The Orange Order has said it is determined to march along its traditional route in west Belfast before the autumn.

The statement comes after a controversial parade, scheduled to take place in Belfast this afternoon, was postponed.

The Orange Order decided to postpone the march in the Whiterock area of the city after the Parades Commission rerouted it.

Earlier this week, the Parades Commission rejected two applications for it to reverse its decision to impose restrictions on the parade.

Residents in the nationalist Springfield Road area welcomed the abandonment of today's march.

In a statement, they said the only way to resolve the matter was for the parade organisers to resume negotiations with the residents.