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(...)

The  debate between Northern Ireland’s five main parties – UUP’s Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP’s Arlene Foster, Alliance Party’s David Ford and the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood. (UTV presenter Marc Mallett is facing away from the camera). Photograph: Arthur Allison

The first leaders’ debate in the Northern Assembly Assembly election campaign took place in the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday night, with no high drama b(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Regular issues such as jobs, health and education will feature in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign but distilled to its essentials(...)

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 President Éamon de Valera speaks  at the Garden of Rememberance on Easter Sunday 1966 during an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising

Easter Sunday, April 10th, 1966, was “warm and bright, and Dublin was in a mannerly mood,” reported Mary Maher in The Irish Times. The official cerem(...)

 DUP First Minister Arlene Foster. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin could “take Northern Ireland” within weeks. Thus First Minister Arlene Foster in her leader’s address to the DUP annual conference last wee(...)

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So you’ve fact-checked your fiscal space, periscoped your red lines and sought traction for your particular brand of coalitionology. Like the comical(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said it was not an election issue for the party. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has confirmed he was given the names of two senior party figures alleged to have been involved in the murder of prison o(...)

Gerry Adams with Martin McGuinness, Pearse Doherty and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin press conference at Wynn’s Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has strongly criticised Michael Noonan for questioning who runs the party. In an interview with The Irish Times the Mini(...)

The late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Photograph: The Irish Times

When biblical literalists champion the original text of the Bible as the only true source of meaning, their purpose above all is to give an unchanging(...)