UK Election

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Commuters read newspapers at Stalybridge train station after the Conservative Party won a majority in the UK general election. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

The Conservatives have secured a strong overall majority and the UK is now set to leave the EU at the end of January 2020. The huge political and eco(...)

Sinn Féin candidate for West Tyrone Orfhlaith Begley  with party colleague Pearse Doherty  after winning the West Tyrone constituency. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland has returned more nationalists than unionists for the first time after Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood is elected MP for Foyle at the count in Magherafelt. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In Foyle, the expectation was that it would be a close-run thing; in the end, Colum Eastwood ran away with it. The SDLP leader defeated the outgoing (...)

European Council president Charles Michel: ‘We have a way of working in order to guarantee the unity of the European countries, to guarantee the transparency and to try to keep a close co-operation with the United Kingdom.’ Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

Leaders of the EU27 on Friday gave the go-ahead to European Council president Charles Michel to rapidly prepare a negotiating mandate for talks on the(...)

Jim Shannon of the DUP celebrates topping the Strangford poll. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has “degraded” the union, the DUP MP Jim Shannon told his supporters after comfortably retaining his seat i(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson with  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government Buildings during his visit to Dublin in September. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson have pledged to work together with the Northern Irish parties to restore the Assembly.(...)

Stephen Farry of the Alliance Party celebrates after his win in North Down. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The Alliance Party’s deputy leader, Stephen Farry, beat the Democratic Unionist Party front runner, Alex Easton, to take Sylvia Hermon’s seat in North(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew (centre) celebrates with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill (left) after she was announced as elected in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The outgoing Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew was re-elected with a 57-vote majority after a recount in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone c(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Nicola Sturgeon is to declare that she has won a renewed mandate for a second independence referendum after significant gains for the SNP. The first (...)

Sinn Féin’s John Finucane speaks after being declared the winner in the Belfast North constituency at the Titanic exhibition centre in  Belfast in the early hours of Friday morning. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It was billed as the showdown battle of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, and in the end Sinn Féin triumphed over the DUP, John Finucane t(...)

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