Matt Baggott

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A PSNI officer at the scene of a burnt out car and wheelie bins after distrurbances in Belfast  after police enforced a ban on an Orange Order. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

No matter what decision the Parades Commission took there was going to be a riot in north Belfast on the Twelfth of July.. In recent years the commiss(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Will Kerr displays a police officer’s helmet which was struck by a ceremonial sword during rioting in north Belfast on Friday night. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has defended the right to protest peacefully while condemning loyalist rioters and the Parades Commission for banning an(...)

Loyalists clash with police in the Woodvale Road area of north Belfast on the second night of violence after an Orange Parade was blocked from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne area.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Loyalist rioters in Belfast have been warned they will face a judge within hours of arrest, after special courts were set up to deal with alleged trou(...)

Loyalists clash with police on Woodvale Road in Belfast

Violence erupted in north Belfast yesterday evening when Orangemen were blocked by police from marching past the nationalist Ardoyne shops area.North (...)

 A loyalist bonfire on the outskirts of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

After the Eleventh Night bonfires of last night and ahead of protests and a possible north Belfast standoff tonight, Northern Ireland is once again an(...)

Orangewomen walk past the Ardoyne shops in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Concern is mounting about how the contentious Twelfth of July parades will unfold after the Parades Commission banned Orangemen from returning past(...)

The announcement, welcomed by nationalists, came just hours after Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable Matt Baggott announced he was drafting in an additional 630 additional police officers to help police the annual Twelfth of July demonstrations. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Three senior DUP figures have called for the removal of the Parades Commission after it ruled that a contentious Orange Order parade should not pass a(...)

The Orange Order parades along Drumcree road outside Portadown Co Armagh during the annual Orange Order parade to Drumcree Parish Church. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A request has been made for an extra 630 police officers to be deployed to Northern Ireland from Britain to help oversee planned parades this weekend,(...)

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has said  a “thorough investigation” into whether eight unexplained deaths in Northern Ireland in recent weeks were due to people taking contaminated drugs is being carried out. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Police are carrying out a “thorough investigation” to try to establish if eight “unexplained” deaths in Northern Ireland in recent weeks were as a res(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have appealed for peace on the streets this summer. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s most senior politicians have appealed for peace on the streets this summer.It comes ahead of the first contentious loyalist march t(...)

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