Sophie Long

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Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Arlene Foster:  said  the “economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom will not be compromised in any way”

Northern Ireland’s union with Scotland, England and Wales is described by the DUP as its “guiding star”, and always to the forefront of its representa(...)

“There are loyalists who have said to me they would rather be poor in the UK than well-off in a united Ireland.” Above, the Shankill Road area. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Opinion was split on the Shankill Road in Belfast about the Taoiseach’s suggestion this week that Brexit would see a scramble for Irish passports from(...)

Former justice minister Claire Sugden (centre)  is running as an Independent in East Derry. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Northern Ireland is dominated by tribal politics, but smaller parties and independents continue to stand for election in the hope of a breakthrough in(...)

For decades if not centuries before 2011, Northern Ireland’s marching bands – its “largest community arts sector”, to use Givan’s heroic description – managed without any public money.  Photograph: Eric Luke

DUP Communities Minister Paul Givan has cut £50,000 from Irish language summer placements in Donegal. About 100 young people will be affected. The bu(...)

UPPER BANN CANDIDATES: Sydney Anderson (DUP); Doug Beattie (UUP); Jo-Anne Dobson (UUP); Roy Ferguson (TUV); Harry Hamilton (Alliance); Emma Hutchinson (NI Lab Rep); David Jones (Ukip); Dolores Kelly (SDLP); Martin Kelly (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol); Simon Lee (Greens); Carla Lockhart (DUP); Sophie Long (PUP); Stephen McCarroll (Ind); Ian Keith Nickels (Conservatives); John O’Dowd (Sinn Féin); Kyle Savage (UUP); Catherine Seeley (Sinn Féin).

The constituency of Upper Bann was the last to be declared on Saturday evening, with Sinn Féin’s Catherine Seeley and outgoing education minister John(...)

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

Sinn Féin is putting a huge effort into getting two MLAs elected in Upper Bann . Former SDLP deputy leader Dolores Kelly is facing a tough battle t(...)