Minister for Foreign Affairs offers support to Donegal Orangemen after arson  attacks on their halls. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has told Orange Order representatives that attacks on their halls in Co Donegal were an attack on th(...)

 Orangemen and women march at Saturday’s  pro-union parade in Edinburgh. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

David Cameron brewed a coffee and watched as the Orange Order’s 15,000-strong march passed by on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.Neither Cameron nor his c(...)

A member of the Orange Order gestures to the crowd during a pro-Union rally in Edinburgh today. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters 2:02

About 12,000 Orange Order members from Northern Ireland and Scotland marched through Edinburgh today in a show of support for keeping Scotland in the (...)

Loyalists taking part in the Orange Order protest rally against the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down, in 1986. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The key roles of secretary of state Douglas Hurd and RUC chief constable Sir Jack Hermon in the RUC decision to re-route a controversial Orange parad(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: at the weekend he tweeted, “Pleased today’s Orange O parades passed peacefully. Parades Commission determination & those who mainly abided by it delivered.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About an hour after the north Belfast Orangemen dispersed and went home in the rain on Saturday night, local SDLP Assembly member Alban Maginness issu(...)

An Orange Order parade on Crumlin Road adjacent to the nationalist Ardoyne neighbourhood as part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The contentious Orange Order parade to the flashpoint police lines in north Belfast concluded peacefully last night. The return parade of North(...)

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(...)

Curtis Walker throws his band baton beside a loyalist pyre on Lanark Way in Belfast as final preparations are made for the 11th night bonfire. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Unlike last year, and unlike a number of years before that again, there is some hope that Northern Ireland might emerge from this Twelfth of July r(...)

Preparing for the Twelfth. The bonfire is ready to be lit and the middle class has left town. Photograph: Reuters

Here’s a question. Is the festival of stomping, shouting and sunburn currently being endured in parts of Ulster the only such patriotic celebration th(...)