Sinn Féin’s part leader Gerry Adams celebrates with party members Michelle Gildernew, Martin McGuinness, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and Martina Anderson (r) after topping the poll at the Kings Hall count centre, Belfast. Photograph: EPA/Paul McErlane

Northern Ireland’s three outgoing MEPs were returned to Brussels after a two-day count that left the North’s chief electoral officer proposing that fu(...)

Sinn Féin’s part leader Gerry Adams celebrates with party members Michelle Gildernew, Martin McGuinness, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and Martina Anderson (r) after topping the poll at the Kings Hall count centre, Belfast. Photograph: EPA/Paul McErlane

Counting in the European election will resume in Northern Ireland later today with officials facing heavy criticism over the length of time the proces(...)

Sinn Fein’s Martina Anderson at the King’s Hall, Belfast, after confirmation of her election. Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Outgoing Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson was returned to Brussels yesterday evening when she exceeded the quota on the first count in the Northern Irel(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the Dublin city count and European count, at the RDS in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has rejected Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s claim that the anti-government vote in both the local and European election was bo(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: Alliance performance in East Belfast a cause for concern. Photograph: Arthur Allison

With plenty more votes still to be counted today, initial indications last night were that the status quo would prevail in the elections for the North(...)

Basil McCrea and John McAllister of the NI21 party, pictured with Tina McKenzie, who resigned from the party executive on Thursday night

The new NI21 party was in turmoil last night with its European candidate Tina McKenzie resigning from the party executive as polling in the local and (...)

NI21’s European election candidate Tina McKenzie speaks during the launch of the the party’s European election manifesto at Europa Hotel in Belfast

As Northern Ireland electors vote today, NI21, one of the parties which is contesting both the local and European elections, was rocked by eve of poll(...)

 It’s a tough task for the SDLP’s Alex Attwood, but if he manages to get ahead of Jim Nicholson in the early counts there is a possibility he could stay there. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

If the three Northern Ireland MEPs aren’t all returned to Europe people will be surprised, but not shocked. There is an outside prospect of an upset i(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness (2nd L)sets up a selfie with Party Leader Gerry Adams (C), Martina Anderson (L), Lynn Boylan (R) and Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of their party manifesto for the European Parliament elections, in Belfast, Northern Ireland today. Sinn Fein are putting four candidates forward for the European Elections on May 22. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

His recent arrest has “galvanised” republicans for the European and local election campaigns, the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said today at the la(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: was planning to seek the removal from office of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and the four senior and junior Sinn Féin Ministers for allegedly being in breach of their ministerial pledge of office. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The DUP would have sought the expulsion of Sinn Féin from the Northern Executive had it not retreated from its position that it would review its su(...)