Joe Costello  pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court legal action by former Labour Party TD Joe Costello aimed at ensuring the enactment of laws increasing the number of members of the Dáil (...)

Spending on the  2017 Assembly election campaign by nine of Northern Ireland’s political parties totalled £150,080

Sinn Féin spent more money than any other political party during the Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign which ran from mid-January to polling(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. The DUP routes all candidate donations via the party, as does Sinn Féin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Pressure is building for more disclosure on political donations in Northern Ireland. A long-standing exemption to the UK’s donor transparency law was (...)

A screengrab making the offer of a free print, taken from the Banksy website.

Secretive street artist Banksy could be flirting with electoral law after apparently offering free prints to people who vote against the Conservative(...)

Sinn Féin’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: The DUP spent three times more on a Brexit newspaper ad than they did on May’s Assembly election. Photograph: PA

The DUP has dismissed a call by Sinn Féin to disclose more information about a large donation it received to support the Leave side in last June’s Bri(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron joins pupils for a cookery class at Lewannick Primary School in Cornwall on Wednesday, where he was campaigning in the general election. He accused the Conservatives of driving “a battle bus and horses” through the spirit of the electoral law. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The British Conservatives have alleged they are the target of “false and malicious claims” after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it would not(...)

Former justice minister Claire Sugden (centre)  is running as an Independent in East Derry. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Northern Ireland is dominated by tribal politics, but smaller parties and independents continue to stand for election in the hope of a breakthrough in(...)

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long says it is time for full transparency on donations. Photograph: Alliance Party/PA Wire

Questions surrounding the funding of the DUP’s Brexit campaign has brought ending political donor secrecy in Northern Ireland into sharp focus. The p(...)

Many candidates mistakenly believe that self-funding or funding from within the constituency branch of the party is not considered a donation. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

One in four politicians elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly last year submitted incomplete financial information about their campaigns – leaving(...)

CSO: One more TD is necessary to bring the total representation in the Dáil into line.

The population of the State has for the first time in a census exceeded the limit for the minimum number of TDs per 30,000 persons. Publishing preli(...)

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