Mike Nesbitt

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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(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann says it is time for Northern Ireland institutions to move on. Photograph: PA

A “voluntary coalition” of parties willing to serve together in Northern Ireland should be established if Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionists canno(...)

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton: “I’m absolutely confident that there will not be misconduct established.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI chief constable George Hamilton and other senior officers have rejected allegations that they were guilty of “criminality and misconduct” in (...)

Democratic Unionist Jim Shannon celebrated his phenomenal majority in Strangford by saying it was time to consider all unionists standing under the on(...)

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(...)

From left,  Danny Kinahan, Robin Swann and Tom Elliott after a UUP party executive meeting in east Belfast, as the Ulster Unionists  decided not to field candidates in three constituencies in Northern Ireland in a bid to help other parties defeat Sinn Féin. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The Ulster Unionists have decided not to field candidates in three constituencies in Northern Ireland in an effort to help other parties defeat Sinn F(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: has set Friday as deadline for an agreement to prevent Northern Ireland slipping back to direct rule. Photograph: David Young/PA

The atmosphere during Holy Week at Stormont in 1998 was a lot different to the one now. In the feverish days leading up to Good Friday 1998, the Nor(...)

Newly elected Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party’s annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Newly installed UUP leader Robin Swann has told delegates at its Spring conference a single unionist party would “stifle debate” and “limit choice” in(...)

It is deeply worrying that almost 20 years after the Belfast Agreement society in Northern Ireland remains deeply divided along sectarian lines. The I(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire said he was extremely disappointed that there was no agreement to reinstate Stormont. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There are just a “short few weeks” to break the political stalemate that is holding up restoration of the Northern Executive and Assembly, the Norther(...)

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