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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.(...)

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(...)

Drumcree parade: police stop Portadown Orangemen from walking down Garvaghy road. Photograph: Matt Bohill/Pacemaker Press

For the 19th year in succession Portadown Orangemen were barred from completing their annual Drumcree parade by marching down the nationalist Garvaghy(...)

A Twelfth of July parade proceeds through  Markethill, Co Armagh in July 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Orange Order has called on politicians in the North to “grasp the parading nettle” and work to end marching disputes at its annual Drumcree parade(...)

 Drew Nelson: accused nationalists and republicans of “holding a veto over progress”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Orange Order has used its annual Drumcree parade and church service in Portadown to call for new parading legislation. Grand secretary of the Gra(...)