A new mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Voters in Northern Ireland have signalled their desire for alternatives to traditional orange and green politics, the leader of the Alliance Party has(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster:  “I will be relaying the frustration amongst people . . . about a lack of devolution.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will use her visit to Washington for St Patrick’s week events to brief people there that her party was seeki(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood will address the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor West Belfast SDLP local representative Tim Attwood, who opposed the SDLP-Fianna Fáil partnership, has announced that (...)

The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left), local man Eamon Holland (centre), and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during election  canvassing in Strabane in 2018

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has appointed West Tyrone Assembly member Daniel McCrossan as the party’s spokesperson on Brexit. Mr Eastwood made the an(...)

The main street of Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, after a massive waste spillage. Photograph: Butchery Excellence Scheme

The clean-up continued in a Co Tyrone Border village on Friday following a massive spillage of “pungent” food waste. Official investigations were und(...)

Sinn Féin handout of candidate Órfhlaith Begley arriving at a polling station in the Co Tyrone village of Carrickmore to cast her vote in the West Tyrone byelection. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm following an incident at a byelection polling station in Greencastle, Co Tyrone. The 59-(...)

The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left),   local  man Eamon Holland (centre), and  SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during canvassing in Strabane

For an election candidate, Órfhaith Begley is in an enviable position. The Sinn Féin contender in Thursday’s West Tyrone byelection, her party won the(...)

Sinn Féin’s Barry McElduff resigned in January after   a video  with a loaf of Kingsmill-brand bread on his head was shared on the 42nd anniversary of the massacre of the same name. File photograph: Barry McElduff/Twitter/PA Wire

Voters in West Tyrone are back at the polls on Thursday, for the fifth time in two years, as the constituency chooses a new MP. The previous incumben(...)

The scene of the Enniskillen bombing the day after the atrocity in November 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Rev David Cupples was a young Presbyterian minister in Enniskillen on the day of the IRA Poppy Day bombing that killed 11 people and injured 63 ot(...)

Former SDLP MP Alasdair McDonnell, who lost his seat after last week’s election, at the Titanic exhibition count centre in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There was no disguising the sadness in Seamus Mallon’s voice. “I am very, very disappointed and very sorry for good MPs who have lost their jobs,” he (...)

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