Peter Robinson has urged DUP activists to fight for every vote in the election. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

First Minister hopes David Cameron will ‘soon allow’ Executive set corporation tax rate

John DeLorean, the innovative car maker who left a promising career in Detroit to develop the short-lived gull-winged sports car in Belfast. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Office ‘seduced by DeLorean sales patter’ , says Queen’s University academic

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds told his party’s annual conference that as many as 12 Unionist MPs could return to Westminster in May’s general election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Deputy leader sets the British general election at forefront of DUP annual conference

DUP Minister for Finance Simon Hamilton wants less politicians and civil servants operating at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Enterprise Minister points to jobs investment, says Sinn Féin ‘economically illiterate’

Minister for Foreign Affairs offers support to Donegal Orangemen after arson  attacks on their halls. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs offers support to Donegal Orangemen

Peter Robinson on retirement: “It needs to be at a time when I feel that I have accomplished some of the key goals that I have set for myself. So, when that occurs it will happen, it will not be according to the calendar.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Peter Robinson: ‘We must thank you for that interesting test case on water charges you had in the South, it’s been very useful’

Minister for Health Jim Wells: level of  abuse that occurred in the North is not like that in Rotherham and Rochdale in England.

Sinn Féin walks into ambush over child sex abuse inquiry report

Former Scottish commissioner for children and young people Professor Kathleen Marshall holds her report on child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland in her office in Belfast. Photograph: PA

Inquiry also told paramilitaries may have been involved in sexual exploitation

If Dr McDonnell is to have any hope of remaining at the helm, he must hold his South Belfast seat. Photograph: Bill Smyth/PA

SDLP leader will need to draw on all his combative resources

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