Alliance party deputy leader Stephen Farry is applauded after making his keynote address to the  party’s annual conference at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire.

At the Alliance party conference’s annual conference at the Stormont Hotel on Saturday there was no escaping the viral topic of the day. Press office(...)

The North’s Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin had previously led the force’s operations against paramilitary groups Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The North’s Deputy Chief Constable is to retire at the end of the month. Stephen Martin said he informed the Policing Board on Monday that he would l(...)

Paul Maskey retained the Belfast West seat for Sinn Féin with 27,107 votes on Friday. The result came as a surprise to no one. Mr Maskey is now the(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

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(...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)