Loyalists confront police in Belfast after the City Council decided to fly the union flag on designated days only. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Progressive Unionist Party has been told it has “got it wrong” over protests against the flying of the Union flag.The small UVF-linked loyalist pa(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson. He accused the newspaper of “concocting” a story to draw attention to itself after he said to journalists during an interview, “Stop reading the Irish News”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

First Minister Peter Robinson has insisted that he never called for a boycott of the Irish News (...)