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Friday, December 15

Politicians meet behind closed doors to debate justice and policing: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP and SF clash over selection method: UTV Internet — link dead

SF – DUP paper on policing crazy: Ireland_On-Line

War is over and nowhere else to go, as Adams meets Orde: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Sucking Up to Sinn Fein: The Blanket (Dec 11)
John Coulter

Emotional blackmail – the big stick: Belfast Telegraph

SF talks with police positive: (from the Irish News)

Time is ticking away on policing issue: Belfast Telegraph

Castlederg police accused of bigotry: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

The key is adding to our strength:
Des Wilson

At last Hain will be found out: The Spectator
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Adams moves over loyalist plot claim: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Collusion policy is now unravelling:

Families deserve judicial inquiry into collusion: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Irish language battle looming:

Prosecution lawyers claim judge made mistake clearing Courtney: (from the Irish News)

Omagh prosecution case has ended: RTE

Omagh hearing in stop plea: Daily Mirror

Adams slams Invest NI:
Anthony Neeson

Dempsey was 'unconvinced' ESB move for Viridian made sense: Irish Examiner (Dec 12)
Brian O'Mahony

Can a go-it-alone Scotland make ends meet?: The Scotsman (Dec 12)

Thursday, December 14

Adams, Orde upbeat after historic meeting: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Plea for progress on policing by next month: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Hookham

SF quite right to make policing a deal-breaker: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Hard men of loyalism won't try to prevent power-sharing: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Circling the Wagons: The Blanket (Dec 12)
Anthony McIntyre

So this is Christmas?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

SDLP protest over army arrest and entry powers in NI: Belfast Telegraph

NI soldiers convictions revealed: BBC

Cons work for police watchdog: (from the News of the World, Dec 10)
Martin Breen

Derry watchtower to be demolished: UTV Internet

Mother of slain soldier 'accepts' report: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 12)
Jonathan McCambridge

Paisley calls for removal of Human Rights Commissioner: Irish Examiner

Questions to be asked over case delay: Newry Democrat

Officials 'using the Troubles as an excuse': Belfast Telegraph (Dec 12)
David Gordon

Prison must be rebuilt – report: BBC

Ombudsman gets new complaint on feud murder: (Dec 8)
Ciarán Barnes

Sectarian attack victim – I'm lucky to be alive: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 11)
Nevin Farrell

Widow opens Newry's Pat Finucane Centre: Newry Democrat

Views sought over NI status of Irish: The Irish Times

Taoiseach tells Dail the IRA had no part in drug baron's murder: UTV Internet

Jailed Real IRA men to cost public €3m: Irish Examiner
Conor Ryan

Big social upheaval took many by surprise: (from the Irish News, Nov 4)
Claire Simpson

Cardinal demands Executive should face up to problems of 'institutional sectarianism': The Scotsman (Dec 13)
Craig Brown & Jason Cumming

Wednesday, December 13

Sinn Fein accuse IMC of bias in High Court: UTV Internet

Fresh push for progress: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Sinn Fein slammed for absence: UTV Internet

Left in a spin over too many deadline changes: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Perpetual opposition haunts DUP: The Blanket (Dec 8)
David Adams

Parties must all support law and order: Belfast Telegraph

Adams to meet Orde for policing talks: The Irish Times

Death threats against Sinn Fein leaders over police are 'serious': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

UUP veteran Nesbitt to step down: BBC

DUP claims McCartney could fracture the Unionist vote: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Dead Sinn Fein man's vote costs DUP 'gay' ruling win: Belfast Telegraph

DUP bigots can't hold: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

No full inquiry into alleged NIO cover-up: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Off the hook: (from the News of the World, Dec 10)
Martin Breen

'Full co-operation' over NI collusion: The Irish Times

Legal action threatened over 'surveillance' find: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Machine-gun Santa: so much for the season of good will: Belfast Telegraph
Sinead McCavana

Bomb accused claims 'witch hunt': BBC

A time for forgiveness?: (Dec 11)
Roisin McManus

Lennon IRA claims dismissed: (from the Irish News, Dec 11)
Seanin Graham

No friction between the GAA and FAI, says Brennan: Irish Examiner
Brendan O'Brien

Anti-bigotry football body set up: BBC

Fighting sectarianism: The Herald

Tuesday, December 12

DUP accused of 'stifling debate': UTV Internet

EU chief invite to party leaders: BBC

Hain hands out offices in Stormont: UTV Internet

Acceptance and support for devolution is crucial: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Intriguing times for DUP politics: (from the Irish News)

Assassination bid on Adams aborted: Irish Independent

Yet another threat:

Board looks to south for funding: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Scattered seeds bearing fruit in strange places: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Ahern to press collusion claims: Irish Independent

Dermot Ahern to raise collusion issue: UTV Internet

Revealed – The LVF killer and his rogue cop helper: Sunday Life (Dec 10)
Ciaran McGuigan

Army 'watched IRA sniper car' – O'Loan: The Irish Times

'No informer' in soldier killing: BBC

Stone broke my hand: Sunday Life (Dec 10)
Stephen Breen

Trial told of forensic 'errors': BBC

French court sentences 3 in Real IRA trial: The Scotsman

The State, The Subject and The Citizen as well:
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

DUP accused of stirring homophobia: The Irish Times

DUP lose attempt to deny gay rights: UTV Internet

Send killers to the electric chair: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

SFA reveals its battleplan to crush football bigots: The Herald
Graham Spiers

Monday, December 11

Ahern urges SF to hold Ard Fheis: RTE

Conservatives push Adams on policing: The Irish Times

Brussels invite for NI parties expected: RTE

DUP's 'credible period of time' is sheer fantasy: (from the Irish News, Dec 9)
James Kelly

Power-sharing – Ahern right to call for SF Árd Fheis: Irish Examiner

DUP in new O'Loan inquiry demand: Sunday Life (Dec 10)
Alan Murray

Revealed – Bizarre DUP emails to loyalist murderer: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 10)
Suzanne Breen

Government funding is targeted by loyalists: Sunday Life (Dec 10)
Alan Murray

Adams in 'dissident death threat': BBC

SF confirms Adams threat reports: RTE

PSNI backtracks on Ballykinler: Sunday Life (Dec 10)
Alan Murray

Families criticise bombing report delay: The Irish Times

'DNA evidence completely valueless': (from the Irish News, Dec 9)

Man held over 'sectarian attack': BBC

Catholic teenager injured in NI assault: The Irish Times

McCartney survivor jailed for headbutting doorman: (from the Irish News, Dec 2)

Business in the North steaming ahead: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham

Crackers – Loony Republican Sinn Fein cards show Santa with a GUN: Daily Mirror

Time for our schools to pool resources: (Dec 8)
Martin Morgan

Glentoran reveal themselves to be masters of many tongues: The Observer (Dec 10)
Henry McDonald

Wheelie-bin cash man's OAP home for sale: Sunday Independent (Dec 10)
Brian Carroll

Sunday, December 10

Angry republicans and unionists aim to derail power sharing agreement: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

DUP casts doubt on devolution timetable: The Irish Times

Paisley urges members not to split: UTV Internet

Dodds denies internal DUP split: BBC

'Elements of bigotry' in DUP blocking progress, says Good: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Hain needs to keep his nerve and tackle vile Unionist homophobia: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

When Gerry Met Ian – it's the new hit rom-com: Sunday Independent
Pat Fitzpatrick

Shankill butcher lullaby shocks victims' groups: (Dec 8)

Stone's art pulled from eBay: Belfast Telegraph

Vulnerable suffer as bigots and freaks sit down at the top table: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ideals Live On: The Blanket (Nov 29)
Dolours Price

'All we want to do is to bury Dad': The Observer
Henry McDonald

McGurk's inquiry needs to be truly independent: (Dec 8)
Ciarán Barnes

Lennon offered to sing for the IRA: The Observer
Henry McDonald

The relief of Derry?: Belfast Telegraph
Gerry Anderson

Council – Unionists slug it out at council meeting: (Dec 8)
Áine McEntee

Lost in the Maze?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Sinn Fein-linked company has its cash sales qualified: Sunday Independent
Nick Webb

Loyalists and priest tackle the conflict in Colombia: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 8)
Brian Rowan

The union is safe in the embrace of the Scottish raj: The Guardian (Dec 5)
TM Devine

Saturday, December 9

SF could 'contaminate' policing – DUP: The Irish Times

No agreement at policing meeting: BBC

Paisley – SF must obey law: Daily Mirror

Paisley hits back at 'joke' attack by McCartney: Belfast Telegraph

Murmurs of 'betrayal' over power-sharing: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Why any future Executive faces tough decisions about how best to run Ulster: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Fulton found guilty of Portadown murder: UTV Internet

Trial gave chilling insights into LVF violence and crime: (from the Irish News)

Family links to notorious loyalist killers: (from the Irish News) — link repaired Dec 13
Claire Simpson

Finally some focus on drawing the truth out of Ulster's past: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

SF's Kelly receives death threat: The Irish Times

Republican dissidents in threat to top SF member: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham and Gene McKenna

Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly receives death threat: UTV Internet

Fresh criticism of Omagh evidence: BBC

Omagh bomb case will not be stayed: Ulster Herald

Three held over Strabane bomb find: UTV Internet

Mortar bomber jailed for 14 years: BBC

How the school system is failing Protestant kids in deprived areas: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

'Bik' legal move fails: Daily Mirror

Sinn Fein slam development as "nonsensical": UTV Internet

Victims chief 'was offered job extension' in October: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Drawn to Belfast: Daily Mirror
Jennifer Rodger

Mayor proclaims Northern Ireland Day: Mid County Chronicle (Dec 6)
Dennis Kutac

17 fans banned over 'sectarian chants': The Scotsman

The hurdle on the road to a better society: The Herald (Nov 25)
Hugh MacDonald

For Ulster, ourselves alone is a viable option: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 7)
Eric Waugh

Nationalists take the Union's strain: The Sunday Times (Dec 3)
Jason Allardyce and Kathleen Nutt

Friday, December 8

Talks for healing policing divide: BBC

Hanson backs right of ex-terrorists to be involved in CRJs: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Hookham

Blair urged to reveal identity of SF 'human bomb mastermind': Belfast Telegraph
Mark Hookham

Stone artwork on sale for £10,000: BBC

Michael Pebble: The Blanket (Nov 26)
Anthony McIntyre

Loyalist vandals scupper city parking crackdown: (from the Irish News)
Allison Morris

LVF terrorist Fulton jailed for life: The Irish Times

Threatened diplomat back at work: BBC

Levels of extortion against business is up since Good Friday Agreement: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 6)
Jonathan McCambridge

Interface land goes on the market for £2.6m:
Evan Short

Commissioner granted extra months: BBC

Brown gives extra £100m to Ulster in his plans for fairer society: Belfast Telegraph
Nigel Tilson

Border Protestants to be helped to integrate in communities: Impartial Reporter

What Wolfe Tone and the Ian Paisley of '69 have in common: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Paper in move to boost electorate: BBC

One in four voters not on the register:
Damian McCarney

Lord Laird to battle election in Republic: Belfast Telegraph
Terry McLaughlin

Campaign to push for Irish Language Act:

Family ask Adams to 'stick to his word': (from the Irish News)
Marie Louise McCrory

Killer claims RUC man colluded in Catholic murders: Impartial Reporter

Spain would do well to study Irish peace process: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Thursday, December 7

Frightened to tackle extortion?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Council cuts 'will lead to sectarian carve-up': (from the Irish News)
William Graham

F's All Around: The Blanket (Nov 25)
John Coulter

Search for second device after explosives find in Strabane: Belfast Telegraph

Violence will not derail political deal: Belfast Telegraph

Plea for truth on McGurk bomb: (from the Irish News)

Sit back and enjoy Britain being made to squirm: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Damning report: Irish Echo

Plea for truth on McGurk bomb: (from the Irish News, Dec 5)

Republican prisoners' group protests in the city centre: Newry Democrat

Judge to rule on Derry's real name: UTV Internet

Sangars go as Laganside legacy: BBC

Separatism would put Scotland over a barrel: Scotland on Sunday (Dec 3)
Gerald Warner

Wednesday, December 6

SF urged to reach deal on policing by January: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Committee must resolved policing dispute: UTV Internet

Quarter of police reforms not yet implemented: Ireland_On-line

Funding urged for police college: BBC

DUP has one voice on policing, says Dodds: RTE

Why Sir Reg does not relish a split: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Post-Paisley battles begin: (from the Irish Daily Star, Dec 5)
John Coulter

The Apostles who would be Paisley: Belfast Telegraph (scroll down)
Gail Walker

Fears over elections as parties 'whine for cameras': (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Time to deliver to victims, Mr Hain: Belfast Telegraph
David Clements

Bleak reflection a cry for all north's victims: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

Senior QC set to investigate NIO cover-up allegations: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Hain wins Welsh politician award: BBC

Dissidents blamed for mortar attack: Belfast Telegraph

Bomb defused in Co Tyrone garden: The Irish Times

NI – Strict rules to guide community justice schemes: Ireland_On-Line

Forensic Framework Unravels: The Blanket (Nov 30)
Martin Galvin

Further delays in car bombs probe: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Belfast man's death to be raised at Capitol Hill: (from the Irish News)
Marie Louise McCrory

Confusion over burnt Wright files: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Ruling sought on centuries-long divide as city gets its day in court: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Test yourself and cheer for England: Sunday Independent (Nov 26)
John Chambers

Divided we stand: Sunday Telegraph (Dec 3)
Clive Aslet

Tuesday, December 5

Paisley and Adams clash at Stormont: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Eye contact but no meeting of minds as Paisley, Adams speak: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Policing deadlock threatens election, ministers warned: Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

DUP delegation to meet Tony Blair: BBC

Taoiseach & Blair review NI peace process: RTE

McAleese hopeful on NI process: The Irish Times

Parties should combine forces: (from the Irish Daily Star, Dec 4)
John Coulter

Time to break free from shackles of the past: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

DUP and SF on cusp of honouring GFA: (Nov 23)
Carmel Hanna

Not Too Late for a United Front: The Blanket (Nov 23)
Mick Hall

Negotiation key to resolution: (from the Irish News)

Praise for Boys after peaceful Lundy parade: Belfast Telegraph

Acid blitz linked to UDA feud: Sunday Life (Dec 3)
Alan Murray

Hain court inquiry terms set out: BBC

Hain makes his move for Deputy PM role: UTV Internet

Paper praised as man's conviction battle goes on: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

Road still closed in bomb alert: BBC

Green Party links with NI counterpart: The Irish Times

Third of Ulster schools may face closure or merger as rolls decline: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Healing old wounds: The Guardian
Freya McClements

Monday, December 4

Empey – 'Hain must stop meddling': UTV Internet

Taoiseach to meet with Blair over power-sharing: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien

DUP 'not bothered over deadlines': BBC

DUP rocked by dissension: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 3)
Suzanne Breen

At long last, the DUP split beckons: Sunday Life (Dec 3)
Lynda Gilby

Tougher than Paisley?: Sunday Business Post (Nov 26)
Colm Heatley

DUP united on policing: Sunday Life (Dec 3)
Alan Murray

Conway Mill Debate: The Blanket (Nov 29)
Anthony McIntyre

Cops quiz journos over Stone attack: Sunday Life (Dec 3)

Madman causes havoc with the 'blame game': (from the Irish News, Dec 2)
James Kelly

Adams angry at lost voters: UTV Internet

Ahern to raise collusion concerns with Blair: The Irish Times

Family of UDA victim 'have lost faith in system': (from the Irish News, Dec 2)
Allison Morris

On the box – You couldn't make him up: Sunday Life (Dec 3)
Stephen Gordon

Troubles in paradise: The Observer (Dec 3) — link repaired Dec 5
Miranda Sawyer

SF slam SDLP's 'unholy alliance': UTV Internet

De Brún calls for Irish Language Act: (Nov 27)
Gemma Burns

Fraser – Scotland could go it alone: The Sunday Times (Dec 3)
Jason Allardyce

Sunday, December 3

Provos move to smash dissent: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

SF man quits after 'threats' over policing: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack & Mick Browne

DUP heals rift over power sharing: The Sunday Times
Carissa Casey

'UUP pleasure from DUP pain': BBC
Mark Devenport

Empey – 'DUP split is bad for unionism': UTV Internet

DUP split as bluff called on Stormont: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

McGrady on St. Andrew's: Down Democrat

Stone made careful plans before attack on Stormont: The Observer
Henry McDonald

UDA can't wash its hands of Stone: (Dec 1)
Áine McEntee

Fresh hope for Waterside coma man: Belfast Telegraph (Nov 28)

'No deal' with Real IRA after Omagh: The Sunday Times
John Burns

Collusion inquiry 'needed to protect sovereignty': Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Time to call a truce: The Sunday Times

Sinn Fein urged to aid McCartney inquiry: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Witnesses to IRA murder 'intimidated' into silence: The Sunday Times
Enda Leahy

McCabe Killers Claim Discrimination: Irish Voice/
Paddy Clancy

There's a danger Sinn Fein could also share power in the republic: The Sunday Times
Matt Cooper

Supreme Court Denies McAllister: Irish Voice/
Sean O'Driscoll

US charity to distance itself from watchdog: Sunday Independent
Liam Collins

Orange approval for Boyne centre: BBC (Nov 27)

English nationalism, not Scottish, may decide the fate of the union: Sunday Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Hotel angry at Union Flag protest: BBC

Saturday, December 2

SF to meet on policing within weeks, says Ahern: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

DUP reports 'widespread agreement': The Irish Times

'We should beat up on republicans' DUP urged: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Split in DUP is evident – Empey: BBC

We've have been through too much for quick fix, says Eames: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Bombs, DUP splits, the big lad says 'yes', just a day in politics:
Martin Morgan

It is not too late for a state-of-nation address: (from the Irish News)
Denis Bradley

Ready, steady… but who will go first?: Belfast Telegraph

The pace quickens: (Nov 30)

The media – Against democracy or just lazy?: (Nov 30)
Des Wilson

Wilson – DUP not using 11-plus as bargaining chip: Belfast Telegraph (Nov 30)
Kathryn Torney

Making a cartoon character of a killer is risky: (from the Irish News)
Fergal Hallahan

Mad Dog and Irish men: Belfast Telegraph (Nov 27)
Laurence White

New parade disbelief: Strabane Chronicle
Mark McKelvey

Business as usual urged during Boys' parade: Belfast Telegraph

Court call over McDougall: UTV Internet

Man gets six years' jail for IRA membership: Irish Independent (Dec 1)

McGurk's Bar massacre to be commemorated:

Inquiry call over first garda killed in Troubles: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

The queen, the SWAT team and me: Village (Nov 23)
Gerry Adams

Cramphorn – English police chief who earned admiration in Ulster: Belfast Telegraph
Dean Godson

FAI and IFA near deal for all Ireland 'bid':

Ulster's policing goes global: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Friday, December 1

Sinn Fein to end its Assembly sessions boycott: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Assembly is 'a shambles' inside and outside of the chamber: Fermanagh Herald

DUP meeting to ensure party unity: BBC

Scepticism over powersharing: Village
Vincent Browne

Time won't change stark choice DUP faces: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Levels of extortion against business is up since Good Friday Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

SF ready to meet PSNI chief: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

I'm ready – Orde: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan and Noel McAdam

DUP claim SF are 'dodging' first move on policing: UTV Internet

Equal support for PSNI Ombudsman: BBC

Dromore family alleges police harassment: Ulster Herald
Adrian Mullan

Victim's brother says Michael Stone is publicity seeker: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

Universal revulsion over Stone attack: Belfast Telegraph

Loyalist's acquittal appealed: BBC

Adair to fund orphanage: The Sunday Times (Nov 26)
Liam Clarke and Mike Wade

Detectives 'misled' Omagh trial: The Irish Times

Dissidents criticise prison reforms: (from the Irish News)
Allison Morris

Help find abducted – Paisley: Irish Independent

Paisley – 'Public must break silence': UTV Internet

Miami relatives 'happy' with meeting: The Irish Times
Piaras Murohy

Durkan concern at collusion claims: UTV Internet

DUP reject collusion claims: UTV Internet

Massacre collusion claims 'fanciful' says MEP: (from the Irish News)

Ex-IRA-hunger-striker in major property battle: Sunday Business Post (Nov 26)
Ian Kehoe

Equality or Equity: The Blanket (Nov 19)
Michéal MháDonnáin

If Scotland wants partition, the British cannot deny it: The Guardian (Nov 28)
Simon Jenkins


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