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Saturday, December 31

Hain urges big push to restore the Assembly: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Leaders' united plea: Daily Ireland
David Lynch

DUP Shoots Down Talk Of Quick Stormont Return: The News Letter

Calls to put direct rulers out of work: Daily Ireland
David Lynch

Stormont elections - Time to end stalling by unionists: Irish Examiner

Political potential must be grasped: Daily Ireland

Pressure on Blair to drop OTR Bill: (from the Irish Times, Dec 22) — article repaired Dec 31
Frank Millar

Who really scored in their landmark year 2005?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

That was another year that was.....: Daily Ireland
Gearóid O Cairealláin

Sinn Fein leader accused of crimes against good manners: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Adams' rejects calls from US over PSNI: Daily Ireland
Connla Young

Rights boss is 'winning over' unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Poison: The Blanket (Dec 23)
Anthony McIntyre

Academic chronicles life of hunger striker: Daily Ireland

Strains of Paisley trouble 30 years on but it's not deja vu: Irish Independent

'Rambo' gets off with fine: Daily Ireland
Connla Young

Leader in North's fight for peace set to receive OBE for work: Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

1975 State papers

State papers reveal tensions over IRA's 1975 ceasefire: Daily Ireland

Ceasefire breakdown seen as propaganda opportunity: The Guardian (Dec 29)
Owen Bowcott

File shows Fitt was 'very hostile' to deputy Hume: Irish Independent (Dec 30)

National Archives - State gets tough on bid to free IRA prisoners: Irish Examiner (Dec 29)
Ryle Dwyer

Friday, December 30

Time presses Hain to find agreement: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Hain issues devolution deadline to Ulster parties: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Ahern banking on 'clean' IRA in report: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Call for Assembly to be restored: Daily Ireland
Jarlath Kearney

Hain hits back over Wales job: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Nothing worse than a governor going native: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Tell the truth and shame the devil...: Daily Ireland
Jude Collins

Dated tactics have a negative impact: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

'Bigger fish' push Ireland off agenda: Daily Ireland

Reservists Must Not Be Cast Aside By Government: The News Letter

Ahern will 'deal with Sinn Fein to retain power': Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Deep in the war rooms, the generals plot to win allies: Irish Independent

Pay-offs of £60,000 demanded for soldiers: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Dignam killing probe: Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

Sweets treat row leaves bad taste: Irish Independent

1975 State papers

How British were keen to counter IRA propaganda in America: Irish Independent

UK bombs as ceasefire gradually breaks down: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Unionists feared UK 'deal' with IRA: Irish Independent

Dawning of 'a faint glimmer of light' at talks: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

British gloat at de Valera funeral: Daily Ireland

Thursday, December 29

Ahern hopes devolution back soon: BBC

'Blair the betrayer': Daily Ireland

2005 – The year in politics: BBC
Mark Devenport

The party's over... now it's cold turkey for Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Defeating the Enemy Within: The Blanket (Dec 21)
Mick Hall

Ahern urges unionist voices — be heard: (from the Irish News, Dec 14)

Drumcree test for new commission: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Reservists Must Not Be Cast Aside By Government: The News Letter

Police still hopeful of finding Lisa's body: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

Dissidents? Call them spoilsports: Belfast Telegraph

British trying to pervert Nelson probe: Daily Ireland
Edmund Lynch

'Stakeknife' in spotlight over 1992 murders: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Shredding the truth about informers: Daily Ireland
Danny Morrison

City centre barriers may be taken down: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

A lesson in French is a lesson for Ireland: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

It's make or break time for language: Daily Ireland

Ulster says 'Yes' to trade trip with Ahern: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

'Barriers to cross-Border business must come down': Daily Ireland
Ciaran O'Neill

Catholic Ireland has turned economically Protestant: Sunday Business Post (Dec 25)
David McWilliams

1975 State papers

Bring me sunshine, bring me paramilitary surrender: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Officials concerned over support in US for IRA: Financial Times
Jimmy Burns

IRA 'carefully infiltrated parts of Army': Irish Independent
Fergus Black

Dismay as unionists wrecked bid for power share deal: Irish Independent
James Downey

National Archives – Clergy talks fail to bridge political gap for ceasefire: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

1975 – a year dominated by ceasefire worries: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Wednesday, December 28

Sinn Fein still has a private army, says O'Donoghue: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

SDLP keeps up pressure over spying ring claims: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Spy allegations — what they say: (from, Dec 22)

SF had stretched our credulity long before the Donaldson spy story: Irish Examiner
Ronan Mullen

The spy's in the public eye, but there's still no answers: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McAleese urges people to build upon progress: Daily Ireland
Jarlath Kearney

Timetable for Change: The Blanket (Nov 27)
John Coulter

Good riddance to 2005, it was a real stinker: Daily Ireland
Anne Cadwallader

OTR bill – radical changes required: Belfast Telegraph

O'Donoghue interview – Private army claim an election ploy: Irish Examiner

'Schemes must work in support of police': (from the Irish News, Dec 1)
Maeve Connolly

Dissident group may be behind racing bomb scare: Irish Independent

Anti-social Elements Must Be Faced Down: The News Letter

No place for bomb hoaxers: (from the Irish News)

Garda collusion inquiry to open: The Sunday Times (Dec 18)
Liam Clarke

Ludlow family deserve justice: (from the Irish News, Nov 5)

Two simple ways to get Irish to flourish: Daily Ireland (Sep 17)
Gearóid O'Caireallain

Poverty meets prosperity as Ireland rebrands itself: The Independent
David McKittrick

Stadium plan for Maze jail stirs anger it is aimed at resolving: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

IFA nearing crunch Maze decision: BBC (Dec 18)

The Maze will be needed: Daily Telegraph

Football – All-ireland League Takes Step Forward: Derry Journal
Arthur Duffy

Tuesday, December 27

Hain may offer deal to win backing for IRA amnesty: The Guardian
Michael White

Cameron refuses to back amnesty for Irish terror fugitives: Daily Telegraph
George Jones

Street protest over spyring: Daily Ireland (Dec 23)
Connla Young

Desk bound up in a riddle: (from the Irish News, Dec 17)
Sharon O'Neill

Sinn Féin in a spin as the dirty washing tumbles out: Belfast Telegraph
Pól O Muirí

Hard to grasp enormity of events: Daily Ireland (Dec 21)
Bairbre de Brún

Behind the murk of spooks and spies: Irish Examiner (Dec 24)
Harry McGee

Parties fear paramilitary influence: (from the Irish News, Nov 14)
Maeve Connolly

CRJ — New Name for the IRA?: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

By choosing his enemies well, McDowell will remain a powerful political force: Sunday Tribune (Dec 18)
Shane Coleman

Sectarianism of Sinn Fein undermines peace: Irish Independent (Sep 24)

£600k bill to put up old bill: Sunday Life (Sep 11)
Alan Murray

Racegoers forced to flee after bomb alert: Irish Independent
Ian Graham

No admission of Down race hoax: RTE

US white supremacists distance themselves from Northern racists: Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

Bid to clear Kelly is making progress: (from the Irish News, Dec 15)
Seamus McKinney

Respect is lacking: Daily Ireland (Dec 7)

Monday, December 26

O'Loan tight-lipped on spy: Sunday Business Post (Dec 25)
Paul T Colgan and Colm Heatley

SF Tinker, Tailor Their Spy Story: The Blanket
David Adams

Donaldson was key man for Sinn Fein in US: Sunday Business Post (Dec 25)
Niall O'Dowd

Getting on with it: Daily Ireland (Dec 21)
Emer Brennan

Asinine law can make an ass out of politicians: (from the Irish News, Dec 24)
Patrick Muprhy

Hall of mirrors: (from

Hain attacks Tories on N Ireland: BBC

Anglican Primate – North 'desperate for new vision': Ireland OnLine

The North of Ireland has a different outlook than anywhere across Europe: (from, Dec 17)

Direct rule weakens Ulster's voice: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 23)

U.S. – Ireland still a priority: Irish Echo

McDowell asked to address IRA victims rally: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 25)
Suzanne Breen

Ethics warden Kiberd stands by watchdog cohort Connolly: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)
Lara Bradley

McDowell goes after his man but FF TDs worry about the consequences: Sunday Tribune (Dec 18)
Kevin Rafter

Nero is a hero for our fiddling Opposition: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)

McDowell's our hero . . . Orange Order marchers: Sunday Tribune (Dec 25)
Suzanne Breen

Da Stormont Code story is now history: Sunday Tribune (Dec 25)
Nell McCafferty

Nelson inquiry call by US trio: (from the Irish News, Dec 24)

McGonagle extradited to Republic: UTV Internet (Dec 22)

North's Only Para Spotted In Drumahoe: Derry Journal (Dec 23)

T***cher off ! Charlie's praise of Maggie wasn't entirely misplaced: Sunday Tribune (Dec 25)
Shane Coleman

Sunday, December 25

Outrageous sabotage, but no-one wants to know: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

It's that time of year again – tout-naming, agent-identifying, informer-spotting time: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Shinners are now three-faced liars: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Peace comes dropping slow in Ulster: Belfast Telegraph

Man behind McCartney killing possible informer: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Democracy undermined by securocrats' meddling: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Stormont inquiry appears unlikely: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

What was really important beyond 'Punch-and-Judy' politics: Sunday Business Post
Pay Leahy

McDowell Orange date doubted: Sunday Independent
Lara Bradley

Minister McDowell – Sean Doherty with a Dublin 4 accent: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)
Gene Kerrigan

A real political panto that offers little cheer: Sunday Business Post (Dec 18)
Tom McGurk

Houseproud woman stopped 'Mad Dog' from killing gardai: The Sunday Times (Dec 18)
Lynne Kelleher

Call for tattered union jacks to go: Daily Ireland (Dec 14)
Connla Young

Bookies lengthen betting odds on FF/SF coalition: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)
Jerome Reilly

Convicted killer was '£10 tout' for police: Daily Ireland (Dec 15)

An 'all-Ireland economy': Village (Dec 8)
Colm Heatley

End economic veto: Daily Ireland (Dec 14)

England will play Paraguay, Trinidad and Sweden in the World Cup first stages – and suddenly these three nations will have a load of Irish fans.: Irish Independent (Dec 17)
Ed Power

Gerry Adams among nomininations for peace prize: Daily Ireland (Dec 15)
Senan Hogan

All great gas as Erse-speakers have their say: Sunday Independent
John Chambers

International crisis deepens over local pub quiz question: Limerick Leader (Dec 17)
Brendan Halligan

McCreevy's astounding tribute to Thatcher: Irish Examiner (Dec 20)
Harry McGee

Saturday, December 24

DUP warns of OTR legislation link to political progress: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Vitriol As Durkan-McGuinness Exchange Insults: Derry Journal

Reiss's peace: Irish Echo

Pope praises NI's peace progress: BBC

Must Be Scrapped: Derry Journal

Donaldson cooperating with SF since revelation: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Orde's Dublin visit an 'insult': Daily Ireland
David Lynch

Unionists warn — this will not just go away: (from the Irish News)
Suzanne McGonagle

Bradley Insists – Republicans Badly Damaged By 'Stormontgate': Derry Journal

The Spy Won't Harm Sinn Fein: Irish Voice/
Brendan Anderson

Donaldson spy mystery begins to become clearer: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Whatever you believe, believe nothing: Daily Ireland
Gearóid O Cairealláin

No peace without truth: (from the Irish Post)
Paul Donovan

Shadowy alliance haunts Stormontgate: (from the Yorkshire Post, Dec 22)
Paul Bew

Who should deal with lawlessness?: Irish Echo
Mitchell Reiss

How about some answers, Bertie?: Daily Ireland

Inside Northern Ireland: ABC (Australia, Dec 22)
Mark Colvin

Republicans emerged victorious in tragic and glorious times: Daily Ireland
Tommy McKearney

Why is RTE so OTT over the OTR story?: Irish Independent

Irish Playwright Speaks From Hideout: New York Times
Alan Cowell

Border Fox is given parole: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

Omagh families angry at release: Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

The name is O'Boyle . . . Seamus O'Boyle: Irish Independent

Civil Service To Face 'Pro-Irish' Claims In Court: The News Letter (Dec 22)
Stephen Dempster

DUP councillor pokes fun at Easter Rising: Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

TK Maxx Reviews Ban On Poppies: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Parade body 'claus' can't stop Santa: Daily Ireland
Debra Douglas

Friday, December 23

More republicans may be outed as British spies: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

British Agent Tells (a Bit) of Years Undercover in Ulster: New York Times
Alan Cowell

SDLP man calls for new spy ring inquiry: Belfast Telegraph

Did O'Loan know about Donaldson?: Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

Spill spy beans, urges Ahern: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Cabinet 'consulted over spy move': BBC

Adams puts his concerns to Ahern and PM: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Devolution 'challenges lie ahead': BBC

Ahern 'would be spooked by SF coalition': Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

DUP puts its price on taking talks role: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Wanted man welcomes SF stand on OTRs: Daily Ireland
Zoe Tunney

Security forces must not be included, he says: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

The Soldier, The Spy, the U.S. Connection: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Give us the truth about UK spy game: The Herald
Eamonn O'Neill

Informers – an unsavoury fact of life: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Hullabaloo over Donaldson and Connolly has nothing to do with national security: Daily Ireland
Jude Collins

To avoid another spy scandal Sinn Féin must reach agreement with DUP: (from the Irish Times)
Ed Moloney

An Appalling Vista in North: Irish Voice/

OTR legislation dead in water: (from the Irish News)

Blair Insists He Knows Best About On-The-Runs: The News Letter

Government must ditch OTR plans: Belfast Telegraph

Clutching at straws: Daily Ireland

Parades add €13m to North's policing bill: Irish Independent
Emile Laurac

Unionists 'Refused To Endorse Riot Report': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

People are disgusted with PSNI, says CRJ: Daily Ireland
Zoe Tunney

Police Focusing On Lisa Suspects, Says Sister: The News Letter
Richard Sherriff

Playwright 'driven out by idiots': BBC

Murder Accused Granted Bail For Amsterdam Trip: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

SDLP now embroiled in mayoral party row: (from the Irish News, Dec 21)
Catherine McGrotty

Nameplate points the way as gaeilge for Big Ian: Irish Independent

Thursday, December 22

Blair stands firm on Ulster fugitives: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Pressure grows over OTR bill: UTV Internet

Bush envoy confident on process: BBC

Adams tells Blair to rein in 'securocrats': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ahern & Orde to hold talks in Dublin: RTE

Half-truths and spin from Orde: Daily Ireland

Ahern meets Orde in crisis talks over 'Stormontgate': Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Police raid cannot be justified insists MLA: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Was O'Loan in dark over spy?: Daily Ireland

Policing body chief backs Orde spy stance: Belfast Telegraph
Linda McKee

Scapegoat: Daily Ireland
Jim Dee

Peer — IRA sleepers in high places: (from the Irish News)

Was there a Stormontgate?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Moloney

No one's asking 'what really happened?': Daily Ireland
Danny Morrison

Donaldson ... the mole who opened a can of worms: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Proconsul doesn't sound like a man in charge: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

The sting is bound to go out of this sorry conspiracy tale: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

McDowell 'honest' in treatment of Connolly: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

You're not above the law, Michael: Sunday Tribune (Dec 18)
Michael Clifford

When the people's right to know does not have to await due process: Irish Examiner
Noel Whelan

£26m bank heist suspect is bailed: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Accused bank worker 'moved to republican wing for safety': UTV Internet

Suspect was released 'to keep PUP in talks': Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

Lisa website yields clues in one hour: Belfast Telegraph
Debra Douglas

Blair urged to push SF: Daily Ireland

McCartney killer 'plans US move': BBC

Hain Backs Royal Irish: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Ulster to receive extra peace money: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Election turnout down 12%: UTV Internet (Dec 15)

Order Anger Over Calendar's Snub: The News Letter (Dec 17)
Philip Bradfield

Wednesday, December 21

Blair repeats Stormontgate pledge: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Ahern to meet PSNI chief over spy claims: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Ahern 'whole truth' on spying issue 'will never be known': UTV Internet

Stormont spy ring existed says Murphy: The Scotsman (Dec 20)

'Spy papers collapsed assembly': BBC

Wilson attacks govt on 'Stormontgate': UTV Internet

Stormont: a hall of mirrors: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

The Great Deception: Daily Ireland

IRA 'sleepers in top positions': BBC

The strange collusion between Downing Street and Sinn Féin: The Guardian
Jonathan Freedland

Why spying may be crucial for peace accord: Irish Independent

Having watched his friend Bobby Sands die an agonising death – for a principle, what force could have turned him?: Daily Ireland
Anne Cadwallader

More spies may be lurking in Sinn Féin's cupboard: (from the Irish Times, Dec 20)
Anthony McIntyre

North's political process has veered 'into the dark': (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

A low grade spy yarn that will run and run: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Be guided by principle: Daily Ireland
Tommy McKearney

How Dirty Is Dirty?: Derry Journal

Blair should come clean: (from the Irish News)

Truth from British wouldn't go amiss: Daily Ireland

Laying The Blame At The Door Of Real Culprits: The News Letter

Trust is the real victim of spy scandal: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin forced to backtrack on support for fugitive amnesty bill: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

On-the-run bill 'must not change': BBC

Government stands firm on OTRs: UTV Internet

Dublin will withdraw OTR pardons if UK measure falls: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan and Mark Brennock

Northern Bank heist: one year on: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge and Lisa Smyth

£45m That's Cost Of Security In So-Called Peacetime: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Loyalist paramilitaries drive playwright from his home: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Murdered man's father to meet Hain: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McCartney family in Blair meeting: BBC

DUP Launch Attack On Equality Commission: The News Letter

RSF condemns Love Ulster rally as racist: Daily Ireland
Eamonn Houston

Tuesday, December 20

Ahern and Blair plan new bid to revive NI institutions: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Hain rules out public inquiry into Stormont spy ring: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

UK offers high level security briefing in spy row: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

SF challenges government over spy scandal: UTV Internet

Spy Scandal Showdown: Daily Ireland

Republicans 'no objection' as agent's family return to Belfast: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

NI policing board to discuss spy scandal: RTE

Sinn Fein's Donaldson 'outed to protect more senior mole': Daily Telegraph

Ex-IRA Agent – Donaldson Is One Of Many: The News Letter

Half PIRA seem to be British agents, says O'Dea: Irish Examiner
Jimmy Woulfe

'We need to deal with PSNI militarists': Daily Ireland
Connla Young

'Public Should Not Be Misled In Spying Affair': The News Letter

The security forces acted to subvert an elected authority: The Guardian
Niall Stanage

Northern Narnia full of tales of the unexpected: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Republicans should insist that Blair and Hain unmask informers as a prelude to any future talks: Daily Ireland
Damien Kiberd

Christmas turning into another turkey for 'outraged' Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

Time to stop blaming others and get real: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Much heat and little light as politicians play 'I spy': Irish Independent

McDowell refuses to release 'Connolly' passport photo: Sunday Tribune (Dec 18)
Kevin Rafter

Harney backs McDowell: Irish Examiner (Dec 19)
Harry McGee

Michael has a terrible tendency to drop the ball at key moments: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)
Brian Hayes

Cicero might have allowed himself a sympathetic grin for McDowell: Sunday Tribune (Dec 18)
Richard Delevan

All still to play for in Minister's game of high-stakes chess: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)
Colum Kenny

Matters the minister did not clear up: Sunday Tribune (Dec 18)

McDowell denied Phil Flynn's scalp: Daily Ireland

Unionists Criticise Student Officer Over View Of Army: The News Letter
Simon Hunter

'Europe Allows UK To Be Biased On Protestants': The News Letter (Dec 17)
Stephen Dempster

UDA Representatives Resume Hain Talks: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Website aims to find Lisa clues: BBC

Paisley's crusade fails to conquer Northern hearts and minds: Irish Examiner
Paul Kelly

Monday, December 19

Adams and Hain in 'spy row' talks: BBC

Adams should resign over spy scandal, urges SDLP: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Sinn Fein says security dissidents 'undermining' peace progress: The Scotsman
Dan McGinn

Sinn Fein spy mystery deepens: The Times
David Sharrock

Tale of Espionage Marks a 'Bizarre' Turn in N. Ireland: Washington Post (Dec 18)
Kevin Sullivan

Noraid chief warned SF about Donaldson: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 18)
Suzanne Breen

Hain defends Stormont 'spy ring' police: UTV Internet

British government to be pressed on spy claims: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Government will not seek inquiry into spy allegations: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty, Liam Reid Mark Brennock

Questions arise from 'Stormontgate': BBC
Mark Devenport

Spy who left his handlers out in the cold: Sunday Life (Dec 18)
Alan Murray

From hunger strikes to Stormont spy ring – Adams and the spy who duped him: Irish Examiner (Dec 17)
Michael O'Farrell

'If Denis is a tout, anybody could be one': (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 18)
Suzanne Breen

Paperknife cuts Sinn Fein: Irish Independent

Agent's outing is too neat – ex-cop: Sunday Life (Dec 18)
Johnston Brown

Questions left unanswered after 'outing' of British spy: Sunday Business Post (Dec 18)
Colm Heatley and Paul T Colgan

Stormontgate's hall of mirrors: The Guardian

Public is casualty of 'dirty tricks': Sunday Life (Dec 18)

IRA was set to get over €8m from Colombian guerillas: Irish Independent (Dec 17)
Tom Brady

Feeney to scale back Irish interests: Sunday Business Post (Dec 18)

U.S. Funded Centre Shuts: Irish Voice/

US billionaire given details of 20-year Garda file on Connolly: The Irish Times
Liam Reid

Connolly probe into docks deal: The Sunday Times (Dec 18)
Frank Fitzgibbon

Port firm is 'unaware of probe' by Connolly inquiry body: Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

Feeney group froze funds after Irish risk agency probe: Sunday Independent (Dec 18)
Jim Cusack

McDowell action sets dangerous precedent: Sunday Business Post (Dec 18)

'Remarkable' no one was killed in riots after Orange parades: Daily Ireland (Dec 16)

Policing partnership members get a large hike in expenses: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 16)
Jonathan McCambridge

Parades chief says decisions will get easier within 10 years: (from the Irish News, Dec 16)
Sharon O'Neill

'Jail spy Scap for perjury': Sunday Life (Dec 18)

Cleaning up their act: writing on wall for loyalist murals: Irish Independent
Chris Anderson

Remember Lisa this Xmas: Sunday Life (Dec 18)
Stephen Breen

Sunday, December 18

Call for probe into Sinn Fein 'spy': The Sunday Times
Neil Mackay and Rachelle Money

Sinn Fein official unmasked as spy flees to Continent: Scotland on Sunday
Murdo MacLeod

Unionist fury at Stormont spy row: BBC

British spy ring operated at Stormont - Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

Strange twist - Bertie Ahern remains sceptical: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Carty

MI5 mole in Sinn Fein 'faces life in fear of assassination': Sunday Telegraph
Sean Rayment

Sinn Fein spy refused police protection: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan and Colm Heatley

Second mole in SF on brink of exposure: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Donaldson 'was not the only spy in Sinn Fein': The Observer
Henry McDonald

MI5 feared Donaldson was a double agent: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

High-profile Sinn Fein man is Garda spy: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack & Conor Sweeney

The spy at the heart of the IRA: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

How a friend of republican icon Bobby Sands became informer: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Committed republican, serious thinker, British spy: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

20 years of treachery: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Serving the agenda of two masters: (from the Irish News)
Anthony McIntyre

Lines in sand and well-spun webs don't work: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Wanted - real leaders: The Sunday Times

Need for inquiry in spying claims: Sunday Independent

It is now in the public interest for us to hear the truth about Stormontgate: Belfast Telegraph

It all leads somewhere... but not to an assembly: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Orde On the Spot: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Sinn Fein Not Surprised Confidence In PSNI Is Dipping: Derry Journal (Dec 16)

McDowell accused of playing dangerous game: Sunday Business Post
Niamh Connolly

Connolly was arrested over 1981 shooting: Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan

Minister was within the law, but was he prudent?: Sunday Business Post
Paul Anthony McDermott

The big rattling skeleton in Frank Connolly's closet: Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

Minister 'defending against IRA sleepers': Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

McDowell's unorthodox tactic on the CPI worked: Sunday Independent
Joseph O'Malley

McDowell vendetta disguises hidden agenda: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

Connolly facts lost in din of grinding axes: The Sunday Times
Liam Fay

FG sacrifices government to score points on McDowell: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Orange Order bids for peace with Catholics: The Sunday Times
Kathleen Nutt

DUP man's anger at multi-faith calendar: Belfast Telegraph
Linda McKee

Saturday, December 17

British spy operated at heart of Sinn Fein for more than 20 years: The Times
David Sharrock

Top republican expelled from Sinn Fein admits he was a spy: The Independent
David McKittrick and James Burleigh

SF official confirms 20 years spying for Britain: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty, Mark Brennock and Mark Hennessy

Adams – 'securocrats' behind crisis: Irish Examiner
Michael O'Farrell

Unionist shock at latest 'twist to entire scandal': Irish Independent

Spy faces life on the run after being unmasked: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham

The IRA itself knows all about spies . . .: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

Calls made for public inquiry into Stormont revelations: Irish Examiner
Michael O'Farrell

Grasping extent of damage to party may well be beyond Sinn Fein's reach: Irish Independent

Cloak and dagger drama: Irish Independent

OTR's law 'raises serious issues': BBC

'OTR' law blasted by brother of Para victim: Daily Ireland
Eamonn Houston

OTRs Law Will Result In 'New Diplock Courts': Derry Journal

Not One Day In Prison: The News Letter

IMC assesment is vindicated: (from the Irish News)

Time now to redraft the fugitives bill: Belfast Telegraph

White House role in making Sinn Fein/IRA end their war: Irish IndependentPart II

Unifying force: The Guardian
James Harkin

Phil Flynn's pen-gun triggers a €5,000 pay-out for boys' charity: Irish Independent
Tim Healy

McDowell undermined DPP authority, says Flood: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

At last, truth-crusader Frank is free to tell us all: Irish Independent

Laughing up his sleeve: Daily Ireland
Connla Young

Why this top American reporter refused to back Frank Connolly: Irish IndependentPart II

Looking beyond the double-speak: Daily Ireland

DUP raises 50-50 issue in Europe: BBC

Democracy threatened by political policing — SF: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

PSNI crime stats lack credibility: (from
Áine McEntee

Order 'disingenuous' over meetings: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

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Cameron in peace process pledge: BBC

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DPP intent on continuing with old practice: (from the Irish News, Dec 14)
Brian Feeney

Spy-ring scandal is a failure twice over: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

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Jude Collins

Orde – It's time for Sinn Fein to wise up: Belfast Telegraph
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Cameron urges Republican support for policing: UTV Internet

PSNI plans for troop support is condemned: Daily Ireland
Ciarán Barnes

Police 'disciplined during riots': BBC

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Chilling warning to gangs: Irish Independent

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NI brain drain 'must be reversed': BBC

Former IRA inmates in job discrimination row: Belfast Telegraph
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US treasurer urges ad ban to be lifted: Daily Ireland


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