At Craigavon Magistrates Court, David McConaghie showed little or no reaction as District Judge Mervyn Bates said he had no doubt he “secreted” a sophisticated spy camera in a pot pourri in the toilets of David Simpson MP’s constituency office for his own sexual gratification.   File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A former aide to a DUP MP faces up to six months in jail after he was convicted of voyeurism. At Craigavon Magistrates Court, David McConaghie showed(...)

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The Northern Ireland elections concluded at daylight with significant changes in the electoral arithmetic after the DUP regained East Belfast and the (...)

David Simpson (DUP) criticised what he described as a  ‘ despicable’ attack on my family during the election campaign.

It was a campaign that “slumped to the gutter”, David Simpson declared as he retained his seat in Westminster.After a tough contest, the Democratic Un(...)

UUP candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tom Elliott arrives at the polling station in his home town of Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh, as voting continues across the UK in the most uncertain general election for decades. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have cast their votes in an election that could hand some of them a role in shaping the next government.Democrati(...)

DUP candidate Ian Paisley jnr walks along the Dark Hedges whilst out canvassing  in Ballymoney, Co Antrim. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

On the macro front, the Westminster general election results in Northern Ireland could have a bearing on whether David Cameron or Ed Miliband is the n(...)

Upper Bann is one of those classic electoral triangles where whoever sells his or her message best will have the best chance of victory. It wor(...)

DUP politician Jim Wells who has quit days after he sparked controversy with comments about gay marriage. Photograph: PA

Politics is often about timing and the timing for the Democratic Unionist Party and Jim Wells was disastrous, which resulted in his having to stand do(...)

The MPs decided the letters were “questionably unlawful”, had “distorted the legal process” and they cast huge doubt on Tony Blair’s claim that he had little choice but to concede the letters to keep Sinn Féin onside. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

During multiple sessions for nearly a year the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee probed and prodded ministers and officials to unear(...)

 David McConaghie (50), pleaded not guilty to committing voyeurism on dates between August 22nd and September 13th, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former church minister and DUP MP adviser on Wednesday denied a charge of voyeurism. Appearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court, 50-year-old David McC(...)

Martin McGuinness: “I have absolutely no doubt that Scotland is now on that inevitable trajectory to freedom. The challenge to us is to put our own struggle onto the same trajectory”

The next three elections – two in the North, one in the Republic – offer the best opportunity to a make a united Ireland inevitable, Deputy First M(...)