Orangemen gathered for a dress rehearsal over the weekend, known as the ‘Mini Twelfth’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The fields around the quaint Co Armagh village of Richhill are usually quiet, bar the sounds of farmers at work, but they will today host the world ’s(...)

 Dr Richard Haass (centre) with First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left) last July. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has impressed on US diplomat Dr Richard Haass the challenging task he will have in finding agreement on(...)

The Orange Order hall in Clifton Street, Belfast, has been attacked a dozen times in the last year.

The latest paint bomb attack on the Orange Order hall in Clifton Street close to city centre Belfast has been condemned as a “sectarian hate crime” by(...)