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Edwin Poots said : “UKAP not only brings together different expert voices but allows us to draw on their experience and gives us the chance to explore the solutions and the confidence to take bigger risks to tackle the issue,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

independent-UK Monday, June 27, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

pressandjournal Monday, June 27, 2022 1:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

kentonline Monday, June 27, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

standard Monday, June 27, 2022 12:52:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

independent-UK Monday, June 27, 2022 12:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Any Conservative who has any notion of using this, of having a go at Boris Johnson, are doing the same as the European Union is doing in terms of damaging the peace process and the institutions in Northern Ireland” External link

standard Monday, June 27, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Any Conservative who has any notion of using this, of having a go at Boris Johnson, are doing the same as the European Union is doing in terms of damaging the peace process and the institutions in Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 27, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Since 2013, I am pleased to observe the Northern Ireland Waste strategy has contributed significantly to improving the sustainability of our waste. Specifically I note the delivery of a number of key achievements, including an 81% reduction in carrier bag numbers, reducing the amount of biodegradable Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste landfilled by over 120,000 tonnes per annum and increasing our recycling rate to over 50%" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 24, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "This is a world class arboretum that badly needed major investment and the local council was provided with a grant under the Rural Tourism Scheme from my Department. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 10, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It was great to be able to see first-hand this new rescue equipment which will assist Mourne Mountain Rescue in accessing difficult to reach terrain. More importantly it will give tourists and visitors confidence to enjoy our rural countryside, mountains and waterways. The equipment is also going to help save many lives going forward" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, June 6, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It has been great to visit a company like Artemis Technologies which is an exemplar in terms of Green Growth with their development of cutting-edge net zero technologies which support green jobs and in turn support other industries on their path to net zero such as offshore wind farm maintenance and commuter passenger ferries. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "He came to Ireland. He met Sinn Féin, has met all of the government ministers and, at the tail end of the trip, it comes to actually meet key players in the Good Friday Agreement. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : "He came to Ireland. He met Sinn Féin, has met all of the government ministers and, at the tail end of the trip, it comes to actually meet key players in the Good Friday Agreement," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "This season of Avian Influenza has been the worst ever outbreak in Northern Ireland and across Great Britain. Thanks to the determined efforts from the poultry sector in Northern Ireland to protect their flocks and minimise the impact of disease, we are now in a position to lift the AIPZ and reduce all mandatory restrictions placed on bird keepers as well as allow poultry gatherings from 1 June. I'm sure this will be welcome news for the sector which contributes greatly to our economy and wider society. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots stated : “It would then be a case of drawing the Westminster money back into Department of Finance reserves once a new Executive is formed,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Balmoral Show ) : "It has been very heartening to see the agri-food sector bounce back from the last two years of the pandemic and everyone's enthusiasm to get back to business is very clear at this year's Balmoral Show. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, May 13, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "The Farm Family Health Check Programme continues to go from strength to strength. FFHCP is a successful example of effectively using farmers' marts and local community infrastructure to promote and deliver a service that is accessible and appropriate to the specific health and social wellbeing needs of the farming community" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This scheme will open next week to support the sector which has faced significant challenges recently. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Hopefully it will be weeks and we'll have the assembly up and running sooner rather than later, that's not within my gift. It is a decision our party will make based on the government's response to what is required to deal with the issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol and ensuring that the cost of living isn't further exacerbated by rising costs as a consequence of it," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I really want government but we do need to deal with these outstanding issues because if we don't we'll run into all sorts of problems in future years over divergence of laws that will come from Westminster and laws that will come from Brussels... the goods that we have not meeting the same requirements as would be required in the rest of the UK and therefore it will be a major disincentive to trade," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Balmoral Show ) : "The Balmoral Show is the highlight of the year for many of us in the agri-food sector so I'm delighted to get a sneak peek at what is on offer in this its 153rd year," External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:42:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I know that wildlife, particularly badgers, are a significant factor in TB maintenance and spread in the environment,” “I very much appreciate that this is an emotive issue for many, but in order to ensure a healthy cattle population I intend to introduce a programme of badger intervention in a limited number of areas” External link

fwi Friday, March 25, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I will be writing to all the farmers in Zone 1 to encourage them to participate in the scheme to ensure they benefit from what it can offer,” External link

fwi Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Stena Line ) : “I have met with representatives from Stena Line this morning to hear for myself how they are helping to ensure that food continues to come into Northern Ireland,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to confirm that we have processed 92% of all EFS Wider and Higher 2021 claims. “The EFS is a key part of my department’s efforts to support the environmental stewardship carried out by farmers, improving and protecting the environment for us all" External link

farminguk Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I will be writing to all the farmers in Zone 1 to encourage them to join the Scheme,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am keen to support our agri-food industry by understanding its pressures and identifying what mitigations can be put in place,” External link

agriland Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Not only are we continuing to import coal from Russia, but oil and gas is being imported into both the European Union and beyond,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:52:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “It is vital we protect Northern Ireland’s food supplies, making sure everyone can access safe quality food at prices that are affordable” External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am happy to announce a four-week extension to the deadline for Tier 2 tranche 2,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am very aware of the challenges pig producers have faced in recent months and I am convinced that the sector needs emergency financial support at this time. I therefore intend to direct my Permanent Secretary to deliver a support scheme that will target those farmers who have been impacted most" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, March 11, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am passionate about the quality of our local food and it is a pleasure to meet with local farmers and growers who are actively marketing and promoting all that is good about the high quality food and drink produced in Northern Ireland. My Department continues to support the promotion of our quality local food through the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme and supports co-operation initiatives between local producers through the Agri-food Cooperation Scheme" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Climate change is an issue that affects everyone in Northern Ireland and everyone on this planet. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "These measures will not only enhance existing environmental protections but will create mechanisms that will benefit future generations through a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable Northern Ireland. " External link

northernirelandnews Monday, March 7, 2022 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It's great to be here in Armoy and Mosside to see for myself how some of the funding awarded to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be invested in much needed infrastructure in the two villages. This package of funding will see 12 different rural projects being funded in towns and village centres here on the coast" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, March 7, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Search ) : "It's not often that I attend a launch of equipment that I hope is never used, but this is one of those occasions. However, if this high tech sonar system has to be used by Foyle Search and Rescue to assist with searches in the river Foyle, then I know that it may help bring early closure to families who have lost loved ones" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, March 4, 2022 2:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : “The amendment clarifies that the net zero ambition of some Members will not require a level of methane emissions reduction of more than 46% by 2050, which is consistent with the advice from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC’s) Balanced Pathway recommendations and the ambition of the Paris Agreement to achieve long-term temperature goals,” “It will be very challenging, and it will require significant new policies and changes to current farming practices to ensure that we reduce our methane emissions” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Ukraine is a supplier of cereals to Northern Ireland and consequently that has implications for the chicken, pork and diary industries in particular. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I think there is every possibility that we have food shortages this year on the back of what is happening in Russia and Ukraine and people need to recognise and realise the risks that are involved. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots noted : "Everyone is aware of the importance of our pollinators, particularly bees. I believe it is important to educate communities of the important role these pollinators play in our everyday life and am delighted to see how an investment of almost Pound 7,000 through the Rural Community Pollinator Scheme is making a difference to this group of bee keepers" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, March 1, 2022 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "I am delighted to be planting a Northern Ireland centenary time capsule in the pollinator garden of Coagh Primary School today and to see the positive educational impact this garden will have on these children and the wider community" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, March 1, 2022 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I know the Northern Ireland agriculture sector fully recognises the climate challenges we face and they have already put a range of steps in place to helps us tackle the issue together. There is widespread acceptance of the need to minimise the impacts of climate change in both the agriculture and environment sectors - but this must not be to the detriment of one particular sector which is a vital part of our economy. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 25, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "A number of the Assembly Members who supported the 2050 net zero target at Consideration Stage debates also indicated that they support the agricultural sector and care about farming and that aiming for such a target does not mean that there will be cuts to the herd. I hope therefore these Members are true to their word, and demonstrate their position of support for the agri-food sector, by supporting my amendments" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 25, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to announce this funding, which comes on top of almost Pound 19million already offered to projects under the DAERA Environment Fund which commenced in 2019. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have all realised the value of getting outside and this money will help us all to enjoy and access sites so that we can continue to benefit from our beautiful, natural environment in Northern Ireland" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "I am also pleased to announce a new Environmental Challenge Competition for 2022/23 for strategic environmental projects to help support Nature Recovery and Connecting People with Nature. It will launch within the coming weeks. Concluding Minister Poots said: " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Challenges like disease outbreaks can have an impact on anyone’s mental health. We believe that in order to be able to handle challenges like this, a high level of mental fitness is essential,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "People are still throwing away their carrier bags instead of re-using them, with harmful environmental consequences. We need to make Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener, more pleasant place in which to live and we can go some way towards this by making sure we use and re-use our carrier bags" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, February 21, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It is fantastic to see how the entire community is benefiting from this Pound 7.5million funding. These investments will create employment and provide enhanced community facilities and services for both young and old in Fermanagh and Omagh" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 18, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Being part of a farming family comes with many responsibilities, each having their own element of pressure and stress,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I am encouraging farmers and their families to prioritise their mental health and avail of this support either by attending the in-person or online workshops,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Being part of a farming family comes with many responsibilities, each having their own element of pressure and stress. There is no doubt that year's avian influenza outbreak has added to that. It has been a very difficult time for the poultry sector. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, February 17, 2022 2:40:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “Someone in Europe needs to wake up to the reality that they are not doing this to assist the peace process,” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There won’t be an Executive to come back to while these checks exist,” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “People have not seen the implications of the Northern Ireland protocol yet, because there’s so little of it being implemented at this stage,” “Were the grace periods to go, and were we to carry out all of the checks that the EU are expecting us to carry out, the problems that would arise at our ports are inconceivable” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “a decision to initiate or continue such checks could not be validly taken in the absence of executive approval” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This increase is on the back of improved prices for farm produce during 2021," External link

farminguk Monday, February 14, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am very aware of the surge in interest in wild water swimming across Northern Ireland and work is now underway on a full review of Bathing Waters in 2022/23 which will seek views on the current management of Bathing Waters, identification of new sites and extending the length of the bathing season. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 11, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Farm level estimates also show that not all farm types experienced an increase in incomes in 2021,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 11, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Excellent biosecurity remains the most effective defence,” External link

fwi Friday, February 11, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "I am pleased that the Act has been enacted and that payments can now resume immediately to both Downpatrick and Down Royal, and therefore help ensure the two courses can continue to provide top quality racing in Northern Ireland, and at the same time support many businesses in their areas," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 11, 2022 10:29:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Horse Racing Fund was set up to support horseracing at Northern Ireland's two racecourses. As a result of a change in the management at Down Royal, the new operator has been ineligible for support since 2019, as it was not specifically named in the legislation. Payments to Downpatrick have also been suspended since 2019, as to only support one racecourse could have created unfair competition" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : “Consultation responses will be used to inform the development of agricultural policy to develop a future sustainable agricultural industry,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "I am calling on all bird keepers, particularly those with small backyard flocks, to review their biosecurity practices. Excellent biosecurity remains the most effective defence for reducing transmission of avian influenza to poultry or captive birds and it is vitally important that all bird keepers adhere to the strict enhanced biosecurity measures of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) which remains in place in Northern Ireland. As part of the measures of the AIPZ, bird keepers legally must keep their birds indoors or otherwise separate from wild birds, we cannot afford to be complacent so I would urge everyone to take all measures necessary" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:27:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Jim Allister ) : “Do he and Mr Allister, who asked the question, think that is good value for taxpayers’ money?” External link

standard Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Jim Allister ) : “Do he and Mr Allister, who asked the question, think that is good value for taxpayers’ money?” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We have appealed and appealed and appealed to the European Union to come to some logical position on this, but they have dragged their feet. The operational command paper in July was good in as far as it went, it would've been a basis for moving forward, but we have had feet dragging ever since. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 7, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As part of the AIPZ, bird keepers must follow strict biosecurity measures in order to prevent any further incursions,” External link

agriland Friday, February 4, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “If the disease were to reach our shores, it could have a devastating effect on export markets and would also require the humane culling of pigs on infected premises to prevent further spread,” “I stress the need of maintaining a high level of biosecurity, make sure that your pigs do not access any kitchen waste, only feed your pigs a purchased pig ration and to remain vigilant for signs of disease for early detection of the disease” External link

agriland Friday, February 4, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about The UK ) : "I have taken legal advice in relation to my position from senior counsel. Earlier today, I received that legal advice. The advice concluded that I can direct the checks to cease in the absence of executive approval," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about The UK ) : "I have taken legal advice in relation to my position from senior counsel. Earlier today, I received that legal advice. The advice concluded that I can direct the checks to cease in the absence of executive approval," External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I have now issued a formal instruction to my permanent secretary to halt all checks that were not in place on December 31, 2020, from midnight tonight,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, February 3, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have now issued a formal instruction to my permanent secretary to halt all checks that were not in place on December 31 2020 from midnight tonight," External link

express Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:57:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “a decision to initiate or continue such checks could not be validly taken in the absence of Executive approval” External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about The UK ) : "The advice concluded that I can direct the checks to cease in the absence of executive approval. I have now issued a formal instruction to halt all checks that were not in place on December 31 2020 from midnight tonight," External link

portstephensexaminer Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots anunciou : “Emiti uma instrução formal ao meu secretário permanente para suspender a partir desta meia-noite todos os controlos que não estavam operacionais em 31 de dezembro de 2020” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT



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Michael Rice stated ( about Edwin Poots ) : "I was delighted to welcome Minister Poots to Castlewellan Forest Park. Castlewellan Forest Park is vitally important to the local community, it is rich in natural and built heritage and a tourist destination for outdoor recreation. The Council is delighted to have completed phase one of the restoration and development of the Park with funding received from DAERA and looks forward to implementing phase two funded by NLHF and Council" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 10, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "I am also pleased to announce a new Environmental Challenge Competition for 2022/23 for strategic environmental projects to help support Nature Recovery and Connecting People with Nature. It will launch within the coming weeks. Concluding Minister Poots said: " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Jim Harrison said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “This has included meetings with farm minister, Edwin Poots. I am confident that funding support for the 2022 season will be agreed in the near future,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:19:00 PM EAT

John O Dowd told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Edwin (Poots) was present at that meeting, and indeed Edwin has stated on the floor of the Assembly that he had to comply with international law and domestic law,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:20:00 PM EAT

John O Dowd told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Edwin (Poots) was present at that meeting, and indeed Edwin has stated on the floor of the Assembly that he had to comply with international law and domestic law,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

John O Dowd told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Edwin (Poots) was present at that meeting, and indeed Edwin has stated on the floor of the Assembly that he had to comply with international law and domestic law,” External link

standard Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

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Edwin Poots said : “UKAP not only brings together different expert voices but allows us to draw on their experience and gives us the chance to explore the solutions and the confidence to take bigger risks to tackle the issue,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

independent-UK Monday, June 27, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

pressandjournal Monday, June 27, 2022 1:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

kentonline Monday, June 27, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

standard Monday, June 27, 2022 12:52:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “I don’t care, he can threaten all he likes – this is about a principle. Therefore, if Brandon Lewis wishes to do this, he can do it” External link

independent-UK Monday, June 27, 2022 12:43:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Any Conservative who has any notion of using this, of having a go at Boris Johnson, are doing the same as the European Union is doing in terms of damaging the peace process and the institutions in Northern Ireland” External link

standard Monday, June 27, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “Any Conservative who has any notion of using this, of having a go at Boris Johnson, are doing the same as the European Union is doing in terms of damaging the peace process and the institutions in Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 27, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Since 2013, I am pleased to observe the Northern Ireland Waste strategy has contributed significantly to improving the sustainability of our waste. Specifically I note the delivery of a number of key achievements, including an 81% reduction in carrier bag numbers, reducing the amount of biodegradable Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste landfilled by over 120,000 tonnes per annum and increasing our recycling rate to over 50%" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 24, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "This is a world class arboretum that badly needed major investment and the local council was provided with a grant under the Rural Tourism Scheme from my Department. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 10, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It was great to be able to see first-hand this new rescue equipment which will assist Mourne Mountain Rescue in accessing difficult to reach terrain. More importantly it will give tourists and visitors confidence to enjoy our rural countryside, mountains and waterways. The equipment is also going to help save many lives going forward" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, June 6, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It has been great to visit a company like Artemis Technologies which is an exemplar in terms of Green Growth with their development of cutting-edge net zero technologies which support green jobs and in turn support other industries on their path to net zero such as offshore wind farm maintenance and commuter passenger ferries. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "He came to Ireland. He met Sinn Féin, has met all of the government ministers and, at the tail end of the trip, it comes to actually meet key players in the Good Friday Agreement. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : "He came to Ireland. He met Sinn Féin, has met all of the government ministers and, at the tail end of the trip, it comes to actually meet key players in the Good Friday Agreement," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "This season of Avian Influenza has been the worst ever outbreak in Northern Ireland and across Great Britain. Thanks to the determined efforts from the poultry sector in Northern Ireland to protect their flocks and minimise the impact of disease, we are now in a position to lift the AIPZ and reduce all mandatory restrictions placed on bird keepers as well as allow poultry gatherings from 1 June. I'm sure this will be welcome news for the sector which contributes greatly to our economy and wider society. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots stated : “It would then be a case of drawing the Westminster money back into Department of Finance reserves once a new Executive is formed,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Balmoral Show ) : "It has been very heartening to see the agri-food sector bounce back from the last two years of the pandemic and everyone's enthusiasm to get back to business is very clear at this year's Balmoral Show. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, May 13, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "The Farm Family Health Check Programme continues to go from strength to strength. FFHCP is a successful example of effectively using farmers' marts and local community infrastructure to promote and deliver a service that is accessible and appropriate to the specific health and social wellbeing needs of the farming community" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This scheme will open next week to support the sector which has faced significant challenges recently. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:01:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Hopefully it will be weeks and we'll have the assembly up and running sooner rather than later, that's not within my gift. It is a decision our party will make based on the government's response to what is required to deal with the issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol and ensuring that the cost of living isn't further exacerbated by rising costs as a consequence of it," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I really want government but we do need to deal with these outstanding issues because if we don't we'll run into all sorts of problems in future years over divergence of laws that will come from Westminster and laws that will come from Brussels... the goods that we have not meeting the same requirements as would be required in the rest of the UK and therefore it will be a major disincentive to trade," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Balmoral Show ) : "The Balmoral Show is the highlight of the year for many of us in the agri-food sector so I'm delighted to get a sneak peek at what is on offer in this its 153rd year," External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:42:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I know that wildlife, particularly badgers, are a significant factor in TB maintenance and spread in the environment,” “I very much appreciate that this is an emotive issue for many, but in order to ensure a healthy cattle population I intend to introduce a programme of badger intervention in a limited number of areas” External link

fwi Friday, March 25, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I will be writing to all the farmers in Zone 1 to encourage them to participate in the scheme to ensure they benefit from what it can offer,” External link

fwi Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Stena Line ) : “I have met with representatives from Stena Line this morning to hear for myself how they are helping to ensure that food continues to come into Northern Ireland,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to confirm that we have processed 92% of all EFS Wider and Higher 2021 claims. “The EFS is a key part of my department’s efforts to support the environmental stewardship carried out by farmers, improving and protecting the environment for us all" External link

farminguk Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I will be writing to all the farmers in Zone 1 to encourage them to join the Scheme,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am keen to support our agri-food industry by understanding its pressures and identifying what mitigations can be put in place,” External link

agriland Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Not only are we continuing to import coal from Russia, but oil and gas is being imported into both the European Union and beyond,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:52:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “It is vital we protect Northern Ireland’s food supplies, making sure everyone can access safe quality food at prices that are affordable” External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I am happy to announce a four-week extension to the deadline for Tier 2 tranche 2,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am very aware of the challenges pig producers have faced in recent months and I am convinced that the sector needs emergency financial support at this time. I therefore intend to direct my Permanent Secretary to deliver a support scheme that will target those farmers who have been impacted most" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, March 11, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am passionate about the quality of our local food and it is a pleasure to meet with local farmers and growers who are actively marketing and promoting all that is good about the high quality food and drink produced in Northern Ireland. My Department continues to support the promotion of our quality local food through the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme and supports co-operation initiatives between local producers through the Agri-food Cooperation Scheme" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Climate change is an issue that affects everyone in Northern Ireland and everyone on this planet. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:50:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "These measures will not only enhance existing environmental protections but will create mechanisms that will benefit future generations through a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable Northern Ireland. " External link

northernirelandnews Monday, March 7, 2022 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It's great to be here in Armoy and Mosside to see for myself how some of the funding awarded to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be invested in much needed infrastructure in the two villages. This package of funding will see 12 different rural projects being funded in towns and village centres here on the coast" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, March 7, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Search ) : "It's not often that I attend a launch of equipment that I hope is never used, but this is one of those occasions. However, if this high tech sonar system has to be used by Foyle Search and Rescue to assist with searches in the river Foyle, then I know that it may help bring early closure to families who have lost loved ones" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, March 4, 2022 2:31:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots explained : “The amendment clarifies that the net zero ambition of some Members will not require a level of methane emissions reduction of more than 46% by 2050, which is consistent with the advice from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC’s) Balanced Pathway recommendations and the ambition of the Paris Agreement to achieve long-term temperature goals,” “It will be very challenging, and it will require significant new policies and changes to current farming practices to ensure that we reduce our methane emissions” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Ukraine is a supplier of cereals to Northern Ireland and consequently that has implications for the chicken, pork and diary industries in particular. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I think there is every possibility that we have food shortages this year on the back of what is happening in Russia and Ukraine and people need to recognise and realise the risks that are involved. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots noted : "Everyone is aware of the importance of our pollinators, particularly bees. I believe it is important to educate communities of the important role these pollinators play in our everyday life and am delighted to see how an investment of almost Pound 7,000 through the Rural Community Pollinator Scheme is making a difference to this group of bee keepers" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, March 1, 2022 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots commented : "I am delighted to be planting a Northern Ireland centenary time capsule in the pollinator garden of Coagh Primary School today and to see the positive educational impact this garden will have on these children and the wider community" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, March 1, 2022 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I know the Northern Ireland agriculture sector fully recognises the climate challenges we face and they have already put a range of steps in place to helps us tackle the issue together. There is widespread acceptance of the need to minimise the impacts of climate change in both the agriculture and environment sectors - but this must not be to the detriment of one particular sector which is a vital part of our economy. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 25, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "A number of the Assembly Members who supported the 2050 net zero target at Consideration Stage debates also indicated that they support the agricultural sector and care about farming and that aiming for such a target does not mean that there will be cuts to the herd. I hope therefore these Members are true to their word, and demonstrate their position of support for the agri-food sector, by supporting my amendments" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 25, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am delighted to announce this funding, which comes on top of almost Pound 19million already offered to projects under the DAERA Environment Fund which commenced in 2019. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have all realised the value of getting outside and this money will help us all to enjoy and access sites so that we can continue to benefit from our beautiful, natural environment in Northern Ireland" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "I am also pleased to announce a new Environmental Challenge Competition for 2022/23 for strategic environmental projects to help support Nature Recovery and Connecting People with Nature. It will launch within the coming weeks. Concluding Minister Poots said: " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Challenges like disease outbreaks can have an impact on anyone’s mental health. We believe that in order to be able to handle challenges like this, a high level of mental fitness is essential,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "People are still throwing away their carrier bags instead of re-using them, with harmful environmental consequences. We need to make Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener, more pleasant place in which to live and we can go some way towards this by making sure we use and re-use our carrier bags" External link

northernirelandnews Monday, February 21, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "It is fantastic to see how the entire community is benefiting from this Pound 7.5million funding. These investments will create employment and provide enhanced community facilities and services for both young and old in Fermanagh and Omagh" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 18, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Being part of a farming family comes with many responsibilities, each having their own element of pressure and stress,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : “I am encouraging farmers and their families to prioritise their mental health and avail of this support either by attending the in-person or online workshops,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "Being part of a farming family comes with many responsibilities, each having their own element of pressure and stress. There is no doubt that year's avian influenza outbreak has added to that. It has been a very difficult time for the poultry sector. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, February 17, 2022 2:40:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told : “Someone in Europe needs to wake up to the reality that they are not doing this to assist the peace process,” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “There won’t be an Executive to come back to while these checks exist,” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “People have not seen the implications of the Northern Ireland protocol yet, because there’s so little of it being implemented at this stage,” “Were the grace periods to go, and were we to carry out all of the checks that the EU are expecting us to carry out, the problems that would arise at our ports are inconceivable” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “a decision to initiate or continue such checks could not be validly taken in the absence of executive approval” External link

politico-eu Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "This increase is on the back of improved prices for farm produce during 2021," External link

farminguk Monday, February 14, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I am very aware of the surge in interest in wild water swimming across Northern Ireland and work is now underway on a full review of Bathing Waters in 2022/23 which will seek views on the current management of Bathing Waters, identification of new sites and extending the length of the bathing season. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, February 11, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Farm level estimates also show that not all farm types experienced an increase in incomes in 2021,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 11, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “Excellent biosecurity remains the most effective defence,” External link

fwi Friday, February 11, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots added : "I am pleased that the Act has been enacted and that payments can now resume immediately to both Downpatrick and Down Royal, and therefore help ensure the two courses can continue to provide top quality racing in Northern Ireland, and at the same time support many businesses in their areas," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 11, 2022 10:29:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "The Horse Racing Fund was set up to support horseracing at Northern Ireland's two racecourses. As a result of a change in the management at Down Royal, the new operator has been ineligible for support since 2019, as it was not specifically named in the legislation. Payments to Downpatrick have also been suspended since 2019, as to only support one racecourse could have created unfair competition" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots concluded : “Consultation responses will be used to inform the development of agricultural policy to develop a future sustainable agricultural industry,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:09:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "I am calling on all bird keepers, particularly those with small backyard flocks, to review their biosecurity practices. Excellent biosecurity remains the most effective defence for reducing transmission of avian influenza to poultry or captive birds and it is vitally important that all bird keepers adhere to the strict enhanced biosecurity measures of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) which remains in place in Northern Ireland. As part of the measures of the AIPZ, bird keepers legally must keep their birds indoors or otherwise separate from wild birds, we cannot afford to be complacent so I would urge everyone to take all measures necessary" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:27:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Jim Allister ) : “Do he and Mr Allister, who asked the question, think that is good value for taxpayers’ money?” External link

standard Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots responded ( about Jim Allister ) : “Do he and Mr Allister, who asked the question, think that is good value for taxpayers’ money?” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "We have appealed and appealed and appealed to the European Union to come to some logical position on this, but they have dragged their feet. The operational command paper in July was good in as far as it went, it would've been a basis for moving forward, but we have had feet dragging ever since. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 7, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “As part of the AIPZ, bird keepers must follow strict biosecurity measures in order to prevent any further incursions,” External link

agriland Friday, February 4, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “If the disease were to reach our shores, it could have a devastating effect on export markets and would also require the humane culling of pigs on infected premises to prevent further spread,” “I stress the need of maintaining a high level of biosecurity, make sure that your pigs do not access any kitchen waste, only feed your pigs a purchased pig ration and to remain vigilant for signs of disease for early detection of the disease” External link

agriland Friday, February 4, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about The UK ) : "I have taken legal advice in relation to my position from senior counsel. Earlier today, I received that legal advice. The advice concluded that I can direct the checks to cease in the absence of executive approval," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:44:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about The UK ) : "I have taken legal advice in relation to my position from senior counsel. Earlier today, I received that legal advice. The advice concluded that I can direct the checks to cease in the absence of executive approval," External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “I have now issued a formal instruction to my permanent secretary to halt all checks that were not in place on December 31, 2020, from midnight tonight,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, February 3, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : "I have now issued a formal instruction to my permanent secretary to halt all checks that were not in place on December 31 2020 from midnight tonight," External link

express Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:57:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots said : “a decision to initiate or continue such checks could not be validly taken in the absence of Executive approval” External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edwin Poots told ( about The UK ) : "The advice concluded that I can direct the checks to cease in the absence of executive approval. I have now issued a formal instruction to halt all checks that were not in place on December 31 2020 from midnight tonight," External link

portstephensexaminer Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots anunciou : “Emiti uma instrução formal ao meu secretário permanente para suspender a partir desta meia-noite todos os controlos que não estavam operacionais em 31 de dezembro de 2020” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:02:00 AM 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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Michael Rice stated ( about Edwin Poots ) : "I was delighted to welcome Minister Poots to Castlewellan Forest Park. Castlewellan Forest Park is vitally important to the local community, it is rich in natural and built heritage and a tourist destination for outdoor recreation. The Council is delighted to have completed phase one of the restoration and development of the Park with funding received from DAERA and looks forward to implementing phase two funded by NLHF and Council" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 10, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Edwin Poots added ( about Edwin Poots ) : "I am also pleased to announce a new Environmental Challenge Competition for 2022/23 for strategic environmental projects to help support Nature Recovery and Connecting People with Nature. It will launch within the coming weeks. Concluding Minister Poots said: " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Jim Harrison said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “This has included meetings with farm minister, Edwin Poots. I am confident that funding support for the 2022 season will be agreed in the near future,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:19:00 PM EAT

John O Dowd told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Edwin (Poots) was present at that meeting, and indeed Edwin has stated on the floor of the Assembly that he had to comply with international law and domestic law,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:20:00 PM EAT

John O Dowd told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Edwin (Poots) was present at that meeting, and indeed Edwin has stated on the floor of the Assembly that he had to comply with international law and domestic law,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

John O Dowd told ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Edwin (Poots) was present at that meeting, and indeed Edwin has stated on the floor of the Assembly that he had to comply with international law and domestic law,” External link

standard Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT