Naomi Long

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Nigel Dodds   lost his Belfast North seat to Sinn Féin’s John Finucan. Photograph: PA

The headline story of the UK general election in Northern Ireland was the loss of Belfast North by DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds to Sinn Féin’s John F(...)

Gavin Robinson of the DUP at the East Belfast count centre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The victory of Gavin Robinson was an important one for the DUP. Had the Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, triumphed as she did against the former DUP(...)

Northern Ireland party leaders and representatives took part in a BBC televised debate on Tuesday evening ahead of Thursday’s Westminster election. Photograph: presseye/PA Wire

Party leaders in Northern Ireland made their final pitches to close to 1.3 million voters on Wednesday ahead of the Westminster poll to elect MPs for (...)

The first results from Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies are expected to start coming through from shortly after 1am. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Political anoraks with an interest in Northern Ireland politics probably will have to stay up to after 4am on Friday morning before they know all the (...)

The BBC discussion was billed as a “leaders’ debate” although the outgoing DUP Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson appeared instead of leader Arlene Foster. The four other main party leaders did appear. Photograph: Pesseye/PA Wire

Brexit, a united Ireland, Sinn Féin abstentionism, the Irish language and restoring Stormont were some of the issues senior Northern Ireland politicia(...)

 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(...)

Gavin Robinson of the DUP is confident of keeping his seat. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

How East Belfast unfolds largely depends on whether the Alliance “surge” of earlier this year is still gushing forward or whether the DUP has created (...)

The Alliance Party and the SDLP have called for talks to restore the North’s power-sharing Assembly to take place after the UK general election. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The window for talks to restore the North’s power-sharing Assembly is “closing rapidly” and negotiations must resume at the latest after the general e(...)

DUP’s leader Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds, who won  21,240 votes in the Westminster election in 2017, with John Finucane (SF) at 19,159.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The tussle between the outgoing MP and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in the North Belfast constituency is as nasty an el(...)

The chances of the DUP, under Arlene Foster, in North Belfast have been given a boost by the decision of Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken  not to run a candidate in the constituency. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The move by four of the big parties in Northern Ireland not to contest some Westminster election constituencies for tactical reasons represents a disa(...)

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