I feel like raining on this Orange Lodge parade

  Ruth Wishart. Heald Scotland. Thursday,  26 June,  2014 Last Saturday, we had a fancy dress parade along the road joining two of the Rosenath Peninsula villages.The average age was about 10. The music was provided by local adults and children showing off their prowess with the newly acquired community Samba kit and a few locals in high-viz […]

Orange Order vow to up the ante in protest at Ardoyne ban: We’ll have effect on Northern

  EDITOR’S NOTE : ORANGE ORDER HEIGHTENS TENSION.  The Belfast Telegraph — commonly seen as reflecting the Protestant/Unionist position — explains in this article how the Orange Order is escalating tension — in an already very tense Northern Ireland.   Ireland ‘governance’, says Grand Secretary Drew Nelson Orange Order Grand Secretary Drew Nelson BY NOEL MCADAM . BELFAST TELEGRAPH. […]

Society paying price for Loyalism’s “forgotten generation”

Dan Keenan . Irish Times. Monday, July 7,2014. Failure lies in wait for young working-class Protestant males. That is the stark warning in a recent Community Relations Council report presented to the North’s Assembly members on the prospects for young men in Belfast’s loyalist areas. The report cites the shocking levels of educational under- achievement among young Protestant […]

Donaldson says loyalist parade response ‘will be peaceful’

  Loyalists have held a protest camp in north Belfast since last year’s ruling   Loyalist paramilitaries will take a “peaceful approach” over the restriction of a contentious parade, DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said. A joint unionist statement was issued by parties including the paramilitary-linked Progressive Unionist Party and Ulster Political Research Group. Mr Donaldson said […]


Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday, July 5, 2014. MARTIN McGuinness is right. (Now, there is a sentence you were not expecting.) Prior to his London visit, Mr McGuinness said that the Conservative Party is actively courting the DUP for parliamentary support after next May’s British general election. This, he suggested, removed much of […]

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