Politics

Politics

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

Health
This chart represents children aged four and under in 2011.
It stems from the 2011 census, and represents the answers parents gave when asked what religion the children were, or were being brought up in.
49.2% said Catholic, 36.4% Protestant or other Christian. 
The exact figures were 61,225 Catholics,  45,240 Protestants, 16,692 No religion, and 1,225 Other religion

Catholic population set to dwarf Protestants in years ahead

The loss of its outright majority at Stormont this month rocked political unionism, but statistics suggest it is something unionists must adjust to – and quickly.

News
Councillor William McCandless.

‘People should feel comfortable to celebrate saint’s life’

Ulster Unionist Councillor William McCandless has expressed hope that Irish tricolours can be removed from Coleraine’s St Patrick’s Day route.

News
Burning wood pellets

In full: List of non-domestic RHI claimants published today

After months of delay, the Department of the Economy has today published the names of most claimants under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

News
UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt and DUP leader, Arlene Foster.

Nesbitt: DUP endanger our future in the Union

Amid attempts to engineer unionist unity, outgoing Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has denounced the DUP as a party which “endangers our future”.

Politics
The flag of the European Union.

What does Brexit mean for women’s rights?

Millions around the world gathered together, on streets and on social media, to campaign for equality, diversity, and inclusion during last month’s Women’s March.

Politics
DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaking to the media outside Stormont in Belfast yesterday. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ian Paisley: Humble pie needs to be served and eaten

Just hours after Arlene Foster insisted that there was “no problem at all” within the DUP about her leadership, Ian Paisley last night said that she “has to answer some very tough questions”.

News
Alan McQuillan, Pat McCartan, and Etta Campbell

Stop MLAs’ pay under direct rule, Brokenshire urged

MLAs should only be paid for a maximum of three months if direct rule from Westminster become necessary.

News
Stormont

Who were the high profile losers in the Assembly election?

The harsh reality of political elections left a number of high profile casualties.
News
Mike Nesbitt announces his resignation as Ulster Unionist leader and Arlene Foster at her count on Friday, March 3

Election 2017: Unionism loses Stormont majority

Northern Ireland is today waking up to a fundamentally altered political reality: unionism is no longer a majority in the Stormont chamber for the first time since the creation of the Province a century ago.

News
Claire Sugden

SF tops poll, but Sugden first elected

While Sinn Féin caused an upset when one of their candidates topped the poll in East Londonderry, independent unionist Claire Sugden was the first to make it across the line.

News
DUP's Mervyn Storey

Election 2017: ‘Wake up call for unionism,’ says DUP North Antrim candidate

The DUP’s Mervyn Storey has said today has been “a wake up call for unionism” after Sinn Fein’s Philip McGuigan topped the poll in North Antrim.

News
Counting is underway in the NI Assembly election

LIVE BLOG: NI Assembly election - as it happened

The full results of the Northern Ireland Assembly election are now in. We've all the news, views and analysis from across Northern Ireland.
News
A members of the public arrives at Brookeborough Primary School in County Fermanagh which is one of the polling stations in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

How the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system works

While the make-up of the next Assembly chamber remains in doubt, there will definitely be fewer bums on seats.

News
Voting

Everything you need to know about voting in the Assembly elections

There are more than 600 polling stations operating today throughout Northern Ireland.
News
NI Leader's Debate from the BBC's Blackstaff studios in Belfast, with panellists, from left, Colum Eastwood (SDLP); Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein), Arlene Foster (DUP), Mike Nesbitt (UUP); and Naomi Long (Alliance).    Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Who do you think won the leaders’ debate?

It was the last leaders’ debate before voters go to the polls on Thursday.

News

Election 2017: North Antrim will see DUP battle to retain third seat

The DUP will be hoping to maintain its firm grip on North Antrim, though it could be facing a tough battle to hold on to its third seat.

Politics
Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
News
Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

News
Caption: 	pacemakerpressintl.com - 12th May 2016

NW 200 Supersport Race 1

Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki - Kawasaki)

Motorsport Taskforce established, Sports Minister reveals

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced the establishment of a Motorsport Taskforce.
Politics
Load more