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(...)

Probably the biggest threat for the DUP is in South Belfast, where Emma Little-Pengelly is the MP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Brexit has triggered deep passions in the North, and an election will allow voters another opportunity to express what they think of the idea of North(...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of a  car bomb attack in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Sunday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Public figures and politicians from across the UK and Republic of Ireland have condemned a car bomb attack on Derry courthouse in Northern Ireland. T(...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of the car bombing in Derry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Police in Derry believe the dissident republican group the New IRA was behind an explosion outside the city’s courthouse on Saturday night. “Our pr(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: she has  signalled she will examine how the party is run in light of a series of bitter resignations and rows in local organisations. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual release of State papers sees hazy glorification of IRA violence meet the historical record of bombing and murder, another brutal reminder o(...)

The departure of Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president will be a defining moment for the prospects of his party south of the border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The decision of Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Sinn Féin next year after 35 years in the post has huge implications for the future of politics (...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams’s arrest in 2014 was a blow to Mary Lou McDonald when she was on the cusp of becoming an acceptable figure to many middle-ground voters. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Now that Gerry Adams has signalled his departure from the leadership of Sinn Féin, the casual assumption that he was a cap on the party’s electoral po(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (centre) with colleagues Jeffrey Donaldson and Emma Pengelly after a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Theresa May has told representatives from Northern Ireland’s parties that she will publish full details of any deal agreed with the Democratic Unionis(...)

Mark Durkan of the SDLP with his wife, Jacqui, after losing his seat following the General Election count for Foyle. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

John Hume’s name has been rarely off the tongues of members of the SDLP in Derry over recent months, as they battled, unsuccessfully as it turned out,(...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill (centre), with newly elected Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff MP (left) and newly elected MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Michelle Gildernew (right), at the Omagh Leisure Complex, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin virtually swept the boards in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, so thoroughly did they clean up the political prizes(...)

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