Northern Ireland

How to follow the elections results

Tara Mills in studio
Image caption Tara Mills will present Vote 2014, with Mark Carruthers, on Friday and Saturday

All the news and every nuance, every result, how it happened and what it all means.

As the story of two elections unfolds, BBC News Northern Ireland will be there, at every count and throughout every count, with comprehensive coverage across online, social media, TV and radio.

Counting for the election of 462 councillors to 11 new 'super-councils' will take place on Friday 23 May and Saturday 24 May.

Counting for the three European parliament seats being contested by 10 candidates in a single Northern Ireland constituency will take place on Monday 26 May.

This is how to follow every development, its significance and reaction to it:

Online and social media

The BBC News NI website will be providing its most comprehensive coverage ever, at bbc.co.uk/newsni with live and detailed news and results for each of the 11 new councils from noon BST on Friday 23 May.

Television

Thursday 22 May: Mark Carruthers will be joined by a panel of experts on The View at 22:35 BST on BBC One Northern Ireland, reflecting on the election campaigns and looking ahead to what the results could mean.

Friday, 23 May: Vote 2014, presented by Tara Mills and Mark Carruthers on BBC Two Northern Ireland from 21:00 BST to 22:00 BST.

Saturday, 24 May: Vote 2014 on BBC Two Northern Ireland from 14:05 BST to 16:00 BST.

Sunday 25 May: Mark Carruthers will be focusing on what the local election results mean on Sunday Politics on BBC One Northern Ireland from 11:35 BST.

Monday, 26 May: As attention switches to Europe, Vote 2014 will be on BBC One Northern Ireland from 14:15 BST to 16:15 BST.

Radio

Image caption Seamus McKee presents Evening Extra Election Special on BBC Radio Ulster

Friday 23 May: Evening Extra Election Special on BBC Radio Ulster is on air from 17:00 BST to 18:30 BST and then from 20:00 BST to 22:00 BST and is presented by Seamus McKee.

He will be joined by a panel of experts in the studio to analyse the results as they come in.

BBC Radio Foyle will have an election special on Friday from 20:00 BST.

There will be a panel of commentators with Sarah Brett in the studio and coverage from reporters at count centres in Londonderry and Coleraine.

Saturday 24 May: Sarah Brett will present Local Election Special on BBC Radio Ulster from 14:00 BST to 17:00 BST.

Sunday 25 May: Sarah Brett is back with another edition of Local Election Special on BBC Radio Ulster between 12:00 BST and 13:00 BST.

Monday 26 May: Wendy Austin will present a Talkback European Election Special live from the King's Hall from 12:00 BST to 15:00 BST.

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