The fifth largest party in the North, Alliance, spends and takes in considerably more than the third largest party, the SDLP

Sinn Féin by a significant margin remains the highest-earning and highest-spending party in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures from the(...)

Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a British parliamentary committee has warned. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a British parliament(...)

Vote Leave badge: Almost every aspect of British public life is now refracted through the simplistic slogans of June 2016. Photograph:  John Linton/PA

In early 2016, Darren Grimes, a 21-year-old fashion student from Durham, set up a social media campaign to encourage young people to vote to leave the(...)

Political parties should improve levels of cyber security, a group of senior officials who examined threats to Irish elections and referendums from disinformation said.

The Government should consider the establishment of an electoral commission and regulate the transparency of online political advertising, a group of (...)

A Vote Leave placard during the EU referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law, the Electoral Commission has announced. The mo(...)

Prime minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Conservative Eurosceptics have warned Theresa May against proposing any agreement with the European Union that would keep tariffs or regulations alig(...)

Rome-based Aoife Cassin: “I was already aware Irish citizens living abroad had to travel home in order to vote, which I feel, like the Eighth Amendment, is also outdated.”

In the run-up to the same-sex marriage referendum in May 2015, social media was flooded with stories of Irish emigrants returning home to vote. Journe(...)

The Get the Boat to Vote campaign saw young emigrants return to vote in the 2015 marriage equality referendum, using the #Hometovote hashtag on social media. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tens of thousands of recent Irish emigrants could potentially legally vote during the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Friday, May 25th. But, in (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons. Photograph:  AFP Photo

 Theresa May has said she is determined that the union will become stronger after Brexit, despite uncertainty about the future of the border and (...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

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