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#Twelfth of July

# twelfth-of-july - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Crowds gather as Twelfth of July bonfires lit amid coronavirus restrictions

Call outs by the Northern Ireland fire service dropped by a third this year compared to last year.

# twelfth-of-july - Monday 6 April, 2020

Orange Order cancels Twelfth of July parades because of Covid-19

Grand Master Edward Stevenson said “the Orange family has already lost members”.

# twelfth-of-july - Saturday 13 July, 2019

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.

# twelfth-of-july - Friday 20 July, 2018

Appeal for information on 'shocking' video of teen throwing petrol bomb at van

The incident happened last week in Derry.

# twelfth-of-july - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Coffin with effigy of Martin McGuinness on loyalist bonfire in east Belfast

Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney called it a “particularly sickening manifestation”.

# twelfth-of-july - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Man charged with attempted murder after car was driven into pedestrians

A 16-year-old girl was also hurt when a car ploughed into pedestrians.

# twelfth-of-july - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Petrol bombs, paint bombs and fireworks seized in Belfast

There were disturbances in several areas with fireworks and missiles thrown at police but overall there were less incidents than previous nights.

# twelfth-of-july - Friday 12 July, 2013

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.

# twelfth-of-july - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Ardoyne parade banned as Northern Ireland readies for 'Twelfth' Marching Season This post contains images

Ardoyne parade banned as Northern Ireland readies for 'Twelfth'

Almost 50 parades described as “sensitive” as PSNI calls up additional support.

# twelfth-of-july - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Column: Surely Loyalist marchers want a better image than this?

The violence during parades in Belfast last weekend have David McCann pondering the need for Unionism to appeal to Catholics as well as Protestants.

# twelfth-of-july - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Man held over attempted murder of police officers

The man is being held at Antrim police station in connection with the incidents which occurred in the Ardoyne area last Thursday.

# twelfth-of-july - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In pictures: Huge bonfires across North for the Twelfth of July Bonfires This post contains images

In pictures: Huge bonfires across North for the Twelfth of July

The Orange Order has said it has a peaceful solution to the Ardoyne dispute.

# twelfth-of-july - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Twelfth bonfires to be lit tonight as parade tension rises Twelfth Of July This post contains images

Twelfth bonfires to be lit tonight as parade tension rises

The huge stacks of pallets and tyres will be set alight tonight.

# twelfth-of-july - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Petrol bombs thrown at police in Portadown riots

Police were attacked by masked youths at the sectarian flashpoint of Corcrain Road in the Co Armagh town.

# twelfth-of-july - Friday 15 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# twelfth-of-july - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Gallery: Pride and violence at Twelfth parades in Belfast Twelfth This post contains images

Gallery: Pride and violence at Twelfth parades in Belfast

Loyalists of all ages take part in Orange Order parades; Nationalist youths later turn on police. Our gallery.

Second night of violence across Northern Ireland as the Twelfth parades pass

Violence flared in parts of Belfast, Derry and Antrim last night as violence erupted before and after Orange Order parades.

# twelfth-of-july - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Petrol bombs and violence in Belfast ahead of Twelfth of July marches

Twenty-two police officers were injured in the disturbances overnight.

# twelfth-of-july - Sunday 25 July, 2010

The Orange Order has welcomed a proposal by former Táiniste Michael McDowell to declare July 12 an all-Ireland holiday – and has suggested dyeing the River Liffey orange for such a holiday.

Robert Saulters, the Order’s Grand Master – which itself is administered as an all-Ireland entity – believes the declaration of the holiday would be a “very nice gesture”.

The Order’s grand chaplain, Rev Stanley Gamble, said it would be “a monumental step in the right direction” and would provide unique tourist potential for the island.

“It would provide Ireland with a golden opportunity to repeat the success of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin,” Gamble told the Sunday Times.

And replicating the tradition of putting green dye in the Liffey on March 17, he posited: “Can you imagine tourists flocking from all over the world to see the Liffey turned orange?”

McDowell’s proposals came at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal where he suggested Irish ministers should attend Twelfth of July demonstrations in the North, just as they attend St Patrick’s Day parades overseas.

The chances of their being Twelfth parades in Dublin are slim, however, with the Love Ulster parade planned for Dublin in 2006 ending in a massive riot.

There were 34,538 Orange Order members in Ireland last year, according to the paper.

The Sunday Independent leads with news of how Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has beeen accused of ‘horrifying’ threats to party TD Lucinda Creighton after her speech criticising FG for accepting donations from indebted developers.

The paper – which publishes the results of a text referendum on whether to bailing out Anglo Irish Bank, with 95% saying yes – also devotes a large section, as many of the papers, to the death of snooker legend Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins.

It also features a lengthy interview with Gráinne Seoige as she prepares to move to the UK. Life magazine features a tour of Michael Flatley’s Cork home.

The Sunday Business Post reports that the cabinet is on the verge of a major disagreement over the next Budget, with the Green ministers and some Fianna Fáil members opposing Brian Lenihan on tax and privatising state bodies.

It also reveals the bizarre statistic that with the demand for coins so low last year as a result of the recessio, the Central Bank were forced to withdraw €23m in coins from the economy – costing the state €30m.

Inside it reveals that planned rail projects, such as the Dublin-Navan rail connection and the Western Rail Corridor linking Tuam to Claremorris, will be shelved as part of the budget cutbacks.

Agenda magazine covers the difficulties being posed to the Australian justice system by native aboriginal behaviour that would be considered illegal in the western world.

The Sunday Times leads with a disclosure from Labour leader Eamon Gilmore that his party, if in government, would strip the Irish passports of wealthy tax eiles if they did not pay the government for wealth earned in Ireland.

It also includes details of a barrister’s plea for the government to intervene after it was discovered that the Irish Red Cross had an undeclared bank account with €150,000 meant for the victims of the Indonesian tsunami in 2004.

Inside, it says the Orange Order has welcomed proposals to make July 12 an All-Ireland national holiday – and would hope, in the same manner as St Patrick’s Day, to dye the River Liffey orange for the day.

The Times’ Culture magazine profiles What Not To Wear duo Trinny and Suzannah who have gone from ‘bust to boom’ with an internet-only show.

The Sunday Tribune leads with the figure of €1.1bn – that’s the amount the government will cut from the Health and Welfare budgets in December, it says. Outgoing HSE chief Brendan Drumm says thousands should be made redundant from his body.

It also reveals that internal party documents have confirmed the Green Party has given up on its hope to hold a Dublin mayoral election in the autumn, with the vote now pencilled in for March.

Inside, it reveals that Bertie Ahern insists he’s entitled to claim for two mobile phone allowances – one as a TD, and one as a former Taoiseach – while also claiming the maximum travel expenses allowed by a Dublin TD despite having a full-time Garda driver.

The T2 supplement profiles thirty hidden tourist gems in Ireland.