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11 Jul 2021

Northern Ireland deputy First Minister calls for calm, amid tensions over loyalist bonfires

Correspondent

Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has appealed for calm, amid tensions over loyalist bonfires marking the eve of the Twelfth of July parades.

The bonfires mark the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant William of Orange defeated Catholic King James the Second.

Paraic O’Brien is at Northern Ireland’s largest bonfire in County Antrim.