Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the 2016 party ardfheis  in Dublin. Mr Adams has been the party’s leader for three decades now - and counting. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The queen reached a landmark birthday during the week when she turned 90. Here, we have our own equivalent of a very long, uninterrupted reign. It’s(...)

Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew pledged at the party’s election manifesto launch to ‘bring about an end to the waste of money, time and opportunity at Stormont’. Photograph: Green Party NI website.

The Green Party, launching its manifesto for the Northern Assembly elections, has called for a “zero waste strategy” for Northern Ireland. The Green(...)

David Ford of the Alliance Party said he had no plans to stand down as leader. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Alliance Party leader David Ford has indicated that either Naomi Long or Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry will be the Minister o(...)

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt speaks during the launch of his party’s Assembly election manifesto at the Park Avenue Hotel in east Belfast,  April 14th, 2016. Mr Nesbitt accused the DUP and Sinn Féin of “arrogance” for portraying the battle to secure the next first ministerial role as a two-horse race. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has not ruled out the possibility that he rather than Arlene Foster or Martin McGuinness would be Northern I(...)

The  debate between Northern Ireland’s five main parties – UUP’s Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP’s Arlene Foster, Alliance Party’s David Ford and the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood. (UTV presenter Marc Mallett is facing away from the camera). Photograph: Arthur Allison

The first leaders’ debate in the Northern Assembly Assembly election campaign took place in the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday night, with no high drama b(...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has criticised the DUP during the launch of his party’s manifesto launch. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The DUP’s warning to unionists that a failure to vote for the party could result in Martin McGuinness taking the First Minister post is “wearing thin”(...)

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(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster launching  her party’s  manifesto for the Northen Ireland Assembly election at   the Spectrum Centre, Belfast on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has called on unionists to vote for her party in the Northern Assembly elections to ensure she is returned as First Minister.(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD speaks at the Sinn Fein 1916 commemoration at Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Divisions must be healed and sectarianism ended to realise the vision of 1916, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said at the Easter Rising centenary par(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Assembly committee of making ‘unsubstantiated and unfounded’ claims in a report on the State body’s controversial Project Eagle sale. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nama chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Assembly committee of making “unsubstantiated and unfounded” claims in a report on the State body’s co(...)