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Monday, December 15

Dodds tipped as DUP candidate for Europe: Irish News (Dec 13)
Claire Simpson

Stone's no surrender: Sunday Life
Stephen Breen

Collusion at heart of Eames' Falls talk: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Claim that RIR failed to arrest murder suspects: Irish News (Dec 13)
Barry McCaffrey

Belfast Giants' success is 'crucial for peace': Sunday Business Post (Dec 14)
Suzanne Connolly

Murphy's ex-driver in gun charge row: Sunday Life
Mick Browne

Michael 'kicked as he lay on ground': Irish News (Dec 12)
Maeve Connolly

Hillery proposed cross-Border commandos during Arms Crisis: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

What a pity the 'no' men are with us once again: Irish News (Dec 13)
James Kelly

President recalls troubled times: Irish Independent
Caitriona Palmer

Sunday, December 14

Warning over SDLP executive role: BBC

What a fuss over my IRA past: The Sunday Times
Maria Gatland

'Joyrider' police suspended: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Andytown News letter sparks memories of the night Brits shot West Belfast man: Belfast Media
Joe Diamond

Patriotic duty to go North to shop: Evening Herald
Eoghan Corry

Tony Blair had fears about becoming Catholic: The Times (Dec 13)
Philip Webster

Dublin bids to reverse No vote on EU treaty: The Scotsman (Dec 13)
Paul Ames and Darren Ennis

No still means No: The Times (Dec 12)

Army top brass warn – Afghanistan will be our next Northern Ireland: Sunday Herald
Trevor Royle

Saturday, December 13

Parties differ over Cameron 'insults': The News Letter

Cameron's bad old Ireland:
Sholto Byrnes

Proposed bill goes 'far beyond' remit: The News Letter

Pledges of human rights bill must be made real: Belfast Media
Alana Fearon

Rights for all must be paramount: The News Letter

Cage to be removed from Orange hall: UTV Internet

DNA of accused 'found on murdered teen's clothing: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

MEP by-election system changes: BBC
Martina Purdy

Ruane's absence from office criticised by DUP: The News Letter

Adair link to Nelson car bomb murder: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Eames to address justice group meeting: Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

IRA victims pursue Gaddafi compensation: The News Letter

Johnston – first Sinn Fein chairman of Down DPP: Down Democrat
Hazel Hammond

Man released over doorman's murder: Irish News

Internee leaps to the defence of singer Dido: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

75% of Ireland's population are Catholic: Irish News
Simon Doyle

Cooperation on all Ireland basis the best approach: Belfast Media
Alex Maskey

Minister rules out VAT cut to reduce shopping in North: The Irish Times (Dec 12)
Michael O'Regan

Southern discomfort: Ulster Herald

Cowen confident of majority yes to Lisbon: Irish Examiner
Ann Cahill

Basque separatist's extradition hinges on analysis of news report: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

The key to peace is a little schooling: Canberra Times (Dec 9)
Mairead Maguire

Friday, December 12

DUP 'has insulted potential PM devoted to Union': The News Letter

Commission presents rights report 10 years after proposal: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Unionists reject 'green' Bill of Rights proposals: The News Letter

Your human right to a fairer society comes a step closer: Belfast Telegraph
Don Leeson

No hope of this nonsense ever making statute book: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Brown boosts IRA victims' hopes of Libya compensation: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Victim blames loyalists for attack: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Unionists slam SF move over road signs: Mid Ulster Mail

Brothers accused of murder in Historical Enquiries Team's first trial: Belfast Telegraph

The man charged with ensuring policing and justice is good value: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Allegations of police inaction and use of informers disturbs DPP meeting: Ulster Herald
Adrian Mullan

An opportunity has been missed: Belfast Telegraph

Dido slammed for republican riff: BBC
Natalie Lindo

Hillary best equipped for Irish cheerleading role: Irish News (Dec 10)
Ray O'Hanlon

Irish to vote again if concessions agreed: The Guardian
David Gow

Undemocratic EU bullies Ireland into another vote: Daily Telegraph (Dec 11)

Divided loyalties in new census question: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonnell

Thursday, December 11

Yes we can: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Make Irish an 'official' language: Derry Journal

DUP on the UUP-Tory relationship: The News Letter
Sammy Wilson

Sir Reg blasts attack on UUP pact with Tories: The News Letter

Sir Reg's talk of a 'new force' is pure fantasy: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Last orders for British army as it ends NI operations: The Irish Times
Fionnuala O'Connor

Unionists react angrily to proposed Bill of Rights: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Human rights proposals infuriate unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Dissenting voices to rights bill: Irish News
William Graham

Sack Human Rights Commissioner – peer: The News Letter

British or Irish – who do you think you are?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Fianna Fail sets up forum in north: Irish News
William Graham

United Ireland referendum poll 'by 2016': Belfast Telegraph

Accused IRA men seen in BBC tape, court told: The Irish Times

Accused recalls 'loyalist threat': BBC

Newspaper article on murders 'found in suspect's wallet': Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

'PM could assist IRA victims': The News Letter

Vilifying the dead: Sunday Journal (Dec 7)
Mary Nelis

Why no protest over 'hierarchy' of victims?: The News Letter
Robin Greer

'She was full of herself, it was all "me, me, me"': Sunday Tribune (Dec 7)
Suzanne Breen

Is the past a different country?: Sunday Journal (Dec 7)
Lisa Burkitt

Police investigate smuggled fuel link to tainted pork: The Guardian
Henry McDonald and James Meikle

Maze plan 'doomed' as Windsor Park gets an upgrade: Belfast Telegraph

NI's population passes 1.75m mark: BBC

Second poll on Lisbon to be held before end of October: The Irish Times
Jamie Smyth

We welcome bid to end ban on a Catholic monarch, say church leaders: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonnell

Call for Act of Settlement move in manifesto: The Herald
Michael Settle

Wednesday, December 10

DUP hits out at Empey-Cameron alliance: The News Letter

Why unionists and Cameron are starting out along a rocky road: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Ritchie expresses regret at Orange remarks: The News Letter

Fresh Bill of Rights row brewing: UTV Internet

Stormont assessed by Assembly members: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Last GOC 'sad to be leaving the Province': The News Letter

Stop-gap measure that lasted 4 decades: Irish News
Allison Morris

Local drugs operation is a credit to the police: Belfast Media

Inquiry is not about victim's morals. It's about her murder: Irish News
Susan McKay

McKevitt to delay defence: Irish News

New appeal to recover bodies of Disappeared: Irish News
Marie Louise McCrory

McGlynn murder: Strabane IRSP man arrested: Derry Journal

Catholic teenager died from 'blunt blow' to skull trial told: Irish News

NI businessman settles libel case: RTE

Barack, Belfast, And "Torn Down" Walls:
Peter Bluff

Court case collapses over threats to juror: Sunday Tribune (Dec 7)
Mick McCaffrey

Irish president to visit S.F., Silicon Valley: San Francisco Chronicle
Jim Doyle

Plans to axe Act of Settlement revealed by minister: The Herald
Michael Settle

What our MEPs think about the EU and what it can do for us: Belfast Telegraph
Ronan Henry

Tuesday, December 9

Cameron admits 'selfish interest': Irish News
William Graham

Tory party 'no longer neutral on the Union': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Tory link-up seeks wider audience says UUP head: Irish News
William Graham

New unionism suits west Belfast student: The News Letter

Senior unionist voices concern over Tory link: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

What lies behind Ulster Unionist smiles over link-up with Tories?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Cameron-UUP alliance marks a turning point: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Tory leader's UUP lifeline unconvincing: Irish News
Roy Garland

Union must be upheld by this pact: The News Letter

Nicholson – the DUP is divided: Belfast Telegraph

Changes at top reduce role of British army in North: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Troops scaled back in Northern Ireland: UTV Internet

Fragile peace process still has a long way to go: The Irish Times
Alf McCreary

Michael Stone jailed for 'performance' attack on Sinn Fein at Stormont: The Times

Loyalist killer Stone could be out in eight years: Belfast Telegraph

Michael Stone profile:
James Sturcke and Haroon Siddique

Stone goes from callous killer to broken man: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Nesbitt in Disappeared appeal: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

'Disappeared' families seek leads: BBC

Sinn Féin calls for all-island VAT harmonisation: Derry Journal

Lenihan's budget more chaotic than patriotic: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Ireland expected to rerun referendum on Lisbon treaty: The Guardian
Ian Traynor

Time to decide on Lisbon Treaty: The Irish Times

Funding for anti-sectarian drive: BBC

Monday, December 8

'Integrity of UK' reinforced as delegates dismiss nationalism: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

A star attraction and a dash of harmony lift the party: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Cameron shines at UUP conference: BBC
Mark Devenport

Tory link adds a dash to UUP annual conference: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

David Cameron – He came, he thawed, he conquered: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

New steps back onto the road to normal politics: Tribune Magazine (Nov 30)
John Coulter

'The INLA tortured Séamus. That's why they don't want his body found': Sunday Tribune (Dec 7)
Suzanne Breen

Jibe at unionist rivals over EU candidacy: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

McGurk victim's daughter wants to meet killer: Belfast Media
Áine McEntee

Soldier wins his fight for a medal: Belfast Telegraph
Stephen Gordon

Dublin population set to fall for first time since Famine: The Irish Times (Dec 5)
Olivia Kelly

Sunday, December 7

'I want Ulster Unionists in cabinet': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Pact will 'empower NI electorate': BBC

DUP and Alliance Party critical of new partnership: The News Letter

Opinion – UUP leader Sir Reg Empey: The News Letter
Reg Empey

Why letting terror groups keep arms is so indefensible: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Human trafficker funded CIRA to protect his prostitution ring: The Sunday Times
John Mooney

Dissident 'gangsters' issued death threats: Derry Journal

Boys step out for Lundy parade: The News Letter

McIlveen accused 'admitted kicking victim in the head': Irish News

Mystery man gave mum's rings back to McConvilles: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Peer champions Tory axed for links with IRA: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Can we ever let go of our dark past?: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

How I brought the Provos' girl with a gun in from the cold: The Observer
Colin Smith

Trio won't testify at 'King Rat' inquiry: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Family a step closer to files: Irish News

Murdered law lecturer remembered: BBC (Dec 5)
Johnny Caldwell

A controversial era for justice in the north: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Less is more at tedious half-empty Stormont: Irish News (Dec 4)
Newton Emerson

Did nationalists really believe arms firm wouldn't have war role?: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 4)
Eamonn McCann

Saturday, December 6

Devolution of justice 'in months': The News Letter

Minister – There will be no Irish act: Irish News
William Graham

MP attacks 'weak' loyalist weapons move: The News Letter

Funding for PSNI must not be cut: The News Letter

Conservatives and UUP to outline vision for North: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Cameron 'a passionate unionist': BBC

Teaming up in Ulster:
Iain Dale

Birth of a party or a marriage?: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Can Cameron break the mould?: Belfast Telegraph

Playing tit-for-tat with This Here Pravince: Belfast Media

Boys get ready for Lundy parade: The News Letter

Parade gets rerouted: Irish News

Family make last-minute appeal to US government: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

Challenge to Victims Commissioners fails: UTV Internet

Workers stand shoulder to shoulder against threats: Belfast Media
Áine McEntee

What if he'd said it about Bogside? – DUP: Derry Journal

Loyalist nominated high sheriff: The News Letter

UVF carried out internal inquiry into murders of teenagers: UTV Internet

Witness 'not under UVF pressure': BBC

Familes weep as court hears graphic account of Tandragee murders: Portadown Times

Saville must talk to us first says Bloody Sunday family: Derry Journal

McIlveen trial hears murder MSN messages: Irish News

Families of 1974 bombing victims seek McEntee files: Irish Examiner
Vivion Kilfeather

Maria Gatland – Terrorist to Tory: The Independent
David McKittrick

'The Irish cannot stand a traitor': The Times
David Sharrock

The FBI hero who joined the Mafia: The Independent
Leonard Doyle

Friday, December 5

Task force for unionist link-up with Tories still not selected: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McCausland under fire for UUP remarks: The News Letter

Cameron's alliance proposal for UUP raises many questions: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Tory link a milestone or millstone for Sir Reg and UUP?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Tories linking with unionists – big mistake: Derry Journal (Dec 2)
Norman Hamill

New year plan for language paper: BBC

Unionist anger as Sinn Fein blocks TA reception: The News Letter

Dissidents issue leaflet threat to bogus callers: Irish News

Lift death threats now – MP demands: Derry Journal

FAIR chief claims gang tried to abduct him on film shoot: Newry Democrat

Show of strength tip-off led to RIRA suspects' arrest: Belfast Telegraph

Allegations of IRA killer will be heard in Omagh trial: Belfast Telegraph

Convicted IRA killer was paid £80k from Omagh victims fund: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

McKevitt defence to begin next week: UTV Internet

£5m a year on killings inquiries: UTV Internet

HET will continue 'crucial work': BBC

Brennan loses: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Maze escapee is yet to appeal his deportation order: (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Jim Dee

Positive economic vibe from US trip: UTV Internet

Revealed – Maria Gatland's life with the IRA in her own words: Croydon Advertiser
Dave Burke

Watershed events deserve RTE's star treatment: Irish News
Jim Gibney

DUP slams radio presenter's comment on launch: The News Letter (Dec 3)

BBC defends cutting off caller's allegation: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Ireland to lay out terms for ratifying treaty: Financial Times
Tony Barber

Thursday, December 4

Loyalists left bombs by bike track, say police: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Weapons warning for loyalist paramilitaries: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

'Chasm growing' between loyalists and PSNI: Irish News
Allison Morris

Police confidence at record level: BBC

Brand new era for Shankill: The News Letter

Community calendar depicts life in sectarian flashpoint: Irish News
Allison Morris

Remarks that were unhelpful: The News Letter

DUP attacks Empey on Tory education stance: The News Letter (Dec 2)

Cameron, the UUP and that on-off relationship: Belfast Telegraph
David Shiels

Unionists' concerns over Tory IRA link: The News Letter

IRA whistleblower – "I would have kept quiet if Gatland had agreed to schools vote": Croydon Advertiser (Dec 3)

Another victim of England's ignorance toward the Irish: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Bloody Sunday head won't meet MPs: BBC

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee disappointed at refusal: UTV Internet

A singular contribution to a pluralist identity: The Irish Times
David Adams

USA urged to continue investment: UTV Internet

Political leaks are so vital to our democracy: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Will Hillary chose the North envoy?: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Wednesday, December 3

NI leaders meet US President: RTE

Meeting confirms access to highest level in the US, says McGuinness: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Northern Ireland leaders meet with O'Malley: The Capital (Anapolis, MD)
Liam Farrell

Post ensures Ireland's place on agenda: Irish News
Rebecca Black

What President Mary McAleese visit to Orange Order says about future: Belfast Telegraph
Maurice Hayes

Ritchie receives Orange protest letter: The News Letter

Policing bill for city armed services parade hits £480k: Irish News
Allison Morris

Minister told of loyalist threat: BBC

Frazer challenges SDLP commitment: The News Letter

Murder witness 'is framing man': BBC

Nelson affair allegations 'outrageous': Irish News
Claire Simpson

Allister blasts spend pledge: The News Letter

Cross-border shoppers a major boon, says bank: Belfast Telegraph

North Belfast could be in the premier league of togetherness: Belfast Media
Alban Maginness

Study shows rise in 'Northern Irish': The News Letter

Shankill – Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt: Belfast Telegraph

Cuts in education will have sectarian outcome: Irish News
Susan McKay

McGurk's bomb relative gives damning verdict of police unit: Irish News
Allison Morris

Balmoral Show to move to Maze site: Belfast Telegraph

Council schools chief resigns after being exposed as IRA 'traitor' living on the run: The Times
David Sharrock

Gatland – IRA revelations have left my life in tatters: Croydon Advertiser (Dec 2)
Ian Austen

Will Sir Hugh Orde crown his career by taking the top job at the Met?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Orde's appointment would restore Met's credibility: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

Republicans' original mandate can be consigned to dustbin of history: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Police probe over Iris Robinson's gay remarks: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Tuesday, December 2

Executive ministers meet again in changed times: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Parade progress can continue – CCI: Derry Journal

Orde applies to be head of London force: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Orde set to be the favourite for Met chief: Belfast Telegraph

Murder inquiry told Nelson was IRA 'terrorist': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Castleblayney dig for Disappeared: Irish News
Andrea McKernon

Maze escaper plans to appeal US deportation back to north: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

It's time for a new Irish Patriotism – bring back the Empire: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

More of us are describing ourselves as Northern Irish: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Why we must fly the flag for shopping in the north: Belfast Telegraph
Pól Ó Muirí

NI 'open' for American business: BBC

Liberating memory from tribal loyalties: Irish News
Roy Garland

Human Rights Commission gets extra €250,000: The Irish Times (Nov 29)
Deaglán de Bréadún

Monday, December 1

Dissident threat hindering PSNI: UTV Internet

Now Shoukri will never be brought to justice for what he did to my boy: Sunday Life (Nov 30)
Ciaran McGuigan

Young voter numbers on North register jump 3,000%: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Maze escaper to be deported from US: Sunday Tribune (Nov 30)

Northern leaders pursue investment in US: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

£250m: cost of raking over the Troubles: The Independent
David McKittrick

Historical amnesia is not a sign of maturity: The Irish Times (Nov 28)
John Waters

Rip-off refugees choke all roads to Northern El Dorado: Sunday Independent (Nov 30)
Niamh Horan

"Now that we are in an economic pit, to admit that you go to shop north of the border is akin to high treason": Sunday Tribune (Nov 30)
Claire Byrne

Patriotism is embarrassing fig leaf for Irish leaders: The Irish Times
Anne Marie Hourihane

Irish involvement in Afghan war 'foolish': The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Newman's beatification may bring Anglicans and Catholics closer: The Times (Nov 28)
Richard Owen

Lisbon treaty could be back from the dead: Financial Times
Quentin Peel

Only the freedom of independence will allow our nation to succeed: Scotland on Sunday
Alex Salmond


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