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Friday, December 31

Elliot 'backed' over gay comments: Belfast Telegraph

Finucane protest at MI5 headquarters: Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

Bloody Sunday march a 'thank you' to Derry: BBC

North victims remembered in mural: Belfast Media
Grainne McWilliams

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern announces retirement from politics: Daily Telegraph

Bertie Ahern quits and leaves a divided legacy---Celtic Tiger collapse and North peace: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Peace and pain, Ahern's is a legacy of ambivalence: Irish Independent
Áine Kerr

A final farewell to political stage: Irish Independent

Murphy must go now, says Allister: The News Letter

North's long struggle for peace spurs on Suu Kyi: Irish Independent
Áine Kerr

Haughey vowed 'crusade to end violence': The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

State papers – 1980: Taoiseach praised for action on IRA threat: Irish Independent
Ed Carty

Cabinet Papers – DUP trio in devolution talks: The News Letter

'We might say to the UK it should withdraw': The Irish Times
John Bowman

Haughey warned Thatcher H-Block deaths would have 'emotional impact': The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Officials predicted hunger strike by republicans would be a non-event: Belfast Telegraph

Adams starved hunger strikers of the truth: Belfast Telegraph
Richard O'Rawe

IRA leaders 'deeply disliked' 1980 hunger strike: The Irish Times
John Bew

UDA prisoners 'did not intend to starve to death': The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Priest and ambassador in row over Birmingham Six: Irish Independent
Ed Carty

Resistance on Capitol Hill to sale of arms to RUC: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Ireland's pull on America's politicians: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

File on Adams 1974 escape bid: BBC

Thursday, December 30

Investigation fails to resolve mystery about death of notorious UDA man: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Government looks for ways to deal with the past: BBC
Mark Devenport

New Orange leader set to be elected: The News Letter

NIO files – Dirty protests, violence and the 'teapot summit': BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Papers show mutual Dublin-London suspicion: RTE

Attempts by British government to restore devolution end in failure: The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon

State papers – 1980 – Thatcher 'would not stand in the way of Irish unification': Irish Independent
Brian Hutton

Release shows scope of Haughey efforts to gain progress on North: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Reagan's victory sparked fears of North policy shift: Irish Independent
Chris Parkin

Pope told bishops to seek end to hunger strike: The Irish Times
John Bew & Deaglán de Bréadún

National Archives – Britain lobbied pope to intervene in IRA hunger strike: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Haughey backed British stance on hunger strikers, Thatcher claimed: The Irish Times
John Bew

A united stand: Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday, December 29

Government stands by IRA heist claim: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Ritchie warns voters over Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph

McGuinness – Robinson bond 'stronger': Irish Examiner
Mary Regan

2010 – when Northern Ireland's politics became personal: BBC
Mark Devenport

Wintry backdrop for Drumcree protest: The News Letter

Laying the foundations for a more peaceful way of life: Belfast Telegraph
Denis Rooney

Victims oppose Euro funding for Maze site: The News Letter

Former DUP councillor Charlie Tosh switches to the UUP: Belfast Telegraph

Just a lot of silly bloggers?: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Tributes paid to civil rights hero: Belfast Telegraph

Tributes to human rights lawyer Kevin Boyle: The Irish Times
Carol Coulter

Visit by queen is on the cards for next year: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Orange Order tests council's parades policy: The Herald
Gerry Braiden

Tuesday, December 28

Ireland – UDA questions police effectiveness as loyalists get restless:
Henry McDonald

UVF plans to end paramilitary activity, says loyalist secret intermediary:
Henry McDonald

NI 2010 review – dissidents republicans pile on pressure: BBC

Family's gun attack horror: Belfast Telegraph

Pope's letter disappointed faithful, says bishop: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Scotland says Yes – how devolution battle was won: The Scotsman
Andrew Whitaker

Monday, December 27

Quiet achievement of 'normal politics': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

The odd couple may still surprise us all (Dec 26): (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

Warning over risk to bill of rights: Belfast Telegraph

Unlike Britain, we don't have an official honours system here – just a cute hoor/jobs for the boys kind (Dec 26): Sunday Tribune
Conor McMorrow

Slaves of debt, will you vote to endure your pain? (Dec 26): Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Fresh calls for anti-Catholic Act to be axed: The Herald
Michael Settle

Sunday, December 26

Family in search of justice 37 years after bombing: Scotland on Sunday
Shane de Barra

'Historic' vote on education (Nov 25): The News Letter

Goodwill and hard work can truly transform our schools: Belfast Telegraph
Errol Lemon

Londonderry Orangemen murdered during the Troubles: Londonderry Sentinel
Eamon Sweeney

The Voice of Many Men: (from Fortnight Magazine)
Anne Devlin

A little off colour (Dec 21): Belfast Telegraph

Religion still has role to play in politics, says Bruton (Nov 24): The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Storm over Pope's Thought for the Day as scores of listeners complain to the BBC: Daily Mail

Saturday, December 25

Attack fuels fears of dissident upsurge: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Robinson delivers Christmas message: BBC

Just 38% of BBC recruits are Protestant: Londonderry Sentinel

How to make Derry a better City of Culture: (from Fortnight Magazine)
Robbie McVeigh

Olympic no-go for Northern Ireland footballers: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Beacom

Welsh policy to be tested after IFA soften Olympic stance: Western Mail
Phil Blanche

Friday, December 24

Campbell presses PM on dissidents: Londonderry Sentinel

Northern Ireland policeman and family forced out of home after grenade found:
Henry McDonald

'Crude but viable' device found as north Belfast security alert ends: BBC

No confirmation or denial from police that stations are used for covert operations: Londonderry Sentinel
Eamon Sweeney

NI policing budget to be cut by £260m over four years: BBC

'I'm going nowhere': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Phone 'links accused to bomb': Belfast Telegraph

Recovering the Truth by Libelling the Dead?: (from Fortnight Magazine)
Adrian Guelke

Neal is our choice: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Sadness at death of BBC man who advocated mixed schools in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Major coup for BBC as Pope gives Christmas address: The Herald
Martin Williams

Using Montenegro as independence model says it all, Iain Gray tells Alex Salmond: The Scotsman
Andrew Whitaker

Friday, December 23

Matt Baggott – I'm not quitting job of Chief Constable: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

UVF behind poster campaign – McCord: The News Letter
Alan Preston

Platform – NI Conservatives are "here to stay": The News Letter
Tim Lewis

Blunt new leaders for Labour and the UUP: (from Fortnight Magazine)
Malachi O'Doherty

'Grenade' outside policeman's home: Belfast Telegraph

Bollards to protect Londonderry police station: BBC

Terrorism charge dropped: The Irish Times
George Jackson

The hidden cost of giveaways is too high: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

Minister reveals progress in PMS resolution: The News Letter
Arlene Foster

UEFA not informed of Head Ref's blatant sectarianism: Irish Post

Irish nationalism about as radical as Islam (Nov 27): Belfast Telegraph
Julie Burchill

Talking to terrorists (Dec 21): Baltimore Sun
Mitchell B. Reiss

Wednesday, December 22

Fresh demand for Pat Finucane files at MI5 base protest: Belfast Telegraph
Anne Madden

Wikileaks revelations 'significant': Belfast Media
Kieran Hughes

Snow prevents 'Slab' Murphy from attending court:

Former RUC officer to be charged in Hamill case: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Palm print links man to 1973 murder: UTV Internet

Derry man on new Parades Commission: Derry Journal

Awards for politicians in 'tricky year': UTV Internet

Slasher budget is just a stunt (Dec 20): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

The devil we know: (from Fortnight Magazine)
Peter Osborne

Controversial £1bn NIE sale is almost completed: Belfast Telegraph
Heather McGarrigle

ESB deal for North's networks completed: The Irish Times
Barry O'Halloran

Electricity deal creates a warm feeling all over: Belfast Telegraph

Townland names do matter (Dec 15): The News Letter

Plan could treble number speaking Irish, says Cowen: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Speaking Irish – A language in jeopardy: Irish Examiner

Tuesday, December 21

Northern Secretary appoints new Parades Commission: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

DUP's Dodds rated one of top MEPs: The News Letter

Sammy's forgotten where priorities lie in his Budget: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Judgement reserved in Fusco case: BBC

Accused in 1973 Alfredo Fusco murder trial to hear fate in new year: Belfast Telegraph

North's draft budget raises fears over growth (Dec 19): Sunday Business Post
Peter Geoghegan

North-South cuts: (from Fortnight Magazine)

Belfast bonfire hit-and-run accused feared for his life: BBC

IRA not only benefited from the Republic's property boom, they helped to create it: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Moloney

TG4 to be broadcast on freeview: BBC

Corporation tax 'could transfer': Belfast Telegraph

WikiLeaks reveals the diplomatic steel at the core of Bertie (Dec 19): Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Monday, December 20

Growing calls for a Stormont opposition: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Hoping something turns up is not enough (Dec 19): (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

Balanced budget has silenced the cynics: The News Letter
Sammy Wilson

Sinn Fein has set its face against austerity in South but backed a tough budget across Border: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

We need detail on budget cuts (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph

Political Review 2010 – End of another wasted year: The News Letter
Graham Gudgin

Brian Kennaway appointed to Parades Commission: BBC

Unionist Colin McCusker takes his drum to the streets: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Arrest over Rasharkin sectarian assault: UTV Internet

Tell us the truth about Pat Finucane:
Beatrix Campbell

It's a Sinn Féin surge as Gilmore Gale blows out (Dec 19): Sunday Tribune
Conor McMorrow

IRA's robbery charade is insult to our intellect (Dec 19): Sunday Independent
Celia Larkin

Gerry Adams is an incorrigible, can't-help-himself liar. Ask yourself, is this what you want? (Dec 19): Sunday Tribune
Diarmuid Doyle

Shinnernomics is nothing but empty rhetoric (Dec 19): Sunday Independent
Willie O'Dea

SFA bosses are linked to 'even worse' e-mail than Pope slur: The Scotsman
Tristan Stewart-Robertson

To have a sporting chance, we need a whole new ball game (Dec 1): The Herald
Harry Reid

Sunday, December 19

UUP man defects to DUP: The News Letter

I'd like to believe in you, but the voices of the dead speak too loudly: Sunday Independent
Eamon Keane

Vintage year for Peter and Gerry, the comeback kids: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Donnelly

Ritchie reaches out to Unionists (Dec 16): (from the News Letter)
Liam Clarke

Bomb alert causes Newry disruption: UTV Internet

The rights of victims a priority: The News Letter

Priest slams 'senseless and cruel' IRA murder: The News Letter

Search on for memories of life in Rossville Flats (Dec 11): BBC

Europe may fast track PMS bailout approval: The News Letter

Fianna Fail should form a pact with Fine Gael to shoot down SF rocket: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Northern Ireland business leaders praise for budget (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph

Con job that is the 'bailout' has opened the door to Sinn Fein: Sunday Independent
Aengus Fanning

Ian Paisley's Spitting Image puppet sells for £1,080 (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Poole

Saturday, December 18

Things get Wikid – Ahern and Adams in war of words over Northern Bank raid: Dundalk Democrat
James Rogers

Sinn Fein's bid for power – with ballot box in one hand, RTE microphone in the other: Evening Herald
Andrew Lynch

British seek once again to blacken Rep. Peter King -- his role in Irish peace process never forgiven: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Political review 2010 – Energetic Paterson is making the running: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Time for loyalists to take a stand: Belfast Media

No evidence from Fusco accused: UTV Internet

Loyalist councillor reluctantly testifies at 1973 sectarian murder trial: Belfast Telegraph

Funeral of young 'disappeared' man takes place, 37 years after killing: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

PMS rescue plans pass another hurdle (Dec 16): The News Letter

How real government made its belated bow: Belfast Telegraph
Mike Smyth

The budget is not all depression (Dec 16): The News Letter

NI jails failing despite having more staff than inmates (Dec 14): BBC

Jails need reform from top to bottom (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Tries to Recapture the Glory of 1999 in Heineken Cup Rugby: New York Times
Huw Richards

O'Loan appointed NUI Maynooth chairman: RTE

Why Prince Charles is too dangerous to be king – Max Hastings tells why this increasingly eccentric royal could imperil the monarchy: Daily Mail
Max Hastings

Britain is changing and the monarchy must change with it: Daily Telegraph
Mary Riddell

Friday, December 17

Adams claims now is time for 'genuine republican politics': Irish Examiner
Claire O'Sullivan

SF's Adams recalls fond DUP memories: UTV Internet

Sinn Fein unprepared for sudden Irish Republic poll success: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Adams expects Northern Bank raid debate to be held against him in election: Dundalk Democrat

IRA is old news in US but Finucane is a current affair: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

'Many' acts of terrorism stopped: Impartial Reporter
Chris Donegan

Man charged over police bomb attack: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP finalises Foyle candidates for Assembly election: BBC

Political Review 2010 – Are there grounds for a new united unionism?: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Since when did Santa wave a tricolour? (Dec 15): Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Oregon Professor offers all sides course (Nov 22): (from the Irish Echo)
Peter Kelly

Hopes are high of US lifeline for IFI: Irish Echo

Tommy Kirkham to appear at Alfredo Fusco murder trial: BBC

Rosemary Nelson and Robert Hamill probe files will be held up for months: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Funeral of Peter Wilson to take place: RTE

New face of hope on peace wall: The News Letter

Finance department security contractor 'lapse' probe: BBC
Conor Spackman

Inquiry to be held into child abuse in Northern Ireland institutions:

Taoiseach says election only poll that counts as FG and SF welcome gains: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún, Harry McGee and Éanna Ó Caollaí

Callinan is first ever Dub to take Garda chief post (Dec 15): Evening Herald
Cormac Byrne

Thursday, December 16

DUP denies WikiLeaks talks claim: The News Letter

Reiss casts light on cable leaks: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Political Review 2010 – Year of the great survivor: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Three NI men jailed for IRA membership: BBC

BBC defends record after recruitment call: The News Letter

Victims' memorial is attacked two weeks after being erected (Dec 9): Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

N Ireland budget set for approval: Financial Times
David Gordon

Wilson proposals welcomed as proof of five-party Executive co-operation: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness defends spending cuts: Belfast Telegraph

Paterson welcomes draft budget: Belfast Telegraph

Budget blues: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Does the Northern Ireland draft budget stand up?: BBC
Kevin Magee

New Budget seems tough but balanced: Belfast Telegraph

Why politicians need to be honest: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

Fianna Fáil plunges to record low level of support in latest poll: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Fine Gael and Sinn Fein support up: Belfast Telegraph

Fianna Fáil facing meltdown: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Ireland needs an honest man at the helm -- they may have found it in Enda Kenny: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Why we need to apply the brakes to £400m road plan: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Ireland loan won't add to UK deficit, says Osborne: Daily Telegraph


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