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Sinn Féin’s John Finucane speaks after being declared the winner in the Belfast North constituency at the Titanic exhibition centre in  Belfast in the early hours of Friday morning. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It was billed as the showdown battle of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, and in the end Sinn Féin triumphed over the DUP, John Finucane t(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: repeated his view that the natural ‘cut off’ point for this Dáil is Easter next year.  File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has held out the prospect of a return to senior party positions for two TDs he sacked from his frontbench over the r(...)

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(...)

Simon Coveney: Border poll not appropriate at this difficult time.

Sinn Féin calls for a Border poll within five years have been rejected by Tánaiste Simon Coveney. The Tánaiste warned that such a vote would com(...)

Sinn Féin leader  Mary Lou McDonald delivers her keynote speech on the final day of the 2019 Sinn Féin ardfheis in Derry on Saturday night. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images.

The Irish Government must convene an all-Ireland forum and hold a poll on Irish unity in the next five years, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has s(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (centre left) sits alongside deputy leader Michelle O’Neill (centre right), North Belfast candidate John Finucane  and Fermanagh and South Tyrone candidate Michelle Gildernew at   Sinn Féin’s Westminster election launch on Monday in Belfast. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

John Finucane, Sinn Féin’s candidate in the tightly contested constituency of North Belfast, has stated he is aiming to join seven “proudly abstention(...)

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald, fanked by North Belfast candidate John Finucane and party vice president Michelle O’Neill. Ms McDonald said there was no contradiction in asking republicans to vote for a unionist. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin is to stand aside in three Northern constituencies in December’s general election and has urged its voters to back other candidates who supp(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said electronic votes ‘shall only be taken when all members are seated in their designated seat’

Voting rules in the Dáil are to be tightened pending the outcome of investigations into the “votegate” controversy, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl h(...)

Fianna Fáil general election candidate Lisa McDonald: ‘not happy’ at party moves.

A Fianna Fáil general election candidate has accused her party of “sexism” and says its Dáil team resembles an “out of shape” male soccer team. Wexfo(...)

Northern Ireland’s new Secretary of State Julian Smith in Derry for his first visit to the region since his appointment. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main political parties were “very close” to striking deal to restor(...)

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