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There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Harte will win his 200th cap on Thursday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Thursday will mark a special occasion for Conor Harte when Ireland face Pakistan in Lisburn in the first of three test matches. The Irish defender, (...)

Prime minister Theresa May poses for a selfie at the Balmoral Show near Lisburn in Northern Ireland on Saturday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Stormont politicians must “come together” and form a government, British prime minister Theresa May has said during a brief visit to Northern Ireland.(...)

The incident involved a shipment of empty cans that were delivered to a Coca-Cola plant in Co Antrim. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Police are investigating reports that a consignment of cans due to be used at a Coca-Cola factory were contaminated with suspected human waste. The i(...)

A prison officer with a working dog at the recreation area in front of Erne House in Maghaberry Prison. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some people have trouble with the pronunciation: it’s Ma-gaberry, Northern Ireland’s high-security prison located on about 150 acres in rural Co Antri(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has been re-elected to Stormont. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Newcomer Sinéad Ennis helped Sinn Féin pull off a spectacular one-two in South Down in the North’s Assembly election, with a combined vote of more tha(...)

Voting in Northern Ireland: Beyond the frustrations of the North’s younger generation about the status quo is a desire for the Assembly to focus on issues that affect nationalist and unionist communities equally. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Late into the night at a house party in Belfast, a drunken young man stood up and declared that he hated Catholics. When Emma Cummins alone asked why,(...)

The statue of Edward Carson at  Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly was included in the terms of the Belfast Agreement, with the first election held on June 25th, 1998. It i(...)

Brenda Hale will stand for the Democratic Unionist Party in Lagan Valley.

The DUP and UUP are fighting to hold on to the Assembly seats they won last year in Lagan Valley, where the scene is set for one of the most closely f(...)

Anita Downey: Found dead at a house in Lurgan on Friday

A man has been charged with the murder of a 51-year-old woman who was found dead in a house in Lurgan. Anita Downey’s body was discovered in the pro(...)

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