Paul Girvan

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The DUP’s Edwin Poots alongside party leader Arlene Foster as she speaks to media at Carson Statue. File Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The campaign manager for Stormont minister Edwin Poots has claimed he has received the endorsement of the majority of politicians who decide the next (...)

Talk of a bridge or tunnel being built between Britain and Northern Ireland ‘is ultimately a road to nowhere’, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir said. File image: iStock.

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to drive forward with the idea of a bridge or tunnel between Northern Ireland and Britain has provoked(...)

Failure to quickly repay Covid-19 grants paid in error led to the resignation of Sinn Féin senator Elisha McCallion. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

All money paid out to ineligible firms through an emergency Covid-19 business grant scheme in Northern Ireland will be recovered, the Minister in char(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds at the launch of the party’s manifesto  in Belfast. The party’s MP Paul Girvan should have enough to hold on to his seat in South Antrim. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

South Antrim is a constituency where since the start of this Millennium the DUP and the Ulster Unionists have fought great battles to win the seat, wi(...)

Probably the biggest threat for the DUP is in South Belfast, where Emma Little-Pengelly is the MP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Brexit has triggered deep passions in the North, and an election will allow voters another opportunity to express what they think of the idea of North(...)

Lord Alf Dubs told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly  that abortion could be passed into law by Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly if party talks restored the power-sharing government in Belfast. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland if the House of Commons chose to legislate on the matter as a human rights issue, the British-Irish Pa(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing a backlog of legacy inquests, the High Court in Belfast ruled today. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Alan Erwin Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing(...)

The changes are proposed as part of a wider plan to reduce the number of MPs in the House of Commons from 650 to 600. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland would see its number of parliamentary constituencies slimmed down from 18 to 17 under new proposals from the Boundary Commission in N(...)

Alliance candidate for West Belfast Sorcha Eastwood casts her vote in the 2017 General Election, with her husband, Dale Shirlow, in tow. Photograph: PA

As counting continues to decide the identity of 18 Northern Ireland MPs to be elected to the House of Commons, Dublin and London were monitoring the r(...)

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