DUP Leader Peter Robinson (left) and Councillor Gavin Robinson (right) speaking at the Launch of the DUP Party’s European and local council election manifesto in Belfast earlier this month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin and the DUP have consolidated their grip on Northern politics in the second day of counting in the local government elections. With more tha(...)

European election candidate Tina McKenzie with NI21 co-founder Basil McCrea, during the launch of the the party’s European election manifesto earlier this month. Ms McKenzie has resigned from the party’s executive. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The leader of NI21 Basil McCrea has insisted he did “nothing wrong” as it emerged he is facing an investigation into an allegation against him of in(...)

NI21’s European election candidate Tina McKenzie speaks during the launch of the the party’s European election manifesto at Europa Hotel in Belfast

As Northern Ireland electors vote today, NI21, one of the parties which is contesting both the local and European elections, was rocked by eve of poll(...)

NI21’s European election candidate Tina McKenzie speaks during the launch of the the party’s European election manifesto at Europa Hotel in Belfast .

If people don’t vote for change nothing will change in Northern Ireland, said Tina McKenzie when launching NI21’s European manifesto in Belfast.Ms McK(...)

Clare Bailey, organiser of Alternative Ms Ulster, at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The grand marble staircase at Stormont has often been the backdrop to high political drama, from resignations to police raids, but never before has(...)

The late Alec Reid pictured in 2007. His funeral Mass is being held at Clonard, with his interment later in the Redemptorist plot in Milltown Cemetery. Photograph: EPA/David Aguilar

An ecumenical service of gratitude for the life of Fr Alec Reid was held in Clonard Church in west Belfast last night ahead of his funeral today. “I u(...)

The aftermath of the Omagh bombing in Co Tyrone on August 15, 1998

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin needed his thick neck and broad back for the metaphorical blows that rained down on him yesterday and that wi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin has said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been widely criticised after he proposed an end to all prosecutions, public inquiries and inquests into Troub(...)

Enda Kenny: said the suggestion would be hard for families who had lost loved ones in the Troubles to accept

The proposal by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin for a cessation of all inquiries into Troubles-related killings up to the 1998 Belfast Agreem(...)

Left to right: Basil McCrea, Tina McKenzie and John McAllister of NI21.

The NI21 leader Basil McCrea today placed the new party firmly as a broad-church pro-union centrist party that aimed to rival the Alliance and Ulster (...)