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Dolores Kelly and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood  at the Oxford Island Nature Centre in Lurgan for the launch of the party’s Northern Ireland election campaign on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images

SDLP stalwart Dolores Kelly is back in the electoral game in Upper Bann. The former deputy leader is seeking re-election after last year losing the se(...)

The Sinn Féin Brexit spokesman in the North, John O’Dowd, has said Ms Foster is “living in denial about the damage that Brexit will do to our economy”

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s new Northern leader Michelle O’Neill will outline their contrasting views on Brexit at a meeting on Monday w(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill with Gerry Adams during a news conference announcing her as the replacement for Martin McGuinness in the upcoming elections, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

In recent days, after the elevation of Michelle O’Neill as Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland, party officials set up a series of one-to-one inter(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, with his wife Bernie,  addresses supporters who gathered outside his home in Derry on Thursday night.  Photograph: Trevor McBride

Martin McGuinness bowing out is a significant moment in Irish politics and, it can’t be denied, in modern Irish history too. It has been the leadersh(...)

Sinn Féin election poster going up outside the party’s headquarters on Belfast’s Falls Road. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Those interested in Stormont affairs couldn’t help but notice the high profile accorded by Sinn Féin to its Minister of Health Michelle O’Neill during(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster and her DUP colleagues were able to ensure the no confidence vote over the “cash for ash” controversy would not  succeed. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Those attacking Arlene Foster just “want to generate heat”, the DUP’s Lord (Maurice) Morrow said during a Stormont debate on a no confidence motion in(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: With her as leader, Sinn Féin could become a real threat to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, and the road to a Sinn Féin-led government could become shorter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Whether she wants to admit it or not, Mary Lou McDonald is on the verge of becoming the next leader of Sinn Féin. The deputy leader has spent years i(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s top law officer has taken an unprecedented step towards having a failed legal challenge to the Brexit process referred directly to (...)

Victims’ rights campaigner Raymond McCord, who is challenging the constitutional authority of the British government to take Northern Ireland out of the European Union . File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Executing Brexit would be an “act of profound legal and constitutional as well as political significance” for Northern Ireland, Belfast High Court was(...)

Campaigners from a group called Border Communities Against Brexit outside Belfast’s High Court where a legal challenge to Brexit is taking place. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The British prime minister Theresa May acted legally and democratically in announcing that she will take the United Kingdom out of the European Union,(...)

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