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DUP ‘dinosaur’ predicts political ice age


After an election in which the nationalist share of the vote overtook the unionist one for the first time, a senior DUP figure has admitted it could be an “ice age” before powersharing ever returns to Belfast.

Published June 1, 2023

Inching towards the exit door

localelectionscount23.jpg Frankly, there will be an audible sigh of relief in Westminster if it looks like Northern Ireland will be voted out of existence in the next few years.

Published June 1, 2023

Call to set unity vote as support for union fades

grapholda.jpg The political dynamic in the north of Ireland has changed significantly after nationalism vaulted ahead of unionism in Thursday’s council elections.

Published May 25, 2023

Sinn Féin seen as political juggernaut

belfastelection.jpg Final results from the North’s latest elections have confirmed Sinn Féin as again the big winner, with its share of the vote jumping almost 8% to 31%, and winning 144 of the 462 council seats available, up 39 on the 2019 result.

Published May 25, 2023

GAA targeted once again

alertgaa.jpg A hoax bomb attack at pitches used by a Gaelic sports team is just the latest incident in a campaign of intimidation against Irish culture in east Belfast.

Published May 25, 2023

A Unionist veto dressed as conflict resolution

irishunity.jpg Imagine people in Britain were told Brexit would not happen because only a narrow majority had voted for it? That the issue was so divisive it required a supermajority of 60 percent before it passed?

Published May 25, 2023

Election piles on pressure for a border poll

localelectionsmap2.jpg Nationalist voters now clearly outnumber unionists according to election counts which have concluded in the North’s council elections.

Published May 20, 2023

Unionism 'has lesson to learn' as Sinn Féin makes historic inroads

oneillcands.jpg Local election results show that Sinn Féin continues to power its way to become the largest party in the north of Ireland at council level, ahead of the unionist DUP, with some commentators suggesting that nationalist voters could now outnumber unionist voters for the first time.

Published May 19, 2023

Sinn Féin set for record as nationalist vote up strongly

pollingstationflags.jpg Sinn Féin are on course to become the largest party at council level in the North as the party looks set to repeat its success in last year’s Assembly elections.

Published May 19, 2023

Vote Irish Republican

pollingstationbelfast1200.jpg After a low key campaign, today’s council elections in the north of Ireland could turn the dial against unionist misrule and boost efforts to tackle inequality and discrimination at council level.

Published May 18, 2023

Calls for change at Coronation protests

coronation.jpg A hostile reaction to Sinn Féin’s attendance at the coronation of King Charles last weekend could change the political landscape ahead of local council elections in the North.

Published May 11, 2023

PSNI facilitate sectarian expulsion

lurgandoor.jpg A shocking attempt by loyalist thugs to force out a Catholic family in Lurgan, County Armagh has raised tensions ahead of local elections in the north of Ireland.

Published May 4, 2023

O’Neill will not pledge allegiance at Coronation

kingkaiser.jpg A request by the new King of England to his claimed subjects to collectively pledge their allegiance has raised the temperature of a debate over Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill attendance at King Charles’s Coronation in London.

Published May 4, 2023

Nominations close for May local elections

ballotbox1200.jpg The largest ever number of nationalist candidates are standing in council elections in the north of Ireland, will all three main nationalist parties fielding additional candidates.

Published April 27, 2023

Loyalists threaten election candidates and workers

aontuira.jpg Three political parties have been targeted by loyalists ahead of local elections next month.

Published April 20, 2023

Looking forward to the next 25 years

sinnfeingfa.jpg A quarter century on from the Belfast Agreement, we look to the next 25 years, committed to work together to build a better, more prosperous future for all the people of this island.

Published April 20, 2023

America is ‘invested in your success’

bidenuu.jpg US President Joe Biden delivered a significant speech on Wednesday in support of the political process, addressed to the North’s young people as much as its deadlocked political leadership.

Published April 13, 2023

Large turnouts for Easter commemorations

irspmarcheaster.jpg There were big attendances for events to mark the Easter Rising across Ireland, including parades at which colour parties defiantly wore traditional combat-style clothing.

Published April 13, 2023

Interview with Gerry Adams

adamsinterview.jpg An interview given by former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to Freya McClements of the Irish Times to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Published April 13, 2023

US President begins Irish visit

bidenireland.jpg US President Joe Biden has landed at Aldergrove airport in Belfast as he begins a four-day visit to the island of Ireland.

Published April 11, 2023