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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Queen’s University Belfast: It is embarrassing when the leader of a government seems to be ignorant of the reality that there is already an economic border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP’s decision to support the UK leaving the European Union was based on principle and practicality. On principle, the DUP had opposed joining in (...)

Alliance Party candidate for Belfast West Sorcha Eastwood – with her husband, Dale Shirlow –  at a polling station in Lisburn on their wedding day. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin made major gains in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland at the expense of both the SDLP and Ulste(...)

Arlene Foster has urged unionists to rally behind the DUP to demonstrate to Sinn Féin that there is little or no prospect of a referendum on unity succeeding. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

More than 700,000 voters are expected to go to the polls in Northern Ireland on Thursday to decide which 18 MPs will be elected to the next Westminste(...)

Ulster Unionist Party member Jenny Palmer has experienced online trolling after her election result.

Ulster Unionist Jenny Palmer has called in police for assistance after coming under attack on social media after losing her seat in the Northern Asse(...)

Sinn Féin’s Seán Lynch at the Omagh count centre. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Five Winners 1. Sinn Féin The obvious big winners of this election. Their vote share increased by almost 4 per cent and, at 27 seats, they came with(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern IrelandMichelle O’Neill photographed in Dublin Castle on Friday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michelle O’Neill has urged those who were angered by her attendance at an IRA commemoration to understand that she has a different perspective on the (...)

 Members of the Royal Black Preceptory in the sea side town of Bangor in Co Down: the North Down constituency voted by 52-48 per cent in favour of staying in the European Union. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

When Britain voted for Brexit, a strange thing happened in North Down. This is a unionist-dominated area of Northern Ireland, with many of its people(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with party colleagues William Humphrey, Paula Bradley, Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during the Assembly elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Politics shifted a little in the Northern Ireland elections which finally came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon. After the final three seats wer(...)

 Martin McGuinness: “It is clear that the electorate has charged the DUP and Sinn Féin to be the lead parties in the next Assembly and Executive,” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The DUP last night was on course to remain significantly ahead of Sinn Féin and in line to hold on to the First Minister position, notwithstanding war(...)

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