'The Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor yesterday condemned an arson attack on the home of one of his ministers as "an attack on free speech"  The Rev. Alan Harper spoke out as he comforted Glenavy Rector the Rev. Earl Storey and his his wife whose home was targeted during an early morning attack in which several windows and a car windscreen were smashed.  Mr. Storey who has published a book recommending the church sever its ties with loyalist marchers was at home with his wife when the thugs struck.  He admitted that his book may have provoked the attack. He said "It was trying to look in a reasoned way and taking away the passions on the issue of the Church of Ireland and the Orange Order'

News Letter June 14th 20012

"Our parading is part of our religious worship. If people of other religions say we cannot practise our faith then we will say that we will do the same thing to you" 

Belfast Telegragh Aug 8th 1995

'Orangemen are justified in breaking the law to protest against parade rerouting the head of the Orange Order said yesterday ...there comes a time when if we are breaking the law we will have to suffer the consequences' 

Belfast Telegragh  July 8th 1996

'On Monday last, a group of men, describing themselves as from the 2nd Battalion C Company of the UFF Shankill Road marched outside Drumcree church and later fired volleys in a Protestant housing estate in Portadown. One day later, the Church of Ireland Primate of All Ireland, Dr Robin Eames, issued a statement which, while appealing for restraint, not alone failed to condemn the UFF incident, it did not refer to it at all'.

Irish Times - July 7th 2000

'RUC Chief constable Sir Hugh Annesley could not hide his exasperation after taking one of the toughest decisions in his career. By reversing his earlier ruling which banned the march, he swapped unionist fury for nationalist rage. As a result Sir Hugh Annesly was ruffled. "I'm sick, he said "and so are my colleagues, of being stuck in the middle of an unwinnable situation"  So why did he do a U-turn at Drumcree? The answer is that there was the prospect of lives being lost once Orangemen arrived en masse in Drumcree over the twelth. It is believed police were aware that the mechanical digger which appeared on Orange lines earlier this week was not the only machinery at their disposal. It was feared that there would be an attack on police lines and the situation was likely to spiral out of control. One theory is that Orangemen planned to spray police lines with slurry before trying to force their way through to Garvaghy Road with bulldozers. Sir Hugh told reporters at Portadown; "After five days of deteriorating public order we were faced with the situation of 10,000 Orangemen lined up against thousands of police and troops"

Belfast Telegragh July 12th 1996

'The Loyalist Volunteer Force last night vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to ensure Orangemen walk the Garvaghy Road next weekend..In a statement to Sunday Life, an LVF member outlined that the paramilitaries will use 'all means' to tackle nationalist opposition to parades..the terror group also issued a death threat against Garvaghy Road Resident's Coalition leader Brendan MacCionnaith, just one week before the annual Drumcree march..the LVF activist told Sunday Life "The LVF support Orangemen and whatever it takes to get them down the road this year..'

Sunday Life, July 1, 2001 

"If the RUC is continued to be perceived as those who side with the law breakers as against the law keepers, then I dread to think what may happen if the day comes when they succeed in causing the protestant and loyalist people to rise up as one. I would say this police force will have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. The crowd responded with cries of "traitors traitors"  Mr Hoey went on to say it would be more appropriate if the title of the assistant chief constable was changed to chief of staff of the republican movement in Belfast" - Rev William Hoey, Church of Ireland minister and Orangeman addressing Orangemen at a confrontation point with police on Ormeau Bridge.  

Belfast Telegragh April 9 1996

'The involvement of UFF chiefs Johnny Adair and Gary Smith in Drumcree protests was used against them in intelligence reports put forward to justify their return to prison'

 Sunday Life, July 1, 2001