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Sunday, December 31

SDLP and UUP – New negotiations must not be left to DUP and SF alone: The News Letter

DUP demand Sinn Féin can't pull down institutions again 'reasonable' says Simon Coveney: The Irish Times

Beware the surge in nationalism, Leo: The Sunday Times
Lise Hand

In many respects life in NI is better than ever, so here's to 2018: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Former Sinn Féin members stand as independents: The Sunday Times
Stephen O'Brien

Man shot in west Belfast paramilitary-style attack: BBC

Four children left terrified after witnessing West Belfast shooting: Belfast Live
Sarah Scott

Hastings and Hayes helped keep NI functioning during Troubles: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Irish media now make Gerry Adams their target of fake news: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

How Labour contacts in 1987 may have nudged Gerry Adams towards peace: The Guardian
Ben Quinn and Brian Hutton

TD calls for investigation into 1972 Belturbet car bombing: The Irish Times
Aine McMahon

Thatcher was right to be angry at Dublin's security failure on IRA (Dec 29): The News Letter

British pressed Vatican for papal statement denouncing IRA violence to be read at Masses across Ireland (Dec 29): Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Haughey told Thatcher that Ireland was financially 'up against the wall' (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

'Tough nuts' Haughey and Thatcher get reacquainted as London insists it's business as usual (Dec 29): The Irish Times
John Bowman

'Putting jam on the cake' – Authorities knew Birmingham Six evidence 'enhanced' years before release (Dec 29):
Ceimin Burke

State Papers – British searches of vessels on Carlingford Lough raised by Dublin (Dec 29): Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Dublin wanted Irish to have parity with English in North: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – Israelis thought Paisley wanted arms to protect border (Dec 29): Belfast Telegraph
Ralph Riegel

Catholic disadvantage highlighted in confidential report (Dec 30): Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

British Government 'considered selling ad space at border checkpoint': Belfast Live
Michael McHugh

Release of state files crucial to democracy: Belfast Telegraph

State papers provide remarkable insight into turbulent past: Irish News

20% of Irish passports issued this year were for people in Northern Ireland and Great Britain:
Aoife Barry

Adeste Fideles – Pope's visit to test the mettle of Irish Catholicism: Sunday Independent
John Meagher

RTE decides to put boot into Kneecap's sweary Gaelic rap: The Sunday Times
Pavel Barter

TV's Eamonn Holmes and all the other recipients of honours deserve to have their contribution to society recognised: Belfast Telegraph

Ian Paisley defends holding reception for tobacco company JTI: Belfast Telegraph

Disappointing number of financials plan to come to Dublin post-Brexit (Dec 28): The Irish Times
Joe Brennan

2018: the shape of things to come – The year of a Celtic alliance against Brexit: Sunday Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Saturday, December 30

Coveney – DUP 'not unreasonable' in seeking Stormont surety: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

The year when politics failed, leaving a vacuum: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Is it time to acknowledge that this phase of peace process has run its course?: Irish News
John Manley

Good Friday Agreement 'wouldn't have happened without EU': BBC

Victims' Forum member Shirley McMichael rapped for 'airbrushing' UDA past of husband: Belfast Telegraph

Consultation on blocked Easter Rising memorial cost £1,650 (Dec 28): Irish News
Brendan Hughes

'Junior' was dedicated to the republican cause, he put his whole heart into it, says IRA Volunteers wife on 45th anniversary: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Ireland's stringent 30-year rule limits understanding (Dec 29): The Irish Times
John Bowman

For their eyes only – the secret stories ministers don't want you to read: The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor

Sinn Féin's past hasn't gone away, you know: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Brutality of Loughgall gang obscured in row over Gerry Adams, says ex-RUC man: Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Reaction to Adams's IRA 'set-up' tells its own truth: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Row over venue threatened to derail Brooke talks: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

John Hume outlined ideas anticipating Good Friday Agreement in 1990 meeting with Secretary of State: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

RUC chief believed accord would not halt killings: The Times
Seán McCárthaigh

Declassified files – Paisley admitted unionist reaction to Anglo-Irish was a mistake: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Haughey's foot-dragging on extradition angered British: The Irish Times
Peter Murtagh

Adams cannot be trusted, Catholic bishop warned: The Times
Seán McCárthaigh

Declassified files – 'McGuinness ran out of men for his dirty work': The News Letter

Threat made to hold IRA man's body for week over funeral restrictions: Irish Independent
Ed Carty

Declassified files – McGuinness threatened to hold dead body until bishop spoke: The News Letter

Declassified files – Legal advice to Robinson 'was a set up': The News Letter

British ambassador sought advice on dealing with leaking of travel plans to IRA: The Irish Times
Elaine Edwards

Diplomat disputed IRA explanation for Enniskillen bombing, archive papers reveal: Belfast Telegraph

Pomeroy parade and paramilitary funerals top agenda at British-Irish meeting: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – Details of UK ambassador's Co Kerry trip leaked to Provisionals: Belfast Telegraph
Ralph Riegel

UDR merger into RIR aimed to remove 'sectarian stigma': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Unionist marchers 'asking for trouble': The Times
Brian Hutton

State Papers – Margaret Thatcher outburst: 'Where are the Irish living? They are going back to the Black and Tans... or is it 400 years ago?': Belfast Telegraph
Ralph Riegel

'Keep trying. You are most able' – Haughey's soothing words to Thatcher (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Tom Brady

State papers – Ian Paisley complained of NIO 'smears' including claim he could 'eat himself to death on Kentucky Fried Chicken': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

UK rejected Irish minister's nuclear power complaints (Dec 29): The Times
Seán McCárthaigh

Underfunding of Catholic schools raised by Dublin government (Dec 29): Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Irish embassy threatened over gift of Queen Victoria statue to Sydney, papers reveal: The Guardian
Pádraig Collins

Record number of Irish passports issued to people living in Britain as Brexit fuels demand: The Independent
Ed Carty

Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018?:
Dermot McNally

Songs for dead children – the poetry of Northern Ireland's Troubles: New Statesman
Michael Longley

A busy year on the cards for the Catholic Church: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

What Ireland's 80-year-old constitution might teach a new Scotland: The National (Scotland)
Martin Hannan

Friday, December 29

Mid-January target for new Northern Ireland political talks: Belfast Telegraph
Eamon Sweeney

Gregory Campbell – New round of talks to begin 'within days': Irish News
Claire Simpson

Parties dismiss plan to shift location of power-sharing talks: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

NI more divided after collapse of Stormont – CoI bishop: Londonderry Sentinel

2018 could be 'seminal year' for Northern Ireland: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Community relations chief Peter Osborne – 2018 could be a crucial year for peace: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Edwards

The price of Brexit? Support for United Ireland SOARS after border talks chaos: Daily Express
Joey Millar

Soft Brexit should allow UK to seek EU concessions, Coveney says: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

'Dublin would welcome second Brexit vote': Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Border pledge has complicated Brexit: The Irish Times
John Bruton

Stay tuned for yet more Brexit mayhem: Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

'There are unionists who are blithely content that the Union is safe in their hands; it isn't ... it's secure because of men like Maurice Hayes': Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Memorial to 18 soldiers killed in IRA Warrenpoint ambush restored after latest attack: Belfast Telegraph
Stewart Robson

British proposed East German-style border for Ireland, files reveal: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Sinn Féin chief Gerry Adams had peace strategy in '87: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Carty

Declassified files – Hume set out architecture of 1998 GFA eight years earlier: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Unionists 'were not rational' over Westminster walkout: The Times
Brian Hutton

'For Ireland's sake I hope you are returned' – FitzGerald's note to Thatcher: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

SF leader knew armed struggle had become a political liability: Irish Independent

Declassified files – Adams 'thought armed struggle was going nowhere': The News Letter

Gerry Adams was 'at most number three on the IRA Army Council at height of The Troubles' according to former parish priest: Irish Sun
Brian Hutton

Gerry Adams was rumoured to have 'set up' IRA Loughgall ambush: The Irish Times
Peter Murtagh

'Sleveen', 'anti-Irish' and 'disgusting' – the anger at Lenihan over killing of eight IRA men:
Paul Hosford

Martin McGuinness set up meeting where Frank Hegarty was killed, Bishop claimed: Belfast Telegraph

State papers – Enniskillen bomb was to 'provoke loyalists': Belfast Telegraph
Ed Carty

Enniskillen bomb was threat to cross-border agreements: The Times
Seán McCárthaigh

State papers – Claims of RUC 'inner circle' colluding in loyalist murders raised by Irish government: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Prosecutions of senior RUC expected over 'shoot to kill' policy: The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

Thatcher feared IRA attack on royals would wreck peace process: Irish Independent

UVF told Charlie Haughey MI5 ordered his execution, State papers say: Irish Examiner

Declassified files – Protestants believe UDA discriminated against, Paisley told government: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Ian Paisley spotted in car outside Slane takeaway before Peter Robinson trial: Belfast Telegraph

State Papers 1987 – 'Cowardly' Robinson was 'taken down a peg': Irish Examiner
Brian Hutton

State papers – Paisley's 'eat himself to death' claims: BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon was on verge of suicide in prison, letters show: Belfast Telegraph

Thursday, December 28

DUP cabinet offer reports 'fake news' – Donaldson: The News Letter

A mini-peace process is needed to get Stormont talks moving: The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Lifting the siege – Unionism must change in order to survive: The Irish Times
Philip Smith

Irish language council sign welcoming people to Mid-Ulster is defaced: Irish News
John Monaghan

Paramilitary attacks reach eight-year high: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Vigilante violence in nationalist areas not surprising: Irish News
Allison Morris

Why do archive files on Britain's colonial past keep going missing?: The Guardian
Siobhan Fenton

Brother of Bloody Sunday victim – I believe I will see justice: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

'The number of emergencies you'd attend was phenomenal': The News Letter

Tributes as Hayes bridges the divide – even in death: Irish Independent
Allan Preston

Maurice Hayes – An outstanding individual remembered: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

The long and distinguished life of Maurice Hayes: The News Letter

Housing Executive didn't investigate IRA memorial despite saying it would: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Former DUP mayor Brian Kingston's portrait cost public £15,000: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Ready, steady…: Village
Frank Connolly

Sinn Féin has 'fallen short of standards' on bullying, says Ellis:
Niall O'Connor

Department of Justice to be split into policing and security: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran and Pat Leahy

How Will The Supply Chain Handle Hard Borders? The Post-Brexit Ireland-UK Border (Nov 27):
Jonathan Webb

Five solutions to Brexit Border question, and five problems (Nov 27): The Irish Times
Cliff Taylor

Speaking Irish – 'Even though I'm surrounded by English, it's not my language' (Nov 29):
Osgur Ó Ciardha

Channel 4 video of British people trying to draw Northern Ireland border goes viral (Nov 28): Irish Mirror
Brynmor Pattison

Wednesday, December 27

Sense of growing political polarisation does not augur well: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sectarianism is real reason for Northern Ireland's dysfunctional Assembly not MLAs' greed: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

A Brexiteer's quandary – Should I claim my Irish passport and enjoy different rights to my fellow Britons?: Daily Telegraph
Philip Johnston

Straddling an Irish Border of Tranquility:
Ed O'Loughlin

Border deal a triumph for Government in Brexit talks: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Brexit – DUP's Weir blasts Ulster University prof's electorate 'sneer' over Mrs Browns Boys tweet: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

'I think people who met him found it hard not to like him': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Londonderry – Man shot in leg in the Aileach Road area: BBC

Loyalist thugs appear to be untouchable, claims Bangor hammer attack victim: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

No place for paramilitary shootings: Irish News
Stephen O'Reilly

Shock figures show brutal reality of paramilitary 'law' in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Time for Northern Ireland terrorists to get off the backs of the people and leave the stage for good: Belfast Telegraph
Jack McKee

Explosive dossier lays bare vicious infighting among Sinn Féin factions: Irish Independent
David Lister

Church burglars are beneath contempt (Dec 21): Belfast Telegraph

Theresa May must search for missing archive papers, say human rights groups: The Guardian
Mattha Busby

Unionist tributes to 'the scrupulously fair' Maurice Hayes: Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Maurice Hayes 1927-2017: Irish News

Got tips in unsolved art heist? Deadline looms for $10M reward:

Wall of fame opens at museum to celebrate Orange heroes (Nov 30): Belfast Telegraph

Conor Cruise O'Brien at 100: New York Review of Books
Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Anger over Canadian Gaelic teacher's visa refusal (Dec 22): BBC

Tuesday, December 26

You can join cabinet, DUP deputy Nigel Dodds was told by Gavin Williamson: The Times
Francis Elliott

DUP 'offered Cabinet seat with Dodds as minister' during talks to keep Tories in power: Belfast Telegraph

We must take heat out of debate around Brexit, warns archbishop: Belfast Telegraph

Why the Irish border question is so important to Brexit (Nov 28): The Scotsman
Ross McCafferty

Praise for the IRA at its ard fheis shows why Sinn Féin is far from being a normal party (Nov 30): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Growing gap between Irishness and Britishness is most dangerous (Dec 20): The Irish Times
Dennis Kennedy

The dying kick of Ulster unionist supremacy is the Irish story of 2017: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Loyalist who cradled murdered Billy Wright in his arms breaks his silence: The Sunday Life
George Jackson

Shooting of Belfast teenager in both ankles condemned: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Northern Ireland Troubles files among thousands of missing government papers – report: Belfast Telegraph

Enniskillen victims must never be forgotten: The Times
Ann Marie Hourihane

Service remembers La Mon massacre victims: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Maurice Hayes – A man who wanted all to cross boundaries he traversed so easily: Belfast Telegraph

Dublin society rehabilitates the far sighted Conor Cruise O'Brien (Nov 9): The News Letter
Jeff Dudgeon

Kate Carroll says 'no-one can take Steve's place' but she's have found love again with Derek: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

From the taoiseach's socks to the enduring legacy of the Troubles: The Times
Stephen O'Brien

Campbell teams football with IRA (Dec 3): The Sunday Times
Colin Coyle

Whatever you do, just don't mention the 'B word' – Brexit lays bare Britain's class divide: Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

Pope Francis 'personally' chose Ireland for next year's global Catholic summit:
Gráinne Ní Aodha

St Andrews University research shows British street names 'make residents feel less Scottish' (Nov 15): The Herald

Monday, December 25

Officials look at holding devolution talks away from Stormont: BBC
Gareth Gordon

What's the difference between 90 year olds and those aged under five? (Dec 15): Impartial Reporter
Denzil McDaniel

State 'at disposal of' church for Papal visit: The Times
Niamh Lyons

Varadkar – We don't know yet if Pope will visit Northern Ireland in 2018: The News Letter

Ignore the begrudgers intent on spoiling Pope Francis's visit (Dec 24): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Irish farmers living on Northern Ireland border forced to chose between UK or EU (Nov 16): Irish Voice/
Ray O'Hanlon

West Belfast shooting was 'brutal and despicable' – PSNI: BBC

Homes evacuated in Christmas Eve hoax bomb alert: ITV

The sweeping definition of collusion has helped a pro IRA narrative (Dec 23): The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Blackmailed? (Dec 22): Village
Joseph de Búrca

NYC St Patrick's Day dedicated to Good Friday Agreement and Catholic Education: Irish Voice/
Debbie McGoldrick

Prison blankets to elegant garments – former hunger striker and blanketman to visit Derry (Dec 6): Derry Now
Ursula Duddy

Christian police officer totally cleared over 'offensive' comments (Oct 30): The News Letter

A refreshing new approach to pulling in more visitors from across the border (Dec 6): Belfast Telegraph
John Simpson

Gaeltacht language plan on the rocks (Nov 23): Galway Advertiser

Public want religion kept out of politics: The Times
Kaya Burgess

Sunday, December 24

Pupils ask Santa to deliver Irish Language Act this Christmas (Dec 23): Irish News
John Monaghan

Taoiseach can't run a coach and horses through Agreement: The Irish Times
Arlene Foster

Foster's silence amid DUP hysteria is starting to look like failure to lead: The Sunday Times
Newton Emerson

DUP and Down: Village
Anton McCabe

Ireland's Brexit expert 'wouldn't rule out the possibility of more trouble' with the DUP:
Aoife Barry

The EU vote ignored Ireland, but the UK can still change its mind: The Guardian
John Bruton

Varadkar and Coveney may regret wrapping themselves in the green flag: The Irish Times
Andy Pollak

Troubles cast long shadow over politics and justice: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Shirley McMichael – My husband was a UDA brigadier but he wanted a political solution: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Busier than ever – how ex-politicians are faring after Stormont (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Despite all the pressures and strains this season of peace is still priceless: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Man shot in Poleglass area of West Belfast: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Devastating death toll of terror atrocities is no laughing matter and should not be fodder for insensitive TV jokes (Nov 25): Belfast Telegraph

Tributes paid after Maurice Hayes passes away, aged 90: Irish Independent
Denise Calnan

When it comes to abortion and equal marriage, the DUP is fine having different rules to the rest of the UK (Dec 5): The Independent
Caitlin De Jode

Peacebuilding initiative Buddy Up wins international award (Dec 6): Irish News
Simon Doyle

Stardust struggle likened to Bloody Sunday campaign: Derry Journal
David Ervine

Ulster-Scots are being written out of historical record – it's time to reclaim them for posterity (Dec 21): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

'Neutrality is different now' says Varadkar: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan

Saturday, December 23

Ian Paisley calls for investigation into all previous Ombudsman reports where collusion was alleged after Loughinisland ruling: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Unionists rally over Varadkar's Northern Ireland claim: The News Letter

Foster says 'aggressive' approach from Taoiseach hampering powersharing: ITV

Little sign risks required to break Stormont deadlock will be taken: Belfast Telegraph
John Downing

A hugely welcome statement from the PM on direct rule (Dec 21): The News Letter

Irish and UK citizens' Common Travel Area rights protected: The Irish Times

Brexit breaks delicate interdependence between Ireland and UK: The Irish Times
Paul Gillespie

Bringing delusional Brexiteers to senses (Dec 9): Irish Examiner
Michael Clifford

Theresa May needs to understand concerns over post-Brexit border: Irish News

A worthwhile exercise from Theresa May but don't expect anything ground-breaking: Irish News
John Manley

Church of Ireland opens doors to Catholic neighbours: BBC
Gordon Adair

Twitter has propelled Lord Kilclooney back into the headlines this year: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Pal of slain RIRA boss Ryan held after drugs bust:
Robin Schiller and Ken Foy

Man extradited from the Republic of Ireland to stand trial in relation to incidents in Fermanagh: Impartial Reporter

Agreed definition of collusion needed – UUP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

"Super Hero" football fans unite to keep justice hopes alive for pub bombing families: Birmingham Mail
Julie Hambleton

Careless about Kerr: Village
Joseph de Búrca

Joan has been a shining light for other Troubles' victims (Nov 6): Belfast Telegraph

Paisley hails return to 'iconic' blue passports: The News Letter

Boom time on Irish border as shoppers take advantage of weak pound: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Orange Order in tribute to US theologian: Belfast Telegraph

Contrast Spanish resolution with British reticence: The News Letter

Why Gaelic speakers talk about God in English: The Scotsman
James Eglinton

Friday, December 22

Direct rule of Northern Ireland by London not an option – Taoiseach: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

DUP accuses Taoiseach of using 'inflammatory language' on North: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Varadkar – Relations with Britain strained because of Brexit: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

UK and Irish Brexit objectives not mutually exclusive – Varadkar: The News Letter

Theresa May assures Irish News readers that cross-border travel will remain 'seamless': Irish News
John Manley

Christmas on the Irish border – How one of Brexit's biggest issues is playing out in football: The Independent
Michael Walker

UK may choose not to disembowel itself with a rusty hacksaw after all (Dec 17): Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch

Unionists should become more Carsonite over Brexit: The News Letter
Katy Hayward and Paul McGrade

Queen greeting the Pope at Hillsborough Castle would be moment of seismic proportions: The Irish Times
Martin O'Brien

M15 – Terror threat in Ireland is greatest in Europe: The Irish Times
Niall O'Connor

PSNI member quits senior Garda role after just a month in the job: Belfast Telegraph
Tom Brady

Loughinisland families tell of anger as judge deals blow to claims of police collusion: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Loughinisland report 'unlawful' – I won't quit and could appeal verdict says Police Ombudsman: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Collusion tag hard to shake, says ex-officer 'vindicated' by High Court: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Police Ombudsman's position 'untenable' following Loughinisland ruling, say unionists: Irish News

Ruling on ombudsman Loughinisland report 'consistent' with Hamilton concerns: The News Letter

Loughinisland ruling highlights once again the need to properly address the past: Irish News
Allison Morris

Serious questions need to be asked of Ombudsman's office: The News Letter

Legal challenge to name of Newry playground ends – for now: The Irish Times
Alan Erwin

Kingsmills victim claims 'victory on points' in IRA playground case: The News Letter

Dying Army veteran, 76, who shot an IRA suspect more than 40 years ago has lost a legal battle for his attempted murder trial to be heard by a jury: Daily Mail
Ian Drury

Lord Kilclooney accuses BBC of giving 'priority to news from the Republic' after coverage of Cavan inquest: Irish News
John Monaghan

Sinn Féin warns CAP axe could 'plunge 20k Northern Ireland farm families into poverty': Irish Independent
Michael Sheils McNamee

Sinn Féin politicians in legal row over remarks at Tidy Towns meeting (Dec 21): Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

UK should back 'brave, noble and honest' Trump over Israeli embassy move – Ian Paisley: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Thursday, December 21

DUP's Paisley says it's time to 'slap down Coveney for destabilising' comments: Belfast Telegraph
Jon Vale

PM's 'clear commitment' on NI's internal affairs welcomed by Dodds: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

The best gift Santa can bring is a new power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland: Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

Secretary of State rules out immediate salary cut to MLAs: Irish News
Allison Morris

MLA wage cuts will not affect SF intransigence – Storey: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Few will feel sorry if MLAs suffer pay cut: Belfast Telegraph

Cut to MLA salaries an inevitable outcome of impasse: Irish News

Nigel Farage is coming to Dublin to promote 'Irexit': Irish Independent

Curse of Brexit can't be broken by wishful thinking (Dec 17): Sunday Independent
Willie O'Dea

Why pan-nationalist front letter is needlessly alarmist and provocative ... striking back against a 'threat' that doesn't exist: Belfast Telegraph
John Foster

Republic may need new Anglo-Irish treaty to save its economy post-Brexit: Tribune Magazine
John Coulter

Queen meeting Pope in NI 'feasible': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Long-awaited trip north of the border would square the circle: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Gary Haggarty – Legal challenge over supergrass handlers: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Police Federation warns against 'reckless and irresponsible' funding cuts: The News Letter

PSNI officers visited Colombia without Policing Board's knowledge or approval (Dec 4): Irish News
Connla Young

Protestant and Catholics united by church burglaries in Fivemiletown: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Murder case delayed as ex-soldiers bid for anonymity: ITV

Damian Green resigns cabinet post after porn claims: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Naomi Long hopes sharing details of her illness will help others: RTE

Bob Geldof claims Sinn Féin needs to 'grow up' over Freedom of City comments: Irish Independent

Supreme Court dismisses case seeking breath test results in Irish and English: The Irish Times
Mary Carolan

Taoiseach uses cúpla focal for the Year of Irish: Irish Independent
Allison Bray

New ANC eader Ramaphosa had role in Northern Ireland peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Mullan asks people to rally at Free Derry Corner on eve of Catalan polls: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Wednesday, December 20

Unionists criticise 'clumsy' and 'aggressive' Simon Coveney: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Dublin must have bigger role – SDLP: Derry Journal

Sammy Wilson – How were civil servants able to publish budget proposals?: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Wilson – SF's pseudo-anger over Irish masks fear of tough choices: The News Letter

Sinn Féin vow to 'strongly oppose' any further Tory budget cuts: Derry Now

'SDLP should stand up for rights – not surrender them' – Murphy: Newry Times

Ten years of failure to blame for bleak outlook – UUP: The News Letter

Nigel Dodds – Future of the government 'isn't entirely in our hands': Belfast Telegraph

It is past time that a UK minister directly contradicts Coveney: The News Letter

Queen 'to join Pope on visit to North next year': Irish Independent
Michelle Weir

Joint visit to NI by Queen and pope 'not going to happen': The News Letter

No 10 defends closer EU co-operation on cross-border crime: Belfast Telegraph

Stampede for Irish passports from the UK after Brexit vote: Irish Voice/
Dermot McEvoy

More questions over the Irish border as hundreds of Border Force jobs created: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Ireland is Eurosceptic – but Dublin will side with EU, warns MP: Daily Express
Aurora Bosotti

Labour and SNP fail in bid to backdate political donations: BBC
Stephen Walker

Labour criticises move to let past donations to DUP stay hidden: The Guardian
Jessica Elgot

DUP calls for foreign donations to Sinn Féin to be made public: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Government deliberately excluding DUP Brexit donation from public – Owen Smith: Belfast Telegraph

TUV fined £1,850 for electoral rule breaches: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Unionists voice concerns after hardline republicans Saoradh open office in Dungannon: Irish News

Man arrested in Fermanagh in paramilitary taskforce probe: Belfast Telegraph

Ex-INLA man told victim to get out or life was in jeopardy:
Daniel Hickey

Omagh bomb legal action delays won't be tolerated, judge warns: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Ex-Troubles soldier Hutchings on murder bid charge loses legal battle over jury trial: Belfast Telegraph

Disappointment as Hooded Men case hits a block at High Court: Portadown Times
Carmel Robinson

Challenge to the alleged torture during internment could be set for Supreme Court: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Northern Ireland needs equal marriage and abortion rights – but no referendum: The Guardian
Richard Angell

Tuesday, December 19

UUP's Swann tells Simon Coveney to 'step away from microphone' after London and Dublin comments: Belfast Telegraph

Dublin interference raising tension and damaging relations – DUP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Unionists riled by tanaiste talk of Dublin input: Irish News
John Manley

UK Government rejects SF MEP's claims border officer recruitment drive to create hard Irish border: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Unionists cool on O'Neill 'optimism' over devolution: The News Letter

Stormont officials publish briefing paper: The News Letter

'Nationalists will never again be treated as second-class citizens' – Murphy: Newry Times

The DUP needs to be talking to Varadkar, not putting the boot into him: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Northern Ireland – Time running out for power-sharing: The Irish Times

DUPed: Village
Michael Smith

Time to salve wounds opened by Brexit row: Belfast Telegraph

George's brother was murdered in 1988 – 30 years on heartache is as raw as ever this Christmas: Belfast Telegraph
George Larmour

Victims and families remember Harrods bombing, 34 years on: The News Letter

Billy Hastings kept faith in Northern Ireland during its darkest days: The News Letter

SDLP's Pat Catney – As a family we felt a real sense of shame after my brother Jim admitted sexually assaulting a young girl: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Pope's visit to Dublin to cost €20 million – Archbishop: The Irish Times
Vivienne Clarke

State should pay for Pope as it did for Queen, says Church: The Times
Ellen Coyne

Fight for same-sex marriage to go to Northern Ireland Court of Appeal: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

How the ghost of Belfast past remains, but not for long, in the final days of an old social club: Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

Geldof may get his freedom back after all: The Times
Seán McCárthaigh

North has problem attracting visitors from Republic, says report: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

The issue of the border will pale in comparison to the fraught abortion debate in the Republic: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Chronic lack of skills traps workers and firms in North (Dec 14): Irish Independent
Paul Mac Flynn

It's time Ireland took European defence seriously: The Times
Jason O'Mahony

Stark reality of Brexit aftermath beginning to unfold: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Monday, December 18

Irish and British governments may have to make decisions for North – Coveney: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Tánaiste says relationship with DUP needs 'repair work': RTE

Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill optimistic over Stormont restoration: Irish News
Andrew Madden

Deal contains few details on alternative justice arrangements (Dec 9): Irish News
Allison Morris

Brexit deal gives more rights to Irish passport holders, experts say: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Fianna Fáil delays decision to run candiates in the north due to Brexit: Irish News
Andrew Madden

Taoiseach's aura might not count for much when Brexit dealing gains pace: Sunday Independent
Ed Brophy

Michael Creed – Ireland must prepare for every Brexit scenario: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

These Sinn Féin proxies do not deserve respect: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Belfast Agreement constitutionally binds the UK to Europe: The Irish Times
Matthew O'Toole

Why courage of Peadar Heffron in standing alone reminds us where our deeper and better values lie: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Cut the British a little slack and they might change tack: Sunday Independent
Willie Kealy

Concern over Stormont official signing agreement with China (Dec 6): Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Belfast councillor in apology after 'one-armed bandit' row at meeting (Nov 24): Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Bob Geldof should have Freedom of Dublin reinstated, says Martin: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

Bob Geldof action shows Dublin City Council's pettiness: Irish Examiner
Michael Clifford

BBC in London urged to include Republic of Ireland cities on weather map: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Loyalist murder victim and 'one-armed footballer' honoured by Belfast pub (Nov 20): Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Let's celebrate Northern Ireland's centenary (and our escape from the EU with another Festival of Britain in 2021 (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Irish government to consider increasing contribution towards the A5 project (Dec 1): Irish News
Bimpe Archer

How Clintons gave Europa a boost after its Troubled past: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Tubridy tries to have it both ways on the royal wedding: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Catholic loses discrimination case over wreath ceremony: Irish Examiner
Gordon Deegan

For all their faults, we mustn't forget that politicians are human beings too (Nov 25): Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Trump's Brit fascist Twitter friend stirs up race hate in Belfast: Irish Voice/
James O'Shea

Sunday, December 17

Is DUP sound and fury a bid to camouflage soft Brexit?: The News Letter
Reg Empey

Ireland is guilty of its own grand Brexit delusion (Dec 16): The Irish Times

Tories, backed by DUP, need to get Brexit as far down road as possible: The News Letter

Whither now the DUP?: RTE
Tommie Gorman

Why new pan-nationalist front recalls the past – while Stephen McCarthy points towards the future (Dec 15): Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Who are Sinn Féin, why don't their MPs take up their seats in Westminster and how could they affect the Tory government? (Dec 5): The Sun
Neal Baker

Catholic UUP man can be an inspiration (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph

SDLP 13 in Newry do the party a disservice: Belfast Telegraph

Haggarty case makes for grim and disturbing reading (Dec 15): Irish News
Allison Morris

There is a good reason for the delay in legacy structures, as PSNI chief should know: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Peace deal 'shouldn't protect soldiers' (Nov 30): The Times
Ellen Coyne

30th anniversary – IRA responsible for 'forgotten' Londonderry atrocity: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Our debt of gratitude to the quiet leaders in aftermath of Enniskillen bomb (Nov 16): Impartial Reporter
Warren Little

Families failed over legacy cases: Irish News

NI college asks job applicants which political party they support: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Project Eagle deal still paying out for vulture fund (Dec 7): The Irish Times

PeacePlayers brings children together for festive cross-community basketball tournament (Dec 13): Belfast Live
Sarah Scott

Unionists block move to put back Easter Rising memorial in Carnlough (Dec 5): Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

'We found families with roots in the Black and Tans' (Dec 5): The Irish Times
Peter McGuire

Hibernians' anger at Sinn Féin's new abortion policy (Nov 20): The News Letter

Irish language needs to be supported or beidh sé bás: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

Motherfoclóir – can millennials rescue Irish?: Sunday Independent
Lorraine Courtney

Priest streets ahead after Shankill museum donation (Nov 10): Belfast Telegraph

Education chiefs 'failing' Irish language schools in Derry (Nov 28): Derry Now
Alan Healy

Only irrational Green and White Army fans would support the Republic (Nov 17): The News Letter
Owen Polley

'No need' for laws on national anthem (Dec 6): The Times
Ed Carty

FA Wales chief to face disciplinary board for anti-English comments (Dec 13): The Irish Times

PESCO – Is it the start of an EU army?: Sunday Independent
Kim Bielenberg

Saturday, December 16

Leo Varadkar confident there will be no hard border with Northern Ireland after Brexit despite 'riddle to be solved': Irish Mirror
Deborah McAleese

Irish PM vows unity with the EU and tells Britain – 'You're not our best friends anymore': Daily Express
Simon Osborne

Stormont parties united in welcoming Brexit phase two negotiations: Irish News
John Manley

Eastwood criticises nationalism's open letter to Varadkar: The News Letter

Dodds warns Varadkar not to interfere in Northern Ireland politics: Belfast Telegraph

How Ireland is shaping Britain's post-Brexit trade: Financial Times
David Allen Green

Brexit now 'a secondary or tertiary issue for most countries': The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Frank McManus – Letter to Varadkar on Brexit 'powerful sign of feeling from nationalists': Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Brexit – now comes the hard part: The Irish Times

North/South staff are given other duties: The News Letter

Paramilitary Crime Taskforce officers launch series of raids against the UDA: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Sinister graffiti targets prison staff: The News Letter
Kevin Mullan

Geordie Gilmore – Murder accused refused bail: Irish News

Loyalist gun victim celebrates success: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

PSNI boss calls for government action on Troubles cases: BBC

Co Tyrone man denies involvement in RUC station bomb attack: Irish News

SDLP have let us down badly over play park vote, say relatives of Kingsmill dead: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

'Raymond McCreesh Park decision will be supported by people of Ballybot' – Casey: Newry Times

Grandmother taking legal action over Raymond McCreesh park remains 'concerned new process will not guarantee name goes', court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Gerry Adams says 'family of Arlene Foster have suffered' at memorial for IRA member: Belfast Telegraph

Kelly family – Police Ombudsman investigating 'alleged links' with loyalists known as Glenanne Gang: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Families' disappointment at Chief Constable's plan to appeal Glenanne ruling: Irish News
Allison Morris

Fury McGurk's families not told Haggarty named killers: Belfast Telegraph
Monica McWilliams

History has proved him right in seeing future for tourism despite Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
John Simpson

Furious Geldof blames 'Sinn Féin stitch-up' for losing freeman status: The Times
Jennifer O'Brien

Dublin mayor denies 'stitch-up' over Geldof: Belfast Telegraph

Kincora survivor (Nov 13): Village
Joseph de Búrca

EU Peace funding for shared education projects (Nov 10): BBC

Forging cross-border bonds through culture: Derry Journal

Jeremy Corbyn wins peace prize named after former IRA leader for his campaign for nuclear disarmament: Daily Mail
Mark Duell

Royal Family 'should be BROKEN UP' when Prince Charles is King for THIS reason (Dec 12): Daily Star
Nicholas Bieber

Colonial Guilt: The Times

DUP walkout after branding Trump motion 'ridiculous publicity stunt': Londonderry Sentinel
Brendan McDaid


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