Peter Weir

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood flanked by party colleagues as he addresses the media in Stormont after the  Executive was formed. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The new Northern Executive looks and feels different. It looks different because it has seven new Ministers if you include the two junior posts. It f(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  with new  Minister of Justice Claire Sugden at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The new Northern Executive is holding its first meeting at Stormont today after the issue of who would become Minister of Justice was resolved in th(...)

Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the southern shores of Belfast Lough, the affluent area takes in towns such as Bangor, where the count is taking place, Holywood and Donaghadee.

It was very much as case of “as you were” in the staunchly unionist constituency of North Down where Alan Chambers of the UUP Peter Weir of the DUP an(...)

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

North Down is a predominantly unionist constituency – one which has never elected a nationalist MLA. Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the s(...)

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness  walks with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams  and party colleagues Mary Lou McDonald  and Michelle O’Neill  outside Stormont. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The PSNI announced on Tuesday it was calling off its investigation into allegations of irregularities in some MLAs’ expenses claims. Det Supt Kevin Ge(...)

The Galway Film Fleadh is seldom short of world premieres: Once, Glassland and The Butcher Boy all took their bows at the Connaughtian bazaar. But (...)

The Tricolour and another unsanctioned flag flying over Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Photograph: Winston Irvine/PUP/PA Wire

The PSNI and the Northern Assembly are investigating how for the first time the Tricolour was hoisted over Parliament Buildings at Stormont. The green(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said progress was made from 2007-2012 but that the last two years had been ‘absolutely appalling’. Photograph: Brian Lawless

Negotiations to avert a crisis that could bring down the Northern Executive and Assembly began at Stormont yesterday amid recrimination, a dispute ove(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is at the opening talks at Stormont House on the Stormont estate today.  File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Talks at ending the logjam that is threatening the future of the Stormont institutions finally began today amid a background of some acrimony and conf(...)

Secret Cinema, the international exhibitor that stages “immersive” film events, last night held several simultaneous charity screenings of Dead Poets (...)

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