Drew Harris, who has 34 years’ policing experience, principally in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin has welcomed the appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner and pledged to hold him to account in his new role. The party has had a t(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

“It’s not about the GAA driving an agenda or the IFA driving an agenda. It’s about children learning activities that they can keep for life.” Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

This is a small story from a small slice of a small world. But then, so is everything else. Mesh them all together and we have society, the walk-aroun(...)

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’s Chris Hazzard has been re-elected to Stormont. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Newcomer Sinéad Ennis helped Sinn Féin pull off a spectacular one-two in South Down in the North’s Assembly election, with a combined vote of more tha(...)

Sinn Féin election poster going up outside the party’s headquarters on Belfast’s Falls Road. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Those interested in Stormont affairs couldn’t help but notice the high profile accorded by Sinn Féin to its Minister of Health Michelle O’Neill during(...)

The Northern Assembly’s fiance committee called on Sinn Féin Minister of Finance Máirtín  Ó Muilleoir should stand aside pending the outcome of an investigation. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The pressure on the Sinn Féin Minister of Finance Máirtín O Muilleoir has intensified after the Northern Assembly’s finance committee called on him to(...)

Former DUP health minister Jim  Wells, who was embroiled in a series of controversies in the last term, was re-elected in South Down.

The 2016 Stormont elections brought little change to South Down as all parties retained the same number of seats from the previous Assembly – although(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including South Down – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The future of two of Northern Ireland’s best known unionist politicians will be the focus of the Assembly election in South Down – a sprawling rural (...)

The DUP instead proposed the creation of a working group to look at how the issue of fatal foetal abnormality could be addressed. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

The Northern Assembly has voted to reject proposals to permit abortion in Northern Ireland in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape and incest. The(...)

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