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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(...)

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(...)

Alliance leader Naomi Long and DUP Deputy leader Nigel Dodds at UTV Studios on Monday for the Westminster Election Debate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A group which has the support of three loyalist paramilitary organisations has urged unionists not to vote for Alliance candidates in Thursday’s Westm(...)

DUP candidate  Gavin Robinson: pressure is on to prove he can retain Belfast East. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The race for Belfast East is one of the mostly closely watched electoral battles ahead of Thursday’s Westminster election. Eight names are on the bal(...)

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long at the launch of its manifesto on Wednesday: wasn’t putting much store by polls which indicated the possibility of a hung British parliament. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The Alliance leader Naomi Long has called for Britain and Northern Ireland to remain within the European Union if a referendum on a Brexit deal were r(...)

Arlene Foster’s comment about Michelle O’Neill’s hair colour was in essence all part of the interminable orange and green squabble. Photograph: Getty

As the Westminster election slips into a faster gear in Northern Ireland, there will be much discussion of Brexit, reinstating Stormont, the colour of(...)

Tom Elliott: in 2015 when the DUP also stood aside, Mr Elliott took the seat from Michelle Gildernew by just over 500 votes. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The DUP has decided not to run a candidate in the Westminster election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone, where the outgoing Ulster Unionist Party MP Tom Ell(...)

A voter stands at a booth inside a polling station as she prepares to cast her vote in Belfast during the last UK general election – on May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

They must love elections in Northern Ireland? Hardly, but the Northern politicians have this snap Westminster poll – the fourth in two years – thrust (...)

Last May, when this was a six-seater constituency rather than the five-seater it is now, the DUP won three seats, Alliance two and the Ulster Unionist Party one

Belfast East is another constituency where the “cash for ash” crisis could have a vital bearing on the Northern Ireland Assembly election result. Ju(...)

When DUP leader Arlene Foster shot down Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s proposal for a forum three weeks ago, her concerns were presumed to be the normal unionist contempt for anything all-Ireland, plus paradoxical indignation at Kenny forgetting to run the idea past her first. Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP’s true objection to an all-Ireland forum has been revealed and it is so parochial it could barely squeeze a drip from a parish pump. When DUP(...)

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