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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# 12 July

This year
Looking back at the Drumcree dispute 25 years on, as the DUP attempts to reignite debate
The Drumcree Dispute brought violence and horror on Northern Ireland for years that ultimately resulted in the death of three young boys.
12 July: One person hospitalised and O'Neill says effigy-burners should 'catch themselves on'
Last night, the majority of an estimated 250 bonfires were lit in loyalist communities across the region.
DUP MP wants House of Commons to congratulate loyalists on 210ft tall bonfire
Sammy Wilson shared the text of the motion in a tweet, in which he called the bonfire “an amazing feat of engineering”.
Poster of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar burned on loyalist bonfire in Tyrone
The pyre in Moygashel previously garnered attention online after a boat was placed on it.
By yesterday evening, a banner reading “Good Friday Agreement? That ship has sailed” had been added to the side of the boat.
The bonfire was lit around 11pm following a parade and an address by loyalist activist Jamie Bryson.
UUP leader Doug Beattie said it is "not acceptable" and is "childish and promotes hate".
Last year
Man arrested by PSNI after melee erupts when bin is thrown at loyalist marching band
The band has insisted members thought a bomb had been thrown.
All time
Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires
More than 230 Eleventh Night bonfires were lit across Northern Ireland between Friday night and last night.
Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance
Police are refusing to support contractors to remove the north Belfast loyalist fire.
'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires
Irish and EU flags have also been seen on some bonfires.
Northern Ireland committee head apologises for ‘offence’ caused by bonfire tweet
Senior Conservative MP Simon Hoare issued an apology for a now-deleted tweet.
Garda Commissioner says loyalist rally reports may be ‘kite flying’
Drew Harris said gardaí would be prepared if a rally did take place in Dublin.
Petrol bombs thrown at police during Eleventh Night in Belfast
There was a major drop in callouts to bonfires in loyalist areas this year, fire service says.
Belfast City Council axes plan to remove bonfire after contractor pulls out
The bonfires are lit in some loyalist areas on 11 July across Northern Ireland.
Loyalist bonfire organisers rebuild 11 July sites after council crackdown on hazardous materials
Belfast City Council voted to remove tyres from a number of sites yesterday.
The North's fire service dealt with a call every 48 seconds last night
Last night saw 57 bonfires across the province ahead of today’s 12 July marches.
McDonald: 'Burning of McGuinness effigy on loyalist bonfire was a hate crime'
The Sinn Féin deputy leader said the burning of political posters must end.
Yesterday's 12th of July was the 'most peaceful for some years and a model for years to come'
However, Sinn Féin is angry that a coffin with an effigy of Martin McGuinness was spotted on a loyalist bonfire.
Four to appear in court over 12 July disorder
One man (20) was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police, but was released pending a report.
Ardoyne 12 July march passes off peacefully
The Orange Order has said it wants peace during today’s events. Bonfires (pictured) were lit to celebrate 11th Night last night.
Man arrested for attempted murder during July 12th riots in Belfast
The charge was also linked to rioting and possession of an offensive weapon in Woodvale on July 12.
In pics: Orange Order parade stopped from entering Ardoyne
PSNI stopped the parade on the Woodvale Road, one kilometre outside Ardoyne.
Tensions remain high for July 12th parades
More than 4,000 PSNI officers backed by 630 reinforcements from Britain are on duty across Northern Ireland.
Orange Order banned from marching through Ardoyne area
The DUP have decried the decision as “illogical”, and say the order has been left in an “impossible position”.
Man arrested over alleged 12 July disorder
The man was arrested today and charged with offences including hijacking and attempted grevious bodily harm.
14 year old boy charged over 12th of July riots in Belfast
Young teenager will appear before Belfast Magistrates Court this morning.
Adams: Orange Order should contribute to peace process
The Sinn Féin leader said today that the order needs to “step forward”, which means dialogue with residents and dialogue with Sinn Féin.
Petrol bombs and violence in Belfast ahead of Twelfth of July marches
Twenty-two police officers were injured in the disturbances overnight.