WHEN Gerry Carroll received just shy of 20 per cent at the Westminster election last year, he predicted that socialism was on the rise. Today he topped the poll and secured 23 per cent of the vote to become the first assembly member returned in West Belfast.
Northern Ireland news
POLICE are trying to trace two gunmen after an attempted murder bid in Belfast.
Damian Barton has urged the media not to whip up a frenzy of ill-will ahead of his side’s clash with arch-rivals Tyrone.
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Republic of Ireland news
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THE Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has topped the poll in Strangford, finishing ten votes ahead of Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen, of the DUP.
THE DUP’s Alex Easton has comfortably topped the poll in North Down, leaving the Ulster Unionists and Alliance trailing in his wake.
THE impact of veteran SDLP assembly member, John Dallat’s retirement was acutely felt by the party in East Derry.
SINN Féin's Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has received the most first preference votes in a tight election battle in South Belfast.
FORMER All-Ireland winner Justin McNulty, after a decade-long career with Armagh’s senior footballers, will have a new starring role as a politician.