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Orangeman Randy Davidson celebrating the Twelfth at home, where he is isolating. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It has been the least bad Twelfth of July in living memory, thanks to celebrations being largely cancelled – something that has never happened volunta(...)

Crowds watch on at the Ballycraigy estate 11th night bonfire in Co Antrim. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

Bonfires have been lit in loyalist areas across Northern Ireland as the annual July tradition took place amid coronavirus restrictions. While there w(...)

Happy Eve of the Twelfth. I’ve attended more Orange parades than some might consider acceptable for a native-born son of Roscommon. Included were eigh(...)

A yard with pieces from Home Street Home in Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

As the country reopens, the independent decor sector is pushing through to give home lovers a wider selection of things to fill their homes with. Here(...)

Digicel operates across 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions. Photograph: iStock

Denis O’Brien’s mobile phone group Digicel has told creditors it expects Covid-19 to have a “significant impact” on its figures for the current quarte(...)

Orange is considering whether to launch an appeal in France’s highest court, the Cour de Cassation

French telecoms operator Orange has been ordered by a Paris court to pay Denis O’Brien’s Digicel nearly €250 million in compensation for anti-competit(...)

Noting is simple any more. Going for a cup of coffee nowadays can involve more questions than on University Challenge. Recently, while queuing in a Du(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton stands next to Seamus Mallon along with former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble and one time British prime minister Tony Blair in September 1998. Photograph: Paul/Faith/Pacemaker Press

I first met Seamus Mallon in the late ’70s in London, where he had come to lobby the Labour Party, at that time dependent for its House of Commons maj(...)

Costed proposals from Conradh na Gaeilge show an act would cost £2 million (€2.35 million) per annum with a once-off initial set-up cost of £9 million (€10.58 million).

Fourteen years after the signing of the St Andrews Agreement in which the British government agreed to introduce an Irish Language Act (ILA) the issue(...)

Arlene Foster. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

It is hard today to appreciate the complete conceptual change in Northern Ireland politics represented by the 2006 St Andrews Agreement. The preceding(...)

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