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Tuesday, April 15

Peter Robinson becomes leader of Ulster's Democratic Unionist Party: The Times
David Sharrock

Ulster's Chuckle Brothers will now give way to Brothers Grimm: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Devil can take the hindmost victims as battle a day begins: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Cooler style of patient Robinson: BBC
Mark Devenport

Robinson will need a deft hand to succeed at the top: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

DUP have moved onto UUP's turf: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Leaders in waiting: Irish Independent

Peace bandwagon should pick up many more deserving passengers: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finlay

Seeing eye-to-eye on agreement: BBC (Apr 12)
Jim Fitzpatrick

Victim's family calls for informer probe: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Policemen 'protected' IRA killer: BBC

£5m spent on unit to probe PSNI officers: The News Letter

Wright inquiry is halted: UTV Internet

Traditions must practise tolerance and respect: Irish News
Roy Garland

Maze adviser in party row: Irish News

Nelson public inquiry set to open: BBC

US invested $2 billion in north over decade: Irish News
Gary McDonald

Belfast targets Dublin funds under initiative: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Thousands of finance jobs could move to the North: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Monday, April 14

Cowen, Robinson to meet in Belfast:

The truth behind the Agreement: Sunday Business Post
Jonathan O'Brien

Paisley forced to bow out: Irish Democrat (Mar 13)
David Granville

Northern Ireland – inquiry opens into lawyer's death: The Times
Fiona Hamilton

Still no arrests made after media attack: Andersonstown News (Apr 10)
Ciarán Barnes

'IRA' quilt removed from council exhibition: Derry Journal (Apr 11)
Michael McMonagle

Claim of EC funds for north 'phoney': Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Challenged Clinton draws strength from Irish embrace: Irish News (Apr 9)
Ray O'Hanlon

The ousting of a political leadership: Andersonstown News (Apr 10)
Des Wilson

The Big Question – Will Brian Cowen's succession to Taoiseach change much in Ireland?: The Independent (Apr 10)
David McKittrick

And Now, the Next Taoiseach: Irish Voice/
John Spain

Cowen and Kenny go native for debate: Irish Independent (Apr 11)
Áine Kerr

North fund totals $750m: Sunday Business Post
Cliff Taylor

Salmond 'starting to win the argument for Scots independence': The Herald
Robbie Dinwoodie

Independence vital for a modern Scotland: The Sunday Times (Apr 13)
Alex Salmond

Sunday, April 13

Cowen and Robinson to meet over cooperation: Irish News
William Graham

Agreement brought stability to North – Durkan: Derry Journal (Apr 11)

Orde entitled to speak his mind: Irish News

A different Belfast greets returning peacemakers: Irish News
James Kelly

MLA calls for calm in run-up to parades: The News Letter

Shoukri may spend just four months in prison: Irish News
Allison Morris

How gangs still glory in hit parades: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Paisley stunned by major US investment: Belfast Telegraph

Emerald Fund investment pledge welcomed: Andersonstown News (Apr 10)

America primes investment for us: Belfast Telegraph

Mayor Gears Up For Goodwill Mission Northern Ireland: NY 1 (Apr 9)

Bill of rights approach 'tyranny': Irish News (Apr 9)

Campbell – What about Protestant civil rights?: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Derry to host centre for world peace: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Peaceline replaced by cross-community facility: Irish News (Apr 10)
Barry McCaffrey

Sectarian tensions raised at Moyle council: Ballymoney Times

Learning the Lesson From 1973: Irish Voice/
Cathal Dervan

Jacks invade Crossmaglen for Orchard County showdown: Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Xenophobic Irish 'lovers' a turn-off in any language: Sunday Independent
Emer O'Kelly

Ofcom seeks solution to RTE 'blackout': Irish News (Apr 11)
James Stinson

Kennedy – Obama and Hume very alike: Irish Independent (Apr 11)
Anita Guidera

41% of Scots back the break-up of the union: Sunday Herald
Paul Hutcheon

Saturday, April 12

'Debt of gratitude due' to Ahern and Blair:

Agreement delayed progress – Campbell: Derry Journal

Agreement changed politics for nationalists: Derry Journal
Martina Anderson

We must never go back to Troubled times: Liverpool Echo
Ian Hernon

How Ahern came to accept a new reality on the North: Irish Independent

Agreement Brings Huge Change: Irish Voice/
Gerry Adams

Future depends on new generation: The News Letter (Apr 7)
Alex Kane

Does comic old pals' act really mask a tragedy?: The Herald
Ian Bell

A Good day's work: Irish Independent (Apr 11)

Agreement was critical blueprint: Irish News

Tolerance and patience are key: Gulf News

Ten years after: Irish Echo

Paradox of peace – private wealth, a weak economy: Irish Independent
Brendan Keenan and Yvonne Hogan

'Scrap PSNI's 50/50 before it's too late': The News Letter

Move on loyalist weapons sought:

Cops end grilling of potential supergrass: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Northern Ireland leader wins praise from Neal: Springfield Republican (Apr 11)
Jo-Ann Moriarty

US invests in Ulster future after old foes change tune: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Ian Paisley accepts £75m from the pension funds of New York City: The Times
David Sharrock

Investing in all our futures: Andersonstown News

Ahern speech to Congress still on, but...: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Mixed Reaction to Bertie Going: Irish Voice/
April Drew

I won't 'jump into bed' with Cowen – says Mark Durkan: Derry Journal

Next Irish prime minister has ties to Pearl River: Journal News (Apr 10)
Hannah Adely

Hamill case to go ahead in June:

Robinson expected to be leader-elect:

DUP Mayor to make history in Buncrana: Derry Journal

Scientists affirm DNA test criticised in Omagh trial: The News Letter

Search for Disappeared Charlie Armstrong relocated: UTV Internet

Council frenzy over 'Irish' cream: The News Letter (Apr 9)

Friday, April 11

Lightning strikes for second time as deal-makers celebrate in Belfast:
Gerry Moriarty

Conflict 'over, finished and gone' – Sinn Fein president: Irish News
William Graham

Cowen seeks support for Agreement:

Architects of the Agreement gather to mark deal: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Taoiseach proud of agreement 10 years on: RTE

With 10 Years Of Peace, N. Ireland Strives For More: Christian Science Monitor
Michael Seaver

Peace pays Northern Ireland big dividends: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

10 years of giving peace a chance: The Herald
Alison Campsie

A role model that's admired throughout the world: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

The lesson of the peace process – terror works: The Independent
Gary McKeone

In praise of ... the Good Friday agreement: The Guardian

Ten years on: Derry Journal

Good Friday agreement – Happy anniversary: Irish Examiner

How the ground was laid ten years ago for St Andrews' tenents: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Taoiseach 'took us from the very brink of failure': Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Clinton – Gerry Adams kept the faith: Belfast Telegraph

Orde in stinging attack on Policing Board:

Orde rebuked for 'tribal' remarks: BBC

Loyalist Shankill Road rejects jobs in PSNI: The News Letter

DUP feeling the heat over stories of 'secret talks' with Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP set to elect leader designate: UTV Internet

Clinton vows to appoint Northern Ireland envoy: Irish Examiner
Wesley Johnson

Paisley thanks US for NI support:

$150m US investment in NI to be announced: RTE

US funding for NI 'unprecedented': BBC

FF may extend talks on NI move:

Judge in warning over Omagh case:

Omagh judge calls for openness: BBC

Victims exposed to 1000C fireball, expert tells court: Irish News

Bar owner tells of the night the Shoukris' reign ended: Irish News
Allison Morris

Blair to be honoured by Ahern at Castle: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Man shot in Belfast paramilitary attack:

A glimpse into the world of the President of West Belfast: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

If you want to contribute, put some money in the kitty: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Thursday, April 10

Good Friday Deal Turns 10: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

Leading figures mark NI Agreement: BBC

DUP snubs agreement anniversary event:

NI peace here to stay, says Blair: RTE

Adams in warning over unionism: UTV Internet

Northern Ireland still troubled: Channel
Carl Dinnen

Famous Friday we were handed whole new future: Irish Independent
Bertie Ahern

Northern Ireland still faces challenge of implementing peace: Daily Telegraph
David Trimble

N Ireland peace finally secure, 10 years after key accord: The News International
Cyril Belaud

Misplaced praise for a misbegotten peace: International Herald Tribune (Apr 9)
Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Ten years of talking for the new top dogs in Ulster: Yorkshire Post (Apr 9)
Paul Bew

Northern Ireland rebooted: The Times

Robinson warned – Don't make Trimble's mistakes: Irish News
William Graham

U.S. Pols Praise Bertie: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Outgoing Taoiseach's legacy to north one of 'support and encouragement': South Belfast News
Scott Jamison

The Teflon Taoiseach?: Sunday Journal (Apr 6)
Lisa Burkitt

New leader vows to work towards all-island economy: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Ahern's successor will bring a rougher edge to Irish politics: The Independent
David McKittrick

North will be low in Cowen's priorities: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Failing the policing challenge: Sunday Journal (Apr 6)
Mary Nelis

Stepping outside the law no option: Irish News

Victims' chief plan derailed by Sinn Fein: The News Letter

NI parties criticised for 'failing victims':

New twist in dispute over commission: The News Letter

Inmates lose lily appeal: Irish News
Allison Morris

Omagh trial hears of other bombs from same factory: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

'Grinning' man left bomb in Omagh: BBC

More Irish officers are called to give Omagh evidence: The Scotsman
Ian Graham

Whatever the verdict, the Omagh bombing trial is a triumph for courage: Daily Mail (Apr 7)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ihab Shoukri pleads guilty to UDA membership: UTV Internet

SDLP discuss Fianna Fáil merger: Derry Journal

Wednesday, April 9

Adams – No role for IRA in tackling crime: Belfast Telegraph

Victims' commission row halts Assembly legislation: The News Letter

Executive has 'delivered little' one year on – Durkan: Derry Journal

Sinn Fein confirms DUP contacts: BBC

A consensus on crowing: The Guardian
Glenn Patterson

People must get over their need to blame: Irish News
Breidge Gadd

As party leaders drop like flies, Kenny has the edge over Adams: Irish Examiner
Steven King

'UDA made forever boast to Bon Jovi track': The News Letter

Prisoner killed by LVF inmates over 'his police co-operation': Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle and Stephanie Mc Guckin

'There was no offer to end hunger strike' ex-prisoner: Derry Journal

Brother's appeal calls for help in finding Disappeared man's remains: Irish News
Marie Louise McCrory

Brendan Megraw went missing 30 years ago today: UTV Internet

Police officers tell court of warning calls confusion before Omagh bomb carnage: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Omagh blast memories relived in court: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Republic's terrorism-related arrests rise by 20 in a year: Irish Examiner
Cormac O'Keeffe

Paisley on US investment mission: BBC

Church of Ireland challenges Bill of Rights report: The News Letter

The Franklin Graham challenge: Belfast Telegraph

Brian Cowen raises a glass to leadership of Fianna Fail: The Times
David Sharrock

The life of Brian: Belfast Telegraph
Kim Bielenberg

He can sing, but will we warm to Brian like we did to Bertie?: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Government blocks probe to find if judge can speak Irish: Irish Examiner
Niall Murray and John Fallon

China could learn from the Northern Ireland peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday, April 8

Power-sharing will last – Robinson: BBC

Divide and Rule: BBC
Declan Lawn

Why we are still waiting for the long Good Friday to end: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

The past and the media strain Orde's patience: (from the Sunday Times, Apr 6)
Liam Clarke

The PSNI are employing more women: UTV Internet

Paisley and Ahern may meet at Boyne site: RTE

Sacrifices in keeping the vision of peace alive: Irish News
Roy Garland

Good night and good luck to the people's politician: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Omagh bombing relatives open civil case: The Independent
Anne Cadwallader

Omagh – a final quest to get justice: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

FBI agent key to Omagh bomb case: The Scotsman
Ian Graham

Omagh bomb victims "confront terrorists" in court: The News Letter

Defendants warned they will be made pay if guilty: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Worthwhile case in Omagh fight: Belfast Telegraph

New trial of UDA accused begins: BBC

EC urges North to take advantage of grants:

Monday, April 7

Orde to ask for Adams' help: (from the Sunday Times, Apr 6)
Liam Clarke

The odd couple: Sunday Business Post (Apr 6)
Steven King

Bertie's 'lasting legacy': Irish News (Apr 5)
Newton Emerson

DUP want good relations with FF to continue after Ahern: (from the Sunday Times, Apr 6)
Liam Clarke

The man in the middle: Sunday Business Post (Apr 6)
Martin Mansergh

Ahern effect has registered well beyond peace process: Irish News (Apr 5)
James Kelly

Good riddance to "perjurer" Ahern: (from the Sunday Journal, Apr 6)
Eamonn McCann

Taoiseach supports idea of united Ireland:
Luke Cassidy

Omagh families sue Real IRA suspects over massacre: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Minority few who went on to reoffend: Irish News (Apr 5)
Diana Rusk

Apology 'inappropriate': Irish News (Apr 5)
Marie Louise McCrory

Journalists' conference welcomes changing face of news in the north: Irish News (Apr 5)
William Graham

'Internet used' to plan city riot: BBC

The stupendous idiocy of talking to maniacs who just want to destroy us: Daily Mail
Melanie Phillips

Act repeal could make Franz Herzog von Bayern new King of England and Scotland: Daily Telegraph
Richard Alleyne and Harry de Quetteville

Sunday, April 6

SDLP 'exploring all options': UTV Internet

Why we will miss boul Bertie: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

SF undermining police force, claims Sir Hugh: The News Letter

Adams in policing demand: UTV Internet

Former IRA POW to go on the DPP: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

Policing has to stay clear of politics: The News Letter

Tardy cops make things hard: Andersonstown News

What is the life of an Omagh bomb victim worth?: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 4)
Eric Waugh

Son of IRA victim seeks fresh justice: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Crushed by Saracen but.. No charges: Derry Journal

Sinn Fein office attacked: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Rights issues must be tested: Irish News

Community worker fears sectarian reprisals: Derry Journal (Mar 31)

Spencer Road a 'sectarian flashpoint': Derry Journal

Sinn Féin organise series of 'town hall' meetings: Andersonstown News

'Peaceful' Apprentice Boys march: BBC

Saturday, April 5

Campbell praises Ahern: Derry Journal

Another architect of Northern Ireland peace prepares to leave the stage: Irish News (Apr 4)

Honest broker can play key role on world stage: Irish Independent (Apr 3)

Echoes of past took their toll: Irish News (Apr 4)

Bringing a new North-South dynamism: Belfast Telegraph

Irish unity is about the economy, stupid: Andersonstown News
Des Wilson

An identity crisis: Sunday Journal (Mar 30)
Mary Nelis

'Unprecedented' murder response: BBC

'Shameful' snub of Sinn Fein minister: Derry Journal

Residents reject 'sectarian' ruling: Newry Democrat
Patrick Ryan

Search continues as men released in murder probe: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Bomb items found by gardai: UTV Internet

Omagh families win right to use testimony in civil case: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald and Tim Healy

St. Patrick not a political weapon – Sinn Fein: Derry Journal (Mar 25)

Sash Gordon shunned as Orange Order dubs its hero Diamond Dan: Irish News
Liz Trainor

O Cuiv calls for 250,000 Irish speakers to save language: Irish Independent (Apr 4)

O'Neill and Jennings add their voices to the argument for a united front in soccer: Belfast Telegraph

Fears that Robinson will torpedo Maze stadium plan: Irish News
William Graham

The wrong lessons from Northern Ireland: Daily Telegraph
Charles Moore

Significant anniversaries stir contrasting feelings: Irish News (Apr 4)
Jim Gibney

Loyalist march goes ahead despite wave of protests: The Scotsman
John Ross

Friday, April 4

Under 50% of nationalists say PSNI 'doing good job':

Disagreement between Sinn Fein and Sir Hugh Orde: UTV Internet

Latest DPP board marks 'new phase in policing history': Derry Journal (Apr 2)

Policing Agreement Near?: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

Ahern hails landmark Agreement:
Elaine Edwards

Taoiseach wary of 'scourge of sectarianism': RTE

Historic Deal Recalled: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

The hand of history, revisited: The Economist

'Scourge of sectarianism still exists in North': Belfast Telegraph

Tea melts the ice and friendship snowballs: Irish News
William Graham

Bertie Resignation Shocks Americans: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

A 'huge personal sacrifice' for deal: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

The last days of the Teflon taoiseach: BBC

North peace is big prize in an extraordinary political career: Irish News
William Graham

Final insult – 'civic society' is writing the programme: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Hard swallow, fixed smile: (from the News Letter, Apr 3)
Liam Clarke

Murder victim's son – We count for nothing: Irish News
Liz Trainor

Appeal over Omagh documents begins: RTE

Decade on and still no Saville report: Belfast Telegraph

Civil rights movement faded as guns started going off: Impartial Reporter

Murders reopened: (Mar 28)
Aine McEntee

Meet Diamond Dan the Orangeman: RTE

50 companies for US conference: BBC
Johnny Caldwell

Could Ireland be united in football?: The Herald
Doug Gillon

Linfield withdraw controversial CD: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 2)

African head studies NI process: BBC

Thursday, April 3

Ireland's Prime Minister to Resign Amid Corruption Inquiry: New York Times
Eamon Quinn & Alan Cowell

Blair praises Ahern peace role:

Durkan and Hume pay tribute to Ahern: Derry Journal

US politicians pay tribute to Ahern:

Ahern labelled 'historic figure': BBC

A statesman forced out by local issues: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Good Friday agreement was finest hour of the 'Teflon taoiseach': The Herald
Michael Settle

Resigning Irish PM was 'a Northsider who talked like a Prod': Boston Globe
Kevin Cullen

Whatever his financial arrangements, Ahern's real legacy is the peace process: The Independent
Steve Richards

Commitment to peace wins plaudits from all sides: Irish Independent
Dan McGinn


Taoiseach to address Good Friday conference: RTE

Flying the flag for Peter's alternative universe: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Hunger Strike account 'vindicated': Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle and Stephanie Mc Guckin

Adams may be the next to go: (from the Sunday Times, Mar 31)
Liam Clarke

Attacks on Orange halls 'not planned': Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Government must deliver on promises: The News Letter

SF woman joins police board: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 1)

Derry republicans go on new DPP board: Derry Journal (Apr 1)

Anderson welcomes Bill of Rights report: Derry Journal

SDLP stance on victims 'contradictory' – claims McCartney: Derry Journal

Parties accused of playing politics with victims issue: Irish News
William Graham

What kind of society do we want?: Derry Journal

Massacre families meet with Donaldson: (Mar 31)
Ciarán Barnes

Wednesday, April 2

Anti-sectarianism cash allocated: BBC

Allister slates Republic funds: The News Letter

Ahern to mark agreement anniversary: (Mar 31)

Leave decision to London say nationalists: Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle and Stephanie Mc Guckin

Debate over bill's rights – and wrongs: Irish News
Allison Morris

Police check neo-Nazi link to Belfast attack: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Cops warned about loyalist gang before Belfast bar attack:
Aine McEntee

Sectarian thugs: Irish News

Sectarian savagery:

Paisley hits out over commission: UTV Internet

We need a more sophisticated electorate now: Derry Journal

Dogs in the street know that Shinners can't muzzle media: Irish News
Susan McKay

What happened to the Famous Five?: New Statesman (Mar 31)
Jonathan Calder

Call for MLAs to back Omagh probe: BBC

Ex-police chief to head Omagh probe: UTV Internet

Judge rejects bid to adjourn Omagh civil action: Irish News

Top Catholic officer to step down: BBC

Loyalist parties join forces in Derry: Derry Journal (Mar 28)

Shoukri trial aborted: UTV Internet

Released IRA killer back in jail for life after murder bid: Irish Independent
Nicola Boyes

3 held over dissident republican activities: RTE

'We won't be deterred by arrests' – IRSP: Derry Journal (Mar 25)

GAA must 'reach out' to unionism: BBC

Talk, but don't be stupid: (Sri Lanka)
Kath Noble

Tuesday, April 1

Research shows Catholics gained more from NI peace process than Protestants: Belfast Telegraph

No need for IRA army council: Irish News

Questions DUP must answer: The News Letter

Why Bertie Ahern almost hit 'rude' Trimble: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble dismisses Ahern clash claim as 'tittle-tattle': The News Letter

Irish unity as traditionally seen not on cards: Irish News
Roy Garland

Harsh realities behind acceptance of largesse: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Bill of rights blueprint launched: BBC

The DUP has branded a proposal for a Bill of Rights 'a failure.': UTV Internet

Bill would ban discrimination against ex-paramilitaries:

Riot police attend Shoukri court: BBC

Details of a three-page UDA speech are revealed: UTV Internet

Victims' Commission will cost £750,000: The News Letter

Military killings reopened: (Feb 29)
Áine McEntee

'Harassment' by civilians led border troops to suffer stress: Irish Independent (Mar 7)
Tom Brady

IFA chief blasts 'sick' society: Belfast Telegraph

Match victim 'was in wrong place': BBC

Give football hooliganism the red card: The News Letter

McQuillan's fears for Ulster's future: Belfast Telegraph

ARA set to merge with SOCA: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Adams in the clear: Sunday Life (Mar 30)
Ciaran McGuigan

O'Neill gives his backing for united Ireland team: Irish Examiner
Liam Mackey

College to launch centre for anti-sectarianism: The Herald (Mar 6)
Stewart Patterson


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