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(...)

A 21-year-old man was charged with disorderly behaviour, a 19-year-old with riotous behaviour and a 20-year-old was also charged with disorderly behaviour, obstructing police, resisting police and two counts of assault of police. They were released on bail. File photograph: Getty Images

Three men have been charged after being arrested in relation to disorder in the early hours of St Patrick’s Day in Belfast. A 21-year-old man was ch(...)

SDLP finance spokeswoman Claire Hanna: despite all these inquiries, “we are no further to getting to the bottom of”  what happened. Photograph: Arthur Allison

An independent cross-Border inquiry should now be established to investigate the sale of the Nama northern property portfolio, the deputy chairwoman (...)

Jim Shannon of the DUP on the election trail: he has a particular interest in “protecting Christians” who face “persecution across the world”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

When Jim Shannon looks out at Strangford Lough the day after the general election there is a strong chance he will have been comfortably returned to (...)

Poet Michael Longley speaking at the Ulster Hall, where he received the freedom of Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/PhotopressBelfast

Michael Longley is a poet who has “looked history square in the face” and who also played an important civic part in the creation of the 1998 Belfast (...)

The Sam Thompson Bridge will provide greater access and freedom of movement between east Belfast, the Titanic Quarter and Belfast city centre.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge is to be opened today in east Belfast honouring pla(...)

 Alasdair McDonnell, SDLP. The battle is on to succeed him as MLA if he is re-elected to Westminster in the next election.

The SDLP contest to replace Conall McDevitt, who resigned from the Northern Assembly this week for failing to declare payments he received from his fo(...)