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(...)

Ten-year-old Jonathan Thompson is the youngest flute player with the William King Memorial Flute Band. He is practising outside his home in the Fountain in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As the newest – and youngest – member of the William King Memorial Flute Band, 10-year-old Jonathan Thompson should have been looking forward to march(...)

A few simple words from Seán Cavanagh in an interview has seen him come in for abuse on social media. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

For someone with so distinguished a football career and a generally impeccable way of carrying himself, former Tyrone captain Seán Cavanagh appears to(...)

Brian Kennaway in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke

Born: January 10th, 1944 Died: October 14th, 2019 Brian Kennaway was an Orangeman and Presbyterian minister who took his obligations seriously, which(...)

A colour party passes a police vehicle in Newry, Co Down on Sunday. The political party Saoradh had organised the parade to commemorate hunger strikes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A police investigation has been launched into a dissident republican parade in Newry. The commemoration was held by Saoradh on Saturday to commemorat(...)

The wearing of a Parachute Regiment emblem by a flute band parading in Derry on Saturday is being investigated by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The wearing of a Parachute Regiment emblem by a flute band parading in Derry on Saturday is being investigated by the Police Service of Northern Irela(...)

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.(...)

Members of Saoradh after they marched in Dublin city centre on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Every year dissident republican groups hold military-style marches in Northern Ireland and the Republic to mark the 1916 Easter Rising. In the South,(...)

Dylan Quinn, founder of the ‘We Deserve Better’ campaign, during his walk from Enniskillen to Stormont. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An Enniskillen man is walking to Stormont in protest at the lack of a functioning government in Northern Ireland. Dylan Quinn is traversing 145km to(...)

A counter protest by loyalists  at an anti-internment march in Belfast city centre, which passed off peacefully. Past conflict continues to feed present anger but could that alone restart conflict?  Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Association was beaten off the streets northern nationalists are once again a “restless people”, SDLP leader Colum (...)

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