Sinn Féin handout of candidate Órfhlaith Begley arriving at a polling station in the Co Tyrone village of Carrickmore to cast her vote in the West Tyrone byelection. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm following an incident at a byelection polling station in Greencastle, Co Tyrone. The 59-(...)

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(...)

 Ulster Unionist Party Leader Mike Nesbitt: The UUP is  the potential casualty in West Tyrone and could be without representation in one of the most rural constituencies in the North. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Unless the Democratic Unionist vote collapses in West Tyrone, which is unlikely, veteran Tom Buchanan will retain the seat in the Stormont Assembly w(...)

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson, who has been arrested following a alleged response she made to a Facebook post in which she appeared to welcome an imaginary act of violence against senior republicans. Photograph: Photopress Belfast

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson has been charged with posting a “grossly offensive communication” and is to appear in court later this month.The 57-year(...)