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Earlier this year Carillion collapsed into administration, which resulted in the Irish construction firm the joint venture hired to build the schools, Sammon Contracting Ireland Ltd, going into liquidation. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The joint venture charged with building several new schools in the State has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing subcontractors block(...)

Parents and students of Coláiste Ráithín in Bray, Co Wicklow, protesting against delays in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The opening of a number of schools in time for the new school year is in doubt following pickets by subcontractors who say they have not been paid mon(...)

Parents and students of Coláiste Ráithín outside the unfinished school in Bray, Co Wicklow.

Woodvale Construction has won the contract to restart building six schools left unfinished following January’s collapse of British group Carillion. (...)

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 reveller drinks in front of a bonfire in the Sandy Row area after it is lit by petrol bombs. Photograph: Reuters

Huge bonfires have burned in loyalist areas across Northern Ireland to usher in the main date in the loyal order marching season – the Twelfth of July(...)

Dee Fennell (centre), a spokesman for the Greater Ardoyne Residents’ Collective (Garc), argues with local priest Father Gary Donegan (left) after an Orange Order parade passed along the Crumlin Road adjacent to the nationalist Ardoyne district in north Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Orange Order march has passed off peacefully in north Belfast as part of a deal to end one of the most contentious parading disputes in Northern Ir(...)

Local residents Jeanie Copeland and Deirdre Hughes in front of railings and landscaped greenery which has replaced a peace wall on Crumlin Road, Belfast.  Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

With hope and some trepidation, people on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast celebrated the “symbolic” removal of 270 metres of one of Belfast’s many p(...)

The Twelfth of July Orange Order march arrives onto the Crumlin Rd in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

This year’s annual Twelfth of July celebrations in the North have been described as the most successful, peaceful and trouble-free in years by police (...)

A Twelfth of July Orange Order parade arrives on the Crumlin Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 12th, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A resolution to one of the longest-running conflicts around parades in Northern Ireland was close, community workers and political leaders said. Talk(...)

Three houses are seen burnt down from a bonfire in the Shankill Road area as a result of the ‘Eleventh night’ celebrations. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Thousands of Orange Order members will take part in annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland today. Some 18 demonstrations are being st(...)

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