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#Apprentice Boys

# apprentice-boys - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Apprentice Boys: Parade negotiator says he 'wouldn't have' band in Derry again

The Apprentice Boys said they “recognise this may have caused upset to many in the nationalist community”.

# apprentice-boys - Monday 12 August, 2019

PSNI defends policing of Derry march where loyalist band displayed Parachute Regiment symbol

The PSNI said they were faced with “difficult policing decisions” at the weekend in Derry.

# apprentice-boys - Friday 26 October, 2018

Varadkar to meet Apprentice Boys on trip to Derry

Discussing the peace process and Brexit are on the Taoiseach’s agenda.

# apprentice-boys - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Martin McGuinness condemns violence in Derry

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister has called yesterday’s violence in Derry “unacceptable” and challenged those involved “to come out and try and defend the incidents”.

Four arrested after night of petrol bombs and hijackings in Derry

A mother and daughter were dragged from their car during one hijacking incident.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# apprentice-boys - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Petrol bombs thown at Derry police

The main Apprentice Boys march in Derry passed off peacefully, however a car was hijacked and set alight and police were targeted with petrol bombs afterwards.

# apprentice-boys - Friday 13 August, 2010

A PROTEST PLANNED by dissident republicans for Derry tomorrow has been called off. The protest was linked to the Maghaberry prison dispute, which was resolved yesterday.

Dissident republican prisoners at the Derry jail had complained of excessive strip-searching and launched a ‘dirty protest’ against authorities. Prison wardens were offered protective clothing when urine was thrown at them.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Creggan Enterprises from Derry and the Dialogue Advisory Group were all involved in negotiations to end the long-running prison dispute. Agreement was reached on the three issues the prisoners felt were most important.

Northern Ireland’s justice minister David Ford welcomed the resolution of the prison dispute, saying:

A safe, secure and humane prison regime is at the heart of a ‘healthy prison’ and the full compliance of all parties with this agreement will lead to enduring stability.

Yesterday, Minister Micheál Martin appealed to dissidents in Northern Ireland to stop targeting PSNI officers.

The republican protest in Derry was due to take place at the same time as the Apprentice Boys’ parade.

Who are the Apprentice Boys?

The Apprentice Boys is a Protestant fraternal group based in Derry, but with a global membership. The organisation annually commemorates the 1689 siege of Derry.

During the siege, 13 apprentice boys closed the city gates on the army of Catholic King James II with the cry “no surrender”. The closing of the gates is marked by the Apprentice Boys in December, and their August parade celebrates the ending of the siege.

The parade was banned and limited for some years during the Troubles, but has been allowed to proceed relatively unimpeded in recent years.

[caption id="attachment_11314" align="alignnone" width="292" caption="Protestant Apprentice boys march through the streets of Ballymena in April, 2006."][/caption]