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

Sinn Féin is putting a huge effort into getting two MLAs elected in Upper Bann . Former SDLP deputy leader Dolores Kelly is facing a tough battle t(...)

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(...)

The scene of a shooting near a primary school in the Moyraverty area of Craigavon, Co Armagh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A man was shot multiple times outside a school in Co Armagh on Monday, as pupils were leaving for the day. The victim, who is understood to be known (...)

People power North and South: Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Whatever Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour and some of the southern commentariat might say, there is a fairly broad consensus in Northern Ireland, based (...)

Northern Ireland Finance Minister Arelene Foster on Wednesday outlined details of a new funding boost for key public services in the North as a result of the latest Stormont deal including £47.6 million for health and £15 million for education. Photgraph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Finance Minister on Wednesday outlined details of a new funding boost for key public services in the North as a result of the lat(...)

Terry Leathem, principal of Glenwood Primary School on the Shankill Road.

Terry Leathem (58) is principal of Glenwood Primary School in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast, a school where 70 per cent of its 530 pupils are (...)

Shipyard workers in 1999. Protestant school-leavers still think more in terms of jobs than higher education, though many of the jobs have gone. Photograph: Stephen Davison

A report from the North’s Equality Commission has found that educational inequality remains a serious problem in Northern Ireland, with Protestant wor(...)

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have indicated a reduction in students places as a result of Stormont budget cuts. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland A-level students have again outperformed their counterparts in England and Wales and there has been an increase in the number of fema(...)

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  and Minister for Education John O’Dowd. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin Minister in Northern Ireland has raised concerns about the relationship between the British security service MI5 and dissident republica(...)

DUP ministers Arlene Foster, Simon Hamilton, Jonathan Bell and Michelle McIlveen after an Executive meeting at Storming Castle as Northern Ireland’s  ministers fail to agree a budget for public spending for next year. Photograph: PA

The Northern Executive has failed to agree a budget for the rest of this financial year with most Ministers also conceding that they have no notion of(...)