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Northern Ireland elections: more polarisation - Prospect

Last Thursday's election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was a triumph for Sinn Fein, which achieved its best result ever. It was a near-disaster for unionism. Sinn Fein's share of the vote went up by 3.9 per cent as the Democratic Unionist Party's ...and more »

Shock result in Foster's own constituency leaves DUP reeling - Irish Times

Sinn Féin's day came in Fermanagh-South Tyrone on Friday as DUP leader Arlene Foster was dealt a blistering blow in her own constituency. Not only did the republican party take three of the five seats, it was a major factor in Lord Maurice Morrow ...and more »

Government issues warning to North's parties after election - Irish Times

Sinn Féin and the DUP have been told they will have to do the “heavy lifting” if the Stormont institutions are to be re-established following a second set of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly in less than a year. As the North's politicians ...and more »

In wake of election, Sinn Féin sets its sights beyond Stormont - Irish Times

As last week's momentous assembly election result sinks in, the DUP and Sinn Féin are having a wobble over Arlene Foster's future. The DUP had insisted its leader would not stand aside as first minister, as demanded by Sinn Féin, pending an inquiry ...and more »

DUP standing by leader Arlene Foster despite Sinn Féin gains - Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians are standing by their leader Arlene Foster despite Sinn Féin narrowing the gap between the two parties to just one seat in the latest Northern Ireland Assembly election. As MLAs begin gathering at Stormont today following ...and more »

Northern Ireland: A remarkable election in some respects but gridlock remains - Irish Times

The question remains exactly the same. Status quo ante restored: will Arlene Foster resign or step aside as First Minister pending the inquiry into the extraordinary fiasco of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme? Will no-one pay a political price ...and more »

Sinn Féin makes major gains in Northern Ireland elections - The Guardian

DUP's advantage over Sinn Féin slashed to one seat as UUP leader steps down after party's poor showing. Northern Ireland assembly election: final results · Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent, and Jamie Grierson. Sat 4 Mar 2017 12.46 EST First ...and more »

NI election: West Belfast complete - New dawn for Sinn Fein as Flynn tops the poll while Attwood exits - Belfast Telegraph

A new rising star was hailed by Sinn Fein in West Belfast yesterday as an SDLP veteran was rejected by the voters after a 31-year political career. Orlaithi Flynn was the first of the Assembly's 90 new MLAs to be returned yesterday at the Titanic ...and more »

DUP largest party in NI Assembly but Sinn Féin make large gains - BBC News

The DUP has marginally held on to its position as the largest party in Northern Ireland with a total of 28 seats in the assembly election. Sinn Féin has increased its vote in the poll and has 27 seats. Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt announced he ...and more »

NI election: North Belfast - DUP veteran McCausland left looking to life beyond politics - Belfast Telegraph

There was a major blow for the DUP in North Belfast with the loss of former Culture Minister Nelson McCausland. It came after a long and uncertain wait for candidates when none reached the quota following stage after stage of counts. Video: Election ...and more »