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Michelle O’Neill Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland with party president Gerry Adams at Belfast count centre yesterday. Photograph Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Just after 7pm, Republican veteran and former prisoner Pat Sheehan was declared elected as a member of the Stormont Assembly. He was surrounded by Si(...)

Michelle O’Neill, leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, celebrates winning her seat at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Close to 110,000 more people voted in this Northern Assembly election compared to ten months ago - which could mean significant change when the count (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster  campaigning near Cookstown on  Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of thousands of people go to the polls in Northern Ireland on Thursday uncertain whether they are voting for a resumption of the Northern Exe(...)

Colum Eastwood: The SDLP leader outside Belfast City Hall launching a poster campaign ahead of this week’s elections. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Colum Eastwood acknowledges that Thursday’s Northern Assembly elections are a couple of years too soon for his SDLP party: “We didn’t want this electi(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I am not going to apologise for the fact there’s a huge threat to Northern Ireland.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she had been unfairly smeared as arrogant as Northern Ireland’s parties began making their last pitches for support ahea(...)

 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(...)

Northern Ireland goes to the polls next Thursday after a campaign that has not so far adequately addressed the major issues it faces. Power-sharing be(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: expected to comfortably retain her seat as the constituency splits along traditional orange and green lines. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

There’s a bridge Arlene Foster must pass near Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh, in order to get home that recently had the words “Arlene out” scrawled ac(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster at the launch of the party’s manifesto in a Belfast hotel on Monday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Recent polling indicates that the Northern Assembly election will be “neck and neck between Gerry Adams’s Sinn Féin and the DUP”, Arlene Foster said (...)

Brenda Hale will stand for the Democratic Unionist Party in Lagan Valley.

The DUP and UUP are fighting to hold on to the Assembly seats they won last year in Lagan Valley, where the scene is set for one of the most closely f(...)

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