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Gerry Kelly MLA: topped the poll for Sinn Féin in North Belfast  last year. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

North Belfast experienced some of the worst sectarian violence of the Troubles. A patchwork quilt of nationalist and loyalist interfaces, it is compr(...)

Bernadette Warnock (63), of Garretstown, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Collins Courts

A court has ruled that the Health Service Executive (HSE) must receive €63,500 in compensation from the former director of a hepatitis C support group(...)

Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three pedestrians as they crossed Tolka Valley Road (above) but hit Paul McCormack (16), who had changed direction to try and get back to the path. File photograph: Google Street View

A 21-year-old unaccompanied learner driver who was speeding when he hit and killed a teenager will be sentenced next week. Gareth Jones swerved to av(...)

Ex-girlfriend said  she became increasingly aware of his ‘erratic’ sleeping habits including sleep-walking, night terrors and sexual advances.

The ex-girlfriend of a man who claims he was asleep when he allegedly raped a female friend has said she saw a documentary about “sexsomnia” during th(...)

Newly elected Foyle MLA Eamonn McCann after his victory as a People Before Profit candidate at the NI Assembly Election count in Derry city. Photograph:  Margaret McLaughlin

The rise of People Before Profit and the Green Party in the Assembly brings a radical new edge to Stormont. Gerry Carroll won People Before Profit’s(...)

Paul Maskey of Sinn Féin (left), who has been elected in Belfast West,  congratulates fellow party member Gerry Kelly (right) on being elected as MLA for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Belfast North count is complete in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. It is a similar result as in 2011 - two seats to Sinn Féin, three to (...)

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

There is a fascinating inter-unionist contest in the constituency, where a reverend doctor – who, for the moment, has abandoned the sacred world of re(...)

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