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 The Regina Coeli House in west Belfast for homeless women is due to close by the end of February. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Residents and staff at the North’s only hostel for homeless women have said they are “fearful” of what might happen to vulnerable women if the facilit(...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. ‘A lot of us were fairly bemused at the Sinn Féin reaction to the Electoral Office’s legal duty to refresh the register,’ said SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

In the North, the significance of a vote runs deep. Sinn Féin has criticised the proposed updating of the electoral register as “a mass purge of vote(...)

Reports of bomb attacks on two political offices in Belfast are being investigated. File photograph: PA Wire

Reports of bomb attacks on two political offices in Belfast are being investigated. The offices in question are those of SDLP MLA Nichola Mallon in n(...)

The scene at Rodney Parade in west Belfast, where the man was dead dead. Photograph: Jim Corr/PA Wire

The man shot dead in west Belfast on Saturday was a well-known dissident republican, according to security, political and local sources. He was named (...)

Politicians in the Stormont Assembly gave a mixed response to new abortion laws coming into force in Northern Ireland today. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Unionists have called for an opportunity to debate and change Northern Ireland’s new abortion laws, which came into force on Tuesday. DUP MLA Paul G(...)

PSNI said it was currently at the scene of a security alert in the Glenties Drive area

A crude explosive device has been found outside the west Belfast home of the brother of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane. The police said the remnant(...)

Paul Maskey celebrates with Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader, Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The outgoing Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey was easily returned in Belfast West, elected with a sizeable majority of 14,672 votes over his nearest rival, Ge(...)

 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(...)

A grenade was thrown at a police car in West Belfast in what has been described as an attempt to kill officers. The attack happened in Milltown Row o(...)

John Keenan, from North Belfast, thinks politically Northern Ireland ‘is a big black hole’. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Late October, November and December are not good months to expect election fever in Northern Ireland, and so far in North Belfast people are cold abou(...)

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