IRA killer Sean Kelly (centre) attends a controversial commemoration at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast for his fellow Shankill Road bomber Thomas Begley, who died alongside the nine victims of the 1993 attack. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

Sinn Féin has defended its decision to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Shankill bomber Thomas Begley saying there is 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(...)

Martin McGuinness: announced four Sinn Féin Assembly members yesterday, including one junior minister, who will join him in the Northern Executive. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye /PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he is “100 per cent confident” a minister of justice will be appointed today and a ne(...)

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(...)

PSNI have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in west Belfast late on Tuesday night.

PSNI have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in west Belfast late on Tuesday night. Police responded (...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister: proposed Bill that would have reduced the upper limit for special advisers’ salaries from £92,000 a year to about £78,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has defended a general election manifesto commitment to impose a cap on the pay of government special advisers while opposing a Bill that wo(...)

A 57-year-old woman has been arrested and a number of items seized in a suspected explosives find in a house. A security alert was put in place for s(...)

Flowers at the scene of a house fire on Hazel View in Lagmore, Belfast where Jennifer Dornan (30) was found dead. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a mother-of-three in a house fire on the outskirts of Belfast. Jennifer Dornan’s body (...)

New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

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