No love lost: Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness.
What was already an uneasy alliance first turned sour, and then utterly disintegrated. Where did it all go wrong?
Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness.
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A political scandal has laid bare the irreconcilable differences between to two main parties in the power-sharing agreement.
A surprising level of anti-EU sentiment among unionists should be on Remain's radar.
McGuinness and Robinson: tentatively back on speaking terms.
After months of deadlock, the DUP and Sinn Féin have settled some of their issues – but they've kicked the hard stuff into the long grass.
Northern Ireland First Minister and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson.
First minister Peter Robinson has resigned, casting uncertainty over the future of power sharing.
Strange bedfellows: UUP leader Mike Nesbitt (centre left) and DUP leader Peter Robinson (centre right) outside Stormont.
Stormont's parties refuse to conduct politics in any mode besides crisis mode.
Celebrating the DUP’s wins with Peter Robinson.
Some people's dreams just came true in Northern Ireland – but did the UK-wide result shatter them?
All smiles for the Conservatives.
Experts provide a rolling response, live as the results come in for the 2015 general election.
Nick Clegg’s in a sweet spot.
Losing seats but gaining power is likely to be an apt title for any book written about the Lib Dems 2015 election experience.
Parliamentary arithmetic can be fun when you know how!
In 2010, there were more than 1,000 potential coalition options. Here's how to make friends in 2015.
Out of your depth, Ed?
Most UK parties don't campaign hard in Northern Ireland, and some don't show up at all. It might be better that way for now.
Tell us what you really think.
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Surprise! Almost everyone supports gay marriage (even UKIP voters).
DUP leader Peter Robinson may be facing a quandary on May 8.
Everyone is assuming that the DUP would do a deal with the Tories after the election if the option arose. Everyone may be wrong.
Michelle Gildernew riding high in 2010.
After winning Fermanagh and South Tyrone by four votes in 2010, Sinn Fein won't let it go without a fight.
Show us the money.
The DUP knows what it wants and it plans to get it in the event of a hun parliament.
Peter Robinson is aiming for influence.
Northern Ireland's biggest party could be a kingmaker in the 2015 Westminster election. And keeping tight control over abortion could be a condition of support.
Belfast bakery or political hot potato?
At least one party in the UK's most overlooked region could make or break this election. It's time to swot up on the local scene.
David Cameron meets the leaders of the Northern Ireland parliament.
A beginner's guide to the politics of the UK's most overlooked parliamentary parties.
Balancing act: Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness speaks as First Minister Peter Robinson looks on.
Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, threatened to resign over the issue of secret pardons granted to IRA fugitives, referred to as “on the runs” (OTRs), during the negotiation of the Good…
Little love lost.
It’s an all-too familiar scenario: the Northern Ireland Assembly in “crisis”, rocked by the latest high-profile scandal that sends elected representatives into meltdown, scrambling for superlatives to…