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Sunday, April 15

€16m worth of IRA cigarettes seized by Customs last week: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

'Sunday' relative's outrage at Edward Heath memorial plan: Derry Journal

UDA will be 'suited and booted' at Ormeau event: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

Project challenges attitudes to sectarianism: Derry Journal

One City summit to hear from languages minister: Belfast Media

Catholic Church remains biggest child in playground: Sunday Independent
Emer O'Kelly

Diversity and Healing in Ireland: New York Times

Questioning is not rebellion or dissent (Apr 7): Irish Examiner

The Vatican and the faithful (Apr 14): The Irish Times

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has sympathy for Rangers staff: BBC

An independent Scotland could pay its own way: The Spectator
Fraser Nelson

How would the BBC be divided if Scotland became independent? (Feb 29):
Severin Carrell

Saturday, April 14

RSF 'nonsense' over GAA 'sell-out': Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Man arrested over ammunition find in Londonderry: BBC

Vandals target RIRA murder victim's cross: Derry Journal

Easter lily lock-up: Belfast Media
Gráinne Brinkley

Northern Ireland man fined for posting anti-Catholic abuse on Facebook:
Henry McDonald

Two fined over sectarian Facebook posts: UTV

Remembering Stephen, (11) shot by British army: Derry Journal

A Priest Unafraid of Trouble: New York Times
Corey Kilgannon

Former diplomat defends Irish stance on Falklands war: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

402 ROI pupils attend schools here: Londonderry Sentinel

So, what would Carson and Connolly make of us today?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

The Scottish play: The Economist

Skintland! Fury over The Economist's spoof view of Scotland's future if it goes independent: Daily Mail
Gerri Peev

SNP attacks 'sneering Economist' over 'Skintland' cover: The Independent
Andy Philip

Punishment must be condign for sectarian crimes (Mar 31): The Herald

"Absolute Madness" – The Struggle to Create a Unified UK Soccer Team:
Scott Ross

Friday, April 13

Queen dragged into Stormont flag row: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Flag fury: Newtownabbey Times

Foyle UUP chair speaks on the party leadership election: Londonderry Sentinel

Unionist supports opening the border for police pursuits: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Scottish republicans attacked: Derry Journal

Wrap the greenback round me (Apr 10): Belfast Media

Man released after terrorist arrest: UTV

We should be ashamed of our silence over evil attacks: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Memorial to Real IRA murder victim Kieran Doherty vandalised: BBC

Family offers reward for information about IRA murder of Joanne Mathers in Derry in 1981: RTE

Sectarian St Pat's attack follows assault on tragic Joby on the same day last year: Belfast Media
Claire Tennyson

Ford seeks trustees for RUC foundation: The News Letter

Former Revenue official blames IRA for alleged scam:

Storm brewing as we pay £160k for Stormont nibbles: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Bishops put on alert as Catholics reject key church laws: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Orthodoxy challenged – Rome facing a turbulent congregation: Irish Examiner

Patronage report offers road map for vital change (Apr 12): The Irish Times
Paul Rowe

Scope of constitutional debate queried: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Thursday, April 12

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson – I accept the IRA has stood down: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Stormont Tricolour flag to be debated: UTV

Stormont tricolour bid is run up the flagpole: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionists vow to defeat tricolour proposal: The News Letter

Stormont flags debate is no light matter: BBC
Martina Purdy

Elliott – Republican flags "causing tension" in Kilmacormick: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Erection of flags 'blatant sectarian aggression': Ballymoney Times

Waving the flag for shared future: Belfast Telegraph

All sides await BC appeal decision: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

12-year-old among seven people arrested after parade: BBC

Police criticised over handling of Real IRA episode: Londonderry Sentinel

Man questioned over terrorist activity: UTV

35-year-old man shot in leg in Twinbrook estate: BBC

Progress on bonfires, but 'much more work required': Carrick Times

Ulster Unionist Ross Hussey calls for border chase corridor: BBC

Call for cross-border development zone: The News Letter

Border should not be an issue in choosing a school – minister: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Harrison

Remembering the past with dignity and respect: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

Tourism funds 'not reaching' border: Belfast Telegraph

Underpinning prosperity as well as the peace: Belfast Media
Jude Collins

School patronage – A rational debate please (Apr 10): Irish Examiner

School patronage (Apr 11): The Irish Times

Old Firm rules ok?: Derry Journal
Eamonn McCann

Neil Lennon 'bomb' plot trial witness is attacked in jail after being branded a grass: Scottish Daily Record
Amy Devine

Appeal over sectarian singing on Glasgow to Carlisle train: BBC

Wednesday, April 11

Sinn Fein 'must use influence to stop dissidents': The News Letter

Unionists seek clarification on Sinn Fein Easter message: BBC
Stephen Walker

'Our task is not yet finished' – Ní Chuilín: Derry Journal

Walk tribute to IRA gang sparks row: Belfast Telegraph
Anna Maguire

Nesbitt criticised: Belfast Media
Francesca Ryan

Police release men arrested at Real IRA demonstration in Derry:
Henry McDonald

Northern Ireland police accused of weakness over Real IRA rally:
Henry McDonald

Bradley demands meeting with PSNI over bomb hoax delays: Newry Times
Paul Malone

War of words over security alert: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Demonstration in support of Marian Price: Derry Journal

PSNI appeal after car is the target of petrol bomber: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Politics must come first – IRSP: Derry Journal

Putting the co-op in community: Belfast Media
Francesca Ryan

Orange Order's go-ahead to commemorate Ulster Covenant at Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Economists' report urges cross-border trade zone: Belfast Telegraph
Heather McGarrigle

O'Dowd calls for cross-border education: BBC

Border schools and families to be consulted on cross border education proposals: The Cross Examiner
Christine Keighery

Mark me in at the school across the border: Belfast Media
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Bishops oppose axeing class religion rule: Irish Independent
Katherine Donnelly

Three-day US visit for £8,000 was the right thing to do, insists Assemblyman: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

For us, the Falklands War was a reminder of the fragility of Hiberno-British relations (Apr 10): Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Rangers to take on Linfield in Belfast fund-raising clash: Scottish Daily Record
David McCarthy

It won't kill you – trauma makes us stronger (Apr 10): Irish Independent
Simon Usborne

Tuesday, April 10

Six held after Real IRA warns of police attacks: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Fury at renewed dissident threat: The News Letter

Nesbitt needs to build for future: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Nesbitt succeeds where our George failed (Apr 8): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Local MLAs learn responsibilities following Nesbitt reshuffle: Newry Times
Declan McAteer

Sammy's the man when it comes to Commons' touch: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Boston College plays waiting game on PSNI ruling for IRA tapes: Irish Voice/
Brian Fitzpatrick

Tweed flags plea 'If you erect it .. RESPECT it': Ballymena Times

Apprentice Boys' parade draws large crowd: The News Letter

Parade response is a welcome one: Belfast Telegraph

Huge turnout for Crossmaglen Easter Sunday commemoration: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Almost summertime so time for a Xmas row at council: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

Respect unionism plea in build-up Balmoral Review: Belfast Telegraph

Young people engage in peace process project: Derry Journal

Ritchie – 'Further and deeper north-south cooperation needed': Newry Times
Declan McAteer

Titanic Belfast – how the city's new visitor centre is healing old wounds: Scotland on Sunday
Janet Christie

Riots may be controlled with chemicals:
Ben Lowry

Report suggests Angelus be replaced by communal prayer: Irish Independent

Proposal to limit Church's role in schools: Irish Examiner
Niall Murray

Primary education on the cusp of historic change in school management: The Irish Times
Seán Flynn

Kids are force-fed evolution nonsense – militant atheists trying to make monkeys of us: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Derry group in Gaza visit: Derry Journal

Monday, April 9

SF leaders want republicans to reach out to unionists: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

With reorganisation and clear policies 'we can rebuild party': The News Letter

UUP no longer the voice of unionism, says report: The News Letter

Victim slams campaign to release IRA gunman: The News Letter

Free Gerry McGeough and drop Bloody Sunday case, urges Irish ex-minister:
Henry McDonald

The continued imprisonment of Marian Price: Irish Echo
Sandy Boyer

Taxi 'bomb' driver feared for his life: UTV

Police defend delay in reaching hoax bomb: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Father says he was 'powerless' to stop son's attack: BBC

It's time to stop moping and being poor mouths (Apr 6): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Dawning of political vacuum (Mar 28): The News Letter
Alex Kane

Ian Paisley was 'electrifying' says Liam Neeson: BBC

Let the sound of tills ring out on the Sabbath (Mar 28): Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

Adams – EU treaty 'opposite of Proclamation': Irish Examiner
Mary Regan

This referendum is illegal and voting 'Yes' is madness: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Angelus chimes kept ringing for first time: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Sunday, April 8

Republican Easter Rising speech to focus on reconciliation: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Adams outlines seven-point plan for a United Ireland:

Horror as 'device' left in hijacked taxi is abandoned outside school: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Newry Good Friday bomb condemned: UTV

Lord Mayor on Newry bomb – 'I dread to think what could have happened': Newry Times
Paul Malone

Man released over Allen murder: UTV

'Shocking and cowardly crime': Banbridge Leader

A city shaped by conflict: Belfast Media
Kieran Hughes

Councils receive funding for new cross-border destination: Newry Times
Declan McAteer

Getting down to business in NYC: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

In our interest: Irish Echo

Overwhelmingly, we Irish prefer the lie: Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch

Backwards Ireland looks like Deep South (Apr 7): Irish Examiner
Michael Clifford

'Mad Dog' Adair hits out at Celtic parcel bombers: Evening Herald
Tim McKenzie

Scottish independence – Alex Salmond's Nato and nukes dilemma: Sunday Herald
Tom Peterkin & Eddie Barnes

Scottish independence – 'From Darien to Faslane': The Scotsman
Malcolm Chalmers

Saturday, April 7

CIRA threat to North cops who join Garda: Evening Herald
Tim McKenzie

Four Northern Ireland police officers suspended over racist and sectarian texts:
Henry McDonald

Will IRA saying sorry really lead to reconciliation here?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Elliott rejects McNarry's 'ridiculous' talks claims (Apr 6): The News Letter

Swann promoted to UUP Chief Whip: Ballymena Times

Defused dissident bomb a significant size, police reveal: Belfast Telegraph
Louise Small

Bradley condemns Newry bomb: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Arrest in Allen murder probe: Derry Journal

Gerry McGeough should be released: Irish Echo

Donegal gardaí arrest man in Andrew Allen murder investigation: RTE

Store giant denies it removed Union flag products: The News Letter

Enniskillen – our cross-border economic gateway: Impartial Reporter

Anger at Vodafone spills over into Dail: Dundalk Democrat

Ireland now is Poles apart from the country we knew (Apr 4): Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Strong reaction to silencing of clerics: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Silenced priest receives global support: Irish Examiner
Claire O'Sullivan and Jimmy Woulfe

Catholics and Protestants carry the Cross together in sign of unity: Irish Independent
Allison Bray

Every picture tells a story ... but this one was five years old: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Connolly

On 86th birthday Paisley pledges to keep writing: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

The Irish question:
Elaine Byrne

Moyle twins with Gaza: Jewish Chronicle
Marcus Dysch

Friday, April 6

UUP leader's 24 hour visit to family in 'deprived area': BBC

UUP leader Nesbitt has his eyes on Upper Bann: Portadown Times

Beggs welcomes Ulster Unionist leadership role for Mike Nesbitt: Larne Times

UUP will have to prove it's cut from a different cloth: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Nesbitt knew of DUP dialogue and never objected: The News Letter
David McNarry

How Nesbitt can star in his own costume drama: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Why we should know who is funding political parties: Belfast Telegraph
Anna Carragher

IRA members face 'grave physical danger' if recordings made for American college's project are handed to British authorities, U.S. court hears: Daily Mail
Rebecca Seales

Girl, 8, escapes RAAD shooting: UTV

UDA 'forced family from home over Ireland T-shirt': Belfast Telegraph

Device was a 'threat' to UUP councillor: Impartial Reporter

Dissidents back in jail after judicial review: UTV

Secret service 'tried to recruit' Belfast man in Anne Frank museum: Belfast Telegraph

Ó Cuív adds to calls for prisoner's release: The Irish Times
Fiona Gartland

Old Bailey bomber 'unfit for trial': Evening Herald

Continuity IRA rails against UK City of Culture award to Derry:
Henry McDonald

Work of Historical Enquiries Team to be reviewed: BBC

Congress members hear of Clonoe deaths: Irish Echo

Victims of the Troubles remembered: The Kerryman

Park named after King Billy will close on Twelfth due to behaviour of Orange followers: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

Foyle question fudged: Londonderry Sentinel

Sinn Féin Objects to Royal Plaque on the Rock: Tipperary Star

Government policy on Protestant schools "ill-conceived" – Arranmore cleric: Donegal Democrat

Sinn Fein MLA's £16,000 ink cartridge bill: Belfast Telegraph

Archbishops unite on first ecumenical walk: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Indy ref consultation proves such exercises are flawed: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Independence for Scotland could result in Queen losing sovereignty over Australia, says senior solicitor: Scottish Daily Record

The phoney war over Scottish independence goes on:
Lesley Riddoch

Thursday, April 5

Court hears of possible threat to researchers in BC case: Boston Globe
Martine Powers

Prosecutors questioned in 'Belfast Project' appeal: The Irish Times
Kevin Cullen

Researchers face wait in US court battle over IRA tapes: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Trepidation in the Senate over BC: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Ulster Unionist chief Mike Nesbitt – I'll go to Sinn Fein ard fheis and sell Union to republicans: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Clarke voices reservations about new UUP leader: Newtownabbey Times

It's steady as you go in UUP reshuffle, but for how long?: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Murray

Dr Michael Maguire to be new Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman: BBC

New police ombudsman was critic of predecessor: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

New call for 'flags forum': Mid Ulster Mail

Concerns over feeder parades to Ormeau Park event: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

'Covenant' parade to converge on Stormont: The News Letter

Two Derrymen further remanded on arms charge: Derry Journal

McManus appeals for McGeough, Price: Irish Echo

Campbell rejects 'political prisoners' label: Derry Journal

Policing Board to discuss critical Historical Enquiries Team report: BBC

Emotional journey for son who never got to know his mother: Derry Journal
Claire Allan

Retailer under fire over Diamond Jubilee contest: The News Letter

Fury over border schools survey: Belfast Telegraph
Lindsay Fergus

Principals welcome Cross Border schools plan: Derry Journal

Quinn questions school emphasis on Irish, religion: The Irish Times
Seán Flynn

The sectarian candidate the SNP is unwilling to expel: Daily Telegraph
Alan Cochrane

Pinning Scottish Independence on a Fervor for 1314: New York Times
John F. Burns

Scottish independence – Scots 'to be asked one referendum question': The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

The Balkanisation of Britain?: The Economist

Wednesday, April 4

IRA tapes row case returns to US court: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

'This is my family,' woman says in IRA tapes fight: Huffington Post
Denise Lavoie

Explosive Troubles interviews set to surface?: BBC
Andy Martin

Irish future shouldn't get lost in violent past: Boston Herald
John Kerry

DUP 'disappointed' at unity talks snub: The News Letter

Nesbitt vows to give UUP 'a sense of purpose' after victory: Belfast Telegraph

Kennedy's ministry to be rotated: UTV

No shocks in Nesbitt reshuffle: BBC
Mark Devenport

I helped Mike join UUP, now I'm out in the cold: The News Letter
David McNarry

Ulster Unionists' Mr Burns should take a look at Rab C Nesbitt:
Henry McDonald

Nesbitt agrees to stay with phone-in caller: The News Letter

Will Nesbitt really get insight into estate they're in?: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

A fresh face for unionists: The Irish Times

Bomb found near Ulster Unionist councillor's home:
Henry McDonald

Rosslea bomb 'attempt to intimidate Protestants': BBC
Julian Fowler

Rosslea bomb left by 'Kerr's killers': UTV

Man injured in Strabane gun attack: BBC

Truth, lies, and a young man's life: Londonderry Sentinel

HET enquiries must be even-handed – Victims commissioner: BBC

Scrapping of bi-lingual signs welcomed: Mid Ulster Mail

Bust-up over plan to mark 1912 Home Rule protest: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne McKeown

Lessons learned from cross border cooperation: Belfast Media
Jude Collins

Cross border co-operation assessed to save schools: Belfast Telegraph

RTÉ to balance Adams No speech with Yes airtime: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Mahon just another nail in coffin for dying Fianna Fáil (Mar 29): The Irish Times
Eoin O'Malley

Shelter abuse website sees surge over Old Firm weekend (Mar 28): BBC

Tuesday, April 3

Mike Nesbitt says 'no' to David McNarry in UUP assembly group: BBC

Nesbitt let me down – McNarry: The News Letter

Ulster Unionists' new leader seeks poor family 'to adopt me':
Henry McDonald

'UUP benefits from large victory margin': The News Letter

Families take up Nesbitt visit offer: UTV

Join us and help forge a fantastic future for UUP: Belfast Telegraph
Mike Nesbitt

A new dawn?: UTV
Ken Reid

Smooth-talker models himself on Blair: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Robinson's vision is clear, but what of Mr Nesbitt's?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Robbo to form a pact with Mike? UUP must unite with the DUP: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Nesbitt must show he has substance: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Mike side-tracked from real problems: Belfast Telegraph

Further powers from Justice Act: Londonderry Sentinel

Keady find was 'part of wider terrorist plot': BBC

'Viable device' at councillor's home: UTV

CIRA victims' families seek DPP meeting: Belfast Media

MP welcomes Carroll verdict: Banbridge Leader

Hundreds run in memory of Ronan Kerr: UTV

You want the truth? Get a reality check instead: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Murray

Murphy – 'Time to show self-confidence and demand more Fiscal Powers for Assembly': Newry Times
Paul Malone

Fan slammed for 'sick' Titanic jibe: The News Letter

Police warning to Rangers owner Craig Whyte: BBC

Ayr United fan faces Dumfries offensive singing charge: BBC

Anti-Englishness and the SNP: The New Statesman
James Maxwell

Monday, April 2

I want to see how poor live – Nesbitt: The News Letter

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt rules out electoral pact with DUP: BBC

Shock at scale of landslide for Nesbitt: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Today's anchorman is tomorrow's parliamentarian: The Irish Times
Ann Marie Hourihane

Former RUC officer elected as new vice chairman: The News Letter

No intention of slowing down at all-Mary Hamilton: Londonderry Sentinel
Rory Mooney

Historic DUP address at Fine Gael conference: The News Letter

Robinson is looking to his legacy: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Morrow demands removal of 'repulsive' Martyrs banners: Tyrone Times

Coalisland victims of collusion lobby US Congress and Irish-America: Tyrone Times

Irish power waning on Capitol Hill as Hillary Clinton calls emergency meeting: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Anger as McGeough trial costs taxpayers £226,000: Tyrone Times

'Republic's interest in Commonwealth grows': The News Letter

Sit back and watch the peace break out (Apr 1): Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

Peace Builders celebrate positive Cross Border Connections: Ballymena Times

Children in border areas may get school choice: RTE

Motion calling for Vatican embassy restoration passes: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien

Derry group attend meetings in Gaza: Derry Journal

Gonna nae dae that, pal (Mar 30): Belfast Media

Scottish independence – Row over consultation responses: BBC

Sunday, April 1

Ulster Unionist party elects Mike Nesbitt as leader:
Henry McDonald

Mike Nesbitt brings colour to 'grey party': BBC

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt tries Eamonn Mallie impression: BBC
Mark Devenport

Swords into ploughshares (Mar 30): BBC
Mark Devenport

SDLP chief happy for Labour to stand in council and Assembly elections: (from the Belfast Telegraph)

Catholic PSNI recruits speak of experiences: BBC

ASDA hit back at McCrea in St Patrick's Day row: Mid Ulster Mail

If we don't learn lesson then I'd predict a riot (Mar 30): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Loyalist jailed for pipe bomb attack: UTV

Alert disrupts traffic near Titanic centre: UTV

Executive officials sat in on Lough Foyle diplomacy pow wow: Londonderry Sentinel

Celebrating culture in a positive manner: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

MLAs must get creative after cuts (Mar 29): Belfast Telegraph

Haughey's UN 'Brit bashing': Sunday Independent
Liam Collins

This is one battle I want Hain to win (Mar 30): Daily Mail
Quentin Letts

North men, South men, comrades all my arse (Mar 30): Derry Journal
Joe Brolly

The raging thirst – How Glasgow's pubs run on Old Firm rivalry (Mar 25): Scotland on Sunday
Peter Ross

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is treated unfairly at times, says St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas: Scottish Daily Record
Gordon Waddell

The sectarian question (Mar 31): The Herald
Gerry Braiden

More Anglicans leave Church of England for Rome: Sunday Telegraph
Edward Malnick

Scottish independence – UK consultation backs early vote: BBC


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