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 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds at the launch of the party’s manifesto  in Belfast. The party’s MP Paul Girvan should have enough to hold on to his seat in South Antrim. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

South Antrim is a constituency where since the start of this Millennium the DUP and the Ulster Unionists have fought great battles to win the seat, wi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd said the proposal was no more than a temporary measure which was an inadequate response to the issue of the Border. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

Theresa May’s plan to keep Britain aligned with the EU customs union after the end of a post-Brexit transition period has run into resistance from Con(...)

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(...)

 Danny Kinahan:  his unseating of  DUP stalwart Rev William McCrea by 949 votes was one of the big stories of the 2015 general election. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The battle for the South Antrim Westminster seat is a two-horse race between the UUP and DUP in a constituency which voted in favour of Brexit last ye(...)

Arlene Foster’s comment about Michelle O’Neill’s hair colour was in essence all part of the interminable orange and green squabble. Photograph: Getty

As the Westminster election slips into a faster gear in Northern Ireland, there will be much discussion of Brexit, reinstating Stormont, the colour of(...)

Tom Elliott: in 2015 when the DUP also stood aside, Mr Elliott took the seat from Michelle Gildernew by just over 500 votes. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The DUP has decided not to run a candidate in the Westminster election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone, where the outgoing Ulster Unionist Party MP Tom Ell(...)

Mr Swann said there had been a “unilateral decision” in the UUP to withdraw from North Belfast, West Belfast and Foyle for the upcoming election. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

UUP leader Robin Swann has described remarks made by DUP leader Arlene Foster about possible unionist electoral pacts as “a bit arrogant”. In an opin(...)

MID ULSTER CANDIDATES: Keith Alexander Buchanan (DUP); Alan Day (Ukip); Linda Dillon (Sinn Féin); Néidín Hendron (Alliance); Hannah Loughrin (TUV); Ian McCrea (DUP); Patsy McGlone (SDLP); Ian Milne (Sinn Féin); Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin); Sandra Overend (UUP); Hugh Scullion (Workers’ Party); Stefan Taylor (Greens).

In a dramatic finish to Mid Ulster, Rev Willie McCrea’s son Ian lost his seat to DUP colleague Keith Buchanan. Mr Buchanan (DUP) ended with 4,566 vo(...)

SOUTH ANTRIM CANDIDATES: Steve Aiken (UUP); Richard William Cairns (TUV); Pam Cameron (DUP); Trevor Clarke (DUP); Adrian Cochrane-Watson (UUP); Helen Farley (Greens); David RJ Ford (Alliance); Paul Girvan (DUP); Robert Hill (Ukip); Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin); Roisin Lynch (SDLP); David McMaster (Ind); Paul Michael (UUP); Mark David Young (Conservatives).

It’s all over in South Antrim as the UUP’s Paul Michael has been eliminated at the seventh stage of the count, meaning his party colleague Steve Aiken(...)

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