Peter Robinson: rallied party  for the Westminster electoral battle ahead at his party’s annual conference. Photograph: Eric Luke

; that unless the DUP and Sinn Féin do business together no business will be done. It is as simple as that.There is still a bitter rump in the party t(...)

Peter Robinson has urged DUP activists to fight for every vote in the election. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Peter Robinson has expressed the hope that Northern Ireland soon will be able to set its own corporation tax rate, while al(...)

 Alliance Party  leader and Minister of  Justice   David Ford  addressing his party’s annual conference in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye

Northern Ireland must starting taking “big steps” to move away from sectarianism and (...)

Northern Ireland must stop “ducking” the big issues and start properly addressing matters such as sectarianism, flags, parades and the past, Alliance leader David Ford has told his party’s annual conference in Belfast today.

Northern Ireland must stop “ducking” the big issues and start properly addressing matters such as sectarianism, flags, parades and the past, Al(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson at the party’s annual conference in Belfast. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

The focus at the DUP annual conference at the weekend was back to the first principle of politics: get elected.Aside from that, there was yet another (...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson addresses the DUP annual conference at the La Mon Hotel in Co Down on  Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

There must “be no distinction between violence by loyalists and violence by dissident republicans”, the DUP leader Peter Robinson told his party’s ann(...)

Republicanism has failed, nationalism is struggling to keep a united Ireland on the political agenda, and the IRA is defeated, the DUP deputy leader N(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: is not hyping the prospects of the Haass talks on parades, flags and the past. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin was operating within the “terms and conditions of his contract” when he called for a halt to all inquiries in(...)