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# Unionism

Last year
# Northern Ireland
Coveney says he will not stop visiting NI or be intimidated by loyalist threats
Coveney said those objecting to his presence north of the border were not reflective of the majority of people.
# Orange Order
The Twelfth of July: Belfast Orange lodge says Protocol debate driving influx of new members
12th of July celebrations made a full return to Northern Ireland today.
All time
# State of the Union
'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?
Not all unionists are opposed to the Protocol – so how will their politics change in the years ahead?
# protocol protest
Anti-protocol demonstration staged in loyalist area of Belfast
TUV leader Jim Allister and loyalist activist Moore Holmes were among the speakers.
# Unionism
Backlash over Arlene Foster's ousting continues as Edwin Poots to be ratified as DUP leader
Agriculture Minister Poots narrowly defeated Jeffrey Donaldson MP.
One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place
It’s the first leadership election in the party’s history.
# All-Ireland
A Dáil committee is talking to unionists to prepare for a possible united Ireland
Senator Mark Daly says ‘the lesson of Brexit’ is that you must prepare.
# Beware the ides of March
Arlene Foster says all is well in the DUP despite rumours of revolt
Unionist parties have lost their absolute majority for the first time since partition in 1921.
# The IRA debate
Peter Robinson is back from his holidays and he's taking aim at the UUP
The first minister’s back on the scene – and he’s had a thing or two to say about the raging IRA debate.
# Gregory Campbell
'Curry my yoghurt' DUP MP receives death threat
Over the weekend, Gregory Campbell said he’d treat an Irish Language Act as “toilet paper.”
# Northern Ireland
Peace process should not be put at risk over parades - Adams
The Sinn Féin leader was speaking in the wake of yesterday’s negotiation walk-out by Unionist parties.
Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland
As President Michael D Higgins takes part in an historic trip to the UK, we should reflect on what other valuable gestures could help heal old wounds, writes David McCann.
# Haass proposals
McGuinness claims 'extreme loyalism' is setting the unionist agenda on Haass proposals
The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland made the comments as the Haass-O’Sullivan team published a summary of the proposed deal.
# The Troubles
'Desperate' Ireland wanted Britain to send NATO troops to Northern Ireland
A Wikileaks cable reveals that Garret FitzGerald asked the United States not to oppose any British reassignment of troops.
# Protests
Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland
It began with a vote and ended with burnt-out offices, dozens of injuries and arrests, and a sense that a fragile peace had been disrupted.
Column: Border poll? Frankly, now isn’t the time
Calls for a vote on reunification betray an ignorance of the real issues affecting Ireland today, writes David McCann.
# Unionism
Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'
Drew Nelson was responding to a photograph which appeared to show a bandsman urinating outside a Catholic church during Saturday’s marches.
# Unionism
PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant
The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.
# Parades
Loyal order apologises to Catholic parish for marching band music
The Royal Black Institution, a Protestant fraternity, played music outside a Catholic church in spite of advice from the Parades Commission.
Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’
Senator George Mitchell, who oversaw the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, recounts his experiences planting the first seeds of peace.
# United Ireland?
Adams outlines seven-point plan for a United Ireland
The Sinn Féin president outlines seven points which he says can build popular support for reunification on both sides of the border.
# Border poll
Referendum on united Ireland 'inevitable' - Adams
The Sinn Féin president hit out at the UK Northern Ireland secretary, who this week rejected the possibility for a “border poll” on the region’s status.
# Northern Ireland
New £2m fund to bring down Belfast's 'peace walls'
An independent international fund is putting up £2m to bring about the conditions allowing Northern Ireland’s ‘peace walls’ to fall.
# Scotland
Disbanding Scottish Conservative Party would 'damage the union'
Proposals by the favourite to be the next leader of the Scottish Conservatives to disband the party in that country have been met with a mixed reaction.