the utmost, stringent biosecurity measures are adopted on your premises and that all poultry, including their food and water is kept separate from wild birds” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I urge every bird keeper in Northern Ireland to consider this checklist regularly and assure themselves they can tick every box. If even one box remains unticked there is a gap in your biosecurity and this virus will find those gaps with devastating consequences,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

kilkennypeople Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

dundalkdemocrat Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol, so they might do an important job?” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol, so they might do an important job?” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol, so they might do an important job?” External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “With increased demands on our veterinary staff, would it not be preferable to maximise the availability of such staff to deal with this situation by withdrawing them from the implementation of the (Northern Ireland) protocol so they might do an important job?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This is fantastic news for rural dwellers and shows them that government has not forgotten them. It is also a great example of what can be achieved when departments work together. I think this also shows that there is a willingness within government to ensure that we continue to invest in our rural communities and make them places where people want to live and work" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, December 13, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We are at a critical point in the management of this outbreak. This strain of H5N1 spreads quickly and could wipe out an entire flock in a matter of days. I am urging all bird keepers to proactively assess your current biosecurity measures and re-double your efforts to keep this disease out of your flocks. " External link

northernirelandnews Sunday, December 12, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This strain of H5N1 spreads quickly and could wipe out an entire flock in a matter of days," "I am urging all bird keepers to proactively assess your current biosecurity measures and re-double your efforts to keep this disease out of your flocks" External link

bbc Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "We cannot afford to be complacent and must act now to protect our flocks" External link

bbc Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about George Eustice ) : "I was pleased to meet Mr Eustice to impress upon him the issues facing the agri-food industry here and how important the sector is to all who are involved within it. I once again took the opportunity to stress the difficulties the NI Protocol is having on our sector and how unworkable in practice it is in its current form. The friction-free movement of goods and animals between GB and NI is one of the corner stones of our economy and the current requirements of the Protocol place an unnecessary burden on the industry. I am therefore again urging Mr Eustice to work alongside Lord Frost and the EU to find a workable, permanent solution" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 10, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We must find a workable solution to the current labour issues faced by Northern Ireland in this sector. It is vital that we are able to operate on a level playing field with competitors and whilst the Government announcement of 800 temporary visas of six months duration for butchers to work in the pig processing sector is helpful, I believe this falls well short of what is needed to alleviate the problem. Challenges remain and farmers need urgent clarity" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 10, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “We have had a good run in dairy farming for some months now. This has been very well received. And we are looking at strong butter and cheese prices going forward,” “It is very positive to see confidence returning within the industry once again” External link

agriland Friday, December 10, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Agreements can only be accepted online,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, November 29, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 29, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

eecho Monday, November 29, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 29, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 29, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Given that checks have already existed at the sea ports, doesn’t it make sense to minimise them and consolidate them in one location?” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 29, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “These extensions will provide continuity to the AFBI board during a period of transition, allowing new members time to bed in, and enable AFBI to continue with its important function of undertaking scientific work for DAERA” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “AFBI undertakes scientific, testing and research work in fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, rural development and enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the natural environment,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "These extensions will provide continuity to the AFBI Board during a period of transition, allowing new members time to bed in, and enable AFBI to continue with its important function of undertaking scientific work for DAERA" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, November 22, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Undoubtedly the costs will be significant. Do you accept that your illegal obstruction of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council undermines the rule of law?” External link

eecho Monday, November 8, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As it is a matter which is currently before the courts I don’t wish to comment” External link

eecho Monday, November 8, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Undoubtedly the costs will be significant. Do you accept that your illegal obstruction of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council undermines the rule of law?” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 8, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As it is a matter which is currently before the courts I don’t wish to comment” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 8, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Undoubtedly the costs will be significant. Do you accept that your illegal obstruction of meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council undermines the rule of law?” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 8, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As it is a matter which is currently before the courts I don’t wish to comment” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 8, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We are all aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are two sides of the same coin and must be tackled together, highlighted at COP26 and the recent COP15 Biodiversity Summit. That is why I am delighted to visit COP26 on Nature Day to highlight my commitment to deliver much needed nature recovery and nature-based solutions, and to endorse the World Leaders declaration on Forests and Land Use. " External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We are all aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are two sides of the same coin and must be tackled together, highlighted at COP26 and the recent COP15 Biodiversity Summit. That is why I am delighted to visit COP26 on Nature Day to highlight my commitment to deliver much needed nature recovery and nature-based solutions, and to endorse the World Leaders declaration on Forests and Land Use" External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about The UK ) : "We find ourselves in a similar position to the one we were in last December, with the increasing number of avian influenza findings, and the introduction of an AIPZ in GB. The recent positive finding of H5N1 in a wild bird in the Republic of Ireland strongly suggests that the disease may already be present in NI and it is more critical than ever that we protect our poultry industry and international trade. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, November 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "As I have previously said, Northern Ireland is already renowned for its high-quality, tasty, welfare-focussed, award-winning and environmentally sustainable food. We punch well above our weight on the world stage and our food ends up on plates all across the globe. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, November 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "In recognition of the relationship between health, well-being, food, agriculture, nature and our environment I am asking the students to submit a short essay of 1,000 words explaining how innovation in their chosen discipline has made a difference to the health of people here," External link

northernirelandnews Monday, November 1, 2021 7:08:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Crawfordsburn Country Park and The Ulster Way, especially the North Down Coastal Path are enjoyed by so many people and are hugely important sites for engagement with our natural heritage, nature and outdoor recreation. This year has already seen over 800,000 visits to the site. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted that we have been able to take people's experience of the park into the digital world. They can now discover the park on the MyNI website in a way which wouldn't have been possible 50 years ago and certainly not even envisaged one hundred years ago. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Next week the UK Government will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also known COP26, in Glasgow. While COP26 will have a global focus, we all have a role to play when it comes to tackling climate change” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I welcome the appointment of Prof Julian Orford to the position of Deputy Chair of the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside. His knowledge, skills and experience will provide the strategic leadership and guidance which is vital to change as CNCC continue their important work" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "Signing this MOU is a catalyst for change that can enrich people's lives and contribute to their health and wellbeing as well as benefiting our environment and tourism industry. We also share the vision of protecting, expanding and promoting sustainable woodlands," External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 22, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This is great news for Northern Ireland's beaches, especially given the continuing changeable weather and another difficult year we have had with COVID-19. The fact that people have been able visit our fantastic outdoor spaces safely and enjoy our beaches has been reassuring to many. Our beaches contribute to the health and well-being of locals and visitors alike" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 22, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "The improvements which have been undertaken at Derrymore are a game changer for locals and visitors alike. Accessing outdoor facilities benefits our health and wellbeing and many people will enjoy the benefits of this scheme by visiting, walking and running through the grounds every day" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Royal Forestry Society's 'Community Woodlands Award' demonstrates the tremendous work undertaken on a daily basis within Slieve Gullion Forest Park at community level in partnership with staff from Forest Service and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. " External link

northernirelandnews Monday, October 18, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to have visited Annahilt Playgroupto hear of the benefits of the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme. The impact that a small amount of grant aid, available through this Scheme makes to a rural organisation is fantastic and I encourage others to avail of the current RMCG, which is open for applications until 22 October 2021. The Minister continued:" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, October 18, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : "Much has changed over the last 100 years and changed rapidly, from milking cows by hand and leaving the milk in cans at the end of the lane to robotic milking machines," External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Balmoral Show ) : "This is the second year the department has been able to issue payments in one go, which has represented the largest amount ever issued by my department on the first day of payments. “As I announced at the Balmoral Show, payments have been increased by 6.29% this year to ensure that all funding ring-fenced for this purpose is used”. He added: “I wish to express my thanks to staff within my department who have worked diligently to ensure that hard-pressed farming families receive these vital payments as soon as possible" External link

farminguk Friday, October 15, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to confirm that 98% of local farmers will be issued a total of 301million in Direct Payments on 18 October. As a result of exiting the EU this is the second year the Department has been able to issue payments in one go, which in turn has represented the largest amount ever issued by my Department on the first day of payments. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 15, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am pleased to announce the opening of the 1.9m Maritime and Fisheries Fund (Northern Ireland) with immediate effect. As the funding has been provided by HM Treasury as a 'one-year settlement' only, I would encourage stakeholders to engage with my Department promptly in order that applications can be submitted as soon as possible as this funding must be utilised by 31 March 2022. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "My Department will be delivering this Scheme in tandem with the development of a five year strategy for future fisheries support from April 2022 onwards which will be reflective of the current focus on sustainability, green growth, blue economy, resilience and adapting to the post-Brexit landscape" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The schemes I visited today represent an investment of over 900,000 from DAERA which, coupled with other funds that have been levered in, brings the total to almost 1.5m. These schemes have helped create employment, sustain groups and provide enhanced community facilities and services for the residents, both young and old, of Ards and North Down" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : "I am delighted that despite the many recent challenges brought about by the Covid-19 crisis these projects have been completed. I want to thank all those involved for all their hard work and dedication in bringing these to fruition" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “How urgent is this situation and how is it going to be addressed in the short term and in the long term?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This is Westminster policy which has been imposed upon Northern Ireland. I would also remind the member that we are not going to win this battle by going on the streets, we will win this battle by good politics” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “How urgent is this situation and how is it going to be addressed in the short term and in the long term?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “If the minister is unable to do anything about this other than to make representations, doesn’t it demonstrate both the tyranny of the protocol and his folly in respect of something he could do something about, namely continuing to implement the checks which keep the iniquitous protocol alive?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “This is Westminster policy which has been imposed upon Northern Ireland. I would also remind the member that we are not going to win this battle by going on the streets, we will win this battle by good politics” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : "Our vision is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas so we are asking people to help us achieve that by having their say on proposals for the ambitious suite of existing and planned actions that the UK intends to use," "We need to protect our own unique marine environment whilst using its resources sustainably" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "As part of the consultation, we are seeking feedback on the existing and planned actions we intend to use and range of human activity-related pressures and associated impacts we have considered," "We are keen to understand where improvements can be made to enhance and streamline our programme and improve implementation over the next sixyears" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “Whilst we can develop policies supporting this environmental threat, it is important that we also educate our children on how the decisions we make as individuals and a society can help,” External link

agriland Monday, October 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to have the opportunity to walk the new park trail here in Lisburn, which received 50,000 from my Department's Environmental Challenge Fund for the first phase of development. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, October 1, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We haven't got detail but fundamentally for me the issues that really need to be resolved are the issues around the constitution because UK lawyers argued that the Act of Union was seceded by the Withdrawal Act. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “We are looking to these changes happening in July, most likely early July. We believe there is a significant victory to be won in the protocol” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “The post-Brexit arrangements are undemocratic and change the constitutional position of the North, and if they can’t be scrapped then a vote is needed on the change,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “The post-Brexit arrangements are undemocratic and change the constitutional position of the North, and if they can’t be scrapped then a vote is needed on the change,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "My focus was on the Northern Ireland Protocol first and foremost because constitutionally that is what is damaging Northern Ireland. Mr Poots, who succeeded Arlene Foster as DUP leader in May, nominated Mr Givan for the top power-sharing post last Thursday. At the same time, his party was voting in a room next door not to nominate after the British government agreed to legislate for Irish Language rights at Westminster to keep Sinn Fein on board. Mr Poots said: " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I regret the fall-out from it. I think it was the right thing to do and it's the right thing to do to ensure we have maximum leverage. " External link

heart Monday, June 21, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I regret the fall-out from it. I think it was the right thing to do and it's the right thing to do to ensure we have maximum leverage. " External link

msn-uk Monday, June 21, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I regret the fall-out from it. I think it was the right thing to do and it's the right thing to do to ensure we have maximum leverage. " External link

skynews Monday, June 21, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

msn-uk Friday, June 18, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. "The party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. "This has been a difficult period for the party and the country and I have conveyed to the chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place" External link

bbc Friday, June 18, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I have asked the party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, June 18, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. "The party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. "This has been a difficult period for the party and the country and I have conveyed to the chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place" External link

bbc Friday, June 18, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

thenational Friday, June 18, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

japantoday Friday, June 18, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 18, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

heart Friday, June 18, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the party chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected," External link

bordermail Friday, June 18, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. DUP leader Edwin Poots, with MLA Paul Givan arriving at Government Buildings in Dublin last week ahead of his meeting with Taoiseach Micheal Martin. (Image: PA Wire/PA Images) "The Party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected. "This has been a difficult period for the Party and the country and I have conveyed to the Chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both Unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place” External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected. " External link

skynews Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We need more people like him to win for unionism," External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “As the pilot will be running for another year, I would encourage all farmers to consider the opportunity that this scheme represents, and consider the potential of sowing protein crops in future years” External link

agriland Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We need more people like him to win for unionism," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:12:00 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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Lesley Griffiths added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “I think what is really important is getting or sustainable farming scheme right so that we can become one of the best countries in the world for sustainable farming, making sure we meet our global obligations without offshoring food production to regions and countries that have lower standards than we do. "I think Edwin is quite right that the public health crisis we have had with the global pandemic has made us realise that we need to look at our food security” External link

farminguk Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Victor Chestnutt said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “This means bearing the cost of keeping and feeding stock ready for market, this is taking a toll on already slim margins," he said. "The inability to send pigs to slaughter at the appropriate time also risks these animals falling outside the specification required by the consumer, and carries a further penalty to the farmer". Pig producers are in the middle of a perfect storm of weaker global demand, price pressure and an inability to move stock off farm in a timely way. Adding to these issues, pig processing firm Karro recently slashed the price of finished pigs. It comes as Defra opened two support schemes this week for English pig producers to help reduce the backlog of pigs on farm. The UFU has pressed for a meeting with the Department of Agriculture (DAERA) Minister Edwin Poots to discuss ways to alleviate NI's pig sector crisis. "Producers, already facing significant cash flow pressures are taking a financial hit from this problem, not of their making,” External link

farminguk Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Declan Kearney said ( about Edwin Poots ) : "this inaction by Minister Edwin Poots and the executive office is a serious failure to comply with the law and the ministerial code which require ministers to participate in meetings of the NSMC" External link

bbc Friday, October 15, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Wilson said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “If Edwin is no longer leader, then whoever did become leader would have the choice of the first minister,” “These are all decisions we have got to make” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT