Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) and her deputy, Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin has insisted a meeting of the Irish and British governments on Northern Ireland later this month must produce tangible results on issues suc(...)

DUP Leader Arlene Foster (centre) at the Ulster final between Fermanagh and Donegal in Clones, Co Monaghan, Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster has become the first leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to attend the Ulster final. Mrs Foster was applauded and cheered by GAA fa(...)

Police in Belfast are investigating the distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets posted through letterboxes in the southeast of the city. Image: Twitter/MegMog95.

Police in Belfast are investigating the distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets posted through letterboxes in the southeast of the city. Leaflets from(...)

The image published by artist Brian John Spencer.

A Northern Ireland cartoonist has defended using a gory image of the Kingsmill massacre to satirise Sinn Féin’s response to the Barry McElduff controv(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley: she and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney are expected to meet shortly.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The first anniversary of the collapse of Stormont was marked by more recrimination between the DUP and Sinn Féin as the British and Irish governments (...)

A dog waits outside as a voter goes into a polling station in Belfast South. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The six outgoing MLAs in Belfast South are seeking re-election to Stormont and so, with all 18 constituencies reduced from six to five seats each, one(...)

Ballot papers waiting to be counted at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, as counting gets under way in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland has voted to remain in the EU in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the bloc. The results from Northern Ireland saw the Remain(...)

Diane Dodds MEP, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds MP, returned MLA, DUP leader Arlene Foster for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and MLA for Belfast East Joanne Bunting arrive at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Photograph: PA

The Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin will retain their position as the major parties in the power-sharing coalition administration at Stormont. The(...)

DUP MLA Emma Little-Pengelly at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Sinn Féin’s Mairtin Ó Muilleoir joked that his election in South Belfast became official only when he posted the result on Twitter. “How do you spell(...)

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

South Belfast is one of the most competitive of all the North’s 18 constituencies in this Northern Ireland Assembly election. There will be intense(...)

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