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(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster (DUP) speaking at The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre. Photograph: John McVitty/Press Eye

The 2016 Northern Assembly elections came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon with the DUP and Sinn Féin still the dominant parties in Northern Irel(...)

Eamonn McCann (People Before Profit - left) and Jim Allister (Traditional Unionist Voice) are two pugnacious politicians and speakers. From the left and right, the naughty corner will be naughtier and noisier this time around. File photographs: PA Wire

‘Project Fear’ and personality were the two weapons that made this a triumphant Northern Assembly election for the DUP and its leader and First Minist(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with party colleagues William Humphrey, Paula Bradley, Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during the Assembly elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Politics shifted a little in the Northern Ireland elections which finally came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon. After the final three seats wer(...)

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(...)

 Martin McGuinness: “It is clear that the electorate has charged the DUP and Sinn Féin to be the lead parties in the next Assembly and Executive,” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The DUP last night was on course to remain significantly ahead of Sinn Féin and in line to hold on to the First Minister position, notwithstanding war(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster at the count in Omagh: she will be delighted with the performance of her party. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sitting in the Sinn Féin offices in Derry at the latter stages of the Northern Assembly election campaign, Martin McGuinness made one definitive predi(...)

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(...)

Members of Adrian Ismay’s family, including his wife Sharon (right) leave the funeral at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast (...)

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