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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson poses for photographers at DUP headquarters in Belfast as he announces his bid to be the next DUP leader. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The election to choose the next leader of the DUP will take place on Friday, May 14th, the party announced on Tuesday. It is the first time the party (...)

The North’s minister of agriculture, Edwin Poots, a long-standing MLA for Lagan Valley, is known to have ambitions towards the leadership of the DUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland is to have a new First Minister, and the DUP a new party leader; what is far from clear is how these roles will be filled, or who mig(...)

Arlene Foster’s ‘blood red line’ has been ‘washed away’, veteran unionist Reg Empey accuses. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP is under the cosh over the EU-UK government deal designed to bring some clarity to how the Irish Sea border will work – a proposal anathema to(...)

Independent MEP Mick Wallace is to appear as a defence witness for loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson who is being prosecuted over how claims made relating to Nama. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The independent MEP Mick Wallace is to appear as a defence witness for loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson who is being prosecuted in Northern Ireland over (...)

Sweet thing: Santa delivers sweets to nurses on the picket line outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Industrial action by healthcare workers is continuing in Northern Ireland in the wake of a strike on December 18th which brought approximately 20,000 (...)

DUP’s Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds exit 10 Downing Street following meeting with Boris Johnson. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

There were some indications in Northern Ireland on Wednesday that the North was heading into “I can’t believe it’s not the backstop” territory. There(...)

Jim Wells (right) shakes the hand of an unidentified man at Stormont following Wells’s resignation as Northern Ireland Executive Health Minister on April 27th, 2015 in Belfast. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Jim Wells won’t be watching Strictly Come Dancing again. The show is “wonderful”, says the South Down Member of the Legislative Assembly, but when the(...)

SDLP leader  Colum Eastwood: a “new union of Ireland” could offer Protestants an equal voice in an  inclusive, diverse and prosperous society where they could “be proud to be from the north of Ireland”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The SDLP is open to the idea of a “new union of Ireland” rather than a “united Ireland”, the party leader has said, following the call by leading acto(...)

The Alliance Party’s Nuala McAllister celebrates as she is elected for the Castle area during the local  election count at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

The story of the local elections in Northern Ireland was the strong performance of the Alliance party to increase its representation by more than 20 s(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood  at a rally for journalist  Lyra McKee:  Thursday’s elections will test hopes of a new beginning in Northern politics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The standing ovation for Fr Martin Magill’s comments during the funeral service for Lyra McKee in Belfast seemed to be a public cry from the heart for(...)

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