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Three houses are seen burnt down from a bonfire in the Shankill Road area as a result of the ‘Eleventh night’ celebrations. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Thousands of Orange Order members will take part in annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland today. Some 18 demonstrations are being st(...)

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(...)

Lance Corporal Ian Malone served in the Ist Battalion of the Irish Guards.

At least three of the 179 British servicemen and servicewomen who died during the war in Iraq were from the island of Ireland. They were Lance Corpo(...)

The  “unnecessary surge”  was likely to affect people with a genuine need to secure a passport quickly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s referendum decision to quit the European Union has caused “a spike” in the number of applicants from Northern Ireland and Britain(...)

UPPER BANN CANDIDATES: Sydney Anderson (DUP); Doug Beattie (UUP); Jo-Anne Dobson (UUP); Roy Ferguson (TUV); Harry Hamilton (Alliance); Emma Hutchinson (NI Lab Rep); David Jones (Ukip); Dolores Kelly (SDLP); Martin Kelly (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol); Simon Lee (Greens); Carla Lockhart (DUP); Sophie Long (PUP); Stephen McCarroll (Ind); Ian Keith Nickels (Conservatives); John O’Dowd (Sinn Féin); Kyle Savage (UUP); Catherine Seeley (Sinn Féin).

The constituency of Upper Bann was the last to be declared on Saturday evening, with Sinn Féin’s Catherine Seeley and outgoing education minister John(...)

Denise Walsh won a trial to qualify for European Rowing Championships next weekend.

Ireland will send a team of just eight athletes to the European Rowing Championships next weekend. The two Olympic lightweight doubles will be joined(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Upper Bann – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Sinn Féin is putting a huge effort into getting two MLAs elected in Upper Bann . Former SDLP deputy leader Dolores Kelly is facing a tough battle t(...)

Conor McCann and Naoise McSherry in the Clann Eireann Youth Club in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

History is not just history in a place like Lurgan. The Co Armagh town has not fully emerged from the Troubles and the vast majority of Protestants an(...)

Methodist notes

Downpatrick Methodist Congregation is hosting a St Patrick’s Day event from 10:30am to 5pm on March 17th. In addition to refreshments and an exhibitio(...)

Five people have been arrested after a man’s body was found in a stream in Northern Ireland. Three men, a woman and a 17-year-old girl are being que(...)

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