Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams speaks to the media at Leinster House in Dublin as senior unionists met to discuss the next phase of their protest against a decision to ban a controversial Orange Order parade from passing a nationalist neighbourhood. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unionist leaders are being pressed to clarify what they mean by a “graduated response” in protest at a decision to ban an Orange demonstration at a no(...)

Police in Northern Ireland have released two men who were questioned about an attempted car bombing in Belfast city centre two weeks ago.

Police have released two men who were questioned about an attempted car bombing in Belfast city centre two weeks ago.The men, aged 44 and 45 years, we(...)

Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted car bombing at Victoria Square in Belfast city centre.

Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted car bombing in Belfast city centre.The suspects, aged 44 and 45 years, were detained in Ar(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “I think there is a responsibility on the Orange Order to think about taking people onto the streets in situations where the tensions are already very high.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Orange Order should reconsider its current strategy of making weekly applications to parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast, Tánaiste Eamo(...)

Richard Haass (centre) with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness during a press conference at Stormont Castle in Belfast yesterday.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

An agreement that has the “broad buy-in” of the politicians and people of Northern Ireland is essential to tackle parades and other sensitive issues,(...)