Carla Lockhart

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A taxi sits outside Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A move to direct the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland is an “over-reach” of the secretary of state’s powers, the DUP has said. (...)

The scene at a house  at  Derrycoole Way, Newtownabbey, after police began  a murder investigation after three bodies were found at separate properties. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Justice has described the murder of two women on Friday night was an “absolute tragedy” and said she plans to bring pr(...)

While there is no doubt about empty shelves in some stores, others have downplayed the extent of the problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The British government is likely to resist increasing pressure from the DUP for it to override the Northern Ireland protocol because of trade disrupti(...)

A crowd listens to former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speak during the funeral of Bobby Storey in Belfast in June. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There would have been “widespread violence and disorder” if police had tried to stop or disperse the crowds attending the funeral of former IRA member(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill arrive for the media broadcast at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s First and Deputy First ministers resumed joint press conferences on Thursday for the first time since they were halted following the contr(...)

In relation to the three new coronavirus cases the North’s Public Health Agency said ‘staff are working quickly to identify contacts the individuals may have had, with the objective of preventing further spread of the virus’.

Players from two Northern Ireland football clubs have been advised to take precautionary action as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the No(...)

‘On Thursday the public told the DUP and Sinn Féin to get on with it. They now have a chance to do just that.’ File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

It must be difficult after such a long and bruising election campaign, particularly for the like of DUP leader Arlene Foster, for politicians to feel (...)

DUP’s Nigel Dodds: “we” will continue to work with the British government “in the days ahead”.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

What now for Nigel Dodds, the deputy DUP leader who lost his seat in North Belfast to Sinn Féin’s John Finucane? Nelson McCausland, a veteran DUP pol(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and party colleague Carla Lockhart

A familiar face is missing from the election posters clustered on lampposts in Upper Bann. The outgoing MP, the DUP’s David Simpson – who has repres(...)

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