12th of July parades underway across Northern Ireland

12th of July celebrations are underway across Northern Ireland, with 18 main parades and rallies, including demonstrations in Donemana, Augher, Pomeroy and Coleraine.

Smaller feeder parades are also taking place in numerous areas as Orange Order members gather at their local lodges to travel to the main demonstrations.

Last night there was a 40 percent decrease in bonfire related incidents in the North compared to last year.

Between 6 o’clock last night and 1 o’clock this morning, the Northern Ireland Fire Service received 136 emergency calls, 34 of which were bonfire related.