Local SDLP councillor Declan O’Loan said the murder was to be “deeply deplored”

Police are trying to establish if there were a loyalist paramilitary motive behind the murder of David Hugh Murphy who was discovered shot dead in his(...)

James Brokenshire: he requested advice on what would be the appropriate salary level for MLAs, “bearing in mind the balance between their constituency and legislative functions”. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s 90 Assembly members in the absence of a return of Stormont appear set to see their pay cut by more than £13,600 or more than a quar(...)

Alliance leader Naomi Long and DUP Deputy leader Nigel Dodds at UTV Studios on Monday for the Westminster Election Debate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A group which has the support of three loyalist paramilitary organisations has urged unionists not to vote for Alliance candidates in Thursday’s Westm(...)

Oliver McMulllan of Sinn Féin:  different brands of unionists  want to uproot him. Photograph: Facebook

Sinn Féin is famous for playing the long game, growing slowly and, when it finally achieves its goal, laying down deep roots. That has been the way (...)

Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said the PSNI was extremely concerned about the situation at the Castlemara estate in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim. File photograph: Google Street View

A PSNI commander has called for mediation to resolve a bitter dispute in a loyalist estate in Carrickfergus that has so far cost £1.6 million to polic(...)

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

Expect to see the presence of Nigel Farage in some of the towns of East Antrim, such as Larne and Carrickfergus, during the Northern Ireland Assembly(...)

 Recommending a vote to leave the EU: First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has added an extra dimension to the Northern Ireland Brexit battleground with her decision to break with David Cam(...)

  Minister for Finance Arlene Foster,  the DUP’s Nigel Dodds and Sammy Wilson: Sinn Feín is leading the charge against the welfare change with the SDLP.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

There was considerable public and indeed political sympathy with the comment of Alliance Assembly member Stewart Dickson yesterday when he referred(...)

 Sammy Wilson who won East Antrim for the DUP with a healthy  majority. Photograph: New

Sammy Wilson has retained the East Antrim seat for the DUP. The firm favourite was re-elected with a healthy majority but the party vote was down on 2(...)

Sammy Wilson: Genial if also mischievous incumbent is favourite to secure the seat with a healthy majority. Photograph: The Irish Times

Among the eight candidates the people of East Antrim can vote for in the Westminster general election are Sammy Wilson, Ruth Wilson and Alex Wilson. S(...)

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