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Sunday, August 31

Civil servants 'should have told Robinson of impending bust-up': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP – 'Collapse can be averted': The News Letter

Alliance role in stand-off talks: BBC

Martin McGuinness – There can be no going back: Independent on Sunday
David McKittrick

IRA amp's at the max but the speaker's silent: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

London rules out Sinn Fein deal on official status for Gaelic: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Black parade returns to city: Belfast Telegraph
William Allen

Gardai are drafted in to Lammas Fair: Ballymoney Times

Sinn Féin deny inviting ETA murderer to Ireland: Sunday Tribune
John Downes

Squaddie who killed twice after Ulster nightmare: The Observer
Aly Renwick

Biden's Irish Roots: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Biden is long familiar with Irish issues: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Biden has strong Mayo links: Irish Examiner
Anne-Marie Flynn

Atheists forced to travel out of Donegal for final resting place: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

A Spat in the Family: New York Times
Graham Bowley

Saturday, August 30

IMC to present report on status of IRA army council: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Army council 'existence is threat': UTV Internet

Stormont ministers in 'north' row: BBC

Allister furious as DRD blueprint uses terms 'North' and 'Derry': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP and SF clash on wording of document: Irish Independent
Steven McCaffery

Fears over IRA pension plan – Laird: The News Letter (Aug 28)

Supporters banned from return leg of Royal Black Perceptory parade: Belfast Media
Alana Fearon

Orange chief open to discuss bar on Catholic services: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Welcome praise: The News Letter (Aug 28)

PSNI not welcome – republican: The News Letter

Anti-PSNI graffiti condemned: Derry Journal

Behind every uniform is a human being – District Commander: Fermanagh Herald

Police get Irish tips on crowd policing: Boston Globe
Maria Cramer

Flying the flag blows up into an Olympic storm: Belfast Telegraph
Victor Gordon

OFMDFM – remarks by O'Loan 'inappropriate': The News Letter

A house still divided: Belfast Media

NI activists 'did not need to take to the streets': The Irish Times
Fiona Gartland

Peace Process Critic Refused Entry to U.S.: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

Any ounce of humanity the bombers would give themselves up – Cardinal: Ulster Herald

Society must stand up to those preying on vulnerable: Belfast Telegraph

AOH, Sinn Fein Question Obama Statement: Irish Voice/
April Drew and Cahir O'Doherty

Ulster-Scots Hillbillies may shape US politics: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Clergy in crisis – Forget Father Ted... Ireland is running out of priests: The Independent
David McKittrick

Friday, August 29

DUP and Sinn Fein talks on political impasse to begin next week: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Where has DUP's secure Assembly gone? – Empey: The News Letter

Sinn Féin creating 'dangerous vacuum' – claims SDLP's Quigley: Derry Journal

Don't throw away progress: Ulster Herald

Ex-senior IRA man condones dissident shootings at police: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Attacks on police a 'futile response' to better relations: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Trouble-makers must be isolated: Belfast Telegraph

Violence is unacceptable: Irish News

Majority unhappy with policing bodies: Irish News

Obama criticised over special envoy review:

Maze escapee Brennan is ordered to stay in US jail: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Cardinal's remarks welcomed by Order: The News Letter

Agreement over unionist vote transfers: The News Letter

Candidates put their points across to voters: Impartial Reporter

Unionists beneficiaries of state formed by partition: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Bitter row as councillors reject parade for Iraq soldiers: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Greysteel killer – 'I am a changed man': The News Letter

Debris and food thrown at Omagh bomb memorial: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

South Down estate in mixed housing pilot: Newry Democrat
Chris Porter

Sinn Fein object after 'Union Jack' Olympic flag flies: Portadown Times

Ulster Scots Polis video an exercise in footerin: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Irish phones to come North: Derry Journal

Thursday, August 28

Sinn Fein actions branded 'childish': The News Letter

Justice needs to be shielded from trade-off Ulster politics: Belfast Telegraph
Lord Maginnis

Do the job you were elected to do: Belfast Telegraph

It's time for Sinn Fein to come clean: The News Letter

Sniper shoots at police as trouble flares in Ulster: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

'More attacks to come' – Hay: Derry Journal

PSNI accused of heavy-handedness in Craigavon: Belfast Telegraph

Stormont crisis is "fuelling" dissident violence: The News Letter

A sad reminder: Irish News

Violence in the north – Another year, another impasse: Irish Examiner

Sinn Féin snub appeal: Fermanagh Herald
Michael Breslin

Top cop has 'no problem' with SF police and justice minister: Derry Journal

'We'll continue to oppose PSNI' – IRSP: Derry Journal

Shoot on sight – where would you draw the line?: The News Letter (Aug 23)
Sandra Chapman

Nationalists need a leader to speak the hard truths: The Irish Times
David Adams

NIO needs to change its outdated mindset: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Envoy fears: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

No civic reception for RIR and TA in Limavady: Derry Journal
Sheena Jackson

Padre says politicians must not hijack homecoming plans: Londonderry Sentinel

Peace wall is not welcome: Belfast Media (Aug 25)

IRA film to be premiered despite threat of legal action: The Irish Times
Michael Dwyer

Durkan calls for Irish mobiles in the North: Derry Journal

Wednesday, August 27

Northern Ireland – DUP warning fuels threat to power sharing: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Robinson warns of impact if Executive fails to meet: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

DUP leader slams Gerry Adams over 'blocking progress': UTV Internet

'Sinn Fein stance will harden unionists': The News Letter

Empey says parade vote split 'raises questions': The News Letter

Creating a crisis out of a drama in Assembly: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Smart thinking, not foot stamping from politicians: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

It's time to show true governance: Belfast Telegraph

Empey warns of threat to the economy: The News Letter

Shots, bombs and stones in a day of violent mayhem: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton and Lisa Smyth

Police come under bomb attack after searches in north: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham

Sniper opens fire on police during riots: The News Letter

Gun attack linked to dissidents: BBC

Sectarianism 'not to blame for violence': The News Letter

Dissidents 'are paying youths': BBC

Weapons 'theft' that stocked up dissidents' terror arsenal: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Legacy of terror: The News Letter

Parade claims denied: Irish News
Allison Morris

Grand secretary welcomes cardinal's comments on Orange Order: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Obama may scrap NI envoy role: The News Letter

US envoy to north likely: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

Ex-prisoners to come together to probe Long Kesh gas claim: Belfast Media
Roisin McManus

IRA spy unhappy at film portrayal: Irish Examiner
Martha Linden

Outrage as stall sells IRA T-shirts: The News Letter

Creation of new Irish schools to be halted: Irish News
Simon Doyle

Tuesday, August 26

Stormont in crisis as big two parties split over policing: The Scotsman
Michael McHugh

Sinn Fein 'must clarify threat': BBC

Empey slams Sinn Fein 'blackmail' on policing: The News Letter

Northern Ireland – Sinn Féin warns it may abandon power sharing in policing row: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Sinn Fein rows back on threat to collapse Assembly: Irish Independent
Aine Kerr

Why play the republican game?: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Unionists will not be moved with threats: The News Letter

Mutual respect and identity can coexist: Irish News
Roy Garland

Why the DUP wouldn't merge with the Tories: Belfast Telegraph
Arlene Foster

Call for apology from ex-paramilitary MLAs: Irish News
Claire Simpson

'Plot ' over Enniskillen by-election quickly vanishes: Belfast Telegraph
Steven McCaffery

DUP queries 'are just slinging mud' – Allister: The News Letter

Allister hits out at parades report: The News Letter

Residents complain to police over band: Irish News
Allison Morris

Nationalists' parade no vote 'leaves sour note': The News Letter

Woman told of dissident threat: BBC

300 ex-IRA convicts seek compensation: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

CIRA unit out to blast us back to the past numbers has just 12 members: Belfast Telegraph

Cardinal in plea to Omagh bombers: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Decline in Irish language studies: The News Letter

Troubles films to feature at Toronto festival: Belfast Telegraph

Jeffrey Donaldson predicts dithering over the Maze cost us a key role in 2012 Olympics: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Fans back call for football anthem: The News Letter

Athletes play down prospect of a Scottish Olympic team: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonnell

Fans divided over GB Olympic team: The News Letter

Gordon Brown's Team Great Britain team-talk is ruled offside: The Times
Graham Spiers

GB united or an own goal that will split UK?: The Scotsman
Martyn McLaughlin

Monday, August 25

SF threatens to collapse assembly: BBC

UUP call for Sinn Féin clarification: RTE

'Gazette' opposes devolving policing now: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

12 Disciples of terror: Sunday Life (Aug 24)

Net's closing on Haddock's team: Sunday Life (Aug 24)
Stephen Breen

300 IRA members to fight convictions and seek compensation: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Ex-provo critics of shinners is barred from USA: Sunday Life (Aug 24)
Eddie Fitzmaurice

Loyalist helps BNP spread race hate message: Sunday Life (Aug 24)
Stephen Breen

Salmond rejects UK football team: BBC

Sunday, August 24

Justice ministry "should" be SDLP's: UTV Internet

Officers revisit scene of attack: BBC

Dissident republican gangs force officers from homes: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Problem with policing lies with the politicians: Irish News
Patrick Murphy

'Shooting cops won't topple Stormont': Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Weapons no protection for UVF's rudderless terrorists: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Exactly who is Ian Jnr's TUV talk aimed at?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Wolfe Tones urge Northern Republicans – 'adopt a unionist': Sunday Tribune
Ken Sweeney

Unionists see red over republican campaign to paint postboxes green: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Irish America backs Finucanes in their campaign for an independent inquiry: Belfast Media (Aug 18)

Marchers sought to overcome injustice: Irish News
Austin Currie

Call to drop anthem rejected by unionists: The News Letter

Brown promises that Britain will play in 2012 Olympic football: Daily Mail

Human rights record still among worst: Irish News (Aug 20)
Brian Feeney

Obama picks senator with Irish roots as running mate: Sunday Business Post
Nicola Cooke

Saturday, August 23

Empey explains 'no recall' decision: The News Letter

Early Assembly session ruled out as UUP rejects SDLP call for emergency meeting: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Parties 'conspiring against SDLP': BBC

Northern Ireland – It's showdown time (again): UTV Internet

DUP queries 'are just slinging mud' – Allister: The News Letter

Why Gusty's call should be heeded: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 18)

Northern Ireland's political parties respond differently to first use of Taser gun: Belfast Telegraph

Brennan in even grimmer keep: (from the Irish Echo)
Jim Dee

Narrow vote to celebrate returning troops: The Irish Times

One priest's passion: Belfast Media

Spanish leader shines a light in face of adversity: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Mother's pain as questions over son's murder remain: Irish News
Marie Louise McCrory

Is the march southward really such a bad thing?: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 18)
Pól Ó Muirí

Stormont's £8,000 'feelgood' mag on the shelf: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 19)
Chris Thornton

McCain fails to draw the Irish political crowd: Irish Examiner
Mary Regan

Friday, August 22

McNarry denies UUP split over Tories: The News Letter

Scale of justice job 'daunting': BBC
Martina Purdy

PSNI deserve danger money backing: The News Letter

Attack arrest as Paisley jnr comments slammed: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Belcoo man arrested over grenade attack: Impartial Reporter

'Wiping out' is wrong response: Irish News

South Down Defenders slammed by DPP chair: Newry Democrat
Chris Porter

Foster launches by-election bid: The News Letter

Omagh's tears of remembrance: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Enniskillen shows solidarity with Omagh: Impartial Reporter

Public inquiry call receives mixed political reaction: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Republican considering civil action after acquittal: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

No faith in ombudsman – republican: BBC

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

Parties condemn bigoted vandals: Newry Democrat
Chris Porter

Why UUP MLA browses Sinn Fein's on-line shop: Impartial Reporter

Irish-themed store Carroll's opens in Belfast: Irish News (Aug 20)

Fans' disrespect: The News Letter

Scotland escape sanction after anthem is booed anthem
Ronnie Esplin

Anthem row sticks in throat: The News Letter

Thursday, August 21

Anti-Orange remark stirs up dissent within UUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Our talks with the Tories may open up brand new avenues: Belfast Telegraph
Reg Empey

Cobain gives blessing to Tory talks: The News Letter (Aug 16)

Why Martin needs to help keep us out of arms way: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Man questioned over PSNI attack: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Paisley Jnr remarks spark war of words: The News Letter

Clerics slipping out of the limelight as conflict fades: The Irish Times
Fionnuala O'Conor

First use of Taser stun gun in NI: BBC

PSNI officers' danger money plea: BBC

Hunger Striker's dad (100) 'politely declines' Queen's birthday message: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Girlfriend of murder victim Quinn moves to Australia: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

High-profile republican acquitted of fraud offences: Belfast Telegraph

Irish stew – Interns from different parts of the Emerald Isle mix work, play here: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
David Guo

Empey for Boston Golden Bridges event: Irish Echo

NI fans are flagged down: The News Letter

Police apologise to Northern Ireland fans: Belfast Telegraph

The Olympics have shown that Great Britain is far from finished: Daily Telegraph
Iain Martin

Wednesday, August 20

Alliance reaffirms its position on policing: Irish News
William Graham

Alliance denies plan for justice portfolio talks: The News Letter

Community would back PSNI shoot-to-kill policy against dissidents, says Paisley Jnr: Belfast Telegraph

Paisley's 'shoot-to-kill' remark criticised: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Paisley defends lethal force call: BBC

Row erupts on Semtex use by dissident groups: Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested in Co Cavan over Semtex attack:

Demands for answers over use of IRA's Semtex grow: The News Letter

No place for secret armies: Irish News

Two held after arms find in North: The Irish Times
Joe McCabe

Sinn Fein accused over 'Derry Four' graffiti: Derry Journal

More petrol attacks at interface: BBC

Order condemns five hall attacks: The News Letter

Mythology and emotion cloud visions of an all-island future: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Fitting heroes emerge along the road to peace: Irish News
Susan McKay

Victim's dad wants more help from McGuinness: Derry Journal

Police and republicans to sue over loss of data: Irish News

Gerry Adams praises Bloody Sunday families 'persistence': Derry Journal

Family claim police are protecting informer killer: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

SDLP backs demands for inquiry on army killings: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Replica machine gun for 'historical' display: Derry Journal

Ritchie launches integrated NI housing scheme: The Irish Times
Niall Dumigan

Hero priest of Holy cross is sent to Paris against wishes: Irish Independent
John Cooney

Tuesday, August 19

Gusty Spence tells the UVF – Put your guns completely beyond use: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Will Gusty Spence help kickstart serious consideration of decommissioning?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Shoukri out after only two months of sentence: Irish News (Aug 16)
Allison Morris

DUP risk falling off their two high horses: Irish News
Roy Garland

Wreathes not enough for Omagh victims: UTV Internet

Victims deserve the truth of real justice: Irish News
Tom Kelly

'IRA Semtex' used in Northern Ireland attack: The Times
David Sharrock

Dissidents use Semtex as new weapon of choice: The Independent
David McKittrick

Attacks have no place in society: Irish News

Man shot in 'paramilitary' attack: BBC

Paramilitary beatings and shootings triple in a year: Belfast Telegraph

'Gun' at hunger strikers' march prompts outcry: Irish Independent (Aug 18)
Anne-Marie Walsh

Councillor questions cost of case: UTV Internet

Change would benefit order: Irish News (Aug 16)

Special Branch involved in assassination, inquest told:

SDLP leader supports relatives' cause: UTV Internet

Castlereagh raid claims launched: BBC

Gardaí and PSNI join forces to tackle cross-border crime: Sunday Tribune (Aug 17)
Ken Foxe

Alderdice to explore links between terror and fundamentalism: The Irish Times
Sylvia Thompson

SF copycats get website watchdog: Belfast Telegraph
Steven McCaffery

Monday, August 18

Adams blames lack of progress on DUP's 'refusal to engage properly': The Irish Times

Sinn Fein backs cross-border inquiry into Omagh bomb: The Herald
Michael McHugh

O'Loan says Omagh families deserve truth: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Second memorial for bomb victims: BBC

Victim's father tells service justice not done: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

There is something about Omagh that won't go away: Irish News (Aug 16)
Patrick Murphy

Annual accounts show SF in debt: Irish News (Aug 16)
William Graham

Dissident republicans in rocket attack on police in Northern Ireland: The Guardian
Paul Lewis

Semtex used in weekend attack – PSNI:

McNarry looking for apology: Irish News (Aug 16)
Newton Emerson

Relatives' group fury at Clegg on frontline: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 15)
Chris Thornton

UUP downsize as party base said to 'outlive its usefulness': Irish News (Aug 15)

Segregation is 'distinctive' in North schools: The Irish Times (Aug 16)
Patsy McGarry

Province ready to weather recession: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Sunday, August 17

Alliance and DUP – Stormont devolution talks: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Why do nationalists remain the enemy?: Belfast Media

Republican chief turns a deaf ear to Omagh plea: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Garden shines a ray of hope on the broken heart of Omagh: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 15)
Victoria O'Hara

Paula's day of 'Hell on earth'. . .: Derry Journal (Aug 15)

Omagh bombing – A day seared into all our memories: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 15)

A monument to compromise: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Lasting legacy of the bombing nightmare that won't go away: Belfast Telegraph (Aug 15)
Lesley-Anne Henry

We must stand united to heal pain of Omagh: The Sunday Times
Liam Fay

Rocket grenade attack on police: BBC

'Dissidents' threaten to kill 5 local youths: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

Bomb attack at DPP woman's home: BBC

Council in the dock over image burning: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

Governments provide 80% of SF income: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Paddy English man, Paddy Irishman, Paddy everyman: Sunday Tribune
Una Mulally

Cops and bombers: The Guardian (Aug 16)
Duncan Campbell

Historians say Ulster no model for Mid-East: The Sunday Times
Colin Coyle

Saturday, August 16

Sinn Fein gets €250,000 extra from US donors: Irish Independent
Grainne Cunningham

SF urges more openness on party funding: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Giving unionism more of a choice: The News Letter
Reg Empey

DUP rally to Foster in dual mandates furore: The News Letter

Loyal Orders present united parades front: The News Letter

Challenge to Orange stand on Catholics: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Challenge to Order ban is played down: The News Letter

Repeal of Orange law would end 200-year ban: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Five Orange halls targeted in graffiti attacks: The News Letter

Tributes to the victims of the Omagh bomb: Daily Telegraph
Andrew Pierce

Leaden clouds release a deluge on sombre scene of aching grief: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

City pays tribute to those who died: Irish Independent
Fergus Black

Omagh's message of hope amid the silence: Belfast Telegraph

I still ask – Why them, not me?: Derry Journal
Donna Pryce

Sinn Féin backs probe into Omagh investigation: Irish Examiner
Mary Regan and Michael McHugh

MEP in Omagh bombing inquiry call: BBC

Anatomy of the botched Omagh police operation: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Many families to attend 'unofficial' memorial event: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Omagh – The edge of darkness: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Omagh bombing inquiry call: The News Letter

We may never see these killers brought to justice: Belfast Telegraph
Nuala O'Loan

Courage of the Omagh survivors: The News Letter

Omagh – A name blackened with infamy: Belfast Telegraph

Ulster police chief briefs Bush over peace progress: The Guardian
Duncan Campbell

Brennan Hearing Rescheduled: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Outrage over O'Loan 'slur on Protestants': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

O'Loan defends Protestant remarks: UTV Internet

Why Nuala is testing the trust of Protestants: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

A thorny issue: The News Letter

O'Loan comments out of step with changing attitudes: Belfast Telegraph

Watchdog clears Paisley Jr after jobs complaint: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton


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