Portadown, County Armagh.
A loyalist pyre in Co Antrim last night.
All bases (homophobic, racist, illiterate) covered.
Via Fergal McFerran
Thanks Ronan Flanagan
Sandy Row, Belfast this afternoon.
“More bonfire/binocular photo craic for our unoccupied brothers and sisters…..”
Earlier: Pallet The Blue Sky
The loyalist bonfire in Lanark Way in West Belfast with ‘Twin’ (above) a member of the construction team.
“The structure is 240 pallets high and is estimated to be 120 feet tall. A stolen religious icon from a memorial to a suicide victim was allegedly placed on top of the bonfire on Tuesday but has subsequently been removed. Loyalist bonfires will be lit across Northern Ireland on Friday night to mark the start of the annual 12th of July celebrations…”
(Stephen Kilkenny/Photocall Ireland)
Via LAD (Facebook)
Thanks Spaghetti Hoop
The DUP and UUP have said that they are ending their participation in the leaders’ talks, branding them “fruitless”.
The joint unionist statement adds: “We have bound ourselves together to defend our community and culture from the callous disregard of those who pander to republican demands.
“We will not see our communities destroyed, police and civilians injured, and young people left with criminal records.” The statement claims that the Parades Commission has rewarded “republican threats of violence”.
Talks Collapse After Ardoyne Ruling (UTV)
Old Boy writes:
Conclusive proof that God is an Ulsterman- and he wears the sash his father wore.
Met Eireann Forecast (Met.ie)