SDLP’s newly elected MLA Colin McGrath in Downpatrick. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Back in January a former SDLP leader made a proposal that could have radically changed the nature of this month’s Northern Ireland Assembly election. (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We have some sense of what would work with unionism, but we don’t have that sense with the British government.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has accused the British government of being the main stumbling block to resolving the Northern Ireland protocol issue because(...)

The Taoiseach said the people of Northern Ireland wanted their political representatives to fulfil their mandate

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the DUP was wrong to place conditions on participating in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The election was won by S(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald  at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during counting for the Northern Ireland Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has called on Jeffrey Donaldson to be “crystal clear” that his Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will share the offic(...)

Sinn Féin has become the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly and is entitled to the first minister’s role. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin has become the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time after a historic election triumph. While the republican pa(...)

Gary Middleton (DUP, third from left) surrounded by well-wishers after 1am on Sunday after being elected on the 13th count in Foyle in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Photograph: Brian Hutton

It all came down to transfers from a nationalist and a socialist to decide the fate of two conservative unionists in an early morning face-off to fill(...)

Big smiles: Alliance Party’s Patrick Brown, elected in South Down, takes a selfie with party leader Naomi Long, elected in East Belfast, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, for the Northern Ireland Assembly election count. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“I am hugely proud of what Alliance has achieved,” party leader Naomi Long said at the Titanic Exhibition Centre after the East Belfast count conclude(...)

Northern Ireland party leaders Naomi omi Long, Jeffrey Donaldson, Michelle O’Neill, Doug Beattie and Colum Eastwood with BBC Northern Ireland’s Jim Fitzpatrick for the final debate of the electoin campaign on Tuesday evening. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/PA Wire

It may have been a lacklustre campaign season, one that is unlikely to have shifted voting intentions in any decisive way, but the Northern Ireland As(...)

Sipho Sibanda, Northern Ireland’s only known candidate from an ethnic minority standing in the imminent Stormont Assembly elections. Photograph: People Before Profit

Sipho Sibanda is the only known candidate from an ethnic minority running for the Northern Ireland Assembly in Thursday’s elections. The 43-year-old m(...)

Almost 100 incidents linked to the election have been reported to the PSNI over the past month, including 80 complaints of posters being attacked or removed. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

An attack on a Northern Ireland Assembly election candidate during which she was grabbed by the throat and subjected to sectarian abuse is the latest (...)

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