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(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, centre,  flanked by candidate John Finucane and party vice president Michelle O’Neill in Belfast on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new dawn lasted barely a week. New leader designate Steve Aiken had pledged to run candidates in all 18 Northern Ireland (...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds is the party’s Westminster leader, its driving force on Brexit and the defender of Arlene Foster’s leadership. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Every general election in Northern Ireland features a key constituency where the battle between unionism and nationalism is seen to be playing out. Fo(...)

Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

Belfast man Robert McCartney, who was murdered in 2005, with his partner Bridgeen Hagans. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, Councillor Deirdre Hargey became Sinn Féin’s first female Lord Mayor of Belfast. The inauguration ceremony, during which the previous incu(...)

A participant in th eCork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork: Women who have represented Cork politically at both local and national level served as a collective group of Grand Marshals at the St Patrick’s(...)

Gay rights campaigners take part in a march through Belfast to protest against the ban on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people from across Ireland have taken part in a “March for Marriage” in Belfast calling for the immediate introduction of civil marriage (...)

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(...)

Gerry Kelly MLA: topped the poll for Sinn Féin in North Belfast  last year. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

North Belfast experienced some of the worst sectarian violence of the Troubles. A patchwork quilt of nationalist and loyalist interfaces, it is compr(...)

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