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Monday, December 31

One in five passport applications is from the UK as no-deal fears soar: Irish Independent
Laura Larkin

Protester to walk 90 miles to Stormont over lack of NI government for two years: ITV

'We need to talk more about the backstop before we get hurt too' (Dec 30): SundayIndependent
Eoghan Harris

'Brexit has made Brit-bashing socially acceptable once again' (Dec 30): SundayIndependent
Eilis O'Hanlon

'Not the time' for councillor pay increase – Alliance Party: Irish News
Gareth McKeown

Fianna Fáil and SDLP poised to announce phased integration: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Fianna Fáil and SDLP people feel now is the time to move on merger: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Belfast council says no to removing Peter Robinson name from leisure centre: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Newry to host UK and Republic's main Pride parade next year (Oct 30): Irish News
Claire Simpson

Some of the Hooded Men to sue estates of former British ministers (Dec 28): Irish News
Connla Young

Declassified files help to correct 'distorting' narrative of Thatcher's memoirs: The Irish Times
John Bowman

Taoiseach should remember some Irishmen in uniform also wore balaclavas (Dec 28): The News Letter
Trevor Clarke

The Irish Times view – Where's the plan for coming centenaries?: The Irish Times
Editorial

'Timely reminder of how grim Anglo-Irish relations can be': Irish Independent
Editorial

Common Ground: The Times
Editorial

State papers show leaders saw a bigger picture: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Lambeg drum to beat at Dublin NYE celebrations: The News Letter

The Irish Times view – When Anglo-Irish ties were fraying: The Irish Times
Editorial

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher – 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do': TheJournal.ie
Rónán Duffy

State papers – John Hume's fear over IRA prisoner releases: Belfast Telegraph

Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey (Dec 28): TheJournal.ie
Cónal Thomas

Ulster Unionists advised US government ‘not to humiliate’ Ian Paisley: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

US concerned over reports of pact between Ulster Unionists and Tories: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – RUC criticised for treating Catholic farmers 'like second-class citizens': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

British were in North as 'one million Irishmen' wanted them, Haughey told: The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

Row over planned restoration of Co Armagh birthplace of Orange Order (Dec 28): Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Sunday, December 30

Simon Coveney says United Ireland is 'off the table' after Brexit: Irish Mirror
Ferghal Blaney

Fintan O'Toole: 'Brexit is full of hysterical self-pity': The Observer
Andrew Anthony

Platform – Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill: Irish News
Michelle O'Neill

Shooting a dad dead outside a school isn't just murder – it's child abuse on a massive scale (Dec 7): Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

Relationships between police and community in west Belfast have 'deteriorated': Belfast Telegraph

Irish history students need fair summary (Nov 14): Irish News
Editorial

Church's influence on schools declines as patronage shifts (Dec 28): Irish Independent
Katherine Donnelly

One year on – the price of joining PESCO: RTE
Paul Cunningham

Dublin state papers – IRA 'dark mutterings on Gerry Adams': BBC
Shane Harrison

Mark Durkan concern over Protestant isolation in Londonderry: BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef: TheJournal.ie
Rónán Duffy

Libya dismissed claims of IRA link as 'imperialist' conspiracy: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Dick Spring told US officials in November 1993 the IRA was likely to call a ceasefire: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Police chiefs in North said there was no law 'against telling lies': The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

State Papers 1988 – 'Shoot-to-kill' policy 'cast a dark shadow over the RUC and nationalists in North': Irish Independent

Mayhew was criticised by both sides over shoot-to-kill decision: The Irish Times
John Bowman

State Papers 1988 – Attorney General blocked extradition of priest to UK on terror charges as fair trial 'not possible': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Thatcher furious with Haughey over failure to extradite 'mad priest' over IRA claims: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

State papers – Shorts' lack of Catholic staff caused ripples in US: Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

Prospect of Albert Reynolds lecture met with 'deep gloom' by British: The Irish Times
Shane Hickey

Don't mention the Troubles, it scares the tourists, said minister (Dec 29): The Times
Sean McCarthaigh

Saturday, December 29

Dublin planning for 'no deal' with border area to be worst affected: Derry Journal

Hunt: Brexit backstop will be temporary – but EU must define what temporary means: The News Letter

Poet Longley is right that all unionists should be happy to embrace the Irish language: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

McElduff says there is 'quiet support' for him to contest Council election next year: Impartial Reporter

Anniversary of last Crossmaglen soldier murder victim: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Bail set for IRA accused: Sligo Champion

The year conservative, Catholic Ireland lost its mojo: The Irish Times
Jennifer Bray

Celtic team bus pelted with smoke bombs as huge police presence in place for Old Firm match at Ibrox: Scottish Daily Record
Peter Davidson

Ted Kennedy was 'shocked and outraged' by Shankill bombing and Greysteel massacre: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – Taoiseach could deal with Provo guns: Molyneaux: Belfast Telegraph

Declassified Files – Downing Street was prepared to give IRA a weapons amnesty in 1994: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Mary Robinson's 1993 meeting with Gerry Adams 'angered British government': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Northern Ireland leaders no match for Dublin, Thatcher aide said: The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

Declassified Files – Thatcher gave Northern Ireland Secretary of State job to 'unspectacular' MPs: The News Letter
Cate McCurry

State papers – UK PM unconvinced IRA ended armed campaign after ceasefire: The Irish Times
Shane Hickey

State Papers 1988 – Unionist MP proposed excommunicating IRA members to limit funerals to 'modest affairs': Irish Independent

McGuinness planned the firing of shots over coffin in church grounds: The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

Cardinal Cahal Daly 'resented that Gerry Adams was seen as voice of nationalism': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Unionists 'felt nationalists had benefited from IRA violence': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State Papers 1988 – Thatcher 'obsessional on violence' and fixated on extraditions to UK: Irish Independent

Thatcher 'convinced' Birmingham Six had no grounds for appeal: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Jean Kennedy-Smith had a walk with Ken Maginnis in Dublin – and no one recognised her: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – Tom King stormed out on SDLP: Belfast Telegraph

Orange Order berated Sir Patrick Mayhew over 'cannibals' remark: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – Republic tried to stamp out Sinn Féin's bulk mail discount deal: Belfast Telegraph

Friday, December 28

O'Neill 'hopeful' power sharing can be restored in 2019: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Look to the Irish peace process for guidance on how to navigate Brexit: The Guardian
Bobby McDonagh

Why we should take heed of poet Longley's words on the Irish language: Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

O' Cúiv on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch – 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good': Irish Examiner
Christina Finn

Emma Little-Pengelly and Naomi Long in Twitter spat over Ian Paisley's holidays: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Derry bonfires must be 'respectful to people of all backgrounds': Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Plan to leave Belfast and Dublin in different time zones to be opposed by British government: Irish News
Andrew Woodcock

Newry pensioner challenges council decision to sell off Raymond McCreesh play park: Irish News
Connla Young

Free Derry Wall painter Liam Hillen passes away: Derry Journal

Be It For Good Or Bad The Rangers And Celtic Old Firm Derby Still Resonates Around The World: Forbes.com
Bobby McMahon

Declassified files – Dublin now lagging six years behind UK in revealing state papers: The News Letter
Sam McBride

State papers

Was the 1998 Good Friday Agreement secretly planned by the Government six years earlier?: Belfast Telegraph
Philip Orr

UVF held secret talks with IRA to discuss prospect of federal Ireland, state document reveals: The Independent
Aoife Moore

State Papers 1988 – Year of contrasts as Euro 88 glory offset by violence in North: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

1988 – A year of constant bickering between Haughey and Thatcher: The Irish Times
John Bowman

Newly declassified files show Thatcher's gloom over Irish border: The Guardian
Brian Hutton

Ian Paisley Jnr 'wanted a devolved Stormont government which could negotiate with the Republic': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State Papers 1988 – Thatcher warned of 'worst civil war ever': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

British politicians wanted to withdraw from Ireland to 'let the Irish get on with butchering each other' after 1988 murders: Irish Mirror
Cate McCurry

State papers – Last-ditch effort to stop Adams' US visa revealed: BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Declassified files – Government was livid at Gerry Adams visa U-turn by Bill Clinton: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Gerry Adams was 'dispensable' and 'no Mandela', Ken Maginnis told Bill Clinton adviser: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

State papers – Gerry Adams' travel visa sparks friction between UK and US: BBC
Mark Simpson

Bill Clinton was 'more forthcoming' to nationalists than British wanted: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

How the UK changed its mind over Gerry Adams' US visit: Financial Times
Gavin Jackson

Jimmy Carter 'was suggested for Northern Ireland peace process role': Irish Examiner

Records reveal British criticism of Republic's response to Gibraltar deaths: Irish News
Aoife Moore

State papers shed new light on family of Gibraltar Three's fight for truth: TheJournal.ie
Cónal Thomas

State Papers 1988: 'Savagery was unbelievable' – prime minister on murder of corporals at funeral: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Birmingham Six lawyers raised alarm at 'biased' appeal judges: The Times
Sean McCarthaigh

Thursday, December 27

The Border Dividing Ireland Has Long Been Invisible. Brexit Threatens to Make It Real.: New York Times
Peter S. Goodman

Hollywood star Stephen Rea blasts DUP for 'f***ing up' Brexit talks and says hard border 'would be awful': Irish Sun
Adam Higgins

'The backstop is the only way to mitigate some of the human damage Brexit will inevitably cause here': Irish Independent
John Bruton

Irish border residents fear checkpoints, violence as British Brexit vote nears (Dec 10): GlobalNews.ca
Jeff Semple

Facing into the disaster of a 'no deal' Brexit, we should be seeing more leadership from SF and DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Unionists need to focus on their own backyard in 2019: The Irish Times
Alex Kane

Michael Longley – Unionists 'should embrace' Irish language: BBC

Northern Ireland council group wants end to emblem burning on bonfires: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

UVF terror mural 'an insult to all who wear poppy': Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Loughinisland leak probe police seized Fr Malachy Finegan sex abuse evidence: Irish News
David Young

Anti-discrimination 'We All Belong' pledge launch: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Portals to a past – a father and son's impressions of the Troubles (Dec 11): The Irish Times
Steáfan Hanvey

Overwhelming reaction to launch of new all-Ireland pro-life party: Irish Catholic
Chai Brady

Church losing grip in schools as new figures show rise in multi-denominational sector: Irish Independent
Katherine Donnelly

Cost of royal visit – Burning money (Dec 13): Irish Examiner
Editorial

How dare Catholic Church blame RTE for poor Pope visit turnout (Nov 5): Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

Wednesday, December 26

Ex-UDA bomber tells teens – Don't do as I did: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Rev Steve Stockman and Fr Martin Magill – 'If the Eskimos have 50 words for snow, does Northern Ireland need 50 words for forgive?' (Dec 13): Belfast Telegraph
Steve Stockman and Martin Magill

In these tense times opposing arguments can best be served by respectful and civil debate (Nov 19): Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

'Are we sure we picked the right team in Brexit wars?' (Nov 18): Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

Public must speak out about Stormont (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Kingsmills inquest – Yet more criticism over pace of progress (Dec 7): The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

He was murdered because his decency terrified the paramilitaries (Dec 8): Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Seán Garland obituary – Marxist IRA gunman who became leader of Official Sinn Féin (Dec 21): The Irish Times

'My advice to all those Brits who now want to be Irish? Be careful what you wish for': Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

'A Christmas trip to Cork – with Michael Collins for company' (Dec 23): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Wrangling over memorial shames those who would oppose remembering the dead and wounded of Belfast Blitz (Dec 15): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Endorsing centrist politics – Time to end a century-long faux division: Irish Examiner
Editorial

'Modern Ireland has an identity crisis' – Martin: Irish Independent
Gareth Morgan

An opportunity to drive change on school patronage (Dec 10): Irish Examiner
Editorial

The Guardian view on the state of the union: The Guardian
Editorial

Tuesday, December 25

We need the Brexit backstop to prevent economic ruin and conflict in Northern Ireland: EuroNews.com
Colum Eastwood

'In Ireland, we're now so glued to the soap opera of Brexit' (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

'Wellington beat the Tory Ultras. Can Theresa May do the same?' (Dec 9): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Bonfire Working Group reiterate commitment to complete co-operation: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

When it comes to terrorism, a plague on both your houses I say to loyalist and republican (Dec 10): Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

'I'm still coming to terms with it all' – Jim McCauley speaks after his son's killers go to prison: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

Joseph Haughey, who has died aged 66, was guilty of many foul deeds ... there is little reason to pretend any more that the murder of Mary Travers was not one of them (Dec 14): Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Troubles amnesty – Politicians condemn words of Bloody Sunday soldier and say amnesty won't wash (Dec 13): Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

The Catholic Church's best kept secret: (from the Irish Echo)
Sean McManus

After Brexit, Ireland can form part of new 'grit in the oyster' (Dec 13): The Irish Times

Brexit – Border businesses have already closed, committee told (Dec 12): The Irish Times
Sarah Burns

Sinn Féin is not a 'get rich quick' scheme, McDonald insists: BreakingNews.ie

Unacceptable civil servants take 'life or death' decisions, says DUP MP whose husband is Stormont chief (Dec 17): Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Ireland has 'permanent emergency', says counter-terrorism expert (Nov 22): Irish Examiner
Cormac O'Keeffe

The SNP must focus on independence – not stopping Brexit (Dec 12): The National (Scotland)
Angus MacNeil

Canucks hardly as downtrodden as the Irish (Oct 31): Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald
Bill Kilfoil

Monday, December 24

DUP's foster vows to get better Brexit deal amid ongoing uncertainty in Christmas message: Belfast Telegraph

'Brexit is compounding differences – it is polarising people again into camps' – Archbishop Martin: Irish Independent
Sarah Mac Donald

'Made to feel foreign even more than during the Troubles' – Concerns of Irish citizens living in Brexit UK: TheJournal.ie
Sean Murray

Northern Ireland 'disenfranchised' in Brexit debate: Irish News
William Scholes

'Ireland can help to nudge UK in right direction if voters revisit Brexit ballot' (Dec 23): Sunday Independent
Colm McCarthy

Brexit hardliners are distorting history: The Times
Aongus Buckley

'Take care no one gets killed', rally crowd told: Herald.ie
Luke Byrne

Convicted IRA man talks up his role in 'anti-eviction flying column' and of 'solidarity' standing up to banks: Irish Independent
Patrick O'Connell

Sinn Féin to set up anti-eviction campaign group in Cork: Cork Evening Echo

Whipping up of tribalism and folk memory over eviction in Co Roscommon dangerous ploy: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Close the loophole – Unidentifiable security staff (Dec 19): Irish Examiner
Editorial

'How its year of hope all went so horribly wrong for Sinn Féin' (Dec 23): Sunday Independent
Liam Weeks

Karen Bradley's £8k freebies – Northern Ireland Secretary of State's gifts: Belfast Telegraph
Christopher Woodhouse

Woman jailed for police murder plot to get retrial (Dec 19): The Times
Aaron Rogan

Son of soldier murdered by IRA condemns republican movement for trying to re-write history (Dec 22): The News Letter
Duncan Elder

Divis and Shankill Road young people host US group (Dec 13): Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Irish football's division more than ever looks an anachronism: The Irish Times
Brian O'Connor

How GAA fans will be hit hard if Britain crashes out of the EU: Irish Independent
Martin Breheny

Shoppers from Republic of Ireland spend millions in NI: BBC
Cormac Campbell

Northern Ireland was a major part of Ashdown's dutiful life: The News Letter
Editorial

Sir Trevor's memories of NI reporting days fascinating (Dec 20): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Orange Order hope to revive a forgotten story of a battle in Co Galway through tourist trail: Irish Mirror
David Young Aakanksha Surve

Brexit hasn't covered Union with glory, could independent Scotland do better?: The Scotsman
Lesley Riddoch

Sunday, December 23

Stormont won't be restored until after Brexit, says Coveney: The Sunday Times
Justine McCarthy

Hard Brexit warning of reinforced anti-terror units at border in Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Tom Brady

Retired officer warns Irish Army could only hold border with Northern Ireland for a week before hard Brexit effects kick in: Irish Sun
John Drennan

'Hair-fluffing' by Juncker is 'ill-advised', says Varadkar at EU summit talks on Brexit: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan

The Floating Voter: Second Brexit referendum could lead to riots on the streets of Britain – TD (Dec 13): Irish Independent
Philip Ryan

Can Theresa May get the DUP back on board?: The Spectator
James Forsyth

Whatever happens with Brexit, it'll be business as usual on the Irish border: The Spectator
Robert Wallace

Learn from Northern Ireland – beware entrenching Brexit divisions: Financial Times
Matthew O'Toole

Ireland knows its place – it's in the EU: The Sunday Times
Justine McCarthy

'We still can't bet that Brexit will actually happen' (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Willie Kealy

Brexit, a view from over the Border (Dec 13): The Irish Times
Rosemary Jenkinson

'Our 10 biggest fears look likely to be realised as the deadline for Brexit looms': Irish Independent
John Downing

Leo's nightmare scenario: The Sunday Times
Stephen O'Brien

Reasons for Northern Ireland to be cheerful – Brexit cliff edge and food shortages off the menu: The Sunday Times
Newton Emerson

Catholics need more support to join police (Dec 18): Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

Campbell condemns Creggan shooting: Derry Journal
Laura Glenn

'I will not take an oath of allegiance to the British monarch' – McCallion MP: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Saoradh claim MI5 approached man: Derry Journal

Troubles amnesty:'We won't let it go if takes another 46 years' – Eamonn McCann (Dec 13): Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

Claims of collusion between Irish state forces and IRA must be investigated, says victims' campaigner: The News Letter
Duncan Elder

How Sir Trevor McDonald was told off by his bosses, but praised by the Army, for showing TV viewers the grotesque reality of an IRA bomb attack on soldiers... and how reporting in NI taught him how to run from danger: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

The Boy on the Meat Rack: Village

Projects worth £2bn left in limbo following Stormont collapse: Belfast Telegraph

For all Northern Ireland's problems, we vote with our feet and love to come home: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

No-deal Brexit fears cast doubt over investment in North: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Trinity likely to be hardest hit by disruption to flow of students after Brexit: The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Church of Ireland will be 'caught' if hard border introduced, says Archbishop (Dec 13): The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Drop in support for Sinn Féin, opinion poll suggests: RTE
Mary Regan

Ian Paisley must be completely open about Maldives holiday (Dec 13): Irish News
Editorial

Presbyterian college must adopt the same liberal values as Queen's or be cast aside (Dec 21): Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

No céad míle fáilte in the workplace if you are black and not Irish (Dec 18): Irish Independent
Anne-Marie Walsh

The treatment of Ireland tells us a lot about the UK and our independence: The National (Scotland)
Andrew Tickell

Saturday, December 22

Coveney insists onus is on UK to come up with a Border solution: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

May is a strong advocate of Irish backstop, says Coveney: The Times
Niamh Lyons

Coveney tells Rees Mogg to study Irish history: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Ireland Releases 'Sobering' Contingency Plan for No-Deal Brexit: New York Times
Ed O'Loughlin

Ireland has no plans for hard border after Brexit, says Varadkar: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Extra armed gardaí being posted to Border for no-deal Brexit: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Brit-bashing by Irish will not change – Wilson: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

No-deal Brexit – New legal structures needed for data transfers across Border: The Irish Times
Mark Hilliard

'Dubbing Varadkar as 'an EU stooge' can corrode good UK-Irish relations': Irish Independent
John Downing

Real sting in the Brexit tail will be radical changes in all areas of our lives (Dec 19): Belfast Telegraph
Aodhan Connolly

'Why Ireland is playing a vital role saving the UK from its own extremists': Irish Independent
Gerard O'Regan

A year in which politics went backwards, with the slow degradation of Northern Ireland in prospect: The News Letter
Sam McBride

'Instead of Christmas bells they have gunshots' – PSNI condemn kneecapping of man in Derry: Belfast Telegraph

Officer tells of shock at 'jeering' kids after Derry dissident bomb attack: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Teenager charged over murder of Real IRA member Aidan "The Beast" O'Driscoll: Irish Mirror
Alison O'Riordan

Bail terms relaxed for alleged IRA bomber John Downey: The Irish Times
Ruaidhrí Giblin

Hammond questioned over Libya cash for IRA victims: Belfast Telegraph
Lauren Harte

Bloody Sunday – No prosecution decision for at least another two months: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

Paul McCauley killer Matthew Gillon says 'I don't regret anything' in audio released by PSNI: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Murder victim Paul McCauley's father laments NI's lower-level jail terms: Londonderry Sentinel

Widow of murdered loyalist ends case after waiting 12 years for body parts: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Sinn Féin TD tells KBC bank his party will not stand for the eviction of Irish people: The Irish Times
Conor Gallagher, Sarah Burns and David Raleigh

Roscommon eviction posts are 'an incitement to hatred', Taoiseach says: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

Eviction response shows Sinn Féin is not fit to govern: The Times
Shane Coleman

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin coalition 'as likely as alien life being proven on Mars', according to Paddy Power odds: Irish Mirror
John Patrick Kierans

McDonald sues Fianna Fáil TD for defamation over Twitter comment: Irish Independent
Shane Phelan

Sir Tom Devine calls demolition of historic St John's Primary School 'a scandal'. (Dec 19): The Herald
Martin Williams

Friday, December 21

Brexit – 'This island will get into real difficulties,' Taoiseach warns, as a hard border looms: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Coveney – Not helpful for plan to be dominated by border issue: RTE

Brexit – Pledge of no extra border checks for agricultural products welcomed: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds rails against backstop 'con trick': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

50,000 British living here set to lose vote in Euro election, says Mitchell: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

NI civil servants asked to volunteer to assist with 'worst case scenario' Brexit: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

People's Vote would not be a betrayal of 2016 Brexit referendum: Irish News
Stephen Farry

Sacrificing peace in Northern Ireland is not acceptable price for Brexit: Washington Post
Amanda Sloat

Hard Border will be enforced once UK moves to make its own trade deals: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle and Ciaran Moran

Unionist opposition to the Brexit deal is completely reasonable: The Irish Times
Owen Polley

Brexit is blamed for raising the unionist bogey of Irish unity. But what if leaving the EU is not that bad? Or... whisper it... what if it's actually a success?: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Northern Ireland border must be up for Brexit negotiation: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
John Spain

Unionists must not repeat mistakes of 1918 and accept mandate of Irish people: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

'Only UK can dig itself out of the dark hole that is Brexit': Irish Independent
Editorial

Province may never get a Catholic majority at all (Dec 13): The News Letter
Graham Gudgin

Anger at 'grotesque' swastika on poppy Belfast window display – police enquiries ongoing: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Man found guilty of carrying INLA flag at Easter: Belfast Media
Brónach Ní Thuama

East Belfast UVF investigation leads to arrest of 30-year-old: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Derry councillors unite to demand respect at bonfires: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Female officer says PSNI a career option for women (Dec 18): The News Letter

Guildford pub bombing case papers lost in police blunder: Irish Independent
Henry Vaughan

Many Irish army troops joined the IRA during Troubles, claims former Defence Forces soldier (Dec 19): The News Letter

Bloody Sunday families hopeful of PPS decision in new year: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Tributes to soldiers murdered 40 years ago in Crossmaglen: The News Letter

Dogged Stakeknife probe chief won't take no for an answer (Dec 19): Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Difficulty over legacy cases in focus again: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

MPs demand to know if taxes are being collected on frozen Libyan assets: Belfast Telegraph

Bowie lived in fear of a sniper attack at Slane concert, Aslan's Christy reveals: Irish Independent
Nick Bramhill

Gardaí exonerated over shooting dead of Real IRA raider MacLochlainn: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Of course Sinn Féin opposes a memorial to the Belfast Blitz... wasn't the IRA on Hitler's side?: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Commuters express concern about border crossings: RTE

Hard border a disaster for Northern Ireland farmers, says head of UFU: Belfast Telegraph

From cow to cup – Brexit and the threat to your milk's cross-Border journey: The Irish Times
Claire Smyth

PeacePlayers brings together 160 young people for festive cross-community basketball tournament (Dec 16): Belfast Live
Sarah Scott

The future of policing – Reform plans must deliver real change (Dec 19): Irish Examiner
Editorial

Thursday, December 20

DUP warns Theresa May of necessary Brexit changes: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Brexit – Leo Varadkar says Brexit is a 'major threat' to Ireland: BBC

Plans to deploy British army show extent of Brexit chaos says Derry MEP: Derry Now

Brexit – PSNI to recruit an extra 308 officers after funding boost: BBC

A stark contrast – Sinn Féin's Kelly hits out at Brexit funding for PSNI over legacy issues: Belfast Telegraph

300 new NI police and staff to be recruited for Brexit by 2020: The News Letter
Michael McHugh

Brexit – Westminster committee to examine how backstop would work in North: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Can the government win back the DUP?: The Spectator
Katy Balls

The harsh consequences for Ireland of a no-deal Brexit start to come into view: The Irish Times
Cliff Taylor

'We may one day look back on this year as one when a huge step was taken towards a united Ireland': Irish Independent
Dan O'Brien

Brexit risks turning crisis to catastrophe: Belfast Telegraph
Editorial

99 days to Brexit – We must ready for no deal: Irish Examiner
Editorial

The Irish Times view on Brexit planning – Preparing for the worst: The Irish Times
Editorial

'May's 'call-my-bluff gambit' fraught with Brexit danger': Irish Independent
Editorial

Firearm seized and two men arrested as gardai carry out searches after catalogue of violence over Strokestown house eviction: Irish Sun
John Hand and Gary Meneely

Gardaí believe WhatsApp group organised violent attack: Irish Independent
Tom Brady, Robin Schiller and Ken Foy

SF councillor says he 'can not condemn vigilantes': Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Sinn Féin TDs warn Roscommon incident 'only the start of it': The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Sinn Féin mayor accused of 'bad taste' over Irish Christmas card: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Bi-lingual sign daubed with loyalist graffiti: Irish News

Loyalist killer Michael Stone's parole to be challenged: BBC

Stakeknife case will cut into comforting narratives: The Irish Times
Newton Emerson

Guildford Four's Paddy Armstrong in plea to pub bomb coroner: BBC
Tanya Gupta

Ivor Bell unfit to stand trial over Jean McConville death: The News Letter

McConville family 'unsurprised' as judge rules Bell unfit for trial over mother's murder: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

Victory for Dublin and Monaghan families over bombs 'collusion' documents: The News Letter

Judge 'stunned' after being asked to withdraw from Loughinisland film case over impartiality concerns: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Ballymurphy shootings – Experts uncertain over bullet: BBC
Will Leitch

Miami Showband massacre to be turned into musical: Irish News

Mail journalist ejected from Irish embassy over shouts of 'Brexit': The Guardian
Rory Carroll

Lorry driver accused of destroying Narrow Water memorial is granted bail: Irish News

Councillor Jolene Bunting's suspension lifted: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

'My knowledge of law is greater' – DUP's Pengelly reminds academic she has "arts degree from Ulster University" (Dec 18): Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

DUP Brexit donation – Electoral Commission challenged: BBC
Niall McCracken

Scots Unionists fined over DUP dark money for Brexit campaign: The National (Scotland)
Martin Hannan

Wednesday, December 19

Brexit deal hinges on final bid to win over DUP, say senior Tories: The Guardian
Jessica Elgot and Lisa O'Carroll

Still enough time to reach Brexit agreement, say unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

UK ramps up planning and logistics for no-deal Brexit: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

No deal Brexit a DISASTER for Ireland claims new impact paper – Food trucks to be STRANDED: Daily Express
Dan Falvey

No Deal Brexit plan will see 3,500 British troops put on standby: Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

Leo Varadkar TORN APART by furious Nigel Farage over Brexit gamble – 'He has MOST to lose': Daily Express
Joe Barnes

Brexit – Irish border crossing points 'impossible to police': The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Unity as counter to no-deal Brexit: Irish Echo
Anthony Neeson

Brexit – Theresa May to urge Scottish and Welsh leaders to back deal: The News Letter
Harriet Line

As prospect of no-deal Brexit looms, where do preparations stand?: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Who will really build the hard border?: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

'DUP has lost plot if it sees some regulatory harmonisation as a slippery slope to Dublin': Irish Independent
Gay Mitchell

Northern Ireland deserves the last say on the Brexit backstop: The Times
Ross maguire

'Uber-Brexiteers' attacks on the Taoiseach will do him no harm': Irish Independent
John Downing

DUP's Campbell calls for leadership from Catholic community on policing: Belfast Telegraph

CRC Brexit donation to DUP not reported to watchdog: BBC
Niall McCracken

Dissident republicans suspected in Roscommon house attack: The Irish Times
Conor Lally, Sarah Burns, Emmett Corcoran, Marie O'Halloran

Angry scenes in Dáil as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warns Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty it doesn't take long for party's 'balaclava to slip' over rule of law: Irish Mirror
Rebecca Black

Roscommon eviction family slam Taoiseach after 'balaclava' comments to Sinn Féin TD: Irish Post
Gerard Donaghy

'Sinn Féin's refusal to roundly condemn attacks linked to dissidents is worrying': Irish Independent
Philip Ryan

Leo Varadkar finds B-word almost as bad as Brexit: The Times
Lise Hand

New arrest in probe over Royal Marine dissident bomb-maker: Belfast Telegraph

UUP councillor reported over ethnic cleansing jibe at Sinn Féin: Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

Libya IRA victims – Foreign Office appoints compensation assessor: BBC

Assessor move gives fresh hope to victims of IRA's Libyan arms: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

Stakeknife detective says – Nobody is above the law: Belfast Telegraph

Stakeknife investigator – 'If I wanted to be popular I would have got a Labrador': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Stakeknife detective insists probe is no witch hunt against security forces: Belfast Telegraph

IRA members told police they were present during torture sessions, says Stakeknife probe officer: Belfast Telegraph

Ballymurphy Inquest – Woman 'threatened as she cradled John McKerr': BBC
Will Leitch

Birmingham pub bombings – Inquests postponed by two weeks: BBC

Sinn Féin anger at 'UDA' graffiti on Irish language sign in Tyrone: Belfast Telegraph

Sean Garland 'not the man of steel he was believed to be', mourners told at funeral: Irish Independent
Nicola Anderson

'Derry Girls' star Nicola Coughlan tackles Brexiteer Kate Hoey over IRA comment: Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

Independent expert to assess Libya compensation campaign: Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday, December 18

DUP set to back Theresa May – 'We are not interested in any parliamentary games': Irish Examiner

Unionist MP calls for return of direct rule to Westminster: The Times
Sam Coates

DUP calls for more clarity from PM over EU concessions: Irish News

Brexit – Jim Allister says no-deal now best option for Northern Ireland: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

May's EU negotiator pictured with papers hinting at new NI border plan: Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

Series of Commons votes on Brexit deal unlikely to bring much clarity: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Firm claims to have technology to solve Brexit border issue 'but no one will listen': Belfast Telegraph
James Gant

Two Irish commentators challenge Dublin over the Brexit border backstop: The News Letter

'Patently not the case' – Varadkar rejects report Theresa May 'loathes' him: Irish Examiner
Fiachra O Cionnaith

Varadkar is 'not sure' if British PM 'loathes' him: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

DUP will not back Corbyn's move to oust PM – Dodds: Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

'Bollocks to Brexit' campaigners on whistlestop tour to Dublin: The Irish Times
Simon Foy

Second Brexit referendum an insult to those who believe in democracy – DUP: Belfast Telegraph

A second referendum might just be the least bad option: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Theresa May should heed Tony Blair on the issue of Brexit and the border: Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

The best Brexit plan is prepare for the worst: The Times
Lucinda Creighton

Brexit mess shows how not to unite Ireland: The Times
Jason O'Mahony

Leo Varadkar is being played like a fiddle by Brussels: The Spectator
Brendan O'Neill

Catholic officer's revelations spark plea for public support: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney and Claire McNeilly

Insular Sinn Féin holding the country back, says TD: The Times
Ellen Coyne

Paramilitary attacks down with 64 recorded: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Sinn Féin under fire over choice of council candidate who caused Twitter rows: Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

Dissident charges dropped: Irish News

Stakeknife – Prosecutions to be recommended next year: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Soldiers and ex-IRA members questioned about Stakeknife: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Former British soldier whose private security firm evicted Roscommon family 'thinks he's Rambo': Irish Mirror

'Dissident' gang behind attack at Roscommon house blocked off roads and planned escape across fields: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Ian Begley

Security company from Northern Ireland had assisted with previous evictions in the Republic: Irish News
Allison Morris

CCTV of vicious attack on ex-UVF man Moore – five jailed for 'almighty beating': Belfast Telegraph

Ballymurphy inquest – Ex-IRA prisoner tells of Army shooting: BBC
Will Leitch

Witness 'heard soldier shout order to shoot disabled joiner' at Ballymurphy: Belfast Telegraph
Lauren Harte

My husband's death in IRA bombing broke my heart forever, says widow: The News Letter

Unionist concern over mayor's Christmas card in Irish and English: Belfast Telegraph

Vile, bigoted behaviour – DUP man condemns homophobic graffiti daubed on door outside Northern Ireland flat: Belfast Telegraph

Drop in Republic of Ireland students in Northern Ireland: BBC
Robbie Meredith

IRA-linked criminals are 'people of interest' in Quinn Holdings arson attacks: TheJournal.ie
Garreth MacNamee

College Protestant staff criticise CEO for speaking at SF event: Impartial Reporter

New intelligence group to assess threats to State security: Irish Examiner

Monday, December 17

Government preparing for no-deal Brexit, says Tánaiste: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

Government to spell out 'uncomfortable' Brexit realities: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Bertie Ahern – 'Ireland can't give an inch on avoiding hard border' (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Ireland and the EU – A special case: BBC
Jayne McCormack

'300,000 new Irish passport requests from UK if no deal': Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit: TheJournal.ie
Rónán Duffy

'After Brexit, Irish unity could be scuppered by a new Project Fear' (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Brexiteers are wrong – Irish insurance is worth taking out: The Independent
Ben Chu

'The backstop green jersey must not be a straitjacket' (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Britain has led a charmed political life. But there is a price to pay for complacency: The Guardian
Fintan O'Toole

'It's the Germans we should be worried about, not the Brits' (Dec 16): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

A catastrophic Brexit now looks to be on the cards: The Irish Times
Chris Johns

'Sinn Féin's failure on Brexit will be recorded in history': Irish Independent
Editorial

Catholic police officer cuts ties with some family members and home city of Derry for the job: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin's US arm raises €86,600 from supporters: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Dean of Belfast fears lack of political leadership could be exploited by criminal groups: Belfast Telegraph

Darren Moore subjected to "almighty beating" by gang linked to loyalist paramilitaries, court told: Belfast Live
John Cassidy

Gardaí investigate dissident links to pre-dawn attack at repossessed house: Irish Independent
Robin Schiller, John Mulligan and Ian Begley

Fitzmaurice says he did not incite Roscommon violence: The Irish Times
Vivienne Clarke

Christmas Eve dissident memorial service angers unionists – call for event to be banned: Belfast Telegraph
Stewart Robson

Police to quiz MI5 over what spooks knew of Stakeknife's 'crimes': Belfast Telegraph

Irish soldier who joined IRA denies Prince Charles plot: Irish Examiner
Sean O'Riordan

Soldier's son urges Sinn Féin to name killers: Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Sean Garland 'helped transform Irish republicanism': Irish Examiner

Protestant friends who helped my family – Fr Gary Donegan on his life and work: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Irish Army mappers find 100 more border crossings ahead of Brexit: Irish Independent
Maeve Sheehan

Flag expert – 'The use of the Union Jack has never been so positive in Scotland': The Herald
Mark Smith

Sunday, December 16

Tories urge May to oust Karen Bradley in bid to win back DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Pressure grows on stubborn DUP to avoid Brexit 'countdown to disaster': The Observer
Rory Carroll

Sinn Féin could have 'neutralised' DUP's Brexit veto by taking seats – Bruton: The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

Independent Unionist MP urges EU leaders to support Theresa May's Brexit deal: RTE
Tommie Gorman

'Border would be treated with contempt': Derry Journal

'We didn't spend 30 years stopping IRA to allow PM and EU to give united Ireland by back door' says Labour MP Kate Hoey: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Brexiteers need 'crash course' in Irish history, says Ahern: The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

Wilful disregard for Ireland at Westminster is nothing new: The Irish Times
Diarmaid Ferriter

Political heads should roll in Brexit bloodbath: The Sunday Times
Conor Brady

REVEALED: UK has 'NO choice' over Brexit backstop – 'EU would have us over a barrel': Daily Express
Harvey Gavin

A return to the European Union will be grim, but there are no good options: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

How a "no-deal" Brexit is going to lead to Irish unification: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
Editorial

Stakeknife's army handlers 'let killing of informer go ahead': The Sunday Times
Tom Harper

MI5 chief to be questioned over IRA double agent Stakeknife's '17 murders': The Sunday Times
Tom Harper and Richard Kerbaj

Terrorism has always provided the perfect cover for sociopaths like Freddie Scappaticci to perpetrate the basest acts (Dec 7): Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Harrods bomb remembered: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Troubles amnesty – Bloody Sunday relative Kate Nash scathing of ex-Para who said Bloody Sunday was a "job well done" (Dec 13): Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

IRA chief, outspoken critic of terrorism and wanted man in global forgery conspiracy (Dec 15): Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

James Nesbitt is right to raise the plight of victims who live with the Troubles' legacy on a daily basis (Dec 12): Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Easter lilies 'disharmonious' despite council adoption: Londonderry Sentinel

I face bigotry for links to Catholics, says evangelist: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

'Gnashing of teeth' as Ryan Tubridy grills Gerry Adams: The Irish Times
Mick Heaney

Shut the stable door on stagnant politics: The Sunday Times
Sarah Carey

Paul Ryan draws bipartisan backlash over visa proposal to increase Irish immigration: Independent on Sunday
Chris Riotta

Mick Mulvaney, Ireland's closest ally in Trump White House, named Chief of Staff: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com
Frances Mulraney

Catholics need not obey laws contrary to faith, Archbishop says (Dec 10): The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Brexit – anonymous Twitter account gives droll voice to Irish border row (Nov 24): The Guardian
Rory Carroll

Richard Dunne recalls suffering anti-Irish abuse from Chelsea fans: Irish Mirror
Alex Dunne






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