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The huge bonfire in Craigyhill, Larne, is lit on the ‘Eleventh night’ to usher in the Twelfth of July commemorations. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Hundreds of Orange Order Twelfth of July parades will take place across Northern Ireland on Monday – but in more localised and restricted fashion due (...)

Quincey Dougan, a Markethill Orangeman: “A united Ireland negates the existence of anyone called a unionist.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Quincey Dougan sits at the Orange memorial at the bottom of Main Street in Markethill. At the top of the hill stands the Millar Memorial Orange Hall, (...)

In the past, flexibility has been presented as a bonus – offering workers greater convenience or autonomy – while eroding boundaries in practice. Photograph: iStock

For 10 years, Jonathan has been available on email. He receives messages as early as 6am and as late as midnight, and steadily for a 12-hour stretch e(...)

Pilib Mistéil, principal of Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh in Ballymurphy, Belfast, remembers when being a Gaeilgeoir made him an oddity.  Photograph: Stephen Davison

While Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill were making their fateful pledges of office at Stormont on Thursday, a class of seven year olds in west Belfast (...)

A draining, always-on work culture was a problem before the pandemic and has worsened considerably since. Photograph: iStock

Imagine buying a supersized, sugar-soaked tub of peanut butter ice-cream and finding a message on the label headed: “Ten top tips to lose weight.” If(...)

Patrick Drahi also controls SFR, the second largest telecoms operator in France behind Orange: File photograph: Getty

Telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi has bought a 12.1 per cent stake worth about £2.2 billion (€2.55 billion) in BT Group, backing its ambition to buil(...)

Vanilla and orange blossom cake with buttercream icing.  Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

To me, the best and most delicious desserts are the simplest ones. Many people are surprised to learn that my favourite thing to bake (and eat) is a V(...)

Vanilla and orange blossom cake. Photograph:  Harry Weir Photography

For the sponge: 1 Preheat the oven to 190 degrees or 170 degrees if using a fan oven. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin with a disc of parchment (...)

A loyalist at  an anti-Northern Ireland protocol protest:  One of loyalism’s grievances is that it feels subject to more law enforcement than republicans. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There are two types of loyalist disturbances now occurring in Northern Ireland: politically motivated and criminally motivated. The difference betwee(...)

Pistachio and orange Easter cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

This week’s recipe is a gorgeous alternative to the traditional simnel cake and the overload of chocolate recipes we see at Easter. The combination of(...)

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