Residents were advised to leave a number of homes in the Rathvarna Drive  area of Lisburn (above), Co Antrim, on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a suspicious object. File photograph: Google Street View

Homes were evacuated on Wednesday in a fourth security alert in less than 24 hours in Northern Ireland. Residents were advised to leave a number of (...)

The scene after a cash machine was stolen in Bushmills in Co Antrim on Monday night. Photograph: Pacemaker

An ATM stolen in Bushmills, Co Antrim, early on Tuesday morning when it was ripped from a shop wall in the town has been recovered. It is as yet uncl(...)

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley, who is facing fresh calls to quit amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ian Paisley jnr is facing fresh calls to resign amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. In July(...)

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(...)

Jim Allister, the leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice. He has been effective in forensically exposing the flaws at the heart of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Jim Allister, the leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice party, the dissident wing of unionism, has a catchy campaign slogan wherever he got it fro(...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister during a previous campaign: the hardline party is “very confident”, his running mate says. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

If the Northern Irish bible belt had a buckle, it would be Ballymena. Church spires denoting a variety of denominations punctate the Co Antrim mark(...)

Daithí McKay: the former North Antrim MLA was forced to resign

Sinn Féin has expressed disappointment after 18 party activists resigned from the party in what they said was the unfair treatment of former Assembly (...)