The statue of Edward Carson at  Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly was included in the terms of the Belfast Agreement, with the first election held on June 25th, 1998. It i(...)

FSU general secretary Larry Broderick: banking and financial services could be growth areas for the Northern Ireland economy.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has called on politicians in Northern Ireland to formulate a strategy for the sector that would minimise bank bran(...)

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(...)

Last May, when this was a six-seater constituency rather than the five-seater it is now, the DUP won three seats, Alliance two and the Ulster Unionist Party one

Belfast East is another constituency where the “cash for ash” crisis could have a vital bearing on the Northern Ireland Assembly election result. Ju(...)

Former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “could never bring himself to use the term ‘Northern Ireland’, even though it appears about 150 times in the Belfast Agreement”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Why, after almost 20 years in business, is the Northern Ireland Assembly in disarray? Do we blame the politicians, the people or perhaps the blueprint(...)

Sir Anthony Hart, chairman of HIA Inquiry. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) report which is being published in Belfast on Friday, must deliver truth and justice for victims, Amn(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness is acknowledged as he leaves Bishops Gate hotel after announcing his intention not to see re-election in Derry, Northern Ireland, January 19th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was sorry to learn that Martin McGuinness has decided not to contest the forthcoming Northern Ireland Assembly election d(...)

Stormont Parliament  at dusk in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 16th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The British and Irish governments have appealed to all political parties to fight a calm and respectful election campaign in Northern Ireland after (...)

Martin McGuinness, who resigned as Deputy First Minister on Monday.  Phoitograph: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

Martin McGuinness is the only person in the republican movement capable of making Sinn Féin’s position in government in Northern Ireland work while a(...)

Martin McGuinness shakes hands with  of Queen Elizabeth II in June 2012. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Once an IRA leader, key Sinn Féin figure Martin McGuinness left his past behind to become one of the major players in Northern Ireland’s peace process(...)

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