Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

Paul Maskey retained the Belfast West seat for Sinn Féin with 27,107 votes on Friday. The result came as a surprise to no one. Mr Maskey is now the(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

Tom Elliott: in 2015 when the DUP also stood aside, Mr Elliott took the seat from Michelle Gildernew by just over 500 votes. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The DUP has decided not to run a candidate in the Westminster election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone, where the outgoing Ulster Unionist Party MP Tom Ell(...)

Green Party MLA Clare Bailey celebrates with supporters at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Belfast North The DUP’s Paula Bradley was elected following the elimination of running-mate Nelson McCausland. “He is a massive loss,” she said after(...)

Tiger’s Bay resident Alec McGurgan is planning to vote Ulster Unionist in the wake of the renewable heat incentive  debacle. Photograph: Peter Geoghegan

Alec McGurgan has seen plenty of changes during six decades living in Tiger’s Bay. The narrow warren of terraced north Belfast streets he played on a(...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams (centre) at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast for the Assembly elections count. With him from left are  party candidates Alex Maskey (elected), Fra McCann (elected),  Rosie McCorley (eliminated), Jennifer McCann (elected),  and Caral Ní  Chuilín (in the running at time of writing). Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alex Attwood of the SDLP has kept his seat in the Belfast West constituency, with 4,430 votes. The DUP’s Frank McCoubrey was eliminated on the final (...)

Belfast West candidates: Alex Attwood (SDLP);  Conor Campbell (Workers’ Party);  Gerry Carroll (PBP);  Jemima Higgins (Alliance);  Gareth Thomas Martin (UUP);  Alex Maskey (Sinn Féin);  Fra McCann (Sinn Féin);  Jennifer McCann (Sinn Féin);  Rosie McCorley (Sinn Féin);  Frank McCoubrey (DUP);  Ellen Murray (Greens);  Pat Sheehan (Sinn Féin).

Sinn Féin got its election posters up early here to demonstrate it is very serious about holding its five seats in this six-seater constituency. Afte(...)

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