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Friday, August 15

Omagh to fall silent for bombing anniversary:
Rachel Stevenson

Ten years on, and nobody has been brought to justice: The Independent
David McKittrick

Families, council agree to disagree: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Families' unease overshadows this poignant tribute: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Convictions over atrocity unlikely: BBC
Vincent Kearney

From ashes of Omagh rises a vision of hope: The Independent
David McKittrick

Horror, despair and how help came from Omagh: Belfast Telegraph
David Bolton

Omagh 10 years on – Atrocity made peace inevitable: Irish Examiner

They did not break Omagh: Ulster Herald

Time to end our unforgivable ignorance of the North: The Irish Times
Elaine Byrne

Stormont's summer stasis:
Mick Fealty

SF figures show US is key source of funds: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

More 'frustration' for wife of loyalist murder victim: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

Bebo kills off racist Irish quiz: Evening Herald
Lorna Nolan

Sectarianism still rife, claims Kelman: The Herald
Phil Miller

Thursday, August 14

Devolution still the best option for main parties: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

SF threats to scupper Executive do not scare unionists: The Irish Times
David Adams

Never mind the ballots: The News Letter
N R Greer

Two arrested in dissident republican inquiry:

80-100 'active dissident members': BBC
Vincent Kearney

Gangsters have no role to play: Irish News

Omagh remembered – Heartbroken mum recalls day her son never returned: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 11)
David Young

Omagh atrocity tilted political balance toward peace process: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Survival instinct will help Omagh move on: Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

'Offensive' remark on Order removed from Tory website: The News Letter

McNarry demands Tory apology for Orange 'slur': The News Letter

No Brown rebuke over gay comments: BBC

Psychiatrist quits as Iris aide after gays furore: Irish News

Union Flag protest 'backward, bigoted': The News Letter

Banbridge tricolours removed by police: The News Letter

Bringing Belfast City Cemetery back to life: Belfast Telegraph
Stephanie Bell

IRA memorial vandalised: The News Letter

McCain ancestor 'fought at Boyne': The News Letter

Wednesday, August 13

Scrapping NIO would be extremely foolish – Tories: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

They haven't gone away, you know – it's the same old story up North: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Dissidents out to kill police, warns Orde: Belfast Telegraph
Graham Bardgett

Separate services for Omagh anniversary: RTE

Families feel frustrated by investigation's legal legacy: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Omagh remembered – I don't want to tell my story; I wanted justice: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 11)

Omagh remembered – Pain and anger have still not gone away: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 11)
David Young

Omagh – deadliest bombing of the Troubles remembered ten years on: The Irish Times
Martin Fletcher

LVF killing inquest halted at the request of victim's family: Irish News
Margaret Canning

Ulster regiment invited to march in Ballymena: The News Letter

Tuesday, August 12

We will decide when IRA has gone away, says DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

DUP demands that IRA act: UTV Internet

Let sleeping dogs lie and relationships change: Irish News
Mark Hennessy

Policing powers must work first: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP plan must be considered: Irish News

NIO facing the axe in Brown government revamp: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

A leading alliance fields a formidable opposition: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Poots – web comments on Orange Order are offensive: The News Letter

Apprentice Boys have a real blast: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Parade 'most peaceful' since early 1990s: Derry Journal
Ian Cullen

Sectarian fears ahead of parade: The News Letter

'With the Twelfth over take down the flags': Belfast Media
Joe Diamond

Omagh remembered – The 29 faces that demand justice: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Omagh church leaders' unity call: BBC

Why controversy over Omagh memorial is desperately sad: Belfast Telegraph
Maurice Hayes

Peace to be Omagh's memorial: Belfast Telegraph

Fallout from Omagh atrocity has lasting effect on North's policing: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Ballymena to honour war regiment: UTV Internet

SF selects by-election candidate: The News Letter

Remembering: Sunday Journal
Mary Nelis

Ex-IRA prison escaper held in Texas prison: Contra Costa Times
Matt O'Brien

Workers object to Irish on shirts – Colrs.: Derry Journal (Aug 5)

Massacre victims' families ask for apology: Irish News

English pipe-fitter awarded €20,000 for abuse: Irish Independent
Grainne Cunningham

Washing powder brand told to ditch GAA deal: The News Letter

Lee Clegg returns to frontline in Afghanistan: Daily Telegraph
Richard Alleyne

Monday, August 11

Adams says Dublin and London may have to intervene: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Long way to go before we've a breakthrough in policing: The News Letter (Aug 9)
Stephen Dempster

Building on the peace: The Irish Times

DUP faces challenge on policing: The News Letter (Aug 9)

DUP demands 'clear end' to IRA army council:

Twenty-four papers in Stormont limbo: Irish News (Aug 8)
William Graham

Is Sinn Féin still Adams's family?: Sunday Tribune (Aug 10)
Conor McMorrow

Omagh – Families stunned by Clergy 'boycott: The News Letter
David Young

Heather in tribute to brave bomb amputees: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Edgar and Ciaran McGuigan

Surely after 10 years we deserve some answers?: Belfast Telegraph

Bid to bring killers to justice 'moving closer' for families: Irish News (Aug 8)
Barry McCaffrey

IRA responsible for half Troubles deaths: Irish News (Aug 7)
Rebecca Black

Casualties make case for parade – Paterson: The News Letter

Holyrood could follow Westminster if MPs scrap oath to Queen: The Scotsman (Aug 8)
Hamish MacDonnell

Sunday, August 10

Ballymena's nationalists keep the old flame burning: Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

August bonfires now out of date: Irish News

Why the IRA lost its long and futile battle: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Omagh – ten years on: Sunday Business Post
Anton McCabe

Omagh bomb – Poignant 'Viva Espana' scrawl now in archive: Belfast Telegraph

3 names withheld from bomb memorial: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

The road to peace that led from an atrocity: Sunday Business Post
Brian Feeney

Top law officer backs plea bargain deal for convicted supergrass: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 5)

Death of Tyrone woman who challenged a Prime Minister: Ulster Herald

A Republican Orangeman?: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Saturday, August 9

Justice Minister plan half-baked – Alliance: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Adams accused over justice date: BBC

Action call if power deal 'fails': BBC

War on weapons: The News Letter (Aug 7)

Police continue hunt for killers: Newry Democrat

Omagh families to boycott anniversary: The Independent
David McKittrick

Ceremony to mark Omagh anniversary to be boycotted: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Clergy at 'official' Omagh event: BBC

Outrage as Omagh bomb victim's sister is 'ejected': Belfast Telegraph

The Day Evil Came To Omagh: Daily Record

Trying to tell the story of an attack which shocked and revolted the world: Irish News (Aug 7)
Seamus McKinney

Devices found on city rail route: BBC

Thousands attending city parade: BBC

McElduff defends his partisan stance in opposing RIR homecoming parade: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Mayor says Lisburn would be 'deeply honoured' to host RIR parade: Ulster Star
Neil Greenlees

Political policing failed child vicitim: Ulster Herald

Former SDLP politicians to be honoured: Irish News

Tebbit slams plan to scrap MPs' oath: The Scotsman

Friday, August 8

Robinson says SF devolution claim 'false': The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

DUP – All traces of Provos must go before deal on policing powers: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP unmoved as IMC asked to assess IRA: Irish News

Will IRA Army Council officially go or will it just wither away?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

The IRA – time for a decisive winding down?: Belfast Telegraph

McGuinness and Paisley avoid court over victims post: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Move on commissioners challenge: BBC

Will victims plan really aid progress?: The News Letter

McGuinness accuses loyalists of hypocrisy on weapons: Belfast Telegraph

McGuinness-Purvis in tit-for-tat over decommissioning: The News Letter

Police close to busting UVF gang: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Orde reveals details of weapons seized from UDA factions: The News Letter

Brothers are charged with feud murder of UDA boss: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Dissident suspects arrested: The News Letter

Omagh families boycott memorial: BBC

Grieving mother still hopes for justice: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Family suffered 'jibes' from greater republican family: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

British government denies inaction over North killings: The Irish Times

Haddock to face murder questions: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

'Nationalists no longer believe in a United Ireland': The News Letter

Apprentice Boys ready to march City's Walls: The News Letter

Debate needed to allow unionists embrace GAA; Elliott: Impartial Reporter

Maze statement due in September: The News Letter

Tories' shadow secretary meets UUP to discuss 'new force' idea: Irish News
William Graham

Thursday, August 7

Governments ask IMC for report on status of IRA's army council: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Watchdog 'not required over IRA': BBC

Empey in doubt over justice deal backing: The News Letter

SDLP leader urges recall of NI Assembly: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Ulster Unionists would 'consider' Assembly recall: The News Letter

DUP – Disbanded IRA Army Council no devolved justice guarantee: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin resignation: Belfast Telegraph

DUP 'ready for an election' as political stalemate continues: Belfast Telegraph

New strategy for victims launched: The News Letter

Ministers set out 10-year strategy on victims' issues: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Fury as Hartley raises tricolour: The News Letter

Two charged with Loyalist feud murder: Belfast Telegraph

Two face charges over feud murder: BBC

World is turning into a gangsters' paradise: The News Letter

Man held over Quinn murder freed: BBC

Man in court over Nairac murder: The News Letter

Maze stadium decision 'due soon': The News Letter

Strong economy: The News Letter

Witness from North afraid to testify here: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald

Wednesday, August 6

Adams criticises DUP on justice delay: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Move is just first step in transfer deal – DUP: The News Letter

At last logjam is broken, but there are more hurdles: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Alliance falls short on policing in North: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Policing no issue for party politics: Irish News

Devolved justice, make it work: Belfast Telegraph

Trust has to be at heart of police powers: The News Letter

Violent Splinter Groups Try to Reignite 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland: US News & World Report
Thomas K. Grose

'No surprise' over parades review: The News Letter

Ex-prisoners hail progress: Irish News
Allison Morris

TUV will not contest Fermanagh election: The News Letter

Another man arrested in Quinn murder case: The Irish Times
Elaine Edwards

Quinn murder hunt enters third phase: The News Letter

HET chief says working closer with ombudsman makes sense: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Sinn Féin mayor places Tricolour in office: The Irish Times
Niall Dumigan

DC fans' bus is attacked: Belfast Media

Police meet with politicians over attack on football bus: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Youth game abandoned over trouble: BBC

Jordan family's fight for truth continues: Belfast Media
Joe Diamond

Viewers of RTE must complain: Irish News

Welcome to west Belfast, global capital of exaggeration: The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Pride comes before a fall for both sides: Irish News (Aug 4)
Roy Garland

Gay Pride march better than what went before: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

To censor or to celebrate?: Belfast Media

Soldier calls for parades: Irish News

Army warned ministers not to criticise UDA: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

The great game's afoot – with Scotland as the prize: The Herald (Aug 2)
Tavish Scott

Tuesday, August 5

DUP and SF break logjam on policing: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Alliance party rejects policing role under SF and DUP proposal: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Policing agreement buys time for Executive: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Tension mounts as backlog builds: BBC
Martina Purdy

Government of 'personal loathing and tunnel vision': The News Letter
Alex Kane

Tory-UUP merger talk sparks a clash: The News Letter

The New Tories: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Flagging up an issue back on the agenda: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Man held over attack on MLA: RTE

Threats against NCP traffic attendants is condemned: UTV Internet

Did Government have role in US-Libya deal?: The News Letter

Irishman explains why he joined British Army: The News Letter

Festival celebrates 'best of west': BBC
Gráinne McCarry

Showcasing a culture in Londonderry: The News Letter

Monday, August 4

Loyalist terror leaders fear being ousted if they back guns handover: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 1)
Brian Rowan

Allowing journalists to become players, even in the cause of peace, is the thin end of a dangerous wedge: Sunday Tribune (Aug 3)
Ed Moloney

Provo taxi drivers told 'ní thiocfaidh ár car': Sunday Tribune (Jun 29)
Shane Coleman

Ulster-Scots academy 'misguided': BBC (Jul 31)
Conor Spackman

Here's not to you, Mrs Robinson – Belfast Pride hits back at MP who reviles gays: The Independent
David McKittrick

An Irishman offers advice in Beirut: Daily Star (Lebanon)
Michael Glackin

McCartney says it's harder being out front: Derry Journal

Orange takes on the Green: The News Letter (Jul 26)

Going from messing Eire to Mise Eire: Sunday Independent (Aug 3)
Eoghan Harris

Rites of secession: The Guardian (Jul 29)
Robert Hazell

Sunday, August 3

A softly softly approach to the vexed question of loyalist arms: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Police unable to establish feud link to man's murder: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Sir Hugh's UDA chat is bang out of Order: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 1)
Lindy McDowell

Republican tensions are worrying: The News Letter

Education just another stake in game of sectarian poker: Irish News
Patrick Murphy

Paramilitaries are substantial threat to security – Garda: Sunday Business Post
John Burke

Integrity and involvement, hand in hand: Sunday Tribune (Jul 27)
Kevin Rafter

Quinn case men are released: RTE

IRA victims lose out in US deal on Libya: Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan

Honour to whom honour is due: The News Letter (Aug 1)
Ian Paisley

Another parade of our divisions: Ulster Herald

NIO backing justice from corporals' killer: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Attack on flag house 'hate crime': Irish News

IRA bomb victim finally breaks silence with book for his dead family: Sunday Tribune
Connor McMorrow

'Freedom' a tribute to Kevin Lynch: Derry Journal (Jul 29)

Pride marchers mock anti-gay MP: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Calls made to keep north in the picture: Irish News
Victor Loughlin

Students have to mind their language at 'Peile-Field's' Gaelic-only dormitory: Sunday Tribune
Jennifer Bray

Palestinian Christians meet ministers: The News Letter (Jul 29)

Saltire-themed railway revamp 'being used by the SNP to push independence': The Times (Aug 2)
Charlene Sweeney

Saturday, August 2

Empey predicts multi-party talks: BBC

DUP snubs Irish government invite: BBC

Time to finally grasp the nettle: Belfast Media

Goggins – I won't tell police to seize loyalist guns ... even if they know where to find them: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

PSNI spurn criticism of talks with UDA bosses: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Protests at policing partnership meeting: Belfast Media
Áine McEntee

Dissident threat to city wardens: BBC

Sinn Fein MLA McKay assaulted by dissidents: The News Letter

Dissidents blame 'Provo gang' for weekend assault: Derry Journal

Tricolour to be unfurled in Lord Mayor's parlour: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

Ballymurphy Kesh escapee's hopes hit by a US hurricane: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

Quinn case men are released: RTE

Republican's bail terms altered: Irish News

Paisley joins in parade support: The News Letter

Republican youth event to mark rally: Derry Journal

Veterans question civil rights legacy: The Irish Times
John Heaney

Taylor's comments 'dont go far enough': Belfast Media
Áine McEntee

Iris goes where even angels would avoid like the plague: Irish News
Denis Bradley

Hopes of compensation for IRA victims dashed: The News Letter

Doesn't Bush care about our victims?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Steelers Notebook – Rooney honored for work for peace: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Ed Bouchette

British honours for two men for their work in North: The Irish Times
John Lawrence

Friday, August 1

Woman to sue First Ministers over Victims' Commissioner post: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Tory talks concern former NI chairman: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Mending fences: Ulster Herald

How Sinn Fein looked on while MI5 took over surveillance here: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Councillors clash over orange parades in Omagh: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Republic gets behind Poppy Appeal: The News Letter (Jul 29)

McElduff defends his partisan stance in opposing RIR homecoming parade: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Town would be an 'ideal venue' for Royal Irish parade: Portadown Times
Gillian Halliday

'Dissident republicans' lead Ballymena violence: The News Letter

Two SF politicians attacked over bonfire: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Down but not out: The Economist

Reps back Brennan as Dolly moves him: (from the Irish Echo)
Jim Dee

Further arrest in Quinn murder probe: RTE

Press officer at Stormont leaves 'damaged' Sinn Fein: Irish News (Jul 29)

Republican Murphy to get Dublin hearing: Irish News

It's important to tread carefully in the minefield of languages: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Defendant opts for Dublin trial over CIRA-linked Belfast killing: Irish News

Haddock collusion team given £1m: BBC

US billionaire due to match CBRJ funding: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Secret donations to our parties more than double after devolution: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Sinn Fein is highest earner among parties in the north: Irish News
William Graham

GAA fans help clean up Orange hall: Impartial Reporter

Peace attracts migrants to North, figures show:

Housing Slump Hits Northern Ireland Economy Harder Than Bombs:
Colm Heatley


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