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This archive contains references to articles from December 1-15, 2001. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Saturday, December 15

Mandelson says Omagh report is 'very poor work': The Independent
Ben Russell

Flanagan to meet victims' relatives: UTV Internet

Hindsight is a great gift but vision can still be blurred: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Lines drawn in Omagh report row: BBC
Martina Purdy

Sir Ronnie, O'Loan continue to lock horns: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sapping confidence: Electronic Telegraph

Badge agreement is a sign of hope: Belfast Telegraph

Gardaí swoop smashes Real IRA plot to bomb North: Irish Examiner
Sean O’Riordan

Bomb victim's parents to meet McGuinness: The Times

'Republicanism under strain' - McGimpsey: BBC

Sinn Feign: (from Parliamentary Brief)
Anthony McIntyre

The pioneering Passionists: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Huge Increase in Terror Bombings: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Inquiry needed on how guns went North in 1970: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

New anti-terror law will lead to swift extradition: Irish Examiner
Ann Cahill and John Downing

Livingstone elbows St George aside in favour of St Patrick: The Times
Robin Young

Friday, December 14

PM backs Ulster police chief: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Police 'must account for Omagh actions': BBC

Flanagan’s admission: ‘We made mistakes’: Irish News
Sharon O’Neill

Omagh relatives - we want answers: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald and David Gordon

The Omagh report will devastate everyone's morale in Northern Ireland: The Times
Peter Mandelson

Truth must not be the final victim: The Guardian
Michael Mansfield

Refusal to agree new arrangements 'vindicated': Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

A vital choice to make: (from

Serious questions must be answered: Belfast Telegraph

Hunt is on for Stobie dirty tricks dossier: (from

PSNI and Garda cooperation: UTV Internet

More Catholics want to be in police: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Badge is a credit to SDLP - Cobain: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Symbolic of an agreed future: Irish News

Adams to meet Cuban leader: BBC

Adams to meet with Castro despite US disapproval: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

IRA Cuba-Colombia link: heads shake: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Andrews to visit 3 held in Bogota: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Anger as Sinn Fein Commons ban is lifted: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Anger over move to admit Sinn Fein MPs: The Independent
Paul Waugh

Westminster defiant on SF salary stance: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

'Commons move does not mean end to abstention': The Irish Times
Frank Millar

No longer alone: The Guardian

Keep Sinn Fein out: Electronic Telegraph

Dark side's ascendance seals fate of the UDP: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Bombs-hunt police hold man in raids: Electronic Telegraph
John Steele

Arms and the men: Irish Independent

Thursday, December 13

Report Calls Ulster Police Force Inept in Fatal-Bombing Inquiry: New York Times
Sarah Lyall

Police chief's Omagh failure: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan and Nick Hopkins

Police chief may sue over attack in Omagh report: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Omagh relatives shock: UTV Internet

Police embroiled in a familiar dogfight: The Independent
David McKittrick

Little to show RUC knew in advance of bomb plot: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Flanagan judgement 'seriously flawed' - Omagh report: (from
Anton McCabe

Emotional Flanagan in 'suicide' outburst: The Guardian
Nick Hopkins and Rosie Cowan

Policing board faces major challenge in Omagh report: The Irish Times
Chris Ryder

Real test has yet to come: Irish News
Jude Collins

Policing in the North is in a fragile state: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

O'Loan delivers a sharp blow to the body politic: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty


Board agrees on NI police badge: BBC

No justice in reform proposals: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Finucane murder suspect shot dead by loyalist gang dead in Belfast: The Independent
David McKittrick

Terrorist who sought normal lifestyle in vain: The Times
David Lister

Fall guy in a dirty war: The Scotsman

The murky world of informers: BBC
Dominic Casciani

Stobie recruited by the RUC as an informer: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Taking his secrets to the grave: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Dead man walking the minute he left court: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Border riot restores Sinn Fein 'dignity': Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

SF to meet Blair about ‘dirty tricks’: Irish News
William Graham

Sinn Fein 'to get Commons offices': BBC

SDLP’s ‘new nationalism grounded in freedom and equality’: Irish News
William Graham

INLA man's killing may be linked to feud: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Mixed couples defy decades of N. Irish discord: Christian Science Monitor
Anne Cadwallader

Tanaiste tackles SF 'zealots' over stance on euro: Irish Independent
Geraldine Collins

Lynch government ‘agreed to provide arms to North’: Irish Examiner
Carl O’Brien

Soldiers fear 'reprisal attacks': BBC

Putting a price on cost of justice: Belfast Telegraph

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

'Bugged' words by troops found in Garda station: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Wednesday, December 12

Stobie murder blame claim: UTV Internet

Omagh bomb report to be released: BBC

O'Loan and Flanagan begin power struggle: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sir Ronnie Flanagan: A profile: BBC

Our lot lack flair of bygone political men: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Rebuilding but not forgetting: BBC
Ryan Dilley

Police deny SF abuse claim: Irish News
Frank McNamara

Sinn Fein go to Ombudsman over 'harassment': UTV Internet

SF urges Ervine to back demilitarisation protest: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP fury over plan to extend arms deadline until 2007: Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

Mandelson, Robbie, GQ magazine and THAT interview: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

DUP fails to divert some cross-Border funding: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney

Real IRA bomb factory twins jailed: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Tyrie backs today’s power-sharing: Irish News
Liz Trainor

Jobless rate for Catholics higher despite their skills: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

Bomb survivors pressure Reid over files: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

New book from IRA bomber: Irish News
Liz Trainor

New bid to make soldiers testify in Derry: The Guardian
David Pallister

Challenge to Bloody Sunday fees rise: The Times
David Lister

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Saville Inquiry told of gloating by army, police: The Irish Times

Victim had not been on march: Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday, December 11

New Police Board split on O'Loan: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

RUC 'mole' set to name handlers: Irish Independent
Chris Anderson

Best to wait until judgment is passed: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Finding a badge acceptable to all: Belfast Telegraph

No ‘facilitating Garda officers’: Irish News
Roddy McGregor

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

Base shutdowns 'must be stopped': Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

Ervine on Armagh trouble: UTV Internet

Messages are so important: Irish News

Adams to risk US links on Cuba trip: The Times
David Lister & Roland Watson

Adams to visit Cuba this month to unveil memorial: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Mixed feelings about criminal justice review: Irish News
Briedge Gadd

Unionists in riot talks with police: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

Lisburn bigot warns of loyalist ‘fightback’: (from
Máirtin Ó Muilleoir

Blunkett missing the point on ‘Britishness’: The Scotsman
Bill Jamieson

IRA bomb ‘swelled paramilitary ranks’: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Soldiers' ruling faces court challenge: BBC

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Man trampled over children to avoid shots: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Witness says brother was shot to draw out IRA: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Monday, December 10

Sinn Fein mob attack towers: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Omagh report to accuse police of bungling inquiry: The Independent
David McKittrick

O'Loan toughens Omagh report: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Fresh row over Omagh bomb report: BBC

There was no Omagh bomb warning, insists Reid: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham

It's time to stop creating victims: (from, Dec 7)
David Ervine

Warning of possible dissident attack: BBC

Loyalist killers vow to hunt down mole: Sunday Life (Dec 9)
Joe Oliver

LSE professor says days of partition over: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Bombs and books: The Guardian
Simon Hattenstone

Super referee welcomes end of Rule 21: The Irish Times

Sunday, December 9

The transcript that proves police were warned of the bombers' plans: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

Omagh tip-off report 'hidden' for a year: The Observer
Henry McDonald

What the RUC really knew about Omagh: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

Omagh police chief offers to resign: Electronic Telegraph
Alan Murray

Secrecy subverts state of security: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Never forget who is really to blame for Omagh attack: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

Burnside in call for leak inquiry: Belfast Telegraph

Maginness makes Omagh probe call: UTV Internet

Special Branch resistance to Patten may be reason for leaked report: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Blame game: Electronic Telegraph

Omagh demands public inquiry: Sunday Business Post

'New proof' links IRA to drug terror: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Ban lifted on FBI training NI police: BBC

Into Mandy's mind: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

How success turned a nation of emigrants into a magnet for immigrants: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Court clash over Wright reports: Belfast Telegraph

Blow the whistle on hatred: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Saturday, December 8

Police hit back at ombudsman's Omagh attacks: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock and John Steele

Tough reputation of dogged investigator: The Times
David Lister

Omagh warning not related to attack - Flanagan: The Independent
David McKittrick

Pressure to dilute Omagh bomb report: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan and Nick Hopkins

Report to be published without police response: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney

Outside team may conduct new Omagh bomb probe: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

The painful sensation of leaked document: Irish News
James Kelly

Relatives of victims urge public inquiry: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Another silent night as town struggles with shock reports: Irish News
Kieran McDaid

Omagh questions must be answered: Belfast Telegraph

Real IRA must shoulder blame: Irish News

The Omagh Bombing: The Irish Times

Bush policing support: UTV Internet

US says training of North's police conditional: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

RIRA is ‘capable of another Omagh bomb’: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Dissidents included on terror list: BBC

Loyalist informer wins ruling on right to state protection: The Independent
Robert Verkaik and James Oliver

Petrol bombs thrown during rioting: BBC

Three guilty of Real IRA membership: RTE

We have come a long way but have a long way to go: The Irish Times
T.K. Whitaker

Friday, December 7

Report Says Ulster Force Failed to Heed Tip Before Fatal Bombing: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Report: Irish police ignored warning of Omagh attack: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Omagh report dismissed as 'wrong': BBC

Police ask for time over Omagh response: UTV Internet

'It's ridiculous that these people had to suffer': The Independent
Chris Gray

The chief constable who stuck by his story: there was no warning: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Informants were working on inside of group: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

NI police ombudsman's role: BBC

Tough investigator unafraid to take on Ulster's most contentious cases: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Omagh report to spell end of RUC Special Branch: Electronic Telegraph
John Steele and David Sharrock

Bombing inquiry reveals 'culture of denial' in RUC: The Independent
David McKittrick

Outrage in Omagh: The Guardian

What it all boils down to...: (from

Omagh relatives funding plea: UTV Internet

Move to assuage unionist fears: Irish News
William Graham

Mandelson's claim ruffles feathers: Belfast Telegraph

Drumcree dispute 'needs local mediation': BBC

Donaldson sets arms 'benchmark': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Adams renews call for Finucane inquiry: BBC

Hunger strikes picture show banned: Belfast Telegraph
Ciaran O'Neill

AG to be asked about barrister's libel defence: The Irish Times

Arrests in teenager's murder case: BBC

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

IRA promised not to go on march: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

UDR soldier 'would have fired on army': Irish Independent
George Jackson

Thursday, December 6

Senior police officer issues fresh RIRA warning: RTE

Air passengers stranded in dissident IRA bomb alert: Irish Independent
John Devine

Cross-Border smuggling ring smashed: Irish Examiner
Seán McCárthaigh

Fuel smuggling raids spurred by fiscal impact: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Time to tackle the Agreement's flaws: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Trimble has rare opportunity to take control of party: Irish Echo
John Kelly

A police service for all: Belfast Telegraph

US visit on policing flawed: Irish Voice

Drumcree parade mediator quits: BBC

Adams' Cuba visit irks Irish GOP: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Borders and boundaries to change?: Irish News
Jude Collins

Omagh victim's father attacks Mandelson: Electronic Telegraph
Sarah Womack

Soldier's mother refused payment: BBC

Fears for Colombia Three: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

No end in sight for Finucane 'dirty war': Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Loyalist denies conspiracy charge: BBC

Queen invites cardinal to stay at Sandringham: Electronic Telegraph (Dec 5)
Victoria Combe

The sign of the cross is just a sign of the times: The Independent
Paul Vallely

Book launch after reporter's death: BBC

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Inquiry hears of victims' wounds: BBC

Soldier ‘shot man from 12 yards’: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Wednesday, December 5

Britain 'has no stomach for IRA fight': Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Ulster Unionist calls for action on arms: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Reid says Agreement is 'golden thread': BBC

'Excellent start' to police reforms: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Nelson murder team arrests four: BBC

The wannabe factor: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Real IRA may have linked with criminals in £m heist: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Elaine Keogh

Northern Ireland rejects single currency: The Scotsman
Iain Dey

A punt on the euro: The Guardian

Police say murder was drugs linked: BBC

Murdered man was on an IRA death list: Irish News
Sharon O'Neill

Real IRA trial due next June: Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

Memorial to bar bomb victims: BBC

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Witness 'saw gunman fire shots': BBC

After Bloody Sunday woman 'knew what it was like to hate': Belfast Telegraph
Ciaran O'Neill

Tuesday, December 4

Paramilitaries urged to work with weapons body: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna and Karl Brophy

Trimble still waiting for a golden goal: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP election challenge under way: BBC

Dear Secretary of State: Belfast Telegraph
Dermot Nesbitt

Time to show the deal can deliver: Belfast Telegraph

Why the IRA will never give up arms: Irish News
Andy Boyd

School dispute end 'in sight': BBC

Loyalists claim drugs shooting: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Adams' collusion demand: UTV Internet

Northern Secretary promises to meet with bombing inquiry chief early next year: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

Loyalist questioned over Nelson murder: The Independent
Jason Bennetto

Nelson admits ‘kill Maskey’ bid: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Cash for victims' fund announced: UTV Internet

Belfast debate on new money: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Hermon addresses FF constituency meeting: RTE

Omagh victim wins bravery award: BBC

Blades, sticks unite Irish: Toronto Sun (Dec 2)
Al Strachan

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Witness says man, youth shot as they left area: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Monday, December 3

Ovation for Trimble as he defeats critics: (from Sunday Times, Dec 2)
Liam Clarke

Trimble stronger after another crisis: Irish Independent
John Devine

Nine out of nine good success rate: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Trimble faces death by a thousand cuts: Sunday Business Post (Dec 2)
Maol Muire Tynan

Trimble to focus on UK identity: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Visions of different Utopias: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

IRA replaces US funding with Ulster robbery spree: (from Sunday Times, Dec 2)
Liam Clarke

RUC 'sacrifices' remembered: BBC

A great gift for Christmas: Irish News

Colombia Three moved for fourth time: Sunday Business Post (Dec 2)
Barry O'Kelly

Refugees from across the Irish Sea: BBC
David Ross

Cops re-open triple IRA murder probe: Sunday Life (Dec 2)
Stephanie Bell

Informer’s diary tells of eight murders: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Judicial inquiry into killing of Finucane and others could take years: Sunday Business Post (Dec 2)
Maol Muire Tynan

Still searching for the truth: Irish News
Anne Madden

Fresh inquiry call into McGurk’s: Irish News
Kieran McDaid

Bid to combat election fraud: UTV Internet

Foolish to betray legacy of McMichael: Irish News
Roy Garland

Sad demise of UDP: (from, Nov 30)
David Ervine

Dissidents 'plan a hunger strike': Sunday Life (Dec 2)

Blair's praise for Ulster phone spies: Sunday Life (Dec 2)
Ian Hernon

Sunday, December 2

Ulster Unionists Back Their Protestant Leader: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Escape artist Trimble sees off new hardline unionist challenge: The Observer
Henry McDonald

No festive season respite for Trimble: BBC
Mark Devenport

The IRA's first disarmament adds to a small village's lore: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

They haven't gone away: The Observer
Henry McDonald

McGuinness ambushed by guns and government: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

The GAA is leaving that old tribalism behind: Sunday Independent
John A Murphy

We need a space for peace: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Omagh relatives confront protesters: BBC

The Real IRA can be beaten: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Stobie gave RUC Finucane details: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Long list of those who want no Finucane inquiry: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Lady Sylvia for Dublin to meet Fianna Fail: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Derry parade passes off peacefully: BBC

A breath of air: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Saturday, December 1

Ulster's Protestant Leader in Party Showdown: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Unionists urged by Blair to keep their eye on 'gains': Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Molyneaux accused of 'insulting' UUP group: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Yes, No factions predict success: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Decision day dawns for David Trimble once again: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Cold blast from those who are stuck in past: Irish News
James Kelly

Unionism - a turning point in history?: Belfast Telegraph
David Trimble & Jeffrey Donaldson

Nimble Shinners burn candle at both ends: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Disgruntled Provisionals swell Real IRA ranks: Irish News
Sharon O’Neill

Are dissidents against unity?: Irish News

U.S. cited unnamed Boston charity as supporting Provos: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Chief constable set to retire: BBC

North Police Board members in U.S. visit: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

Irish bomb victims tackle PM on 'hypocrisy': The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Omagh families want to see PM: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Belfast lawyer's widow says Blair let her down: The Times
David Lister

A family's tale of running the Ardoyne gauntlet: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Sectarianism warning: UTV Internet

Queen visit soon, says President: Irish Independent

NI Euro debate: UTV Internet

Hub-a-Bubba: Boston center lauds Clinton for peace efforts in North: Irish Echo
Jim Smith

Alert leads to rail disruption: BBC

Anglo-Irish political rift over new Sellafield plant deepens: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

That's one giant step for sports fans in Belfast: The Irish Times
Roísín Ingle