Belfast

Unionists take slim lead in Northern Ireland elections, lose majority

The pro-British Democratic Unionist's Party (DUP) has narrowly won the most seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly, edging ahead of Republican Party Sinn Fein by just one seat.

High turnout in Northern Ireland poll, but impasse likely to continue

About 65 per cent of electors voted in Thursday's polls for the Northern Ireland Assembly, but the highest turnout since 1998 appeared unlikely to help break an impasse over power-sharing in the devolved government.

Northern Ireland votes, but power-sharing crisis expected to continue

Northern Ireland voted in elections to its devolved assembly on Thursday, but the result was not expected to change the political balance significantly or help resolve a power-sharing impasse.

Northern Ireland heads to polls amid Brexit uncertainty

Many Northern Irish voters are plagued by uncertainties about security and the repercussions of Brexit as they head to the polls in new elections. They still are haunted by the Troubles - the decades of internal strife between Catholics and Protestants.

Brexit worries as Northern Ireland hopes for a better future

While the rest of Britain weighs the role of the European Union, Northern Ireland voters say they have grown used to control from a distant capital. This week they head to the polls in local elections that have been overshadowed by the upcoming Brexit vote.