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Thursday, December 31

Parades deal will save power-sharing in Northern Ireland, say unionists:
Henry McDonald

Dissidents foiled after massive bomb find at flyover: Irish Independent
Breda Heffernan and Tom Brady

Republican threat forces 20 police officers to move home:
Henry McDonald

Dissidents a growing threat to political process: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Northern Ireland – eerie echoes of the past: The Guardian

Cock-ups galore in awards show – all hail political winners and losers of the year (Dec 28): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Adams told two Chief Constables about abuse: Belfast Media
Roisin McManus

Minister denies meeting was linked to Robinson: The News Letter

Gay blogger expresses support for retiring MP: The News Letter

Why we must not forget Iris's intolerance of others: Belfast Telegraph
Owen Polley

McNarry also leaves race for Strangford Westminster seat: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Politicians condemn Derry shooting: UTV Internet

Bereaved brother 'can't sleep' after HET news: Belfast Media

'Memories of dark days never go away': The News Letter

Taoiseach pays tribute to the late Dermot Nally: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Irish Church deference becoming relic of a past era: BBC
Shane Harrison

MLA visits troubled region to help out with peace talks: Belfast Media

1979 State papers

British army review of IRA passed secretly to Irish official: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún & John Bew

Rumours of Jack Lynch's resignation a concern: The Irish Times
John Bew

Moves to counter British 'propaganda' on the North: Irish Independent
Chris Parkin

Haughey challenged early on to define his policy on Northern Ireland: The Irish Times
John Bowman

Judiciary 'too lenient' on Provos (Dec 30): Irish Independent

IRA prepared for 'long war' as conflict widened beyond Irish Sea: The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon

Links forged with Libya, despite IRA connection: Irish Examiner
Brian Hutton

Carter's staff did not take North 'seriously': The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Wednesday, December 30

DUP hunt for successor as Iris Robinson quits: Belfast Telegraph

Iris Robinson 'will find great relief' in talking openly of depression: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

An illness we still dare not speak of: Daily Telegraph
Clive Aslet

Iris and her family are deserving of our support: The News Letter

Iris's admission a courageous step: Belfast Telegraph

No peace for slain N. Ireland Catholic's kin (Dec 29): Washington Times
J. Malcolm Garcia

One thing is for sure – 2010 is not going to be the Year of the Tiger: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Public figures in tight spots should realise only truth will set them free: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Tributes as murder bid magistrate laid to rest: Belfast Telegraph

Counterfeiting – Notes on a scandal (Aug 24): The Independent
David Samuels

1979 State papers

Lord Mountbatten might have been saved but for failure of Irish police: The Times
Mary Bowers

Garda security criticised after IRA Mountbatten assassination: Irish Independent
Neil McCallum

Severe actions against IRA considered: The Irish Times
John Bew

Flood of hate mail for Irish PM after Mountbatten murder: Belfast Telegraph

Thatcher considered taking vote from Irish in UK: The Irish Times
John Bew

Lynch agreed to British plan for cross-Border overflights: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Jack Lynch believed decision by pope not to go to Armagh was a 'victory by Paisley': The Irish Times
Fiona Gartland

PM angry at Carter over RUC gun ban: Financial Times
Matthew Kennard

Tuesday, December 29

Loyalist terror group UDA to fully disarm before February: Belfast Telegraph

Warning for Sinn Fein over policing: The News Letter

Year of hope at Stormont ends with fear of collapse: BBC
Mark Devenport

DUP's Iris Robinson to withdraw from public life for health reasons: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Ulster MP quits over 'depression': The Scotsman
Deric Henderson

Northern Ireland MP who made anti-gay remarks to stand down:
Vikram Dodd

MP claimed she had 'no plans to retire': The News Letter

DUP stunned as Iris Robinson stands down: Belfast Telegraph

Reputation for hard work: The News Letter
Sam McBride

President wants Queen to visit in 2010: Irish Independent
Allison Bray

Elderly couple targeted in sectarian attack: UTV Internet

IRA murder bid magistrate, Tom Travers, dies: BBC

Wilson's sympathy for ill Dublin counterpart: The News Letter

Drastic steps needed to save native-spoken Irish: The Irish Times
Conchúr Ó Giollagáin and Brian Ó Curnáin

Energy revenue 'not enough to fund Scots independence': The Scotsman
David Maddox

Monday, December 28

Exposed – Gerry Adams' lies over brother's Sinn Féin role (Dec 27): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Gerry Adams did block brother, says SF: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Adams's brother could face new year extradition hearing: Irish Examiner
Scott Millar

Adams' family values strip him of all moral authority (Dec 27): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Adams will be undone by the gaps in his story (Dec 27): (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

Loyalist leader faces tough time from his own ranks: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Murray

Frozen by electoral fear: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Borderline case (Dec 17): Belfast Media

Never forget that the greatest friend for the terrorists is our complacency: Yorkshire Post
Patrick Mercer

Salmond may go to court over SNP absence from TV debate: The Herald
Brian Currie

If an independent Scotland kept the pound, it would have no say on interest rates – King (Dec 22): The Scotsman
Alastair Dalton

Sunday, December 27

Has peace in Northern Ireland moved a step closer this Christmas season?: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Adams must finish voyage round the sins of our fathers: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

The IRA's culture of silence extended to child abuse: The Observer
Nick Cohen

Year of hope at Stormont ends with fear of collapse: BBC
Mark Devenport

Troubles display highlights problem of contested past (Dec 24): The Irish Times
Fionnuala O'Connor

Hello, emergency services please? (Dec 23): Belfast Media

Government 'wastes' €1m on translations into Irish: Sunday Independent
Daniel McConnell

Peer wants to 'spread the light' (Dec 5): The News Letter

Saturday, December 26

DUP unable to shed 'angry and graceless politics': Londonderry Sentinel

Robinson must now deliver on Christmas message: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

As confidence in police dips, we find out what you think about the job they're doing: Belfast Media
Aisling Ni Chorra

It's all about victimhood (Dec21):
Jason Walsh

Liam Adams must be brought to book: Belfast Media

Bullets sent to victims' campaigner(Dec 23): The News Letter

Councillor 'baffled' by bullets found on Clady bridge: Strabane Chronicle
Conor Sharkey

Bitter row over pupil safety in Catholic schools (Dec 21): Irish Independent
John Walshe

Salmond under fire over stance on televised debates (Dec 23): The Herald
Torcuil Crichton

Friday, December 25

Peter Robinson speech raises Northern Ireland policing deal hopes (Dec 24): Belfast Telegraph

Adams' brother denies sex abuse charges: UTV Internet

Gerry's response to abuse claims shows how he trusts the police (Dec 22): Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to 'find Jesus' in new TV show (Dec 22): Irish Voice/
Donal Thornton

Ex-Provos 'very foolish' to join dissidents (Dec 9): Derry Journal

Shot Belfast man was convicted of Harry Holland attack: BBC

Racism 'overtaking' sectarianism: UTV Internet

Fresh hope for Presbyterian savers (Dec 22): UTV Internet

Up to 4.4% of groceries now bought in North (Dec 24): The Irish Times
Paul Cullen

How the name of a place can victimise all who hail from it (Dec 23): The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Thursday, December 24

Further decommissioning by UDA is not 'imminent': Londonderry Sentinel

Stormont ship already holed below waterline: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Missing warrant forces Irish police to let Liam Adams go: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Warrant for Liam Adams may take weeks to process: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Gerry Adams' brother Liam 'fears he won't get fair trial in North': Belfast Telegraph

Suspect signed into B&B under another name: Irish Independent

Police face criticism over Adams arrest delay: Belfast Telegraph

Revealed – The full chilling story of how Gerry Adams lied to protect his paedophile brother – and helped him work with children: Daily Mail
Andrew Malone and Vanessa Allen

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams stays strong: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

How the sins of the father came back to haunt Adams (Dec 22): Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

RAAD rubbish 'dual membership' claim (Dec 22): Derry Journal

Charity criticises victims payout: BBC

'We have disbanded criminal gang': Derry Journal

Hope is not lost for Disappeared: Newry Democrat
Brian Hyland

DUP are playing games with Market Yard funding claims SF's Leonard: Coleraine Times

DUP MPs have expenses claims reimbursed: The News Letter

Lower Falls revamp linked to Gaeltacht Quarter plan (Dec 17): Belfast Media

Canadian Orange lodge in recruitment drive: The News Letter

Call for Pope to visit Ireland and repent over abuse (Dec 23): Irish Examiner
Fiachra O Cionnaith

Rome's call – 'Come on over': Washington Post
George F. Will

Wednesday, December 23

McGimpsey not standing in Belfast: BBC

Gerry Adams's brother turns himself into police: The Times
David Sharrock

PSNI to seek European warrant for Liam Adams: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Surprise at no warrant for Adams: BBC

I got accused brother expelled – Adams: The News Letter

Adams' brother had lived in Buncrana: Derry Journal

Difficult questions remain for Gerry Adams: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

US authorities alerted to Nairac accused: UTV Internet

'Dual membership' between INLA and RAAD: Derry Journal

Ex-INLA man fears for his life: BBC

Blogger defiant over comments (Dec 17): Belfast Media

Doubt cast on Omagh bomb forensic witness: BBC

'PSNI officer escapes prosecution': The News Letter

Man appears in court over 1973 Alfredo Fusco murder: BBC

Take it down from the lamppost (Dec 17): Belfast Media

DUP releases revised MPs expenses: BBC

Poison of racism infects province: Belfast Telegraph

O'Dea apologises in court for defaming Sinn Fein councillor (Dec 22): Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Hundreds live in 'unsafe' flats built by ex-IRA hunger striker: Irish Independent
Louise Hogan

Tuesday, December 22

Gerry Adams – I could have done more to stop brother working with children: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams denies sexual abuse 'cover-up': Daily Mail
Alan Sherry & Vanessa Allen

Liam Adams employers hit out over vetting: BBC

Adams said RUC should not be used over abuse: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Adams offers to meet parents whose children met brother: Irish Examiner
Scott Millar

A black dog for Adams that will not go away: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Where does this leave Gerry Adams?:
Malachi O'Doherty

The secret shame at the heart of the Adams family: The Independent
David McKittrick

Adams' family horror now grist to murky political mill: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

The IRA boasted about shooting child abusers. How very odd that they ignored the vile crimes of Gerry Adams' father and brother: Daily Mail
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Robbo must jump before he's pushed: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Prisoners in Northern Ireland 'subjected to waterboarding by British army officers': Daily Telegraph
Andrew Hough

Long march to justice: Belfast Media

After 32 years on the run, man wanted over IRA murder of hero soldier is tracked down: The Sun
Bob Graham

QC's criticism of Bloody Sunday probe 'an insult': Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Birmingham pub bombings juror seeks book deal (Dec 20): Birmingham Sunday Mercury
Ben Goldby

Derry man claims informer approach with toys voucher (Dec 15): Derry Journal

Loyalist Jackie Mahood loses taxi firm compensation bid: BBC

SDLP man co-opted to Craigavon council: BBC

A final word from departing MLA: Belfast Media
Carmel Hanna

Will the Northern Bank robbers ever be caught?: BBC
Vincent Kearney

More than £6m of bank haul 'still in circulation': The News Letter

Monday, December 21

Adams reveals family history of abuse: RTE

Gerry Adams reveals his father abused children: The Times
David Sharrock

Pressure mounts on Gerry Adams' runaway brother to hand himself in: Belfast Telegraph

Rare glimpse into private side of Gerry Adams: BBC
Mark Simpson

Exclusive – Adams' paedophile brother was youth worker in Dundalk (Dec 20): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Adams appeals for privacy after sexual abuse statement: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Executive agrees cuts for the next Stormont budget: Belfast Telegraph

Independent eye on new probe into killer UVF gang urged: Belfast Telegraph

The Saville report – late, costly – and unnecessary, too?: The Guardian
Marcel Berlins

Man on terrorism articles charge: BBC

Crime beats crunch with new gang lord generation (Dec 20): Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Separating religions and schools is not democratic: The Irish Times
John Murray

Sunday, December 20

Catholics to battle each other in historic Belfast election: The Observer
Henry McDonald

DUP and Sinn Fein want bribes, not war: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Maghaberry governor 'forced out by prison officers': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Gerry Adams facing police quiz over claims brother sexually abused his own daughter: Mail on Sunday

Group tackles selection stalemate (Dec 16): BBC

David Cameron would not support a GB football team: The Sunday Times
Stuart MacDonald

Republic's funding for Northern Ireland autism centre resumes (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph

Saturday, December 19

Election plan for parties to stand aside rejected: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Stormont is fiddling while policing is the burning issue (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Maghaberry dissident note 'planted' claim examined: BBC
Vincent Kearney

MacBride's night: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

PSNI pledge over Operation Ballast investigation: BBC

Decision-makers must have 'taken leave of their senses': Belfast Media
Francesca Ryan and Aine McEntee

Adams knew of sex abuse allegations against his brother for over 20 years: Irish Examiner
Scott Millar

Sinn Fein leader gives statement to police: Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth

Further allegations against Harbinson : UTV Internet

North minister in investment push: Irish Echo

Imposing stage where tragedies of the Troubles were judged: The Irish Times
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

State-funded schools must be separate from religions (Dec 17): The Irish Times
Ronan McCrea

Catholics entitled to their schools: The Irish Times
Leo O'Reilly

Celibacy is the root of abuse troubles: (from the Sunday Times, Dec 13)
Liam Clarke

After abuse scandals, it's time for a clearout of Ireland's Church (Dec 18): The Times
David Sharrock

Church Going (Nov 28): The Times

Hearts v Celtic – Aiden McGeady determined to have his say on the pitch amid the hail of abuse at Tynecastle: The Herald
Hugh MacDonald

Friday, December 18

Cowen and Brown confident over transfer of justice powers: The Irish Times
Harry McGee & Gerry Moriarty

PM and Taoiseach step up pressure over policing: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

PM warns on justice cash deal: The News Letter

Northern Ireland is like a crocodile at the door; no one wants to deal with its excrement: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Dissidents plan honey traps in bid to kill troops: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Woodward vows action against dissident threat: The News Letter

Bail bid by Carroll suspect is rejected: Belfast Telegraph

Officer relocated after Carroll murder: UTV Internet

Martin McAleese fails in plan to deliver UDA guns: BBC
Vincent Kearney

McGuinness and UDA talks 'still to be confirmed': The News Letter

McCord – British government colluded with terrorist organisations and should apologise: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

'Rejection' of Eames Bradley is welcomed: The News Letter

PSNI slams ex-officer accused of tipping off Hamill suspect: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Inquiry into Hamill killing concludes public hearings: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Tribute paid to Hamill relatives: Belfast Telegraph

Saville expense 'amazing': Londonderry Sentinel

Police take over Operation Ballast: UTV Internet

SDLP criticises Operation Ballast transfer: BBC

Extra Christmas cash for Troubles victims: UTV Internet

DUP refuses expenses clarity: BBC

Ruane bids to end schools priority for Northern children: Belfast Telegraph
Kathryn Torney

Translating documents into Irish costs €3,000 a week: Irish Independent
John Walshe

Why it's time for Ulster Scots to cut oot waste?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

O'Keeffe seeks wealth status of Protestants in grants row: Irish Independent
Katherine Donnelly

Pope 'won't stay at Buckingham Palace during UK visit': Daily Telegraph
Andrew Hough

Pope won't visit Ireland during stay in Britain: Irish Independent
Ruth Gledhill

Thursday, December 17

UDA decommissioning speculation mounts: Londonderry Sentinel

UDA pulls out of meeting with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness at eleventh hour: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Talks that reveal the war has melted away: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Ex-CIA official – N. Ireland peace targeted: CNN
Tom Evans

Woodward issues protection pledge: UTV Internet

British and Irish governments 'hopeful despite policing powers impasse': Belfast Telegraph

'Put Executive out of its misery' says Allister: The News Letter

A ministerial view: Irish Echo
Peter McDermott

Public confidence in PSNI 'heading the wrong way': The News Letter

Woodward reappoints parades body: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

How Alliance could catch the tide of floating voters: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Two-thirds in NI say closure needed on Troubles legacy: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

90% of Northern Ireland people can't recall any Eames/Bradley proposals on Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Harm must be repaired if North is to move on: The Irish Times
Patricia MacBride

Man sent back to jail for 'planning dissident attacks': Belfast Telegraph

Republican Brian Arthurs challenges trial without jury: BBC

Sandhu's legal appeal is branded 'hopeless': Londonderry Sentinel

Frosty reception for Irish Great War project: Ballymena Times

McAllister will walk as aide to Ray Kelly: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Fears over Protestant schools cuts: UTV Internet

Dodds in bid to force Lisbon Treaty referendum: Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday, December 16

Govts vow to resolve Sinn Féin-DUP row: RTE

Body language of McGuinness and Robinson 'revealing': BBC

The problem with pacts (Dec 14): The News Letter
Alex Kane

Unionist confidence needs to be won: The News Letter

Church leaders urge NI parties to work together: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

UDA may decommission more weapons over Christmas: BBC

Bail refused for English murder accused: UTV Internet

UVF man named in Quinn murder dies: Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

Police warn of dissident firebomb blitz threat: Belfast Telegraph
Rachel Quigley

Kelly can't rule out dissidents behind hoax: Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

RAAD admit Creggan shootings: Derry Journal

'Worrying attitudes' to shootings – Durkan: Derry Journal

McGlone sole SDLP deputy candidate: UTV Internet

Independent Appeal – Meeting with the enemy: The Independent
David McKittrick

Former RUC chief rejects charge over Hamill inquiry: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

No consensus reached on moving on from NI Troubles: BBC
Stephen Walker

NI has enough legacy bodies, says Commons: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Report mustn't be totally dismissed: Belfast Telegraph

Army Killers 'Psychotic': Belfast Media
Áine McEntee

Report hits out at vulnerable prisoners' regime: BBC

Ulster-Scots body under fire on rent: The News Letter

It's Christmas, so time for a poppy story: Belfast Media

Drive bans to be recognised both sides of border: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera


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