Politicians from across the political divide condemned the abduction and beating of Kevin Lunney, who was found hours after the assault across the Border in Cavan. File photograph: PA

Tuesday night’s attack on Kevin Lunney, the chief operating officer of Quinn Industrial Holdings who was abducted and beaten in the Border region, is (...)

Election posters for Michelle Gildernew of Sinn Féin and Tom Elliott of the UUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap Westminster election was not received too graciously by Tom Elliott, who lives in Ballina(...)

Democratic Unionist party leader and former first minister Arlene Foster was elected late evening and spoke of her delight at being returned to Stormont. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It was the fight of her political career but after a tense day of counting in Omagh, Co Tyrone, former first minister Arlene Foster survived to tell t(...)

Colum Eastwood: The SDLP leader outside Belfast City Hall launching a poster campaign ahead of this week’s elections. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Colum Eastwood acknowledges that Thursday’s Northern Assembly elections are a couple of years too soon for his SDLP party: “We didn’t want this electi(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: expected to comfortably retain her seat as the constituency splits along traditional orange and green lines. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

There’s a bridge Arlene Foster must pass near Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh, in order to get home that recently had the words “Arlene out” scrawled ac(...)

Eamonn McCann (People Before Profit - left) and Jim Allister (Traditional Unionist Voice) are two pugnacious politicians and speakers. From the left and right, the naughty corner will be naughtier and noisier this time around. File photographs: PA Wire

‘Project Fear’ and personality were the two weapons that made this a triumphant Northern Assembly election for the DUP and its leader and First Minist(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with party colleagues William Humphrey, Paula Bradley, Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during the Assembly elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Politics shifted a little in the Northern Ireland elections which finally came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon. After the final three seats wer(...)

FERMANAGH AND SOUTH TYRONE CANDIDATES: Rosemary Barton (UUP); Kerri Blyberg (Alliance); Donald Crawford (TUV); John Feely (Sinn Féin); Phil Flanagan (Sinn Féin); Arlene Foster (DUP); Michelle Gildernew (Sinn Féin); Damien Harris (Lab Rep); Tanya Jones (Greens); Seán Lynch (Sinn Féin); Richie McPhillips (SDLP); Maurice Morrow (DUP); Alastair Patterson (UUP).

In a significant development, Richie McPhillips has won a seat for the SDLP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, reclaiming the seat lost to Sinn Féin in 20(...)

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

The Northern Ireland Assembly election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone features two of the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s most popular women politicians – First Mini(...)