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Paul Maskey retained the Belfast West seat for Sinn Féin with 27,107 votes on Friday. The result came as a surprise to no one. Mr Maskey is now the(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

 Sinn Féin NI leader Michelle O’Neill,  Orlaithi Flynn, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald and president Gerry Adams  at  count centre in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin has made significant gains in the Northern Assembly elections on the back of an increased republican vote, dramatically narrowing the gap b(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill after winning her seat in Mid-Ulster. This election will encourage Sinn Féin to make a greater push for a Border poll and lead to more talk of a united Ireland. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP

Politics in Northern Ireland is shaken not stirred. Sinn Féin is the story of this election, and that is demonstrated strikingly in the figures. In l(...)

SDLP member Alex Attwood prepares to make a concession speech after failing to be elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, in Belfast, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin reasserted its dominance in Belfast West in the North Assembly elections, in a contest that saw the end of SDLP stalwart Alex Attwood’s tenu(...)

Michelle O’Neill, leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, celebrates winning her seat at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Close to 110,000 more people voted in this Northern Assembly election compared to ten months ago - which could mean significant change when the count (...)

Colum Eastwood: The SDLP leader outside Belfast City Hall launching a poster campaign ahead of this week’s elections. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Colum Eastwood acknowledges that Thursday’s Northern Assembly elections are a couple of years too soon for his SDLP party: “We didn’t want this electi(...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont. In principle the MLAs most at risk of losing their seats will be those who came in sixth in each constituency last May. Photograph: Steve Wilson/Pacemaker

The prospect of a new Assembly election is a cause of dismay for Northern Ireland’s political classes who had thought they were relatively safe from v(...)

The SDLP’s  Alex Attwood: “The resistance by those in the state and illegal groups who resist truth and are threatened by accountability must not prevail.” Photograph: Matt Bohill

The SDLP justice spokesman, Alex Attwood, has said the decision to resume the inquests into the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, which left 21 dead and (...)

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