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

Expect to see the presence of Nigel Farage in some of the towns of East Antrim, such as Larne and Carrickfergus, during the Northern Ireland Assembly(...)

Frank Cushnahan:  well known in Belfast business circles, he knew many of Nama’s big debtors. Photograph: Press Eye

US-based Cerberus Capital’s purchase in 2014 of the National Asset Management Agency’s (Nama) Northern Ireland loans for £1.241 billion (€1.593 billio(...)

DUP MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley jnr said: “What part of keep out does he [Taoiseach Enda Kenny] not understand? This is a matter for the people of the UK. His intervention will be counterproductive. A fool would know that. The rush to speak should be tempered by wisdom.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians including party leader and First Minister Arlene Foster have rallied behind North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds following his criticis(...)

After Brexit, what then?

During the Scottish independence referendum one of the most successful arguments against independence, one that certainly rattled more than a few vote(...)

 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 (...)

Arlene Foster has been elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, succeeding Peter Robinson, who has led the party since 2008. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

New leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster has said she wants to create a “more harmonious” society in Northern Ireland. She told the(...)

Arlene Foster:  positions expected to be ratified by party and Assembly next Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fermanagh Assembly member Arlene Foster is set to become Northern Ireland’s next First Minister and DUP leader after she emerged as the only candidate(...)

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has decided not to contest the leadership of the Democratic Unionist Party.

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has decided not to contest the leadership of the Democratic Unionist Party. After giving the matter serious consider(...)

 Arlene Foster is favourite to replace Peter Robinson as First Minister. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The North’s Minister for Finance, Arlene Foster, will learn tonight whether anyone else within the DUP will challenge her for the leadership of the p(...)

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson is considering whether to contest the leadership of the DUP against the firm favourite for the post Arlene Foster, informed sources said on Tuesday.

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson is considering whether to contest the leadership of the DUP against the firm favourite for the post Arlene Foster, inf(...)