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Monday, December 31

Loyalist flag protesters to target Oireachtas tricolour in Dublin: Belfast Telegraph

Stay away, protesters tell BNP: The News Letter

Ex-Coronation Street's Charlie Lawson told to remove Union flag: Belfast Telegraph

Fly the flag! I'll know to send a card to Camilla (Dec 11): Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

'Old assumptions should now be laid to rest': Newtownabbey Times

Robinson plan similar to that of Molyneaux: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Preaching transparency – for all but themselves (Dec 28): Irish Independent
Fiach Kelly

McGuinness formally resigns as MP: UTV

Assassination attempt on Belfast policeman foiled as live bomb is found attached underneath car outside his home: Daily Mail
Sara Malm

PSNI officer discovers bomb under car: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Bomb under policeman's car – PSNI blame dissident republicans: BBC

Justice Minister Ford slams booby trap attack on police officer: Belfast Telegraph

Security alert at Tandragee police station: BBC

'Suspect object' found at police station: UTV

Derry-Londonderry plans spectacular start to UK City of Culture year: BBC
Michael O'Donnell

Call to release files on 1972 'loyalist' bombing that killed two teenagers: Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

Democracy in danger of being another casualty of recession (Dec 30): Sunday Independent
Elaine Byrne

Embracing the Ireland we don't fully understand (Dec 27): The Irish Times
Paul Murray

Silent majority need to rise up and cleanse game of its poison: Scottish Daily Record
Keith Jackson

UK Independence Party support hits all-time high of 15% as anti-EU sentiment among voters increases (Dec 30): Daily Mail
Sean O'Hare

1982 State papers

DUP warned Thatcher over hunger strike deal: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

British wanted strikers to 'capitulate': The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Divisions on Falklands put a huge strain on ties with Britain: The Irish Times
John Bew

Warning of long-term damage to Anglo-Irish relations over Falklands: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Thatcher in full Boadicea mode killed forever the feminist doctrine that women are always pacifists: Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

Sunday, December 30

Flag protest at Belfast City Hall: UTV

Let's make sure they do go away (Dec 27): Belfast Telegraph

Men who cast long shadows through history (Dec 29): Belfast Telegraph
Ed Moloney

Everyone must recognise that violence is futile: The News Letter
Kenny Donaldson

Derry's Mayor hosts Day of Reflection: Derry Journal

Ex-Irish Minister pledges to attend Carroll killers' appeal: Lurgan Mail

Deadly silence puts Sinn Fein on the spot: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Ellis admits he has regrets over IRA past as FG demand probe: Evening Herald
Niall O'Connor

Explosive links to a past Ellis cannot escape: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

SF rakes in over $400k in American donations: Evening Herald
Niall O'Connor

40th anniversary of shooting: Derry Journal

No army recruitment posters declined (Dec 27): Londonderry Sentinel

Fair play to our proud young citizens of the world: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

1982 State papers

Divided UUP bemoaned its 'inadequate' leader: The News Letter
Sam McBride

FitzGerald advised to take 'effective and tougher action' against terrorists (Dec 28): The Irish Times
John Bowman

Red faces as royal birth 'snubbed' by President (Dec 28): Irish Independent
Fergus Black and Ralph Riegel

RTE admits to 'massive' error during war: Irish Independent

Haughey seen as using neutrality 'as a cloak to an anti-British attitude' (Dec 28): The Irish Times
John Bew

Haughey's Brit bashing on Falklands cost us dear: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

Saturday, December 29

SF denies British claims from 1982 linking Ellis to 50 murders: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

TD Dessie Ellis calls death involvement claim 'typical of the Brits': The Sun
Michael Doyle

Ellis pressured to make Dail statement over claims he has links to 50 murders: Irish Independent
Fiach Kelly and Cormac McQuinn

Irony of rebuke seems lost on proud supporter of shadowy organisation: Irish Independent
Fiach Kelly

Lanterns carry flame for Ulster flag protest: The News Letter

DUP Mayor praised for leadership by attending GAA function: Portadown Times

What the latest census tells us about the people of Fermanagh: Impartial Reporter

All sides showing disrespect for victims of a very recent conflict: Irish Independent
Susan McKay

Hundreds attend O'Donnell commemoration: Derry Journal

Cycle in memory of Ronan Kerr raises almost £8,000: Impartial Reporter

Ahern quit peace charity role after report said he lied: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Hillary the terminator and other predictions for 2013: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Joe Kennedy III joins Irish lobby on Capitol Hill (Dec 26): Irish Voice/
James O'Shea

Whisper it, but Fine Gael is the new Fianna Fáil: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Irish presidency of EU will be good for Scotland: The Scotsman
Alex Orr

Too many contracts going to Irish firms, claims business chief (Dec 28): The Scotsman
Alistair Munro

Celtic supporter banned from attending away matches following IRA chant charges: Scottish Daily Record
James Moncur

Yes-No rivals to step up debate in 2013: The Herald
Marcus Gardham

1982 State papers

NI security forces 'replaced law and order with war', Hume told Prior: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Hume showed 'no affection' for Haughey and preferred O'Malley (Dec 28): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Debate on status of 'treasonous' republican paper: Irish Examiner
Noel Baker

Paisley wanted 'IRA nests' targeted: Irish Examiner
Noel Baker

Murray was accused of sectarianism: Belfast Telegraph

Duke rebuked after visit to Maze: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Turbulent year for Anglo-Irish relations: The Irish Times
John Bowman

Iron Lady's stance fuelled the violence: Belfast Telegraph

Fifty officials grilled on Robinson leak: The News Letter

UK campaigned against US pro-IRA feeling: Irish Independent

Reagan and the about-turn in Irish diplomatic circles (Dec 28): Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Debt crisis was far simpler but politics were more complicated: Irish Independent
Brendan Keenan

Friday, December 28

Flag protest loyalists in vow to step up activity: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Flag protesters planning to hold a "People's Forum": The News Letter
Rebecca Black

No plan to alter flag regulations as renewed protests loom: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

BNP warned to stay away from Belfast flag protests: The News Letter
Rebecca Black

Flags protest 'miss the point' – McCann: Londonderry Sentinel

Loyalists can help solve flags row by taking it off the streets: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

SF slams McCusker for 'sectarian gauntlet' comment: Lurgan Mail

Unionist attempt over Drumcree fails at council: Portadown Times

Republican terror gang aims to kill more in each attack: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Second suspect accused of being an IRA member: Lurgan Mail

Celtic fan accused of singing pro-IRA songs at Dundee match is banned from away games: The Scotsman

Celtic vow to identify fans for drunken behaviour at Boxing Day game against Dundee: Scottish Daily Record
Craig McDonald

1982 State papers

The Sinn Fein TD who is linked to 50 murders: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

Hunger striker and member of party's old guard: Irish Independent
Fiach Kelly

'Hanoi Jane' sent prisoner plea to Thatcher: Irish Independent
Adrian Rutherford

Hunger strikes 'could have spread': Belfast Telegraph

Tory MP asked for hunger strike prison ship: The News Letter

Paramilitary prison ship planned: Belfast Telegraph

British government had several strategies to end 1981 hunger strike: BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Plan to brain wash IRA hunger strikers revealed in archive papers: Belfast Telegraph

Nationalist concessions were considered, archives reveal: The News Letter

Fraught relations during difficult period marked by 'perceptible embitterment': The Irish Times
John Bowman

Major rift in relations after British sank 'Belgrano': The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Guinness nearly ditched Irish links over IRA: Irish Examiner
Ed Carty

Government feared an all-out British boycott of Irish goods: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

President in a quandary on the birth of William: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Thursday, December 27

Dissidents determined to launch 'spectacular' attacks: Irish Independent

Mission creep in dissidents (Dec 8): Londonderry Sentinel

Flags row led to arson attack on our church, claims priest: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Flag protests set to continue: The News Letter

Loyalists to continue demonstrations at Alliance MP's office: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Flag protests made Christmas a disaster, complain traders: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Cross-border car ferry could bring €10m boost: Irish Independent

'Our time, our place on Narrow Water Bridge' – Rogers (Dec 7): Newry Times
Paul Malone

Derry hopes for boost from City of Culture tag: The Scotsman
Lesley-Anne McKeown

Decade of centenaries must respect all factions: The Irish Times
John Green

Scottish independence – Put off debate until 2014, urges business leader: The Scotsman
Andrew Whitaker

Solo bid to live on Rockall passes survival test (Dec 10):
Severin Carrell

Wednesday, December 26

Unionist Forum could be first step to shared vision: Belfast Telegraph
Seamus McAleavey

What if the Crisis Goes on Forever? And that Irish Question. What was it Again? (Dec 6): Daily Mail
Peter Hitchens

This year's Cock-Up Cups runneth over – North parties sweep boards (Dec 24): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Orange Order grand master Edward Stevenson re-elected (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph

'Narrow Water Bridge needs continuing support' – McKevitt (Dec 9): Newry Times
Paul Malone

Hillary will always be a winner here (Dec 7): Irish Independent

Counting heads (Dec 12): The Irish Times

Kenny vows to back abolition of Seanad in referendum next year: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

SNP has changed its tune over EU, claim opponents (Dec 8): The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Tuesday, December 25

Mass meeting planned for new year on flag issue: The News Letter

Loyalists in borough demand flying of flag: Ballymoney Times

A ghost returns to haunt us wrapped in Union flag: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

We must not flag in our efforts to end this dispute: Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

Councillors in war of words over use of Council Chamber: Coleraine Times

Widow condemns theft of husband's memorial: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Case dropped against ex-referee accused of posting 'sectarian' messages online after Old Firm match (Dec 13): Scottish Daily Record

Monday, December 24

McIlroy – I don't want to be tied to one flag or one allegiance: Irish Examiner
Lynne Kelleher

Two charged after Londonderry assault: The News Letter

Fife Council denies giving go-ahead for Kirkcaldy loyalist protest: Fife Courier & Advertiser
Aileen Robertson

Belfast flag violence – Paramilitaries can end mayhem (Dec 10): Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Stormont being plunged into devolution crisis (Dec 18): The News Letter
David McNarry

Prayers for peace must be answered (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph

Suspicious fire at Catholic church in Whitehead: BBC

Plea for children to rename playground (Dec 22): The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Complaint will be launched against 'IRA playpark' name (Dec 22): The News Letter
William Irwin

'Attacks on Ballymartin GAC unacceptable' – Ruane (Dec 11): Newry Times
Paul Malone

Irish recruits join British Army in record numbers: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

200,000 have migrated to North (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Pamela Duncan

Frontline journalists need law's help, not hindrance (Dec 21): Belfast Telegraph
Paul Connolly

British flags for queen's visit cost State almost €500: The Irish Times
Pamela Duncan

Britain can't hide from the truth of torture in its name (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

A concert of Labour Party lessons, but minus carols (Dec 23): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Scottish Independence and Europe – Who does this Barroso guy think he is? (Dec 11): The Spectator
Alex Massie

Sunday, December 23

Protest App creator 'overwhelmed' by its success: The News Letter
Aine Fox

Violence condemned: Portadown Times

Review of flag policy is a 'knee jerk reaction': Ulster Star

There's only three rioting days left 'til Christmas (Dec 22): Irish Independent

Leave behind divisions of the past (Dec 17): The News Letter

Peace certainly comes dropping slowly for us (Dec 12): Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Community spirit (Dec 20): Belfast Telegraph

The 'murder and mayhem' squad – Shocking new revelations by former undercover soldier who carried out 'shoot first, ask questions later' attacks on IRA terrorists for the British Army: Daily Mail
Mark Nicol

How has collusion been defined? (Dec 14): BBC

Labour can match Tories at hiding dirty Troubles linen: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

'It never leaves you and never will' (Dec 11): Derry Journal

Criminal gangs target Real IRA over Kelly killing: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Two bailed in PSNI attempted murder investigation: RTE

IRA killer to stay in prison as Secretary of State wins appeal: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Council backs officials over 'IRA playground' (Dec 21): The News Letter

Parents want integrated schools, not more division (Dec 7): Belfast Telegraph
Noreen Campbell

Shared education key part of Area Planning (Dec 13): The News Letter
Adrian Johnston

Be brave next year and break for the Border (Dec 21): The Irish Times
Pól Ó Muirí

Genuine words from Hillary Clinton (Dec 8): The News Letter
Adrienne McGill

For once, parties can agree – Hillary's a class act (Dec 8): Irish Independent

UK is clamping down on Irish 'bankruptcy tourism' (Dec 22): The Irish Times
Barry O'Halloran

It wouldn't be Britain without the Church: Sunday Telegraph

Scotland should thank the English settlers: The Observer
Kevin McKenna

Ben Thomson – Carving out a new union (Dec 19): The Scotsman

Saturday, December 22

Union flag protests – Two petrol bombs thrown in Belfast: BBC

Flag demos in North pass off peacefully: Irish Independent
Chris Kilpatrick

Roadblocks cause disruption: Irish News

Three charged over PSNI riot pictures: UTV

Roads re-opened after Belfast flag protests: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne McKeown

The Union flag was absent from City Hall yesterday… and the Queen's own protocol experts say that's just how it should be (Dec 20): (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke & Adrian Rutherford

Leaders' statement a bland Christmas gift: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Our leaders hold seven-hour crisis talks on flags... and come up with not much: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionism must abandon tactics of past: The News Letter
Terry Wright

Stale tale of two cities – built in the same place (Dec 20): Belfast Telegraph
Glenn Patterson

Belfast humour shines through our darkest days (Dec 12): Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Kennedy's top official partner of DUP aide (Dec 7): The News Letter
Sam McBride

Catholics in the DUP! What next? (Nov 29): Impartial Reporter
Denzil McDaniel

'Put away your guns' – group's plea: Derry Journal

Peace initiative for Irish churches: The News Letter

Man hurt in 'paramilitary style' shooting: UTV

Cop raids bring death file to light: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Man jailed for having Crossmaglen PSNI station bomb: BBC

Judges to rule if trio will face fresh McIlveen trial: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Call for Libya to open IRA files: The News Letter

MP says Bloody Sunday murder inquiry is "misguided": BBC

Sunday murder team appointed: Derry Journal

Report reveals Loyalists carried out Derrylin murder: Leitrim Observer

Children's Commissioner 'must act over playpark row' (Dec 20): The News Letter

Human rights activist seeking release of UVF probe details (Dec 11): (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke

Talks needed to work out who will pay for G8 policing (Dec 18): Londonderry Sentinel

Officer 'saved by his body armour': The News Letter

British passport held by nearly 60% (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Pamela Duncan

Narrow Water bridge row erupts (Dec 11): The News Letter

Attwood denies bridge plans claims (Dec 11): Belfast Telegraph

Anti-terror police arrest Ayr man over Rangers podcast (Dec 15): The Scotsman

Scotland should not be wasting time on blaming the English any more: The Guardian
Deborah Orr

We Scots should be ashamed of anti-English bullying (Dec 20): Daily Telegraph
James MacMillan

Friday, December 21

North's leaders fail to agree on flags issue: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Flag talks adjourned until New Year: UTV

Political leaders' statement on flag dispute: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Crown body says flying Union flag 365 days a year is not British tradition: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke and Adrian Rutheford

Union flag demonstrations to target Scottish Parliament: The Herald
Gerry Braiden

Ulster's drivers urged to join in protest: The News Letter

Orangemen join Union Flag protest: Portadown Times

'British citizens horrified to see masked men wrapped in Union Jacks' – Beggs: Carrick Times

Class is a major issue, claims protest speaker: The News Letter

'Media blowing this out of proportion': Irish News

Demonstrations costing 'millions', says trade body: Carrick Times

Lisburn council left divided over motion to end flying of flag on designated days: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Police flag protest warning (Dec 19): Lurgan Mail

Call for calm: Portadown Times

Union Flag rock face is vandalised: The News Letter

Unionist Forum welcome in these desperate times: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

If we can't share the Townhall, what can we share?: Impartial Reporter
Denzil McDaniel

Return of the Troubles: ForeignPolicy
Peter Geoghegan

The warring White Tribes of Northern Ireland: Digital Journal
Alexander Baron

Perhaps Hillary's sick of sight of us: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Carrick 'British only' stronghold: Carrick Times

Alliance fury as councillor joins DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Arrests as Derry security alert ends: UTV

Dublin man in court charged in connection with prison officer murder:
Henry McDonald

Criminal inquiry into Bloody Sunday to begin: The Irish Times
George Jackson

Bloody Sunday – Soldiers face questions in police murder investigation: BBC

Loughinisland families hail scrapping of 'flawed' report: Belfast Telegraph

Council official gave warnings over playground's name: The News Letter

Slugger O'Toole queries value of equality surveys (Dec 19): The News Letter

UK exit from EU would take big toll on Border area: The Irish Times
John Bruton

When it comes to guns, we can't point the finger at States (Dec 19): Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Even our friends in the North don't get a look-in with all our problems (Dec 19): Irish Independent
Liz O'Donnell

School patronage survey queried (Dec 14): The Irish Times
Seán Flynn

Outburst exposes author as 'cultural nationalist': The Scotsman
Allan Massie

Irish minister launches survey on Northern Ireland school option (Dec 11): BBC

Thursday, December 20

Talks to be held over flag row: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Party leaders to meet as protests continue: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Loyalists plan rush-hour protests: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein and Alliance politicians sent bullets in the post: BBC

Five politicians receive bullets in post: The News Letter

Man charged after flag protest: The News Letter

Chorus of condemndation after violence (Dec 15): Carrick Times

DUP Group welcomes peaceful flag protest (Dec 12): Ballymoney Times

NUJ condemns attack on reporter:
Roy Greenslade

Northern Ireland may yet have a peaceful Christmas: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Shadows of the few cannot cast rest of us in darkness: Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

Northern Ireland councillors out of step with leaders: Belfast Telegraph

It's time to unite on our Britishness: The News Letter

Police officer targeted in Northern Ireland shooting: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Men arrested after Bangor shooting: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Man aged 36 in court over murder of Northern Ireland prison officer: The Independent
Lesley-Anne McKeown

Row over foiled IRA terror plot: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Barry Duggan

Ragbag of cowards hiding behind Facebook (Dec 19): Irish Independent
Eamon Delaney

Marian Price faces court hearing at bedside: Belfast Telegraph

Michael McIlveen murder verdicts quashed: BBC

Police Ombudsman opening new investigation into Loughinisland:
Barry McCaffrey

Annie's Bar murders – A widow reflects on 40th anniversary of attack: BBC

Republic too must admit culpability (Dec 18): The News Letter

So what's the political future? (Dec 11):
Steven McCaffery

Unionists must heed numerical rise of Catholics (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Fein majority 'does not fear sanction from anyone': The News Letter

Newry SDLP respond to party leaders on park name: The News Letter

Setback for Peace Centre as funding bid fails: The Cross Examiner

Mark Tuohey is new front-runner for US Ambassador to Ireland: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Lasting legacy is essential for our City of Culture (Dec 18): Belfast Telegraph
Ruairi O'Kane

Consumers warned off 'Irish' milk from North: Irish Independent
Aideen Sheehan

Neil Lennon parcel bomb plot pair refused bail by appeal judges as they battle sentences: The Scotsman
John Robertson

A free Scotland could be equal of anyone, Barroso: Scottish Daily Record

However Salmond negotiates, the deal will mean Scottish submission to Berlin: Scottish Daily Mail
Mary Ellen Synon

Constitutional reform – Britain's bill of wrongs (Dec 18): The Guardian

Wednesday, December 19

Unionist leaders launch flag forum: Belfast Telegraph

Ford labels Unionist forum as 'tribal': The News Letter

Nesbitt – Unionist forum no guarantee of full flag return: BBC

Unionists welcome forum plan to end protests: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Forum receives guarded welcome from loyalists: BBC
Mark Devenport

Flag violence is 'totally unacceptable' – MP: Derry Journal

Unionist Forum is cold comfort for victims of flag protests: Belfast Telegraph

Union flag protests pass off peacefully in Belfast: BBC

Lisburn council to review flag policy: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Belfast flag violence 'set to go on': Belfast Telegraph

UK-wide protest planned for Friday: The News Letter

Riots are squeezing the lifeblood from city centre: Belfast Telegraph
Donald C McFetridge

'Keep children away from violence': The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Hounded cleric's call of support for SDLP: Derry Journal

Carrickfergus man 'fired imaginary machine gun' at police during riot: BBC

Man faces charge of inciting rioters: Belfast Telegraph

Flag row is really all about a fear of what future holds: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Fifty shades of red, white and blue: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Troubled ghosts of Christmases past in province: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Northern Ireland is not at a crossroads it's stuck on a roundabout (Dec 11): The Guardian
Peter Shirlow

Dissidents planned to kill family of Irish soldier serving in British army: Irish Examiner
Jimmy Woulfe

City CIRA men linked to soldier death plot mob: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

CIRA plotted to kill Facebook soldier: UTV

We can't let guard down: Irish Independent

Cross-border arrests over Northern Ireland prison officer killing:
Henry McDonald

Former IRA sympathiser and girlfriend held over murder of prison officer David Black: Belfast Telegraph
Tom Brady and Barry Duggan

Modicum of professionalism would have saved life (Dec 13): The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

UK should follow Spain's lead in dirty war inquiry: The Irish Times
Paddy Woodworth

Judge threatened to stop libel trial and award costs against Sinn Fein: The News Letter

Equality concerns raised over 'IRA playpark' in Newry: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

IRA man's five-year sentence cut by six months (Dec 18): Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Ireland 'will act as a bridge for UK': Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Britain will be weaker without EU, says USA: Daily Telegraph
Alex Spillius

Men convicted of parcel bomb campaign against Neil Lennon begin appeals: The Scotsman
John Robertson

Historian criticises Gray over English claims: The Herald
Phil Miller

Tuesday, December 18

Up to 15 held and police officer injured in protests across Northern Ireland: RTE

Police attacked and attempts made to hijack cars as flag protests escalate: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Carrick council meeting stormed: UTV

Loyalist protesters threaten Alliance party members at council meeting:
Henry McDonald

Fireworks thrown during Portadown flags protest: Portadown Times

Flag protests in the North West pass off peacefully: BBC

End flag protests say Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness: BBC

Jim Allister suggests flag resolution package: The News Letter

Fear protests could harm North's prospects: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Northern Ireland pubs 'hammered' by flag protests: BBC

Mallards 'disgusted' after flag protest (Dec 11): Impartial Reporter
Gareth Cauldwell

When protests get personal (Dec 11): Belfast Telegraph
Naomi Long

Belfast flag violence – Lack of leadership is simply a disgrace: Belfast Telegraph

IRA Christmas plot to shoot British soldier here is foiled: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan and Tom Brady

Vigilance against dissident threat must not waver: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Republican jailed for Strand Road bomb attack: Derry Journal

Text that jailed key member of police base bomb gang: Belfast Telegraph

Members call for release of female prisoner in Belfast: Sligo Champion

McIlveen murder jury 'misdirected': UTV

Move to ban property being named after terrorists: The News Letter

Reg Empey hits out at Finucane inquiry calls: The News Letter

Cameron owes me an apology – I was right about collusion: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

'Do not sully Pat's name' – Finucane widow: The News Letter
Geraldine Finucane

Finucane – Could Baha Mousa inquiry provide a template? (Dec 12): BBC
Mark Devenport

Loyalists carried out 'body in the fridge' murder: Impartial Reporter

Privilege and the Belfast Project (Dec 5): Stanford Law Review
Will Havemann

Report shows Protestants still majority in workplace: BBC

The Northern Ireland Census – Religion and identity mapped (Dec 12):
Kathryn Torney

200,000 have migrated to North (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Pamela Duncan

The brighter side of Northern Ireland: Financial Times
Brian Groom

Ex-NI Water man Declan Gormley awarded £80k over Sinn Fein libel: BBC

Defamation defeat sets Sinn Fein back €615,000: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald

Sinn Fein may appeal £80k libel: Belfast Telegraph

Author Gray hits back at anti-English claims: The Herald
Phil Miller

Brussels is hostile to Scottish independence 'because it is weak':
Severin Carrell

Monday, December 17

'Halt Belfast flag protests for talks': Belfast Telegraph

Peace vigil in Belfast over flag conflict: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

1,000 attend Belfast peace campaign rally: Irish Independent
Lesley-Anne McKeown

Valuable booking lost at Belfast's Merchant Hotel as visitors go to Dublin instead (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Whitehead protest flagged up on social media: Carrick Times

Violence is damaging the image of city, say traders (Dec 12): The News Letter

Recent riots make North harder to sell (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Northern Ireland's depressing return to the global headlines... what the world's Press has been saying (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Flag-draped loyalists risk throwing away their prize (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Let them eat flags while we and Naomi get on with life (Dec 12): Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

If you want to be part of UK, don't riot to protect our flag (Dec 14): Scottish Daily Record
Joan Burnie

Flags and Emblems (Dec 11): Derry Journal

Man injured in 'sectarian hate crime': Portadown Times

Sammy Brush in his own words – We've had 20 years of this abuse with not one conviction (Dec 11): Belfast Telegraph
Sammy Brush

Victims' group slam 'cowardly' attack on councillor's home: Tyrone Times

SF chooses Molloy as Mid Ulster candidate (Dec 13): (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke

Tom Elliott bid to ban naming of parks after terrorists: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP move on playpark is welcome (Dec 11): The News Letter

Finucane – Who knew of this deniable murder? (Dec 15): Daily Telegraph
John Ware

Finucane, Sami al-Saadi and Khaled el-Musri – will we once again just 'move on' from the murky conduct of MI6 and the CIA?: The Independent
Robert Fisk

What stopped a public inquiry into Finucane murder? (Dec 12):
Barry McCaffrey

An outrage if inquiry is granted (Dec 14): The News Letter

Family shocked at HET findings: BBC

'Bullying rife' at Maghaberry jail: Belfast Telegraph

Council supports Armed Forces community (Dec 13): Ballymoney Times

Academic – more shared schooling is way ahead for Northern Ireland (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Clarke opens door to dialogue as Church of Ireland primate: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Scottish independence – Independent Scotland could flourish like other North Sea nations, says Iceland president (Dec 15): The Scotsman

Who's the real challenger to Scotland in Europe? (Dec 13): BBC
Brian Taylor

Billy Connolly – I'll stay out of independence debate (Dec 12): The Herald

Sunday, December 16

Alliance death threat mayor in talks offer: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Unionists plan way forward over flags: The News Letter

Loyalist claims Belfast flag ruling 'is illegal': Sunday Herald
Jody Harrison

Photographer Mark Pearce – I'll do my job, despite bombers: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

'I am fully aware of what the Union flag stands for' – Councillor Williams: Carrick Times

I was right to call them a rabble – Campbell: Newtownabbey Times

McGlone Calls for Calm over Flag-Flying: Mid Ulster Mail

Former BNP man and Nick Griffin ex-crony Paul Golding flies to Belfast for loyalist flag protest: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Belfast City Hall – peace vigil planned: BBC

Belfast City Hall peace rally to go ahead despite fears of loyalist disruption: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Smaller Union Jack flown when it's stormy – Ramsey (Dec 11): Londonderry Sentinel

Protesters told it is illegal to obstruct pedestrians: Irish News
Allison Morris

Vandals target church sign in 'sinister' attack: Portadown Times

Glasgow protest over flag move: Sunday Herald

Alliance claim membership boost: The News Letter
Sam McBride

A week of madness that has backfired badly on unionism: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

A united (Northern) Ireland?: Belfast Telegraph
Jane Graham

Forget all about flags, the census is the real story: Sunday Herald
Ian Bell

Balance of power held by Northern Irish (Dec 12): BBC
Mark Devenport

One in five see themselves as Northern Irish – change in who we think we are: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Kelly gun murder accused joins his RIRA prison pals: Evening Herald
Niall O'Connor

Ford 'must say sorry' for IRA man's release: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Grudge 'at the root of Finucane murder': Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

HMG's response to corruption? More secrecy: Independent on Sunday
Paul Vallely

Public inquiry calls will raise the beast of sectarianism: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Pat Finucane murder was unforgivable (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph

Exchange rate sparks U-turn in cross-border shopping: Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Cross Border people's panel launched: Newry Times
Emma Taylor

A5 upgrade is vital – research: Londonderry Sentinel

Disgraced McFeely blames media for ending marriage: Evening Herald
Niall O'Connor

Kenny owes us answers, not petty insults: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Celtic bad boy Anthony Stokes given six months to save his career at Parkhead: Scottish Daily Record
Mark Guidi

Do Old Firm fans hate each other more than ever? (Dec 11): The Herald
Graham Spiers

Alex Salmond 'silencing' Scots, says Sir Alex Ferguson: Scotland on Sunday
Eddie Barnes

Is Scotland in Europe? The SNP doesn't even know: Sunday Telegraph
Alistair Darling


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