Mike Nesbitt

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From left,  Danny Kinahan, Robin Swann and Tom Elliott after a UUP party executive meeting in east Belfast, as the Ulster Unionists  decided not to field candidates in three constituencies in Northern Ireland in a bid to help other parties defeat Sinn Féin. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The Ulster Unionists have decided not to field candidates in three constituencies in Northern Ireland in an effort to help other parties defeat Sinn F(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: has set Friday as deadline for an agreement to prevent Northern Ireland slipping back to direct rule. Photograph: David Young/PA

The atmosphere during Holy Week at Stormont in 1998 was a lot different to the one now. In the feverish days leading up to Good Friday 1998, the Nor(...)

Newly elected Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party’s annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Newly installed UUP leader Robin Swann has told delegates at its Spring conference a single unionist party would “stifle debate” and “limit choice” in(...)

It is deeply worrying that almost 20 years after the Belfast Agreement society in Northern Ireland remains deeply divided along sectarian lines. The I(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire said he was extremely disappointed that there was no agreement to reinstate Stormont. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There are just a “short few weeks” to break the political stalemate that is holding up restoration of the Northern Executive and Assembly, the Norther(...)

Robin Swann: he will be formally ratified as Mr Nesbitt’s successor by the UUP ruling council  on April 8th

North Antrim MLA Robin Swann is to be the next leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). The 45-year-old UUP chief whip was the only candidate to p(...)

Martin McGuinness had a confidence, intelligence and empathy that stood out. But he also had a ruthlessness that was honed in the Derry cauldron of his time. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Martin McGuinness’s mother Peggy made great soup. So discovered Peter Sheridan, assistant chief constable of the PSNI and the most senior Catholic in (...)

DUP leader and former first minister Arlene Foster signing a book of condolence for Martin McGuinness in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton is expected to be among the thousands of people attending the funeral in Derry on Thursday of former Sinn Féin deputy(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster signs a book of condolences for Martin McGuinness at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Former DUP first minister Arlene Foster was one of the Northern party leaders who paid tribute to Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness at Stormont on Wednesd(...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont. An idea in circulation is ‘joint authority’, which the SDLP endorsed in recent weeks as an alternative to direct rule from London. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Last Friday, British prime minister Theresa May went to Glasgow to affirm fidelity to an idea that has seldom looked shakier. Rejectin(...)

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