Royal Black members in parade breach fine
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Five members of the Royal Black Institution have been convicted of knowingly breaching a ban on flute bands playing music outside a Catholic church in Belfast.
Loyalist band acquitted over tune
Published: Friday, 04 April 2014
Eleven members of a loyalist flute band have been acquitted of provocatively playing a sectarian tune at a north Belfast flashpoint.
St Patrick's Day celebrated across NI
Published: Monday, 17 March 2014
Parades have taken place across Northern Ireland to mark St Patrick's Day.
St Patrick's Day celebrations in Belfast
Published: Sunday, 16 March 2014
Thousands have attended Belfast's annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the city centre in what was deemed the biggest parade in recent years.
Band members cleared of parade breach
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Seventeen members of a loyalist flute band have been cleared of defying a ban on them marching past a Catholic Church in Belfast.
Kelly no longer suing PSNI
Published: Thursday, 27 February 2014
Sinn Féin MLA and Policing Board Member Gerry Kelly has decided not to take legal action against the PSNI Chief Constable in relation to an incident in north Belfast in which he was carried on the bonnet of a police Land Rover.
Terror, protests and parades cost £260m
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Justice Minister David Ford has revealed over a third of the PSNI's annual budget is spent on tackling the terrorism threat, public disorder and parades.
Officer 'warned' over Kelly incident
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
The police officer driving the landrover involved in an incident with Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly last summer has received an informed warning, UTV understands.
Cost of policing Twaddell almost £7m
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The cost of policing a loyalist protest in north Belfast is approaching £7m, it has been revealed.
Culture Minister says Irish is for all
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has rebuffed a comment from a leading member of the Orange Order warning Protestants about learning the Irish language.
Large police operation at housing march
Published: Saturday, 01 February 2014
Police mounted a large scale security operation in Belfast city centre ahead of a civil rights demonstration in Belfast which aimed to highlight housing "inequality".
Seventeen cleared over Ardoyne protest
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Seventeen men have been acquitted of staging an unlawful protest during a loyal order march in north Belfast.
300 turn out for loyalist rally
Published: Saturday, 11 January 2014
Police have estimated that around 300 people took part in a loyalist parade through Belfast city centre on Saturday afternoon.
'Silly things' still in Haass draft
Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013
DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said there are still some "silly things" in the new draft of the Haass proposals sent out to Executive parties, but that progress has been made.
Band members cleared of parade breach
Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Two flute band drummers have been cleared of knowingly breaching parading restrictions outside a Catholic church in north Belfast.
New Parades Commission appointed
Published: Friday, 13 December 2013
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has appointed the new members of the Parades Commission who are due to take up their positions in the new year.
Man jailed for republican rioting
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
A Belfast man has been jailed for a year for his part in a republican riot following an Orange Order parade two years ago.
Traders 'delighted' parade is postponed
Published: Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Belfast traders have welcomed the news that the Orange Order has postponed its planned march through city centre this weekend.
Music outside church was 'act of defiance'
Published: Monday, 09 December 2013
A flute band played music outside a Catholic church in a concerted act of defiance at parading restrictions, a court has heard.
City protest organiser to be prosecuted
Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
The organiser of a loyalist protest held in Belfast city centre at the weekend is to be prosecuted over breaches of a determination made by the Parades Commission, a senior police officer has confirmed.
MLA brands Sash jail term 'draconian'
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013
A DUP MLA has branded the three-month jail term handed down to a Co Down drummer who played the Sash outside a Catholic church during the Ulster Covenant centenary parade "draconian".
Restrictions on Willie Frazer 'bed push'
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013
Plans by loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer to stage a 'bed push' to raise funds for the families of IRA victims to seek compensation in Libya have been restricted by the Parades Commission.
Man charged with assaulting PSNI officer
Published: Sunday, 01 December 2013
A 35-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a police officer during a loyalist flag parade in north Belfast.
Protestors at City Hall past deadline
Published: Saturday, 30 November 2013
Loyalist flag demonstrators have taken part in a rally which passed off peacefully in Belfast city centre.
'Protest should be lawful' - Ford
Published: Friday, 29 November 2013
Justice Minister David Ford has said Saturday's loyalist parade in Belfast city centre should remain lawful and should abide by the Parades Commission's determination.
SoS wishes ‘protest wasn’t being held’
Published: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has said she wishes this Saturday's major loyalist protest in Belfast city centre "wasn't taking place".
PSNI meets organisers of major parade
Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Senior police officers have met with the organisers of a loyalist parade which is due to go through Belfast city centre at the weekend.
Bandsmen convicted for playing The Sash
Published: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
A court has ruled that two flute band members deliberately broke marching conditions imposed by the Parades Commission by playing The Sash outside a Catholic church.
Dodds calls for 'Orange march home'
Published: Friday, 22 November 2013
The DUP's deputy leader Nigel Dodds has said that it is time that Orangemen in north Belfast were allowed to finish their Twelfth march home.
Go-ahead given for major Belfast protest
Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
The Parades Commission has given the go-ahead for a major loyalist protest in Belfast city centre on one of the busiest Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.
No flag protests on Saturdays - Robinson
Published: Monday, 18 November 2013
A demonstration marking the first anniversary of protests over the flying of the Union Flag should not be held on a Saturday, the First Minister has said.
Cardiff talks continue in city hotel
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013
Follow-up discussions to May's Cardiff talks got underway in Belfast on Thursday night.
Englishmen on Belfast riot charge
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Two Englishmen are to stand trial accused of joining in with rioters in Belfast, a judge has ruled.
'Snow surrender' over the festive period
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
The Orange Institution has called on the help of the North Pole District for this year's Christmas cards.
Loyalist parade in Glasgow rerouted
Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2013
A parade by a Scottish branch of the Apprentice Boys of Derry has been given the go ahead after a route change amid fears of public disorder, STV reports.

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