Chris Hazzard

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Sinn Fein’s Chris Hazzard after holding his South Down seat. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The outgoing MP Chris Hazzard, who first won this seat from the SDLP two years ago, has regained it for Sinn Féin with a majority of just over 1,600 v(...)

DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

 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(...)

Former SDLP leader Margaret Richie described the House of Lords in 2012 as an ‘anachronistic institution’.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Former SDLP leader and now newly elevated member of the House of Lords Margaret Ritchie is sitting on the reputed grave of St Patrick in Downpatrick m(...)

It took 55 firefighters to bring the blaze under control at Tollymore Forest in Co Down  said fire service group commander Dermot McPolland on Monday.

The Northern Ireland Fire Service managed to bring a blaze at Tollymore Forest in Co Down under control on Monday morning. The fire which broke out a(...)

Nuclear waste is stored at about 30 sites across Britain, but predominantly at ground level at the Sellafield reprocessing plant in Cumbria. Photograph: PA

The Border town of Newry is being considered as a location to dispose of the United Kingdom’s nuclear waste, with research identifying the area as pot(...)

British Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has said the British government would accept an amendment from a Tory MP aimed at limiting the duration of the backstop Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Northern Ireland politicians have reacted sceptically or guardedly to a proposed amendment that would purport to place a time limit on the backstop de(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and the party’s presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada canvassing in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin will not take part in any official events to mark the centenary of the establishment of Northern Ireland, party leader Mary Lou McDonald has(...)

 Emma Rogan, daughter of murdered man Adrian Rogan, speaks on behalf of  Loughinisland massacre relatives at Belfast High Court this month. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The families of those killed in the Loughinisland massacre and nationalist politicians have welcomed a judge’s decision to excuse himself from a case (...)

Rev Harold Good walks in front of Dr Maurice Hayes’s coffin as its carried from St Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Amanda Ferguson in Downpatrick Former senator Dr Maurice Hayes has been remembered as “diamond standard” and a “stalwart man of Down” who believed in(...)

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