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Mike Nesbitt: among the former Ulster Unionist Party leaders who joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three former Ulster Unionist Party leaders – Mike Nesbitt, Tom Elliott and Reg Empey – joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Ar(...)

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(...)

Dolores Kelly and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood  at the Oxford Island Nature Centre in Lurgan for the launch of the party’s Northern Ireland election campaign on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images

SDLP stalwart Dolores Kelly is back in the electoral game in Upper Bann. The former deputy leader is seeking re-election after last year losing the se(...)

DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson who has said that women who want to breastfeed in the Chamber of the House of Commons when other alternatives are available are exhibitionists. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Women who want to breastfeed in the chamber of the House of Commons when other alternatives are available are exhibitionists, East Antrim MP Sammy Wil(...)

John O’Doherty from the Rainbow Project with the North’s Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill: “My first responsibility is patient safety.” Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland is to be lifted from September 1st, the North’s new Sinn Féin Minister for Health Miche(...)

UPPER BANN CANDIDATES: Sydney Anderson (DUP); Doug Beattie (UUP); Jo-Anne Dobson (UUP); Roy Ferguson (TUV); Harry Hamilton (Alliance); Emma Hutchinson (NI Lab Rep); David Jones (Ukip); Dolores Kelly (SDLP); Martin Kelly (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol); Simon Lee (Greens); Carla Lockhart (DUP); Sophie Long (PUP); Stephen McCarroll (Ind); Ian Keith Nickels (Conservatives); John O’Dowd (Sinn Féin); Kyle Savage (UUP); Catherine Seeley (Sinn Féin).

The constituency of Upper Bann was the last to be declared on Saturday evening, with Sinn Féin’s Catherine Seeley and outgoing education minister John(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Upper Bann – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Sinn Féin is putting a huge effort into getting two MLAs elected in Upper Bann . Former SDLP deputy leader Dolores Kelly is facing a tough battle t(...)

Gerry Hagan, from the Rivers Agency, operates a pump near Dungannon where locals are feeling the effects of rising water levels in Lough Neagh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three Northern Executive Ministers held an emergency meeting in Cookstown, Co Tyrone yesterday to try to devise a plan to assist those who have been a(...)

The Northern Ireland elections concluded at daylight with significant changes in the electoral arithmetic after the DUP regained East Belfast and the (...)

David Simpson (DUP) criticised what he described as a  ‘ despicable’ attack on my family during the election campaign.

It was a campaign that “slumped to the gutter”, David Simpson declared as he retained his seat in Westminster.After a tough contest, the Democratic Un(...)

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