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Saturday, August 31

Archbishop pleads for Belfast calm: The Guardian

'I can see no end to rioting' says police chief: The News Letter (Aug 30)
Ian Graham

Republicans 'are not part of street violence': Irish Independent
John Devine

Catalogue of nightly terror at flashpoint: The News Letter (Aug 30)
Richard Sherriff

Residents reject peace wall plan: BBC

Sinn Fein TD visits Short Strand: UTV Internet

The Children of Fear: Irish Independent
Justine McCarthy

There is no more time to be wasted: Belfast Telegraph

Unionists "look foolish" says Belfast Mayor: Irish Post/
Paul Green

I won't fill Trimble's shoes, says Robinson: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ulster Unionist hardliners in double challenge to Trimble: Financial Times
Krishna Guha

It's time to forge a new deal: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Robinson

Drumcree 'ringleader' refused bail: UTV Internet

Blackmen parade ban stays in place: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

'Brigadier' is still in charge: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

If Sinn fein signs up to new police service the IRA must stand down: The News Letter (Aug 30)

UDA says no to talks with SF mayor: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Listen Rather Than Punish: The Blanket (Aug 22)
Anthony McIntyre

Anti-sectarianism call: UTV Internet

Inquiry renews appeal for IRA evidence: BBC

All-Ireland economy predicted: UTV Internet

Friday, August 30

GFA collapse warning: UTV Internet

Unionists 'damaging' institutions: BBC
Martina Purdy

Weir slams Burnside and Donaldson: UTV Internet

Four options face Ulster Unionists: Belfast Telegraph

Resign threat over policing: BBC

Police prevent second Omagh: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Paramilitaries blamed for violence: BBC

Holy Cross - Hopes high of dispute settlement: (from
Allison Morris

Plea for cameras at riot flashpoint: The News Letter (Aug 29)
Gemma Murray

See no evil: (from

Straw tries to sell the euro to Ulster parties: The News Letter (Aug 29)

Census figures to be revealed next month: (from
Anthony Neeson

Outrage paints false image: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 26)
Andy Ward

Deadly shadow returns to game: The Observer (Aug 25)
Henry McDonald

To Hell With the True Believers: The Blanket (Aug 22)
Newton Emerson

Army out in force: Ulster Herald
Adrian Mullan

Teebane families press for justice: BBC

Thursday, August 29

Trimble faces new onslaught from party hardliners: The Times
Christopher Walker

I'm not quitting, says defiant Trimble: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Trimble looking safe: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Trimble's challenge: BBC
Martina Purdy

Missiles fly as Trimble visits street under siege: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

'Sectarian hatred' blamed for school attack: The News Letter (Aug 28)
Kim Hewitt

Plastic bullets used during confrontations in Belfast: RTE

Interface Workers Snubbed: The Blanket (Aug 22)
Billy Mitchell

Time to go beyond the agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

NI has 'brighter future in EU': BBC (Aug 27)

Colombia Three prosecution drop key witnesses: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Omagh dad urges change to rules: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

NIO's compensation 'police' have sunk to new low: The News Letter (Aug 27)

Cobain slams Sinn Fein policing plan: UTV Internet

SDLP policing stance falls short - Mitchel McLaughlin: Derry Journal (Aug 28)

Protestant threats force Irish soccer star out of game: Washington Times (Aug 28)
Anthony Healy

Lennon has enough: Irish Echo

Sectarian arsonist wanted 'to be a hero': Belfast Telegraph

Lessons in patriotism from Spain: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Sectarianism rife in Glasgow — poll: The Sunday Times (Aug 25)
Robert Tait

Wednesday, August 28

Unionists challenge Trimble's policy: BBC

Trimble devolution vow: UTV Internet

Holy Cross numbers fall after violence: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Police probe arson attack on Belfast school: RTE

Hard-hitting Presbyterian statement on violence makes sense: The News Letter

Atrocity victims 'forced to strip': Irish Independent
George Jackson

Almost robbed of life: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

When sport is a cynical game of political football: Sunday Independent (Aug 25)
Eilis O'Hanlon

Forget Keane, Lennon's tale is truly tragic: Ireland on Sunday (Aug 25)

Should Neil Lennon have quit?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris McCann & Kevin McLaughlin

Loyalist in fantasy land says Sinn Féin: (from, Aug 23)

RIRA and CIRA - No Support and Going Nowhere?: The Blanket (Aug 22)
Liam O Ruairc

Killer's letter rapped attacks on RC churches: Sunday Life (Aug 25)

Lax Catholics face ban from schools run by Church: Sunday Independent (Aug 25)
Helen Bruce & Charles Mallon

McGurk's - search for truth goes on: (from, Aug 23)

What Spain can learn from the Irish experience: The Independent
David McKittrick

Democracy and terror do not mix: Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday, August 27

Church calls for end to rioting: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Fears grow for future of Holy Cross: Irish Examiner
Kieran McDaid

Ties that bind people in need of restoration: Belfast Telegraph
John Dunlop

In north Belfast, half a loaf must be better than no bread: The News Letter (Aug 23)

Security? Don't make me laugh: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 23)
Lindy McDowell

UDA tribute to teen 'own-goal' bomber: Sunday Life (Aug 25)
Ciaran McGuigan

Durkan warning over SF exclusion: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Exposed - Adams the wine lover: The Sunday Times (Aug 25)
Mary Johnston

Need not be a case of mistaken identity: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Inquiry after bomb victim is forced to strip: The Times
Daniel McGrory

Lawyers 'forced Omagh victim to strip at interview': The Independent
David McKittrick

Deputy Mayor’s post: (from, Aug 23)

An independent man: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Merger Mania: The Blanket (Aug 22)
Ciarán Irvine

Memorial to bandsmen is destroyed by arsonists: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Patrol vessels to leave NI: BBC (Aug 25)

Why do we care if the British steal our heroes?: Ireland on Sunday (Aug 25)

Batasuna banned: Daily Telegraph

If Spain wants peace she must let the terrorists' party speak: The Independent

Monday, August 26

Trimble faces renewed challenge from anti-agreement MPs: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Durkan in pro-Agreement push: UTV Internet

LVF 'tools up' for terrorism: Sunday Life (Aug 25)

Omagh bomb claimants stripped by lawyers: Daily Telegraph
Hamida Ghafour

Omagh wounded stripped of dignity: Ireland on Sunday (Aug 25)

Threat to Northern judges' independence: Sunday Business Post (Aug 25)
Austen Morgan

Terrorism auditor on cards: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 22)

Father and sons on blast charges: Irish Independent (Aug 23)
Michael Donnelly

Real IRA muscles in on border drugs trade: Sunday Life (Aug 25)
Ciaran McGuigan

Call for change in law following Lennon threat: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 23)
Paul Dykes

After Neil I'll never play for the North: Ireland on Sunday (Aug 25)

Threatened footballer’s plight finds sympathetic ear of songwriting fan: The Scotsman (Aug 24)
Mike Wade

Bottom line for a man at the top: The Herald (Aug 23)
Lorna Martin

Dangerous spectators don’t give peace a sporting chance: Irish Examiner (Aug 24)
Ryle Dwyer

Inquiry asked to probe ‘shoot Catholics’ claim: Derry Journal (Aug 23)

A Vibrant Felie: The Blanket (Aug 22)
Sean Smyth

'The song just fell out of the trees' -- a talk with James Taylor: Minneapolis Star Tribune (Aug 25)
Jon Bream

Don't you see, it was all tongue in cheek: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 21)
Steven King

Spain sees no hope of a solution in 'Irish model': The Times (Aug 24)
David Sharrock

Sunday, August 25

Call to bring PSNI back from Kosovo: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

We must stop the rot in North's ailing police force: Sunday Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

I blame Patten for Neil Lennon's fate: Sunday Telegraph
Kevin Myers

Convicted murderer cop set to get police pension: (from Sunday People, Aug 18)
Greg Harkin

Alliance Party slams McGimpsey over sectarianism in football: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

The unsung heroes: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Who really threatened to kill Neil Lennon?: Sunday Herald
Neil MacKay

The ugly game: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Fans unite to cheer Lennon in Glasgow derby: The Observer
Stephen Khan

Sectarian roots blight soccer: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

The great divide: The Observer
Amy Lawrence

Lennon’s own goal: Scotland on Sunday

A sad, bad business: Irish Independent (Aug 23)

Kin await probe into alleged state killings: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Trimble’s leadership faces test in vote on hardliners: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and Chris Ryder

Assassin is kicked out of top UDA post: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Many extreme loyalists raised as Catholics: Sunday Business Post
Anton McCabe

IRA murder bid damages peace process: Sunday Independent
Willie Kealy

Omagh accused to testify in person: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Sinn Fein throws a book at faithful: The Sunday Times
Scott Millar

Fears of schools blockade slammed: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP needs radical election revamp: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Saturday, August 24

Unionists want reserves to stay: Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

Army patrols treble to stop Ulster violence: The Times
Christopher Walker

Policing dream turns to nightmare: BBC
Brian Rowan

Sinn Fein must get involved in policing process: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

A frank critique of policing needs: Belfast Telegraph

Call to republicans to end violence: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Nationalists plan 'pogrom' protest: Belfast Telegraph

Safety report proposes peace wall: BBC

Commission aims to unite the Shankill: The News Letter

Ireland has nothing in common with Old Firm rivalry: The Guardian
Donald Findlay

Tully’s skill a lasting memory of untroubled times: The Scotsman
Glenn Gibbons

Lennon is a big girl's blouse - terrorism is the winner: Daily Telegraph
Tom Utley

I won't push Lennon - O'Neill: UTV Internet

Death threats against Neil Lennon show bigotry knows no bounds: The News Letter (Aug 22)

Decision to play on is sorry own goal for football: The Times (Aug 23)
Matt Dickinson

Lennon will not be allowed to make Irish switch after threats: Irish Examiner (Aug 23)
Mícheál Lehane

Organisation must be non-sectarian: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

A Tawny Sinew: The Blanket (Aug 18)
Anthony McIntyre

Two Omagh suspects challenge legal action: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Prisoner AWOL drama ends: Derry Journal (Aug 23)

SDLP and SF welcome passport move: RTE

Friday, August 23

Police chief says Ulster force nearly at breaking point: The Times
Christopher Walker

Devices made safe during violence: BBC

Riots force ambulances to travel longer: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

Unionist warning over violence: UTV Internet

Creating a space: (from

North Belfast - A Resident's View: The Blanket (Aug 18)
Joan Totten

Gerrymander curse still lingers: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Dems Cry Foul on Business Summit: Irish Voice/

Real IRA killers 'will pay in the next life': Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

Irish soccer captain quits over death threats: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Sport a victim of the great divide: The Herald
Robert Goldsmith

Fans back Lennon decision to quit: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Wrong decision: The Guardian

Not an isolated case, but a symbol of a segregated society: The Independent

A dark night for N.Ireland football: Belfast Telegraph

Kick bigotry out of sport: Irish Examiner

From football stadiums to hospitals, daily life in Ulster remains blighted by historic hatred: The Independent
David McKittrick

Prisons set to ignite as uniform row flares: (from

Return to hell: The Times
Andy Arkell

Ahern is urged to press Blair over bomb enquiry: Irish Post/
Jon Myles

The Wailing Wall: (from

Thursday, August 22

Talks follow interface violence: BBC

Sinn Fein urge action: UTV Internet

Army holding the line after exodus from Ulster police: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Unionists attack SF 'ambush' vote on police: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Nationalism 'split on policing': BBC
Mark Simpson

Ulster's hamstrung police: Daily Telegraph

Real IRA admits role in army base murder: Irish Independent

Real IRA leave claim: UTV Internet

Time to end republican propaganda?: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

The West Belfast Festival: The Blanket (Aug 18)
Newton Emerson

Unionist MPs seek assembly seats: BBC

Sinn Fein chairman urges unification white paper: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

Pitch battle: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Celtic star pulls out of match after death threats: The Scotsman
Alastair Jamieson and John Staples

Belfast bigots score own goal: Daily Telegraph
Henry Winter

Time for the final curtain at Belfast's theatre of hate: The Guardian
Michael Walker

UK government slammed over Irish language access: UTV Internet

34 years ago - Northern nationalists demand civil rights: Irish Echo
Edward T. O'Donnell

Wednesday, August 21

Warning over east Belfast violence: UTV Internet

Minister invited to flashpoint area: BBC

Beggs slams loyalists after attacks: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

Loyalist challenge to Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

Violence on talks agenda: BBC

Bomber's are damaging city's economy: Belfast Telegraph

'We will use any means necessary' -INLA on Loyalist attacks: Derry Journal

SF defends DUP's top post: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Republican prisoner on run: UTV Internet

NI council's policing row: UTV Internet

Political considerations must not stand in the way of firm and fair policing: The News Letter (Aug 13)

No Hierarchies Here!: The Blanket (Aug 15)
Anthony McIntyre

DUP opposes funding for Irish summer school: Belfast Telegraph

Captain Lennon sees Irish fortune turn: The Guardian
Mark McIntosh

Tuesday, August 20

A vicious campaign to create 'Taig-free areas': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Bombed family targeted before: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

Another seven days: (from
Fiona Brady

Omagh to host Spanish visitors: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

Violent mindset of the Omagh bombers not confined to dissidents: The News Letter (Aug 16)

Sinn Fein policing row: UTV Internet

Simmering Ulster: Boston Globe

Storm over bomb at Police station: Belfast Telegraph

Parties must put bickering aside to ensure that the Union has a future: The News Letter (Aug 9)

Farren warns over EU referendum: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Freedom to Dissent: The Blanket (Aug 15)
Dorothy Robinson

Empire's end leaves England with a spot of identity crisis: Chicago Tribune (Aug 18)
Peter Almond

Monday, August 19

Officers injured in Belfast riot: BBC

Nationalist Euphoria - Unionist Despondency: The Blanket (Aug 11)
Billy Mitchell

You can bank on us say? UYM: Sunday Life (Aug 18)
Alan Murray

PSNI rejects claim of bias in riot response: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

British police forces get new baton round: Irish Democrat
David Granville

RIRA gains Provo bomb expert: Sunday Life (Aug 18)

A question of balance: Irish Democrat

Vote of censure for Rev Smyth: Sunday Life (Aug 18)
Lynda Gilby

Aussie tourist will return to Derry: Derry Journal
Erin Doherty

Get rid of the Catholic Church’s ability to bully and threaten us: Irish Examiner (Aug 17)
Pat Brosnan

Sunday, August 18

Sinn Fein 'exploiting' interface tensions: BBC

Maskey call over violence: UTV Internet

Belfast violence hinders attempts to bridge the divide: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

Farc's Irish lessons show deadly result: Sunday Independent
Willie Kealy

Grit your teeth, David, and give Sinn Fein one more chance: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Police reject claims of bias: UTV Internet

Nil points for the PSNI: (from, Aug 16)

Bombing attempt on police station: BBC

Progressive Unionist admits even sectarians can change: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Top loyalist remanded in custody: Belfast Telegraph

O'Hanlon's corner: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Issue of paramilitary flags raised again: (from, Aug 16)
Colm Heatley

Ulster base for Real IRA: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan and John Lee

McCabe widow: 'Terrorism should not go unpunished': Sunday Independent
Caroline Crawford

Too many minions spoil the ministry: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

War and peace . . . in the style of a retired Taoiseach: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Parades Commission 'biased' say Down nationalists: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Correction: Ed Moloney: The Sunday Times

Class War: The Blanket (Aug 11)
Newton Emerson

Capital idea this culture: (from, Aug 16)
Michael McGimpsey

Saturday, August 17

Sinn Fein claims video proves riot police 'bias': The Independent
Paul Peachey

Fresh trouble at interface area: BBC

Catholics 'fleeing Antrim in droves': Belfast Telegraph

Appeal after house attack: BBC

Alleged ex-LVF terror leader released on bail: Irish Independent

Prominent loyalist on blackmail charges: UTV Internet

Robinson booklet lists 'litany of terror attacks': Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Challenge for North is 'to show the centre can hold': The Irish Times
Frank McNally

Bringing down the political barriers: BBC
Mark Simpson

Omagh's ongoing quest for justice: Belfast Telegraph

Province urged to face cultural challenge: The News Letter

Police probe Down paramilitary assault: RTE

Frances McAuley - Resisting The Loyal Sons Of Hate: The Blanket (Aug 4)
Anthony McIntyre

Time for pundits to grow up and get over their Wolfe Tones fixation: Irish Examiner

Friday, August 16

Further clashes at flashpoint: BBC

Trouble spots in North to get huge cash grants boost: Irish Independent
Chris Parkin

Violence erupts at Cluan Place: The News Letter (Aug 14)

Streets of fear: (from

Put spotlight on republican aims: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Agreement 'only way forward': BBC

Same old story: (from
Des Wilson

Mother of Omagh victim criticises unanswered letter to Blair: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Omagh families remember the innocents: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Second family to launch legal challenge on bomb: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein not to encourage republicans to give information on Omagh bombers: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Back to business at site of the bomb: Ulster Herald
Rosetta Donnelly

Suspect in murder case in hiding: UTV Internet

Bomb scare at Kilkeel parade: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Dykes

Derry IRA 'not involved': Derry Journal (Aug 13)

Modernising Republicanism: The Blanket (Aug 4)
Davy Carlin

Men charged over Drumcree disturbance: UTV Internet

Bono Betrays Ireland: Counterpunch
Andrew Cockburn


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