The Leaders’ Debate on BBC One Northern Ireland with UUP leader Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP leader Arlene Foster, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Alliance Party leader David Ford. Photograph: Press Eye

“I love Arlene” were the first three words uttered on the DUP’s final Northern Assembly election broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday morning. The(...)

UUP’s Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP’s Arlene Foster, SDLP’s Colum Eastwood and the Alliance Party’s David Ford during the Noel Thompson-hosted election debate on BBC. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/PA

Finally, at the end of a lacklustre Northern Assembly election campaign, there was some spark when the leaders of the North’s five main parties battle(...)

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 (...)

Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and Fr Gary Donegan (extreme right) joins members of the public at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, in memory of  taxi driver and father-of-four Michael McGibbon, who was shot dead in North Belfast at the weekend. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

At Holy Cross Church in north Belfast last week, Joanne McGibbon said the local Ardoyne community was stronger than those who just days earlier had mu(...)

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

The Northern Ireland Assembly election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone features two of the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s most popular women politicians – First Mini(...)

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

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Danny Kinahan taking the South Antrim Westminister seat from the Democratic Unionist Party’s Rev William McCrea was one o(...)

It is going to be a tight battle for the sixth seat in East Derry, with all eyes on independent unionist Claire Sugden to see if she can hold the sea(...)

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.(...)

Bombardier: set to cut 1,080 jobs over the next two years, it has a sharp eye on the implications of Brexit. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has backed the decision of one of Northern Ireland’s major employers to urge its workers to vote in stay in(...)

New leaders maybe, but very much the old story. The DUP is led into the North’s Assembly elections for the first time by Arlene Foster, the SDLP by Co(...)