Concerns have been expressed by Northern Ireland’s Auditor General over the governance of a fund set up by Stormont to help disadvantaged areas. The (...)

PSNI temporary deputy chief constable Stephen Martin at the launch of a recruitment drive for 400 new officers  in Belfast. Photograph:    Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) deputy chief constable Stephen Martin would have been well aware that he would antagonise unionist polit(...)

Members of the public take part in the ‘We Deserve Better’ Rally in the centre of Portadown,  Co Armagh. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

Rallies have taken places in towns and cities across Northern Ireland urging the DUP and Sinn Féin to get over their differences and restore powershar(...)

The fifth largest party in the North, Alliance, spends and takes in considerably more than the third largest party, the SDLP

Sinn Féin by a significant margin remains the highest-earning and highest-spending party in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures from the(...)

Former first minister Peter Robinson addressing the MacGill Summer School. Photopgraph: North West Nespix

Peter Robinson’s comments about a united Ireland at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties on Friday annoyed and upset different strands of unionism, a(...)

Police oversee anti-fascist protest against Britain First in Newtownards, Co Down. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Controversial independent unionist councillor Jolene Bunting has been “proscribed” from the far-right Britain First group following a public row. Bri(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley jnr: With 28,521 votes, he polled highest in last year’s Westminster election and his nearest challenger, Sinn Féin’s Cara McShane, was on 7,878 votes. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Watching Ian Paisley in the House of Commons apologising for taking free holidays worth up £100,000 in Sri Lanka, choking back tears as he did, Quenti(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley: he has made it clear that if the petition succeeds he will stand again. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ian Paisley could make some unwanted history for himself and his party by becoming the first MP to be unseated under relatively new British legislatio(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Parliament Buildings, Belfast, on Monday.  Photograph: PA

Senior DUP figures appeared to be resigned to the likelihood of a Westminster North Antrim byelection following the findings against Ian Paisley by th(...)

Counter-demonstrators protest against the UK Freedom Rally in Belfast. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll has said that every time the far-right tries to mobilise in Belfast they will be met with opposition from anti-(...)

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