Orangemen and women make their way past the nationalist Ardoyne area in Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

The normally contentious Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast took place on Wednesday without incident or protest. As tens of (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has called for a fresh comprehensive process to try to resolve the annual Twelfth of July frequently violent 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 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(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “I think there is a responsibility on the Orange Order to think about taking people onto the streets in situations where the tensions are already very high.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Orange Order should reconsider its current strategy of making weekly applications to parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast, Tánaiste Eamo(...)

The Rev Mervyn Gibson with Orange marshalls on the Woodvale Road in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

The Orange Order parade and protest in north Belfast at the weekend is part of a “long campaign” to see three Orange lodges return home past the natio(...)

Members of the Orange Order take protest after police blocked an Orange Parade from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne area in Belfast today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

A contentious Orange Order parade and protest passed off peacefully this afternoon in north Belfast amid heavy security.Three Orange lodges comprising(...)

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