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Sunday, December 31

Rebel unionist fights power-share timing: The Observer
Henry McDonald

DUP's McCrea makes new demands: UTV Internet

Empey criticises minister plans: BBC

Adams must now sell policing policy: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Sinn Fein 'will miss deadline' on policing: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

SF calls for monitoring of MI5: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

SDLP welcome SF policing move: UTV Internet

Saving face for Stormont: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

SF needs a real wake-up call: Sunday Independent

North inches ever closer to deal: Sunday Business Post

Mr Adams changes trains: The Sunday Times

Support for police could cost Adams votes in key seats: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Terrorist claims ignite probe into paramilitary collusion: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

IRA dissidents 'planning to kill DUP politician': Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Hain wants loyalists to disarm: UTV Internet

Bono gets a medal, Sinn Fein gets millions: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Church leaders in tolerance call: BBC

Victims Commissioner honoured: UTV Internet

Part-time soldiers take on the MoD over pension rights: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Feud killings are set to continue as gangs ship in more guns than IRA: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Difference 30 years can make: Irish Independent (Dec 29)

1976 State papers

Browne warned Paisley and Cruise O'Brien about IRA murder plots: Sunday Business Post
Kieron Wood

Year of assassination and resignation: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

British misled Irish on SAS: Sunday Business Post
Rory Rapple

Cosgrave's praise for Faulkner: UTV Internet (Dec 29)

Saturday, December 30

Plan in place to meet St Andrew's deadline: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionists fear secret deal on IRA fugitives: The Times
David Lister

For the first time since 1998, a feeling of real change in the air: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Sinn Fein to debate its stance on policing: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Sinn Féin votes for January ardfheis on policing: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins , Michael O'Regan and Dan Keenan

Ahern attacked but SF supports police bid: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Hain hails 'hugely significant move' on policing: UTV Internet

Policing – a moment of truth looms as SF prepares for debate: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Sinn Fein's proposals should be sufficient for the DUP: Irish Independent

The policing question will now be answered: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

The sound of contradiction is more in line with cold war politics: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Slow but sure change in Northern Ireland: The Independent

Sinn Féin on policing – Vote an endorsement of Adams: Irish Examiner

Sinn Féin right to move on policing: (from the Irish News)

Assemblyman's questions to MI5 chief on Ulster role: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Loyalists 'could' disarm in new year: The Irish Times

Arms body trio named in honours: BBC

British Queen honours PSNI members: RTE

Knighthood for Rangers chairman: The Herald
Calum MacDonald

All's shell that ends shell . . . AG settles fish row: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Call for 'small step' to peace: Belfast Telegraph

Present day 'has echoes of 1976': BBC

1976 State papers

307 killed in Troubles' second bloodiest year: Belfast Telegraph
Graham Bardgett

Politicians struggled to curb sectarian killings: (from the Irish News)
Eamon Phoenix

Files reveal Paisley 'threat' to power-sharing: UTV Internet

IRA leadership faced problems: (from the Irish News)
Eamon Phoenix

Politicians exploiting partition for their own ends ensured its survival: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Friday, December 29

SF leader signals bid to change policy on policing: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan and Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Fein chiefs set for breakthrough on policing and courts: The Times
Philip Webster

Taoiseach welcomes Adams move to call SF vote on policing: Belfast Telegraph

McGuinness – we want a fresh start: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

When will the PSNI act against our serial killers?: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Device found at Enniskillen shop: The Irish Times

SF trio declare ready for poll: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

MPs cost £3.3m in one year: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Church leaders united against sectarianism: UTV Internet

Tackling forbidden topics over a pint: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Putting the use of Irish language in the picture: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

1976 State papers

Wilson's fear for Northern Ireland – UDI and then a pariah state: The Times
Fran Yeoman

Ireland and the death of the ambassador: Daily Telegraph

Envoy's murder exploited: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

US politicians cross line of Irish allegiance: Irish Examiner
Caroline O'Doherty

Thursday, December 28

Intense talks on policing continue: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

SF reports 'considerable progress' in talks: The Irish Times

Onus on parties to share power and lead the way: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

DUP bosses face poll axe worries: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

I'm dreaming of a whiter than white new year: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Stone's security records 'destroyed': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Abbot not to blame for young buck's behaviour: (from the Irish News, Oct 31)
Susan McKay

€2million for Remembrance Commission: UTV Internet

Tax cut campaigners slam Treasury stance: Belfast Telegraph
Robin Morton and Mark Hookham

Wednesday, December 27

Scores of Catholics quit police service over intimidation: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Mid-January earliest date for Ard Fheis: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ard talking: Sunday Life (Dec 24)
Alan Murray

Sinn Fein decision on policing key to Stormont: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Stone in the Door – Stone in the pocket?: (from Business Eye)
Quintin Oliver

Time to learn a lesson from inquiry costs: Belfast Telegraph

Extra funding available for victims of Northern troubles: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

No cross-border bogeyman to fear: (from the Irish News, Oct 31)

Irish official EU language: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Scots and English would pay dearly for ending the union: The Guardian
David Clark

Tories could be saviours of the Union: The Herald
Robert Kilgour

Tuesday, December 26

McGuinness photo symbolises change: (from the Irish News, Nov 14)

IRA-Bahrain link claimed: Bahrain Daily News
Eunice del Rosario

MLAs unite to press for a water charge rethink, but ministers aren't listening: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 19)
Noel McAdam

Galbraith under fire for claiming Catholic schools cause sectarianism: The Scotsman
Louise Gray

Why border issue could be barrier to split: The Scotsman (Dec 15)

Monday, December 25

SDLP welcome for President's PSNI remarks: RTE

Case of 'silent night' on matter of house prices: (from the Irish News, Dec 23)
Patrick Murphy

O'Hagan inquest – police know who killed Sunday World reporter but lack evidence: Press Gazette (Dec 20)
Dominic Ponsford

Human rights complaints double in past year: UTV Internet (Dec 20)

Ex-RIR soldiers to get £2m aid: (from the Irish News, Dec 20)

'Progress' on new £150m NI prison: BBC

Don't lose out on an amazing future: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 16)

Former RUC officers for hire in hot spots: The Sunday Times (Dec 24)
Liam Clarke

Rangers clamp down on sectarian abuse: The Guardian (Dec 21)

Bank on support – for all England's rivals: Sunday Telegraph (Nov 26)
Jonathan Wynne-Jones

Sunday, December 24

Stormont will be restored, vows Hain in Christmas message: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McGuinness – 'Progress being made': UTV Internet

Cross-party vote for justice role: BBC

Formula for policing top of SF talks: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

IRA Army Council men quit over PSNI: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack & Mick Browne

McAleese relatives join PSNI: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and Richard Oakley

Rights body warns powers diluted: BBC

NI human rights body demands MI5 be quizzed on Omagh bomb: Sunday Independent

France to seek extradition of Real IRA arms suspect: The Sunday Times
John Mooney

Decision over prosecutions condemned by McGuinness: (from the Irish News, Dec 16)
Seamus McKinney

Border Fox still at large despite fears: Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan

Court decision that McCabe killers stay in jail welcomed: Limerick Leader (Dec 21)

The £200m inquiries bill: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 22)
Chris Thornton

Truth will out if we have a mind to help it: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Saturday, December 23

DUP hardliner says deadlines can not be reached: UTV Internet

Sinn Fein drag heels on talks: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

SDLP slam DUP and SF for playing games: UTV Internet

SF holds late-night talks in last drive for deal: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Sinn Féin in deadlock over policing move: Irish Examiner
Conor Ryan

All eyes on Sinn Fein after policing talks: The Irish Times
Patrick Logue

SF may confirm Ard-Fheis on policing: RTE

DUP rejects policing tranfer idea: UTV Internet

Bertie hopes SF will leave something under tree: Irish Independent

North power-sharing – Sinn Féin can unlock the peace process: Irish Examiner

Ombudsman report on Special Branch is 'extremely critical': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Stone remanded over Stormont bomb attack: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

O'Loan picks up where Farren left off: UTV Internet

SF MLA fights for seat in Antrim: (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Battle for South Antrim seat hots up: Belfast Telegraph

McCabe killers denied temporary Christmas release: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Bail for murder accused 'would be an affront': Irish Independent
Ivan McMichael

McDougall's fate to be decided in new year: (from the Irish News)

Nothing personal, Mr Hain, but it's unlawful: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Ex-IRA man with two kidnap convictions loses appeal: Irish Examiner (Dec 19)
Vivion Kilfeather

Trouble-free Newry top for property price increases: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Islamist threat greater than IRA ever posed, says police chief: The Guardian
Tania Branigan

Friday, December 22

Talks continue to break North's political deadlock: Belfast Telegraph

Policing talks continuing at Stormont: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin to assess policing policy: RTE

MI5 is seeking to recruit ex-RUC officers – SDLP: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Second Sinn Féin member deselected: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

SDLP select young councillor to run: UTV Internet

Call that art? Michael Stone defends himself: Belfast Telegraph
John Walsh

Inside Operation Extreme Prejudice – The awful truth:

Judge rules Omagh trial can proceed: The Irish Times

Father of Billy Wright wins legal challenge: Belfast Telegraph

Bilingualism certainly no proof against prejudice: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Irish affairs post awarded to Neal: Springfield Republican

Neal to Stress North, Immigration: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Murderer's early release revoked: BBC

Human Right Commission costs soar: (from the Irish News)
Claire Simpson

Paddy Harte honoured for his contribution to peace and reconciliation: Donegal News

Derry-Londonderry goes global: Derry Journal (Dec 19)

O'Dea rejects call for Army to patrol problem areas: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan

Thursday, December 21

Talks on NI policing deadlock continue: The Irish Times

Sinn Fein and DUP face new pressures over policing debate: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Catholic confidence in PSNI grows: UTV Internet

DUP links attacks on elderly to Sinn Fein's policing stance: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP dissenters can afford to wait a year or so: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Law-making 'oppressive' – bishops: BBC

Stop paying salaries for the 'advisers': Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein drops second politician: BBC

Deselected Sinn Féin man: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Davy Hyland stood down: Newry Democrat

Courtney release to be appealed: UTV Internet

Remember the heist? Really?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Integrated school set to close: BBC

New integrated schools announced: UTV Internet

Government is accused of paying lip service to integrated education: Belfast Telegraph
Sam McBride

Wednesday, December 20

Talks at Stormont over deadlock: The Irish Times

Dodds warns Government not to ease pressure on Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

Catholic confidence in PSNI grows: The Irish Times

Dropped MLA wants policing debate: BBC

Dissidents step up pressure on policing: Derry Journal
Ian Cullen

Why are we still waiting on report to be published in full?:
Damian McCarney

Drumcree talks a positive step: (from the Irish News)

Stormont attack was 'performance art': Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Attack at Stormont 'performance art': Irish Independent
Ivan McMichael

Journalist murdered by loyalist gang for exposing dealers: UTV Internet

Lewsley seat up for grabs:
Ciarán Barnes

Two charges dropped in Omagh case: BBC

Court rejects McCabe killers' bid for early release: Irish Examiner
Vivion Kilfeather

Peace attempt fails:

DUP sees "no reason" for remembrance event: Derry Journal
Stephen Emerson

Prison life today world's apart from that during the Troubles: (from the Irish News, Oct 31)
Seanin Graham

Bebo meet with PSNI and education representatives: UTV Internet

Go ahead for gay rights challenge: BBC (Dec 18)

More consultation should have preceded proposals: (from the Irish News, Dec 18)
Roy Garland

Gay Sex Education may fuel prejudice: (from the Irish Daily Star, Dec 18)
John Coulter

Scotland weighs chance to go it alone: Financial Times
James Blitz and Andrew Bolger

Tuesday, December 19

100-Day Deadline: Daily Mirror
Gerry Millar

Nocturnal wanderings a timely political message: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Policing approval 'would be welcomed': (from the Irish News)
James Stinson

Toome talks to produce alternative policing plan: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Sinn Féin and Policing the North: (from Fourthwrite)
Tommy McKearney

McIlveen murder linked to lack of faith in PSNI: (from the Irish News)

Donaldson offered 'get out of jail card': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Orange Order offers Drumcree talks: The Irish Times

Trimble decides against re-election bid: The Irish Times

Paisley's daughter wins apology: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

DUP says sorry to Paisley's girl in sex bias case: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Inquest into journalist's murder: BBC

Omagh calls 'deliberately vague': BBC

Plans for bilingual society unveiled: The Irish Times

How would we fare alone on a world stage?: The Scotsman (Dec 14)

Monday, December 18

No money-laundering charges two years after bank raid: Irish Examiner
Caroline O'Doherty

MEP concerned at failure to recover Northern Bank cash: The Irish Times

Two years on, do they really want to find the IRA Northern Bank robbers?: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 17)
Suzanne Breen

Northern Bank raid – Crime seems to pay very well indeed: Irish Examiner

Crime on streets while politicos get in a muddle: (from the Irish News, Dec 16)
James Kelly

Get It Together: The Blanket (Dec 4)
John Coulter

McDowell insists IRA gunmen not responsible for gang warfare: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

MI5 transfer dangerous says SDLP: BBC

Police 'should declare GAA membership': (from the Irish News, Dec 16)
Margaret Canning

€60,000 tax bill for firms with SF link: Sunday Independent (Dec 17)
Jody Corcoran

Assembly member to stand down: (from the Irish News, Dec 16)
William Graham

RIRA Rambos!: Sunday Life (Dec 17)
Chris Anderson and Stephen Gordon

Fitz of laughter: Sunday Life (Dec 17)
Ciaran McGuigan

Dail protesters got State funds: Sunday Independent (Dec 17)
Jim Cusack

We will hunt you down: Sunday Life (Dec 17)
Stephen Breen

West Belfast says slán to hero of Bombay Street: (Dec 14)
Anthony Neeson

Celtic keeper makes Rangers fans cross: The Scotsman
Kevin Schofield

Officers praise Old Firm fans: The Herald
Alison Chiesa

Sunday, December 17

Agreement hopes fade as Sinn Fein rejects DUP compromise: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Donaldson says Sinn Fein must act: Fermanagh Herald
Michael Breslin

Sinn Fein police snub 'temporary': BBC
Mark Devenport

Adams-Paisley Contact: Village (Dec 7)

Freed Provos are gangland 'guns for hire': Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack & Jody Corcoran

IRA links to vicious criminals running our cities: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

The Hypocrisy is Pathetic: The Blanket (Nov 23)
Seamus Kearney

New priorities as Orangemen move on: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 15)

Outrage at Sinn Fein call to free terrorists linked to TD spy ring: Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran

Mo to come in for criticism in O'Loan report: (Dec 15)
Ciarán Barnes

Kenny to reap Irish dollar: The Sunday Times

UUP member welcomes first ethnic minority poll candidate: Belfast Telegraph
Tom Calverley

At the very Hart of our sectarian history: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Iraq reveals a Nothern Irish model for peace: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Host Hain helps Paisleys mark 50 years: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 12)
Noel McAdam

Church leaders will watch Old Firm despite earlier warning: The Herald (Dec 13)
David Leask

Saturday, December 16

Parties blasted for secrecy on key committee: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Bishops urge UUP on peace process: The Irish Times

Minister plan by DUP fails: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Devolution for policing and justice still under question: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Why Paisley would be crazy to do a deal: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Police Federation in call to Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Sam McBride

Meeting hears appeal for 'ownership' of policing: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

Policing debates have to be encouraged:
Martin Morgan

Why did unionists not help me?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

'Provo leaders should wake up to the truth': The Blanket (Nov 23)
Carrie Twomey

Omagh case 'should be thrown out': BBC

Court to decide how inquiry witnesses will give evidence: (from the Irish News)

NI inquest into journalist's death: The Irish Times

New claims over Adams murder bid sparks call to ombudsman: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Nationalist protest over 'housing need' in north Belfast: UTV Internet

Alliance family targeted by paint bombers for third time in a month:
Ciarán Barnes

Plan for Irish language to be unveiled: The Irish Times

The right to vote:

Old Firm match ban for eight fans: BBC

Tories claim Scottish subsidy is feeding break-up of Union: The Times (Dec 12)
Angus Macleod and Greg Hurst


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