Lagan Valley

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DUP leader Arlene Foster at the count in Omagh: she will be delighted with the performance of her party. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sitting in the Sinn Féin offices in Derry at the latter stages of the Northern Assembly election campaign, Martin McGuinness made one definitive predi(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

The Leaders’ Debate on BBC One Northern Ireland with UUP leader Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP leader Arlene Foster, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Alliance Party leader David Ford. Photograph: Press Eye

“I love Arlene” were the first three words uttered on the DUP’s final Northern Assembly election broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday morning. The(...)

Nigel Dodds after retaining his north Belfast seat in the general election last May. The MP cited the difficulty of running the party from Westminster as a reason not to seek the DUP leadership. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The North’s Minister for Finance Arlene Foster was last night installed as favourite to become the next leader of the DUP after deputy leader Nigel (...)

The Northern Assembly for the first time has voted by a narrow majority in favour of same-sex marriage. The DUP, however, used a blocking mechanism to(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson MP said the word of the Sinn Féin leadership could not be relied on.

A Democratic Unionist Party MP has said an independent mechanism to assess whether the IRA still existed could help to solve the current crisis. Jeff(...)

The Northern Ireland elections concluded at daylight with significant changes in the electoral arithmetic after the DUP regained East Belfast and the (...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson celebrates with MPs (left to right) Sammy Wilson, Nigel Dodds, Gavin Robinson and Jeffrey Donaldson their General Election results at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Jeffrey Donaldson has increased his stranglehold in the Lagan Valley constituency he has held since 1997. The DUP politican’s majority rose by 2,500 t(...)

Five more years: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron waves as he arrives with his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street this morning. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

And the winner is: David Cameron will return to Number 10, Downing Street as British Prime Minister after a stunning victory for the Conservatives. P(...)

Edwin Poots: following what he believes to be the natural order. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

I don’t know a couple called Adam and Steve but I know a woman who knows a couple called Ellen and Eve. Maybe one of this pair is the lesbian who the(...)

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