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Wednesday, December 31

Ringland among 51 from North honoured: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Ritchie successfully resists political bullying by the DUP: Belfast Media
Alban Maginness

For whom the tills toll: Belfast Telegraph
Maurice Hayes

High time unionists rejected old defences: Irish News
Susan McKay

Danny McIlhone finally rests in peace: Belfast Media (Dec 26)

1978 State papers

We've no link to Dublin bombings, says Britain: Irish Independent

Anglo-Irish relations Thatcher 'had a closed mind. She was not listening': The Irish Times
John Bowman

'Inferiority complex' dates from Ascendancy era and 'still potent': The Irish Times
John Bew

Cigarette firms warn of Marxist/IRA fusion: Irish Independent
Brian Hutton

IRA informers behind the wire: The News Letter

Prisoners add time to their sentences: The News Letter

Pope was 'gravely concerned' by escalation of dirty protest: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Mason refused to back down on dirty protest: The News Letter

Files tell of systematic beatings by RUC squad: Irish News

Tuesday, December 30

McGuinness – Violent groups 'will not destroy peace process': Belfast Telegraph

Shared future relies on shared-out power: Irish News
Roy Garland

Gear change at Stormont but tests for devolution lie ahead: Irish News
William Graham

Peace Brings Blessings to Northern Ireland: Epoch Times
John Christopher Fine

Unionists rue a year of cock-ups – drug pushers, death squads, 'healers' and lost careers ...: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Unionists vow to block axing of 11-plus: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

The passion that saved so many: Sunday Independent (Dec 28)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Undeserving tributes: Sunday Journal (Dec 28)
Eamonn McCann

Unforgettable, unforgivable first meeting with Cruiser: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Croke Park an example to north: Belfast Telegraph

Search engine criticised for political definitions: Irish News

Gaza attacks – North can be a lesson: Irish Examiner

1978 State papers

Britain rejected secret IRA peace talks offer, 1978 archives reveal: The Irish Times
John Bew & Deaglán de Bréadún

North v South in La Mon aftermath: BBC
Eamon Phoenix

'Doomsday'threat to 262,000 Northern Catholics: Irish Independent
Fergus Black

Papers reveal dirty protest rows: Belfast Telegraph

Rumours that Queen 'did not like Irish' stalled state visit preparations: Daily Telegraph
John Bingham

Foreign Affairs kept close watch on American congressman: Irish Independent
James Downey

Pointless verbal fencing hindered attempts to discuss a settlement for the North: The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon

Monday, December 29

Why Stormont's experiment could prove to be short-lived: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

No carve-ups, just get on with it: Belfast Telegraph

Irish-medium schools deserve better treatment: Irish News (Dec 27)
Tomás Ó Donghaile

'Invite the Windsors to Ireland': Sunday Tribune (Dec 28)
Mark Hilliard

The monarchy is safe from this republican: Daily Telegraph
Mary Kenny

Flanagan a 'hypocrite' in prisoner stance: Sunday Tribune (Dec 28)
Mark Hilliard

'Hokey Cokey' gets red card at Rangers: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Sunday, December 28

Ahern – I had to fight Adams at peace talks: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

DUP and Allister criticise funding for ex-prisoners: The News Letter

Executive's obsession with place is flawed philosophy: Irish News
Patrick Murphy

Terror group 'is roughing up' young recruits: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Fuel-laundering still in full swing: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Children put at risk by GAA club device: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Saturday, December 27

Nationalist mayor for Ballymoney?: Ballymoney Times

Irish should once again have common ownership: Ulster Herald

Gaeltacht suburbs future of Irish language – O Cuiv: Irish Independent

FG urges end to neutrality despite Lisbon vote: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Friday, December 26

Transfer of Ofcom powers backed in the North: Sunday Business Post (Dec 21)
Anton McCabe

Thursday, December 25

MLA urges Executive to 'remortgage' Stormont: The News Letter

US principles getting the DUP out of a fix: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Device found near Armagh GAA club: RTE

Release license is revoked for republican: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Superb new look for Museum of Free Derry: Derry Journal

The Cruiser showed great moral courage, but he was no politician: Irish Examiner (Dec 20)
Ryle Dwyer

He walks the streets to broker peace: Providence Journal
Edward Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, December 24

Last part of Northern Ireland devolution deal is in place – Woodward: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ruane row – SDLP man threatened: The News Letter

DUP 'must take stance' after Semtex discovery: The News Letter

Republicans must do what is right: Belfast Telegraph

Peace at last for the family who never gave up on IRA victim Danny: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Cruiser redrew political map to embrace pluralism: The Irish Times
Michael McDowell

Gaelscoil parents want to have their cake and eat it: The Irish Times
Sarah Carey

Calls for 'Fortress Northern Ireland': Fermanagh Herald

Crossing the Border to shop is opportunity to reach out: Irish Independent
Joseph Duffy

'Famine Song' stickers appear in Waterside: Derry Journal

O come all ye faithful – or not: The Irish Times
Shane Hegarty

Find has given families hope: Irish News

Bishop glad excavated remains to be reinterred: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Tuesday, December 23

Calls for dialogue after Semtex discovery: The News Letter

IRA victim laid to rest 27 years on: Irish Independent
David Young

Minister's praise for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands prompts complaints to police: Daily Mail
Dan Newling

The Cruiser's passing leaves Ireland poorer: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Conor Cruise O'Brien, 1917-2008: CounterPunch
Niall Meehan

Cruiser class: (Dec 19)
Mick Fealty

Will reporters put the boot into our MLAs at Stormont?: Belfast Telegraph
Pól Ó Muirí

Parity of esteem for €1 and £1 in Newry: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Forfas urges action on North-South price gap: The Irish Times
Charlie Taylor

Famine song link fury of ferry firm P&O: Glasgow Daily Record
Simon Houston

No rhyme or reason to shake up the Hokey Cokey: The Herald
Colette Douglas Home

Monday, December 22

Minister's praise for hunger striker Sands prompts complaint to police: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Belfast 'is Paris of the north': BBC

Giant who made a place for Unionism on map of Ireland: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Britain 'should prepare exit strategy from Northern Ireland': ReligiousIntelligence.Com (Dec 16)
Marcus Papadopoulos

A new Lá will dawn: Belfast Media (Dec 19)

Catholic institute of theology may be established at Trinity: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

'Euro tourists' crossing border: BBC
Mark Simpson

Catholic leaders say Hokey Cokey is 'faith hate': The Scotsman
Jamie Beatson

Sunday, December 21

Gardai's Semtex haul throws doubt on IRA's arms pledge: The Sunday Times
John Mooney

Hunt launched after bomb alert: The News Letter

Maze escaper to appeal US order to return home: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

SDLP is failing to act to prevent its demise: Irish News
Patrick Murphy

Police investigating possible RIRA link to tiger kidnapping: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Conor Cruise O'Brien – farewell to Ireland's restless conscience: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

The Cruiser – important figure, but was he good?: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

He broke the spell – and helped save the souls of all on this island: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Cruiser – a left-winger with the right northern idea: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

Polemicist of his day: The Irish Times (Dec 20)

Labour MPs back separation of state and Church of England: Sunday Telegraph
Melissa Kite

IRA Historian – Today's Terrorists Are 'Amateurs' – and Still Deadly: (Dec 11)
David Hambling

Saturday, December 20

SDLP 'not part of DUP team': The News Letter

MLA praises Minister on Irish language move: Belfast Media

Brothers admit role in 'UDA chief' murder: The News Letter

Home of DPP member attacked: The News Letter

SF man heads up Strabane DPP: Derry Journal

PSNI trying to recruit informers in Strabane – IRSP: Derry Journal

Derry 'dissident' trial collapses: BBC

Reconciliation will be at the heart of report says Eames: Belfast Media

Hunger striker praised by Ruane: The News Letter

IRA victim can be laid to rest, 27 years on: Irish Independent
Brian Hutton

Jim McGinn recalled at Clady bridge: Derry Journal

Unionist in tribute to 'great Irishman' O'Brien: The Herald
Steven McCaffery and Senan Hogan

O'Brien made people of Ireland reassess nationalism: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Cruise O'Brien: Cranky and wrong old man: Irish Voice/
Conn Corrigan

Friday, December 19

Orange Order to benefit from new laws: The News Letter

Preserving the heritage of the Loyal Orders: The News Letter
Peter Robinson

Time to write a new chapter in Pol Brennan's life: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Call for motorists to display flag for Ulster: The News Letter

Hysterical Amnesty Taser figures don't serve public: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Belfast children unite for Christmas service across religious interface: Belfast Telegraph

Detention of RIRA suspects: Irish News

'Derry Four' rally: Derry Journal

Men freed in Quinn murder inquiry: BBC

PM gets report on Omagh phone monitoring claim: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Firm behind DUP advice centre gets £57,000 of public money each year: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Top Tyrone GAA official accuses arts minister of 'broken record syndrome': Ulster Herald
Barry O'Donnell

'Apartheid' slur on Gaelscoileanna not based on facts: The Irish Times (Dec 18)
Muireann Ní Mhóráin

Parade 'shows troops did not die in vain': The News Letter

Obama Urged by Sinn Fein Leader Adams to Talk With U.S. Enemies:
Colm Heatley and Dara Doyle

Thursday, December 18

'Wrangle holding up release of EU funds': The News Letter

Devolved government is working: The News Letter (Dec 16)

Lack of openness suits north's two-party regime: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Haddock case is referred to original judge: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Watchdog fails to find out who made Omagh warning: Belfast Telegraph

Anderson welcomes Amnesty TASER report: Derry Journal

RIRA accused claim detention unlawful: Derry Journal

Army chief's hopes for future parades: The News Letter

Lundy parade – more changes: Coleraine Times
Milne Rowntree

Way cleared for Orange Hall claims: Belfast Telegraph

Out-of-court settlement in academics' Old Firm row: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Councillor blames fire on sectarianism: Belfast Telegraph

Catholic man to move after 'sectarian' attack: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Judge orders PSNI to release files: UTV Internet

Irish language newspaper to close: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 16)

La Nua a victim of 'dispensation of power-sharing' says former editor: Irish News

Irish border 'a barrier to crimebusting': Belfast Telegraph

Increase in proportion of Catholics in workforce says Equality Commission: Irish News

A Northern Ireland Town Is a Shoppers' Paradise: New York Times
Eamon Quinn

Shop till you drop folks, your country needs you: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Ulster struggles to cope with biggest unemployment rise since the Troubles: The Times
David Sharrock

Archbishop of Canterbury: Disestablishment would not be 'end of the world': Daily Telegraph
Martin Beckford

Wednesday, December 17

Why politicians jumped on the Eoghan bandwagon: Belfast Telegraph
Maurice Hayes

Bah Humbug at Stormont: Sunday Journal (Dec 14)
Mary Nelis

Protesters call for release of 'political prisoners': Derry Journal

Football for Peace programme launched in Donegal: Sunday Journal (Dec 14)

Defection rumours dismissed: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Man beaten in 'sectarian' attack: BBC

No Nelson inquiry quizzing: The News Letter

Not sharing Omagh GCHQ material 'would be affront': Irish News

Memoir recalls 1974 bombing: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey

Society cannot ignore legacy of past – Eames: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Paisley jnr to sue media over financial claims: Irish News

Local man wins libel court case: Belfast Media (Dec 11)

McAleese – Irish & US relations changing: RTE

Hillary's World: Irish Voice/ (Dec 3)

Buncrana Mayor's call – Scrap Sterling: Derry Journal

Border shops benefit from 'euro tourism' bargain boom: The News Letter

Efforts to solve school dispute over strict language policy: Irish Examiner
Niall Murray

Dido Blasted for 'IRA' Song: Irish Voice/ (Dec 10)

Banning order over Famine song: BBC

Why Eurocrats believe that No to EU treaty is the Irish for Yes: Sunday Telegraph (Dec 14)
Daniel Hannan

Tuesday, December 16

Morrison for Special Envoy?: Irish Voice/

President McAleese pays tribute to US role in Irish peace process: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Christmas cheer and gifts for our ministers: Irish News
Tom Kelly

A New Danger in the North: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Amnesty urges curb on use of Taser guns: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Nelson inquiry challenge dismissed: UTV Internet

Miami band treated like heroes at emotional gig: Belfast Telegraph

Orangeism is part of Irish tradition: Irish News
Roy Garland

Graffiti daubed on Orange Hall: Ulster Herald
Colm Bradley

Is Derry Mary the new Hanoi Jane? Shinner's rant is a sad lament.: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

We do not need to join a European superstate to cowardly live under the protection of its military: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Betrayal all around from the guardians of democracy: The Sunday Times (Dec 14)
Minette Marrin

Second chance to back Lisbon: Irish News

'One of best examples of cross-border co-operation' Dallat welcomes Malin Head decision: Derry Journal

Blair 'was secret Catholic while at No 10': The Independent
John Rentoul


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