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Saturday, December 15

Ahern to meet Paul Quinns' family:

Paisley – A Damascene conversion?:
Des Wilson

Ahern welcomes Derry FF: Derry Journal

GAA condemns Derry bomb hoaxes: RTE

GAC pipe bomb 'response to Orange attack': (from the Irish News)
Allison Morris

New peaceline 'must not be permanent': Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Despite alibi, Derry man still arrested – claim: Derry Journal

Men 'questioned from Wikipedia': Derry Journal

Green light for policing college: UTV Internet (Dec 13)

It's time to kick out politicians: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Football fans claim victory after Assembly's Ireland vote fails:
Ciarán Barnes

Poots tells Derry City to 'come home': Derry Journal

DUP man accepts Celtic game invite: Belfast Telegraph
Clare Weir

Curistan linked to Harbour position: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Protestant Churches in Ireland fear demise of Christian ethos in schools: Christian Today
Maria McKay

RUC criticised over refusal to probe Omagh cash claims: (from the Irish News, Dec 8)
Barry McCaffrey

Cead mile failte Kate!: BBC

Ministers clash over gay equality: UTV Internet (Dec 13)

A Tough Investigator Calmly Defends His Work: New York Times
Richard Sandomir

Friday, December 14

Hundreds show support for Quinn family: RTE

Quinn group to continue campaign:

'There's no more need for the IRA now that we have peace': (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Call for End of Threats: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

SF seeks Irish language act in North:

Odd couple take seats in new Ulster self-assembly: The Times
David Lister

Ikea is a brand new Ulster lesson: Belfast Telegraph

A Successful Visit: Irish Voice/

Celtic Tiger growling as Ulster pussycat purrs in US: (from the Irish News, Dec 8)
James Kelly

Police sick leave for stress falls by 25%: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

McCord rejected a second time for victims' post: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Big Boost For Bertie: Irish Voice/

Attacks on Orange halls condemned: The News Letter

Bomb defused at Co Down GAA pitch: UTV Internet

Don't bring religion into sport, says DJ: The News Letter

Sheridan row may rumble on after verdict: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

DUP divide threatens stadium on Maze site: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh and David Young

No excuse for lack of courtesy: Belfast Telegraph

Pupils need cross-border education on human rights: Irish Independent

Aer Lingus jettisons greetings as Gaeilge: (from the Irish News)
James Stinson

Brave new world for integrated education: Irish Independent
Michael Moriarty

Catholic church wants more mixed-faith schools: Irish Independent
John Walshe

In Glasgow, Scots are very Scottish: Daily Telegraph (Dec 11)
Andrew O'Hagan

Thursday, December 13

Old tensions revive in Northern Ireland: Los Angeles Times (Dec 12)
Kim Murphy

Belfast police forced back into flak jackets: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Acting the eejit comes easy to Chuckle Brothers: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

What has Martin really Bin saying ...?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

SF calls for more cross-border crime fighting: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

'Slab' Murphy case delayed: RTE

End of prisoner separation urged: BBC

Parade progress being made – CCI: Derry Journal (Dec 7)

NI election system 'can be model': BBC

Fr Troy – Integrate Catholic school: (from the Irish News, Dec 8)
Sean McVeigh

Bush invited to Belfast for trade conference: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Germans will not appeal McAliskey ruling: UTV Internet

DUP MP was 'voice piece' court is told: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Developer's accounts 'had gaps': BBC

Ulster's politicians entertain Oscar winners: The News Letter

Christians lacking in spirit: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Chaos looms over Irish player eligibility: Daily Telegraph (Dec 12)
William Gray

Unionists fail in Fifa rule change motion: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Kerr puts dampner on hopes of a new league: Belfast Telegraph
Stuart McKinley

Maze stadium plans to be unveiled: BBC

We love Britain, but Union's future is uncertain: Sunday Telegraph (Dec 9)
Patrick Hennessy and Melissa Kite

Wednesday, December 12

IRA Structures must go: The News Letter

The lesson of compromise as we look to our children's future: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Annus Horribilis or Dawn of a New Era?: Derry Journal
Gerry Murray

Brussels visit for ministers: UTV Internet

US political attention 'unprecedented': (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Adams resolute on Irish Language Act:
Roisin McManus

Sisters to join support group: (from the Irish News)
Margaret Canning

Call to end threats to Meehans:

Dissident republican group has LVF links: (from the Irish News)

Attack on interface homes condemned:
Áine McEntee

Curistan-IRA link 'was baseless': BBC

Fifa to discuss Irish player row: BBC

Ulster is changing ... and our schools have key role to play: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Gallagher

Poots issues warning to FIFA: UTV Internet

Truth and reconciliation: The Guardian
David Conn

Cameron warns of 'ugly stain of separatism' both sides of Border: The Scotsman (Dec 11)
Louise Gray

We must never forget to call ourselves British: Daily Telegraph (Dec 10)

Tuesday, December 11

Ombudsman promises fairness in debut address to republicans: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Paisley was always fundamentally skin deep: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

McGuinness joins Methodists to pay tribute to Good work: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

INLA parade ends without 'any major incident': (from the Irish News)

Tension follows sectarian attacks in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Dáil to debate collusion in Miami massacre: Irish Examiner
Brian Hutton

Miami memorial marks tragic day the music died . . .: Irish Independent
Breda Heffernan

Jordan family 'in limbo' after inquest is adjourned: (Dec 7)
Roisin McManus

It's Paisley, or Brady – or George Clooney: Belfast Telegraph
Matthew McCreary

Minister fears FIFA proposal may lead to loss of Catholic players in NI team: The News Letter

Secret All-Ireland league talks at 'advanced' stage: Irish Independent
Daniel McDonnell

Developer begins battle to clear name over 'IRA dirty cash' claim: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Is God-fearing Ulster losing its religion?: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

Inside the Maze ...: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Paisley speaks on Scottish independence: UTV Internet

We remain a party of the Union, says David Cameron: The Times
Angus Macleod

'When Scotland and England divorce it will be as good friends': Daily Telegraph (Dec 10)
Andrew O'Hagan

Monday, December 10

Northern Ireland – Struggle to shake off troubled legacy: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Decision to share power with Sinn Fein 'vindicated': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

DUP challenges Allister to test support: (from the Irish News, Dec 8)
William Graham

Adams outlines party focus for '09 elections: RTE

Ombudsman explains role: The News Letter

Thanking A Friend for Peace: Syracuse Post-Standard (Dec 7)
Mark Weiner

USA trip great success, Kennedy: BBC

Quinn family deeply dissatisfied with Adams: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

IRLA gun threat to Sinn Fein 'traitors': Sunday Life (Dec 9)
Stephen Breen

The UDR are owed nothing: (Dec 7)
Martin Morgan

Police attacked during INLA march:

Shades of 'bad old days' return to the Bogside: The News Letter

Order ducks query on UVF banner: (Dec 7)
Alana Fearon

Result! UFF killer's compo bid is rejected: Sunday Life (Dec 9)
Ciaran McGuigan

Bloody Sunday most potent artistic catalyst of Troubles: Irish Examiner
Senan Hogan

Cutbacks threat to Irish language schools: Irish Independent
John Walshe

Hold fast to Union that makes Britain great: Sunday Telegraph (Dec 9)
Andrew Roberts

Sunday, December 9

Cooper backs merger with Fianna Fail: The Observer
Henry McDonald

SF worker linked to fatal Quinn beating: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

North has tough task in wooing America: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Bush's promise of help for Ulster economy: The News Letter
Laura Murphy

'Charming' ministers woo president: BBC
Martina Purdy

Winning America – it's over to us: Belfast Telegraph

Neal, Kennedy's work deserves to be praised: Springfield Republican

Big Ian and Marty won't be sending a joint festive card: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Johnny come lately to democracy:
Martin Morgan

Ombudsman to probe case of informer: The Observer
Henry McDonald

NIO tries to gag court over RIRA agent claim: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Death threats must end now:

The pitfalls of 42-day terror detention limit: Sunday Telegraph
Patrick Mercer

Religious leader gets award: UTV Internet

Ministers debate councils' future: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 5)
Noel McAdam

Paisley Jnr defends actions: The News Letter (Dec 7)

Wither the English-Scots union?: Sunday Telegraph
John Curtice

Saturday, December 8

New unionist movement opens anti-accord Voice: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Unionist Voice 'will disappear': The News Letter

New voice for dissent: Belfast Telegraph

Friends reunited – old Ulster foes pay their respects to Hillary: The Guardian
Suzanne Goldenberg

Bush pledges to boost US links with Northern Ireland: The Independent
Matt Spetalnickin

Bush gives his blessing to the happy peacemakers: Irish Independent
Tom Baldwin

Tea and biscuits at Capitol Hill: BBC
Martina Purdy

Paisley says US trip not 'a flop': The News Letter

Irish thank U.S. lawmakers: Springfield Republican (Dec 7)
Jo-Ann Moriarty

Ulster invitation on cards for President: The News Letter

Leaders take sales pitch to US: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Taoiseach says Congress address 'an honour': RTE

Is it time for IMC to call it a day?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

UDA in North Belfast is a spent force say police:
Áine McEntee

Ombudsman to attend Sinn Féin conference: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

21% of PSNI is Catholic:
Ciarán Barnes

'Stop Meehan threats': (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

'Not us' – 32-CSM:
Alana Fearon

Fianna Fail registers in North for first time: Irish Independent
Michael Brennan

INLA almost called off attack: (from the Irish News, Dec 6)
Seamus McKinney

Judicial review may rock Assembly: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Court move to evict tenants from hotel linked to the IRA: Irish Independent
Laura Noonan

Ahern will stay until after Congress speech: Irish Independent
Michael Brennan and Fionnan Sheahan

Irish TV axes advert over mention of crib: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

McGuinness to help Iraq in bid for peace: The News Letter

Peace is not about justice: International Herald Tribune (Dec 7)
Michael Goldfarb

Friday, December 7

North an example to world – US adviser:

Ahern to address US congress: RTE

Bush invited to Belfast business event:

Three men arrested over shooting of PSNI officer: Belfast Telegraph

Police to be armed with stun guns: BBC

Clear progress being made on policing issue: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Recruitment fo PSNI must be fair: The News Letter

McHugh claims party leadership 'bullying': Impartial Reporter

Tale of military spying no real surprise to many: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Louth man on IRA membership charge:

Prison vote case to go to Europe: BBC

Sister was 'basically incinerated by blast': (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Festival funding move may benefit unionists: The News Letter (Dec 5)

Paisley Jr 'lobbied for land bid': BBC
Martina Purdy

Thursday, December 6

Protestants applying to police down 43pc: The News Letter

Sinn Fein fail to field all DPP posts: Derry Journal

Criminal justice powers 'could be devolved earlier': Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Washington meeting for NI leaders: BBC

Paisley, McGuinness make joint sales pitch: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

Leaders play Trump card in Big Apple: Belfast Telegraph
Conn Corrigan

History's misison: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

There's no pot of gold in the US these days: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Martin and Ian happy ever after? Er, Hello ...: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Language of leaders has become compassionate: (from the Irish News, Dec 3)
Roy Garland

Allister to unveil new unionist grouping: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

What unionists want now is responsible leadership: The News Letter
Iris Robinson

I fear for the life of my son, 4, after death threat from loyalists: Belfast Telegraph

Rise in attacks on Orange halls: The News Letter

Victims vindicated by ruling: Newry Democrat

Deaths remain shrouded in controversy: (from the Irish News)

Village remembers INLA victims: BBC

Belfast Pushes Upmarket Tourism: Irish Voice/
April Drew

Hollywood star Neeson reveals Paisley inspired his acting career: The News Letter

Ulster cleric lifts peace gong: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Wednesday, December 5

Sinn Féin keeps ministerial positions: (from the Irish News)
Margaret Canning

McGuinness meets New York Mayor: Derry Journal

Paisley surprised at US reaction: RTE

Paisley & McGuinness visit has little impact on US media: Belfast Telegraph

Former foes to meet with Bush: Springfield Republican
Jo-Ann Moriarty

Bigots bring God into disrepute: Derry Journal

PSNI decision due on Stalker report request: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Fair's games won't include hideous truth of Glenanne: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

Apprentice Boys events would boost tourism – Campbell: Derry Journal

Orange Order keen to play part in tourism: (from the Irish News)

£2m care service for ex-soldiers: BBC

City name game saga rumbles on: Derry Journal
Gerry Murray

Positive reaction from parents: The News Letter

Brown – Ulster's economy can thrive without tax cut: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Patten calls on gardai to become more accountable: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Tuesday, December 4

Northern Ireland woos US: Financial Times
John Murray Brown and David Wighton

Chuckle Brothers head for White House: The Guardian
Michael White

Bloomberg 'would be happy' to visit NI:

US firms in serious talks on investing in Province: The News Letter

Will US deliver fistful of dollars?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Take this message to America: Belfast Telegraph

Parties must back US trip: (from the Irish News)

We're very much open for business: The News Letter

Trimble bemused by 'togetherness': Belfast Telegraph
Victor Gordon

Stormont's awash with soap stars: Belfast Telegraph
Pól Ó Muirí

Watchtowers gone but spies still carry on: (from the Irish News, Dec 1)
Allison Morris

NI young 'do not fear terrorism': BBC
Fiona Murray

McHugh quits Sinn Féin over party policies: (from the Irish News)
Margaret Canning

Big response in bid to name Orange Hero: The News Letter

'Fenian city' comments are beneath contempt: Derry Journal

Scots don't want MPs voting on English affairs: Daily Telegraph
Kate Devlin

Monday, December 3

UDA demise is hailed as Shoukri jailed: (from the Irish News, Dec 1)

SF's silence deafening say Quinn supporters: (from the Irish News, Dec 1)
Diana Rusk

People power is emerging to challenge gang rule in North: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

MEP hints at new unionist party: BBC

Vargo has sights set on dismantling of peaceline: UTV Internet

Loyalist parade passes off peacefully:

Parades group tells Garvaghy residents to get around the table: Portadown Times (Nov 8)

We should never take our Army for granted: The News Letter (Nov 19)

'We had ways to make people inform': (from the Irish News, Dec 1)

Ulster-Scots bid to woo tourists: The News Letter (Nov 30)

Police misconduct costs forces £44m: The Times
Frances Gibb, Sean O’Neill and James Ball

National anthem 'could be anti-Scots': Daily Telegraph
Gary Cleland

Sunday, December 2

New trade effort seeks to leave The Troubles behind: Boston Globe

American visit dominates landscape: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Tackles fly over Belfast rugby anthem: Sunday Independent
Daniel McConnell

Council says here's to you Mr Robinson: (from the Irish News, Nov 30)
Claire Simpson

Make believe 'Orange-man':
Martin Morgan

Equality body to intervene in council row: The News Letter

Anglo-Irish 'odd couple' in bid to unite schools of Omagh: The Observer
Henry McDonald

How bling lost its lustre for flash corner boy thug: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

What Cromwell couldn't kill, we will: Sunday Independent
Marc Coleman

Calls for Irish to be taught in Britain: (from the Irish News, Nov 30)

Conversation with Sinn Fein (IRA) leader: Kashmir Times (Nov 24)
Iftikhar Gilani

Spare us this ghastly nationalism: The Times (Nov 30)
Des Browne

Saturday, December 1

Sinn Fein chairs policing meeting: UTV Internet

Ulster Unionists divided – Foster: BBC

Catcalls and election challenges at Lisburn:
Ciarán Barnes

Abuse of privilege should be ended:
Des Wilson

Peace body role for ex-IRA prisoner: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

PSNI puts NI shops on bomb alert:

'Take IRA calendar off shelves': The News Letter

Shoukri jailed for nine years: UTV Internet

Ex-soldier reveals details of secret ops to Relatives for Justice:
Ciarán Barnes

Seeing the bigger finance picture: BBC
Yvette Shapiro

Bugging of clients is no longer legal: The News Letter

Power to the people is way forward: Belfast Telegraph (Nov 28)
Quinton Mayne

Imbalance still in place among staff of Equality Commission: (from the Irish News, Nov 29)
Allison Morris

Former UDR man 'told of threat': BBC (Nov 29)

12% in small towns are non-Catholic: Irish Examiner (Nov 30)
Conor Ryan

Crowley Calls for Mideast Fund: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

'An English parliament would be a good step': Daily Telegraph
Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson

Australia may say farewell to Queen after republican leader wins election: The Times (Nov 26)
Bernard Lagan


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