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Monday, April 30

Ahern's London address 'odd': Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Timing of Taoiseach's UK visit sparks clash: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Adams predicts Irish poll success: BBC

SF defends economic policy against FF digs: Irish Independent
Jason O'Brien

UVF statement on its future due this week: Sunday Life (Apr 29)
Brian Rowan

Key figures return to back new chapter in devolution: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

'Richie' Neal is face of WMass in Ireland: Springfield Republican (Apr 25)
Jo-Ann Moriarty

Mid East politicians study peace process:

McCord hits out after Allister meeting: Sunday Life (Apr 29)

Naming of band after UVF bomber defended: (from the Irish News, Apr 27)
David Wilson

MP bugged by Hain's stonewall: Sunday Life (Apr 29)

'Real IRA flooding Northern Ireland with fake cigarettes': (from the Irish News, Apr 26)

Real IRA tribute to murdered gang member: Irish Examiner
Jimmy Woulfe

Rapist is murder suspect and linked to IRA man: Sunday Tribune (Apr 29)
Mick McCaffrey

Former cleric urges new probe into MP murder: Sunday Life (Apr 29)
Pauline Reynolds

Lessons from Reg... on divided living: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 25)
Laurence White

Opportunities arise out of political tours: (Apr 24)
Roisin McManus

SDLP in North company tax plea: Irish Independent
Ailish O'Hora

Sunday, April 29

Ahern accused of 'hijacking' historic North celebrations: Sunday Tribune
Kevin Rafter

Labour accused of politicising peace process: RTE

Ex-prisoners could take charge of police: The Observer
Henry McDonald

'I call him Ian, he calls me Deputy': Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Still living in interesting times: (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

UVF boss covered murdered informer: (Apr 27)
Ciarán Barnes

Which Way We Are Facing: The Blanket (Apr 11)
Mick Hall

Clinton refuses to back ex-INLA man's fight against deportation: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 27)
Sean O'Driscoll

O'Loan to criticise RUC over Nelson threats: (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

Police Ombudsman hears complaints at Castlederg meeting: Ulster Herald

Adams called on to apologise for attacks on Orange halls: (from the Irish News, Apr 24)

Subsidy a scandal: (Apr 27)

Incoming Education Minister backs Irish language schools: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 27)
Kathryn Torney

Garda Fallon murder – Public must insist on a full inquiry: Irish Examiner (Apr 23)

Intriguing parallels of Scots poll: BBC
Mark Devenport

The faraway tribe that lies behind the Union: The Observer
Ruaridh Nicoll

D-Day for the Union: Sunday Telegraph

Saturday, April 28

McGuinness has held talks with Paisley: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Ballymena DUP councillor threatens to quit if power-sharing goes ahead: UTV Internet

Milestones on road to peace – Ahern: Derry Journal

London invite a great honour – Ahern: The Irish Times
Miriam Donohoe

Looking to the future, not the past: Belfast Telegraph

Senator praises Sinn Fein on policing move: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

SDLP's Alex Attwood to serve on Policing Board: UTV Internet

Orde quizzes Purvis on UVF: UTV Internet

You wanted written proof, Mr Paisley? Here it is ...: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Raymond McCord case on European stage:
Áine McEntee

Last cityside spy tower comes down: Derry Journal

DUP ministers may quit councils: BBC

Sinn Fein hits back at UUP's 'Prod' claims: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Allowance may mean party sues council: (from the Irish News)
Marie Louise McCrory

Maginness questions home deals:
Áine McEntee

Bishops hope 'peace' lines can be removed: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 26)

Sunshine Soldiers: Irish Voice/ (Scroll down)

'Killer was controlled by cops':
Ciarán Barnes

Kick Maze into touch: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

'Derry INLA not involved in crime' – IRSP: Derry Journal

Why so coy now, Mr Hain?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Dr Eames celebrates birthday with peace prize: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

DUP aims to boost economy: UTV Internet

Ireland will have 7 million citizens: Irish Independent
Brendan Keenan

Why are Scots turning to the SNP, and what are the implications?: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 26)
Ben Russell

Friday, April 27

Decisions 'should be put on hold': BBC

On foreign soil: The News Letter

It's time to deliver, Orde tells loyalists: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Time for the terrorists to stand down: The News Letter

Dead man walking: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Stephen Breen

The Road Ahead for the UUP: The Blanket (Apr 23)
John Coulter

Unilateral initiative could help marching impasse: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Divided by 57 peace lines: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Our councils need to be accountable: The News Letter (Apr 24)

Dissident republicans keep town in the past: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

Belfast businessman hails judge's ruling over article: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Team Builds Up Terror Case: (from the News of the World, Apr 22)
Martin Breen

NIO McCord snub a new low in official contempt: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

The Victims – My blue-eyed angel was murdered: Belfast Telegraph
Gráinne McCarry

Wright witnesses in legal move: BBC

McGuinness' relative appears in Derry court on kidnapping charge: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Meeting envoy a 'waste of time': Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

British TV company to make film on Sands: (Apr 24)
Conchubhar Ó Liatháin

Son of slain garda asks why Tánaiste is refusing to release files: Irish Examiner (Apr 25)
Harry McGee

Rise up, Englishmen: The Spectator
Liam Byrne

Thursday, April 26

Curtain set to fall on vicious loyalist campaign: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

No excuses for loyalists hanging on to guns – IMC: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Loyalists still profiting from crime says IMC report: UTV Internet

Peter Hain warns paramilitaries on crime: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

McDowell seeks 'leadership' from loyalists:

Purvis leads delegtion for talks with Ahern: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

UVF statement 'worthless' says mother: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

If the UVF and Red Hand Commando are to stand down, they must do so convincingly: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

INLA ceasefire under threat if loyalists strike against republicans: (from the Sunday Tribune, Apr 22)
Suzanne Breen

DUP pressure 'brought PIRA to a standstill', says Robinson: The News Letter

Trimble's house divided!: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Alan Murray

UUP must get its act together and reform now: The News Letter (Apr 23)
Alex Kane

What if Sir Alan became Sir Reg?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

The New Wolfe Tone?: The Blanket (Apr 16)
John Coulter

Day Provos struck at heart of society: The News Letter
David Young

Justice that works would be a step forward: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

McCord meets MEP 'to clear air': The News Letter

Ex-prisoner presses SF on 'cooperation': (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Unionists warn Sinn Fein may try to force gaelic games onto curriculum: The News Letter (Apr 17)

Our schools reach a new crossroads: Belfast Telegraph

Ethnic minorities to be praised at Stormont's first joint event: UTV Internet

Taoiseach and Paisley visit Battle of Boyne site together: Irish Independent

Paisley accepts Ahern invite to visit Boyne:

Behind Scotland vote jitters – Costly divorce from Britain: Chicago Tribune (Apr 25)
Tom Hundley

Wednesday, April 25

Paramilitary watchdog to report: BBC

New ball game as players change the rules: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Paisley should set date for his leaving: (from the Sunday Times, Apr 22)
Liam Clarke

Anger at ex-IRA bomber's Policing Board move: The News Letter

Ex-prisoner is joining Policing Board to 'hold PSNI to account': (from the Irish News)
William Graham

SF nominations a necessary step: (from the Irish News)

Clinton for historic Belfast day: Irish Independent

Barroso to state Stormont support: BBC

UVF ready to stand down: (from the Sunday Times, Apr 22)
Liam Clarke

Series of crucial meetings for PUP: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

No role for loyalist gunmen in new power-sharing society: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

US leaders voice support for human rights campaigner:
Damian McCarney

Man held in dissident arms probe: BBC

Omagh judge may hear gardai evidence in Dublin: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan McMichael

Hopes for Omagh bomb memorial: UTV Internet

Ambassador stays out of tribute row: The News Letter

Courtney 'killed Finucane': (from the News of the World, Apr 22)
Martin Breen

Police probe collusion leak claim: BBC
Vincent Kearney

We Must Deal Openly With The Past: The Blanket (Apr 13)
David Adams

McCord loses bid to head up victims' body: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

SF veto threat over Kesh site:
Damian McCarney

Why is anyone contemplating Maze stadium?: The News Letter

Challenge to right of schools to discriminate on religious grounds: (from the Sunday Times, Apr 22)
Liam Clarke

Appeal court hears teachers case: BBC

Parades body seeks to 're-route' monitors: The News Letter

Focus of the world's media turns to Scotland: The Scotsman (Apr 24)
Tim Cornwell

Tuesday, April 24

Sinn Fein puts ex-prisoner onto North's police board: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Sinn Fein's Alex Maskey for policing board: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

It's time to move on, says DUP as ex-IRA prisoner gets Policing Board seat: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Executive may not be just another wrestling match: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Attack – Ian Paisley Jnr: The News Letter

'Grug' hit still running sore in south Antrim: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Alan Murray

UVF disbanding is an issue solely for loyalists: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Orange hall targeted in attempted arson: The News Letter

Sectarian attack unacceptable: (from the Irish News)

Commission seeks 'eyes and ears': BBC

Outrage at Orde's expenses: The News Letter

Special Branch Files – No closure without justice for victims: Sunday Life (Apr 22)

Lo is aiming high in politics: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Political zeitgeist can be challenged: (Apr 4)

House price gap across the Border is closing: Irish Independent
Pat Boyle

A Province on the move: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 20)

McDowell rules out inquiry into murder of garda: Irish Examiner
Eoin English and Harry McGee

Walled City: Washington Post
Eugene Robinson

Monday, April 23

SF set to reveal police nominees: BBC

Old political foes join in bid to secure funding for the North: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

UUP 'needs new policy' to survive: BBC

DUP members remain at the mercy of Dr No: (from the Irish News, Apr 21)
James Kelly

Rebel UDA group meets with IMC: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Alan Murray

Guns control poser for UVF to mull over: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Brian Rowan

UVF spy ring had dossiers on 116 people: Sunday Business Post (Apr 22)
Colm Heatley

Ex cop and former IRA man set to join forces: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Alan Murray

O'Loan job up for grabs: (from the Irish News, Apr 21)
Newton Emerson

McCabe widow says she forgives killers: Irish Independent
Breda Heffernan

Special Branch Files – Bordering on the farcical!: Sunday Life (Apr 22)
Greg Harkin

O'Loan should look at state role in McGurk's bombing: (Apr 19)
Áine McEntee

Sinn Fein TD Ferris is arrested after he fails drink-driving test: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Power-sharing deal in Lisburn possible: (from the Irish News, Apr 20)
Barry McCaffrey

Ending of violence proves spur to Belfast market: The Times
David Sharrock

'Angel of the North' to send message of peace and hope: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Ahern's father quizzed over garda death: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee and Ryle Dwyer

Sunday, April 22

Empey orders UUP operation review: BBC

UUP rebirth hinges on radical reform: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble will find himself at home among the Tories: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

MLAs get an extra £10,000 as they return to government: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 20)
Noel McAdam

Peace in Northern Ireland: America (Apr 20)

DUP criticism of republican's place on parades body 'unfortunate': (from the Irish News, Apr 20)

Murray defends parades decision: (Apr 19)
Áine McEntee

UVF set for arms deal – but where's the cache?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Loyalists must leave the stage: (from the Irish News, Apr 20)

Jimmy McKenna and his killer gang: (Apr 20)
Ciarán Barnes

Delay on collusion charges 'inexcusable': (from the Irish News, Apr 20)
Barry McCaffrey

Victims' families hit back at Hain: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 19)

Three held as 'gangland arsenal' is netted in Cork: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Gardai penetrate arms ring linked to IRA dissidents: Sunday Independent
Ralph Riegel & Jim Cusack

Hotel owner facing €2m CAB bill: Sunday Independent (Mar 24)
Maeve Sheehan

Dodds condemns arson attempt:

Neutrality of fire service questioned: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 28)

Breaking the silence: The Guardian (Mar 24)
Dave Hill

'Things are getting better' on bigotry: The Herald (Mar 11)
Martyn McLaughlin

Saturday, April 21

DUP has let family down – Allister: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

The Big Man was right: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Robinson

New rift rocks party: The News Letter

Tensions at top of UUP over Stormont posts: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

MLA denies Ulster Unionist split: BBC

Empey has harsh truths to face up to: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Harbinson now UUP party worker:
Roisin Mcmanus

Trimble slammed for 'jumping ship': The News Letter

Not same old Tory: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Choosing prestige over power?:
Des Wilson

IMC to meet PUP leader: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

New review team offers fresh hope for contentious parades issue:
Evan Short

Apology demand over 'RUC remark': The News Letter

Shankill Butcher and 'Murph UVF man killed father: (Apr 19)
Ciarán Barnes

New appeal over 1998 gun murder: BBC

Prison files on murder inquiry may be destroyed: (Apr 19)
Ciarán Barnes

Costly inquiries: The News Letter

Retired Archbishop to get peace award: Irish Independent
Senan Hogan

Appropriate memorial is required: The News Letter (Apr 19)

Pobal responds to proposals on Irish Language act:

Unify taxes, and Ulster will prosper, says O'Reilly: The Independent
David McKittrick

Mallon hails investment that helped to 'turn tide': Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Friday, April 20

SF were dragged into accepting Northern Ireland legitimacy – Paisley Jnr: Belfast Telegraph

UUP man 'turned down health role': BBC

Trimble unconcerned by UUP clash:

Competition is launched to find O'Loan's replacement: The News Letter

'Challenging' public sector job up for grabs: The Scotsman
Alan Erwin

Call to ditch loyalist funding plan:

Catholic staff warned over UVF spy ring: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Neo-Nazis target local Ógras: Ulster Herald
Anton McCabe

Paramilitary group stops talking to IMC: The News Letter

Taxi driver denies 'delivering' nationalists to mob: (from the Irish News)
Maeve Connolly

Parades appointment is 'helpful': BBC

Fury over parades panel selection: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Neal Leads Bipartisan Delegation to Ireland: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Fury after Hain says RUC 'discriminated': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

RUC conduct unacceptable: (from the Irish News, Apr 17)

Court told of city parade rioting: BBC

Hain – too much cash is spent on inquiries: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Fitting place to reflect on women's heroic work: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Northern Ireland looks to its entrepreneurial glory days: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Contest to design Omagh bomb memorial: The News Letter

And all of King Billy's men couldn't keep Paisley away: Irish Independent
Ciaran Byrne

Thursday, April 19

Paisley invites Blair to Assembly opening: UTV Internet

Adams calls for more UK funding:

IMC report is expected this week: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

UUP still have long way to go: The News Letter

Disastrous nomination is latest UUP mistake: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Transformation essential for UUP rebirth: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble's decision a 'long term ambition': Lurgan Mail

Land of hope and Tories?: Belfast Telegraph
David Shiels

PSNI investigates data 'breach':

Arrests lead to questions over extent of loyalist spying ring: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Search for new ombudsman begins: BBC

Paddy Ashdown to head NI parades review: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Gordon

Orange appeal for murdered brethren launch: Lurgan Mail

Incident believed to be linked to earlier arrests: UTV Internet

MPs to investigate NI killings: UTV Internet

Getting to the 'truth': Lurgan Mail

Paisley to visit Dublin museum: UTV Internet

North/south economic divide still an issue: Irish Independent

Names boost for Irish enthusiasts: Newry Democrat

Maze stadium a done deal claim opponents: UTV Internet

A Moment of Peace: (Apr 18)
Henry Abbott

First joint statement by McGuinness and Paisley is message of sympathy to families: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Is this the last generation to call themselves British?: The Herald
Anne Johnstone

Cameron in crusade to save Union: The Scotsman
James Kirkup

Wednesday, April 18

Adams, McGuinness to meet Blair:

Paisley to stay in post for 4 years: UTV Internet

First Sinn Féin talks positive says head of Policing Board: (from the Irish News)

Final paragraph of Ulster's history still to be written: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

SF must banish spectre of Army Council: Belfast Telegraph

DUP meeting disappoints McCartneys:

100 people in UVF safety warning: BBC

Charges 'underline serious loyalist threats': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Pro-shoukri 'brigadier' ousted: Sunday Life (Mar 24)

Loyalist-charities link 'mistake': BBC

Two remanded over Lurgan bomb find:

Trimble wants to re-establish UUP/Tory link: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

We know we must change to survive: The News Letter

Mother's grief as O'Loan finds son's plastic bullet death 'unjustifiable': (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Priest's article is 'offensive' – MLA: The News Letter (Apr 11)

Peace Center In England Named For Former Senator Mitchell: (Apr 17)
Rhonda Erskine

Marking the end of Irish 'troubles': Albany Times Union (Apr 16)
Marc Parry

Speak up for Ulster-Scots: The News Letter (Mar 27)

Lennon linked with Northern Ireland post: The Herald
Martin McMillan

Loyalists hope to stage more Inverness marches: Inverness Courier (Apr 17)
Val Sweeney

Tuesday, April 17

No surprises as an upbeat Paisley names his ministers: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Paisley the Younger to be a junior minister at Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP is not going soft: The News Letter

Adams to make policing board proposal: UTV Internet

A hunger striker's long road from the H-blocks to a Stormont seat: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

What next in political journey?: The News Letter (Apr 13)
Alex Kane

Pragmatism on the Stairway to Stormont: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

How Peter Hain made parallel roads converge: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan Duddy

Ulster Unionists must change or wither away: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

A new peace does not mean an end to the strategic battle: The News Letter (Mar 27)

Power-sharing mightn't turn out to be a battle a day: Irish Independent

Getting ready to run Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

SF warned not to barter away residents' rights: (from the Irish News)
Maeve Connolly

Sinn Fein leader slams 'unacceptable' warnings: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Purvis assurance on 'UVF threat': BBC

County Antrim man on terrorism charges: UTV Internet

Second man due in court as UVF terror probe goes on: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Thompson 'threatened by loyalists': UTV Internet

Fresh warning to loyalists: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Two arrested after bomb find in Lurgan: RTE

Trimble to become Tory peer: Financial Times
Jimmy Burns

Labour MP attempting to end feud: BBC

Investigation into Derry death criticised:

It's Ireland, Jim, but not as we know it... Unionists turn their phasers on Star Trek: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Our day comes as festival boldly goes where no festival has gone before: (Apr 13)
Evan Short

Ahern 'not upset' by SF imports into his Dail electoral patch: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Monday, April 16

Paisley to name minister nominations: RTE

It's time to make peace with our neighbours: Belfast Telegraph (Mar 23)
Alf McCreary

Raise a sober toast to new era at Stormont: (from the Irish News, Apr 14)
James Kelly

All sides recognise the part played by God in this new era: Irish Independent (Mar 27)

March of progress: Sunday Life (Apr 15)
Lynda Gilby

Sinn Féin to meet NI policing board:

McGuinness call over 'UVF threat': BBC

UN urged to probe O'Hagan murder inquiry: Sunday Life (Apr 15)
Ciaran McGuigan

Getting away with murder: Sunday Life (Apr 15)
Greg Harkin

MP could have been saved: Sunday Life (Apr 15)
Greg Harkin

Bomb maker killed seven: (Apr 13)
Ciarán Barnes

Probe of informer's 'shielding' considered: (from the Irish News, Apr 14)
Barry McCaffrey

Families must have the truth: (from the Irish News, Apr 14)

Keenan monument attacked: Derry Journal (Apr 10)

DUP want INLA statue removed from cemetery: Belfast Telegraph (Apr 11)

SF oppose naming museum after English gent: The News Letter (Mar 27)

Second language march planned: (Apr 14)
Anthony Neeson

From the shoulders of giants into the arms of constituents: Sunday Tribune (Apr 15)
Shane Coleman

Scotland – Time to say goodbye?: New Statesman (Mar 26)
Allan Little

What Scotland can learn from Northern Ireland's odd couple: Scotland on Sunday (Mar 24)
Eddie Barnes


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