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

North Antrim is associated with the Paisleys – the late DUP leader and First Minister, the Rev Ian, who was MP there for 40 years until his son, Ian (...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has criticised the DUP during the launch of his party’s manifesto launch. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The DUP’s warning to unionists that a failure to vote for the party could result in Martin McGuinness taking the First Minister post is “wearing thin”(...)

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(...)

Members of Adrian Ismay’s family, including his wife Sharon (right) leave the funeral at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast (...)

A mourner holds a printed tribute at the funeral service for prison officer Adrian Ismay, at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast. (...)

Stormont Parliament buildings: The problem goes beyond everyone knowing everyone else, or of our ‘elites’ being more of a brass ring than a golden circle.  File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

I must confess to a provincial thrill at Northern Ireland’s Nama scandal – and I may not be alone. Last week’s BBC Spotlight investigation featured hi(...)

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Alliance leader David Ford has said.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Uni(...)

British prime minister David Cameron with the Bushmills Distillery cooper and chairman David Gosnell (left) during his visit to Bushmills distillery in Co Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron has warned a Brexit would damage the economy and farming industry in Northern Ireland during a visit to persuade(...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister: proposed Bill that would have reduced the upper limit for special advisers’ salaries from £92,000 a year to about £78,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has defended a general election manifesto commitment to impose a cap on the pay of government special advisers while opposing a Bill that wo(...)

 Recommending a vote to leave the EU: First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has added an extra dimension to the Northern Ireland Brexit battleground with her decision to break with David Cam(...)