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This archive contains references to articles from December 16-31, 2001. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Monday, December 31

Reid urges compromise: BBC

Trimble and Durkan tell of ‘challenges’: Irish News

Most killings in Ulster committed by Loyalists: The Independent
David McKittrick

People want leadership not violence: Irish News
Roy Garland

Hundreds more exiled by Ulster death threats: The Independent (Dec 30)
Severin Carrell and Colin Brown

IRA are terrorists and cannot be seen as freedom fighters, says Mandelson: Irish Examiner
Andrew Woodcock

Harney opposition stops McCabe killers' parole: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Irish Protestant sues over attacks on his mansion: The Times
David Lister

Terror lost luster after Sept. 11: Boston Herald (Dec 30)
Jim Dee

Hopes and fears for 2002 - John Hume: The Guardian
Simon Hattenstone

Police body chair gets Knighthood: BBC

TCD professor among Irish in UK honours list: The Irish Times
Caroline O'Doherty and Marie O'Halloran

Sunday, December 30

Hundreds more exiled by Ulster death threats: Independent on Sunday
Severin Carrell and Colin Brown

Reid and Trimble at loggerheads again: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Blunkett to meet Omagh relatives in the new year: Sunday Independent
Alany Murray

Outed net satirist is forced to quit job: The Observer
Henry McDonald

New year may bring long absent stability: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Idiots prove useful for Sinn Fein: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

How I see it: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Saturday, December 29

Mandelson enrages unionists by calling IRA freedom fighters: The Guardian
Sarah Hall

Irish-Americans criticise Adams for Cuban visit: Irish News
Frank McNamara

Little real fall-out from SF's main man in Havana: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Punishment attacks mock Ulster peace: The Times
David Lister

'I was shot by my friends': The Times
David Lister

EU brands six Irish groups as terrorists: Irish Examiner
Paul Ames

Honours list must end, says Dallat: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Report identifies changes in NI: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Ireland: The IRA makes a move on weapons: The Independent (Dec 28)
David McKittrick

Trimble's high-wire act the main reason for North hope: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Future should be fascinating: Irish News

Friday, December 28

Adams's Cuba visit, FARC episode anger Sinn Fein backers: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Haass: U.S. told Adams not to go: Irish Echo
Andrew Bushe

Real IRA and loyalists on EU terrorism list: Irish Independent
Eugene Moloney

Visit to dad saves two little girls from injury in gun attack blamed on UDA: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Orange Volunteers call ceasefire: UTV Internet

Answers to Billy Wright murder may come soon: Belfast Telegraph

Thursday, December 27

Northern Ireland exploits border with eurozone: Financial Times
John Murray-Brown

Our little far-off land of which most know little: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

People with a past still have a future: Irish News (Dec 24)
Roy Garland

Year of gains and losses for unionism: Belfast Telegraph

Drama and farce - some things just never change: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Shooting ‘was work of UDA intent on murder’: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Wednesday, December 26

Rollercoaster ride for political process: BBC

Birmingham Six victim rejects £500,000 payout: Electronic Telegraph
Richard Alleyne

Tuesday, December 25

Bin Laden robbed IRA of terror tactic: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Peace work pays off in Ulster: Boston Globe
Thomas Oliphant

Peace process a beacon - McAleese: Belfast Telegraph

Year of arms breakthrough: BBC
Brian Rowan

Break links with terror groups - US: Belfast Telegraph

NI 'must tackle challenges ahead': BBC

Garda's killers 'must not be freed': BBC

Monday, December 24

US warns Sinn Fein to cut its terror link: The Times

No one in peace process can rest on laurels - Haas: The Irish Times
Kitty Holland

'Fidel factor' solidifies IRA support: Boston Herald (Dec 23)
Jim Dee

Adams Cuba trip reassures base that nothing has changed: (from Sunday Tribune, Dec 23)

Adair appeals Christmas parole ruling: BBC

Media ‘made Adair a demon’: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Christmas release of garda killers slated: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan

Unease at release of McCabe murderers: Irish Examiner

RSF confirms accused men are party members: Irish News
John Manley

McAleese on peace process: UTV Internet

Rangers club gutted in suspected arson: BBC

Irish-born nun presented with honour from Vatican: Irish News
John Manley

Euro Divides Irish Loyalties: Minneapolis Star Tribune (Dec 23)
Shawn Pogatchnik

Sunday, December 23

US fury at SF in Cuba: Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Adams's visit to Cuba was a big mistake: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

A fruitful week for Sinn Fein's PR department: Sunday Independent
John A. Murphy

Reid hopes SF will take seats: BBC

Unionists demand change to rules: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

The past holds Adams's future: Sunday Independent

Maginnis goes too far over the top, even for his own party: Sunday Business Post
Maol Muire Tynan

Minister set for Colombia Three visit: Irish News (Dec 22)
Sharon O’Neill

Six held after swoop on continuity IRA suspects: UTV Internet

Finucane murder suspect may turn Queen's evidence: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Ruling on inquiry will add to families’ pain says SDLP: Irish News (Dec 22)
Seamus McKinney

Video-link decision is ‘worst possible option’: Irish News (Dec 22)
Seamus McKinney

Website link naming massacre ‘suspect’ axed: Irish News (Dec 22)
Simon Doyle

Renewed trouble in north Belfast: BBC

Asylum seekers face eviction by Sinn Fein: Electronic Telegraph
Daniel Foggo

Will William's wife be the first Catholic queen since 1688?: Independent on Sunday
Catherine Pepinster and Nicholas Pyke

Christmas in the cold for man of God who doesn’t believe in the Son: Scotland on Sunday
Nicola Byrne

'Close down Ireland,' says British Labour MEP: Sunday Independent

Parting Shot: Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

Present and correct: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Saturday, December 22

'Omagh informer' threatened: BBC

Doherty calls for British to back Ombudsman: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Lobby fails to halt US probe of IRA: Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

DUP's legal challenge to Trimble election fails: Financial Times
Ben Hunt

DUP should accept the rule of law: Irish Examiner

Bertie and Brian gracing the world stage: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Reid Christmas message: UTV Internet

Looking to the future with hope: Belfast Telegraph

McCabe killers allowed home for Christmas: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Adair told he can fight holiday parole refusal: Electronic Telegraph

Bloody Sunday inquiry will not move: BBC

Congress backs $25m for Ireland fund: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Friday, December 21

SDLP's Omagh demands criticised: BBC

Shootings, attacks in North at highest level since 1994: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Sinn Fein propose conference to ease internal tensions: Irish Independent
John Devine

Adams hails Cuban support of Irish republican efforts: Boston Herald (Dec 19)
Jim Dee

Adams reflects on historic Castro meeting: (from
Allison Morris

Handshakes in Havana: BBC
Mark Simpson

SF ‘attached to communist ideals’: Irish News
Frank McNamara

Havana rare old time: (from

No Christmas parole for Real IRA inmates: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

'Mad Dog' Adair plans appeal after Christmas parole is denied: The Independent
David McKittrick

I’m being set up for murder — Johnny Adair: (from, Dec 13)
Allison Morris

Stobie weapon link: Irish News
Sharon O’Neill

Inquiry could have saved Stobie’s life say Finucane family: (from, Dec 17)

Sectarian threat cancels festive football: BBC

Thursday, December 20

Home Office woos Ulster police chief: The Times
David Lister & Stewart Tendler

SDLP in 'tough' talks with police chief: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Call for implementation of Omagh recommendations: RTE

Attacking the bearer of bad news: The Irish Times
Mary Holland

Shinners wield hypocrisy as weapon against police: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

New overture in policy of seduction: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Commons aid is 'beach-head for Sinn Fein': Electronic Telegraph
Andy McSmith & David Sharrock

An ignoble concession to Sinn Fein: The Scotsman
Allan Massie

Brits Out is now Sinners In, at least at Westminster: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Unionist outrage over office move: Belfast Telegraph

Anti-royals swear to reform Oath of Allegiance: Electronic Telegraph
Rachel Sylvester

Why I have come to Cuba: Irish Voice
Gerry Adams

IRA-FARC link probe likely to go forward: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Abuse of rights 'unacceptable': BBC

No group has right to take law into its own hands: Irish Examiner

Paisley rails against 'Dublin interference': UTV Internet

Soldiers will not attend Bloody Sunday inquiry: The Independent
Robert Verkaik

Celtic fan clubs name change row: BBC

Apple may make twin of Dublin: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

High court to rule on Adair parole: BBC

Wednesday, December 19

Adams embraces Castro in return to Sinn Fein's past: The Independent
David McKittrick

Adams joins Castro to honour IRA hunger strike: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Adams and Castro go walkabout in Havana: (from
Concubhar Ó Liatháin

Adams dodges political flak as Cuba blasts war on terror: Irish Independent
David Adams

Adams' Cuba trip comes under fire: BBC

Blood brothers: Financial Times

Cuban visit bound to create tensions: Belfast Telegraph

Dialogue can only be good: Irish News

Stuck in neutral: Ireland's smug America-bashers: The Irish Times
Niall O'Dowd

North a beacon of hope — Bush: Irish News
Frank McNamara

Sinn Fein MPs get £100,000 a year expenses: Electronic Telegraph
Andy McSmith

Reid rounds on Trimble over access for Sinn Fein: The Herald
Catherine MacLeod

Perks for Sinn Fein MPs anger Tories: The Times
Greg Hurst & Philip Webster

Parliament humiliated: Electronic Telegraph

It may be distasteful, but Sinn Fein MPs have a right to sit in the Commons: The Independent

Oaths and offices: The Times

Conservatives value expediency over principle: Irish Examiner

Paisley vows to fight all-Ireland co-operation: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

The police deserve justice too: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Flanagan and O'Loan meet over Omagh report: UTV Internet

Sir Ronnie Flanagan: The smooth operator: The Independent (Dec 15)
David McKittrick

Irish question always grabs the headlines: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Loyalist flees amid fears for his safety: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

UDA rift widens after assassination of Stobie: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

UDA confirms meeting with SDLP: BBC

Limerick republicans arrested: UTV Internet

Act of Settlement challenged: The Guardian
Clare Dyer

Little new in 'Prime Time' on arms crisis: The Irish Times
Vincent Browne

Tuesday, December 18

Paramilitaries get extra time to destroy weapons: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

North-south bodies may be extended: BBC

Tories quit Ulster pact over Sinn Fein perks: Electronic Telegraph
Benedict Brogan

SF to gain £400,000 from Commons facilities: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Christmas has come, yet again, for the IRA: The Times
Michael Gove

Cubans hail 'revolutionary brother' Adams: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Adams's Cuban visit called 'ill-timed': The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Adams's kind of country: Electronic Telegraph

Adams in plea for freedom of Colombia Three: The Scotsman
John Innes

Police draw fire in N. Ireland: Christian Science Monitor
Anne Cadwallader

Police have lost faith in O'Loan - federation: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Political Omagh report row: UTV Internet

'Views of all parties must be heard on Omagh report' urges Cowen: Irish Independent
John Devine

The dirty war: (from
Danny Morrison

O'Loan report yet to face real test: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

High time to lift the lid: (from

The long road to reconciliation: Belfast Telegraph

Dissidents blamed on bomb attack: BBC

Bin Laden furious at Adams' American reception: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

SDLP meets UDA over worker threats: BBC

Saville Inquiry to cost stg£100m: Irish Independent

Monday, December 17

Sinn Fein leader arrives in Cuba amid protestations: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Adams in Havana to thank Castro: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Adams visit to Cuba risks US support: The Times
David Adams & David Lister

Adams defends planned meeting with Castro: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Visit ‘is seen in US as bad timing and judgement’: Irish News
Frank McNamara

His man in Havana: The Times

Colombia 3 – campaign ad in major paper: Irish News
Anne Madden

Flanagan's reaction did him no good: The Irish Times
Terry Prone

GFA means nothing to ‘shabby little Hitlers’: Irish News (Dec 15)
James Kelly

Grotesque Unexplained Branch Undertaking: (from, Dec 14)
John Gormley

Maginnis accused of putting O'Loan in danger: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

O'Hagan murder shock: Sunday Life (Dec 16)

Warrington killings wrong, says McGuinness: Irish Examiner
Chris Marritt and Mícheál Lehane

Unfaithful partners: (from, Dec 14)
David Ervine

Loyalist drug barons set to 'take out' Catholic dealers: Sunday Life (Dec 16)

'Mad Dog' in bungled murder bid: Sunday Life (Dec 16)

Celebrations are good news: Irish News (Dec 15)

Sunday, December 16

Ombudsman blasts RUC police for poor investigation: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Police Board debate Omagh report: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Patten reform on Special Branch behind O'Loan row: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Police watchdog who meditates and prays: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

If you're not a policeman, you get off scot-free: Electonic Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Document shows a lack of intelligence: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

'I felt so grievously wronged': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Omagh report on RUC overstepped the mark: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

Flanagan apologises for 'suicide' outburst: The Obsever
Henry McDonald

O'Loan and Flanagan both know about public service: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Flanagan's folly: Sunday Business Post

Adams flies out for Cuban visit: BBC

IRA manuals discovered in Colombia: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Burnside blasts Blair over SF offices: UTV Internet

Unionist calls for end to 'infighting': BBC

Can someone save Barrie Bradbury?: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

NIO ignored Stobie's pleas for help: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

The man who knew too much: Sunday Business Post
Maol Muire Tynan

Adair gave personal guarantee to Stobie: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Row over Adair parole: BBC

Parents positive after McGuinness meeting: UTV Internet

Memories are not made of this: The Observer
Henry McDonald

How I see it: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Truth and Dev on Lynch's side: Sunday Independent
Des O'Malley

Blaney's son calls for inquiry into arms trial: Sunday Business Post
Emily O'Reilly

Anger over Blair U-turn on royal succession law: Scotland on Sunday
Brian Brady