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# the twelfth
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.
# the twelfth
Eight arrests made but Twelfth of July passes 'without major incident' in Northern Ireland
It comes after the emergency services experienced a much quieter 11 July than previous years.
# Eleventh Night
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.
# Marching Season
The 12th of July is being promoted as a tourist attraction - so we went to follow the parade
There’s an ongoing effort to re-brand the North’s marching season. But is it working?
# the twelfth
Two fire crews attacked while responding to bonfire incidents in the North
The fire service responded to around 40 bonfire-related incidents last night.
# the twelfth
Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire
An injunction preventing more material being added to four bonfires has also been broken ahead of the lighting of these fires this evening.
# bonfires
Mary Lou: Burning Sinn Féin effigies is 'race hatred'
She condemned the violence that has taken place in recent days.
# Marching Season
Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire
The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.
# Sectarianism
Police investigating after "Kill All Taigs" facepainted on five-year-old goes viral
The incident has been described as “utterly depressing and shocking”.
# the twelfth
Police pleased with "quiet and peaceful" 12 July parades
The PSNI said this was due to factors including “responsible leadership” from groups including the orange order.
# the twelfth
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.
# the twelfth
The Orange Order distances itself from potential disruption tomorrow
The grand secretary of the Orange Order has said the organisation has made a “massive effort” to ensure tomorrow’s celebrations pass off peacefully.
# the twelfth
Unionists demand removal of Sinn Féin posters from bonfires
Sinn Féin say that the burning of their posters is a “hate crime”.
# Northern Ireland
Hopes of getting through marching season 'without public disorder on our streets'
Unionist parties walked out of Stormont over a decision on a contentious parade route earlier this week.