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(...)

 Conall McDevitt: failed to declare payments received from his former employer

SDLP politician Conall McDevitt has resigned from the Northern Assembly because he failed to declare payments he received from his former employer, We(...)

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain’s union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast in January. Attacks and threats against politicians over the removal of the union flag from Belfast City Hall were likened to a “pogrom” after  the Alliance Party was targeted by loyalist rioters.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Two days of talks on the policing of Belfast public order events with a history of large-scale unrest have produced a commitment to non-violenc(...)