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Sunday, December 15

Ministers hail talks progress: Belfast Telegraph
Fiona McIlwaine Biggins

Unionists stir political calm: BBC
Mark Devenport

Political Platform: (from, Dec 13)
Tom Ekin

Police reform chief sees progress: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Trimble asked to 'stop playing politics': UTV Internet

Critics forced O'Loan to cry: Sunday Independent
Helen Bruce

Unionists accuse MI5 of cover-up: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Durkan is the garden gnome of nationalism: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Why Andrews is smiling now ...: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Waking up in a United Ireland: (from, Dec 13)
Geraróid Ó Cairealláin

Those who live by the sword will die by the sword: Sunday Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

IRA torturer was in the Royal Marines: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

Sinn Fein would like a more British Ireland: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Re-routed - Nationalist houses blocked by Orange Parades: (from, Dec 13)

Adair pours scorn on UDA death threats: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Bomb-maker who killed Nelson now helps Adair: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

'Hell will break loose if O'Hare released,' say INLA: Sunday Independent
Jimmy Guerin

Border Fox seeks peace with victim: The Sunday Times
Dearbhail McDonald

Wrong move at the wrong time: Sunday Independent

Adams to get live TV spot for conference: The Sunday Times
John Burns

Saturday, December 14

Adams Seeks Help from U.S.: Irish Voice/

Group backs trio but asks for answers: (from the Irish News, Dec 7)
Sharon O'Neill

Mr Ros O'Sullivan - apology: Irish Independent (Dec 13)

Rebuilding trust is still essential: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble criticised over policing remarks: RTE

Vetting 'could deny people careers': (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

Rival loyalists want me killed, claims Adair: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon and Mary Fitzgerald

UDA blamed for attacks in city: BBC

Deer, oh deer! Has Mad Dog strayed into snowman's land?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Prison to keep Border Fox under wraps for Christmas: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Kidnap gang's trail of terror: Irish Independent
Willie Dillon

MoD criticised over missing documents: UTV Internet

The British State Murder of Pearse Jordan: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Sinn Fein man's bail decision delayed: UTV Internet

Fury over Morrison's 'reckless' comment: Sunday Life (Dec 8)
Stephen Breen

Irish rebels set for revenge on BBC: The Times
David Lister

Match is a red rag to bigots: (from The People, Dec 8)

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

Soldier denies 'massacre' claim: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

Friday, December 13

Questions over Trimble briefing: The Scotsman
Jennifer Stewart

Row over cross-border bodies still unresolved: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Agreement must be completed: Sunday Business Post (Dec 8)

One hand giveth...: (from

Trimble warning on police control: BBC

MI5 role in branch row?: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Police Ombudsman probe: UTV Internet

Bomb car thief goes scot-free: Ulster Herald
John Carney

Adams upbeat as US trip continues: (from

Respecting Our Differences: Irish Voice/
Gerry Adams

Security vetting to be reviewed: BBC

Loyalists gun down their own: Toronto Star (Dec 8)
Sandro Contenta

NI 'faces terror tax': BBC

Crack down on terror - MP: Belfast Telegraph

Tensions mount in IRA/INLA turf war: Sunday Life (Dec 8)
Ciaran McGuigan

The unionist numbers do not add up: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

SF denies vote fraud: (from

Plea over Gibraltar voting rights: UTV Internet

'I was made scapegoat' says murder accused: (from the Irish News)

Ulster police call to move Old Firm date: The Scotsman
John Staples

Former Soldier in fair employment tribunal: UTV Internet

All-Ireland riot 'error' a fair cop say police: (from the Irish News, Dec 11)
Marie Louise McCrory

E-mail puts Irish ballad top of chart: Irish Independent (Dec 12)
Isabel Hurley

Thursday, December 12

Trimble protests over cross border bodies: UTV Internet

Throw in the towel, DUP tells Murphy: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP asked to stop'denigration' of other unionists: UTV Internet

Are the wheels coming off the unionist jalopy?: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Unionists can't cope with power sharing - Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

Forging a Closer Link Between Unionists and Conservatives Like 'Hitching a Ride on the Titanic': The News Letter

Alliance Slams SDLP 'Rights' Move: The News Letter

Looking at life in a tainted idyll: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Powell's Colombia comments spark questions: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Ben Dunne urges public forgiveness for 'Border Fox': Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

Ombudsman to look at officer's complaint: BBC

Constantine's message clear: (from the Irish News)

50:50 should be scrapped-Foster: UTV Internet

50-50 rule causes a major problem: Belfast Telegraph

British used psychiatric patient as spy, says INLA: The Sunday Times (Dec 8)
Liam Clarke

Soldier spoke of 'staging' a suicide bid: Belfast Telegraph

Derry Xmas: (from The People, Dec 8)

Opposing RC schools 'like calls to send Irish home': Daily Telegraph
Auslan Cramb

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

Scrapped photos of 'low value': BBC

Bloody Sunday Inquiry: UTV Internet

Army witness 'appalled' by Derry deaths: (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Wednesday, December 11

UUP assured border bodies are suspended: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Murphy to address Trimble concerns: BBC

Police reform chief worried at Patten delay: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Police sick levels go up: Belfast Telegraph

Paisley Claims Lowry Quit 'Cover-Up': The News Letter
Alan Erwin

Threat to new Catholic recruits must be lifted: Belfast Telegraph

One more bold step required on path to policing reform: (from The Irish Times, Dec 5)
John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

Traditional march and traditional policing - McLaughlin: Derry Journal

Visible Effective Policing, Free from Political Control, May Work Wonders on Political Problems: The News Letter

A Cauldron Of Hate And Hope: Irish American News
Joe Leary

Unionist rights still not accepted - Campbell: Derry Journal

Loyalists told to stay clear of Mad Dog Adair: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Meehan daughter 'evicted by IRA': (from the Irish News)
Simon Doyle

Soldiers 'mocked' Nelson murder claim: UTV Internet

Bad Manners: McG clan resents Gov flashing the cash: Trentonian
Tom Baldwin

Ulster Scots - nothing but Scotch mist: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 6)
Dennis Kennedy

Increase in plastic bullet use: BBC

UUP condemn Larne attacks: Belfast Telegraph

Educating a new generation for Northern Ireland: Washington Times - (2002 report)

Can we ever stamp out Old Firm sectarianism?: Sunday Herald (Dec 8)
Neil Mackay

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

Shooting 'would not be unprovoked': BBC

Tuesday, December 10

Unionists claim 'secret pact will bring joint rule': Irish Independent
John Devine

UUP call for amending legislation in Dáil: RTE

Peace would be tribute to men of '98: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Trimble wants closer Tory links: BBC

Trimble faces rebellion over plan for closer links with Tories: The Independent
Nigel Morris

Gregg targeted by bomb making professionals: UTV Internet

Tension as loyalists clashes resurface: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Friends to foes in bitter UDA war: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

McConville service 'insulting to mother': Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Catholic who joined British army sues for sectarian abuse: Irish Independent

Britain's New Moral Authority To Shoot Republicans: The Blanket (Nov 25)
Anthony McIntyre

Border Fox should be handed over to NI authorities: UTV Internet

Garda rage at prospect of 'Border Fox' release: Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

Irish ignored in new Communications Bill: (from, Dec 9)
Concubhar Ó Liatháin

Mediators 'Needed to Ease Workplace Sectarianism': The News Letter
Kieran McDaid

It's time to use legislation to erase the stain of bigotry: The Herald (Dec 5)
Ruth Wishart

Droppin' Well bombing - 20th anniversary: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

Celtic fans under fire for flying Palestinian colours: Irish Post/
Hugh Dougherty

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

MoD did not anticipate 'shooting war': BBC

Monday, December 9

UUP anger at 'unilateral' amendment of agreement: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

US help to broker Irish assembly deal: The Scotsman
John Innes

Adams in talks on Stormont crisis: BBC

PUP in Provo amnesty warning: Sunday Life (Dec 8)
Alan Murray

Collapse the trial and bring them home. . .: (from the Irish News, Dec 7)
Caitriona Ruane

Keeping wheels of power turning: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 6)

Tories seek alliance with Ulster Unionists: Daily Telegraph
Andrew Sparrow and Thomas Harding

Trimble on Tory links: UTV Internet

The new Conservatives: Daily Telegraph

Squeezing until the orange pips squeak: (from the Irish News, Dec 7)
James Kelly

Prominent loyalist targeted: UTV Internet

UDA chilly as Mad Dog lives it up in Lapland: Irish Independent

Questioning the Prison System in the North: The Blanket
Liam O Ruairc

War against terror limited as Catholics still shun PSNI: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

SDLP under fire over police shots: Sunday Life (Dec 8)
Alan Murray

Ferris won't be asked to pay back cost of free flu jab: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Disappeared anniversary plea: UTV Internet

Sunday Life (Dec 8) comment: Sunday Life (Dec 8)

Collusion theory drives Kelly murder probe: Sunday Life (Dec 8)
John Hunter

Victim's widow tells of anguish: (from the Irish News, Dec 6)
Sharon O'Neill

New Lodge Survivors tell of horror: (from, Dec 2)

Sunday, December 8

Sinn Fein criticise unionists: BBC

Tackling the politics of boycott in the North: Sunday Business Post
Martin Mansergh

Colombia Three's prison hell as rough as it gets: Sunday Independent
Sean O'Driscoll

Colombian trial outrages victim of '70s frame-up: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

From Farc to farce in Colombia: Sunday Business Post
Michael McCaughan

Remember who the Colombia Three really are: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

Colombian trial team sent gardai's letters to London: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan and Rachel van Dongen

Church of Sinnfeinology: Sunday Independent
Padraic MacKiernan

Colombia 3 Case raises questions: Irish Voice/

Informant mounts court battle to name spies in IRA: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Death-threat man survives as gun jams: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Bastards and Traitors!: The Blanket
Billy Mitchell

'Big rise' in Catholic population: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 3)

North to boost all-Irish schools: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Derry riot after Rangers beat Celtic in Glasgow: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Change? No chance, Jack: The Observer
Stephen Khan

Old Firm ban for Union Jack: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

Shared schools plan to tackle sectarian hatred: Scotland on Sunday
Jason Allardyce

Schools where hatred breeds: The Observer
Robin McKie

Tackling scourge of sectarianism: Belfast Telegraph

Learning from NI's difficulties: BBC
Mark Devenport

Ballykelly bombing recalled: Belfast Telegraph

Saturday, December 7

Curtain down on one more Colombia farce: Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

Hill Doubts Fairness Of Proceedings: Irish Voice/
Sean O'Driscoll

Observers call on Irish government to intervene: UTV Internet

Murphy calls for move from IRA: BBC

Ahern's Office Blamed for IRA Leak: Irish Voice/
Brendan Anderson

All try to spin from same hymn sheet on North: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Adams addresses Peace Forum: UTV Internet

Seventies Samantha bounces back: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

White accuses UDA: UTV Internet

'Border Fox' in transfer to a more relaxed prison unit: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Rising tensions in Portlaoise Prison: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

Asking the Awkward Questions: The Blanket
Terry Harkin

Heat on Orde in quit storm: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

1,800 murders from Troubles unsolved: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

Hopes for peaceful march in Derry: BBC
Keiron Tourish

'Don't throw it all away: stay away'- calm urged among fans: Derry Journal (Dec 5)

Police to close Belfast pub: BBC

A tale of two towns where bigotry is the norm: The Herald (Dec 6)
Damien Henderson

In Their Battle with Bigotry, the Scots Can Learn From Us, not Least in Terms of Consequences: The News Letter

IRA needs to see to Bloody Sunday: (from the Irish News)
Denis Bradley

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

Cabinet discussed 'casualties' just days before 'Sunday': Derry Journal (Dec 5)

Bloody Sunday abuse claim: UTV Internet

Friday, December 6

McCartney slams Blair: Belfast Telegraph

Adams to meet Ahern: UTV Internet

Progress urgently needed - McGuinness: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Durkan Urges New Efforts for Peace: The News Letter

Assembly collapse 'orchestrated': (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

All politics is local: (from

Row erupts over police chief's exit in Belfast: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Complaint over officer's retirement: BBC

Knock down the walls that block peace: The Guardian
Quentin Davies

Doubt clouds Colombia trial: (from the Irish News)

SF says man was asked to spy on republicans: (from the Irish Times)
Suzanne Breen

Hunter wrote to SF before joining DUP: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

I am smear victim, says Tory defector: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Trimble challenged on referendum: UTV Internet

Danny McBearty's Story: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Bail for four 'gun smuggling' accused: BBC

Mass for Jean McConville: (from

Family anger at British claims: Derry youth 'never classed as gunman': Derry Journal

DUP man's concern over 'no mower' orange songs: Belfast Telegraph

McConnell declares war on shame of sectarianism: The Herald
Alison Chiesa

Beating bigotry: The Independent

Thursday, December 5

PM pressed on Sinn Fein 'deal': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Decomissioning report holds few hopes for the future: UTV Internet

We will recognise SF's vote - Robinson: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

The struggle for stability: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Say what you mean!: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

No foregone conclusion on policing: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Getting real about the peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Path to peace carved by series of chance events: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Key Northern Ireland official demands IRA cease operations: Boston Herald
Doug Hanchett

Tory MP 'tipped off MI5 about IRA meeting': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Trimble's parting shot: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Voice of integration needs to speak louder: Belfast Telegraph
Una Bradley

Electoral process a 'sham': Sinn Fein: (from the Irish News)
Brian Campbell

MoD secures gag as agent sues: The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor

Nairac and the Chinook disaster: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Emotional reminder of Droppin' Well bombing: (from the Irish News)

Cashing in on Ulster Scots scene: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 3)
Malachi O'Doherty

Rangers plan website investigation: The Herald
Keith Sinclair

Celtic and Rangers to make plea: Derry Journal
Eamonn Houston

British government 'negligent' over inquiry: UTV Internet

Saville family withdraws papers claim: Belfast Telegraph
Roisin Cox

Wednesday, December 4

End 'Love Affair With Gun'. Sinn Fein Told: The News Letter

IRA pressed to 'stretch itself': BBC
Brian Rowan

Colombia IRA trial stops as witnesses take fright: The Times
David Sharrock

Witness problems delay Irish trio's trial: The Guardian
Ruth Morris and Rosie Cowan

Colombia trial to resume in February: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

This Time Around, Blair Should be in No Doubt Whatever About What is Politically Possible: The News Letter

Unionists 'will be driven off boards': BBC

MP names 'most ruthless killer': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

John Major's details found in files of 'IRA officer': Belfast Telegraph

Ex-prisoners have role to play on board: (from the Irish News)
Breidge Gadd

A Liberal dose of jeux sans frontiers: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Most gun attacks on police are by loyalists: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Sinn Fein inquiry call sparks council furore: Belfast Telegraph
Andrea Clements

Blair says Agreement signing best moment: RTE

The Civil Rights Veterans' Story: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

The day of the Ulster Scots has arrived: Belfast Telegraph
Lord Laird of Artigarvan

Inquiry documents claim withdrawn: BBC

Dealing with sectarianism: The Scotsman

Tuesday, December 3

'No progress' on restoring devolution: BBC

Fresh US peace calls in North: RTE

No popping corks for NI devolution: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Talks making little headway, says Adams: Belfast Telegraph
Dan McGinn

Trimble softens stance on the IRA disbanding: (from the Irish News)
James Stinson

DUP policing fury: UTV Internet

The ball is still in the IRA's court: Belfast Telegraph

Blair challenged over IRA 'deal': UTV Internet

Durkan calls for 'agreed' bill of rights: (from the Irish News)

'Colombia 3' refuse to leave cell to face IRA arms trial: The Independent
David McKittrick

Trial of IRA trio starts in Colombia: Financial Times
James Wilson

Colombian rebels 'used IRA manuals': Irish Examiner
Sean O'Driscoll

Colombia trial told rebels had foreign backing: Irish Independent
Paul Melia and Susan Garraty

Heavy security in place as Bogota trial resumes: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Angry scenes outside Bogota courtroom: Belfast Telegraph

Finger of suspicion for IRA spin points to Dublin: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Going south? DUP takes a small step: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Ban on Irish citizens 'ridiculous': UTV Internet

UDA hard man lifts veil on life in drag: The Times
David Lister

Women accused of aiding IRA gun-smuggling: Irish Independent

The Ulster Example: Washington Post
Anne Applebaum

Heath postpones Bloody Sunday appearance: UTV Internet

Monday, December 2

Heavyweight team for IRA suspects in Colombia: Daily Telegraph
Jeremy McDermott

Bogota defence to focus on arrest methods: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Colombian leader given protection as IRA trial starts: The Times
David Sharrock

Peace push as IRA suspects go on trial: The Scotsman
Dan McDougall

Public inquiry the only option: (from the Irish News, Nov 30)

SF ' to take seats': Sunday Life (Dec 1)

Dr. Ruth Inexpert On Sexy “Irish State” Controversy: The Blanket
Paul A. Fitzsimmons

My life is fantastic: Sunday Life (Dec 1)
Pauline Reynolds

Key secret agent's cover blown in court: Sunday Herald (Dec 1)
Neil Mackay

Spook Exposed: Sunday Life
Stephen Gordon (Dec 1)

Forum is capable of challenging and inspiring: Derry Journal (Nov 29)

Father shot dead on doorstep 'had no terrorist links': The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

McLaughlin slams SDLP-'How low will they stoop'?: Derry Journal (Nov 29)

Heath in firing line over his role in Bloody Sunday: The Times
Ian Cobain

A calculated act of mass murder: Sunday Life (Dec 1)
Pauline Reynolds

Slaughter in the New Lodge: (from, Nov 28)
Andrea McKernon

Sculpture tribute to bomb victims: UTV Internet

Backbench anger as Blair rules out repeal of anti-Catholic law: Sunday Herald (Dec 1)
Douglas Fraser

Sunday, December 1

Despite recent forum, peace depends on IRA, British satisfaction: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

IRA peace claim rubbished by top Republicans: Scotland on Sunday
Brian Brady

'Gatecrashing' the NI talks party: BBC
Mark Devenport

The IRA stalls at the crossroads: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Sinn Fein says IRA remains at war: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

Disbandment proof before ex-cons join DPPs: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

If in doubt, Sinn Fein brazens it out: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Sinn Fein must seize the day to finish the job: Scotland on Sunday
Alex Massie

Cowen Optimistic on North: Irish Voice/
Tom Deignan

What's to debate?: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Stark choices ahead on North: Sunday Independent

Should David take Nobel loot and run?: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

Gardai will not testify in Colombia: The Sunday Times

The Shinners' 'money for old rope' trick: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Doubt over Nelson inquiry as Port quits: (from the Irish News)
Steven McCaffery

Flushing out the poll fraudsters: Belfast Telegraph

Dublin bomb victims remembered: UTV Internet

From 'wild men' to legitimate statesmen: Sunday Independent
John A. Murphy

Hostile media attack Celtic's friendly flag: Irish Post/
Frank Corrigan

'Real Catholics don't come to Rangers' claims Ibrox star: Scotland on Sunday
Stephen Fraser


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