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 Michelle O’Neill after winning her seat in Mid-Ulster. This election will encourage Sinn Féin to make a greater push for a Border poll and lead to more talk of a united Ireland. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP

Politics in Northern Ireland is shaken not stirred. Sinn Féin is the story of this election, and that is demonstrated strikingly in the figures. In l(...)

SDLP member Alex Attwood prepares to make a concession speech after failing to be elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, in Belfast, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin reasserted its dominance in Belfast West in the North Assembly elections, in a contest that saw the end of SDLP stalwart Alex Attwood’s tenu(...)

Michelle O’Neill, leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, celebrates winning her seat at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Close to 110,000 more people voted in this Northern Assembly election compared to ten months ago - which could mean significant change when the count (...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)