John Finucane

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The unpublished report into the Renewable Heating Initiative scandal hangs over DUP leader Arlene Foster, while deputy leader Nigel Dodds faces a challenge for his North Belfast seat. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Unlike most Northern elections, this one is hard to read. During the campaign the DUP has scarcely mentioned Brexit, having alone among the main parti(...)

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald (C) flanked by Northern leader Michelle O’Neill (L) and party candidates speaks at their manifesto launch in Derry on Monday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

The Westminster poll is the “election of a generation” and in terms of the contest in North Belfast, an opportunity to create a “political earthquake”(...)

Sinn Féin’s MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew says unionists have pledged to vote for her in upcoming UK election. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

In Fermanagh South Tyrone, the candidates know all too well that every vote really does count. In 2010, Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew defeated a uni(...)

 North Belfast Sinn Fein candidate for the General Election John Finucane who has been referred to Northern Ireland’s local government watchdog after accepting a community resolution notice for indecent behaviour for urinating in the street. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has queried how a story about its party candidate in North Belfast John Finucane being “caught short” in (...)

DUP’s leader Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds, who won  21,240 votes in the Westminster election in 2017, with John Finucane (SF) at 19,159.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The tussle between the outgoing MP and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in the North Belfast constituency is as nasty an el(...)

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, at party headquarters in east Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has called for the resumption of negotiations with Sinn Féin after the British general election in a bid to break the Stormon(...)

SDLP general election candidate and MLA Claire Hanna is the bookmakers’ favourite to take the seat in South Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

One of the talking points of the past two years of Brexit debate has been the absence of a nationalist voice in the House of Commons to express the Re(...)

Sinn Féin’s  John Finucane, the son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, who is contesting the North Belfast seat against DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The DUP deputy leader and outgoing North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds has insisted that posters attacking John Finucane and members of his family have nothi(...)

Sinn Féin candidate for North Belfast John Finucane is standing for election in what will be a closely fought battle against DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds. File photograph: PA

The police in Northern Ireland are investigating whether banners in Belfast attacking the Sinn Féin election candidate John Finucane and his family co(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald giving her keynote speech during her party’s ardfheis in Derry on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Northern command of Sinn Féin, so to speak, was in good shape at the weekend, even if their comrades south of the Border weren’t quite so confiden(...)

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