Northern Ireland Assembly

Meet The Anti-Gay Marriage Party That Could Be About To Prop Up The Tories

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK

You may know nothing about them, but the Democratic Unionist Party and the DUP policies might be about to take on a pivotal role in British politics. ...

How Northern Ireland's Voting System Allows For A More Diverse, Open Politics

Katie Ghose | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

Last year's Northern Ireland Assembly election saw some fascinating developments. From a 50% increase in women's representation, to the growth of cross-community parties and some surprise upsets, it was testament to an evolving democracy, under a voting system that allows voters' diverse views to be represented.

Young People: the Inefficient Allocation of Human Resources

Brian John Spencer | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Excuse the clumsy proverb, but the message is simple: whether the economy is up or down it's simply not enough for young people just to be exam-passing desk monkeys. Young people need to have real world smarts as well as book smarts.

What's in a Flag?

Tara McEvoy | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tara McEvoy

To keep moving forward on the journey towards a shared and prosperous future for Northern Ireland, we must relegate such scenes to the dim and distant past.

Marriage Can Change to Accommodate Society

Gary Spedding | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Northern Irish politician Basil McCrea is the only member of the Unionist community to speak in favour of a motion that called for full marriage equality in Northern Ireland. His bravery should be applauded.

Goodbye Owen Paterson, Hello Theresa Villiers

Brian John Spencer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

In a cabinet reshuffle billed as the answer to Britain's economic ills, Prime Minister David Cameron went with the economic status quo: holding tight to the fiscally prudent and the ever-derided George Osborne.

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Attend LGBT Event for First Time

Adam McGibbon | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

In a move perhaps more unexpected than Marty McGuinness shaking the hand of Queen Lizzie, the Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland's biggest party, sent a representative to an LGBT event for the first time last Tuesday night.

Equal Marriage Northern Ireland Responds to Ken Maginnis

Gary Spedding | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

I thank the Policy Exchange for supporting Equal Marriage and hope to extrapolate more support within a Northern Ireland context.

Sinn Fein Shake-Up As McGuinness Resigns Commons Seats

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Sinn Fein MP for Mid Ulster Martin McGuinness is to resign his seat in the House of Commons, forcing a by-election, as part of a shake-up to end Sinn ...

Northern Ireland Politicians Get £5,000 Pay Rise

PA | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Politics

Politicians at the Northern Ireland Assembly are to get a pay rise of nearly £5,000, but face hefty cuts in their expenses and allowances. An inde...

Ulster Unionist Tom Elliott Quits As Party Leader

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

Tom Elliott is to quit as Ulster Unionist leader after accusing party critics of not giving him a chance. He dramatically announced tonight that he...