Northern Ireland

Loyalist parade in Armagh passes peacefully

college st security alert in armagh

A contentious loyalist band parade in Armagh has passed off peacefully.

On Tuesday, the Parades Commission upheld a decision to allow the Cormeen Rising Sons of William band to march though the city, despite opposition from nationalist politicians.

Other than a few arrests for disorderly behaviour, the parade passed through the city without incident.

An earlier St Patrick's Day parade had to be diverted because of a security alert.

A suspicious object discovered in College Street was later declared a hoax by police. A number of homes were evacuated and the army was called to the scene.