Jamie Bryson: contested a series of charges linked to widespread demonstrations over the decision to restrict the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall, claiming he was the victim of a political prosecution.

High-profile union flag protestor Jamie Bryson was convicted today of taking part in unlawful public processions. The 24 year old was also found guilt(...)

Fr Alec Reid after he was presented with “Tipperary Person of the Year” in 2006. Photograph: John Cogill

Fr Alec Reid, who was a pivotal figure during the emerging peace process in Northern Ireland, died yesterday.Fr Reid has been described as a “pillar o(...)

 Willie Frazer arrives at Laganside Court dressed up as radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer turned up at a Belfast court today dressed as radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza in a protest at charges he faces. He a(...)

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,(...)

Willie Frazer, who was involved in leading the loyalist flags protests earlier this year, was arrested by the PSNI yesterday in east Belfast. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

As the PSNI maintained a heavy presence in flashpoint areas of the North last night, Willie Frazer, who was prominent in the loyalist flags dispute e(...)