The Orange Order has claimed that Protestants in the Northern Ireland civil service are not being treated fairly compared with Catholics, citing double-standards in the acceptance of cultural practices. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty Images.

The Orange Order has claimed that Protestants in the Northern Ireland civil service are not being treated fairly compared with Catholics, citing doub(...)

The   Ireland Peace Park in Messines. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Ireland Peace Park in Belgium is a fascinating place in its own right, but not the least interesting thing there is the view out, across the count(...)

A police officer is dragged away after being struck by an object thrown by Loyalist protesters, leaving his ear partially detached, at the Ardoyne roundabout, Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The PSNI officer in overall command of policing for the Twelfth of July parades has criticised the Orange Order for the level of marshalling it pro(...)

Orange Order marchers are reflected in a puddle during  parade  in Belfast on Monday marking the Twelfth of July celebrations which  commemorate the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

The Twelfth of July parades are an unrivalled show of community solidarity, the grand master of the Orange Order Edward Stevenson has told Orangemen a(...)

An “Eleventh Night” bonfire on Chobham Street in east Belfast, where firefighters had to spray down nearby houses with water to stop them catching fire. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/ photopressbelfast.co.uk

There were several calls for a peaceful day of Orange Order parades as tens of thousands of Orangemen, thousands more band members and many thousands(...)

Orangemen march at the annual Orange Order parade at Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

  Orange Order members have been urged to respect the right of the Republic to celebrate 1916 next year, and to match it with centenary me(...)

The huge loyalist “Eleventh Night” bonfire that is threatening homes in Chobham Street in east Belfast.

The PSNI will have 1,500 officers specifically assigned in Belfast to try to ensure that Orange Order parades pass off peacefully on Monday, senior of(...)

Orange heritage: the museum’s replica lodge room. Photograph: Graham Curry

The new Museum of Orange Heritage began causing controversy before its doors even opened to the public. A billboard for the interpretive centre, wh(...)

Members of the 1916 Societies were responsible for erecting the Tricolour and the green flag of the Irish Republic over Parliament Buildings, Stormont(...)

Orange Order: a new film, Strong to Survive, casts light on families bereaved during the Troubles. Photograph: Russell Cheyne

A new film, Strong to Survive, tells the stories of Orange Order members killed, maimed, wounded or traumatised during the Troubles and describes the (...)