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Naomi Long: “I think people are tired of the fact that the stale politics of the past isn’t delivering.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Alliance party and its leader Naomi Long continued the major gains made in the local elections this month by taking one of the three seats in Nort(...)

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(...)

Gregory Campbell: ‘There is not, and never has been, any justification for terrorism. Unfortunately some have sought to ‘talk up’ violence as part of their attempts to thwart Brexit.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP has described the New IRA as “sick and twisted” after the violent republican organisation said it would be remiss of it not to “capitalise on (...)

Sara Canning, partner of Lyra McKee speaks at a rally for the journalist and author  near the scene of her shooting in Derry. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/ Getty Images

The partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has made an emotional appeal for peace at a vigil in Derry. Several thousand people gathered in Fanad (...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaks after the government’s withdrawal agreement was voted down for the third time in the House of Commons. Photograph: PA

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has said he would stay in the European Union rather than risk Northern Ireland’s position. In an interview with BBC New(...)

A general view as racing draws to a close during the Down Royal Festival in 2016. Photo: Kevin Scott/Inpho

Champion trainer Willie Mullins believes statements made by the owners of Down Royal indicating they will continue to run the racecourse as a going co(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the Good Friday Agreement ‘is not a piece of British legislation’. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/ AP Photo

The Government clashed publicly last night with the DUP over Brexit and the future of the Belfast Agreement, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rejecting sug(...)

A tweet posted about Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (above) was ‘deeply offensive’, Labour MP John Grogan said. File photograph: PA

A DUP MLA has been criticised for retweeting an online post that described London Mayor Sadiq Khan as “the enemy within”. DUP East Derry MLA Maurice(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed British prime minister Teresa May’s speech. File photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster said Theresa May’s speech has “set forward the basis upon which it would be possible to move forward”. Ms Foster welcomed th(...)

NI secretary Karen Bradley, in Belfast on Friday, said all she has heard from ‘everybody is they want government at Stormont‘. File photograph: Reuters

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has said a deal can still be reached to restore powersharing at Stormont if politicians have the will to d(...)

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