DUP leader Arlene Foster with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the Lyra McKee funeral in Belfast last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ian Knox had a good cartoon in the Irish News on Saturday. It showed the leaders of the Alliance and Green parties, Naomi Long and Clare Bailey, strid(...)

The Alliance Party’s Nuala McAllister celebrates as she is elected for the Castle area during the local  election count at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

The story of the local elections in Northern Ireland was the strong performance of the Alliance party to increase its representation by more than 20 s(...)

 Gary Donnelly topped the poll for Moor Ward during the Derry and Strabane District local elections. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

It was a bruising election for Sinn Féin in Derry and Strabane, where the party lost five seats and their position as the largest party on the council(...)

 Local election candidate for Cabra-Glasnevin, Declan Meenagh, Labour,  canvassing Michael Bergin, in the Phibsborough area of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politics starts with the local. In 2005, Declan Meenagh got his first taste of on-the-ground campaigning after Dublin City Council turned off audible (...)

Counting  under way in Belfast after voters went to the polls in local elections. Photograph:   Rebecca Black/PA

While there are some changes to the political pattern, the dominant picture remains the same as counting continues in the local elections in Northern (...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood  at a rally for journalist  Lyra McKee:  Thursday’s elections will test hopes of a new beginning in Northern politics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The standing ovation for Fr Martin Magill’s comments during the funeral service for Lyra McKee in Belfast seemed to be a public cry from the heart for(...)

Photomontage of part of the apartment scheme planned beside the former Smurfit printworks at Daneswell, Botanic Road, Dublin

A complex of almost 300 apartments including a nine-storey block has been proposed for a residential development already under construction close to t(...)

 Solidarity- People Before Profit candidates Gillian Brien (Dublin) and  Adrienne Wallace (South) during a launch by Solidarity- People Before Profit of its European Election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Brexit being pursued by the UK Tory party is not the same as the British withdrawal from the EU which People Before Profit supported three years a(...)

Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dalkey Tidy Towns committee has said it will “remove and destroy” any election posters put up in the south Co Dublin suburb. The message to polit(...)

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

Six bus routes – the 15, 15a, 15b, 14, 65 and the 65b – pass by Christ Church, the Presbyterian church in the heart of Rathgar village in Dublin 6, br(...)

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