A drummer with the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute band during a Twelfth of July march  in Belfast. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The parade began at Carlisle Circus in north Belfast close to the city centre at 10am, with the Pride of Ardoyne band, led by youngsters wearing T-shi(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he does not believe that the crisis in the Democratic Unionist Party leader will provoke the collapse of Stormo(...)

A loyalist at  an anti-Northern Ireland protocol protest:  One of loyalism’s grievances is that it feels subject to more law enforcement than republicans. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There are two types of loyalist disturbances now occurring in Northern Ireland: politically motivated and criminally motivated. The difference betwee(...)

Barricade burns in the middle of North Road in Carrickfergus during another night of  disorder near Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire

The North’s Assembly is set to be recalled on Thursday to debate a motion condemning recent violence and attacks on police in loyalist areas. The All(...)

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(...)

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