DUP leader Peter Robinson has agreed a pact agreed  Mike Nesbitt, which will see the UUP  stand aside in East Belfast and North Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

  With nominations now closed for the Westminster general election, 138 candidates have declared to run in Northern Ireland’s 18 constitue(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha look at weapons during their visit to the ‘Game of Thrones’ television set in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool

British prime minister David Cameron’s flying visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday helped to crank up public interest in the Westminster general elect(...)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson (right) and deputy leader Nigel Dodds pose for a photograph at the party’s policy conference in the village of Templepatrick, Co Antrim. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson has said his party would work with the Conservatives or Labour in the event of a hung parliament follo(...)

UK prime minister David Cameron said he would see “what more we can do to be transparent”. Photograph: PA Wire

The British Government will not be giving out any information about the Republicans who had prison sentences waived, or shortened, despite Prime Minis(...)

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(...)

SDLP MLA Alban Maginness has branded a UUP and DUP election the pact as “predictable and narrow minded” and said his party would not enter into a similar deal with Sinn Féin, to concentrate the nationalist vote.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The SDLP has ruled out an electoral pact with Sinn Féin following an agreement between the North’s two main unionist parties in four Westminster const(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson: described his target for the British general election as being “returning East Belfast to DUP hands”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The two main unionist parties in Northern Ireland have joined forces to form what is being described as an “historic unionist pact” ahead of the Westm(...)

Sinn  Féin president Gerry Adams, Cllr Noeleen Reilly and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty TD at the Sinn Fein ardfheis in  Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Border poll on a united Ireland should be held during the life of the next governments in the North and South, Sinn Féin MP for Fermanagh South-Tyro(...)

The injured man was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for specialised face and eye treatment.

Sinn Féin has accused dissident republicans in south Armagh of “attempted murder” after the son of a party activist was injured on Wednesday in an app(...)

A man is in a critical condition following shooting in a fast food restaurant on the Oldpark Road in Belfast. File photograph: Trevor McBride

A man is in a critical condition after he was shot in the head at a fast food restaurant in Northern Ireland. The attack took place on the Oldpark Roa(...)