Alliance Party candidate for Belfast West Sorcha Eastwood – with her husband, Dale Shirlow –  at a polling station in Lisburn on their wedding day. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin made major gains in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland at the expense of both the SDLP and Ulste(...)

Alliance candidate for West Belfast Sorcha Eastwood casts her vote in the 2017 General Election, with her husband, Dale Shirlow, in tow. Photograph: PA

As counting continues to decide the identity of 18 Northern Ireland MPs to be elected to the House of Commons, Dublin and London were monitoring the r(...)

Arlene Foster has urged unionists to rally behind the DUP to demonstrate to Sinn Féin that there is little or no prospect of a referendum on unity succeeding. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

More than 700,000 voters are expected to go to the polls in Northern Ireland on Thursday to decide which 18 MPs will be elected to the next Westminste(...)

Young voters and journalism students at the North West Regional College in Derry, back row: Caolán McGinley, Shauna Crossan; front row: Maria Cassidy, Jason White.

Rebecca Doherty has just turned 18 – and among the birthday greetings she received was a letter from the SDLP. “We are writing to wish you a happy 18(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

The SDLP’s Mark Durkan shares a light moment with Sarah O’Doherty (81) at her Derry home while out canvassing in the Foyle constituency. Photograph: Trevor McBride

The slogans tell the story in Foyle, where it is a straight race between the “trusted voice” of the SDLP’s Mark Durkan versus the “new voice” of Elish(...)

 Brendan Duddy (right) at the unveiling at NUI Galway of documents highlighting the secrecy involved in communications between the British government and IRA during the Troubles. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Brendan Duddy, the Derry businessman who was the secret back-channel between the IRA and the British government during the Troubles, has died. Mr Du(...)

Green Party MLA Clare Bailey celebrates with supporters at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Belfast North The DUP’s Paula Bradley was elected following the elimination of running-mate Nelson McCausland. “He is a massive loss,” she said after(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood at the Foyle Arena in Derry, during the Northern Ireland Assembly election count. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin topped the poll in the Foyle constituency, pushing the SDLP leader Colum Eastwood into third place in the party’s traditional stronghold of (...)

Martin McGuinness: Sinn Féin has two strong candidates in Elisha McCallion  and Raymond McCartney, but neither can match the enigmatic qualities of their party colleague. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Assembly elections in the constituency of Foyle, which runs from Derry to Strabane, will be dominated by one individual. That, of course, is Mar(...)

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