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Fri, 06 May 2005 17:53:39 GMTAs the UUP leader David Trimble suffers a humiliating defeat by the DUP there are suggestions that he may resign within 48 hours.
Fri, 06 May 2005 19:02:47 GMTThe SDLP leader Mark Durkan wins the Foyle seat despite a strong challenge from Sinn Fein's Mitchel McLaughlin.
Fri, 06 May 2005 19:10:49 GMTSinn Fein's Conor Murphy wins the Newry and Armagh seat previously held by SDLP veteran Seamus Mallon.
Fri, 06 May 2005 18:05:45 GMTThe Ulster Unionists lose another seat as David Burnside is unseated in South Antrim by the DUP.
Fri, 06 May 2005 16:52:52 GMTThe East Antrim seat is won by the DUP's Sammy Wilson as Ulster Unionists continue to suffer losses.
Fri, 06 May 2005 15:36:05 GMTThe South Belfast seat is taken by Alasdair McDonnell of the SDLP with the DUP in second place.
Fri, 06 May 2005 17:53:08 GMTThe UUP's Lady Sylvia Hermon holds North Down despite predictions that the DUP could take it from her.
Tue, 10 May 2005 18:03:35 GMTNorthern Ireland's departments have been redistributed among the new direct rule ministers.
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:02:33 GMTThe IRA has started an internal debate on whether it should pursue its goals exclusively through politics, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams says.
Fri, 06 May 2005 09:26:53 GMTThe collection of ballot boxes in part of Londonderry passes off peacefully for the first time in 30 years.
Tue, 10 May 2005 16:18:42 GMTThe DUP and Sinn Fein make the most gains in NI's local government elections as counting is completed.
Tue, 10 May 2005 16:46:07 GMTThere are claims that Robert McCartney's murder was behind Sinn Fein's failure to retain a council seat.
Mon, 09 May 2005 17:44:06 GMTThe new secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Peter Hain, meets the DUP as he arrives in Belfast.
Tue, 10 May 2005 14:24:52 GMTPrime Minister Tony Blair has made three new appointments to the Northern Ireland Office in his cabinet re-shuffle.
Thu, 12 May 2005 13:51:13 GMTVeteran politico Tony Benn says Sinn Fein should rethink taking their Westminster seats in order to restart dialogue.
Mon, 11 Apr 2005 10:33:16 GMTTwo senior UUP members apprently lend support to the DUP's general election candidate in South Belfast.
Fri, 22 Apr 2005 09:10:32 GMTTwo Northern Ireland bookmakers publish odds on local politicians in the general election.
Tue, 03 May 2005 12:41:50 GMTThe DUP refuse to comment on a newspaper report about their candidate Paul Berry meeting a gay man in a hotel.
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:08:25 GMTThe independent candidate in West Tyrone, Kieran Deeny promises unionists he will never join a political party.
Wed, 11 May 2005 11:21:37 GMTDUP leader Ian Paisley says the general election has signalled the burial of the Good Friday Agreement.