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Sunday, December 15

DUP 'spitting blood' at talks over Haass proposal on flags: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Final furlong is approaching in Haass talks: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Covert soldiers killed unarmed civilians in Belfast? Prove it (Nov 21): The Week
Crispin Black

Ex-RUC man says IRA will 'glory' in immunity: The News Letter

Former Alliance chairman and flag protest critic joins parades body: Irish News
John Manley

Do parades body appointments mean Commission is here to stay?: The News Letter

Grand Master is upbeat in resolving parade problems (Dec 12): The News Letter

PSNI trawling through CCTV footage in hunt for man in black hooded top suspected of planting bomb: RTE

Stoical response to Cathedral Quarter bomb as dissidents make war on disabled, panto-going children, visitors and family pets: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Alliance Party – Pipe bomb used in Lisburn office attack: BBC

Arson attack at Lisburn Alliance office condemned: The News Letter

Airbrushing unionists from 'hope and history' narrative: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Calls for another Smithwick probe: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

It's time the gardai put justice above reputation: Sunday Independent
Elaine Byrne

Former officer 'facing financial ruin over republican intimidation' (Nov 19): The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Gerry Adams picked for guard of honour for Mandela:
Christine Bohan

DUP mayor refuses to open Nelson Mandela book of condolence: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Mandela most humble man I met, says Rev Chris Hudson: The News Letter
Adam Kula

Why unionists still have a problem with Nelson Mandela: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Gulf between Mandela and Provos: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Sinn Féin and a tale of two State visits (Nov 18): The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Sheridan – Film foretold end of Troubles: Evening Herald
Ken Sweeney

Fury as education blueprint ignores integrated schooling (Dec 5): Belfast Telegraph
Anna Maguire

Church of Ireland archbishops warn against extremism (Dec 6): The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

The lessons of peace learned in the North may not be that easy to export (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Eamonn McCann

Trouble in Paradise for Green Brigade: The Scotsman
Dani Garavelli

No, the Irish are not afraid of Scottish independence: The Spectator
Alex Massie

Rhodri Morgan – Wales could become tail that can never wag the English dog: North Wales Daily Post

Should Scotland ditch its auld aquaintance? Well, if it's making us miserable...: The Observer
Al Kennedy

Scotland should not be bribed to stay in the UK (Nov 21): Daily Telegraph

Saturday, December 14

Victims defiant – immunity is just not acceptable: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke and Claire Graham

Terrorist immunity – Caution and opposition among politicians: The News Letter

Ann Travers – Who gives us the right to deny justice to our dead?: The News Letter

Ann Ogilby was beaten to death by a gang of UDA women – why would they come forward and tell all now?: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Only when the prospect of prosecution falls will truth recovery be an option: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Immunity decision must be left up to victims' families: The News Letter

Row erupts between DUP and Richard Haass: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Crunch time for Haass: Irish News
John Manley

How Richard Haass aims to seal deal in six days: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

We need bravery if Haass talks are to succeed: Belfast Telegraph

Bomb explosion in Belfast as Christmas revellers evacuated from city centre: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Explosion in Belfast city centre after bomb warning: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Dissident republicans responsible for explosion during Belfast city centre bomb alert: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Shock and disgust at explosion in city's social hub: The News Letter
Aine Fox

Theresa Villiers appoints new Parades Commission panel: BBC

Flute band member admits Twelfth rioting: UTV

Jamie Bryson expects arrest after releasing tapes: The News Letter

Garda chief backtracks on Smithwick findings: The News Letter

Culture of turning a blind-eye is now in clear view (Dec 8): Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Grey man of politics began the thaw in Anglo-Irish relations: Irish Independent
Gerard O'Regan

Early progress made in the peace process by Reynolds and Major often overlooked: The Irish Times
Noel Whelan

Nelson patient as we bickered: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Grew

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson to learn next week if Facebook post charge will continue: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Nelson McCausland sorry for 'inadvertently misinforming' (Dec 12): BBC

Garda praised for use of Irish: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Hillsborough Castle to be first royal palace in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

'Differences' now not just between churches but internally in attitudes to minorities (Dec 9): The Irish Times
Kenneth Milne

Celtic warn fans after Green Brigade banner fine: The Scotsman
Stephen Halliday

Next Old Firm game will be the biggest EVER, says Rangers defender Stevie Smith (Dec 11): Scottish Daily Record
Scott McDermott

Old Firm still to meet bigotry study group after 16 months: The Herald
Gerry Braiden

Scottish independence – Experience tells us that divorces seldom finish amicably (Nov 26): Daily Telegraph
Benedict Brogan

Independent Scotland 'would have to reapply' to EU: The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

Friday, December 13

Northern Ireland's biggest party backs limited immunity for Troubles crimes:
Henry McDonald

Robinson would back limited immunity: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Willie Frazer – I would consider immunity for my father's killers: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Naomi Long says Haass talks need to resolve past: BBC

Elliott compares IRA to Al Qaeda during the Haass talks: Impartial Reporter

Can Richard Haass really play Santa? (Dec 11): Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Northern Ireland victims issue will be tough to resolve: BBC
Martina Purdy

Troubles-era justice – How other countries tackled the past (Nov 21): Belfast Telegraph

Victims' group's 'covenant' plan wins TUV backing: The News Letter

Loyalists' identity fears 'phantom' – Sir John Major: BBC

DUP flag vote left blowing in wind: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Grew

Ban on part of Semtex victims' bedpush will not be reviewed: The News Letter

Vandals deface Orange hall with IRA graffiti: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Man bailed over Alliance graffiti attack: UTV

Man on IRA charges got fair trial, court rules: The Irish Times
Ruadhan Mac Cormaic

Police helicopter helped trap Ardoyne republican rioter: The News Letter

Swithwick standard could show collusion in other cases, TDs told: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Justice ministers to discuss Smithwick report: Irish Independent
Paul Williams and Tom Brady

Garda force 'devastated' by Smithwick Tribunal findings: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Soldiers may give fresh statements: Belfast Telegraph

SAS Doherty and Fleming killings inquiry postponed again: BBC

Most senior detective taken off HET bomb investigation: Impartial Reporter

Security barriers to be removed near Derry police station: Derry Journal

Council shake-up plan unveiled: Belfast Telegraph

Boxing club owed apology by those who doubted their claims – Jim Allister (Dec 11): The News Letter

How much do we pay for pupils who cross the border to get a northern education?: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

NBPA – Not enough Asian police officers in Northern Ireland: BBC
Rahila Bano

Republican gang blamed for bid to bomb former Quinn HQ: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Nato a 'four-letter word' to some TDs Minister claims in row over neutrality (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Sectarianism 'will not be tackled until society stops avoiding issue': STV

Why do the Scottish media avert their gaze from anti-Irish racism?:
Roy Greenslade

The Irish are fearful of Scottish independence: The Spectator
Charles Moore

Thursday, December 12

DUP would back limited immunity if sought by victims: BBC

Is immunity the only way to truth for Troubles killings?: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Troubles victims' service to be reviewed after criticism: The News Letter

New Northern Ireland flag is not an option, loyalists tell Richard Haass: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Only onesie way to solve flag issue: Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

John Major says IRA and republican leaders risked their lives for peace:
Henry McDonald

Major toasts 20 years since Anglo-Irish deal: Irish Independent
Cormac Murphy

Major praises commitment of Albert Reynolds, preparing ground for peace: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Order praised for delaying parade: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Plan for two-tier parades body could command wide support: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Woodvale voting figures still low: Belfast Media

Is east Belfast woman Izzy Giles the new face of the PUP?: Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

Bail refused for County Tyrone woman facing explosives charges: Tyrone Times

Man held in Strabane over pipe bomb attack released: BBC

Three-year sentence for Twelfth riot thug: Belfast Telegraph
John Cassidy

European Court of Human Rights rules IRA membership trial fair: RTE

I want review of tests on gun that shot me, says IRA spy Martin McGartland: Belfast Telegraph

Lack of access to MI5 intelligence hindering garda 'mole' search: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

We must learn from the past and move on: Dundalk Democrat

Boxing on the ropes as report says it failed to tackle sectarian problems: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Boxing club 'vindicated' by report on sectarianism: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

'Boxing report into sectarianism in sport highlights inability of Northern Ireland athletes to compete under Union Flag': Belfast Telegraph
Samuel Morrison

O'Dowd pressed to reveal cross-border education cost to Northern Ireland: The News Letter

Catholic-Protestant work gap closer: Belfast Telegraph

Coalition boost as Fine Gael and Labour up while Sinn Fein down: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Ombudsman for Children calls for end to religious discrimination by schools: The Irish Times
Kitty Holland

Good men like Mandela have always acted with good authority (Dec 8): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Celtic face wait for UEFA verdict on Green Brigade's 'illicit banner' against AC Milan: Scottish Daily Record

Scottish independence – 'Quick' transition to EU: The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

It'll take more than one vote for Britain to leave the EU: The Spectator
James Forsyth

Wednesday, December 11

Immunity offer to get the truth about our past is on the table: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Peter Robinson 'not averse' to Troubles immunity plan: BBC

Could the probe into Baha Mousa's death be key to a Haass deal?: Belfast Telegraph

Kenny challenges Adams on IRA past: The Irish Times
Michael O'Regan

Kenny – Nobody believes Adams on his IRA past: Irish Examiner
Mary Regan

Peadar Tóibín wants to rejoin Sinn Féin: RTE

SF outcast can't break away from party control: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Policing 'survival plan' as force loses 17 officers every month: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Checkpoints 'are deterring dissidents': UTV

'Proxy bombers have no regard': Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Empty gun cartridges spark Magherafelt security alert: Mid Ulster Mail
Stanley Campbell

Belfast city centre alert 'was a hoax': UTV

'Dissident republican gun attacks on police in Belfast show reckless and dangerous nature of campaign': Belfast Telegraph
Colum Eastwood

Orange Order calls off Belfast parade in 'act of goodwill': The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Loyalist parade 'point of contact' receives threats to his life: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

UDA unit carried out shooting on 15-year old – Chief Constable: Coleraine Times

Nationalists blamed for attacks on nuns' car in loyalist area: The News Letter

'Lenient' sentence for pipe-bomb attack on Catholic man's home on Donegall Road will not be increased: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Leading loyalist William 'Mo' Courtney charged with threatening to kill victims' campaigner Raymond McCord: Belfast Telegraph

Courtney bailed over McCord threat claim: Irish News
Allison Morris

Victims 'frustrated' over support: Belfast Telegraph

SF compares Fianna Fáil to Margaret Thatcher in 'criminalising' 1981 hunger strikers: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Gerry reminds us he was never in the IRA – for the 4,976th time! (Dec 1): Sunday Independent
John Boland

The ugly sound of a howl of joy haunts Sinn Féin's account of IRA killings: The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

20th anniversary of Downing Street Declaration: RTE

Separate group for Northern boxers 'will increase sectarianism': Irish Examiner
Deric Henderson

Linfield and Cliftonville reject Setanta Cup invitation: Belfast Telegraph
Conor McLaughlin

Setanta Cup fighting for survival: BBC
Alvin McCaig

'No discussion' over McGuinness attending Mandela memorial: The News Letter

Lessons from a true world leader: Derry Journal

Planning Bill row – Horns pulled in over after ministerial sit-down (Dec 5): Belfast Telegraph

Time to look again at allocations policy: The News Letter
Nelson McCausland

All quiet on the independence front: The Scotsman
Eddie Barnes

Scottish independence – 'Yes' support up 1% – poll: The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

Tuesday, December 10

Haass talks – Human rights 'central to resolution': BBC

Haass talks – How enemies in war can slowly become partners in peace: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

A reconciliation commission in North would leave many facing harsh truths: Irish Independent
Liz O'Donnell

Is it time we took a leaf out of Mr Mandela's book?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Sinn Féin TD defends stance: Donegal Democrat

SF TD hints at party exit as anger with Adams grows: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

'New Northern Ireland flag debate captures imagination but we need to concentrate on problems we face': Belfast Telegraph
Trevor Ringland

Let's not kid ourselves, a new flag won't solve root problem: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Robbo starts a Mass movement – Castle Catholics may turn to religious DUP next year: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

UDA feud escalates over bid to oust north Belfast 'brigadier' John Bunting: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

PSNI officers targeted in murder bid return to work the next day: The News Letter

Security stepped up after gun attacks: UTV

Gunmen behind two attacks on police condemned in Assembly: The News Letter

Dissident death threat duo face drug trial: Belfast Telegraph

Deleted photographs – PSNI officer disciplined: BBC

Orange lodge postpones parade in Belfast city centre: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Alexander

Bandsmen 'flouted the law at St Patrick's Chapel in north Belfast': Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

War of words as DUP propose poppy fields: Lurgan Mail

Panorama programme raises questions about New Lodge Six: Belfast Media

Unionists welcome Irish PM's apology after Smithwick: The News Letter

Smithwick collusion findings raise more questions: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Smithwick report has shown need for more Garda accountability (Dec 8): Sunday Independent
Colum Kenny

NI amateur boxing affected by 'sectarian and racism' – report: BBC

Mandela billboard vandalised at Free Derry Corner: Derry Journal

Mandela death – Gerry Adams to attend service at weekend: BBC

Filmmaker to explore life of young Northern Ireland firebrand in Princeton: Trenton Times
Joyce J. Persico

MLA welcomes museum funding (Nov 18): Derry Journal

Use of Irish in civil and public service criticised: RTE

Ruairí Quinn rejects claims that Irish language services have been damaged (Dec 6): The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

What's the Irish for 'do not resuscitate'?: Irish Independent
Ian O'Doherty

All-Ireland plans for heart surgery revealed: Irish Mirror

Robber draped in Union Jack held up shop in 'anti-Catholic protest': STV

Poll – 51% say White Paper won't affect their indyref votes: The Herald
Magnus Gardham

The economy of Scottish independence (Nov 26): The Scotsman
Angus Armstrong, Monique Ebell & David Bell

For a man who wants to be independent, Salmond wants to depend on the English (Nov 26): Daily Telegraph
Alan Cochrane

Monday, December 9

Four plans put forward to deal with Troubles crimes: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Dr Richard Haass back in Northern Ireland for more talks: BBC

Richard Haass sticking to 'year end' deal on flags, parading and the past: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Haass report is 'probably written' says UKIP MLA David McNarry: BBC
Stephen Walker

Business chiefs plea on Haass talks: Belfast Telegraph

'Unionists did not repeat mistake of Sunningdale': The News Letter

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past:
Christine Bohan

O Caolain echoes Adams's remarks on police deaths: Irish Independent
Sam Griffin

Mary Lou McDonald plays down row over Gerry Adams's Smithwick remarks: The Irish Times
Bary Roche

'Cult-like' Sinn Fein not suitable for coalition (Dec 8): Sunday Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Garda collusion report – Comments by Adams nauseating (Dec 6): Irish Examiner

Families of victims killed near Border call for Garda-PSNI inquiry: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Dissident power struggle as rival groups vie for supremacy with attacks on police: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Dissident gun attacks 'not linked' says police: Irish News
Connla Young

Man arrested for firing on PSNI vehicles in Belfast: Irish Independent
David Young

Man freed over north Belfast gun attack on police: BBC

Second Tyrone man bailed over RIRA training camp: Mid Ulster Mail

Attack on nuns' car in Belfast was sectarian, says UPRG: Belfast Telegraph

Bangor Union flag protest date postponed until after Christmas: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Ceremonies held in memory of slain UUP idealist, who still inspires today: The News Letter

Peaceful Lundy parade praised as Apprentice Boys of Derry remember Great Siege: Belfast Telegraph

Countdown to local government reform (Nov 21): The News Letter
Mark H Durkan

Eilis McDermott – From student radical to inquisitor-in-chief of Gerry Adams (Nov 23): Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Gerry Adams says facts were twisted in abuse trial coverage: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Blind to his failings, Gerry Adams keeps truth at arm's length: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Nelson Mandela death – McGuinness hopes to attend funeral: BBC

Unionist Allister hits out at BBC 'uncritical Nelson Mandela coverage': Belfast Telegraph
Claire Graham

Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks: Irish Voice/
Patrick Counihan

Nelson Mandela's ties to Northern Ireland: BBC
Martina Purdy

The power to pardon: The Economist

Northern Ireland MPs vow not to take 'daft' £7k pay rise: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Cross-border trade initiative: Irish News

Where I am living, the border just doesn't exist (Dec 8): Sunday Independent
Kathy Donaghy

What happens to Ireland if the UK exits the EU?:
John O'Donnell

Commissioner resigns over Government failures on Irish (Dec 5): The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Old Firm fans need to grow up and stop obsessing over petty nonsense (Nov 22): Scottish Daily Record
Joan Burnie

Independent Scotland would be ejected from EU, says Spanish prime minister:
Paul Hamilos

The No campaign needs to move beyond plugging gaps: The Herald
David Torrance

Tories can't ignore devolution (Nov 3): The Scotsman
Brian Monteith

Sunday, December 8

Robinson slams Adams over 'appalling' views on RUC murders: The News Letter

Journalist 'absolutely vindicated' by Smithwick findings (Dec 7): The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Widow of former police chief defends Hermon: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Sinn Fein's laissez-faire attitude to terrorism: Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran

Shameful past hard to escape: Irish Independent
Liam Fay

Finding of collusion with IRA a prompt for us all to examine our consciences: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Adams now has more baggage than an A380 aircraft (Dec 5): Irish Independent
Ivan Yates

Gerry Adams' callous remarks about Smithwick Report murders remind us why we can't vote for Sinn Fein (Dec 4): Irish Mirror
Pat Flanagan

Adams sees the words but just doesn't get the picture: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

The world which both subversives and police inhabit is full of moral hazard (Dec 7): The Irish Times
Conor Brady

Dublin gardai didn't trust Dundalk and kept them in the dark for years: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Passing information to IRA killers was a grievous abuse of trust (Dec 4): The News Letter

Smithwick raises questions about our institutions (Dec 5): Irish Independent

Adams rubs salt into old wound (Dec 5): Belfast Telegraph

Smithwick's verdict (Dec 5): The Irish Times

Row over Union flag on top of Christmas tree: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Lundy's Day – Thousands attend Londonderry parade: BBC

Sinn Féin hits out at Parades Commission over unrestricted loyalist parade: Ulster Herald

Belfast police attacked twice in two days:
Henry McDonald

Ardoyne on edge as gun attack on police ratchets tensions: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Gun attack on police in north Belfast 'madness' – ACC Kerr: The News Letter

Mum targeted by ONH denies party house and drug claims: Belfast Media

Business as usual, or they've won (Nov 26): Belfast Telegraph

Ryan mob link to shootings of half-brothers: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

Orangeman 'suffered discrimination at DSD': The News Letter
Adam Kula

Man sentenced to 20 years jail for RUC man's murder may serve less than two: Irish News

Edgar Graham – murdered because he could have changed Northern Ireland: The News Letter
Alex Kane

'1918 myth on which IRA based its legitimacy was swept away by 1998 Belfast Agreement' (Dec 6): Belfast Telegraph
Jeff Dudgeon

Cross-community project (Nov 12): Lurgan Mail

Green Brigade wrong to bring IRA slogans into Celtic Park: Irish Post
Richard Purden

Old Firm mayhem? Glasgow has proved it's bigger than that (Dec 4): Scottish Daily Record
David McCarthy

Independence – Union backers 'not less Scottish' (Nov 12): The Scotsman
David Maddox

Minister reveals how IRA agreed to train ANC's military wing MK: Belfast Telegraph
Colin O'Caroll

Saturday, December 7

Adams sticks to his guns on RUC comments: Irish Examiner
Michael O'Kane

'People know all too well how different the terrorist is': Londonderry Sentinel
Niall Deeney

Sinn Féin TD claims he was 'stitched up' by Vincent Browne:
Rónán Duffy

Commissioner has no option but to accept findings (Dec 5): Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Smithwick Tribunal – Defining Collusion: RTE
Richard Dowling

We need to depoliticise our police force: The Irish Times
Vicky Conway

Gardaí must address culture in their ranks: Irish Examiner
Michael Clifford

Inquiries into pre-Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland crimes must end: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

What Richard has to do: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Duo not trapped by their past (Nov 6): Belfast Telegraph

New thinking needed, not new flag: Derry Journal

Co Armagh alert to last overnight: UTV

Chief Superintendent tells court he believes accused is IRA member: Irish Independent
Brian Kavanagh

Kalashnikov shooting 'madness' – PSNI: UTV

Man jailed over terrorist activity: UTV

PSNI to pay £20k in damages to Special Branch officer whose details were stolen in Castlereagh police station raid: Belfast Telegraph

Man released over 1998 car bomb attack: UTV

Zumba dance teacher has terrorism charges withdrawn: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn MacDermott

Swatragh IRA killer refused to listen to sentencing: Mid Ulster Mail

Secret Special Branch unit revealed: UTV

New poppy row as council votes to turn borough red (Dec 5): Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

'Nelson Mandela was a true friend to Ireland' – Martin McGuinness: Derry Journal

'Madiba' helped bring peace to Northern Ireland: Boston Globe
Padraig O'Malley

Northern Ireland unites in praise of inspirational leader: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Leaders must learn lessons from unique man: Belfast Telegraph

'Narrow Water Bridge can be completed', insists Ruane: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Schools make Derry 'peace pathway': UTV

Crisis in Irish-speaking community following resignation, warn activists (Dec 6): The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Scrapping of Planning Bill broke ministerial code, claims Peter Robinson (Nov 19): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Giving Stormont income tax powers a massive gamble: The News Letter

Why I'd still write this even if I knew it would provoke a riot: The News Letter
Alex Kane

'Peace Journalism' flags up role of media in conflict: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Connolly

President's historic UK trip the crowning glory after years of hard work: Irish Independent
Brian Murphy

Another indyref poll – Yes 26, No 42, Don't Know 32 (Dec 5): The Herald

Cameron needs to fire the Tory leakers who are endangering the Union (Dec 4): Daily Telegraph
Iain Martin

Friday, December 6

PSNI – We value Garda friendship: Irish Independent
Lesley-Anne McKeown

Baggott – We value Garda friendship: Belfast Telegraph

Corrigan rejects findings of Smithwick Tribunal: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

My words reflect what Smithwick found, says Adams: Irish Independent
Daniel McConnell and Louise Hogan

Adams – It was not my intention to cause further hurt: Irish News
Allison Morris

Former colleague of slain officers rejects Adams' security comments: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Gerry Adams' Smithwick comments 'grossly offensive' says Arlene Foster: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Judge's rejection of IRA account does not bode well, warns lawyer: The News Letter

IRA victims claim Smithwick findings 'tip of the iceberg': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Smithwick Tribunal – Narrow Water relatives may take civil case: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Gardai who worked on Border now under 'cloud of suspicion': Irish Independent
Sarah Stack

Smithwick tribunal findings could trigger a torrent of compensation claims against Irish state: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Did truth ambitions pass the Smithwick inquiry test? (Dec 4): BBC
Mark Devenport

We need to know if there were any further cases of collusion with IRA: The Irish Times
Jeffrey Donaldson

Gerry Adams – still a revolting man and still trying to steal Irish history.: The Spectator
Alex Massie

Adams ignoring inconvenient truth: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Adams's callousness reveals gulf between Sinn Fein and Irish public: Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

Ardoyne gun attack - Lucky escape for police after dissidents open fire on police convoy in north Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Graham

Loyalist paramilitary splits a concern for police: The News Letter
Lesley-Anne McKeown

As UDA confirms major split, a dangerous tussle for power is now brewing: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Two men released over car bomb: UTV

IRA threat against Irishmen in British Army was taped, trial told: Irish Independent
Brian Kavanagh

Woman who threw bottle and mooned at police in Twelfth riot spared jail: Belfast Telegraph

Belfast loyalist parade organiser to be prosecuted: BBC

Willie Frazer seeks legal advice over 'bed push' plans: The News Letter

'Justice worth the wait' for RUC widow: UTV

Bloody Sunday family member hits out at PSNI investigation: Londonderry Sentinel
Eamon Sweeney

Northern Ireland flag – Cross of St Patrick speaks of the distinct identity of this region: Belfast Telegraph
John McCallister

An issue I would very much like to flag up: The Herald
Robert McNeil

Northern Ireland 'to improve image' (Dec 4): Belfast Telegraph

Irish street names draw fire from DUP: Fermanagh Herald

Stormont to get extra €136m from Westminster over next two years: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

£136m boost to block grant a shot in the arm for Northern Ireland economy: The News Letter

Nelson Mandela dead – Northern Ireland's politicians pay tribute to late leader and statesman: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Eamon Gilmore – Mandela influenced the Irish Peace Process: Irish Independent

Nelson Mandela dead – How the former South African president influenced Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Cromie

Time to call a halt to TG4's executions obsession (Dec 1): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

'Useless' Alistair Darling could lose fight against Scottish independence, Tories warn as panicked ministers turn to Gordon Brown (Dec 4): Daily Mail
Gerri Peev

If Scotland leaves, will we be left with FUK?: The Spectator
Charles Moore

Salmond should admit EU difficulties (Nov 28): The Scotsman

Thursday, December 5

Ireland PM – IRA-Garda collusion in murders of RUC officers is 'shocking':
Henry McDonald

Shatter – Gerry Adams RUC blame claims 'nauseating': Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor and Sarah MacDonald

Gerry Adams branded an "apologist for terrorists" by family of slain RUC officer: Irish Mirror
Garreth MacNamee

Sinn Fein defend Gerry Adams 'laissez faire' comments over RUC deaths: Irish Independent

'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous' – Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response:
Hugh O'Connell

Sergeant rejects tribunal's findings that he was involved with the IRA: Irish Examiner
Sarah Stack and Elaine Keogh

Smithwick Report – Garda Commissioner brands actions of Gardai who colluded with the IRA as a "betrayal": Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan rejects criticism of Garda culture: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley, Ronan McGreevy

No proof of Corrigan collusion in murders: The News Letter

The IRA did not need garda collusion for murders – ex-tribunal investigator: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan

Late Garda commissioner criticised over handling of collusion warnings: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Collusion findings 'deeply shocking' – former NI secretary: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Former RUC officer remembers Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan: BBC
Sharon Ferguson

Kevin Myers's collusion article helped 'reignite debate': The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Families of RUC officers may sue the State: Irish Examiner
Michael O'Kane

MI5 evidence was key to collusion probe finding: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Judge Smithwick finds force where 'loyalty is prized over honesty': The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Smithwick report – A terrible glimpse into a very dark time: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Garda collusion report – Comments by Adams nauseating: Irish Examiner

Let's hope the real debate on killings will go beyond political point scoring: Irish Independent
John Downing

'Gerry Adams' comments on Smithwick Tribunal over slain RUC men show crass and cruel disregard for families': Belfast Telegraph
Colum Eastwood

Garda role in ambush disturbing: Belfast Telegraph

Dublin 'must acknowledge role in creation of PIRA': The News Letter

Smithwick report strengthens case for inquiry into Finucane killing, says Gilmore: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

UDA faces split as east and south Belfast 'brigades' ally with north:
Henry McDonald

New peace fence at east Belfast church is a wake-up call: Belfast Telegraph
Jacqueline Irwin

Willie Frazer Belfast 'Push for Justice' restricted: BBC

Restrictions on Willie Frazer 'bed push': UTV

Two arrested in connection with Victoria Square bomb: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Double IRA murderer Martin Corey loses Supreme Court bid for prison release: Belfast Telegraph

MLA brands Sash jail term 'draconian': UTV

Man held over police station blast: Belfast Telegraph

IRA break-in at Castlereagh 'part of murder plan': BBC

PSNI 'co-operating' with Ombudsman: UTV

Families to sue army over MRF shootings: Belfast Media
Francesca Ryan

Unionists reject Haass's proposal for a new Northern Ireland flag: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Haass' call for new Northern Ireland flag flies in the face of reason: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

A Northern Ireland flag could strengthen the Union: The News Letter

What would the union jack look like if the Scottish bit were removed?: BBC
Sam Judah

Darling under Tory fire over Scottish campaign: Financial Times
Elizabeth Rigby, George Parker and Mure Dickie

Wednesday, December 4

Irish police colluded in IRA killing of Northern Irish officers: The Independent
David McKittrick

Smithwick Tribunal – David Ford and Alan Shatter to meet: BBC

Taoiseach describes Smithwick Tribunal findings as shocking: Irish Independent
Lise Hand

Tánaiste apologises to families of murdered RUC officers: The Irish Times
Steven Carroll

Ministers apologise to murdered RUC officers' families: Irish Examiner
Karen O'Shea

Gerry Adams – Two murdered RUC officers had 'laissez faire' attitude to own safety: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Families tell of their disbelief at 'set-up': Irish Independent
Deric Henderson, Sarah Stack and Ed Carty

Smithwick Tribunal report – The victims: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Gardaí 'tipped off' IRA ahead of RUC officer murders: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Smithwick Tribunal Report – The gardaí: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

'Ex garda helped IRA obtain false documents': Irish Examiner
Sarah Stack

Smithwick Tribunal report – Costs incurred run to €15 million: The Irish Times
Mark Hilliard

How the two RUC men were gunned down in cold blood: Irish Independent
Liam Collins

Rumours about an IRA mole in Dundalk Garda station refused to go away: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Black day for Garda over collusion in IRA murders of policemen: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Harry Breen 'betrayed' by garda counterparts he 'held in high regard': Irish Independent

Link to Loughgall ambush sealed RUC officer's fate: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Smithwick will be seen by unionists as vindication of long-held beliefs: Irish Independent

Smithwick Tribunal report – Culture must change if confidence in Garda is to be maintained, says Judge: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Findings 'will have implications for peace': Irish Independent
Daniel McConnell

It's no surprise dirty tactics were used to help 'the cause': Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Ex-commissioner Bertha McDougall on new victims' service: Belfast Telegraph

Belfast 'peace walls' will come down only by community consent – minister:
Henry McDonald

Small loyalist protest at Belfast City Hall on anniversary of Union flag vote: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Parties asked for view on new NI flag: The News Letter

When it comes to flags, everything has to be on the table this week: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

UDA gang accused of launching campaign against senior loyalists: Irish News

UDA has 'no right to police loyalist areas': Belfast Telegraph

Police close probe into urinating loyalist: Irish News
Allison Morris and Claire Simpson

Partially exploded bomb discovered in Garvagh: Mid Ulster Mail
Michael McGlade

Man held over Black murder released: Belfast Telegraph

'Real IRA' training camp accused granted bail: Tyrone Times

Ex-RUC Special Branch officer sues PSNI over Castlereagh break-in: BBC

Four deny membership of PIRA: UTV

Fortieth anniversary of death of Creggan IRA man Joe Walker: Derry Journal

Large crowds turn out to say farewell to Father Reid: Belfast Media
Francesca Ryan

David Trimble – let London rule on reform of Northern Ireland welfare benefits: Belfast Telegraph
Nicholas Randall

Gilmore offers two Ambassadors in one building for Vatican Embassy: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor and Michael Brennan

Ex-Rangers & Celtic star Kenny Miller – Scottish Cup showdown between Old Firm would round off season and help boost our game: Scottish Daily Record
Gordon Parks

Indyref Yes vote would cost Britain millions in brand valuation, says consultant: The Herald
Michael Settle

Tuesday, December 3

Parade organiser silent on next stage of protest activity: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

More loyalist protests on the way despite low turnout: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Union flag protesters back on Omagh streets: Ulster Herald

One year on – no flag and no protesters at council meeting: BBC
Gareth Gordon

City hall flag issue continues to divide our politicians: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Hope triumphs over hype as loyalist protest flags before drifting away: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Dr Richard Haass raises idea of potential new NI flag: BBC
Mark Devenport

Haass raises standard over flags: Belfast Telegraph

Ford returns to open fire-damaged office: Carrick Times

Loyalist accuses UDA of firebombing her home in Belfast:
Henry McDonald

Attack on Coulter home condemned: UTV

UDA won't drive me out – Tracey Coulter: The News Letter
Adam Kula

UDA's mask has started to slip (Nov 28): Belfast Telegraph

Loyalists made me do it, says drugs mule (Nov 29): Belfast Telegraph
George Jackson

SDLP condemns threat to MLA McQuillan: Coleraine Times

Prison officers set to get danger money – Additional security payment in pipeline amid raised dissident threat: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

David Black murder – Two arrested in Republic of Ireland: BBC

Gareth O'Connor murder inquest adjourned again: BBC

Police had 'no right to open' letter: UTV

Loyalist jailed for killing Catholic teen 'had propensity to sectarian killings': Belfast Telegraph

No family should have to do what mine did – victims of Troubles deserve more: Irish Independent
Austin Stack

End to Troubles inquiries could let IRA leaders off the hook (Nov 20): The Week
Crispin Black

Will Enniskillen bomb victim families ever see justice? (Nov 28): Impartial Reporter

Families of two RUC men killed in the Troubles receive Smithwick report: Irish Independent

Smithwick Tribunal report likely to be published today: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley

European election dilemma for Jim Allister: The News Letter
Sam McBride

National ship must be steadied – New leaders need to emerge: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald – Madam president: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Is it time Gerry Adams stepped aside for good of Sinn Fein?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Documentary examines the 'cult' of Sinn Fein: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Adams turns into proper Charlie in political twilight (Dec 1): Sunday Independent
John Drennan

NI support 'vital' for Rangers – Murray: UTV

Teenager arrested for allegedly posting sectarian and racist comment online following Clutha crash: Glasgow Evening Times

Scotland in danger of 'sleepwalking' into independence, warns Labour (Nov 25):
Nicholas Watt and Patrick Wintour

Scottish independence – Wales set to oppose pound pact (Nov 22): The Scotsman

Nobody's noticed, but the White Paper on Scottish independence has failed to move public opinion: The Spectator
Hamish Macdonell

Monday, December 2

UDA blamed after home of loyalist victim Tracey Coulter is firebombed in Belfast's Shankill Road: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen and Claire Williamson

Man charged with assaulting police officer during loyalist parade: BBC

Alliance councillor condemns attacks on PSNI at loyalist parade: The News Letter

Parades – Video shows moment police attacked after Union flag loyalist march in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Loyalist protest – PSNI policing operation played to perfection: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Far from being too harsh, anti-terror work is hamstrung (Nov 28): The News Letter

Unhappy anniversaries (Nov 19): Derry Journal

Attacks are not 'justice' – PSNI: Ballymoney Times

This barbarism must stop now (Nov 19): Belfast Telegraph

TUV leader Allister says DUP bluffing: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Larkin proposal to draw line under Troubles cases praised as worthy of consideration: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Former Policing Board chairman backs Attorney General's end prosecutions call: The News Letter

The wounds that never quite heal: Boston Globe
James Carroll

It's right to ask if justice for victims of the Troubles will cost too much (Nov 22): Irish Independent
David Quinn

Smithwick Tribunal report from probe into alleged collusion out today: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Veteran reveals secrets of life inside British Army 'ghost squad' accused of murdering IRA suspects during the Troubles: Scottish Daily Record
Marion Scott

IRA victim's family 'insulted and angered' by SF remarks on murder conviction of Swatragh man: Mid Ulster Mail

'SF knows that republicans "investigated" cases of abuse. I know, because it happened to me' (Dec 1): Sunday Independent

SF leader to meet rape victim, says McDonald: Irish Independent
Daniel McConnell and Lise Hand

My shock that paedophile Liam Adams will get early release, by husband who fought to end 50% remission: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Adams in 'difficult position' over cover-up claims: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly and Mary Regan

Sinn Fein stance on abuse speaks volumes (Dec 1): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Lessons from Europe on reuniting Ireland and debunking a few myths: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Stormont leaders to meet Taoiseach for talks during Japan trade mission: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness on Japanese trade mission: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Spotlight allegations – Attorney General John Larkin will not disclose Robinson legal advice: BBC
Martina Purdy

Loss of EU funding signals death knell for bridge (Nov 18): The Cross Examiner

'Meeting reiterates support for Narrow Water Bridge', insists Ruane (Nov 18): Newry Times
Paul Malone

Letter of extension sought from Europe on Narrowater Bridge: Dundalk Democrat

DUP MP criticises first Northern Ireland meeting of atheist 'church': Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Tanaiste to look at re-opening Vatican embassy: Irish Independent
Daniel McConnell

Independent thinking – Why Celtic fans are wary of Scottish nationalism: Irish Post
Richard Purden

An independent Scotland would not have to apply for membership of the EU as new state says Alex Salmond (Nov 28): Scottish Daily Record

Please, Scotland, vote Yes and take us northerners with you: The Guardian
Ian Martin

Cameron and Rajoy consult on Scotland and Catalonia (Nov 30): The Herald
David Leask and Kate Devlin

The key question on independence is this – Will it really be worth all the bother?: Scottish Sunday Mail

A Scottish exit from UK would have major implications for NI (Nov 27): The News Letter

Sunday, December 1

Republicans in Northern Ireland look to Taliban for weapons: Independent on Sunday
Jonathan Owen

Loyalist flag demonstration ends peacefully in Belfast: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Loyalist march breaches Parades Commission ruling: BBC

Clash between parade organisers and former BNP man's representative: The News Letter

Police injured during loyalist protest march in Belfast: BBC

Willie Frazer and Ruth Patterson at loyalist march: The News Letter

'Businesses in Belfast can't afford Christmas disruption' (Nov 26): Belfast Telegraph
David Elliott

PUP leader Billy Hutchinson – Treating loyalists like white trash is not going to work: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Gerry Adams to meet woman 'raped by top republican': Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Horror of IRA rape cover-ups slowly revealed: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' failings over his brother leave him devoid of credibility (Nov 28): Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Belfast's Deputy Mayor Christopher Stalford warned of threats by 'criminal elements' (Nov 29): Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Jim Allister – DUP 'bluffing' on Euro election candidates: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Has the DUP's intransigence paid off for us? (Nov 28): Belfast Telegraph
Tony Grew

SDLP commissioned report says party 'resting on its laurels' (Nov 28): BBC
Stephen Walker

Families 'shocked' at Larkin's proposal to end inquiries: Impartial Reporter
Julie Kenwell

Everyone in the North hates the amnesty idea – so Larkin must be right: Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch

Smithwick Tribunal – Families of murdered RUC men may not get to see collusion report before it's made public: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Legacy of Alec Reid living on in our low-key peacemakers: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Fr Reid fulfilled his mission on unforgiving streets (Nov 30): Irish Independent
Gerard O'Regan

Mike Nesbitt's libel law reform plan for Northern Ireland hit by delay: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Irish woman becomes first female bishop in UK and Ireland: The Irish Times

Ballynahinch Congregational Church – Policing protests cost nearly £12,000 (Nov 26): BBC

All-island interactive census map shows north, south differences (Nov 20): The Irish Times
Pamela Duncan

Celtic fans should follow AC Milan's lead when it comes to displaying banners at games (Nov 30): Scottish Daily Record
Tam Cowan

Irish may point way to a deeper sense of EU identity (Nov 29): The Irish Times
John Coakley

As Taoiseach, I'll put Ireland First (Nov 25): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Shock four-country poll reveals widening gulf between Britain and EU: The Observer
Toby Helm

Is Britain sleepwalking towards a European exit?: The Observer
Toby Helm

Scottish independence – There's a kind of magic in our united kingdom: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Stop lecturing the Scots. They want freedom, not wealth (Nov 26): The Guardian
Simon Jenkins


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