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This archive contains references to articles from February 1-14, 2002. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Thursday, February 14

Sinn Fein's absent MPs must register interests: Electronic Telegraph
Andrew Sparrow

Sinn Fein MPs to change rooms: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Board to decide chief constable's future: BBC
Brian Rowan

Dublin talks on policing issue: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unity absent from agenda for election: The Irish Times
Mary Holland

Consent's ascent a big step toward democracy: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

New bid to resolve parades impasse: Belfast Telegraph

Red alert as police step up border security: The News Letter (Feb 13)
Anne Palmer & Gemma Murray

Blair calls for NI exiles to be allowed home: BBC

Stevens Inquiry ends in spring: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Where is the truth?: Irish Echo

Two charged over bomb attacks: BBC

Census may show Catholics make up 45% of North's population: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Prince to present honours in Dublin: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

A free spirit caught in the strictures of the Royal life: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Vivid Bloody Sunday images emerge from panelists' memories: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

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Everyone wanted to join IRA, woman tells inquiry: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Journalist sought to phone army to ask that firing stop: The Irish Times
Eithne Donnellan

Wednesday, February 13

Reid asks Irish Americans to aid Protestants: The Times
Roland Watson

Worldwide hunt for Flanagan successor: Electronic Telegraph

Reid denies 'terrorism double standards': BBC

Figuring out state of the Union?: BBC
Martina Purdy

Robinson working well under the agreement he despises: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

McGuinness slams 'ballot and baseball bat' jibe: Derry Journal

Adams kicks off latest Sinn Fein election battle: Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

Call for urgent Finucane inquiry: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

London must respond, says widow: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth and Dan Keenan

Brian Faulkner and Bloody Sunday: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Witness screening challenge granted: BBC

Victim's sister tells of importance of seeing faces of police witnesses: The Irish Times

La Mon firebomb Commons campaign launched: The News Letter

Ahern pressed Britain over 1974 bombings: The Irish Times
Michael O'Regan

DUP sparks controversy: UTV Internet

Parades review chief pledges 'tough scrutiny': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Eames questions Drumcree resolve: UTV Internet

Tuesday, February 12

Majority of N Ireland pupils are Roman Catholic: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Adams woos half-hearted unionists: The Scotsman

Is the primary agenda politics and not rights: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Gray

'Framed' claim in advert by Colombia Irish trio: Irish Independent
Jason Webb

Reid tells US of huge challenge to peace: BBC

Assent and Consent: (from
Danny Morrison

Ferris hits back at Spring’s Sinn Féin attack: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan

Reid again urges Sinn Féin to join policing board: RTE

Provo activity 'on rise': Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Loyalist claims republicans are targetting Protestant clubs: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Murdered solicitor's widow fears stalling of probe: RTE

Finucane family are entitled to a public inquiry: The Irish Times
Peter Madden

Ulster Unionist 'fee hike' for Orangemen: BBC

Rioting mobs back on streets at 7am: Belfast Telegraph
Kevin Hurley

Garda killer gets clearance to seek Agreement release: Irish Independent
John Maddock

Maintaining Beliefs Without Bigotry: The Blanket
Billy Mitchell

Paisley row over tribute to Princess: UTV Internet

Heavy security will be in place during prince’s two-day visit: Irish Examiner
Carl O’Brien

Floodgates set to open over ‘Security Forces’ killings: (from

Challenge to Saville over witnesses: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

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'No brutality' while prisoners were in RUC custody: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Monday, February 11

Protestants stand on brink of losing their majority in Northern Ireland: The Independent
David McKittrick

Backlash fears as people feel they are under siege: The Irish Times
Paul Burgess

Unionists filled with foreboding at loss of influence: The Independent
David McKittrick

Republicans Acknowledging A Democratic Basis To Partition: The Blanket (Feb 10)
Anthony McIntyre

Hope of deal as Finucane killer gets protection: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Political dealing as threat remains: BBC (Feb 9)
Mark Devenport

Policing Board survives stormy weather: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Flanagan confident of positive trend in policing: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

PSNI fast becoming a badge of shame: (from

O'Donnell urges SF to go extra mile: The Irish Times
Éibhir Mulqueen

Sinn Fein up to necks in North drugs, says Spring: Irish Examiner
John Downing

Bill seeks to end ban on Catholic monarchs: The Guardian
Clare Dyer

Britain's 'grubby little secret' entrenched in legislation: The Guardian
Clare Dyer

Years of rapid growth bring new wealth, worries to once-pastoral Ireland: Baltimore Sun (Feb 11)
Andrew Ratner

Holy Cross children take a break in a Southern sanctuary: Irish Examiner
Mary Smithwick

Hockey night in Belfast: (Feb 8)
Jill Lawless

Sunday, February 10

Peace cloaks Unionist anger: Paramilitaries warn that summer will have `widespread violence': Boston Herald
Jim Dee

INLA’s summit offer to Loyalists: Sunday Life
Stephen Breen

Flanagan appears to back legal bid: UTV Internet

Revealed : MI5 informer warning on Omagh bomb: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

McGuinness backs the 'Bogota three': Sunday Life

Loyalist ‘killer’ aids probe into army collusion: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Trimble under fire for consultant post: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

By their deeds you shall know them: Sunday Independent
Willie O'Dea

RTE handles Sinn Fein with kid gloves: Sunday Independent
Brian Hayes

Weak on money, weak on mockery: Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch

We'll not be silenced: Sunday Life

NI remembers Princess Margaret: BBC

Belfast city has a right royal hangover: Ireland on Sunday
Anne Cadwallader

Saturday, February 9

Omagh agreement 'unprecedented': BBC

O'Loan legal threat: UTV Internet

Policing board's 'wisdom' lauded: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Pressure on Flanagan to quit police post early: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Something from the Policing Board for all sides to spin: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Policing Board shows its mettle: Belfast Telegraph

Omagh victim is disgusted by Blair's snub: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Police urged to tackle loyalist violence: Belfast Telegraph
Kevin Hurley

Guard blown up by terrorist bomb: The Times
David Lister

DUP sees attack as part of a series: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

New SDLP leader makes his mark in America: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SDLP wary of SF threat: UTV Internet

Words for a world stage from Adams: The News Letter (Feb 7)
Suzanne Breen

From Derry's 'boy general' to Education Minister: The Irish Times
Róisín Ingle

They Think It's All Over: The Blanket
Brendan Hughes

Fear remains that Colombia trial of Irish trio will be about politics, not justice: The Irish Times
David Andrews

Families hit out over police witness ruling: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

North violence is O'Malley's greatest regret: The Irish Times
Eibhir Mulqueen

Friday, February 8

Police cleared over Omagh: The Times
David Lister

Effort to heal split over Omagh inquiry: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Government 'must assist' Omagh action: BBC

McGuinness soothes US fears on Colombia: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McGuinness supports call by Adams for consent: The Irish Times
Ray O'Hanlon

Ex-RUC men may testify in London: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

Anger at Bloody Sunday ruling: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Unionists need to break out of the siege mentality: The Irish Times
Gregory Campbell

What Future Unionism?: The Blanket
David Rose

Get out or be killed: The Times
David Lister

Putting N Ireland on the world map: Belfast Telegraph

There can be only one flag flying in British classrooms: Electronic Telegraph
Mary Kenny

Adams predicts big gains for Sinn Fein: The Irish Times
Theresa Judge

Man questioned over Real IRA attacks: UTV Internet

Union Flag left at O’Neill’s home: The Scotsman
Dan McDougall

Thursday, February 7

Police Board to decide on scrutiny of Omagh probe: Irish Independent
John Devine

Lord Kilclooney calls for O'Loan to resign: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Help the Omagh Relatives Legal Fund: (from, Feb 1)
Gary Kent

Inquiry to hear police screen request: BBC

Saville Inquiry seeks the truth that Widgery Report failed to uncover: Irish Examiner (Feb 6)
Ryle Dwyer

A View North: 1972, the Troubles' bloodiest 12 months: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Were Paras behind Bloody Sunday banner?: Derry Journal (Feb 5)
Eamonn Houston

The truth is slowly emerging as the fog of war drifts away: The News Letter

Strategically correct to forsake the Bogside for Waldorf Astoria: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Trimble sees Adams's talk of unionist consent as an advance: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Adams's 'consent' admission raises few eyebrows: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

Trimble fires warning to paramilitaries: UTV Internet

DUP — we're not to blame: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

'Polite' forum panel brings out Trimble's sarcastic bite: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

US envoy's concern at support for Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ministers open Washington bureau: BBC

New SDLP chief nixes U.S. office: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Queen 'should address NI assembly': BBC

New Moderator seeks 'good relations' with all churches: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Wednesday, February 6

Marathon talks on Omagh investigation: BBC

Resign call to Northern police watchdog: Irish Independent
John Devine

Volte Face — from Easter Sunday to Spy Wednesday: (from the Blanket, Feb 3)
Anthony McIntyre

NI ministers welcome US support: BBC

Trimble blames disorder on DUP rhetoric: Belfast Telegraph

Putting on a Stateside show: BBC
Mark Simpson

Robinson in court appeal: Belfast Telegraph

Peace remains in peril: (from, Feb 4)

Security measures extend peace lines: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Police appeal over Stobie murder: BBC

Memorial service for five terror victims: UTV Internet

UUP to hold conference in nationalist area of Derry: The Irish Times
George Jackson

McGuinness feels ‘chill factor’: The News Letter
Ross McKee

Study shows cross-Border problems for workers: The Irish Times
Joe Humphreys

Unionists opt out of euro support: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Rock on which loyalism could perish: The Irish Times
Paddy Woodworth

Tuesday, February 5

New threat rekindles terror among city's postal workers: Irish Independent
Ian Graham

Putting politics into perspective: The News Letter (Feb 4)
Alex Kane

Adams issues united Ireland poser to unionists: UTV Internet

The challenges of the peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Gerry goes 'Orange' for the day: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Flanagan, O'Loan to present reports to policing board: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Now Parliament is better informed: (from Belfast Telegraph, Jan 31)
Steven King

Durkan under fire for bomb probe appeal: The News Letter (Feb 4)

Sinn Fein man 'perplexed' over US entry visa refusal: Belfast Telegraph

Unionist withdraws murder allegation: BBC

Cowen, Reid receive peace awards from Cork Christian group: The Irish Times
Elaine Edwards

'Bloody Sunday' march draws 40,000: Boston Herald (Feb 4)
Jim Dee

Let's not Talk: (from
Danny Morrison

Scars still run deep: Derry Journal (Feb 1) link not working

Screens sought by RUC witnesses: BBC

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Special Branch officer tells of Bogside bombs: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Monday, February 4

N. Ireland Remembers 'Bloody Sunday': Washington Post
T. R. Reid

N. Ireland revisits tragic Sunday: Christian Science Monitor
Anne Cadwallader

40,000 march to remember Bloody Sunday: The Herald
Valerie Hannah

No doubt about Paras' guilt on the march to remember Bloody Sunday: The Independent
David McKittrick

Icy rain less lethal than murderous gunfire of the Paras: Ireland on Sunday (Feb 3)
Anne Cadwallader

Bloody Sunday picture blunder angers relatives: Sunday Life (Feb 3)
Stephen Breen

Inquiry to hear police evidence: BBC

Adams forgiven for rally absence: Electronic Telegraph

Adams surprises with acceptance of need for consent on Irish unity: The Irish Times
Conor O'Clery

Omagh mole is no 'Walter Mitty' figure: Ombudsman: Sunday Life (Feb 3)
Allan Murray

Durkan under fire over Omagh stance: UTV Internet

NI peace process under spotlight: BBC

Loyalists in poster blitz against GAA: Sunday Life (Feb 3)

War is over - if you want it: The Guardian
Gareth McLean

Sunday, February 3

Heath's secret Bloody Sunday talks: The Observer
Henry McDonald and Kamal Ahmed

Bloody Sunday victims remembered in memorial: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

McGuinness urged to 'admit' role in conflict: Belfast Telegraph

Adams pulled out of Bloody Sunday event to attend WEF: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Bloody Sunday movies are more propaganda than art: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Security force members to testify to Saville: Sunday Business Post
Eamonn MacDermott

The path to violence: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Outsider 'should lead' Omagh inquiry: BBC

New leader tackles conflict in N. Ireland: Boston Herald
Robert P. Connolly

It's time to wipe out our meancing past: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Politicians should focus on progress says Adams: RTE

Westminster accepts them, but we don't: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Sinn Féin man refused visa to US: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney & Harry McGee

Michael Stone forced to leave North: Sunday Business Post
Frank Connolly and Anton McCabe

Saturday, February 2

New evidence of 'mistakes' by Omagh police: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Arms warning for Trimble on eve of US trip: Irish Independent
John Devine

Politicians 'griping all over the world': BBC
Mark Devenport

Reid must do more to bring Unionism in from the cold: The News Letter

Ulster rushes to pledge loyalty in Jubilee year: The Times
David Lister

McGuinness interview: full transcript: BBC
Nick Robinson

Pat McArt on how Bloody Sunday goes to the heart of our divisions: The News Letter
Pat McArt

Irish prisoners guilty until proven innocent: (from
John Gormley

Bomb attack on pregnant woman: Electronic Telegraph

Loyalist receives aid for home security: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Commission bids to address loyalist fears: The News Letter

Massacre at the bookies: (from

Ministers to open Washington office: BBC

Hume gets Gandhi award for peace: Belfast Telegraph

Britain agrees to share control of Gibraltar: The Independent
Stephen Castle and Elizabeth Nash

Friday, February 1

Ahern and Durkan discuss Omagh rift: BBC

Colm Murphy: A result - but a shaky one: The News Letter (Jan 31)
Suzanne Breen

What happened to innocent until proven guilty?: (from
Des Wilson

Murphy development got IR £11m from public funds: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Bloody Sunday Inquiry progress praised: BBC (Jan 30)
Dermot Walsh

Bishop re-lives Bloody Sunday horror: Belfast Telegraph
Ciaran O'Neill

Creating a virtual Bloody Sunday: BBC
Dominic Casciani

Loyalist gets protection measures: BBC

Union 'too slow' over threats to Protestants: The News Letter (Jan 31)

Never, never, never: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Long Kesh is set to give up dark secrets of CR gas: (from

Who is still here?: The Blanket
Brendan Hughes

North wants to join team in bid for championships: Irish Independent
Karl Brophy