Ivana Bacik: who retained her seat. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A singer-songwriter, a surfing champion, a guitarist and LGBT campaigner, a disability crusader, a former party leader and eight former TDs are part o(...)

Labour’s Kevin Humphries, who lost his Dublin Bay South Dáil seat in the general election, has been elected to the Seanad. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Labour’s four candidates on the Seanad vocational panels have all been elected with the help of Fine Gael transfers. Four Independent Senators were a(...)

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

South Belfast is one of the most competitive of all the North’s 18 constituencies in this Northern Ireland Assembly election. There will be intense(...)

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(...)

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) leader Colum Eastwood at the party’s manifesto launch in The O’Neill Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre in Dungannon. Photograph: Arthur Allison

The Northern Ireland Assembly election on May 5th is an opportunity to end the “stranglehold” Sinn Féin and the DUP has on the Northern Ireland Execut(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Regular issues such as jobs, health and education will feature in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign but distilled to its essentials(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood with former party leader John Hume at the conclusion of the conference. Photograph by Declan Roughan

The Assembly election on May 5th must be a referendum on the record of Stormont leadership from Sinn Féin and the DUP over the last nine years, the SD(...)

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(...)

National Asset Management Agency (Nama) chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Ireland Assembly Committee of making “unsubstantiated and unfounded” claims in a report on the State body’s controversial Project Eagle sale.

National Asset Management Agency (Nama) chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Ireland Assembly Committee of making “unsubstantiated and unfounded(...)

Prominent Northern Ireland businessman Gareth Graham (centre) leaving Stormont after speaking to the Nama inquiry. Mr Graham is a well-known property developer in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Businessman Gareth Graham has settled his court action against US company Cerberus, distancing himself from allegations that it made corrupt payments (...)