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Wednesday, December 31

NI Secretary calls for rebuilding of trust: RTE

Dialogue in a cold climate - forecast looks uncertain: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Sectarian death toll at lowest level for five years: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Secrets told, mountains scaled and a prison break: (from the Irish News, Dec 29)
Catherine Morrison

Unionists slam 'Irish for all' plan: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Julian Robertson Interviewed: The Blanket (Nov 25)
Anthony McIntyre

Bishop's praise for peaceful parade: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Celtic boss pips Rangers at post: The Times
John Goodbody

Ireland's 'little voice' will resonate: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Tuesday, December 30

Adams seeks clear limits for review of peace deal: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

Year of hope - Farren: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Seize the Opportunity, Seize the Moment: The Blanket
Liam O Ruairc

MP coy on next move: (from the Irish News)
John Manley

Derry UUP Grandee 'Key' to Trimble Future: Derry Journal (Dec 23)

UUP must not flinch at task ahead: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

North's election results ominous: Sunday Independent (Nov 30)

Cops fail to stem fuel smuggling: Sunday Life (Dec 28)
Alan Murray

McDowell - IRA leadership raking in profits from crime: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Irish language for all Ulster schools - SDLP: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Murder suspect bolts to the country: Sunday Life (Dec 28)
Stephen Breen

Flag row erupts at Ulster fire stations: Belfast Telegraph

Ex-minister backs Barron criticism: Irish Independent
Chris Parkin

Sunningdale, 1973 - Then and now: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Monday, December 29

All still to play for in review of peace accord: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Pressing Onward for Ulster: Los Angeles Times
Editorial

Don't extradite my son, pleads Belfast mum: Sunday Life (Dec 28)
Stephen Breen

2002 worst year for intimidation for Ulster police officers: Sunday Life (Dec 28)
Alan Murray

Belfast Agreement Postpones Cure For British Problem: The Blanket (Nov 14)
Liam O Comain

News special - Johnny's year in the dog house...: Sunday Life (Dec 28)
Stephen Breen

Seeking truth as balm for bitter past: Chicago Tribune
Tom Hundley

Publish Cory now: Sunday Life (Dec 28)
Chris Anderson

Time limit set on public inquiry into RUC murders: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Police shield for victims' crusader in 'bandit country': Sunday Life (Dec 28)

IRA bomber attacks Sinn Fein on abortion: The Observer (Dec 28)
Henry McDonald

Sunday, December 28

Donaldson ready to join DUP next week week: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Change assembly vote system - Ervine: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

SF and DUP were 2003's only winners: Sunday Independent
Joseph O'Malley

Northern Ireland election - An attempt to rescue the Good Friday Agreement: World Socialist Web Site (Nov 26)
Steve James

Ulster goes green for election: Sunday Independent (Nov 30)
Eilis O'Hanlon

Sinn Fein really thinks we believe its cant: The Sunday Times
Liam Fay

The Right Road To Power: The Blanket (Dec 12)
Anthony McIntyre

The troubles facing our nation's leaders: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

Isn't it time that the double-speak stopped?: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Blood-lust fanatic should not be put on a pedestal: Sunday Independent
Emer O'Kelly

INLA threat to end ceasefire after O'Hare is denied parole: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and Dearbhail McDonald

Solicitor confronts McDowell on Omagh: Sunday Business Post
Anton McCabe

Officers criticise Omagh inquiry: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Cory to look at four more allegations: (from the Irish News, Dec 19)

Shebeen link to Real IRA: The Sunday Times
Dearbhail McDonald

Loyalist protest at Maghaberry: UTV Internet

Thieves behind racist attacks: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Saturday, December 27

Finding 'lasting settlement' new year's challenge: (from the Irish News, Dec 22)
Aeneas Bonner

Mixed response as MP quits party: BBC (Dec 19)

At long last, Donaldson moves: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

No party can serve two masters: (from the Irish News, Dec 5)
Editorial

DUP, no gift to peace process: Irish Echo
Editorial

Continuing threats of violence 'immoral': Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Colombia 3 still awaiting verdict: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

McCord - I won a moral victory: Sunday Life (Nov 30)
Stephen Breen

Congress breaks without debating extradition pact: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Labour told to field Ulster candidates: The Independent
Nigel Morris

British facing pressure to release report on collusion: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

British soldier taken from ferry 'had weapons in bag': Irish Independent (Dec 11)
Tom Brady

British urged to release detailed bombs files: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Where next for truth and reconciliation?: (from the Irish World)
Paul Donovan

Rise in terror attacks in city: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

Attacked couple flees province: BBC

Is Northern Ireland Ireland A Dangerous Place: The Blanket (Nov 23)
Liam O Ruairc

Make sea fishing all-Ireland urges SF: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Drake

Knocking on the big gates: The Sunday Times (Dec 21)
Michael Foley

Friday, December 26

Unionists face hard choices on policy, warns Nicholson: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Setbacks fail to deter Stormont supremo: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Turbulent year for NI process: BBC

The Good Friday Agreement Revisited: The Blanket (Dec 8)
Gerry Ruddy

Don't deprive the dead of their truth: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Where does the IRA's money go?: Sunday Independent

IRA kidnapped reporter after double murder: Sunday Life (Dec 21)

Why I'd bring back Section 31: Sunday Independent (Nov 30)
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Christmas cheer, loyalist style: sticks and stones: Irish Echo (Dec 19)
Anne Cadwallader

British agent details Garda collusion in RUC deaths: Irish Independent (Dec 19)
Tom Brady

I told cops about Scap: Sunday Life (Nov 30)

Army ‘spy’ in bid to expose agent’s life of crime: Impartial Reporter (Dec 18)

Holiday Gift for McAllisters: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com (Dec 19)
Tom Deignan

Writing's on wall for peaceline paintings: (from the Irish News, Dec 20)
Simon Doyle

Orange carol singers gather on hill: Belfast Telegraph

Republican graves groups in dispute: (from the Irish News, Dec 11)
Darran McCann

All the best of British luck to you in this land: Sunday Independent (Nov 23)
Katie Simpson

Flashback - Belfast Telegraph Christmas editiorial, December 24th, 1969: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Law

Resisting Occupation - From Northern Ireland to Iraq (interview with Ed Moloney): Democracy Now
Amy Goodman

Thursday, December 25

No Newshound today, Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 24

I stay on, Trimble vows over Donaldson: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Quit Now, Advises Paisley: The News Letter

Paisley urges Trimble to quit: UTV Internet

Paisley calls on Trimble to give up leadership: Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

Jeffrey loyal to the DUP?: (from the Irish News)
Editorial

Mr. Trimble spells out leadership plan: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Durkan urges talks on review: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Coming to terms with the future: Irish World
Peter Kelly

Family of Ulster 'disappeared' prepare for Christmas: The Independent
David McKittrick

Shinners now a pack of sensitive souls: Sunday Independent (Dec 21)
Willie O'Dea

Drumcree - 2,000 Days and Counting: The News Letter

Adair's wife and son before UK court: RTE

Number of beatings 'still at high level': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Ex-soldier jailed for IRA attack on German base: The Times
Roger Boyes

When Blair doesn't care about terror: The Guardian
Paul Foot

Bombing victim slams response to Barron Report: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

NI Catholic employment rises: Irish Echo

Lake Signs Up For Dean: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com

It's time we took a long hard look at ourselves: Irish Independent
Fergus O'Donoghue

Tuesday, December 23

Accept Realities And Move On, Urges Dodds: The News Letter

Donaldson 'could be back in UUP' claim: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Trimble 'will remain leader': BBC

Former UUP man calls on others to quit party: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

No going back to Ulster Unionists says Arlene Foster: Impartial Reporter

Trimble has played his last card and adams has missed his chance: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Stalemate for the Good Friday Agreement: The Blanket
Paul Mallon

The North – A Look Ahead: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com
Editorial

McDowell tears down the Chinese walls: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Sinn Fein’s Southern Challenge: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com
John Spain

Christmas message: Irish Independent
Editorial

Behind fear is a desire for understanding: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Collusion claims must be examined: Irish Examiner
Editorial

Ex-cop leaves beat in Belfast: Albany Times Union (Dec 22)
Brendan Lyons

Fury over bomb report snub: (from the Irish World)
Paul Donovan

Only a public inquiry will do: Irish Echo
Editorial

IRA kidnapped reporter after double murder: Sunday Life

Evans in court as judge orders McBride review: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Drugs trade unites paramilitary chiefs: (from the Irish News)
Bimpe Fatogun

McCabe killers and Border Fox to be kept in jail for Christmas: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

BNP could be behind brutal racist attacks in Belfast: The Guardian
Ted Oliver

No Excuse For This Racist Thuggery: The News Letter
Editorial

Monday, December 22

A Voice for the Irish Aggrieved vs. the Irish Police: New York Times
Brian Lavery

NIO blocks Cory's bid to talk to families: Sunday Life (Dec 21)
Chris Anderson

An Autopsy On The Provos: The Blanket
Sandy Boyer

Scene of the action: The Guardian
Editorial

'Don't rip my family apart, Mr President': Sunday Life (Dec 21)
Stephen Breen

Punishing the deserving: Irish Echo (Nov 28)
Editorial

An IRA man's long goodbye: Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Nov 22)
Dennis Roddy

SF councillor speaks out over attack: UTV Internet

Minister, abandon this mad proposal of yours: Sunday Independent (Dec 14)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Spain asked to support Omagh bomb inquiry: Sunday Life (Dec 21)
Alan Murray

Another ex-minister rejects Barron's findings: The Irish Times

The Barron report identifies at least nine men who may have been involved in the bombing of Dublin and Monaghan in 1974. Three are known to be dead: (from the Irish News, Dec 12)

Families forced to flee after Belfast attacks: UTV Internet

Film recalls Bloody Sunday through one pair of eyes: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

Bush to visit Ireland for EU summit next year: Irish Examiner (Dec 2)
Fionnán Sheahan

A true friend of the terrorist: Sunday Life (Dec 21)
Sinead McCavana

Sunday, December 21

Trimble's party could crumble, adviser warns: Independent on Sunday (Dec 20)
David McKittrick

UUP president joins calls for Trimble to go: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

Orange Order will support Donaldson: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Donaldson quitting 'was mistake': BBC

Donaldson now small fry in a pool of sharks: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Unionists calculate new arithmetic: BBC
Mark Devenport

British government may move to balance out political scales: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

McDowell's blast causes SF casualties: Sunday Independent
John Drennan

Lifting the lid on what lies in store politically: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Sliding sideways in Belfast: Cleveland Plain Dealer (Dec 18)
Editorial

Direct rule looks most likely option: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Me? Rich? You gotta be joking...: (from The People, Dec 14)
Jason Johnson

Loyalists accused of jail extortion: The Observer
Henry McDonald

IRA hijackers to pocket €650k in republican deal: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Suspect former garda ‘was beaten by IRA’: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan

Murdered RUC officer in collusion claim: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Call for Cory-like report on Omagh: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

Ulsterman denies report's allegations: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Secret garda files from 1970s will never be released: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Bomber sorry for Claudy atrocity: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Cardwell

Inquiries carry a 'high risk' warning: (from the Irish News)
Patrick Murphy

Bloody Sunday Inquiry: The Blanket
Liam O Comain

Racism plagues Irish in Britain: The Sunday Times
Siobhan Maguire

Saturday, December 20

Donaldson gets 'warm welcome' from DUP: Irish Independent
John Devine

Tragedy of Troubles Forged the Steel of Unionist Rebel: The News Letter
Dan McGinn

Trimble defiant - Donaldson resignation 'all academic' says leader: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Hammer blow for Trimble, claims Paisley: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

If We Lose Three Seats, It's Hardly Progress - Sir Reg: The News Letter

Paisley's DUP could soon be the only unionist party in town as Trimble runs into more trouble: Irish Independent

Battle joined for soul of unionism: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Towards another Ulster stalemate: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Are The Troubles brewing again?: Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial

Let’s tackle it now before a few bad apples rot the garda barrel: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Murdered judge very open about his travel itinerary: Irish Independent (Dec 19)
Tom Brady

The truth has to be faced: (from the Irish News)
Editorial

What Price Resolving Grim List of Murders?: The News Letter
Editorial

Irish America goes silent as funding of terrorism haunts it: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Sinn Féin employees paid €500 a week: Irish Examiner
Michael O'Farrell

The PSNI Threat: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Barron inquiry conclusions wrong - Garret FitzGerald: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Ulsterman denies report's allegations: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Bomber sorry for Claudy atrocity: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Cardwell

I Will Not be Silenced - Ex-IRA Spy: The News Letter (Dec 17)
Ross Smith

Officers win apology in libel: BBC

Real IRA conviction and sentence overturned: Irish Independent

McCord meets top policeman: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

A visit to Belfast: Orlando Sentinel
Megan McCarthy

Fury over Soham police's secret Irish database: Irish Independent
Ian Cobain and Dominic Kennedy

Friday, December 19

Trimble critic quits Ulster Unionists: The Times
David Lister

Donaldson quits UUP for place on DUP talks team: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Unite or Face up to Free Fall - Peer: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

UUP councillors face discipline: BBC

UUP Obsessed with DUP Strategy - Campbell: The News Letter

Peace accord back in limbo: Toronto Star (Dec 14)
Sandro Contenta

A solution for Ireland: The Guardian
John O'Farrell

When rules of evidence do not apply: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

Ex-INLA man can remain - council: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Sinn Féin push for MEPs on both sides of Border: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Festival draws fire over Gerry Adams: The West Australian (Dec 17)
Rod Moran

Freedom of speech - even for goose-stepping supremacists: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

Council backs SF's election call: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Johnny is yesterday's man: (from The People, Dec 14)
Jason Johnson

Prisoners Threaten Revolt Over Segregation Contract: The News Letter

Dublin to investigate Garda links to RUC officers' deaths: The Independent
David McKittrick

Tribunal to investigate Cory report on Garda links to IRA: The Irish Times
Mark Brennock

Republican involvement key issue in any inquiry: Irish Independent

Blair shows 'bad faith' in delaying murders report: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Provos 'anxious' to identify Loughgall barracks raid leak: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Justice must be seen to be done: Irish Examiner
Editorial

Give us the truth: Irish Independent
Editorial

Councils accused of religious imbalance: (from the Irish News, Dec 16)
Barry McCaffrey

Thursday, December 18

Blair agrees to review of Good Friday Agreement: The Independent
Andrew Grice

Blair pledges - I won't give up on peace in Northern Ireland now: The Scotsman
John Innes

December deadline for North proposals: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Leaders to chair agreement review: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Time to face financial facts of life: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Demographic Time Bombs - Israel, Northern Ireland need compromises...: Dallas Morning News (Dec 17)
Editorial

Crime will not be the road to power: (from the Irish News)
Editorial

Peacemakers 'working in own interests': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Empey and Rodgers Bidding to Heal the Rift: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

Can UUP find a common purpose?: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Hopeful signals from the DUP: (from the Irish News)
Editorial

Dublin to publish 'collusion' report: BBC

'No rift' over silence on Cory report: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Cause for rejoicing and reflection: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

A refreshing change of tack – truth: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

O’Loan gives cool response to Nally but families outraged: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee and Cormac O’Keeffe

Gag on Omagh report 'torrid': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Omagh report secrecy due to security: Irish Independent
Eugene Moloney & Tom Brady

Terror follows Loyalist diehards to Bolton outpost: The Independent
Ian Herbert

Take out Spence — Adair tells UDA: (from The People, Dec 14)
Jason Johnson

Bomb targeted terror associate: BBC

Remembering their names: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

'IRA spy' charges dropped: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Wednesday, December 17

Trimble and Adams in new talks: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Impatient Blair tells Sinn Féin to shape up: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

DUP - No deal with Sinn Fein: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

DUP leader challenged to reveal IRA plan: UTV Internet

SF to press for implementation of commitments: RTE

UUP 'at risk of falling apart': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

It's decision time, Jeffrey: (from the Irish News)
Editorial

Bertie gives SF a grind in politics: Irish Independent
Alison O'Connor

The shock cost of political deadlock: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Failure by Garda on Omagh bombing ruled out: Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Gardaí cleared of wrongdoing ahead of Omagh atrocity: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Probe on IRA murder of two RUC officers: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Ahern to press Blair for early release of report into collusion: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

SDLP call on killings report: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

'Mad Dog' Adair's son held after drugs raids: The Independent
Ian Herbert

PSNI knows identity of LVF bonfire night killer: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Blue Christmas for McNicholls: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com
Tom Deignan

Murder Victim's Gravestone Vandalised: The News Letter

SF in plea over registration problems: UTV Internet

What happened next?: The Observer (Nov 30)
Tom Templeton

Number Of Catholics In Workplace On The Increase: The News Letter
Kate Cooney

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Councillor 'led' junior IRA wing: BBC

Bloody Sunday Inquiry update: UTV Internet

Tuesday, December 16

DUP chief will avoid Taoiseach session: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Take a break, Jeffrey, and let the DUP hold the line: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

The rise of the Sinn Féin: (from the Irish News, Nov 29)
Anne Madden

Our day has come: The Blanket
Liam O Comain

Tribal politics must be left to the past: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

How to Get. Around Paisley.: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com
Editorial

'Collusion' reports to be published: BBC

Rift over Cory Report denied: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

New Bush Envoy Raises Concerns: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com

Bombings probe was not abandoned — O'Brien: (from the Irish News)

Gardaí ‘made critical mistakes’: Irish Examiner (Dec 11)
Michael O'Farrell

SDLP To Protest At Fund Arrests: The News Letter

Provos prime suspects in cigarette load hijack: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Elaine Keogh

Cross-border probe after hijacking: UTV Internet

McAllisters Wait and Wonder: Irish Voice/IrishAbroad.com
Tom Deignan

Seven arrested in Real IRA 'fundraising' probe: Irish Independent

Father's Disgust At Real IRA Calendar: The News Letter

We Must Look After Interests Of Troubles Victims: The News Letter

Policeman banned from driving: UTV Internet

Neo-Nazi party plans election platform in North: Irish Independent
John Devine



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