Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has described the image of a lynched figure on a bonfire at Ballycraigy on the outskirts of Antrim Town as “deeply offensive and a clear hate crime by those responsible”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Orange Order have expressed guarded hope that this evening’s contentious parade in north Belfast will c(...)

The Orange Order had decided that its return feeder parade that is barred from passing by the Ardoyne shops will not seek to engage in a standoff with police in north Belfast tomorrow evening. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Orange Order had decided that its return feeder parade that is barred from passing by the Ardoyne shops will not seek to engage in a standoff with(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott. Picture:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has described the actions of some Orange Order leaders as “reckless” after a Twelfth of July weekend that resulted i(...)

 A loyalist bonfire on the outskirts of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

After the Eleventh Night bonfires of last night and ahead of protests and a possible north Belfast standoff tonight, Northern Ireland is once again an(...)

The Orange Order parades along Drumcree road outside Portadown Co Armagh. Photograph: : Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Orange Order has stated that protests will be staged “over the coming period” against the decision by the North’s Parades Commission to ban three (...)