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Wednesday, December 31

McDonald – No Sinn Féin regrets over Cahill case: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Maria Cahill blasts Mary Lou McDonald's treatment of abuse as "shameful": Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

The Guardian view on Northern Ireland's latest deal – the glass is half-full: The Guardian
Editorial

Ian Paisley – powerhouse unionist who eventually shook hands with nationalists: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Boston Tapes – Loyalist stays quiet on saga: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

New bin depot sectarian row boils after graffiti threats to worker: Sunday World
Jim McDowell

Baggott knighted in New Year's Honours: UTV

Queen Elizabeth honours boxer Paddy Barnes with MBE: The Irish Times
Conor Pope

New year's honours celebrates north's range of achievements: Irish News

Belfast awarded the most improved city title (Nov 27): Belfast Telegraph
Margaret Canning

Seán Barrett may resign as Ceann Comhairle before election: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett – No easy task (Dec 29): Irish Examiner
Editorial

English votes bid 'would hit Union': Belfast Telegraph

An auld acquaintance they certainly will never forget: The News Letter
Chris Moncrieff

We can't allow release of UK state papers to spin history: Irish Independent
Jim O'Callaghan

Thatcher and FitzGerald's personalities left mark on Anglo-Irish talks: The Irish Times
John Bew

Released State papers

Troops were on standby for two contentious 1986 Orange parades: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Margaret Thatcher Wanted to Reinstate Death Penalty for Northern Irish 'Terrorists,' Show Newly Released Files: Vice.com
Katie Engelhart

Hume compared Unionists to 'whites in Alabama': Derry Journal

John Hume was 'rather blunt' with Margaret Thatcher in secret meeting (Dec 27): TheJournal.ie
Sinead O'Carroll

Secret review after IRA raiders kill detective (Dec 27): Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Stormont's designated flag days – back in 1986: The News Letter

NI state papers 1985/86 – Governments clashed over Irish language (Dec 29): BBC
Eamon Phoenix

1986 State Papers – London irked by Northern Ireland's block grant largesse: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

DUP Assemblyman briefed against 'cold and calculating' Robinson: The News Letter
Sam McBride

State papers – Peter Robinson's 'cynical manipulation' of events 'a threat to Ian Paisley': Belfast Telegraph

Shockwaves of Don Tidey kidnap still felt 12 months on (Dec 27): Irish Independent
Chris Parkin

Tuesday, December 30

Richard Haass blames unionist leadership for collapse of his talks: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Sinn Féin formally ratifies Stormont House Agreement: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

In spite of Executive brokering deal I suspect many people will have kept the Champagne on ice: Belfast Telegraph
Henry Reilly

A chance to help: UTV
Brian Rowan

We must halt return to the bad old days: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Corporation tax rate could unite Northern Ireland's disparate parties: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Shinners to shine in 2015 – DUP will cosy up to Tories: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Gerry Adams plans 32nd run for Sinn Fein leadership: Irish Independent
Brian Byrne

NI Chief Constable George Hamilton – Coping with cuts and threats of violence: BBC
Vincent Kearney

No excuse for shoddy police work: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Union Jack to go on British driving licences – Ministers say UK motorists will be able to 'fly the flag with pride' on photo-card: Daily Mail
Ray Massey

Flag row hits drivers: The News Letter

Public sector 'doesn't have enough Irish speakers': Irish Independent
Shane Phelan

Under-fire President Higgins is no Obama – and he's certainly not Jed Bartlet: Irish Independent
Ian O'Doherty

Archivist says Stormont politicians can't block declassification of files (Dec 29): The News Letter

Released State papers

Garret FitzGerald feared civil war without North deal: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

State papers – Taoiseach angers Margaret Thatcher with Anglo-Irish Agreement delay claim: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Archive files show how Thatcher vetoes shaped 1985 Anglo-Irish agreement: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Anglo-Irish Agreement a triumph of persistence and backdoor diplomacy: The Irish Times
John Bew

British ambassador paints grim picture of Ireland in 1984: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

NI state papers 1985/86 – McGuinness anger at Garret FitzGerald Londonderry visit: BBC
Eamon Phoenix

'Excellent relations' between gardaí and British authorities, secret report shows: RTE

Criticism of Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich's SF stance (Dec 27): Belfast Telegraph

Gardai help to combat IRA operations on mainland UK: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

The attitudes and nature of the DUP are frightening, said head of the Civil Service: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Dolours' prison days filled with 'tears and heartache': Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

Unionist leader said too many 'kick the pope' bands in marches (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Brighton bomb helps to cement US/UK relations: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

Monday, December 29

Progress during Stormont talks 'welcome'- Martin: Derry Journal

How he nailed it in the North – Charlie Flanagan's Christmas coup (Dec 28): Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Another year, another election – This time it's Westminster (Dec 27): Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Twaddell protest continues over holiday period: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

£3m Stormont policing bill since Stone attack: Irish News

Pearse McAuley charged with assaulting his wife: Irish Independent

Boston Tapes – Victims speak on saga (Dec 27): The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Northern Ireland Libel Reform Prospect Back on Track as Delayed Consultation is Set for Publication (Nov 21): International Business Times
Ian Silvera

Sunday Independent got it wrong on Gerry Adams complaint – press watchdog: TheJournal.ie
Daragh Brophy

Lunatics have taken over the social media asylum: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Commemorating 1916 – We need to rekindle a spirit of idealism: The Irish Times
Tim Pat Coogan

More severe penalties for unruly TDs, urges Barrett: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Sir Tom Hunter – No need for another referendum for 15 years (Dec 17): The Herald
Mark Williamson

The insecure Scots have turned in on themselves – and against us (Dec 28): Sunday Telegraph
Christopher Booker

Released State papers

DUP MP William McCrea wanted 'Libya-type airstrikes' against Dundalk and Drogheda: The News Letter
Sam McBride

State papers – FitzGerald criticised Thatcher's rejection of New Ireland Forum report: The Irish Times
John Bowman

Paisley said demise of '86 Assembly was 'end of line': Irish Independent
Adrian Rutherford

Robinson and Paisley said they 'narrowly escaped with lives' after court visit: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Robinson 'a threat to Paisley as DUP leader since 1980s': Irish Independent
Adrian Rutherford

Portadown decision brought Anglo-Irish relations 'to lowest ebb' in 1986: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

RUC tipped off the Garda about Robinson's 'invasion' of Clontibret: The News Letter
Sam McBride

'Stink' over Stalker Affair, Barry warned government: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Dublin wanted Divis Flats demolished to reduce influence of Sinn Féin: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Sunday, December 28

Shatter declares war on Sinn Fein 'fascists' and party 'bully-boys': Sunday Independent
Barry Egan

For now, the Stormont Agreement is about as good as it's going to get: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Politics is failing the people of Londonderry, says PUP (Dec 2): Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Provo and UVF thugs join forces in crime: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Prominent republican Pearse McAuley accused of assault causing harm to wife: Irish Mirror
Seamus Enright

Adams rewriting of Provo history sees McAuley-types lionised by SF: Irish Independent
Fionnan Sheahan

Boston Tapes – I was man on ground, says McIntyre (Dec 24): The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Libel reform should be extended to Northern Ireland (Dec 4): The News Letter
Editorial

Year of Pope Francis – no wonder Iveagh House wanted to get back in on the action (Dec 27): The Irish Times
Paddy Agnew

Belfast – Tourist? No Troubles: Yorkshire Post
Jill Turton

Crass Jeremy Paxman should apologise (Dec 3): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

England must be resolute and save the Scots from self-destruction: Sunday Telegraph
Bruce Anderson

No Scottish breakaway... this time: Sunday Independent
Eamon Delaney

Militant atheists should thank God that they live in a Christian country (Apr 22): Daily Telegraph
Tim Stanley

Released State papers

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s – some were called "ungrateful": TheJournal.ie
Aoife Barry

Dublin Papers – Taoiseach pushed for several police forces in Northern Ireland: The News Letter

'Fenian' Christmas carol in NI Assembly protest: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Papers show pressure before London buckled over accord: The News Letter
Editorial

Saturday, December 27

£2bn loan deal for Northern Ireland branded 'a Third World bailout': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Welfare reform penalties could be halved, says McGuinness: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SDLP – Ramsey: Any revised budget must focus on the West: Derry Journal

What will happen in next stage of talks?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP facing a rough ride as it ponders whether to back Sinn Fein Speaker: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Northern Ireland deal makes for a brighter 2015: The Irish Times
Editorial

An imperfect deal that has lifted spirits at Christmas: The News Letter
Editorial

Peace in Northern Ireland remains the only choice: Springfield Republican
Editorial

Process to potentially redraw Westminster boundaries will begin..again: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Voting age could be lowered: Derry Journal

SF crisis after garda killer held over wife's stabbing: Irish Independent
Paul Williams and Sam Griffin

McCabe killer to face more garda questions: Irish Examiner
Cormac O'Keeffe

Pearse McAuley has long history as top Provo: Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Man is charged after attack on Twaddell loyalist protest camp: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Northern Irish police may refuse to march behind Martin Galvin on St. Patrick's Day: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
Flora Cupp

Orange Order attacks Secretary of State over parades panel axe: The News Letter

Divis Hoods – United effort to halt west Belfast gang threatening to 'wreck the place': Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

West Belfast is on the road to nowhere now (Dec 8): Belfast Media

Glasgow bin lorry tragedy – Sectarian hate yob who targeted Neil Lennon tries to muscle in on vigil for victims: Scottish Daily Record
Paul O'Hare, Sally Hind, Jennifer Hyland

After independence defeat, SNP looks set for general election victory in 2015: The Guardian
Tom Clark

Released State papers

Thatcher warned of 'civil war' in North over any Anglo-Irish power-sharing deal: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel and Chris Parkin

Thatcher told FitzGerald there would be no problem – then came 'Out! Out! Out!': The Irish Times
John Bowman

Maggie feared deal for Irish could fuel Asian tensions here – Secret files show late PM fretted over appeasing nationalists in case it triggered demands from ethnic minorities: Daily Mail
David Wilkes

Thatcher said after Brighton bombing she 'doubted she would die in her bed': The Irish Times
John Bowman

Taoiseach's statement helps ease tensions after bomb: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Dublin Papers – Fitzgerald slammed plan to redraw NI border: The News Letter

IRA's Marita Ann arms shipment 'betrayed by mole': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Thatcher saw Northern Ireland as 'ridiculously expensive': The Irish Times
John Bowman

Cardinal sparks storm over SF: Irish Independent
Chris Parkin

Friday, December 26

Man held over Twaddell 'hate crime': UTV

Queen looks to Northern Ireland as inspiration for reconciliation in Christmas Day speech: Irish Independent
Tony Jones

Now ex-IRA chief stars in the Queen's message – Martin McGuinness seen accompanying Monarch during Irish visit as part of Her Majesty's speech on reconciliation: Daily Mail
Rebecca English

Archbishop 'heartened' by North progress: The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Reconciliation is key to future: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

It's Awards time! Soupie's Top Twit – Campbell curry jibe bags gong (Dec 22): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Expert questions PSNI drones' suitability (Dec 24): Irish News

DiNapoli's barnstorming Belfast visit: Irish Echo

Well known republican held over Cavan stabbing: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

McCabe killer placed under armed guard after wife is stabbed: Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Boston Tapes – Professor takes college to task over saga (Dec 24): The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Love/hate – the Haughey-Thatcher relationship revisited (Dec 24): The Irish Times
Stephen Kelly

Irish language sector has doubled in numbers in last decade (Dec 23): Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Christian printer who refused gay magazine backs conscience clause Bill (Dec 22): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Joan Burton – Sinn Féin has a 'one for everyone in the audience' mentality: TheJournal.ie
Hugh O'Connell

'Ireland is very close to the Pope's heart – I think a visit here is possible': Irish Independent
Sarah MacDonald

The Queen is right to focus on the pain caused by the Scottish referendum: The Spectator
Fraser Nelson

EU exit could lead to UK split, says pro-Europe Tory (Dec 23): The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Thursday, December 25

Talks – Best agreement yet, but it is still not ideal, says Robinson: The News Letter

Stormont deal – Flawed agreement hailed as foundation for a brighter future: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ligoniel parade impasse plan to be revealed in new year: The News Letter

Orange Order criticises Theresa Villiers over parade dispute panel move: BBC

'Elaborate hoax' behind reinstated alert: UTV

Detective Garda Jerry McCabe killer held after wife is stabbed: Irish Independent
Paul Williams, Kevin Doyle and Brian Byrne

Garda killer Pearse McCauley quizzed after former councillor stabbed in house in Kilnaleck, Co Cavan: Irish Mirror
Paul Neilan

Springhill deaths – New inquest into army killings of July 1972: BBC

Boston Tapes – College says no-one can question project intention: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

British soldier called to chat with random U.S. family (Dec 21): Detroit Free Press
Zlati Meyer

Blessed are the peacemakers (Nov 30): Larne Times

Peacewall tourism project (Dec 8): Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

Irish cultural needs 'forgotten' (Dec 11): Belfast Telegraph

From Athens to Andytown, it's the same old thieving story: Belfast Media

Marxism, ketchup and the IRA – Duncan Campbell wins Turner Prize 2014 for film It for Others (Dec 1): Belfast Telegraph
Nick Clark

Why a cross on a mountain does not threaten atheism (De 2): Irish Independent
Ian O'Doherty

Seol teachtaireacht – Gmail now available as Gaeilge (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

No future for Fianna Fail in Middle Ireland minus Martin (Nov 2): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Pope of more Irish interest than Royals (Apr 17): Irish Catholic
Michael Kelly

Somers – there is an anti-Rangers feeling pervading Scottish football (Dec 22): The Herald
Rebecca Gray

Wednesday, December 24

Northern Ireland stalemate ends with last-minute agreement: Daily Telegraph
Ben Riley-Smith

Stormont talks – Northern Ireland political leaders agree deal on welfare and historic crimes: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Cromie

Sinn Féin leaders will commend deal to party members: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Sinn Féin committed to building on progress made in agreement – McGuinness: Derry Journal

Stormont House Agreement – Obama praises NI talks breakthrough: BBC

Kerry hopes for peace after deal: Belfast Telegraph

Cameron welcomes Stormont deal saying he is "delighted" and it will allow people "to enjoy a brighter, more prosperous future": Irish Mirror
Maurice Fitzmaurice, David Young

Stormont deal can help make NI politics work for the people, Flanagan says: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Flanagan – I nearly broke for the border when talks faltered: BreakingNews.ie

Talks deal – Business hoping parties continue to work together: The News Letter

Not much to cheer from Stormont talks, but this selfie provides light relief: Sunday World
Karl Doyle

Stormont agreement took 12 weeks and 14 pages: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Northern Ireland politicians stumble over flags and marches: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Fraught NI talks yield valuable dividend: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Stormont deal – A little give and take broke the stalemate: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Finance deal 'could be kicking can down road': The News Letter

Stormont goes 'Back to the Future' – again: TheDetail.tv
Steven McCaffery

Stormont crisis talks – Deal done, but there's still blanks to be filled: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

NI pact promises 'brighter days' ahead for North and South: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Stormont deal – No hurrahs, just a feeling that we've been here before: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

No panel for Ardoyne parade: UTV

PSNI could walk behind Martin Galvin at St Patrick's Day parade in New York: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Boston Tapes – Where are the interviews now?: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

FBI investigated White House aide for giving secret documents to Adams: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
Niall O'Dowd

Officials warned O'Dowd over gaelscoil approval: Irish News

Christmas Truce? Gerry Adams takes a selfie with Fine Gael and Labour ministers: TheJournal.ie
Hugh O'Connell

Revealed – Guildford Four member's plea to Obama over last Guantanamo Briton Shaker Aamer: The Independent
Robert Verkaik

Tuesday, December 23

Politicians make last stab at pre-Christmas North deal: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Crunch Stormont talks close to deal on 'past': Irish Independent
Chris Kilpatrick

Northern Ireland devolution 'at risk if parties do not solve contentious issues': The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Robinson – We all need to stretch ourselves for the deal to be done: The News Letter

Northern Ireland negotiations 'must conclude today': Irish Independent
David Young

Sammy Wilson defends last-minute nature of talks: The News Letter

Twaddell figure says deal needs 'people on ground': The News Letter

Stormont talks – An eleventh week of talking, and still it goes to the wire: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

For all of Norn Iron's wrong steps, we have come further down the road than we think: Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

Ireland most optimistic about future of EU, survey finds: The Irish Times
Aine McMahon

Man told Continuity IRA chiefs where prison officer goes rambling with his kids, court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Charges against trio in CIRA probe brings total to ten: The Cross Examiner

Jail for woman who had explosives gear in car, but she'll walk free in months: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

On-the-run dissident Tommy Diver taunts police from Thailand: The Sunday Life
Ciaran Barnes

Teenager beaten with iron bars in paramilitary-style attack in Greenisland: Belfast Telegraph

Row over proposal to name mini-park after Prince George: Portadown Times

Candlelit vigil held in support of Raymond McCreesh Park: The Cross Examiner

Commission defends Ashers and IRA play park actions: The News Letter

Legacy inquests 'need resources': Belfast Telegraph

Jean McConville murder – Two men arrested over 'Disappeared' death: BBC

Family of Clonoe IRA man shot dead by the SAS say they are 'in limbo': Tyrone Times

Two men arrested over Jean McConville murder released: Belfast Telegraph

Police release two men held over Jean McConville murder: The Irish Times

Tiverton councillor Des Hannon on a Christmas truce in 1970s Derry: Mid Devon Gazette
Des Hannon

Education Minister John O'Dowd approves Irish language school with just 15 pupils – while 2,500 teaching staff face the axe: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Sinn Fein expenses row – Caral Ni Chuilin forgot to say she paid relative £11,320: The Sunday Life
Ciaran Barnes

Calls for a UK exit from the EU are at best perverse, and at worst unpatriotic: The Guardian
Laura Sandys

Salmond's prediction of a new referendum cannot be dismissed: The News Letter
Editorial

Monday, December 22

Northern Ireland devolution 'at risk if parties do not solve contentious issues: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Adams hopeful as five parties prepare for Stormont talks in Belfast: RTE

Cameron ponders whether to provide £2 billion for North deal: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Jaw-Jaw Better Than War-War In N Ireland: SkyNews.com
David Blevins

Sale of Stormont's prize asset has its risks (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Politicians who seek to erase the past can still be defeated by it (Dec 21): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

In politics, you really have to be cruel to be kind: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Teen beaten in paramilitary-style attack: UTV

Life span of people on Northern Ireland interfaces is 10 years shorter – claim: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Higgins hits the right note – President address: Irish Examiner
Editorial

Troubled voters seek real change (Dec 21): Sunday Independent
Editorial

Rory McIlroy – 'I've always played for Ireland so why would I change for the Olympics?': TheJournal.ie
Ryan Bailey

Historical decisions should always be debated in a spirit of free speech (Dec 14): Sunday Independent
John Bruton

Is Stormont ready for an 'open' relationship? (Nov 6): TheDetail.tv
Steven McCaffery

'Anti-EU rehetoric' fuelling anti-human rights ideas – UN lawyer (Nov 27): The Irish Times
Lorna Siggins

Ken Clarke – independence referendum result created uncertainty: The Herald
Kate Devlin

The real story of the Scottish referendum (Dec 15): The Guardian
Severin Carrell, Nicholas Watt and Patrick Wintour

Home rule can save us from strain (Dec 21): Scotland on Sunday
Alison Elliot

Sunday, December 21

NI leaders and Cameron in conference call: UTV

McNarry calls for Treasury oversight of Stormont finances: The News Letter

Kenny and Flanagan echo views of Lynch, FitzGerald and Cosgrave: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

All I want for Christmas is a Sanity Claus to give us some sense (Dec 15): Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

PM gets little out of Stormont proposal, other than a quieter life: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Politicians finally giving us grounds for hope at Christmas: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Tony Blair must be accountable (Dec 19): The News Letter
Kate Hoey

Mairia Cahill scandal makes serious dent in Sinn Fein support: Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran and John Drennan

TUV chairman says it is wrong to select his cousin for Westminster battle: Impartial Reporter

Paul Givan – Conscience clause MLA a politician on a mission: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Quaker DUP man backs Fry in row: The News Letter

Relatives take fight for justice to No.10: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Soldiers killed at Derryad remembered 25 years on: Fermanagh Herald

Wrongly accused of killing, Derry Four still await justice: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Heist was a brazen crime carried out by an IRA on ceasefire (Dec 19): The News Letter
Editorial

Sinn Féin says Seán Barrett 'evading meetings' to resolve row: The Irish Times
Ciaran D'Arcy

Traditional parties' annus horribilis ends with support hitting new low: Sunday Independent
Paul Moran

What's good for Venezuelan goose isn't good for Irish gander (Dec 14): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Orange culture showcased at Palace of Westminster: Londonderry Sentinel

Belfast Briefing – North to gamble on Rank Group casino? (Dec 16): The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Schools under fire over nativity plays (Dec 9): UTV

There's no room for Christ in Michael D's Christmas message: Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Catholics demand apology after Ofsted makes 'unsubstantiated' extremism claim against school (Dec 15): Daily Telegraph
Graeme Paton

Salmond – I expect 'second chance' on independence, and it may come as early as 2017: The Herald
Tom Gordon

Alex Salmond calls for English referendum: BBC

Salmond and Parnell's precedent: Sunday Herald
Iain Macwhirter

England won't put up with Scotland's behaviour for long (Dec 16): Daily Telegraph
Dan Hodges

Saturday, December 20

Northern Ireland parties request £2bn from David Cameron: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Parties urged to go further: Irish News
Michael McHugh

Northern Ireland talks – Charlie Flanagan hopeful of deal next week: BBC

Stormont talks – Game not over with financial ball back in David Cameron's court: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Northern Ireland – the most affluent part of these Isles?: InsideIreland.ie
Ian Parsley

Could born-again Labour Party help rejuvenate Stormont? (Dec 18): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Unionists claim 'B' word exposes peace process as 'a facade': Tyrone Times

Grassroots unionists angry at 'graduated response' – Berry: The News Letter

SDLP reject claims that SDLP removed 'Derry' from Guildhall (Dec 17): Derry Journal

Ó Muirí calls for end to 'obstruction of Irish Language Act': Newry Times
Paul Malone

Sinn Fein silent on Willie Frazer debate call: The News Letter

Northern Ireland police say device under army officer's car was not bomb: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

SDLP councillor not phased by hateful graffiti: Lurgan Mail

Clinton research trove reveals golden memories of Ireland: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

The Belfast Project and the Dangers of the Subpoena Power (Dec 13): Federal Bar Council Quarterly
James L. Bernard and Nathan H. Stopper

Trial of two former RUC detectives collapses in Belfast: The Irish Times
John Cassidy

Police watchdog official faces investigation after case against RUC detectives collapses: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Case undermined by 'late disclosure' of material from Police Ombudsman's office: Irish News

'I'll never know who shot my father... or why': Portsmouth News

Man wrongly jailed over IRA bomb that killed soldiers is denied compensation: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Daughter of one of Northern Ireland's 'hooded men' wins MAC arts prize (Dec 17): The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Heenan-Anderson Commission wants everyone in Northern Ireland to get a fair chance: Belfast Telegraph
Colin Anderson and Deirdre Heenan

It's about engaging with young people and getting them heard – Patricia Lewsley-Mooney (Nov 24): Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Closer cross-border collaboration in education: Derry Journal

BBC presenter on why libel reform matters to each of us: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Connolly

90 years after they split, FF and SF may yet end up back together in government: Irish Independent
Shane Coleman

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett claims Sinn Fein used him as pawn: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Northern Ireland's abortion laws are out of step (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph
Audrey Simpson

Sinead O'Connor interview – Joining Sinn Fein, building a new Ireland and the important role of the artist in revolution (Dec 16): The Independent
Kiran Moodley

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith named grand marshal of 30th annual Hamilton St. Patrick's Day Parade (Dec 15): Times of Trenton
Mike Davis

Scotland and England – How different are they really?: Daily Telegraph
Raziye Akkoc

Stop pandering to Little Englanders: The Scotsman
Brian Wilson

The Barnett formula is up for discussion today – but we don't know what we're talking about (Dec 16): Daily Telegraph
Iain Stewart

Cambridge group does important work in divided societies: Boston Globe
Kevin Cullen

Friday, December 19

Talks resume amid new paper on welfare: UTV

Some progress on key issue of financial package at Stormont: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Gerry Adams says prime minister's intervention was not 'serious effort': BBC
Mark Devenport

David Cameron faces claims he left Northern Ireland talks to attend Ibiza rave for wife Samantha's birthday: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

David Cameron 'did not leave NI talks early for wife's birthday party': BBC

Delicate balance has to be struck if agreement is reached between Stormont parties and the governments: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Stormont – Face facts agreement has failed: Belfast Telegraph
Samuel Morrison

Sinn Fein needs to rethink its unrealistic stance on welfare reform: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Some welfare money could be better spent elsewhere: The News Letter
Editorial

'Drumcree protests over if we walk Garvaghy Road once more': Portadown Times

Fresh call for Blair to face MPs' on the run questions: The News Letter

Hoods take over flats once again: Belfast Media
Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir

Teenager shot in leg by three masked men in west Belfast: The News Letter

PSNI – Three arrests in police investigation into 'violent dissident activity': Derry Journal

Man released in Strabane dissident probe: UTV

Dissidents pimp deadly AK47 'for hire' to take out hits: Sunday World
Jamie McDowell

Pair charged with terrorism offences after 'IRA meeting': The News Letter

Irish school move 'widely opposed': The News Letter

Newry arrests – Two men charged over 'Continuity IRA meeting': BBC

10 years on and £26.5m robbery remains live case: The News Letter

Ballymurphy shootings – Joseph Murphy's body to be exhumed: BBC

Dodds meets Europe leader over collusion: The News Letter

Irish Government points the finger – and turns a blind eye – when it comes to torture allegations: The Irish Times
Eamonn McCann

U2 video shoot in Belfast caused disruption and was in poor taste, say residents: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Ferguson

Nuala O'Loan resigns over Northern abortion law move: Irish Catholic
Cathal Barry

Stephen Fry revels in his run-in with DUP as call to oppose conscience clause gains support: Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

Stephen Fry slammed by DUP over gay cake row comments: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Irish government accused of blocking Irish diaspora vote referendum: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
Casey Egan

Tánaiste refuses to be drawn on votes for emigrants: The Irish Times
Michael O'Regan

Political landscape could finally be changing as Rising centenary looms: Irish Post
Joe Horgan

Plummeting oil price stirs troubled waters (Dec 18): The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Unionists must face SNP ambitions (Dec 17): The Scotsman
Allan Massie

Thursday, December 18

NI talks to resume amid little progress: BBC
Mark Devenport

Opportunity to agree Stormont talks deal 'closing': Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland talks need dose of realism – Danny Kennedy: BBC

NI talks deadlocked over Cameron's financial package: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Villiers refutes claim Whitehall trying to put debt on Belfast: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Stormont draft budget 'does not really balance' – PwC (Dec 17): BBC
John Campbell

PwC's damning verdict on Stormont's draft budget sparks sharp exchanges: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Stormont parties lack the courage to do a deal (Dec 15): Belfast Telegraph
Steven Agnew

Explosives seized by armed detectives in major blow against dissidents: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

Gardai foil Christmas shoppers bomb plot: Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Belfast woman accused of trying to kill a PSNI officer with a pipe bomb declared herself "at war with the police": Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Newry – Two men charged over dissident republican terror: BBC

Man was a world of information on potential security force targets, court told: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Strabane – Man arrested in dissident republican investigation: BBC

Christmas presence: Belfast Media
Editorial

Political fallout over Irish language use in new council: Ulster Herald

Why is Irish language divisive issue in Northern Ireland?: BBC
Jennifer O'Leary

Unionists spark legal name check: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

SDLP back unionists in removal of 'Derry' from Guildhall plaque: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

600 sectarian crimes at Belfast's interfaces in just nine months: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Sinn Fein: British and US government must apologise for torture – Anderson: Derry Journal

UUP's 'serious questions' on Dublin's Troubles role: The News Letter

£26m bank haul 'still out there': Belfast Telegraph

"Gerry Adams was a lying b*****d, Martin was the one we all respected," says ex-IRA man (Dec 7): (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

Is this U2 video in poor taste? Fans accuse Irish band of 'cashing in' on The Troubles after they turn Belfast street into bomb site for new release: Daily Mail
Steph Cockroft

New U2 music video is a tribute to the people of Omagh: Ulster Herald

Sinead O'Connor records a whole new Irish national anthem: The Independent
Kiran Moodley

Stephen Fry says DUP conscience clause bill is 'sick': Belfast Telegraph
Claire Cromie

Irish Government to review funding withdrawal for A5 (Dec 9): Ulster Herald

Team UK name more inclusive than Team GB: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Brotherston

We must heed calls for self-rule, or the union is doomed: The Guardian
Simon Jenkins

Queen allowed herself to become indyref political tool, says leading SNP activist: The Herald
Michael Settle

Bookie halts Queen abdication bets: Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday, December 17

Kenny says Adams 'won't let' McGuinness do North deal: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Sinn Fein – McGuinness rejects Taoiseach's claim as 'laughable': Derry Journal

Villiers and Flanagan to attend talks: UTV

Peace talk agreement 'crucial': Belfast Telegraph

Stormont opposition plans outlined to parties and could be put in place as early as March 2015: Belfast Telegraph

Villiers warns NI of welfare system limit: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

SF delivers bottom line on welfare reform: UTV

Future Northern Ireland Assembly changes outlined by governments: BBC
Mark Devenport

Gerry taken aback as Enda points finger at SF: The Irish Times
Miriam Lord

Micheál Martin – The IRA 'calls the shots' in Sinn Féin: TheJournal.ie
Órla Ryan

Democratic Féin (Dec 8): Village
Anton McCabe

Sinn Fein sells 'fascism with a human face' (Dec 14): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

McAleese – People of Ireland want permanent peace: RTE

Derry/Londonderry row erupts again as unionists object to 'Derry City and Strabane District' name: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Council to remove Derry from Guildhall plaque: BBC

'Language groups highlight inclusivity of bilingualism' – Bradley (Dec 15): Newry Times
Paul Malone

DUP MLA Arlene Foster seeks suspension of Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan, court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Explosives seized and three arrested during probe in to dissident republicans: Irish Independent
Sarah Stack

Arrest in Strabane dissident probe: UTV

Padraic Wilson denies IRA membership charge: BBC

Honored to be a St. Pat's aide; I am not for a return to IRA violence: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
Martin Galvin

DUP to challenge Nils Muiznieks on his call for the British government to pay for investigations into killings by soldiers and police during 'Troubles': Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Ferguson

Patrick Campbell murder – Widow to sue police chief and MoD: Belfast Telegraph

Widow to sue police chief and MoD: UTV

1000 letters of support for Raymond McCreesh Park handed into Newry Council: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Gerry Adams tells Sinead O'Connor to contact Gardai over abuse claims: Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

SF's McDonald may be forced to correct Dail record on probe: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Schomberg House revamp 'to help tell the story of the Orange Order': Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

Julie-Anne Corr – 'I always felt like an outcast from society because of my sexuality' (Dec 15): Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

Editing God out of 1916 is risible – Proclamation's ideals ignored (Dec 15): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Scottish independence – Queen was asked to intervene amid yes vote fears: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt, Patrick Wintour and Severin Carrell

As Election Looms, Britain Ponders 'English Question': New York Times
Stephen Castle

The Guardian view on English votes for English laws – devolution for England is essential, but not like this: The Guardian
Editorial

A simple answer to the English Question: Daily Telegraph
Editorial

EVEL good for those seeking Scots home rule: The Scotsman
Editorial

Tuesday, December 16

PM 'could boost Northern Ireland aid package' if agreement is reached :: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

David Cameron prepared to provide funds if we agree welfare deal - Peter Robinson :: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

NI talks - David Cameron criticised by Peter Hain and Paul Murphy :: BBC

Sinn Fein are willing to collapse Stormont for votes in Dublin, claims Mike Nesbitt :: Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

North discord leaves government at risk, warns NI Secretary of State :: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

'Flanders the ideal setting' for Stormont politicians to reach a compromise :: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Ferguson

OFMDFM unit costs STG170,000 for three full-time staff :: The News Letter

Time Sinn Fein's chief negotiator Martin McGuinness started negotiating :: Belfast Telegraph
Mike Nesbitt

Political masters hard-pressed to save these talks :: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

The political process has collapsed and politicians are the last to have realised :: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Stormont's bungling politicians :: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Traditional Catholics 'in DUP dilemma' :: The News Letter

'Irish Language Act (Acht na Gaeilge) remains a priority' - Ó Muirí :: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Fresh dissident arrests in Newry :: UTV

Dissident shooting victim speaks out to protect family :: The Cross Examiner

Probe after shots are fired over coffin of an INLA man :: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Sectarian abuse of police on 12th was hate crime, judge rules :: Impartial Reporter

Stewart brothers whose evidence at a major loyalist supergrass trial was 'dripping with lies' should be facing a possible return to jail, court hears :: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Newry play park campaign SF 'Trojan horse policy in action' :: The News Letter

Roseann Mallon murder - detective to face weapon questions :: Belfast Telegraph

Senior IRA man killed missing Irish American top cop claims :: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
James O'Shea

Torture of teens just as wrong as torture of inmates :: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Family joins memorial service for soldiers murdered 25 years ago :: The News Letter

Unionist legal challenge to Derry and Strabane super council name :: BBC

'Public must be heard on Conscience Bill' - McAteer :: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Invoking human rights gets results - Ex-quango chief :: The News Letter

Hate crime conviction rate rises :: Belfast Telegraph

Huge questions posed as Sinn Fein moves towards taking power (Dec 14) :: Sunday Independent
Dan O'Brien

Former Housing Executive head Brian Rowntree denies he showed bias (Dec 11) :: BBC

STG178m awarded to private landlords could have solved crisis :: Belfast Media
David Whelan

Thatcher 'murder' is BBC's Book at Bedtime - Radio 4 ignores protests to give author's 'sick and perverted' fantasy a coveted broadcast slot :: Daily Mail
Chris Hastings

Cross-border World Cup bid setback as Casement Park redevelopment stalled :: Irish Independent
Wayne O'Connor

Peers to examine Stormont-Westminster relationship :: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Carwyn Jones urges David Cameron not to deny Wales control of Air Passenger Duty after ministerial meeting :: WalesOnline.co.uk
David Williamson

Northern Ireland should pay close attention to proposed Scottish devolution package :: Belfast Telegraph
John Simpson

UK needs to begin lengthy debate on value of staying in EU :: The News Letter
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