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DUP councillor Ruth Patterson, who has been arrested following a alleged response she made to a Facebook post in which she appeared to welcome an imaginary act of violence against senior republicans. Photograph: Photopress Belfast

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson has been charged with posting a “grossly offensive communication” and is to appear in court later this month.The 57-year(...)

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly leads a delegation to meet the Parades Commission at their offices at Bedford Street Belfasttoday (June 18th)
. Gerry Kelly pictured speaking after his meeting with the Parades Commission.

GERRY MORIARTYNorthern EditorThere was renewed tension in Belfast last night after the Orange Order said it would press ahead with a parade tomorrow t(...)

Loyalist protesters climb on an armoured police vehicle in the Woodvale Road area of north Belfast last  Sunday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The Parades Commission has refused the Orange Order permission to parade past the flashpoint Ardoyne shops in north Belfast on Saturday.The commission(...)

Richard Haass (centre) with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness during a press conference at Stormont Castle in Belfast yesterday.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

An agreement that has the “broad buy-in” of the politicians and people of Northern Ireland is essential to tackle parades and other sensitive issues,(...)

The PSNI stopping an Orange parade from passing the Ardoyne shops on the Crumlin road in Belfast last week. Photograph: PA

Orangemen banned from parading through Belfast last week - a ruling that has triggered five nights of violence in the city - have applied to march t(...)

Willie Frazer, who was involved in leading the loyalist flags protests earlier this year, was arrested by the PSNI yesterday in east Belfast. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

As the PSNI maintained a heavy presence in flashpoint areas of the North last night, Willie Frazer, who was prominent in the loyalist flags dispute e(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Orange Order should engage with the new all-party Assembly committee chaired by former US envoy to Northern Ireland Richard Haass to try to find a(...)

Armoured vehicles gather around a burnt out car on the shore road after the police came under attack from loyalists throwing petrol bombs on the fourth night of unrest after an Orange Parade was blocked from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne area in North Belfast. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

US vice president Joe Biden has told Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness that he is deeply co(...)

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(...)

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,(...)

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