Saturday 22 July 2017

People have spoken - but DUP and Sinn Féin won't

Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Fein's leader in the North, is greeted by Sinn Fien President Gerry Adams as she arrives at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast for the Assembly election count. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA
Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Fein's leader in the North, is greeted by Sinn Fien President Gerry Adams as she arrives at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast for the Assembly election count. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA
Editorial

Editorial

The people of Northern Ireland have spoken - and in significant numbers too.

The turnout for the Northern Ireland Assembly election is the highest since the vote which followed the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Although it was the second election in 12 months, there was no shortage of interest amongst the electorate.

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