Minister for Finance Arlene Foster,  the DUP’s Nigel Dodds and Sammy Wilson: Sinn Feín is leading the charge against the welfare change with the SDLP.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

There was considerable public and indeed political sympathy with the comment of Alliance Assembly member Stewart Dickson yesterday when he referred(...)

 Sammy Wilson who won East Antrim for the DUP with a healthy  majority. Photograph: New

Sammy Wilson has retained the East Antrim seat for the DUP. The firm favourite was re-elected with a healthy majority but the party vote was down on 2(...)

Sammy Wilson: Genial if also mischievous incumbent is favourite to secure the seat with a healthy majority. Photograph: The Irish Times

Among the eight candidates the people of East Antrim can vote for in the Westminster general election are Sammy Wilson, Ruth Wilson and Alex Wilson. S(...)

The  bomb attack happened at 12.45am this morning near the Holy Cross Church (above) in Belfast, sparking a security alert for several hours. The PSNI blamed dissident republicans.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An explosive device thrown at police officers early this morning near a Catholic church in Northern Ireland was designed to kill, a senior commander (...)

PSNI assistant chief constable George Hamilton said the blame for  disorder in Larne, Co Antrim, last night lay “firmly with the South East Antrim UDA”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

One of the PSNI’s most senior officers has blamed a faction of the UDA for going on “a power trip” in Co Antrim last night, when three houses a(...)

It’s a very dangerous road to go down, says DUP leader Peter Robinson. Photograph: Arthur Allison

DUP leader Peter Robinson has denounced remarks by his predecessor and former first minister Ian Paisley concerning the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. UVF (...)

Activity at the scene in Feystown Road, Glenarm, Co Antrim, where two men were found shot dead in a farmhouse. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The two men who died in a shooting incident at a Co Antrim farm yesterday have been named as farmer Arthur Gibson (61), known as Art, and farm worker (...)

Activity at the scene in Feystown Road, Glenarm, Co Antrim, where two men were found shot dead in a farmhouse.  Photo: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Two men have been found dead after a suspected shooting incident in Glenarm, Co Antrim.A local Assembly member suggested the deaths were a “terrible t(...)

Police in the North have appealed for witnesses to the hijacking of a bus in Newtownabbey on the outskirts of north Belfast. The incident occur(...)