Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’s often strange use of Twitter has long been a source of nervous embarrassment to the party.  Photograph: Reuters

A Gerry Adams gaffe on Twitter is one of those things that should be in the training manual for new Sinn Féin TDs. The Sinn Féin leader’s often stran(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) stands with with party colleagues during her party’s election billboard launch outside Titanic Belfast. Photograph: PA

Social and economic concerns have vied for prominence with traditional orange and green issues in a Stormont Assembly election campaign that has been (...)

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

For the first time since the Belfast Agreement, Martin McGuinness will not be one of the candidates chasing votes in the Mid Ulster constituency, whic(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness said the party  remained committed to reducing corporate tax to 12.5 per cent by 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin has pledged to create 50,000 jobs and invest an extra £1 billion in the North’s health service at its manifesto launch in Derry. Earlier th(...)

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

Foyle, which is essentially Greater Derry, has remained one of the few SDLP outposts in the face of a rising Sinn Féin tide elsewhere in Northern Irel(...)

Deputy First Leader of Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, outside the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Sunday, April 24th,  where the party  hosted a pageant leading up to a re-enaction of the reading there of the Proclamation by Patrick Pearse.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has contended his party is the only one committed to achieving Irish unity. Mr McGuinness said the biggest challenge fa(...)

A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at the  party’s ardfheis at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has described Fianna Fáil as “Sinn Féin lite” and accused the party of “borrowing our policies”. Challengin(...)

Michael McGibbon was shot in an alleyway at Butler Place close to Elmfield Street, near the Crumlin Road in north Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Michael McGibbon, the 33-year-old who was murdered in a suspected dissident so-called punishment shooting in north Belfast on Friday night, went to f(...)

PSNI Det Supt John McVea discussing the fatal shooting of Michael McGibbon in north Belfast with members of the media at the weekend. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A north Belfast republican being questioned over the fatal shooting of a father of four in the city on Friday night has been released unconditionally.(...)