• May 7, 2010

    The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland has taken commentators by surprise by unseating the Northern Irish First Minister in his unionist heartland.

  • April 17, 2010

    The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in Northern Ireland has rejected the offer of a nationalist electoral pact with Sinn Fein, , describing the idea as “sectarian”.

  • April 15, 2010

    While David Cameron rushes through the glitzy world of manifesto launches and pre-election speeches, he may be thankful that there have been few questions about his party's strategy in Northern Ireland. Yet a dispute over who's backing whom in the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone highlights both the problems of the Tories' approach and the absurdities of the current electoral system.

  • April 13, 2010

    The Conservative Party look set to fail in their determination to stand a candidate in every constituency in the UK, as their Ulster Unionist allies have done a deal with a rival party.