Lisburn 11 May 2021. The Orange Order Arch spans Lisburn City Centre in Northern Ireland.The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held on 12 July. It was first held in the late 18th century in Ulster. It celebrates the Glorious Revolution and victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne, which began the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. Photo/Paul McErlane
Lisburn and other unionist strongholds have mounted centenary arches to celebrate the establishment of the Protestant dominated state but the jockeying for power among NI politicians has hogged the heShow more

Northern Ireland's centenary eclipsed as Unionists agonise over leadership vacuum

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