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Arlene Foster makes final speech to NI Assembly as first minister

Arlene Foster began her final speech to the assembly as first minister with a promise not to sing after breaking into Frank Sinatra's That's Life in County Fermanagh earlier in June. She resigned as 13:00 BST on Monday. Her departure came six weeks after she was ousted as DUP leader.
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Arlene Foster: Politicians react to First Minister's resignation

Arlene Foster has resigned as first minister of Northern Ireland, six weeks after she was ousted as DUP leader following an internal revolt. Mrs Foster served as first minister from January 2016 to January 2017 - when the NI Assembly collapsed - and again from January 2020. After she made...
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Arlene Foster: Michelle O'Neill bids first minister farewell

Michelle O'Neill has commended Arlene Foster for her "years of public service". Ms O'Neill, who lost her position as joint head of the NI Executive with the resignation of Mrs Foster as first minister, said they had a common challenge in that they had "to deal with the additional burden of misogyny".
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Arlene Foster urges NI parties to stick to language deal

Arlene Foster has urged Northern Ireland's political parties to stick to a language and cultural deal they agreed to in January 2020. Speaking in the Stormont assembly ahead of her resignation as first minister on Monday, Mrs Foster said the deal was "the only model for success". Sinn Féin leader...
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Arlene Foster urges respect for differing identities in resignation speech

Northern Ireland will only move forward when the region’s differing identities are respected by all, resigning First Minister Arlene Foster has said. Making her resignation speech to the Assembly chamber, the ousted DUP leader said her time as First Minister may have ended “abruptly” but she vowed to pursue “unfinished business” in championing Northern Ireland in other ways.
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Arlene Foster due to quit as Northern Ireland first minister

Arleen Foster is set to resign as Northern Ireland’s first minister.Ms Foster will make a personal statement to the Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont Monday afternoon, where she is expected to officially step down from the role.She has served as first minister since January 2020, and also held the post from January 2016 to January 2017. Ms Foster has been a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly since 2003. Her resignation as first minister follows her resignation as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on 28 May.Both of her resignations follow an internal revolt within the DUP, where at...
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Arlene Foster vows to seek better protections for everyone on social media

Arlene Foster has said she is looking forward to “fresh challenges” following her resignation as Stormont’s First Minister. The ousted DUP leader told the Northern Ireland Assembly she planned to seek better protections for everyone on social media. She added now was the time to act as young people have...
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Arlene Foster bows out with smiles and Frank Sinatra’s That’s Life

Arlene Foster made her swansong as Northern Ireland’s first minister much as she began it five years ago – with smiles, good wishes and upbeat sentiments. She bowed out on Friday on a big stage – a British-Irish Council summit – in the Lough Erne resort in her native county, Fermanagh.
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Arlene Foster: 'I'm sad but looking forward to new possibilities'

Arlene Foster: 'I'm sad but looking forward to new possibilities'. Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster has said she feels "sad" about the manner of her departure but is "looking forward" to new possibilities. She has been replaced by Edwin Poots as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and is...
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Paul Givan hails Arlene Foster a ‘giant of unionism’

Paul Givan hailed Arlene Foster as a “giant of unionism” as he was confirmed as the DUP nomination to replace her. Mr Givan’s tribute to Mrs Foster came amid continuing acrimony and bitterness within party ranks at the manner in which supporters of Edwin Poots instigated an internal revolt against the former DUP leader.
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DUP’s Paul Givan to succeed Arlene Foster as Northern Ireland’s first minister

Paul Givan will be the new first minister of Northern Ireland, DUP leader Edwin Poots has announced.The Lagan Valley MLA will succeed Arlene Foster, who is resigning at the end of this month following a letter of no-confidence that is said to have been signed by the majority of her party’s MLAs and MPs.Mr Givan, a creationist who has in the past supported the teaching of alternatives to evolution in schools, will be the first person to hold the role who is not also a party leader.Under Northern Ireland’s powersharing system, the first minister is joint head of government...
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Arlene Foster: What is next for the deposed DUP leader?

As she's about to leave one stage, Arlene Foster is eyeing another. Defying her sometimes austere image she's begun to quote Sinatra - or rather his song That's Life. "That's Life. That's what all the people say. You're riding high in April, shot down in May," go the lyrics. Strictly...