Drumcree

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Journalist Ivan Little and Ian Milne outside Drumcree church

A Co Armagh businessman and former Orange Order member has recounted how during political reconciliation discussions an offer was made to remove the I(...)

Journalist Chris Ryder covered the Troubles during its bloodiest periods. Photograph:  Pacemaker

The Northern Ireland journalist, Chris Ryder who covered the Troubles virtually from their outset, has died at the age of 73. His wife Genny in a twe(...)

A loyalist demonstrator throws stones at security forces  in Portadown on July 10th, 2000. File photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

Several years ago, at the height of what we called the Celtic Tiger, I found myself sitting at a fancy dinner in a grand country hotel with some peopl(...)

‘I have never understood people who love someone but do not like them at the same time.’

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(...)

Séamus Mallon speaking in the House of Commons in 1999. Photograph: PA

My first face-to-face meeting with the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon was on December 19th, 1975, when members of the so-(...)

Police surround Drumcree Church as hundreds of Protestant Orange Order members fill the hillside on July 10th, 1996. The Orange Order were protesting over the refusal of police to allow the order to march through a predominantly Catholic area. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ Reuters

The disastrous effect of a decision to permit an Orange march through the nationalist Garvaghy Road to Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown in July 199(...)

In May 1996 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the party would sign up to the Mitchell Principles on non-violence. Photograph: Reuters/Marcel Bieri/Swiss-Images

The IRA ceasefire broke down in 1996, plunging the peace process into turmoil. The year opened with the RUC chief constable, Sir Hugh Annesley, sayin(...)

Dessie Trainor at his mother’s grave in   Drumcree.  Photograph: Liam McBurney

Armagh man Dessie Trainor shares a stage with 10 others, but they all share much more than a stage. Over the course of two hours, Trainor and his fel(...)

During the hearing, it emerged that Clifford McKeown has turned down an offer to watch the funeral of his brother Malcolm from prison via a live link.

A convicted killer has failed in a High Court bid to secure temporary prison release for his murdered brother’s funeral. Clifford McKeown issued em(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

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