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

There is a fascinating inter-unionist contest in the constituency, where a reverend doctor – who, for the moment, has abandoned the sacred world of re(...)

 DUP First Minister Arlene Foster. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin could “take Northern Ireland” within weeks. Thus First Minister Arlene Foster in her leader’s address to the DUP annual conference last wee(...)

 Arlene Foster, who will be formally  elected Northern Ireland First Minister today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A leading DUP politician and a senior Free Presbyterian Minister have expressed confidence that Arlene Foster, who is to be elected Northern Ireland (...)

‘Jim Allister, leader of Traditional Unionist Voice, accused the DUP of “the worst excesses of the abuse of power” in the Assembly’s lifetime.’  Photograph:Paul Faith/PA

An editorial in the Irish News last Thursday referred to “a wide-ranging campaign involving the London and Dublin governments attempting to find a com(...)

Sinn Féin’s Arder Carson: Elected as the first Lord Mayor of Northern Ireland’s newest and biggest council

Northern Ireland on Wednesday witnesses the biggest overhaul of local government in more than 40 years with the formal creation of 11 “super” councils(...)

Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)

Needham says the proposed entertainment complex could deliver up to £3 million in tax revenue for Belfast city council. Photograph: Barry Austin/Getty Images

’Tis the season for flashing lights, ringing bells and non-stop twinkly music. But if Belfast gave these traditional Christmas characteristics a home (...)

John Delaney. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/ INPHO

Unionist politicians rounded on Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney yesterday, referring to his singing of an IRA song as “sh(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson caused surprise by a reshuffle of DUP Ministers in the Northern Executive. File Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

First Minister Peter Robinson caused surprise this evening by a reshuffle of DUP Ministers in the Northern Executive. The Minister of Health Ed(...)

An Orange Order parade on Crumlin Road adjacent to the nationalist Ardoyne neighbourhood as part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The contentious Orange Order parade to the flashpoint police lines in north Belfast concluded peacefully last night. The return parade of North(...)