This archive contains references to articles from December 16-31, 2016. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.




Book Reviews
& Book Forum

Search / Archive
Back to 10/96





Saturday, December 31

RHI scandal – Foster will not step aside 'for a single day': DUP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Sinn Féin rules out 'costly and time-consuming' RHI public inquiry: Irish News
John Manley

Eastwood tells Foster – "abide by the will of the people": Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

RHI scandal – Foster's department was warned before whistle-blower, but ignored advice: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Arlene Foster's safe for now but that would change if election was called: Irish News
John Manley

In the absence of humility, First Minister's position is increasingly precarious: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Lack of RHI rules poses a problem for Stormont: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Police in attendance at security alert at Sandy Row primary school: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Police grill hero Chelsea Pensioner, 75, for FOUR hours over the killing of an IRA terrorist in 1972: Daily Mail
Larisa Brown

Chelsea Pensioner tells of his despair at being accused of murdering IRA gunman almost 45 years ago: Daily Telegraph
Robert Mendick

Libyan official 'wanted to pay IRA $50million to WIPE OUT Thatcher' state documents claim: Daily Express
Zoe Efstathiou

IRA was able to tap calls by gardaí: Irish Examiner
Brian Hutton

Anglo-Irish relations hit 'bottom of the pit' over alleged Provo priest: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Declassified files – Mystery over bizarre Dublin bid to block appearance with Gay Byrne: The News Letter
Sam McBride

London and Dublin feared unionists might declare independence in wake of Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Hutton

Working class Catholics were 'anti-everything' said Cahal Daly, records reveal: Belfast Telegraph

Declassified Files – Top SDLP figures energetically briefed against one another: The News Letter
Sam McBride

IRA planned to exploit Thatcher privatisation to fund activities: Belfast Telegraph

No question of a 'soft border' in 1989: BBC
Éamon Phoenix

Declassifed Files – In Troubles' final years, RoI still a 'haven for criminals': The News Letter
Sam McBride

1974 – Riotous scenes in Stormont assembly chamber: BBC
Éamon Phoenix

Strip search film by Derry group refused grant in 1986: The Irish Times
Fiona Gartland

Mrs Thatcher had rare leadership qualities, as files show: The News Letter

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy named as key figure in fuel smuggling: Irish Independent
Adrian Rutherford

Don't expect too much political change in 2017 (Dec 30): Irish News
Alex Kane

Theresa May cannot pick and choose her battles on human rights (Dec 30): The Independent

DUP's first months in charge of education see definite shift in policy: Irish News
Simon Doyle

Centenary celebrations hailed a success for 'helping to heal country's divisions': Irish Independent
John Downing

Allow married Catholic priests to halt decline in Ireland, says clergyman: The Guardian
Harriet Sherwood

Brian Burns reported to be next US ambassador to Ireland: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Burns has links to the greatest of Irish American dynasties: Irish Independent
Luke Byrne

Irish border areas prove pain for collecting speed fines: Belfast Telegraph

Friday, December 30

Allister calls for a new form of direct rule to be run alongside Assembly if the Executive collapses in 2017: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Arlene Foster wrote to banks backing RHI loans: Sunday World
Steven Moore

Calls for Foster to resign over 'cash for ash' letter to banks: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Disquiet is growing over renewable heat scheme: Irish News

Theresa May's plans to scrap human rights laws facing legal challenge: The Independent
Siobhan Fenton

Frustrated Flanagan challenges London to reveal its Brexit plan: Irish Independent
John Downing

Theresa May's plans to scrap human rights laws facing legal challenge from Alliance Party's Stewart Dickson: Belfast Telegraph

Man in his 60s arrested over 1991 disappearance: Irish Examiner
Anne Lucey

'To leave Sinn Féin is to leave the IRA,' Adams told ard fheis: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Thatcher admitted UK 'got border wrong in 1921':
Ralph Riegel and Chris Parkin

Secret papers – UDR denied 'pointing guns at Irish army': BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Files reveal Stalker concern over 'six murders': ITV

RUC 'shoot to kill' investigator John Stalker taken off case before it was due to report: Daily Express

Thatcher told FitzGerald to take all Northern nationalists south: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

State Papers reveal Thatcher 'depressed' over Northern Ireland violence: RTE

SDLP titans John Hume and Seamus Mallon split on issue of Irish unity: Belfast Telegraph

Anglo-Irish Agreement 'a great shock' to Unionists, FitzGerald told Reagan: The Irish Times
Elaine Edwards

Garrett Fitzgerald ordered plans to be reviewed in case of mass exodus of 'refugees' from North: Irish Examiner

Fears of 'big' bomb offensive in Dublin: Irish Independent
Brian Hutton

Declassified Files – Irish helped in bid to extradite 'major terrorist' Finucane: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Top civil servant suggested 'doing nothing' over loyalist violence, files reveal: Belfast Telegraph

NI state papers reveal government focus on public image of the UDR: BBC
Will Leitch

Ex-Taoiseach ordered plans be reviewed in case of mass exodus of 'refugees': Belfast Telegraph

Kenny will be 'best' for Brexit: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rules out 'grand coalition': Irish Examiner
Fiachra O Cionnaith

Police tell Old Firm fans – Don't display offensive banners likely to stir up hate crimes: The Herald
Stacey Mullen

Celtic supporters banned from wearing hard hats at Hogmanay Old Firm game: Scottish Daily Record
Anne McCollum

Thursday, December 29

RHI scandal – Trimble says speaker should consider his position: The News Letter
Adam Kula

Why Arlene is right to call for an independent inquiry into the RHI scheme to establish facts: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

'Cash for ash' is just a symptom, the real problem is a misplaced sense of our own entitlement (Dec 26): Belfast Telegraph
Owen Polley

A new beginning for north's politics in 2017: Irish News
John Manley

How closure of police bases will hit public confidence in the force: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Nobody in NI believes in self-reliance: The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Former Special Branch officer claims it saved 16,500 lives during Troubles: Irish News

Close examination needed of employment trends across Northern Ireland (Dec 22): The News Letter

Sinn Féin fury over two-sentence report in Private Eye: Derry Journal

Call for 'Hillsborough-style' inquiry into prison deaths in Northern Ireland:
Claire Smyth

One event enough to mark Civil War, says chairman of advisory group: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

Do we need a United Ireland to protect the island's environment?: Irish Examiner
Victoria White

Passports connect with emigrants and diaspora (Dec 28): Irish Independent

Irish in London – 'Brexit and Trump made me feel less welcome in the UK':
Ruairi O'Grady

'Ireland would be the biggest loser from a breakup of the EU' – Irish MEPs on Europe's future:
Gráinne Ní Aodha

Vulnerability to Brexit – We need other trading partners: Irish Examiner

The cheerleaders for stupid Brexit lead us over the cliff: The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Wednesday, December 28

RHI scandal – Call for justice minister to check legality of claims: The News Letter
Niall Deeney and Adam Kula

Green energy scheme fuels Northern Ireland crisis: Financial Times
Vincent Boland

Why Opposition are right to turn up the heat on DUP and Sinn Féin over cash for ash scandal: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

When the going gets tough, Arlene Foster gets tougher (Dec 25): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

The executive will splutter on but Speaker has to go: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Will Stormont still be standing in 2017?: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

State to seek automatic EU entry for NI in event of unification: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Brexit pushes Northern Ireland applications for Irish passport above 65,000: Belfast Telegraph

High time for Brexit clarity: Irish News

Why reunified Ireland offers best outcome for North's future: The Irish Times
Kevin Meagher

Irish bursary axing criticised (Dec 27): Irish News

Paramilitary-linked murders double in a year: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Community relations chief hails 2016 a year of progress: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Pub bombings – The people of Birmingham give us hope that 2017 may see us achieve our inquest goal – campaigners: Birmingham Mail
Julie Hambleton

1916 centenary celebrations- A template for Civil War ceremonies: Irish Examiner

DUP's Donaldson backs ResPublica report into erosion of religious freedom in workplace (Nov 30): Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

Border car rammings linked to Detective Adrian Donohoe murder gang: Irish Independent
Jim Cusack

'After Trump and Brexit, the centre ground of Irish politics shouldn't take their position for granted in 2017':
Larry Donnelly

What if the UK reverses its decision to exit the EU?: New Statesman
Richard Mylles

Police to set up 'safe zone' in Glasgow for first time as Old Firm fans take to streets on Hogmanay: Scottish Daily Record

Tuesday, December 27

Sinn Féin's Barry McElduff warns over Irish language scheme cuts: Irish News
John Manley

Martin McGuinness' record in Executive can't exorcise the ghosts of the past: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

It's a not such a wonderful life up at Stormont: Irish News
Fionnuala O'Connor

Around world and back here at home, there is still much we should be cheerful about: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

A year of scandal but Gerry's digging his heels in (Dec 25): Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Drumcree protest continues on Christmas Day: Portadown Times

North move on Irish scholarship funding criticised: The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Pope urged to give backing to mixed marriages on visit: Belfast Telegraph
Jim McDowell

Some 40% of Irish people plan to see pope during 2018 visit (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Row over allocation of resources for Troubles legacy investigations (Dec 23): The News Letter

Former Secretary of State who claimed IRA terrorism 'probably' worked dies at 89 (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Eastwood's get well soon message to Sinn Féin's McGuinness: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Former Union Flag protestor credited with aiding Trump election victory: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Bill for Northern Ireland A5 upgrade rises by £3m but not a sod has been turned (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

Easter Rising events a success as they weren't 'hijacked', says Kenny: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

New schools law 'will not change Catholic first policies' (Dec 15): The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

'When is this p***k up for re-election' – George Galloway and a Dublin councillor are having a heated row on Twitter (Dec 24):
Sean Murray

Number of UK lawyers registering in Ireland jumps 275pc in a year (Dec 6): Daily Telegraph
Rhiannon Bury

Inside Track – Why the English nationalism of Kent matters to Scotland: The Herald
Garry Scott

Fr Gary Donegan gets Colombia peace invite: Fermanagh Herald

Monday, December 26

Gun attack on Belfast house – two escape injury: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Extradited man held in Germany: The Kerryman
Simon Brouder

Victims of violence search on for justice: Belfast Telegraph

Million pound RHI winner is a Free Presbyterian elder Jonathan McAuley: Belfast Telegraph
Christopher Woodhouse

Would we be any worse off if Stormont didn't exist? (Dec 24): Irish News
Patrick Murphy

Provo diesel scam gangsters forced to move abroad after crackdown: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Donaldson says his Christian faith helped him to be free of bitterness (Dec 22): The News Letter

'The peace process has liberated me and allowed me to let go of bitterness' (Dec 22): Irish Catholic
Martin O'Brien

Everything you need to know about the new Orange Order Grand Secretary: The News Letter

I wish it could be the Twelfth every day – Orange Order releases Christmas card (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph

'Papal visit to Ireland will inspire us and turn around negativity towards Church': Irish Independent
Sarah MacDonald

Paramilitary trappings at funeral of Sinn Féin press officer Dale Moore (Dec 15): Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Just 1% of students 'opt out' of religion classes in Catholic schools (Dec 20): The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Easter Rising celebrations proved we can put our own house in order: Irish Independent
John Downing

The Queen DID back Brexit, BBC suggests as it claims she said she wanted to 'get on with it': Daily Telegraph
Steven Swinford

Brexit is looking worse and worse for Ireland: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

The stumble towards Brexit and uncertain times for retailers: Irish Independent

Only time will show effects of Brexit: Irish Examiner

Sunday, December 25

RHI scandal – Debacle has damaged NI's name, says UUP man: The News Letter

Sinn Féin delegates take 'One Irish citizen, One Vote' drive to Dáil: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Belfast council asked to examine Charter NI funding (Dec 16): Irish News
Allison Morris

Gardaí find suspected car used by killers of Aidan O'Driscoll: The Irish Times
Barry Roche

Provo drug gang injure PSNI, gardai: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Man arrested over paramilitary-style attack on teenager released: BBC

No bail for two men accused of IRA membership: Sunday World

Dublin accused of own national security veto on Troubles files: The News Letter

Soldiers accuse Belfast 'cabal' of seeking revenge in prosecuting them for murder of IRA gunman: Sunday Telegraph
Patrick Sawer

Road to Redemption:
Chris O'Connell, Doug Longhini and Lauren Clark

Conor McGinn MP – 'My friend Jo Cox's murder made me re-evaluate': The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

On Irish border, shopkeepers fight Brexit fallout:

Brexit holds key to future of British-Irish Common Travel Area (Dec 24): The Irish Times
Joan Scales

Brexit opinion surveys show huge swing to Remain in UK regions that voted Leave: The Independent
Charlotte England

Dumb Brexit means 2016 will go down as the year the Union died (Dec 22): The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Saturday, December 24

Department of Economy 'held up RHI documents release,' says Sinn Féin's Mairtin O Muilleoir: Belfast Telegraph
Jonny Bell

RHI scandal – Cost to NI 'could be 50% higher than thought': The News Letter

Speaker could be first casualty of RHI scandal: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Jamie Bryson will refuse PSNI request to hand over any material relevant to Nama investigation: Irish News
John Monaghan

Gerry Adams has resolutely upheld Belfast Agreement rules: Longford Leader

Why is Tony in jail? Heartbroken wife of Derry republican asks SoS in plaintive Christmas letter: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Man arrested in connection with paramilitary style double shooting of teenager: Belfast Live
Jilly Beattie

Kieran Doherty – Family of Real IRA murder victim want evidence disclosed: BBC

Hutch ally's murder may lead to paramilitaries targeting Kinahans: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

I was filling body bags when you were in your nappy... war hero MLA's answer to young DUP rival who accused him of cowardice over debate on RHI: Belfast Telegraph
Chris McCullough

'No intention to probe murder of RUC officers': The News Letter

We've been thrown to the hyenas: The two Paras facing trial for shooting a Provo godfather 44 years ago talk to the Mail – and we identify the victims of IRA killers not being investigated: Daily Mail
Paul Bracchi

IRA fiend Joe McCann used kids to lure soldier to his death while ex-paratrooper stands in dock accused of killing terrorist (Dec 23): The Sun
Matt Quinton

Soldier arrests make it look like the criminal justice system is ignoring past terror: The News Letter
Doug Beattie

Irish gaeltacht scheme for young 'cut by £50,000': BBC
Robbie Meredith

Former culture minister slams decision to cut Gaeltacht bursary as 'hatred of Irish': Irish News
John Monaghan

PSNI posts a Christmas message for Irish speakers: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Border row blocking aquaculture transfer: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

A cross border medical school might soon be a reality as Ulster University submits application to Medical Council: Donegal Now

Poll – God Save the Queen should remain as Northern Ireland sports anthem, says DUP minister – do you agree? (Dec 21): Belfast Telegraph
Steven Beacom

Minister criticises British government over Brexit strategy: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

'We're all pretending there's someone in charge of Brexit. But we all know that there isn't': Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

Only time will show effects of Brexit: Irish Examiner

PM urges UK to come together for post Brexit future: The News Letter

Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter warns against 'foolhardy' new vote on Scottish independence: Daily Telegraph
Auslan Cramb

Friday, December 23

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness may step down, says former MLA McKay: Belfast Telegraph

UUP's Doug Beattie asks 'good DUP MLAs to have quiet word with Arlene Foster' and tell her to stand aside: Belfast Telegraph
Jonny Bell

Fermanagh MLAs urge Foster to stand aside for RHI probe: Fermanagh Herald
Lauren Harte

RHI scandal – 'Devolution was not meant to be like this': The News Letter

RHI scandal: Speaker's position 'untenable' – Sinn Féin: BBC

Bell – My PhD could not have distraced from RHI: The News Letter

RHI scandal – Praying privately is one thing, but this was like saying God was on Bell's side (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

Absence of grown up politics as heating scandal rumbles on (Dec 22): Irish News
Allison Morris

DUP now drinking in the last chance saloon as high noon beckons: Belfast Telegraph
Daithi McKay

Teen shot in west Belfast 'ordered to leave the country': ITV

Outrageous attack on a child (Dec 20): Irish News

'Closed door' hearing into death of Real IRA man over safety concerns: Sunday World

Furious army hero hounded for IRA fiend Joe McCann's death claims 'he was just doing his job': The Sun
Dan Wilkinson

The legacy processes for Northern Ireland are broken (Dec 17): The News Letter

Widow of murdered butcher taking legal action over PSNI: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

PSNI silent over gun trail, says slain officer's brother: Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

Why the Home Secretary MUST resolve the pub bombs inquest funding debacle (Dec 22): Birmingham Mail
Andy Richards

41 years today since Dundalk bombing that claimed two lives (Dec 19):

RTE and Browne bring Adams tidings of comfort and joy (Dec 18): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Gilman, longtime friend of Ireland, dead at 94: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Education minister Peter Weir urged to promote Easter Rising sites: Irish News
Simon Doyle

Gay cake case – Ashers Baking Company to launch Supreme Court appeal bid: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

'Equality Commission will be responsible for paying the vast majority of their expensive legal bills' (Dec 18): Newtownabbey Times

Home Nations 'must unite' over FIFA poppy ban, says DUP MP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Jeremy Corbyn should re-think hiring Sinn Féin aide, says 'dismayed' Bristol MP: Bristol Post
Patrick Daly

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said (Dec 17):
Órla Ryan

Independent Scotland 'unlikely to be able to remain in EU after Brexit vote' (Dec 15): The Herald
Margaret Taylor

Celtic's Scott Sinclair – We thrive on hate from Rngers fans (Dec 22): The Scotsman
Andrew Smith

Thursday, December 22

Kenny plays down fears for Irish living in post-Brexit UK: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Charlie Flanagan plays down threat to status of Irish in Britain: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

Theresa May and Enda Kenny to discuss Brexit in Dublin: Irish Examiner
Fiachra O Cionnaith

Northern Ireland government 'could pay off RHI claimants' to avoid £400m loss to taxpayer: Belfast Telegraph

Plans to close RHI scheme 'may be fix to spare Arlene Foster's blushes' says Nesbitt: Impartial Reporter
Michael McHugh

Two Stormont departments decline to comment on reports RHI scheme could be closed down: Irish News
John Monaghan

UUP's Nesbitt calls for Stormont speaker Robin Newton to stand down: Belfast Telegraph

RHI scandal – SF joins attack on speaker Robin Newton: The News Letter

RHI scandal – Jonathan Bell worked on PhD about Robinson while minister: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Arlene Foster and DUP should realise Hell hath no fury like an electorate that's been scorned: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Early election could hurt the SDLP while taking a few big scalps: Irish News
John Manley

Rise of Opposition could spell the end for Stormont's Old Firm: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

SF's eye firmly on south as it averts Stormont crisis: Irish News
Newton Emerson

A test of Stormont institutions: The Irish Times

DUP's unacceptable silence on RHI: Irish News

DUP's social values appealing to Catholic voters, claims Jeffrey Donaldson: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Fullerton

Prisoner clears first stage in battle to be moved to Republican wing: The News Letter

Yet another dissident faces lengthy period behind bars (Dec 21): Irish News

Pub bombs fury over £38k cop job to help protect force reputation (Dec 18): Birmingham Mail
Andy Richards

Ballistic experts trying to link gun used in 1973 killing to other murders: Irish News
Michael McHugh

So, did you ask the ex-IRA gunman if he'd ever killed anyone? (Dec 14): East Anglian Daily Times
Steve Russell

Cohesive approach to Northern Ireland's legacy issues needed: Belfast Telegraph

John Larkin cannot refer Ashers' case to Supreme Court, judges rule: Belfast Live
Alan Erwin

'Gay cake' case – Supreme Court bid rejected: BBC

Judges rule Attorney General cannot refer 'gay cake' case to Supreme Court: ITV

Irish FA 'will not challenge' Fifa's poppy fine: BBC

IFA poppy fine – Let's remain on the moral high ground: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Gracey

Worn with pride – Fifa imposes poppy fine on FA (Dec 20): Irish Examiner

Fifa's poppy fines defy logic: The Scotsman

Up to one in four shoppers crossing Border (Dec 20): Irish Independent
Rory Tevlin

Brexit behind 10% surge in Irish passport applications: Irish News
Andrew Madden

Scotland torn between two unions: The Scotsman
Scott Macnab

Wednesday, December 21

Gerry Adams says 'cash for ash' row 'not going away': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Northern Ireland election 'distinct possibility' if Arlene Foster does not step aside, says Sinn Féin politician: Irish Independent

RHI scandal – Allister doubts if Sugden would bring down Stormont: The News Letter

'Christmas will not save you', Eastwood tells Foster: Derry Journal

RHI scandal – Kyle Paisley hits out at 'ingratitude and pride': The News Letter

RHI scandal – As he closed disastrous scheme, Jonathan Bell claimed it was a success: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Ritchie calls on British Government to publish RHI records: Newry Times

Class dimension totally ignored in RHI Scandal – McCann (Dec 17): Derry Journal

An astonishing full-frontal assault on the Speaker, weakening him: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Arlene Foster's lack of assembly support sets Stormont precedent: Irish News
John Manley

Arlene Foster damaged as First Minister but safe as party leader: Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

Arlene Foster's future is in Séin Féin's hands: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Crisis? Stormont blame game over 'cash for ash' isn't a crisis, it's progress: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Arlene Foster could be last unionist first minister: Irish News
Brian Feeney

RHI scandal – Public's faith in the institutions must be nearing rock-bottom (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph

RHI inquiry needs to have the power to compel witnesses: The News Letter

The North's enduring pathology – anti-Catholic bigotry: (from the Irish Echo)
Sean McManus

Facebook ordered to pay £3,000 damages to flag protester over online comments: Belfast Live
Alan Erwin

Petition to 'stop pursuit of NI forces veterans': The News Letter

Call for removal of DPP over Sinn Féin link sparks legal warning: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Legacy branch investigating claims made by IRA man turned solicitor: Irish News
Allison Morris

Man fails to overturn IRA murder conviction: The News Letter

Clinton and Armstrong win 30-year battle to clear names: BBC

Cleric – IRA man I knew probably sanctioned attempt to kill me: The News Letter

UK government wins right to keep Omagh documents sealed: ITV

Man who ran bomb factory in Northern Ireland jailed for 11 years: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Fermanagh weapons find – Explosives destined for new IRA: Irish News
Allison Morris

Republican wanted over arms plot is granted bail: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Advantage Dee Stitt (Dec 14): Irish News

1,100 Northern Ireland charities linked to Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

SF silent on McGuinness' illness: The News Letter

1916 Zeroes – Sinn Féin slammed for selling signed copies of Proclamation and photos of Easter Rising leaders for huge money (Dec 19): The Sun
Kieran Dineen

Status of Irish in Britain could change, says Theresa May: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Northern Ireland Football governing body to discuss Fifa poppy penalty: BBC

IFA may join 'home nations' poppy fine appeal: ITV

Irish FA must keep fighting Fifa over poppy fine, says Sport Minister Givan: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Ferguson and Laure James

'Out of touch' Fifa slammed for disparity in fines over poppy and Easter Rising badge: The News Letter

Gerry Armstrong hits out at Fifa over 'shocking' poppy fine: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Fullerton

Inside the 'White House' of Ireland's president Michael D Higgins (Dec 14): Financial Times
Vincent Boland

Peter King's Really Bad Idea: New York Times
Mehdi Hasan

Tuesday, December 20

Arlene Foster survives attempts to force her to stand down: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Arlene Foster voices regret over fuel scheme after Stormont walkout: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

'Cash for ash' scandal – Foster survives confidence vote in Stormont drama: Irish Independent
David Young

MLAs walk out of Assembly ahead of Foster speech: ITV

Justice minister Claire Sugden's refuses to join walkout, votes against exclusion: Irish News
Andrew Madden

Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013: Derry Journal
Sam McBride

RHI scandal – Parties' motivations 'laid bare' after Assembly walkout: The News Letter

Eastwood calls for Foster exclusion – 'Never have I seen the public more angry': The News Letter
Brendan McDaid

F*** the judges – BBC Talkback caller turns airwaves blue during RHI debate phone in: Belfast Telegraph

Newton asked to reconsider speaker role after overseeing assembly 'farce': Irish News
John Manley

Who is Robin Newton? The Assembly Speaker profiled: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

McCann calls for fresh elections after Foster walkout: Derry Journal

Snap election would trigger reduction in number of MLAs: Irish News
Claire Simpson

McGuinness turns down heat on Foster after confidence vote: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Unclear what form investigation into 'cash for ash' scandal will take: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Stormont's annual panto makes it hard to work out who the villain is: Belfast Live
Joe Lindsay

It all looks serious but don't forget it's Stormont panto season: Irish News
John Manley

Official explanation for catastrophic RHI decision is not remotely credible: The News Letter
Sam McBride

First Minister defiantly puts it up to Sinn Féin: Irish Independent
John Downing

Foster needs a show of humility to try and rescue her damaged reputation: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Arlene Foster burns in fire of own making: The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Arlene Foster hangs on but public confidence damaged: Irish News

McGuinness's health moves centre stage as RHI crisis deepens: Irish News
Fionnuala O'Connor

'I don't think he is immortal' – Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals:
Christina Finn

'Brokenshire living in cloud cuckoo land over Brexit' – Murphy: Newry Times

Dissident republicans blamed for shooting of teenager: Irish News
Allison Morris

Slain dissident 'The Beast' was 'en route to gun house' when fatally shot: Sunday World

Terror-accused gets bail to spend Christmas with partner: ITV

Joe Reilly murder probe – Man arrested over Belfast shooting released unconditionally: Belfast Telegraph

'Unjust and immoral' Ulster prosecutor trying ageing war heroes for murder must step down, senior Tory demands: The Sun
Tom Newton Dunn

MP's call for Ulster law chief who will decide if ex-soldiers face trial to be sacked because of his links to Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness: Daily Mail
Ian Drury

PSNI explain why no officers on Poppy bomb probe: The News Letter

Forgotten Official IRA man Joe McCann was part of republican revival in 60s: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

There needs to be a radical shift in legacy investigations: The News Letter

'Hooded Man' and co-accused to face trial for allegedly assisting IRA: The Irish Times
Daniel Hickey

Terror victims attend special service, 32 years after Harrod's car bomb blast: Belfast Telegraph
Sophie Inge

Plans to introduce Irish language in Northern Ireland courts 'not practical': The News Letter

Ardoyne cross-community carol service on the cards: Belfast Live
Chris Sherrard

FIFA fines Football Association of Ireland for displaying 'political symbol' on Irish jerseys: Irish Mirror
Paul O'Hehir

IFA hit with fine in FIFA poppy row: ITV

Fifa condemned after UK national teams fined over poppy displays: Belfast Telegraph

FA could take Fifa to Court of Arbitration for Sport over £35,000 fine for poppy use: Daily Telegraph
Matt Law

Monday, December 19

Arlene Foster to face no confidence vote in row over green energy scheme: Belfast Telegraph

DUP and SF positions on Foster threaten Northern Executive: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

SF put forward proposal for First Minister to step aside: ITV

RHI scandal – Sinn Féin wants four-month 'independent inquiry': The News Letter

DUP backs calls for "independent investigation" into cash for ash scandal as McGuinness presses Arlene to "stand aside": Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Simon Hamilton releases official papers to challenge Jonathan Bell claims: Irish News
John Manley

Bell suspended as RHI scandal engulfs Stormont: Tribune Magazine
John Coulter

Lunn doubts PAC is up to RHI probe: The News Letter

Heating scandal shows we're far from a normalised society (Dec 15): Irish News
Allison Morris

'Test' for Claire Sugden as assembly votes on RHI scandal: Irish News
John Manley

RHI scandal – Sinn Féin warn DUP of 'grave consequences' over Foster statement: BBC

RHI scandal – Who is telling the truth?: Irish News
Gareth McKeown

Sinn Féin and DUP square up over the next moves in 'cash-for-ash' inquiry: Irish Independent
John Downing

Arlene Foster's fate now in republican hands: Irish News
Daithí McKay

RHI scandal – Only DUP and Sinn Féin not backing public inquiry: The News Letter

DUP has made themselves look like the Borgias: Irish News
Tom Kelly

McGuinness should butt out of Foster row: Irish Independent

Adams proving an easy target to political opponents: Irish News
Deaglan de Breadun

16-year-old shot in West Belfast tonight in paramilitary style attack: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Slain IRA boss 'was on way to gun house': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Troop levels in Northern Ireland remain unchanged following review (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Concern over soldiers' prosecution for alleged 1972 murder of IRA man as key RUC witnesses who may have fired cannot be found: Daily Telegraph
Ben Farmer

There is no sign of Republicans facing charges for unsolved terrorist murde: Daily Mail
Ben Lowry

Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland:
Paul Hosford

Former Northern Ireland Peace Envoy in running for top Trump role: Irish Voice/

It's vital cross-border health projects aren't jeopardised by Brexit – EU Committee (Dec 12): Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Jeremy Corbyn backs giving job to former Sinn Féin worker (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph

British newspaper faces backlash for citing The Fields of Athenry as 'rebel song': Irish Post
Erica Doyle Higgins

'Radicalisation' fears if schools halt new religion course (Nov 30): Irish Independent
Abigail Frymann Rouch

Salmond confident on post-Brexit indyref2: BBC

Scotland's proposal to avoid Brexit 'disaster': Irish Independent
Michael Holden

Green Brigade scales back displays to fund court fights (Dec 17): The Herald
Stacey Mullen

In a world of change, Australia must revive the republic debate: Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday, December 18

Northern Ireland assembly faces vote of no confidence: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

RHI scandal – Jonathan Bell suspended from DUP: BBC

Bell stays tight-lipped on Foster's claim that he can be 'intimidating' (Dec 16): The News Letter

Local DUP members back Arlene Foster: Ulster Star

DUP-dominated council benefited from RHI (Dec 15): Irish News
John Monaghan

RHI scandal – 'DUP have dragged devolution into the gutter', says UUP leader: The News Letter
Niall Deeney

Ruth Patterson – Bell was always kind and courteous to me (Dec 17): Irish News
Paul Ainsworth

Protesters take to the streets over RHI scandal: The News Letter
Niall Deeney

Stormont is emulating noble Irish art of cute hoorism (Dec 17): Irish News
Patrick Murphy

'Cash-for-ash' row is a chance for southerners to be a little bit smug (Dec 17): Irish Independent
John Downing

Two crises – RHI and legacy issues – come together in a perfect storm: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Arlene Foster survival seems guaranteed but her credibility hangs in balance (Dec 16): Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Sexism rife in politics but misogyny should not be used as deflection (Dec 17): Irish News
Allison Morris

Jonathan Bell's RHI claims reaffirm the need for an inquiry: The News Letter

Public exposed to brutal side of politics (Dec 17): Irish News

Man (32) shot in the leg in west Belfast in a paramilitary style attack: Belfast Telegraph

Gardai obtain guns linked to the murder of former Real IRA boss Aidan O'Driscoll: Irish Mirror
Leandro Pondoc

Gerry Kelly 'victim of alleged assault' in Belfast: Belfast Live
Chris Kilpatrick

North Belfast homes evacuated during dissident republican alert: BBC

'I have no role in issues raised by victims group' – LCJ: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

TUV leader accuses MLA of 'having murder in his heart' in the past: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

'IRA chief who killed my father deserved to be shot' says daughter amid growing row over prosecution of troops: Sunday Telegraph
Robert Mendick

Next we will be prosecuting King William for fighting at the Boyne, says target of Joe McCann: The News Letter
Niall Deeney and Ben Lowry

I couldn't cope with seeing Sinn Féin's new politician on TV or radio... I'd be thinking all the time – your father killed my father: Irish Independent
Stephanie Bell

It is 'horrendously difficult' to get justice for victims of The Troubles, says Ahern (Dec 13): Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Fingal TD at the centre of Stack political storm: Fingal Independent
John Manning

Gerry Adams drops 6 points in new poll: Irish Examiner

New poll shows falling support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil:
Michael Staines

If bringing peace makes Gerry a hero, what about Bertie?: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

O Muilleoir wants to end 279-year-old ban on Irish in courts in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Ashers prepare Supreme Court bid: Newtownabbey Times

Far right Ulster Loyalist helped Trump defeat Clinton says NY Times: Irish Voice/
James Wilson

How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans: New York Times
Mike McIntire

UVF terror link thug dished out brutal beating after storming innocent dad's Fife home (Dec 16): Scottish Daily Record
Jamie Beatson

Chairman of Regimental Blues loyalist group 'receives death threat' (Dec 16): The Herald

Saturday, December 17

On the Irish border, people fear Brexit will bring back the bad old days: The Guardian
Anna Lehmann

May hiding Brexit views 'behind barricade of clichés' – Hogan: The Irish Times
Mark Hilliard

RHI scandal- BBC fell for Jonathan Bell spin says DUP: BBC

Foster – Bell 'used his physical bulk' when confronting me: The News Letter

'Cash for ash' row takes new twist as Jonathan Bell to sue Arlene Foster over comments: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Jonathan Bell – "My political life is over.. but God doesn't punish those who tell the truth": Belfast Live
Chris Sherrard

RHI scandal – Bell blocked release of files to the News Letter: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Neither Arlene Foster nor Jonathan Bell are 'shrinking violets' says Mark H Durkan: Irish News
Gareth McKeown

Martin McGuinness tells Arlene Foster she needs to "stand aside from the role as First Minister": Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

RHI scandal – Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy says claims could lead to police investigation: Belfast Telegraph

RHI scandal – Adams refuses to confirm S.F. support for 'No Confidence' vote: The News Letter
Arthur Duffy

Opposition hoping to enlist Bell's support in 'no confidence' vote: Irish News
John Manley

RHI scandal – Cross-party pressure for judge-led public inquiry: The News Letter
Sam McBride

RHI scandal – 'Don't bring God into DUP party dispute,' says Sammy Wilson: Belfast Telegraph

DUP 'wall of strength' around First Minister as Foster tries to carry on with normal duties: Belfast Telegraph
Chris McCullough

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness battle to save face: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

RHI scandal – Could Stormont's advisers really have opposed will of a minister?: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Day where not a single DUP figure comes to Bell's aid: The News Letter

Foster "whistleblowing" letter contradictions exposed under scrutiny: Irish News
Paul Ainsworth

We've all been burned by heating scandal: BBC
Mark Devenport

RHI scandal – Who is telling the truth?: Irish News
Gareth McKeown

Bell's significance stems from his multiple ties to Peter Robinson: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Whether Arlene Foster can survive this crazy episode will depend on how much internal backing she has: Belfast Telegraph
Jon Tonge

Arlene Foster wounded but no fatal blow: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Foster's future no longer secure, but she is still likely to survive: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Jonathan Bell v Arlene Foster – Not enough blows landed to KO DUP boss just yet: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Glimpse of the 'real Arlene' will cause her long term damage: Irish News
Newton Emerson

'No financial malpractice' within Charter NI, says board: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Three men charged with IRA membership at Special Criminal Court: Irish Mirror
Eoin Reynolds

Tánaiste urged to put more gardaí on streets of Cork after shooting: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

How gardaí foiled threats by dissidents around two Royal visits: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Regency murder accused has motor neuron disease, extradition hearing told: The Irish Times
Alan Erwin

Two British soldiers to be charged over IRA leader's 1972 murder: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Anger as two ex-Paras face court for 1972 shooting dead of notorious IRA commander: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

'Joe McCann was a ruthless and dangerous terrorist': The News Letter

Explainer – Who is Joe McCann... and how two British soldiers now face murder charges: Irish Independent
John Downing

Political interference should not be allowed to derail justice: Irish News
Allison Morris

The betrayal of our soldiers continues: Daily Telegraph

Current system will not probe murder of RUC or soldiers – NIO: The News Letter

Don't worry, Al, we'll be back next week, and every week until the British Law and justice mean the same thing: Daily Mail
Katie Hopkins

Jeremy Corbyn aide 'sang rebel song with IRA killer' (Dec 15): London Evening Standard
Joe Murphy

Controversial Jeremy Corbyn aide 'sang IRA songs in bar with convicted terrorist': Belfast Telegraph
Chris McCullough

Friday, December 16

Taoiseach rules out bilateral agreement with UK: RTE

Adams, Kenny and Martin want an All Ireland state in the EU: The News Letter
David McNarry

Unionists will not accept a hard border at the Irish Sea: The News Letter

Stormont Opposition damp squib that has failed to fire public's imagination: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

'You're going to be shot' – Sinn Féin TDs detail death threats received over Brian Stack Dáil row:
Sean Murray

Stacking up against Gerry Adams: Irish Voice/
John Spain

Truth key priority for families of Northern violence – priests: Irish Catholic
Greg Daly

Truth without justice will not be enough in the North: The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Family's anger as Sinn Féin appoints bomber's daughter as MLA: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Jeremy Corbyn's Sinn Féin hire shows he is not willing to compromise: The Spectator
Katy Balls

Murdered Aidan 'The Beast' O'Driscoll turned life around after meeting 'love of his life': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Gardaí may have foiled dissident republican attack in Cork: The Irish Times
Barry Roche

Garda officers can testify anonymously at dissident hearing: The News Letter

Man who put bomb on bus during Queen's visit jailed for eight years: Irish Independent
Daniel Hickey

Dissident campaign of violence utterly futile: Irish News

Germany arrests man over 1996 IRA attack on British barracks: Belfast Telegraph

Victims challenge lord chief justice over Troubles inquests: The News Letter

Government has 'legal obligation' over Troubles deaths inquests: BBC
Vincent Kearney

DPP determines our legacy investigations priorities – PSNI: The News Letter

Kingsmills massacre – Survivor says he believes agents involved: BBC

Kingsmills inquest 'on hold' while palm print probe goes on: The News Letter

Dentist who was kidnapped and tortured by IRA walked his daughter down aisle just hours before his death: Irish Mirror
Claire Scott

Dodds on offensive over RHI criticism as SF says it won't back no confidence motion: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

First Minister Arlene Foster ordered botched RHI scheme to be kept open, says DUP MLA Jonathan Bell: Belfast Telegraph

Foster – Bell has crossed the line with DUP: The News Letter

Foster – I am not worried about what Jonathan Bell has to say: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Jonathan Bell profile – He has been a loyal lieutenant to Robinson: Irish News
John Manley

Arlene Foster, RHI – Heat is on for Foster as pressure still mounting: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

First minister can't ignore this whistleblower: Irish News
John Manley

As a minister, Arlene Foster has to lead and not just pass problems to officials: The News Letter
Stephen Farry

Arlene Foster will feel the heat for some time: Belfast Telegraph

No powers to pursue southern drivers who don't pay bus lane fines (Dec 6): Irish News
John Monaghan

Abortion – NI's 'largest petition' consisted of several earlier petitions: BBC

Nama defends destroying notes from boardroom on €1.6bn Project Eagle sale: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn


Irish music downloads

Irish Videos

Art, prints, calendars and posters
Buy at
Sir Henry Sidney "Pacifies" Ulster and Returns to Dublin after a Victory
Buy From

Subscribe to the Newshound

Subscribe with PayPal


Newshound Merchandise
Get a Newshound mug, shirt or cap
The Epic History &
Heritage of the Irish

The Wild Geese Today