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 (...)

Votes in the Seanad byelection are due to be counted on Friday and Labour Party nominee Maíria Cahill is certain to be elected to the seat vacated by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has described her membership of the dissident group Republican Network for Unity (RNU) as a mistake. Ms Cahill, a candidate in the Seana(...)

Jim Allister: No way the DUP will have two candidates. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has accused the DUP of bluffing over its tactics in May’s European Parliament elections. Addressing his(...)

Playing politics

There is no doubt that it was galling and painful to Ann Travers to see conferred on a woman who had a part in her sister’s 1984 murder the political (...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)