Former DUP special adviser Stephen Brimstone appearing before the public inquiry on Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry. Photograph: RHI/PA Wire.

DUP leader Arlene Foster’s former special adviser failed to step away from discussions about a botched energy scheme despite having applied to partici(...)

Northern Ireland Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton  said he had written to cash-for-ash claimants to advise them that their details would be made public on Wednesday. File photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton has insisted it is in the public interest to publish the details of recipients of the botche(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

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

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)

‘Jim Allister, leader of Traditional Unionist Voice, accused the DUP of “the worst excesses of the abuse of power” in the Assembly’s lifetime.’  Photograph:Paul Faith/PA

An editorial in the Irish News last Thursday referred to “a wide-ranging campaign involving the London and Dublin governments attempting to find a com(...)

 Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy over allegations that the DUP Mi(...)

 Sinn Féin former education minister Caitriona Ruane: said a BBC Spotlight programme contained serious allegations of financial and political corruption. Photograph: Reuters

The DUP Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland faced several calls in the Northern Assembly yesterday for him to stand aside while an offic(...)

Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been recalled to meet in special session to discuss allegations of political interference aired in a BBC television (...)

The DUP Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has rejected the central allegations contained in a BBC Spotlight programme, while the DUP has stated it will sue the BBC over the programme.

The Assembly social development committee is to hold an inquiry into allegations of ministerial interference in the workings of the North’s Hous(...)