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Tuesday, April 15

DUP urges supporters to give Euro transfer votes to UKIP and UUP: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

SF's banquet decision has left unionism needing to catch up, says Paisley: The News Letter

Martin's new Bessie mate ... Sinn Féin steals show: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Real change, like McGuinness toasting the Queen, is inevitable: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Dine with IRA killers, your Majesty, and it will be Al Qaeda terrorists next (Apr 9): Daily Mail
Stephen Glover

Finally, Britain and Ireland are reconciled (Apr 9): CNN
Mary Robinson

Plenty of hot air from Michael D's visit: Evening Herald
Michael O'Doherty

Northern Ireland police arrest man over new IRA mortar bomb attack:
Henry McDonald

Man arrested over police mortar attack released without charge: BBC

Paramilitary shootings – Man detained: Londonderry Sentinel

Men released in UDA 'rampage' enquiry: UTV

Polish family flee loyalist Mount Vernon estate following spate of attacks: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Trial of Martin Edward Morris for IRA membership collapses: BBC

Omagh bombing accused Seamus Daly in new bail bid: Belfast Telegraph

Omagh bomb 'suspect' arrested: Daily Telegraph
Ben Farmer

PSNI must enforce the law fairly and rigorously (Apr 10): The News Letter

Catholic woman's family to sue British Government for alleged collusion in UDA murder: Belfast Telegraph

Family sue over 'collusion' in murder: UTV

Family of Belfast murder victim Teresa Clinton to sue government:
Henry McDonald

Police refuse to reveal details of lost pub bombings evidence – days after admitting NO fresh probe (Apr 12): Birmingham Mail
Nick McCarthy

Birmingham pub bombing campaigner – 'I am ashamed to be British.' (Apr 7): Birmingham Mail
Jonny Greatrex

Investigate loss of missing Birmingham bomb carefully, says Northern Ireland Minister: Wolverhampton Express and Star

The Young – Peace, what peace? 65% believe that conflict really hasn't ended (Apr 7): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Why unionist leaders should support an invitation to the Pope (Apr 10): Impartial Reporter
Warren Little

Peter Robinson's gesture to Pope Francis is encouraging: Belfast Telegraph

Loyalist band leaves tribute to young GAA player killed in accident: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

NI21 leader Basil McCrea in outburst at 'useless' Assembly (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SF man takes legal action: Lurgan Mail

Andrew Muir – Rocks were thrown at me in the street because I'm gay: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Cool unionist response to claims Prince Charles in line for Easter Rising event: The News Letter
Adam Kula

1916 relative against plan to invite royals: Evening Herald
Clodagh Sheehy and Joanna Kiernan

The British are friends, but I wouldn't invite them to the 1916 celebrations: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finlay

Sam McAughtry – a rare, articulate Protestant voice (Apr 1): Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Election posters to be banned from Giro route: Irish News
Michael McHugh and Claire Simpson

Anger after funding stopped for Irish language magazines (Apr 11): Newry Times
Paul Malone

Everything up for negotiation if Scots vote for independence, Hammond says: The Guardian
Rowena Mason

It's time David Cameron showed Scots that England does care: Daily Telegraph
Benedict Brogan

If Scotland goes, it should take Northern Ireland with it:
Patrick West

Monday, April 14

Robinson 'open' to having meeting with Pope Francis: Irish Independent
Liam Clarke

Shankill bomb pensioner seeks review of IRA's 'comfort letters': Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

'Transfers' between the unionist parties could offer alternative: Londonderry Sentinel
Terry Wright

TUV can get things done (Apr 5): The News Letter
Jim Allister

The Ulster Unionists – off on their deals strategy again (Apr 8): Belfast Telegraph
Bill White

Too many unionist parties chasing the same voters (Apr 7): The News Letter
Alex Kane

Higgins visit – Eight key Coalition advisers and top civil servants attended banquet: The Irish Times
Mark Hilliard

Irish state visit – Reflections of a London cabbie (Apr 10): BBC
Conor Macauley

The Queen and Martin McGuinness – the idea that victims would be expected to welcome ex-IRA commander at banquet sickens me (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph
Samuel Morrison

Sinn Fein boss 'taking the soup' offers hope of a boundless future (Apr 13): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Windsor trumpet can't drown out Martin McGuinness' haunting past: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Irish state visit to the Queen means nothing to ordinary people (Apr 13): (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

The State visit to Britain gave a big boost to Sinn Fein (Apr 13): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

I suspect that deep in the soul of the Irish people there is a sneaking affection for the Royal Family (Apr 13): Independent on Sunday
Robert Fisk

Independent Ireland – was it worth it? (Apr 10): Caledonian Mercury

Protestant Coalition say Magherafelt council 'breaking guidelines': Mid Ulster Mail

Unionists slammed for Irish snub in Magherafelt: Mid Ulster Mail
Stanley Campbell

£30,000 to be given to 'Beast' bonfire builders: Belfast Media
Evan Short

Rioter cried when arrested: Derry Journal

Cliftonville fans attacked after weekend win at Windsor Park (Apr 8): Belfast Media
Evan Short

Roseanne Mallon – delayed inquest into Troubles killing to go ahead 20 years on: The Guardian
Ian Cobain

Son of murdered Lorraine McCausland accuses police of cover-up (Apr 8): Sunday World
Roisin Gorman

Holocaust expert Robert Ehrenreich in Northern Ireland Troubles project call (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Londonderry is 'the city of post conflict culture': Londonderry Sentinel
Chris Kilpatrick

The Young: We want to learn together – 82% back joint schooling in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

£7m a month bill in welfare row – Taxpayers 'will suffer' as parties continue to squabble over benefit reform: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Alexander

How Britain gave generations of Irish room to shake, rattle and roll (Apr 7): Irish Independent
David McWilliams

Divided we fall – Anglo-Irish ties are far too close for any discomfort (Apr 8): Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Historian queries decision to invite royals to 1916 commemorations: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

Why a royal family member at a commemoration of Irish independence would be significant (Apr 11): The Irish Times
Declan Kiberd

A force in chaos with morale on the floor – so is there any way back for our gardai? WHO would have thought that the thuggish behaviour of two gardai in a dark, late-night Waterford street would result in a full-blown State security crisis?: Evening Herald
Gerry O'Carroll

I know we should support England, I really do. But...: Irish Independent
Ian O'Doherty

Support for England in World Cup a step too far: The Irish Times
Donald Clarke

US the latest battleground in Scottish referendum debate (Apr 10): The Guardian
Dan Roberts

Alex Salmond is in the US schmoozing away. But Americans won't forget in a hurry that he freed the Lockerbie bomber (Apr 7): Daily Telegraph
Tom Gallagher

Scottish independence 'would harm world's poorest': The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

Curious case of SNP's shift from ethnic nationalism: The Herald
David Torrance

Scottish referendum – yes, it could happen: The Guardian

What defines Britishness? The monarchy, the BBC and pubs: Daily Telegraph
Alice Philipson

What Peace Looks Like ... And Requires (Apr 7): Commentary
Jonathan S. Tobin

Sunday, April 13

Robinson slams direct rule call: UTV

Peter Robinson says DUP need to seek out converts to unionism: BBC

Division is costing unionists dearly Robinson tells DUP Spring Conference: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

David Cameron – Let's take down Northern Ireland peace walls and build shared future: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Bertie 'happy visit took place' despite missing out on Queen's dinner: Sunday Independent
Ronald Quinlan

McGuinness at the top table as Bertie is written out of history: Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran

Three years on Sinn Fein learns a royal lesson (Apr 10):
Michael Brennan

Wannabe Tanaiste Adams still stuck in a time warp: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Peacemakers have inspired me to make Windsor visit (Apr 10): Belfast Telegraph
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Turning a blind eye to IRA violence: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Love-in with British shuns vile history: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

If the sight of Martin McGuinness at state occasions repulses you, blame the Tory Party: The Spectator
Melanie McDonagh

White tie and terror – proof that we gave in to the IRA: Daily Mail
Peter Hitchens

God and history can now make our closest neighbours our good friends: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

The Queen may forgive the IRA – but I never will: Sunday Express
Christopher Wilson

Visit shows it's a long way from the crown to the castle (Apr 9): Evening Herald
Gerry O'Carroll

Some of my best friends are Brits. Gosh.: Sunday Independent
Gene Kerrigan

This civility has many authors: Sunday Independent

Lord Tebbit – 'My wife is imprisoned in a wheelchair': The News Letter

Ninth arrest over Larne UDA disorder: UTV

Police swamp Carrickfergus to prevent second night of loyalist rioting: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Police attacked in Derry shooting probe: UTV

Michael Gallagher still dreams of justice for Omagh bomb victims: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Omagh bombing – When will Martin McGuinness break the IRA omerta over this atrocity?: Daily Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

McConville murder accused back in court: The News Letter

The Young – Two thirds of our young people want to build their future outside Northern Ireland (Apr 7): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

The Young – The Belfast Telegraph/LucidTalk poll confirms young people more concerned about issues like drink and drugs than political ones (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Belfast rally for Irish language rights: UTV

City Hall and the West say yes to Papal visit: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Let's 'See' what Pope can do – Francis visit makes sense: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

State hopes Charles will attend 1916 ceremonies: Sunday Independent
Fionnan Sheahan

North of Ireland needs influence and strength within EU (Apr 7): Belfast Telegraph
Colum Eastwood

US investment funds on Northern Ireland shopping spree (Apr 9): BBC

Troubles play is for real with no buddy-buddy end (Apr 2): Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Ulster Museum – Making a show of art of the Troubles (Apr 11): The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Better Together is truly scraping the barrel now: The Observer
Kevin McKenna

Better Together adviser admits – advice ruling out currency union may be wrong: Sunday Herald
Tom Gordon

SNP to empty coffers in Scottish independence fight (Apr 11): The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

U.S. remains a wild card in Scottish independence vote: Washington Post
Griff Witte

Connecting the pieces – Boston, Belfast and bombings: The Eagle-Tribune
Jim Cain

Saturday, April 12

UKIP calls on Sinn Fein to drop claim Northern Ireland is an occupied territory: The News Letter

The Queen's warm send-off for Michael Higgins: Daily Telegraph
Padraic Flanagan

Ireland and Britain 'stripping away layers of troubled past', says Higgins: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

British and Irish lionise each other on stately affair: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Standing ovation as curtain falls on hugely successful Irish State visit to UK: The Irish Times
Miriam Lord

Derry is a symbol of the new British-Irish relationship, says Michael D Higgins in Guildhall speech (Apr 10): Belfast Telegraph
Colin Francis

Why Sinn Fein went to Windsor to meet the Queen – Martin McGuinness's meeting was important symbolic moment: Belfast Telegraph
Declan Kearney

Sorry still the hardest word for SF even after all this time: Irish Independent
Liz O'Donnell

The family ties that have been healing the rift with our nearest neighbours: Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

The Irish state visit was a piece of public theatre, but also a catharsis: The Guardian
Joseph O'Connor

'Building bridges' is fine but we need North-South traffic (Apr 10): Irish Independent
Richard Curran

State visit marks a flourishing together: The Irish Times

Historic day for relations with Britain (Apr 9): Evening Herald

The Young: Reaching out – 63% believe that community barriers coming down (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph

'Attacks on Orange Halls are concrete assaults': Londonderry Sentinel
Chris Kilpatrick

Police fear UDA trouble in Carrickfergus: BBC

Eighth arrest over Larne disorder: UTV

Former IRA man Gerry McGeough to appeal conviction: Tyrone Times

Children may have been in bomb car: Belfast Telegraph

Two arrested in Craigavon and gun recovered in dissident probe: The News Letter

Slain RIRA leader to be buried from Cliftonville: Belfast Media
Evan Short

Omagh bombing suspect was arrested at maternity unit: Daily Telegraph
Tom Whitehead

Phone, forensic evidence for Omagh bombing case: Irish Examiner
David Young

Republican remanded in custody over Omagh bombing: The Irish Times

Omagh – 'At last, I am hopeful of justice for my son James Barker': Daily Telegraph
Tom Rowley

Refusal to hold inquiry into Finucane murder to be judicially reviewed in Northern Ireland High Court: RTE

'Collusion' victims' mass action – Security forces sued by families of people killed by notorious Glenanne gang: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

McGurk's Bar massacre – Relatives of those killed in terror atrocity 'to receive unedited report into bombing': Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Council pays £30,000 for estate bonfire site: The News Letter

£30k for purpose-built bonfire site in Ballyduff estate 'abuse of ratepayers' cash': Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Ferguson

£178,000 grant for Ballymena-led 'Conflict'project: Ballymena Times

Mediator could be called in to resolve Stormont welfare row (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

'Wear your Easter lily' says SF McLaughlin: Ballymoney Times

Row over 'campus ban' call on GAA tops: UTV

Irish president hails a shared language: The Herald

Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations member Diarmaid Ferriter questions Royal visit in 2016: RTE

Joint commemoration plan is an important step: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Survey shows Catholics feel bigotry remains serious problem: The Herald
Helen McArdle

Brian Wilson – Why Quebec finally saw the light: The Scotsman
Brian Wilson

Scottish ballot is not stoking nationalism in Northern Ireland: The Conversation
Christine Bell

Friday, April 11

Sinn Fein say no change in seats stance: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Conservative cabinet member rebukes Tebbit over wish to see McGuinness shot: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Norman Tebbit says Martin McGuinness shooting jibe was mistake: BBC

Queen and Michael D Higgins celebrate Northern Ireland contribution: BBC

Queen greets McGuinness at Windsor Castle: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

McGuinness believes he has the support of Irish people: The News Letter

McGuinness praises Queen for peace role: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Ex-IRA men slam banquet appearances by McGuinness: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Queen Elizabeth 'wants to make return visit to Ireland': Irish Independent
Lise Hand

God save the Queen, and us! (Apr 10): Irish Voice/
John Spain

Queen has shown leadership as a head of state and a victim: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

From IRA beret to tie and tails: Gulf News
Philip Johnston

An extraordinary event in the history of Anglo-Irish relations (Apr 9): The Spectator
Melanie McDonagh

Ulster unionists the big losers in new Irish/British era: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

If we want to see what 21st century politics in Northern Ireland should be like, we should look to the Monarchy: Belfast Telegraph
John McAllister

Sinn Fein feel they own 1916 – Queen might change that: Evening Herald

Scotland's independence poll makes you wonder again whether 1916 was worth it: Irish Independent
David Quinn

State visit marks a sovereign and equal British-Irish relationship (Apr 10): The Irish Times

DUP suggestion new election candidates could 'shred' unionist vote is not the case (Apr 8): Belfast Telegraph
Henry Reilly

Villiers in OTR Kingsmills row: The News Letter

Derry bomb alert – Device was 'under-car booby trap bomb': BBC

Loyalist and republicans in secret Twaddell camp talks: Sunday World

Pensioner cleared of Twaddell tea attack: UTV

Car burned as trouble flares in Carrickfergus: The News Letter

Man released over Larne disorder: UTV

Republican fears 'I'm next' on hitlist after pal was shot: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

IRA conviction quashed on appeal: Irish Examiner
Ann O'Loughlin

Man charged with murder of 29 people in 1998 Omagh bombing: The Guardian
Henry McDonald and Conal Urquhart

Republican charged with murdering 29 people in Omagh blast: Irish Independent
Claire Williamson and Rebecca Black

Sister questions if murdered RUC men were used as 'pawns': The News Letter
Sam McBride

West Belfast woman arrested in Jean McConville case: Sunday World
Jamie McDowell

Woman arrested in McConville enquiry: UTV

The Young: Our politicians – thumbs down from the majority of Protestants (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph

Pressure mounting over 'IRA' playground in Newry: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

2,500 get shirty over Jim Allister's bid to ban GAA tops from university campuses: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Allister's call to ban GAA jerseys from universities "absurd" says Flanagan: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Drop Mass ban, say rural Orangemen: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths 'racist singing' charge (Apr 10): The Scotsman
Gavin McCafferty

Scotland likely to choose independence, foreign diplomats believe:
Severin Carrell

Non-Scots against independence currency union idea: The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

Thursday, April 10

Coroner – tell us if Kingsmills killers got letters of comfort: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Hugh Orde leaves OTR blame at the feet of Fermanagh man Norman Baxter: Impartial Reporter
Julie Kenwell

Martin McGuinness dismisses Lord Tebbit's Real IRA jibe: Daily Telegraph
Padraic Flanagan

SF denounces senior Conservative's wish to see McGuinness shot by dissidents: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Martin McGuinness has hijacked history, fumes Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Mixed unionist reaction to banquet: The News Letter

Queen and Michael D Higgins celebrate Northern Ireland contribution: BBC

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness to attend Queen's reception: Irish Mirror

Belfast's mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir 'honoured' by invitation to meet Queen at Windsor Castle: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

President Michael D Higgins in silent tribute to memory of IRA victim Lord Louis Mountbatten: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Grew

A momentous milestone for the peace process: The News Letter
David Latimer

Martin McGuinness – Remarkable journey from black balaclava to a penguin suit and dicky bow: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Queen has been eager to repay kindness shown to her in Ireland: Irish Post
Fiona Audley

Martin McGuinness at Windsor Castle. What an odious sight: The Spectator
Douglas Murray

The Queen's lunch with Martin McGuinness was an act of trust: The Guardian
Mary Warnock

Martin McGuinness attends a banquet with the Queen; families of IRA victims shiver outside. Such is the logic of the 'peace process': Daily Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Reminder of troubled past must not block path to brighter future: Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

Symbolic gestures vital to normalisation of relations: Belfast Telegraph

Higgins emphasises economic ties in Guildhall speech: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Joint trade mission with Cameron on cards, says Kenny: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Kenny and Gilmore open the door for a royal return in 2016: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Higgins says he supports England in World Cup: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Forget the spin – British and Irish relations have been fine for years: Irish Post
Ronan Early

Provisional IRA gunrunning from Florida to be re-investigated by PSNI: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Cromie

PSNI 'no comment' changes to full investigation within an hour: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Peace – The prize and the price: BBC
Mark Devenport

DUP call for PSNI to answer questions over gun-running claims: BBC

Unionist anger over Easter lilies in Magherafelt council building: Mid Ulster Mail

Magherafelt Sinn Fein councillor says Easter lilies will not be removed: Tyrone Times
Stanley Campbell

Belfast loyalist Mark Haddock is 'reported for prosecution' over killings: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Terror crimes must not go unpunished, Cameron says of Massereene murders: The News Letter

Terror charges admitted: Derry Journal

Vincent Banks faces IRA membership trial in Dublin: BBC

Revealed – The true depth of Protestant disillusionment: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

The Young: A better life – most Catholics think that Northern Ireland has improved: Belfast Telegraph

IRA man play park name review urged: Belfast Telegraph

Police given more time to quiz Omagh bomb suspect: Mid Ulster Mail

On this day in 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed:
Christina Finn

Irish Ambassador fetes Washington Ireland Program: Washington Post
Emily Heil

Scots and English are the same people, with different accents. Why pretend otherwise?: The Spectator
Chris Deerin

Scottish independence – an exemplary or cautionary foreign policy Rorschach Test?: The Spectator
Alex Massie

Wednesday, April 9

On the Runs – Sir Hugh Orde to give evidence at Westminster committee: BBC

Tory peer Lord Tebbit calls for OTR probe terms extension: The News Letter

Martin McGuinness toasts the Queen at historic state banquet for Irish President Michael D Higgins: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Cromie and Catherine Wylie

McGuinness Queen visit welcomed: Derry Journal

Norman Tebbit – I hope Real IRA dissidents shoot Martin McGuinness for attending State banquet with Queen at Windsor Castle: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

A father who can't forgive – As ex-IRA boss Martin McGuinness dines at historic white-tie State Banquet at Windsor Castle, a grieving father's dignified protest: Daily Mail
Martin Robinson and Lizzie Parry and Sian Boyle and Tania Steere

Martin McGuinness's presence at state banquet is a 'betrayal of victims of IRA': Daily Telegraph
Christopher Hope

Birmingham bomb victim's sister says arrest McGuinness: The News Letter

From IRA chief to guest in white tie and tails toasting the Queen and the British people – ROBERT HARDMAN on a very significant moment at the Windsor State Banquet: Daily Mail
Robert Hardman

Symbolism alone cannot heal a nation's wounds: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Martin McGuinness – can we forget the man in the IRA beret?: Daily Telegraph
Philip Johnston

McGuinness at Windsor to meet Queen a vital step in healing process: Belfast Telegraph

'Significant' as Sinn Fein MPs sit alongside British peers in Parliament for first time: Irish Post
Niall O'Sullivan

President to meet UK PM and London mayor: Irish Examiner

Taoiseach tells Dáil of symbolic and practical significance of UK visit: The Irish Times
Michael O'Regan

Standing shoulder to shoulder – Queen tells Ireland that Britain will share in the 1916 centenary: Daily Mail
Philip Nolan

Countries should live together as friends, says queen Elizabeth: The Irish Times
Steven Carroll

Irish president talks of lasting reconciliation in historic speech: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Tricolour and Union Jack fly side by side in Windsor: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Irish melodies herald era of reconciliation at Windsor: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

President's state visit trumped in British media by baby prince's Australia trip: The Irish Times
Rachel Flaherty

Best of friends – now royals set to join 1916 ceremonies: Irish Independent
Lise Hand

We've all come such a long way – now it's Sinn Fein's duty to apologise for the hurt: Irish Independent
James Downey

State visit seals the end of an era for Ireland: The Irish Times
Roy Foster

The formalities over, Ireland and Britain finally sat down to dinner: Irish Examiner
Gerard Howlin

Michael D Higgins' UK visit – A milestone in politics to coincide with a milestone in economics (Apr 8): The Independent
Hamish McRae

State visit is a major milestone in UK-Irish relations: The News Letter

State visit to Britain – A good day to be Irish… and British: Irish Examiner

Men admit to possession of rocket: Irish News

Post-ceasefire and Agreement, senior SF figure 'imported guns used to kill': The News Letter
Sam McBride

Real IRA man held in Omagh bomb probe: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

'Little recognition' for NI victims: Belfast Telegraph

Former loyalist terror boss held for three murders: Irish Mirror
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Milltown killer Michael Stone on brink of release: Sunday World
Jim McDowell

Release over 1976 sectarian murder: UTV

Left-wing unionist Cobain tells Sinn Fein to get real on welfare reform: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Former hunger striker and senior Sinn Féin adviser sues party: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

England team to make return to Lansdowne: Irish Independent
Joyce Fegan

This Irish visit shows a way ahead for Scotland (Apr 8): London Evening Standard
Melanie McDonagh

Pro-Union politicians attack George Robertson's warning of an i-cataclycsm: The Herald
Michael Settle

For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be: Los Angeles Times
Michael McGough

Tuesday, April 8

Queen welcomes Irish president -- and the thaw continues: CNN
Max Foster

President says pain of past must be dealt with: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy, Steven Carroll

Higgins warns against forgetting the Troubles: Irish News

President hopes visit will strengthen ties with UK: Irish Independent
Emma Jane Hade and Luke Byrne

Unionists welcome McGuinness' presence at Windsor state banquet with Queen: The News Letter

Keep the focus on Higgins; not Sinn Fein, say Ulster Unionists: The News Letter

AOH leader slams Irish president's state visit to Britain: Irish Voice/
James O'Shea

Omagh victim's father will protest as Queen dines with McGuinness – Solicitor whose son, 12, was killed in 1998 bombings will demonstrate outside Windsor Castle: Daily Mail
Michael Seamark

Victims voice 'hurt and anger' at McGuinness banquet invitation: The News Letter

Queen agrees on 'importance' of banquet: UTV

Bertie Ahern – 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position':
Aoife Barry

State visit the jewel in the crown of royal encounters: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Mary Robinson – Irish story will be well told by Higgins: Irish Examiner
Mary Regan and Robert Mulhern

Michael D Higgins – Ireland's poet president: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Michael D – for when platitudes are just what we need: Irish Independent
Ian O'Doherty

Britain and Ireland – a shared future: Brisbane Times
Noel White and Paul Madden

Why the Queen's latest visitor is so important: CNBC
Catherine Boyle

How far we've come – Martin McGuinness' banquet with Queen: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Britain and Ireland – a new pattern of islands: The Guardian

Britain and Ireland – another key moment in the healing process: Daily Telegraph

Visit will help to heal the wounds of history: Irish Independent

Foster critices Hain's call for amnesty: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Northern Ireland peace process "bastardised our criminal justice system":
Sasha Twining

An amnesty for political murders will not heal Ireland's divisions. But less headline-grabbing measures could: The Independent

Two controlled explosions carried out in Derry: BBC

Twaddell Avenue policing bill almost £8m, more than £35k per day: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

'Paramilitaries are posing as community workers in Limavady': Londonderry Sentinel

Sixth arrest over Larne trouble: Larne Times

UVF supporter jailed for attempting to murder Catholic teen fails in loyalist prison wing move court challenge: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Man shot four times in Derry: UTV

Three held over attacks in Coleraine and Portrush: BBC

No new inquiry into 1974 Birmingham pub bombing – but the investigation is still open, insists head of West Midlands Police: Daily Mail
Sam Creighton

No new probe into Birmingham pub atrocity branded a 'sham': Belfast Telegraph
Donald Hale

Angry exchanges at police HQ after Birmingham pub bombings campaigners told there will NOT be a new investigation: Birmingham Mail
Nick McCarthy

Detectives investigating Omagh bombing make arrest: Sunday World
Shuki Byrne

Arrest made in 1976 sectarian murder: UTV

'Throw out IRA bomb report challenge': Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Royal visit policing – A job very well done: Irish Examiner

British monarchy tweets in Irish: The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Scottish independence – Lord Robertson says Yes vote 'would be cataclysmic': BBC

Monday, April 7

Attending queen's state dinner is not surrender – McGuinness: Irish Independent
Daniel McConnell

McGuinness says decision to attend queen's banquet of 'tremendous significance': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Martin McGuinness hails Queen as 'staunch supporter' of peace: Irish Examiner
Brian Hutton

SF, Queen agree on 'importance' of event: UTV

VIP date for McGuinness near site of two bombings that killed four people – Former IRA commander will dine with Lord Mayor of London as part of state visit: Daily Mail
Daniel Martin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomes decision of Martin McGuinness to attend Queen's banquet: Irish Mirror

What Martin McGuinness's Windsor Castle date tells us about the Irish peace process: Independent on Sunday
David McKittrick

Troubles crimes should be 'left unsolved', says former NI secretary:
Kevin Rawlinson

Amnesty for all terrorists vital for the North, says Hain: Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

Baxter highlighted a murky world: (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

PSNI Chief Constable candidates can expect to face Gerry Kelly – who tried to sue Matt Baggott – at job interview (Apr 4): Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Gerry Adams 'pulled the carpet from under Martin McGuinness' on welfare reform deal: Belfast Telegraph

Robinson accuses Sinn Féin of putting Republic before NI: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Alex Attwood – Sinn Féin pulled out of welfare reform deal: BBC

Members back motion calling for freedom of religious belief: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Tina McKenzie selected as NI21's European election candidate: BBC

Man and woman arrested in connection with Larne disorder: The News Letter

Loyalist mob attack in Larne: woman is released: Belfast Telegraph

RepubliKen and Barbie – Terrorist sympathisers who want to emigrate here from the US to support dissident republicans: Belfast Telegraph
Patricia Devlin

State Visit of Ireland's President to Britain, a First, Underlines Evolution of Relations: New York Times
Stephen Castle

President hopes visits between countries will become regular: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley

Michael D Higgins flies to London ahead of historic state visit: BBC
Shane Harrison

Enda Kenny reveals Government wants to invite member of Royal Family to Ireland to mark 1916 commemorations: Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

Business links on agenda for President's visit to Britain: The Irish Times
Pamela Newenham

British antipathy to us has gone, apathy is likely to remain: Irish Independent
Mandy Johnston

We'll finally have a seat at the top table after this historic state visit: Irish Independent
Henry Kelly

State visit to Britain – History's chains can be broken: Irish Examiner

Bishop says North afflicted by political 'sclerosis': The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Northern Ireland has much to gain from visit by Pope Francis: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Scottish independence – Doubts on poll for Yes vote: The Scotsman
David Maddox

Scottish nationalists are 'monstering' UK supporters, says Alistair Darling: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Royal tour – Is Australia embracing the monarchy again?: Daily Telegraph
Jonathan Pearlman

Sunday, April 6

Peter Robinson made big mistake misrepresenting me over cuts, rages Martin McGuinness: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Northern Ireland – Where justice is skewed by politics: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness will be a guest of the Queen at Windsor Castle banquet: Daily Mail
Wills Robinson

Gerry Adams hails 'new and positive relationship': ITV

Love/hate – our special relationship with Britain (Apr 5): The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

The greening of Anglo-Irish relations: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Celebrating our friendship (Apr 5): The Irish Times

Fresh arrest over Larne disorder: UTV

UDA and UVF must disband (Apr 4): Belfast Telegraph
Declan Kearney

Loyalist Mo Courtney told Raymond McCord – I'll kill you': The News Letter

SDLP calls for tougher laws after bandsmen are cleared: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Ireland could face surge of dissident activity in 2016, warns ex-IRA man: Irish Post
Niall O'Sullivan

Arrests made to protect Queen, reveals Callinan: Sunday Independent
Lynne Kelleher

It would take a miracle for Pope Francis to visit Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Social segregation is at the heart of Protestant boys' poor school performance (Apr 4): Belfast Telegraph
Mark Langhammer

MLAs ban peers from sitting on 11 new councils (Apr 1): BBC

What the public wants, the public could get in a coalition of SF/Ind: Sunday Independent
John Drennan

'I'll stand up for NW minority schools in Brussels': Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Government reversal follows 'strong public support' for Coimisinéir Teanga (Apr 5): The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Welsh speakers worried about housing plans (Mar 31): The Irish Times

Following Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, now Northern Ireland needs a debate on EU future #eudebate (Apr 2): Belfast Telegraph
Henry Reilly

Leaving the EU – how 'Article 50' could make the divorce very tricky for Britain (Apr 2): Daily Telegraph
Mats Persson

Cameron – keeping the Union not as important as winning at Westminster: Sunday Herald
Tom Gordon

The momentum swing towards Yes: Edinburgh Reporter
Neil Hay

Saturday, April 5

No prosecution ruling for 15 OTRs: Belfast Telegraph

OTR immunity 'a perversion of justice' – Allister: The News Letter

DUP councillor shot by IRA calls for public inquiry over On-the-Run letters: The News Letter

PSNI chief Matt Baggott challenges Norman Baxter to prove government meddled in OTRs policing: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Baxter's allegation must be urgently investigated: The News Letter

Robinson – McGuinness couldn't convince Sinn Fein to back welfare deal: The News Letter

McGuinness – Robinson 'crossed the line': Derry Journal

DUP 'cosying up to Tories', claim Republicans: The News Letter

Theresa Villiers says Westminster welfare plan unrealistic: BBC

Welfare impasse raises question over Stormont's future: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Welfare stalemate 'putting NI on brink of financial crisis': The News Letter

Welfare war of words may force us to get real on economy: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Poor, sick and unemployed sacrificed for Sinn Fein's political ambitions: The News Letter
Sammy Wilson

Charges thrown out over Larne violence: UTV

Man arrested over weekend disorder in Larne, County Antrim: BBC

Loyalist band acquitted over tune: UTV

William 'Mo' Courtney convicted on threat to kill charge: BBC

Supergrass link to double murder charge: Portadown Times

'Loyalist thugs are Protestant boys' only role models': Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Time to tackle underachievement of Protestant boys, minister told: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Link between Protestant boys' low grades and deprivation 'shameful': Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Ryan pal Kinsella under murder threat in prison: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

Police training college – Tyrone plan put on hold (Apr 2): BBC
Vincent Kearney

Ulster Scots police advert – Could you be the next Heid Offyser furtae jyne tha PSNI?: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Charged for speaking Irish: Derry Journal

Move focus from past to bread and butter issues, urge young people: The News Letter

Robinson – if safe, Pope can visit: The News Letter

McGuinness yet to respond to state banquet invitation: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan, Mark Hennessy, Gerry Moriarty

London Irish ready to welcome Michael D Higgins: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

Cultural ties define Irish president's first visit to Britain: Financial Times
Vincent Boland

Two nations with a shared narrative (Apr 4): The Irish Times
Michael D Higgins

Why the praise heaped upon 'Liz Windsor' is more than justified: Irish Independent
Gerard O'Regan

Libel reform – why we need to support a free Press: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Garrett

Sale of Nama Northern Ireland portfolio 'great news for economy': The News Letter

Few parallels seen in Quebec, Scotland independence bids: Toronto Globe and Mail
Ian Bailey

Labour question why Salmond's making indy case on US visit (Apr 4): The Herald
Magnus Gardham

Scottish independence could be a risky business (Mar 30): Sunday Telegraph

Friday, April 4

Peter Robinson – I'll hand control of benefits back to Westminster if welfare row is not settled: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Expectation that four NI parties in peace process talks 'will deliver' – Donohoe: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Welfare reform debate is real politics: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

Charting the slow decline of the devolution experiment: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Northern Ireland politics and the 'Rule of 7':
Steven McCaffery

Victims will never get justice, former police chief tells On The Runs inquiry: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Downing Street 'called for release' of Gerry McGeough: Mid Ulster Mail

PSNI chief to contact Baxter over allegations: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Robinson – Baxter evidence convincing and troubling: The News Letter
Sam McBride

On the Runs – No Downing Street calls says Sir Hugh Orde: BBC

Gerry Adams says his protests about release of terror suspects were 'entirely appropriate':
Christina Finn

Northern Ireland Sinn Fein subservient to party in Dublin – Robinson: The News Letter
Sam McBride

TUV leader Jim Allister to run in European election: BBC

Sinn Fein's Jim McVeigh refuses to apologise over Linfield scarf row: The News Letter

Jury fails to decide if top loyalist Mark Harbinson broke sex order: The News Letter

UVF 'behind racist attacks in south and east Belfast' – Loyalist paramilitary group behind attacks says PSNI: Belfast Telegraph

Pair due in court over Larne trouble: The News Letter

UDA rampage mob's only loyalty is crime: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Man arrested after Alan Ryan funeral admits IRA membership: The Irish Times

Thatcher 'betrayed unionists' in 1985: The News Letter

BBC documentary reveals Thatcher was in talks with IRA at time of bomb: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

We need to know the truth about Gerry Adams's alleged involvement in the 'disappearance' of Jean McConville: The Spectator
Douglas Murray

IRA victims pursue Gaddafi assets: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Man accused of UVF double murder bailed: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Princess views statue of IRA bomb blast horse: The News Letter

Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Belfast: BBC
Martina Purdy

Protestant schoolboys left at the bottom of the class – with results only slightly better than Travellers or Roma children: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Why are Catholic schools doing better than Protestant ones?: The Irish Times
Eamonn McCann

Police Service of Northern Ireland advertises for new chief constable:
Henry McDonald

Next PSNI chief constable to earn almost £200k: The News Letter

Irish ambassador in London ready for President: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Irish state visit rehearsals held in Windsor: Windsor Express

How Ireland and the UK became closer than ever: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

NAMA announces sale of N. Irish loan portfolio to Cerberus:

GAA ace on UK stag trip told by police he was an AWOL British soldier: Irish Independent
Eamonn Keogh and Majella O'Sullivan

Cameron 'won't block Scots from 2015 election': The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

Scottish referendum is a battle for hearts and minds – We achieve so much more as part of the United Kingdom: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Brotherston

Thursday, April 3

Tony Blair government 'tried to get IRA suspects released': Daily Telegraph
Tom Whitehead

Gerry Adams requested PSNI release of suspects in attempted murder of soldier, committee hears: Irish Independent
David Young and Michael McHugh

On the Runs – PSNI 'scapegoated' on Downey trial: BBC

OFMDFM information move like North Korea, says Nesbitt: The News Letter

UDA man tried to run me off road in turf war, says loyalist: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

PSNI chief – Give us evidence on mob and we will go to court: Larne Times

Larne duty officer defends response to violence: Larne Times

UDA's thuggery is intolerable (Apr 1): Belfast Telegraph

Five men arrested in Northern Ireland for possible paramilitary activities:
Henry McDonald

Dissident republican inquiry – Four released: BBC

Pal of murdered Real IRA chief Alan Ryan recovering in hospital after gangland attack: Irish Mirror
Cathal McMahon

Court clears man accused of withholding information on prison officer David Black's murder: Irish Independent

Northern Ireland police arrest man over Jean McConville murder:
Henry McDonald

Jean McConville murder – Arrested man released: BBC

Victims of Gaddafi regime meet in London: The News Letter

NI welfare changes – Peter Robinson warns of 'nuclear options': BBC
John Campbell

Stormont parties play blame game in welfare reform battle: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Make Sinn Fein pay welfare price, says UKIP: The News Letter

Northern Ireland politicians shroud waving over welfare reform?: BBC
Mark Devenport

Stormont Executive is incapable of making tough financial decisions: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Welfare reform is only fair towards the low paid: The News Letter

Villiers backs Pope visit to Belfast: UTV

NI education – Poorer Protestant boys underachieving: BBC
Tara Mills

School failure hitting Protestants harder: The News Letter

Gerry Adams entitled to a right of reply over critical article but no further action: The Irish Times
Joe Humphreys

Queen due to meet Pope at Vatican: Belfast Telegraph

Ban Scots from voting at 2015 General Election if they gain independence, say Tories: The Independent
Ian Johnston

No campaign finally facing its wobble: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

The independence referendum will be a historic moment for young Scots:
Robert Weir

No camp is far from united in plan for Scotland's future: The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Scottish independence – Much better together (Apr 1): Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, April 2

On the Runs – Northern Ireland Committee to hear evidence: BBC

Arlene Foster in unionist unity call: BBC

'Breakaway parties risk shredding unionist vote in elections' – DUP calls for co-operation among voters: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Republican event at Whiterock leisure centre breached council's conditions of hire: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Alliance party slams Sinn Fein over pictures of young people posing with replica weapons: The News Letter

Electoral advance of Sinn Féin will be a painful blow to Fine Gael: Irish Examiner
Gerard Howlin

UDA's Larne mob attack was aimed at brothers who stood up to terror gang: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

UDA rampage in Larne – Turf wars of a group tearing itself apart: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Men plead guilty to IRA membership in trial adjourned over garda recording system: Irish Independent
Brian Kavanagh

PSNI – Attack was sectarian: Londonderry Sentinel

Over £400k a year paid to informers: UTV

No hope with Boston Tapes: Sunday World
Richard Sullivan

OO demands meeting over US guns: UTV

Secret Thatcher-IRA memos as early as 1986: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Police delay files on Army killing of Joseph Parker at Ardoyne Christmas disco: Belfast Telegraph

Belfast City Council votes to invite Pope Francis to visit city: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Pope set to be invited to Belfast – but no unionist support at city council vote: The News Letter
Adam Kula

State visit part of 'journey of friendship': Irish Independent
Louise Hogan

Judith Gillespie – I'll sue over vile online sex slurs says Northern Ireland's most senior woman police officer: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Watchdog throws out bizarre 'lost votes' argument from Robinson and McGuinness: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton warns of massive cuts if Northern Ireland does not agree to welfare reform ... but Sinn Fein urges him to defy Westminster: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Northern Ireland business delegation visits Libya: Libya Herald

Falling garda numbers at crisis point, says GRA: Irish Examiner
Sean O'Riordan

EU funds for Northern Ireland peace process 'should continue': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Lord Mandelson – Britain 'bonkers' to leave European Union:
Angela Monaghan

Generation Yes – they're young, they're fervent ... and they're nudging Scotland closer to independence (Mar 30): The Observer
Tracy McVeigh

Scotland is already another country (Mar 30): The Guardian
Ruth Wishart

Without Scotland, the UK would be poorer both culturally and spiritually (Mar 31): The Spectator
James Forsyth

Colombia peace talks – Martin McGuinness meets President Santos: BBC

Scottish separatist charged in Pitt bomb threats remains overseas: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Brian Bowling

Tuesday, April 1

Gerry Adams hits out at London for Stormont stalemate: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Gilmore and Villiers hold talks on Northern politics: Irish Examiner

'We'll never move on until Sinn Fein pays its respects to the UK and Westminster': Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Unionism needs to get off its knees and show some vision: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Bullish mood at Ulster Unionist AGM... and a new-found sense of unity: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Mike must do Right thing – move would rescue party: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Allister furious after 'IRA terror fest' held in council leisure centre: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Flag protester abandons European poll campaign: Irish News
Connla Young

UDA 'on a power trip', says senior police officer after attacks in Antrim:
Henry McDonald

Pipe bomb found on golf course in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland:
Henry McDonald

Second pipe bomb found in Strabane: UTV

Mortar bomb – Man remanded in custody over west Belfast find: BBC

Rosemount shooting was "barbaric": Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

'No place for hate crime' – Doyle: Derry Journal

PSNI delay in 1971 shooting inquest: Belfast Telegraph

No Pope here ... ? Not a prayer, Jim: Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

All-Ireland credit card to boost tourism: Evening Herald
Joyce Fegan

Villiers lays stone for Irish war dead: UTV

Britain to pay respects at Easter Rising centenary: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

Keeping pupils apart is not preparing them for the reality of the workplace (Mar 25): Belfast Telegraph
Lindsay Fergus

Every one of Northern Ireland's top five schools is a Catholic grammar: Belfast Telegraph
Lindsay Fergus

PSNI's highest ranking female officer leaves the stage: RTE

Gender imbalance in civil service is outdated: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McGimpsey

Theresa Villiers warns against fire sale of Nama's £3.3bn Northern Ireland loan book: Belfast Telegraph
Colm Kelpie

Removal of Bible from Trinity college crest 'correctness gone mad': The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

The Case for Scotland: New York Times
Roger Cohen

Why the Scots should go for independence: Irish Voice/
Tim Pat Coogan

The truth about Scotland is no April Fools': Daily Telegraph
Benedict Brogan


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