The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including West Tyrone – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

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David Ford of the Alliance Party said he had no plans to stand down as leader. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Michael McGibbon was shot in an alleyway at Butler Place close to Elmfield Street, near the Crumlin Road in north Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

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Sr Clare Theresa Crockett, from Derry, who was teaching guitar at the school when the earthquake struck. Photograph: Home of the Mother/PA Wire

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It is estimated that more than 1,000 people died during the Belfast Blitz. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

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The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast West – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Sinn Féin got its election posters up early here to demonstrate it is very serious about holding its five seats in this six-seater constituency. Af(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast North – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

There is a fascinating inter-unionist contest in the constituency, where a reverend doctor – who, for the moment, has abandoned the sacred world of re(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including North Antrim – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

North Antrim is associated with the Paisleys – the late DUP leader and First Minister, the Rev Ian, who was MP there for 40 years until his son, Ian (...)

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt speaks during the launch of his party’s Assembly election manifesto at the Park Avenue Hotel in east Belfast,  April 14th, 2016. Mr Nesbitt accused the DUP and Sinn Féin of “arrogance” for portraying the battle to secure the next first ministerial role as a two-horse race. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has not ruled out the possibility that he rather than Arlene Foster or Martin McGuinness would be Northern I(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast South – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

South Belfast is one of the most competitive of all the North’s 18 constituencies in this Northern Ireland Assembly election. There will be intense(...)