The author JK Rowling: ‘Been up all night watching Scotland make history. A huge turnout, a peaceful democratic process: we should be proud.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.
JK Rowling welcomes No result
  • UK
  • September 19, 2014, 08:22

Prominent figures in the entertainment world reacted quickly to the result.Author and pro-union supporter JK Rowling was among the first celebrities t(...)

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In recent years, the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has been keen to promote the Twelfth as a family- and business-friendly event. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

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