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The north’s largest unionist party is increasingly fearful ahead of next month’s Stormont Assembly election amid predictions that it could fall below the thirty seats it needs to hold on to its veto over political change in the north of Ireland.

Published February 24, 2017

Kenny to confirm plan to quit after White House event

trumpkenny.jpg Under intense pressure from within his own party to resign, the 26 County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he should be allowed to travel to Washington DC to meet Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day, before making an announcement.

Published February 24, 2017

An election about integrity

sfae17.jpg We are determined to rebuild the political process but it must be on the basis of genuinely progressive power-sharing where we work with one another in the best interests of everyone in society.

Published February 24, 2017

Nesbitt grabs the campaign limelight

electiondebate.jpg In a statement that has created upheaval within his own party, the leader of the Ulster Unionists has said that he will vote for the nationalist SDLP after his own party -- but ahead of other unionist candidates -- in the coming Stormont election.

Published February 17, 2017

Westminster vote undermines 1998 peace deal

westminsterbrexit.jpg In a potentially historic development, the London parliament has voted to allow the British government renege on the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement as part of its negotiations to leave the European Union.

Published February 10, 2017

DUP accused of dehumanising Irish speakers

fosterelection.jpg DUP leader Arlene Foster has been accused of using bigoted comments to win over unionist hardliners and distract from a corruption scandal which has threatened to topple her from her position as First Minister for the Six Counties.

Published February 10, 2017

DUP leader increasingly mired in RHI scandal

fostereastwood.jpg There are fresh doubts over the return of the Belfast powersharing Executive after the SDLP, the second largest nationalist party behind Sinn Fein, ruled out entering a new administration with DUP leader Arlene Foster amid mounting allegations over her role in a corruption scandal.

Published February 3, 2017

Brokenshire’s legacy comments are a disgrace

brokenshireselfie.jpg You have to go back a long way to find a proconsul as directionless as the current specimen.

Published February 3, 2017

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster can be ‘Chuckle Sisters’

fosteroneill.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams has said the party’s new Six County leader, Michelle O’Neill, “needs to grow into the job”, but could work alongside DUP leader Arlene Foster in the Stormont Executive if corruption scandals are resolved.

Published January 27, 2017

Sinn Fein could prop up coalition govt in Dublin - McDonald

marylouconfused.jpg In a major policy shift, Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald has said that her party could take part in the next coalition government as a junior partner of either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.

Published January 27, 2017

Sinn Fein seeking respect, equality and integrity

mcguinnessoneill.jpg A statement by Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill on taking over from Martin McGuinness and taking up the new position within the party of ‘Leader in the North’.

Published January 27, 2017

Republican views on the Stormont crisis

rsf1916socssaoradh.jpg The opinions of Sinn Fein’s republican opponents on the current state of politics in the north of Ireland.

Published January 27, 2017

Michelle O’Neill is Sinn Fein’s new leader at Stormont

michelloneill.jpg Mid-Ulster Assembly member Michelle O’Neill is to lead Sinn Fein into the Six County Assembly elections in March, it has been announced.

Published January 23, 2017

McGuinness bows out

mcguinnessretiresbogside.jpg An emotional Martin McGuinness has said he wants to become an ambassador for peace after the former Sinn Fein deputy First Minister quit electoral politics this week due to ill-health.

Published January 20, 2017

McGuinness ‘made a difference’ - Adams

mcguinnessadamsold.jpg A commentary in the week of the historic announcement by Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, by colleague and party leader Gerry Adams.

Published January 20, 2017

Martin McGuinness retires

mcguinnessretires.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has effectively retired from politics after announcing he will not be standing for re-election in the 2 March poll to the Belfast Assembly.

Published January 19, 2017

Election set for March 2 amid rancorous Stormont debate

brokenshirenio.jpg The British government has announced that elections to the Stormont Assembly wil take place on Thursday, March 2nd after the Sinn Fein/DUP power-sharing Executive formally collapsed this afternoon.

Published January 16, 2017

Crisis talks fail, election due

sftalksrhi.jpg The north of Ireland is inexorably heading for an election following the resignation of Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and the failure of last-minute talks efforts by the two governments.

Published January 13, 2017

McGuinness asks for privacy over illness

mcguinnessquits2.jpg Martin McGuinness has called for his privacy to be respected by the media after a newspaper published details of a serious illness for which he is said to be receiving treatment.

Published January 13, 2017

Irish language rights campaign presses on after DUP u-turn

dearglefearg.jpg A DUP decision to re-instate an Irish language bursary scheme has been described by Sinn Fein as “too little, too late”.

Published January 13, 2017