Isaac Andrews of the West Belfast Ulster Political Research Group at the Twaddell loyalist protest camp, manned every day and night, coming up to one year after a Parades Commission determination last July prevented three local Orange lodges walking along a stretch of the Crumlin Road back to their hall. Photograph: Justin Kernaghan/Photopress Belfast

The second biggest date on the Orange calendar apart from the Twelfth witnessed the second biggest Orange District on Earth take to the streets of eas(...)

“The recent union flag controversy is perhaps the most obvious example of blows suffered by loyalists in general,” says Rev Mervyn Gibson, Orange Order chaplain. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Failure lies in wait for young working-class Protestant males. That is the stark warning in a recent Community Relations Council report presented to t(...)

John Quinn from Belfast Community Circus performing in the Drogheda Samba Festival along West Street in Drogheda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Round Ireland Yacht Race, Wicklow Thirty-six ocean-going yachts are confirmed for this year’s Round Ireland Yacht Race which begins today. It is Irela(...)

President Michael D Higgins: he said Mr Conlon was “the victim of a grave miscarriage of justice as was his father, Giuseppe”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The death of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly jailed for the IRA’s bombing of pubs in Guildford, Surrey in 1974, represents a loss “not only in Ireland, (...)

Northern Ireland’s Housing Executive, said it was “actively working with local representatives and agencies to try to resolve the issue” in relation to Michael Abiona.

A disabled Nigerian man living in Belfast since 2010 will not move into social housing allocated to him following a protest at the door of what should(...)

The Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities has published a series of proposals and is pressing Stormont ministers to “maximise the realisation of rights for ethnic minorities”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dan KeenanAn independent body which monitors racism and racial inequality is pushing the British government to devolve immigration and asylum powers t(...)

A 41-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Ballymena, Co Antrim. He is expected to appear in court later this morning.The 32-yea(...)

A 48-year-old man has been killed in a road crash in Fermanagh.

A 48-year-old man has been killed in a road accident in Co Fermanagh.The dead man has been named as Gordon Deery from Tamlaght. He was killed in a col(...)

A voting arrangement involving Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green party has seen  Fine Gael’s Marie Baker elected to the chair of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council - her second time to hold the position. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael councillors have taken the positions of cathaoirleach and leas cathaoirleach in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. A voting arrangement involving Fine (...)

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton with Chief Constable Matt Baggott (right). Photograph: David Young/PA

The outgoing Chief Constable of the PSNI has used his final appearance before the Policing Board to appeal for a fresh approach to dealing with North(...)