Clare Bailey

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A dog waits outside as a voter goes into a polling station in Belfast South. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The six outgoing MLAs in Belfast South are seeking re-election to Stormont and so, with all 18 constituencies reduced from six to five seats each, one(...)

Former justice minister Claire Sugden (centre)  is running as an Independent in East Derry. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Northern Ireland is dominated by tribal politics, but smaller parties and independents continue to stand for election in the hope of a breakthrough in(...)

Michelle O’Neill replaced Martin McGuinness as Sinn Féin’s leader in the North last month; Arlene Foster has been running the DUP since 2015 and last year Naomi Long took over as Alliance Party leader. Photographs: Agencies

Despite the leaders of Northern Ireland’s two largest parties being women, female candidates make up less than a third of the candidates vying for ele(...)

Steven Agnew of the Green Party in Northern Ireland:  “I believe that people are ahead of their politicians on many of the issues that have been sticking points in the past.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In a world of Orange and Green sectarian politics, the Green Party leader in Northern Ireland insists it offers the most progressive, non-sectarian c(...)

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(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster (DUP) speaking at The Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2016 at Omagh Leisure Centre. Photograph: John McVitty/Press Eye

The 2016 Northern Assembly elections came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon with the DUP and Sinn Féin still the dominant parties in Northern Irel(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with party colleagues William Humphrey, Paula Bradley, Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, during the Assembly elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Politics shifted a little in the Northern Ireland elections which finally came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon. After the final three seats wer(...)

Diane Dodds MEP, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds MP, returned MLA, DUP leader Arlene Foster for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and MLA for Belfast East Joanne Bunting arrive at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Photograph: PA

The Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin will retain their position as the major parties in the power-sharing coalition administration at Stormont. The(...)

 Martin McGuinness: “It is clear that the electorate has charged the DUP and Sinn Féin to be the lead parties in the next Assembly and Executive,” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The DUP last night was on course to remain significantly ahead of Sinn Féin and in line to hold on to the First Minister position, notwithstanding war(...)

DUP MLA Emma Little-Pengelly at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Sinn Féin’s Mairtin Ó Muilleoir joked that his election in South Belfast became official only when he posted the result on Twitter. “How do you spell(...)

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