Orange Order

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According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency about 40 per cent of those who died with Covid-19 last year were care home residents. File photograph: iStock

Anyone entering a care home in the North should be tested for Covid-19, according to a new report by the Stormont health committee. It also recommend(...)

Orangemen on parade  in Portadown in 1999. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Orange Order suggested a new commission intended to rule on contentious marches in Northern Ireland could be given a role in monitoring traffic ar(...)

Alan Warke of Different Skins with his collection of Lambeg drums on the Twelth in Newbuildings, Co Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

A single drumbeat resonates through the village of Newbuildings, Co Derry. The thump of the huge Lambeg drum is one of the constants of the “Twelfth”(...)

Orange men take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Getty

Close to 250 bands participated in the “Twelfth at Home” Orange Order celebrations in Northern Ireland on Monday. The 18 traditional Orange Order mai(...)

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robert Swann: said co-ordination between the two jurisdictions was being worked on by the Executive office in the North and by the Taoiseach’s office.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

Discussions are “ongoing” between Dublin and Belfast around sharing information to ensure that anyone who arrives in Ireland and then crosses the Bord(...)

Members of the Orange Order take part in the Twelfth of July demonstration in Markethill, Co Armagh in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Orange Order on Monday has announced the cancellation of the annual Twelfth of July parades this year. The institution’s grand master Edward Stev(...)

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(...)

The PSNI has reopened a historic case of alleged sex abuse after two women claimed that as children they were abused by Orangemen in Co Fermanagh and (...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew and  Tánaiste Dick Spring. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Northern secretary Patrick Mayhew was berated by the Orange Order at a private meeting in Belfast in 1993 after he said the behaviour of Orangemen on (...)

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