FOYLE CANDIDATES: Kathleen Bradly (Ind); Maurice Devenney (Ind); Gerard Diver (SDLP); Alan Dunlop (NI Cons); Mark H Durkan (SDLP); Colum Eastwood (SDLP); Mary Hassan (Greens); Julia Kee (UUP); John Lindsay (CISTA); Eamonn McCann (PBP); Raymond McCartney (Sinn Féin); Chris McCaw (Alliance); Anne McCloskey (Ind); Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin); Maeve McLaughlin (Sinn Féin); Gary Middleton (DUP).

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness topped the poll in the Foyle constituency following the first count with 5,037 first preference votes, followed in secon(...)

BELFAST NORTH CANDIDATES: Ken Boyle (Ukip); Paula Jane Bradley (DUP); Tom Burns (Ind); Lesley Carroll (UUP); Geoff Dowey (NI First); Fiona Ferguson (PBP); Fra Hughes (Ind); William Humphrey (DUP); Billy Hutchinson (PUP); Gerry Kelly (Sinn Féin); Nichola Mallon (SDLP); Nuala McAllister (Alliance); Nelson	McCausland (DUP); John Miller (TUV); Carál Ní Chuilín (Sinn Féin); Malachai O’Hara (Greens); Abdo Thabeth (NI Lab Rep); Gemma	Weir (Workers’ Party).

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly topped the poll in Belfast North and says his focus in the next Assembly term will be health, education and jobs. Mr Kelly wa(...)

Gerry Carroll of People Before Profit alliance is hoisted high after being elected as MLA for Belfast West at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Alex Maskey has taken the second seat in Belfast West in the Northern Ireland elections, with 5,361 votes in the second count. Earlier, (...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With counting underway across Northern Ireland, perhaps now is a good time to take stock of what exactly is happening. The basics: There are 108 sea(...)

Artist Brian John Spencer draws a caricature of DUP leader Arlene Foster, as he is watched by Guy Spence, DUP Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast and Christopher Stalford, DUP councillor for Balmoral, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Seats are starting to fill in the next Stormont Assembly as counting continues across Northern Ireland. At 4.45pm, 19 of the 108 seats were filled. (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster arrives with Paul Robinson to cast their votes at Brookeborough Primary School in Enniskillen. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern Ireland voted yesterday to elect the next 108-member Northern Ireland Assembly. While more than 1.2 mill(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster said: “The role of First Minister has huge symbolic significance at home and abroad.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland politicians have made their last pitch to voters who go to the polls on Thursday to elect 108 Assembly members in 18 six-seater const(...)

The Leaders’ Debate on BBC One Northern Ireland with UUP leader Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP leader Arlene Foster, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Alliance Party leader David Ford. Photograph: Press Eye

“I love Arlene” were the first three words uttered on the DUP’s final Northern Assembly election broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday morning. The(...)

The annual May Day Parade organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. The parade was led by Patrick Tighe, Jerry Kennerk and Yvonne Clarke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An immediate increase of 28 per cent in rent supplement is required in order to prevent more families from becoming homeless, campaigner Fr Peter McV(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) stands with with party colleagues during her party’s election billboard launch outside Titanic Belfast. Photograph: PA

Social and economic concerns have vied for prominence with traditional orange and green issues in a Stormont Assembly election campaign that has been (...)