Local SDLP councillor Declan O’Loan said the murder was to be “deeply deplored”

Police are trying to establish if there were a loyalist paramilitary motive behind the murder of David Hugh Murphy who was discovered shot dead in his(...)

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(...)

East Antrim lost its only nationalist seat in the North’s Assembly election. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

East Antrim lost its only nationalist seat in the North’s Assembly election, with the UUP ousting Sinn Féin stalwart Oliver McMullan. The veteran rep(...)

Oliver McMulllan of Sinn Féin:  different brands of unionists  want to uproot him. Photograph: Facebook

Sinn Féin is famous for playing the long game, growing slowly and, when it finally achieves its goal, laying down deep roots. That has been the way (...)

The son of a Sinn Féin MLA has been convicted for his involvement in a  €21,000 fuel fraud. File photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images

The son of a Sinn Féin MLA has been convicted for his involvement in a £16,000 (about €21,000)fuel fraud. At Newry Crown Court last week, Fearghal Mc(...)

An explosive device found in a popular seaside village in Northern Ireland on Sunday was ‘viable’, the PSNI have said. File photograph: Crown copyright handout/EPA

An explosive device found in a popular seaside village in Northern Ireland on Sunday was “viable”, the PSNI have said. Those behind the explosive, wh(...)

EAST ANTRIM CANDIDATES: Roy Beggs (UUP); Stewart Dickson (Alliance); Danny Donnelly (Alliance); David Hilditch (DUP); Noel Jordan (Ukip); Gordon Lyons (DUP); Jim McCaw (PUP); Margaret Anne McKillop (SDLP); Oliver McMullan (Sinn Féin); Maureen Morrow (UUP); Dawn Patterson (Greens); Alastair Ross (DUP); Conor Sheridan (Labour Alternative); John Stewart (UUP); Ruth Wilson (TUV).

Sinn Féin’s Oliver McMullan has described his victory in East Antrim as “a ringing endorsement” of his party’s policies. The man from the Glens of An(...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at the  party’s ardfheis at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has described Fianna Fáil as “Sinn Féin lite” and accused the party of “borrowing our policies”. Challengin(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including East Antrim – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Expect to see the presence of Nigel Farage in some of the towns of East Antrim, such as Larne and Carrickfergus, during the Northern Ireland Assembly(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Regular issues such as jobs, health and education will feature in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign but distilled to its essentials(...)

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