Drumcree

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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 (...)

A 12th of July parade through Tandragee. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

What is “The Twelfth”? It is the annual Ulster Protestant celebration - held every year on July 12th - in religiously divided Northern Ireland that c(...)

The dispute centres around the Parades Commission ban on the Orange Order marching to and from the Church of Ireland church at Drumcree in Portadown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Orange Order leaders have held talks with British government officials as the Drumcree dispute approaches its 21st year without any progress in sight.(...)

Lodge secretary Keith Roulston and Stewart McClean, deputy master of the Orange Order lodge in Newtowncunningham. Photograph: Freya McClements

In Newtowncunningham Orange Hall in Co Donegal, yoga class is under way. Yoga mats are laid out in rows on the floor; at the back of the stage i(...)

The bottom line from the unseen agreement, said Sammy Wilson, was that Northern Ireland was going to be treated differently than the rest of the United Kingdom. Above, speaking  at the ‘Leave Means Rally’  in Bournemouth, England, last month. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The initial DUP response to the proposed Brexit deal could be characterised as a play on a famous Bill Clinton election slogan, “It’s the union, stupi(...)

From left: Martin Doyle, Ronan McGreevy, David Smith, Joe Crilly (at back) and Michéal Coughlan (wearing sunglasses).

In April last year, I was working in London when I thought about calling in on my old buddy Joe Crilly. Joe and I knew each other for nearly 20 years.(...)

The Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh. Ninety-five of the Border’s 208 crossings are between Monaghan and its three northern neighbours, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh.

There are more than twice as many border crossings in Co Monaghan alone as there are between Norway and Sweden, an international boundary much beloved(...)

The horror unleashed on the people of Omagh and unsuspecting visitors by a Real IRA car bomb some 20 years ago reverberates to this day and carries me(...)

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