Mervyn Gibson

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 Orange Order grand secretary Mervyn Gibson, at the Museum of Orange Heritage,  Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney

A stack of leaflets in the reception of the Museum of Orange Heritage in south Belfast shows a cartoon of golf club wielding Orangemen marching on to (...)

Supporters of the 11th Night bonfire gather at Avoniel Leisure Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Loyalist community leaders have appealed for calm after a council decision to remove a bonfire in a Belfast leisure centre car park. Avoniel closed i(...)

 Leo Varadkar  meets  the Grand Secretary of the Orange Lodge, Rev Mervyn Gibson at Government Buildings. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with the grand secretary of the Orange Order in Dublin on Monday for a wide-ranging discussion on North-South issues that a(...)

An Orange Order parade passes the Hands Across the Divide statue in Derry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Parades to commemorate the 228th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne concluded peacefully throughout Northern Ireland on Thursday evening following(...)

Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There must be no legislative concession on the Irish language, thousands of Orangemen and women and their supporters were told on Thursday at Twelfth (...)

Preparations under way for the Donegall Road bonfire in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison

There is a very old joke about King James fleeing the Battle of the Boyne and meeting an old Irishman along the way to whom he shared his woes. “Don’t(...)

The relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom is being “tested” for the first time in several years over the Brexit negotiations, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom is being “tested” for the first time in several years over the Brexit negotiations, Tánaiste a(...)

Thousands ake part in the 25th annual Belfast Pride parade on August 1st, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Belfast Pride was one of just five parades that drew a protest during this year’s marching season in Northern Ireland. The most peaceful marching sea(...)

 Theresa May in a unionist band: The DUP has seen itself  mocked in  tweets, news websites and cartoons

Arlene Foster must be feeling rather like Liberace. Remember when he was derided for his camp flamboyance and his ersatz piano renditions of the class(...)

Billy Hutchinson in December 2012:   “With nationalism, it’s a bit like St Augustine: wrap the green flag around me, but not just yet. It won’t happen in my lifetime.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit, demographic shifts and the dramatic outcome of the Northern Assembly elections are all fuelling talk of a united Ireland, a Border p(...)

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