LAGAN VALLEY CANDIDATES: Dan Barrios-O’Neill (Greens); Robbie Butler (UUP); Pat Catney (SDLP); Jonathan Craig (DUP); Peter Dynes (NI Lab Rep); Paul Givan (DUP); Brenda Hale (DUP); Brian Higginson (Ukip); Jack Irwin (Conservatives); Trevor Lunn (Alliance); Frazer McCammond (Democracy First); Jacqui McGeough (Sinn Féin); Jonny Orr (Ind); Jenny Palmer (UUP); Edwin Poots (DUP); Lyle Rea (TUV).

All seats have been filled in Lagan Valley following the constituency’s eighth count in the Assembly election. The DUP’s Paul Givan, Edwin Poots and(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Lagan Valley – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)

‘Jim Allister, leader of Traditional Unionist Voice, accused the DUP of “the worst excesses of the abuse of power” in the Assembly’s lifetime.’  Photograph:Paul Faith/PA

An editorial in the Irish News last Thursday referred to “a wide-ranging campaign involving the London and Dublin governments attempting to find a com(...)

 Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy over allegations that the DUP Mi(...)

 Sinn Féin former education minister Caitriona Ruane: said a BBC Spotlight programme contained serious allegations of financial and political corruption. Photograph: Reuters

The DUP Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland faced several calls in the Northern Assembly yesterday for him to stand aside while an offic(...)

Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been recalled to meet in special session to discuss allegations of political interference aired in a BBC television (...)

The DUP Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has rejected the central allegations contained in a BBC Spotlight programme, while the DUP has stated it will sue the BBC over the programme.

The Assembly social development committee is to hold an inquiry into allegations of ministerial interference in the workings of the North’s Hous(...)