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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson with Alliance Party deputy leader Stephen Farry as they  visit the Border at Forkhill near Newry. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said there is no “good Brexit” for Northern Ireland. On her first visit to the Border between Northern Irelan(...)

The late Seamus Close. Photograph: Kevin Boyes

Former deputy leader of the Alliance Party Seamus Close has died. The 71-year-old had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer. He served as an Ass(...)

The DUP’s first openly gay candidate, Alison Bennington, celebrates after winning a seat at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. Photograph: Dave Pettard/PA Wire

Counting has resumed for a second day in Northern Ireland following the local government elections. Around a third of the 462 seats will be filled to(...)

 Alliance party leader Naomi Long: chronic pain and other symptoms of endometriosis have become “increasingly severe and hard to manage over the last few years”. Photograph: William Cherry

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has said she is stepping aside from her role for up to 10 weeks to recover from surgery for endometriosis. In a soc(...)

Stephen Farry was speaking after an Alliance delegation met Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers at Stormont on Thursday. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) or a new organisation set up to monitor paramilitary activity in the North could help to assess the curre(...)

Peter Robinson, leader of the DUP: it has declared itself to be a “low-tax party”. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs and jobs: that sums up what the Alliance Party, the Democratic Unionist Party, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)and Sin(...)

Stormont. The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted a motion criticising the naming of a Newry park after hunger striker Raymond McCreesh. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted a DUP motion criticising Newry and Mourne Council’s decision to name a Newry play park after IRA hunger stri(...)

Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)

As important as the detail of the welcome deal done on a whole series of contentious topics, and the close-to £2 billion cash settlement conjured up b(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne was accused of “breathtaking arrogance” by Sinn Féin. Photograph: Reuters/UK Parliament

Northern Ireland will be given historic freedoms to set its own corporation tax rates, if politicians there can agree Stormont’s budget, leaving Sinn(...)