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Thursday, December 31

Actor Nesbitt's honour marks painful search for Northern Ireland's disappeared: Irish Independent

Witch-hunt – Ex-Para's verdict as Bloody Sunday troops face new quiz over civilian deaths during riots months before the Londonderry violence: Daily Mail
Larisa Brown and David Williams

Attack on peacemaker John Hume leaves a sour taste: Irish News
Allison Morris

Bereaved families have a right to the truth: The Irish Times
Anne Cadwallader

Basil McCrea parties with Tina McKenzie while NI21 falls apart with resignation of its only councillor: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black and Jonny Bell

It's time to dance the anniversaries waltz: Irish News
Tom Collins

Bomb scares – 'Garden shed' terrorism may seem amateurish but these devices are deadly and part of our daily lives: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

'I hope you die like Ronan Kerr' man told police: Derry Journal

Peter Robinson imagined as Ulster PM in united Ireland: Irish News

Robinson's resignation as DUP deputy leader 'paid off handsomely' (Dec 30): The News Letter
Sam McBride

Dick Spring said he would not accept not done enough on security: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Keeping the lady onside for the Anglo-Irish Agreement (Dec 30): The Irish Times
John Bowman

An Archbishop, a Taoiseach and an angry face-off over IRA violence and 'genocide':
Rónán Duffy

British alarm over rising Sinn Féin vote in 1988 (Dec 30): Irish News

Declassified files – Government rejected Hermon plea to outlaw Sinn Fein: The News Letter

SDLP impressed by party's inclusion in government's 'most secret negotiations' (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Stephen Collins and Mary Minihan

Garret FitzGerald asked Britain about using unarmed police in North (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Governor warned of potential 'bloodbath' among IRA prisoners if rubber bullets were removed:
Rónán Duffy

National Archives 1985 – Semtex shortage for training sniffer dogs at the Maze prison (Dec 30): Irish Examiner

NI state papers – Unionists 'cock-a-hoop' at divorce rejection: BBC
Éamon Phoenix

RTE urged to avoid NI (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Douglas Hurd forbade 'Derry' and 'Londonderry' in official correspondence (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

Douglas Hurd so hungover on Irish trip he had to be walked round park, papers reveal (Dec 30): Daily Mirror
Jack Blanchard

Trooping off to school – Amazing video of children strolling past British soldiers at the start of The Troubles: Belfast Live
Mark McCreary

Former SDLP mayor and republican internee Pat McCarthy accepts MBE: Irish News
John Monaghan

Pluralism must replace church's grip on schools, says McAleese: Irish Independent
Sarah Mac Donald

1916 celebrations should emphasise diversity, says President Higgins: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Wednesday, December 30

Villiers to meet Sinn Féin in bid to break deadlock on how to deal with the past: BBC
Vincent Kearney

The past needs clarity not ambiguity...: UTV
Brian Rowan

North's councillors should beware the Barnet cuts: Irish News
Brian Feeney

2015 in review – Politics in Northern Ireland: BBC
Mark Devenport

Twaddell camp protest goes on: The News Letter

NI21's only councillor Johnny McCarthy quits party: BBC

NI21 remains silent about loss of sole NI councillor: The News Letter

Bail refused for man who made hoax bomb warning: Derry Journal
Claire Allan

Anger as Northern Ireland bomb squad deals with 700 security alerts in the last three years: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Dissident woman takes legal case over jail visits: The News Letter

Brit Paras face new Northern Ireland probe into deaths of 10 civilians in Belfast: Daily Mirror
Chris Hughes

Sinn Féin wants to maintain misery in Ireland, Rabbitte claims: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

State's preparations for Brexit incredibly lacking, warns Ibec: The Irish Times
Declan Conlon

National Archives 1985 – Thatcher- FitzGerald talks on a knife-edge: Irish Examiner
Seán McCárthaigh

Anglo-Irish Agreement – 'We both have the same fears. We are both afraid we have gone too far': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel and Chris Parkin

1985 State papers – The Anglo-Irish agreement sows seeds for future peace in North: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel and Chris Parkin

Hume-Adams talks 'threatened peace process': Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

National Archives 1985 – John Hume sought talks with the IRA Army Council: Irish Examiner

Declassified files – Hume wanted to talk to IRA Army Council: The News Letter
Ed Carty

Unnerved Thatcher relieved unionists didn't bomb after Anglo-Irish accord: The News Letter

Garret FitzGerald rejected 'unacceptable' call to cede three counties to North: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Declassified files – Paisley vowed never to talk to SF; McGuinness pledged to fight on: The News Letter

'Steam has run out' of Ian Paisley, but Peter Robinson is 'a dangerous man': The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Secret files – 'Astonishment' at Soviet Union's concern for jailed Provo killers' human rights: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Catholic Primate lobbied for release of Gusty Spence: Irish News
Allison Morris

Killing of loyalist was bid 'to rebuild IRA support': Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Spying – Taoiseach warned of UK bugging Irish communications: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel and Chris Parkin

NI state papers – Dublin anger over Birmingham Six and John Stalker: BBC
Éamon Phoenix

Tuesday, December 29

Ex-SDLP leader accuses DUP of bullying UUP out of north-south bodies: Irish News

Stop-start year for northern politics: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Next year critical for SF as elections loom on both sides of the border: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Gerry Adams is unfit for office (Dec 27): Sunday Independent

Decision to stall sports complex 'linked' to flags dispute: Irish News
John Monaghan

Unionists slam cost of dissident policing in wake of parades figure: The News Letter

Man charged over shots fired at police car: UTV

Police numbers won't be cut to make savings of £13m, says senior PSNI officer: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Police force 'dragging feet' after finally confirming it will interview ex-Provo: The News Letter

Double-killer's Christmas gift – Loyalist murderer among more than 30 lifers released from prison for festive break: Belfast Telegraph
Christopher Woodhouse

The IRA tarnished the very word republican – Seamus Mallon: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Republicans and historians remain divided over Hunger Strikes (Dec 18): The Irish Times
Maggie Scull

Flagship A5 & A6 in budget: Londonderry Sentinel

Nama's Northern portfolio dominates business year: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Parliament refurbishment – Plan to house MPs in underground car park described as 'bonkers' due to 1979 INLA car bomb: Belfast Telegraph

Demand for school equality is growing (Dec 28): The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Why Scotland's ousted unionist MPs are struggling to get jobs: The Herald
David Leask

The Prime Minister should say it more often – the people of the UK are better together: The Spectator

Monday, December 28

Loyalists 'still on ceasefire' despite UDA death threat: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

New year of possibility needs new political language: Irish News
Tom Kelly

My list of people Northern Ireland would be a lot better off without: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Wider significance of Dungiven dispute: Irish News

Murderers, gun runners, fugitives – who really calls the shots down here? (Dec 27): Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan and Philip Ryan

Hard line old school brigade still has an iron grip on SF party (Dec 27): Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Troubles victim – 'I tried to kill myself because I felt I was a burden to everyone': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Father-of-two is latest casualty of IRA's 1996 Manchester bombing: The News Letter

Seamus Mallon – Sinn Féin 'played John Hume like 3lb trout': BBC

Prince Charles makes £2,000 donation to St Patrick's Church: Irish News
John Monaghan

Support for terrorism law not so clear in north (Aug 8): Irish News
Newton Emerson

Welsh village summons ghosts of Ireland's revolutionary past: The Guardian
Maev Kennedy

Minister calls for new laws for unbaptised pupils: The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Politicians must frame laws that protect free speech (Dec 17): The News Letter

Religion in schools – Abolish Rule 68: Irish Examiner

Independent thinking can save the Union: The Scotsman
Brian Monteith

Sunday, December 27

Bomb casualty in plea for victims to be recognised: The News Letter

How can we all move on together when truth is parked? (Dec 24): Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Troubles' legacy endures in north (Dec 16): Irish News
Ruth Sutherland

'Parades policing' cost £6.7m in 2015: UTV

Sinn Fein defends criminals in general election campaign team: Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan and Philip Ryan

Don't blame Sinn Fein for undermining law, they're only following orders: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

The real 'teddy bear' in Adams's closet isn't cuddly: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Investment has potential to put us on the right road: The News Letter

'If this doesn't outrage you what will?': The Argus
Anne Campbell

Catholic Church isn't a force of evil when it comes to schools debate (Dec 17): Irish Examiner
Victoria White

Diarmuid Martin – Ireland becoming 'increasingly ambiguous in its understanding of God':
Cormac Fitzgerald

Speaking Irish enriched my sense of identity (Dec 21): The Irish Times
Mary McAleese

Holyrood launches drive to promote Scots language (Sep 11): The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Saturday, December 26

Fears of rift among republicans as 'Slab' loyalists blame SF for not shielding him from the law: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Williams

How much longer must this foostering over Sinn Féin and its IRA links go on?: Irish Independent
John Downing

Adams's backing of pal Slab Murphy is a real problem for SF in run-up to election (Dec 22): Irish Independent
Colette Browne

You cannot have things both ways, Mr Adams (Dec 21): Irish Independent

Thompson hopeful on new deal to help victims of Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Real IRA could launch one-off attacks on mainland Britain, ministers warned: Daily Telegraph
Tom Whitehead

Prison service apologises to police widow over failure to reveal her husband's killer had been freed: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Father-of-two becomes latest victim of Troubles – 20 years on: Daily Telegraph
John Bingham

So much for the creation of the title of 'super council' (Dec 22): Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Segregated education must end (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Noreen Campbell

Supporters of academic excellence must speak out (Dec 23): The News Letter

'It has definitely helped community relations' (Dec 22): Derry Journal

Just eight schools divested of church patronage (Dec 21): Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

It's unfair some parents have no choice but a Catholic school – but don't blame the Church (Dec 16): Irish Independent
Eamon Delaney

Love of Irish language set to grow from ground up (Sep 12): Derry Journal
Helen Sweeney

Mark Regan – 'There's huge health inequality between Northern Ireland and England' (Aug 17): Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth

Teacher arrested following probe into claims she praised the IRA on social media: Scottish Daily Record

Celtic help turn round life of former Rangers yob: The Herald
Hugh Macdonald

Friday, December 25

'Slab' Murphy and gang 'betrayed' by prosecution, says source (Dec 22): The Irish Times
Colm Keena

Slab's conviction shows how deep criminality runs within the Provos: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

The key figures who really hold sway over Sinn Féin (Dec 22): Irish Independent

Mob rule on our streets (Dec 15): Irish News

Victim calls for Corbyn to meet her 'eyeball to eyeball' over IRA (Dec 21): The News Letter

'Somebody is having a laugh!' – Diver (Dec 17): Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Facts don't back gay blood ban: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Agnew

Project 'building safer communities' across four Limavady estates (Dec 22): Derry Journal

£228 million allocated for A5 construction: Ulster Herald

Derry's Cenotaph is branded a 'dull and dirty disgrace': Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised (Dec 21):
Michael Sheils McNamee

Spiritual support and 1916: Irish Catholic
Diarmuid Martin

Ex-Sinn Fein treasurer and his brother jailed for stabbing (Dec 20): Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Minister calls the tune for 2016 Peace Proms (Dec 19): Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

We'll remain better together (Sep 11): Edinburgh Evening News
Brian Monteith

Thursday, December 24

DUP defends deal with Sinn Fein after Adams' IRA comments: The News Letter

'Slab' terror court here to stay, Adams warned: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Adams launches astonishing attack on DPP Loftus (Dec 22): Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Raid on Murphy lands uncovered cross-Border oil pipe in outhouse: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

IRA victim's parents horrified by Sinn Fein backing for 'Slab' Murphy: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Cusack

Murphy case sits right on the North-South faultline for Sinn Féin and its leader: Irish Independent
John Downing

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy swerved settlement with Cab: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

'Slab' conviction cannot be hailed as a victory over cross-border crime (Dec 20): Sunday Independent
Dearbhail McDonald

IRA spy ring watching Leinster House holds the key to Sinn Féin's outlook: Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Conviction of Thomas "Slab" Murphy, former IRA Chief of Staff, a blow for peace process: Irish Voice/
James O'Shea

No matter how much progress Sinn Féin makes, the past just pulls party back in: Irish Independent
Shane Coleman

All change at Stormont – Almost 30pc of MLAs not standing for re-election: The News Letter
Sam McBride

SDLP co-opt McCrossan into West Tyrone seat: Ulster Herald

Stormont needs to do much better: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Wallce in failed bid to post bail for man accused of IRA membership: Wexford People
Esther Hayden

Bandit country needs 'robust' joint police force to fight crime: Irish Independent

'Micky Bo' killer among those released for Christmas: Irish News
Allison Morris

Dublin to release Anglo-Irish Agreement papers: The News Letter

Confronting the past so all of us can look to the future: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

O'Loan – 'Unacceptable' lack of senior women judges (Aug 24): Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Liam Neeson 'Taken' by integrated education campaign: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin to campaign against Brexit in EU referendum: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Wednesday, December 23

Gardaí believe 'Slab' Murphy case may trigger Sinn Féin-IRA split: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

'Slab' Murphy's trial was plain wrong, says Adams: Irish News
Ed Carty

Gerry Adams – People who were in IRA are not criminals: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

Fury after Gerry Adams claims IRA members not criminals: The News Letter
Adam Kula

Mary Lou – 'I've met Slab three times. He's a very nice man': Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson and Kevin Doyle

Sinn Féin's Mac Lochlainn says he has never met 'Slab' Murphy: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Republican support for the rule of law depends on who is accused of breaking it: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald

Gerry Adams owes Slab Murphy a debt of gratitude: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Mask slips to show cancer at heart of SF – Defending Adams' defence: Irish Examiner

Adams' judgment in question: Belfast Telegraph

Adams is either naive or grossly irresponsible (Dec 22): Irish Independent

Foster sets out her vision for future in message to party: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Time will tell if Arlene Foster can pass acid tests: Belfast Telegraph
Rick Wilford

SDLP cool on loyalist call for tactical voting against Sinn Fein: The News Letter

PSNI apologises to Peadar Heffron for bomb investigation: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Flags – Could the Irish tricolour fly on Northern Ireland council buildings?: Belfast Telegraph
Bill White

Orange Order – Let's hope the new year marks a new start for parading: The News Letter

Racist graffiti sprayed on house in south Belfast: Irish News
John Monaghan

Condemnation after prominent loyalist is shot: Carrick Times

Dissident inmates to sue State over prison conditions: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Alleged top dissident Fitzsimons held for two years is denied bail: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Dissident attempted murder charge 'attempt to frustrate paroles': The News Letter

Man released in Paul McCauley murder probe: UTV

One in four new prison officers quit within two years: Irish News
John Monaghan

Ferris has no regrets about collecting McAuley from prison: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Martin McGuinness supports new cross-border task force that he says will relentlessly tackle the 'scourge of criminality': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

There is an onus on those who believe in standards in education to speak out: The News Letter
Billy Young

Education being hurt by ideology: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Weir

Plans to mark 1916 centenary rejected: Coleraine Times

Nothern Ireland's politicians 'must tap into success of our powerful diaspora': Belfast Telegraph
Yvette Shapiro

Ireland has work to do to include citizens living abroad: The Irish Times
Sarah Cantwell

Quinlivan – Noonan's SF attack is 'tiresome' and 'boring': Limerick Leader
Nick Rabbitts

Tuesday, December 22

'Slab' Murphy and gang 'betrayed' by prosecution, says source: The Irish Times
Colm Keena

Martin McGuinness backs Slab Murphy saying he was "invaluable" to the peace process: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Now Mary Lou backs 'good republican' Slab: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor, Kevin Doyle and Jim Cusack

Sinn Féin members rally behind Gerry Adams over his backing for Tom 'Slab' Murphy: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy – Peter Robinson says jury trial would have been 'madness': BBC

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says he is under no obligation to 'swallow the entire baggage' of the State: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Compare and contrast: Mary Lou on Ansbacher accounts – and on Slab: Irish Independent
John Downing

Outburst comes amid growing fears of witness intimidation and interference: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Cusack

Provo reliance on illicit funds 'forced Adams to back Slab': Irish Independent
Jim Cusack

Parents of IRA murder victim Quinn disgusted at latest Adams stance: Irish Independent
Jim Cusack and Niall O'Connor

SF reaction to 'Slab' Murphy trial part of 'persecution complex': The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Adams's undermining of the State proves he should never run it: Irish Independent
Micheál Martin

Murphy defence exposes Sinn Féin contradictions: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Slab furore gives us a chilling glimpse into Sinn Féin strategy: Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Sinn Féin doublespeak and denial re-surface in wake of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy verdict: The Irish Times

Lord Kilclooney in call for move on opposition: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Lord Kilclooney – 'I'm impressed by Martin McGuinnness' development': Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Chief constable to face Policing Board Peadar Heffron report questions: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Alleged dissident held in custody for two years on police murder attempt, refused bail: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Loyalists urge SDLP tactical voting to keep out Sinn Fein: Irish News
Allison Morris

PSNI response serves dissidents not Catholic officers: Irish News
Fionnuala O Connor

Loyalist William Cameron shot in leg sparking fears of further violence: Belfast Telegraph
Erinn Kerr

Task force gears up to tackle cross-border crime: Belfast Telegraph

Cross-Border taskforce will investigate organised crime: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Cross-border crime body welcomed: Irish News
John Manley

New cross-border crime task force to meet for first time next month: The News Letter

New task force has vital role: Irish News

Man arrested in Paul McCauley murder probe: UTV

Man held over murder of Paul McCauley: Belfast Telegraph

Man who admitted IRA offences is jailed – but will be out in May 2016: Derry Journal

Undercover officer Mark Kennedy 'monitored NI groups': BBC
Kevin Magee

Ex-internees to get tribunal in 2016: Derry Journal

Vigil marks 40th Anniversary of triple murder attack: The Cross Examiner

Anger at John O'Dowd's Irish school move: Belfast Telegraph

We need to hear reasoning behind John O'Dowd's school decision (Dec 19): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial dismisses BREXIT NI instability warning as scaremongering: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

'Provo Princess' teacher who glorifies IRA on social media sparks probe by police and council chiefs: Scottish Daily Record
Graeme Thomson

Monday, December 21

Ministers meet to talk about Fresh Start agreement: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Meeting in Dublin set to discuss legacy issues: The News Letter

Hawks and doves circle as another fresh start begins: Tribune Magazine
John Coulter

Arlene Foster – A political trailblazer who has shattered glass ceiling in record-breaking fashion (Dec 18): Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Alan Shatter says Sinn Fein not fit to govern: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

"Decent republicans are tax compliant" – Rivals attack Adams over 'Slab' Murphy comments:
Rónán Duffy

SF leader's credibility in tatters over Murphy case: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor and Jim Cusack

Instead of feting criminals, Adams should ask himself just why 'Slab' didn't get a jury trial: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald

Gerry Adams had little choice but to stand by 'Slab' Murphy: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Fein is again left reeling as Adams fails to cut ties to criminals (Dec 20): Sunday Independent
Niall O'Connor

It is time those within Sinn Féin voiced a different opinion than the typical party line: Irish Independent
John Downing

The legacy of the IRA lives on as Adams says 'Slab' treated unfairly: Irish Examiner

Palmer to stand for UUP in Assembly poll: Ulster Star

Loyalist bonfire funding 'poses fraud risk' report finds: Irish News

Fermanagh victims' group welcomes Lisnaskea school regeneration pledge: The News Letter

Man shot in the leg in Co Antrim attack: Irish News

No place for vigilante activities: Irish News

Man charged with IRA membership over guns find: Irish Independent
Alison O'Riordan

'A few lousy hours' – time pressure in the 1980 hunger strike: The Irish Times
Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Councillors warned after Sinn Féin benefits controversy: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Sinn Féin support since election soars: Irish News
John Manley

FAI will consider any joint civic reception invitation from Belfast: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Anglicanism in crisis – Canterbury's risky move (Sep 18): The Irish Times

Sunday, December 20

Gerry Adams says Thomas 'Slab' Murphy was treated unfairly: BBC

SF leader Gerry Adams faces political scorn after he backs up criminal: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan and Maeve Sheehan

Adams paints a picture of his morally decrepit criminal gang of fools: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Why the CAB (nearly) always gets its man (Dec 18): Irish Independent
Tom Brady

New DUP leader Arlene Foster shows her fun side as she jokes around on Q Radio and Cool FM: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Arlene Foster a role model for all politicians: Irish Examiner

Foster can be catalyst for positive change: Irish Independent

Arlene Foster – A pragmatic woman who can be the new face of an evolving NI: Belfast Telegraph

Alarming failings in Peadar Heffron case: Irish News

Two teenage brothers battered in West Belfast attack being linked to Christopher Meli death: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Flanagan fails Sinn Féin reselection test (Dec 15): Irish News
John Manley

UUP will continue to scrutinise use of ratepayers' money: Coleraine Times
Nichola Neill

Second-class republicans? Sinn Féin, feminism and the women's hunger strike (Dec 18): The Irish Times
Maria Power

Loyalists reluctant to tell their stories, says NI playwright (Dec 18): The Irish Times
Peter Murtagh

Bishop's warning over 1916 centenary commemorations (Dec 19): Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Irish nationalism core to GAA ethos, so why is it trying to downplay fact? (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Ireland unlikely to sign up to any new European border patrol (Dec 18): The Irish Times
Suzanne Lynch

Sinn Fein won't support anti-terror laws following Paris attacks: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan

Battle over Northern Ireland abortion law could last for three years, warns human rights chief (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Celtic star Stokes says he received death threats which pushed him to the verge of quitting: Sunday Herald

Belfast city council row over Syrian air strikes (Dec 17): The News Letter

The Irish Peace Process – a Destroyer of World Peace?: CounterPunch
Aidan O'Brien

Saturday, December 19

Arlene Foster speaks out about IRA attempts on her and her father's life: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Arlene Foster – I'd accept no prosecutions if Provos told who put bomb under school bus: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Arlene Foster rules out legacy progress ahead of May's poll: Irish News
John Manley

New DUP leader – 'I want this to be a golden age in Northern Ireland's history': The News Letter
Arlene Foster

Martin McGuinness is expecting business as usual when Arlene Foster takes top position: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Arlene Foster uses CS Lewis quote in her first tweet as DUP leader: Irish News
Jennifer Maloney

Foster's rise makes unionist unity more plausible than ever: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Woman will change DUP leadership style – Foster: UTV
Louise Convery

New leader moves smoothly through gears to set her own media agenda: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

A question of disbandment...: UTV
Brian Rowan

Fresh start? Spare a thought for victims and the survivors: The News Letter
Mike Nesbitt

Ireland is no more the land of saints and scholars: Irish News
Patrick Murphy

Sinn Fein TDs silent over party's connections to IRA tax dodger:
Niall O'Connor and John Downing

Adams response to Murphy conviction shows 'SF not fit to govern': The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Gerry Adams under fire over 'Slab' support: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

Criticism of PSNI decision to reduce sanctions in Heffron case: Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Man suing Google over allegations he is a police informant: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Dissident Republicans order in luxury food including fillet steaks at Portlaoise Prison: Irish Mirror
Gordon Deegan

Carrick man shot in leg by gang of masked men: Belfast Live
Jilly Beattie

Dissident republican clears first stage of partially secret trial: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Man arrested by gardai targeting activities of dissident republicans in Louth: Irish Mirror
Robert Hynes

Bloody Sunday – Did Prince Charles see British documents?: Derry Journal
Eamon Sweeney

Pat Finucane inquiry decision appeal to be heard in April: Irish News
John Manley

Daughters of Miami Showband singer Fran open up about losing their dad in 1975 massacre: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Euro 2016 – Dublin and Belfast may host receptions for teams: The Irish Times
Ciarán D'Arcy

The capital city of NI should recognise the national football team: The News Letter

MP fury as 40-pupil Irish school replaces college axed over low numbers: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Small bunscoil to move onto site of shut high school: Irish News
Simon Doyle

Auditors' concern over cash to MLA's bouncy castle enterprise: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Commission shoots itself in the foot over abortion: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Sending your child to the school of choice via a baptism cert: Irish Examiner
Michael Clifford

Lobby groups accuse Ireland of failing to vindicate basic rights (Dec 15): The Irish Times
Kitty Holland

Appeal after sectarian singing on Falkirk train (Dec 14): BBC

Friday, December 18

Arlene Foster elected DUP leader and set to be NI's First Minister: Irish Independent
Lesley-Anne McKeown

Arlene Foster in pledge to 'make NI great again': The News Letter

Arlene Foster a 'breath of fresh air' for DUP's leadership says Kyle Paisley: Belfast Telegraph
Jonny Bell and Liam Clarke

First part of Arlene Foster's unionist coronation goes smoothly: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Arlene Foster's elevation puts her under more scrutiny: BBC
Chris Page

North's new First Minister survived an IRA bombing:
Daragh Brophy

Arlene Foster must keep Sinn Fein onside while keeping DUP united: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Peter Robinson – leaving Stormont politics on a high note? (Nov 26): (from the Tyrone Constitution)
Peter Kelly

Paramilitary disbandment strategy panel unveiled: BBC

Members sought for flags and emblems group: Irish News
John Manley

Thorny issues right up law chief's street: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Former Ukip Westminster candidate Joe Jordan defects to UUP: The News Letter

Officers should be disciplined over bomb attack intelligence – Police ombudsman: The News Letter

Police have met Peadar Heffron about Ombudsman's report: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Craigavon 'punishment shooting' condemned: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Farmer accused of being senior IRA commander convicted of tax fraud: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Gerry Adams refuses to condemn Thomas 'Slab' Murphy after tax conviction: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

Identity of person in paper trail crucial issue in 'Slab' Murphy trial: The Irish Times

Damage done by Murphy's activities will take decades to clean up: Irish Independent
Jim Cusack

Tax dodger 'Slab' Murphy could get slap on the wrist: Irish News
Valerie Robinson

Slab's cool composure betrayed by his flushed cheeks as verdict read: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald

'Untouchable' IRA godfather was lionised by Sinn Féin: Irish Independent
Paul Williams

Sinn Féin integrity brought into critical focus -Thomas 'Slab' Murphy convicted: Irish Examiner

Independent TDs offer €5,000 each in failed bid to secure bail for IRA suspect: Irish Independent
Dearbhail McDonald and Kevin Doyle

RIRA boss is out of jail and living at home on temporary release:
Ken Foy

Omagh suspect alleged to have supplied Forkhill explosives: Irish News

Coalisland police station bomb accused fails in bid to be allowed to spend time with family at Christmas: Tyrone Times

Bloody Sunday – Ex-soldiers win High Court fight over questioning in Northern Ireland: Daily Telegraph
Luke Heighton

Bloody Sunday – PSNI not yet decided on appeal against High Court decision: Derry Journal
Eamon Sweeney

Eastwood – Court ruling cannot obstruct justice for Bloody Sunday families: Derry Journal

Families dismiss soldiers' ruling as 'shallow victory': Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Garda Kingsmills information 'raises more questions than answers': The News Letter

Kennedy continues to press for justice for Kingsmills families: Newry Times

Brighton bomb kills officer – 31 years later: The News Letter

Rethinking the 1980/1981 hunger strikes: The Irish Times
Alison Garden & Maggie Scull

Segregated education must end: Belfast Telegraph
Noreen Campbell

Executive agrees new budget for Northern Ireland: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Smaller parties rail against lack of budget consultation: Irish News
John Manley

Northern Ireland and Republic could meet in Euro 2016 Windsor warm-up: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Decision day on Belfast reception for Ireland football teams: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Thursday, December 17

Theresa Villiers says British more open than others on the past: Irish News
John Manley

Legacy issues not insurmountable but risk can't be taken on security: Irish News
Theresa Villiers

Majority of Catholics back Union Flag on designated days: The News Letter

Fresh Start destined for OFMDFM black hole: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Mistletoe and whine (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph
Will Chambré

Arlene Foster poised to be crowned DUP leader: Irish News
John Manley

Arlene Foster – The new face of the Democratic Unionist Party: The Irish Times

Man released in Belfast dissident activity probe: UTV

Threat from violent dissidents remains high: Irish News

O'Dowd set to meet with police over fire bomb attacks: Banbridge Leader

Supergrass Gary Haggarty to find out if he is to stand trial: The News Letter

Republican prisoner Gavin Coyle at 'breaking point': Irish News
Claire Simpson

Minister may face judicial review over Ludlow murder: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

PSNI use trailer in MRF appeal: Irish News
Allison Morris

McCaughey family from Cappagh denied material on SAS shootings: Tyrone Times

Protestants slain by rogue Para unit deserve justice too: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Bomb survivor – 'Ombudsman must go': Londonderry Sentinel
Niall Deeney

Did Gerry Adams believe in hunger strikes as a weapon? The record suggests not: The Irish Times
Thomas Dolan

Ex-soldiers facing Bloody Sunday questioning to learn if arrests blocked: Belfast Telegraph

Brother of shooting victim speaks after O'Connor FBI files released:

Asbestos from Brighton bomb kills detective: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Northern Ireland abortion laws incompatible with human rights – Judge: The News Letter

Judge fails to back ending of Northern Ireland abortion ban: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Catholic priest tells how a doctrinal dispute with Pastor McConnell led to friendship: The News Letter

Judgement reserved in 'heathen Islam sermon' Pastor McConnell trial in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph

Majority of senior gardaí feel morale is very low in the force: Irish Independent
Philip Ryan

Lobby groups accuse Ireland of failing to vindicate basic rights: The Irish Times
Kitty Holland

So tough for border retailers: Belfast Telegraph
Donald C McFetridge

Segregation of four-year-olds in schools has to stop (Dec 16): The Irish Times
Paddy Monahan

Celtic fans protest as officers seize anti-police flag from crowd during St Johnstone match (Dec 14): Scottish Daily Record
Sally Hind

Wednesday, December 16

Judith Thompson's bid to revive legacy talks: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

'Troubles' legacy – Victim's lambast lack of progress: Derry Journal
Eamon Sweeney

Gregory Campbell eases fears over DUP's leadership: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SDLP leadership quells West Tyrone row: Irish News

Support grows for keeping North's 'peace walls': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Northern Ireland interfaces – More residents want peace walls to stay: BBC
Robbie Meredith

Peace walls reflect our divided society: Irish News

Terror attack threat in Northern Ireland still 'severe', warns Theresa Villiers: Belfast Telegraph

Armed detectives continue search of lands near where arms dump found: Irish Independent

Bomb 'planned for Londonderry hotel police recruitment event': BBC

Hussey hails excellent work by Garda to thwart republican violence: Londonderry Sentinel

Paisley – Dissidents being squeezed by security services: The News Letter

Three TDs at bail hearing for man held on IRA membership charges: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Man charged with IRA membership and possession of explosive substance: Irish Independent
Daniel Hickey

Arrest in north Belfast dissident investigation: UTV

Young couple accused of bomb-making had complete timer unit, court is told: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

Monaghan assault rifles part of Michael McKevitt RIRA haul (Dec 3): Irish News
Allison Morris

Man, 27, becomes 11th person to be arrested in relation to murder of Paul McCauley: Belfast Live
Chris Kilpatrick

Woman arrested over Peggy O'Hara funeral: Derry Journal

Hundreds turn out at candlelit vigil for murdered Christopher: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Derry teens attacked by sectarian gang feared they would be thrown off Peace Bridge: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

'Homophobic slogans' sprayed on houses: UTV

'No more delays in Pearse Jordan inquest' judge warns lawyers: Belfast Telegraph

IRA plot to murder Ian Paisley on day of bloodshed failed when he left home early, his widow Eileen reveals: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

There was little good about the 1970s (Dec 14): Irish News
Tom Kelly

ICTU opts for pragmatism over Stormont Fresh Start protest: Irish News
John Manley

You can visit our school if you bring your chequebook, unionist MLA tells SF Minister: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Police authority fast-tracked: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Gerry Adams admits Dail debate no-show is a 'sad reflection' on Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

RTE Trots are gearing up for General Election 2016 (Dec 13): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Pastor James McConnell – Judge rejects bid to end Islam remarks trial: BBC

Nicholson calls for international co-operation and support for victims: The News Letter


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