DUP Leader Peter Robinson (left) and Councillor Gavin Robinson (right) speaking at the Launch of the DUP Party’s European and local council election manifesto in Belfast earlier this month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin and the DUP have consolidated their grip on Northern politics in the second day of counting in the local government elections. With more tha(...)

About a quarter of the 462 local council seats were declared after the first day’s counting. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Sinn Féin and the DUP are on course to maintain their respective positions as lead parties of nationalism and unionism in Northern Ireland. How(...)

The late Hugh Smyth was a former Progressive Unionist Party leader and a one-time lord mayor of Belfast.

Hugh Smyth, who has died aged 75, was a former Progressive Unionist Party leader and a one-time lord mayor of Belfast. Titles aside, he was perhaps be(...)

The death of former leader of the Progressive Unionist Party Hugh Smyth has prompted cross-party expressions of condolences. Mr Smyth (73), a f(...)

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson said: “I regret every death in this society, but the point is that I will not in any way diminish or try to take away from what I did in the past.”

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson has been criticised after he said he h(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has accused Martin McGuinness of speaking like a “dictator” and making “unhelpful and irrational” comments that were dam(...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

Loyalists in fancy dress march from City Hall in Belfast to mark the first anniversary of the council’s decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag. Photograph: Reuters

In Dervock and Ballybogey, Bushmills and Ballymoney, and all across north Antrim the Union flag still flies. Four hundred years after a Scottish king (...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: this week told the Assembly he believes the UVF, along with elements in the Orange Order are behind the rally – an accusation denied by the order. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Up to 10,000 loyalist protesters and 40 bands will parade today through the centre of Belfast to mark the first anniversary of the removal of the unio(...)

Crowds gather on the Shankill Road for the service in the West Kirk Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker Press International

Several hundred people have attended a moving ceremony in memory of nine people who died in the IRA Shankill bombing 20 years ago yesterday.The West K(...)

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