Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: at the weekend he tweeted, “Pleased today’s Orange O parades passed peacefully. Parades Commission determination & those who mainly abided by it delivered.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About an hour after the north Belfast Orangemen dispersed and went home in the rain on Saturday night, local SDLP Assembly member Alban Maginness issu(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Robinson today with Orange, unionist and loyalist leaders addressing a meeting today at Ballymacarrett Orange hall in east Belfast. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty/The Irish Times

Orange, unionist and loyalist leaders have called on the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to hold a commission of inquiry into Saturday’s disputed (...)

Undated handout photos of the eight-man IRA unit killed in a shoot out with SAS soldiers following the bombing of the Loughgall RUC station, County Armagh, in May 1987, (clockwise from top left) Gerard O’Callaghan, 29, Antony Gormley, 25, James Lynagh, 32, Eugene Kelly, 25, Declan Arthurs, 21, Patrick McKerney, 32, Seamus Donnelly, 21 and Patrick Kelly, 25. Photograph: PA Wire

A civil liberties body has stated that it will contest a decision by the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to block a fresh inquest into the SAS kil(...)

The incident happened in the Rosehead area (marked) of Belfast, near the Crumlin Road, at about 9am this morning. The boy died from his injuries, police said. Photograph: Google Maps

A five-year-old boy has died after being knocked off his bicycle in a road incident in north Belfast. He was taken to a nearby hospital shortly after (...)

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson said: “I regret every death in this society, but the point is that I will not in any way diminish or try to take away from what I did in the past.”

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson has been criticised after he said he h(...)

The PSNI advising  businesses in Belfast city centre to check their premises for any suspicious objects

A firebomb is believed to have ignited at a Belfast shop last night in the latest attack on the city’s commercial heart. It was removed by a member of(...)

Enda Kenny: said the suggestion would be hard for families who had lost loved ones in the Troubles to accept

The proposal by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin for a cessation of all inquiries into Troubles-related killings up to the 1998 Belfast Agreem(...)

The Rev Mervyn Gibson with Orange marshalls on the Woodvale Road in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

The Orange Order parade and protest in north Belfast at the weekend is part of a “long campaign” to see three Orange lodges return home past the natio(...)

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly leads a delegation to meet the Parades Commission at their offices at Bedford Street Belfasttoday (June 18th)
. Gerry Kelly pictured speaking after his meeting with the Parades Commission.

GERRY MORIARTYNorthern EditorThere was renewed tension in Belfast last night after the Orange Order said it would press ahead with a parade tomorrow t(...)