British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

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(...)

SDLP general election candidate and MLA Claire Hanna is the bookmakers’ favourite to take the seat in South Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

One of the talking points of the past two years of Brexit debate has been the absence of a nationalist voice in the House of Commons to express the Re(...)

Boris Johnson checks a potato with quality control staff during a general election campaign visit to the Tayto Castle crisp factory in Co Armagh. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool/AFP via Getty

UK prime minister Boris Johnson on a visit to the Tayto factory in Tandragee on Thursday evening sought to reassure unionists and loyalists that his B(...)

John Keenan, from North Belfast, thinks politically Northern Ireland ‘is a big black hole’. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Late October, November and December are not good months to expect election fever in Northern Ireland, and so far in North Belfast people are cold abou(...)

Arlene Foster,   DUP leader, party deputy leader, Nigel Dodds  and MP Jeffrey Donaldson. File photo. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Pressure is mounting on the incoming Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken from fellow unionists to change his decision that his party will contest(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: ‘We will not accept a Customs Border in the Irish Sea.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

“Brexit’s in everything,” one delegate to this year’s DUP conference remarked, half in resignation, half in despair. It is a state of affairs that mo(...)

 Speaker John Bercow speaking in the House of Commons on Monday.  He prevented the government from putting the new Brexit deal to a “meaningful vote”. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson faces a nail-biting vote on Tuesday as he attempts to rush legislation for his Brexit deal through parliament at breakneck speed so that(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees Mogg.     Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament

Boris Johnson can look forward to a rare Commons victory on Tuesday when MPs are expected to vote in favour of taking his Withdrawal Agreement Bill (W(...)

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