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First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson has carried out a significant reshuffle of DUP ministerial posts in the North’s Executive. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s First Minister, DUP leader Peter Robinson, has carried out a significant reshuffle of DUP ministerial posts in the North’s Executiv(...)

The SDLP’s Margaret Ritchie said the party strengthened its position in the constituency. Photograph: Bill Smyth/PA

The SDLP’s Margaret Ritchie retained her South Down seat, as the DUP’s Jim Wells controversy-strewn campaign ended in fourth place behind the Ulster U(...)

UUP candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tom Elliott arrives at the polling station in his home town of Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh, as voting continues across the UK in the most uncertain general election for decades. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have cast their votes in an election that could hand some of them a role in shaping the next government.Democrati(...)

DUP candidate Ian Paisley jnr walks along the Dark Hedges whilst out canvassing  in Ballymoney, Co Antrim. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

On the macro front, the Westminster general election results in Northern Ireland could have a bearing on whether David Cameron or Ed Miliband is the n(...)

 The DUP’s Jim Wells at  Stormont after his resignation as Northern Ireland  Minister for Health  on April 27th, 2015. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A gay man whose question prompted the resignation on Monday of Northern Ireland’s minister for health Jim Wells has said he was left incredulous by hi(...)

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell is  accused by his Sinn Féin adversary of being “one of the worst attendees at Westminster”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Outgoing MP Dr Alasdair McDonnell of the SDLP could be in trouble in South Belfast in next week’s Westminster general election. And if he loses he cou(...)

Two tribes: “North Belfast is starkly divided,” says Dodds. “I wouldn’t canvass on my own in Ardoyne, let’s put it that way.” Photograph: The Irish Times

North Belfast is the constituency where we have the frequently violent loyalist-nationalist stand-off each Twelfth of July night. In this patchwork of(...)

DUP candidate Rev William McCrea says that while not complacent he is confident of being re-elected

On the prospect of the Ulster Unionist Party securing the Westminster seat on Thursday week, the DUP’s Rev William McCrea says Danny Kinahan can “drea(...)

DUP Health Minister Jim Wells (left) at Stormont on Monday. Photograph: Press Eye.

The DUP Westminster election campaign has been thrown into disorder after the party’s Minister for Health, Jim Wells, was forced to resign over remar(...)

DUP politician Jim Wells who has quit days after he sparked controversy with comments about gay marriage. Photograph: PA

Politics is often about timing and the timing for the Democratic Unionist Party and Jim Wells was disastrous, which resulted in his having to stand do(...)

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