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Friday, February 14

Adams calls for 'real substance' from Blair: RTE

PMs in high political stakes: BBC
Martina Purdy

'Powers need overhaul before devolution,' says SDLP: UTV Internet

Parties all know what must happen: Belfast Telegraph

Can PM deliver unionists?: (from

David’s vision has an ally in the Republic: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

New police Oversight Commissioner: BBC

New ethics code introduced for PSNI: RTE

‘Potential police officers going to England’: (from the Irish News)
Maeve Connolly

PSNI Recruitment 'Divisive' - Hermon: The News Letter

Brigadier may face Ulster murder charges: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Finucane family call for Stevens shut down: UTV Internet

Finucane - The truth at last?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Mad and bad: Daily Record (Feb 13)
Mark Mcgivern

Plea for calm as UDA faction heads south: The Herald
Ian Wilson

Loyalists threaten postal workers: BBC

Cautious welcome for loyalist initiative: BBC

IRA link to FARC bomb is probed: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

"Breaking the connection with England, the never ending source of all our political evils": The Blanket (Feb 9)
Mary Ward

Calls for 'unionist council' in name row: (from the Irish News)
Roddy McGregor

Mayor in Bid to Kick Out Sectarianism: Derry Journal (Feb 11)

No inquiry into IRA atrocity: BBC

Thursday, February 13

Blair sets IRA new deadline for peace: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Ahern and Blair push Sinn Fein to prove IRA is winding up: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Blair sets a deadline for restoring assembly: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Ahern and Blair reach outline of deal on North: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Completion is Tony Blair's new buzz word: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Inching along to nowhere with Trimble: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

'Important phase' for peace talks: BBC
Martina Purdy

Hillsborough is a relief for besieged leaders as war talk overshadows peace impasse: Irish Independent
Alison O'Connor

Peace and process: The Times

Unfamiliar glimmers of hope from Belfast: The Independent

IRA requires policing role for Dublin: The Times
David Lister

Gardai in north at risk says Kilclooney: (from the Irish News)
Suzanne McGonagle

Gardai deny 'republican harrasment': UTV Internet

Finucane family concern at inquiry: BBC

Mad Dog Mahem!: Ayrshire Post

When crime is the only loyalty: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Omagh bomb families 'slandered' by Adams: Belfast Telegraph
Deric Henderson

Republican diehard awaits new militancy: The Times
David Lister

SF reaction to bomb scorned: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

All Terrorism Must be Condemned: The News Letter

Orange Blast at Report on Paramilitary March Links: The News Letter (Feb 11)

Whitey possibly hiding in Ireland? What a shocker: Boston Herald (Feb 10)
Peter Gelzinis

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Bloody Sunday soldier admits he lied about killings: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Wednesday, February 12

Deal may end Ulster peace talks deadlock: The Scotsman
John Innes

Ahern and Blair meet for crucial North pact talks: Irish Independent
Alison O'Connor and Dominic Cunningham

Private deals with SF not on, say MPs: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

MPs extend arms deadline: BBC

SDLP leader says agreement could be within reach: RTE

Trimble in decommissioning call: UTV Internet

Dear Tony and Bertie: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty and Steven King

Talks aim to resurrect institutions: Irish Examiner

Defining moment for peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Hopeful signs for assembly: (from the Irish News)

PM Must Not Opt for Quick Fix Deal: The News Letter

Blair 'wrong to link equality to violence': Belfast Telegraph

Call for End to Feud: The News Letter

Loyalist feud not over, Belfast court hears: RTE

UDA Outcasts Test the Water: The News Letter

UDA are Irish mafia, says Scots Lodge chief: The Herald
Ian Wilson & Murray Ritchie

New batch of 'celebrities': Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

MSPs fear Ulster loyalists will turn Scotland into battleground: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

More bombs, say Continuity IRA: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Report is critical of the loyal orders: (from the Irish News)
Simon Doyle

MPs criticise policing changes: BBC

Adams has 'no Omagh evidence to offer': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Stormont spy ring 'will cost £100m': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

I could have shot wrong man, admits paratrooper: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Ex-Para: I heard colleague claim hit: (from the Irish News)

Tuesday, February 11

Game Up for Republicans - Trimble: The News Letter

Talks hopes played down: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Why the IRA will go on: The Times
David Lister

Swings and roundabouts but no winners: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Why the jury's still out on justice: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Loyalist feuding condemned as criminal 'gangsterism': The Herald
Michael Settle

Holiday or Hell is Choice Offered to Adair Supporters: The News Letter

A ‘C’ change in loyalism is necessary: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

The Unionists who try to hijack Scotland's culture: The Scotsman
Joyce McMillan

UDA blamed for string of pipe-bomb attacks: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Nationalist fears: (from

Shankill Must Rid Itself of Paramilitaries: The News Letter

US Congressman tells of plans for review of PSNI: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Omagh families force Adams into the dock: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Adams ordered to appear at Omagh court case: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Enniskillen rocked by bomb yards from 1987 massacre: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Row over UUP poll forms: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

14 years on, Finucane family is determined to uncover the truth: (from
Catherine Morrison

Lost Honour, Lost Cause: The Blanket
Proinsias O'Loinsaigh

Nelson - my part in his downfall and Dublin's pride: Scotland on Sunday (Feb 9)
Nicola Byrne

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Bloody Sunday teen 'resembled' tailor's dummy: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Para urged to 'tell the truth' at inquiry: (from the Irish News)
Roddy McGregor

Monday, February 10

IRA 'not ready yet for big peace gesture': The Times
David Lister

Making a new blueprint for peace: Sunday Business Post (Feb 9)
Séan Mac Cárthaigh and Paul T Colgan

Governments to insist that IRA finally calls an end to its war: Irish Independent

Tough challenge for PMs: BBC
Mark Devenport

Victims' group heads to Colombia: Sunday Life (Feb 9)

£3m drugs haul seized as loyalists linked to smuggling: The Herald
Billy Briggs

UDA exile denies organising the murder of rival: The Scotsman
Jeanette Oldham

Nine top UDA death list: Sunday Life (Feb 9)
Alan Murray

A 'peace negotiator' whose background is steeped in brutality: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 6)
Maureen Coleman

Never a dull moment in loyalist stronghold: (from the Irish News, Feb 8)
James Kelly

Labour... a case to answer: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 8)
Barry White

Labour party looks to the North for recruitment drive: Sunday Business Post (Feb 9)
Sean Mac Carthaigh

Maskey's marathon: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 4)
Alf McCreary

House of Lords call for Sinn Fein Maskey: Sunday Life (Feb 9)

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: The Blanket
Breandán Ó Muirthile

McAleese to Meet Claudy Relatives: The News Letter (Feb 6)

GAA club has 'no problem' with player in police: (from the Irish News, Feb 6)
Brian Campbell

Hamstrung by history: The Observer (Feb 9)
Ruaridh Nicoll

British Army Killed All New Loge Six – findings: (from, Feb 7)
Andrea McKernon

Sunday, February 9

Ahern and Blair to push peace: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

No significant IRA move: UTV Internet

Adams hits out at SDLP police policy: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Grattan

Fianna Fail must stay out of the North: Sunday Independent
John A. Murphy

Coalition row as FF Senator calls for intervention in FARC trial: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Loyalist sect goes from revelry to a rout: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Police fear 'Catholic' assassin plot by Loyalists: Scotland on Sunday
Marcello Mega & Ian Johnstone

Exiled loyalists had drugs ring set up: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

UDA threat to Scots exiles: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and Lucy Adams

New regime in Adair patch: UTV Internet

One killing too many for Mad Dog Adair: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Exodus from Ulster: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

How 'Mad Dog’ lost an empire: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke, Christina Hart and Lucy Adams

Mad Dog knows surrender: Scotland on Sunday
Chris Thornton

Mad Dog’s men quit Belfast for Surrey: The Sunday Times
Christine Hart

The bullet still has the final say in Ulster politics: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Why the thugs are filling unionism's political vacuum: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Sensible solution: Scotland on Sunday

Petrol bombs thrown during trouble: BBC

Biting the bullet: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

SF Councillor rubbishes Shergar kidnap claim: Sunday Independent
Liam Collins

Trimble in call to Labour: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

North/south role for key Apprentice Boy: (from the Irish News, Feb 7)
William Graham

Saturday, February 8

Bid to resurrect North Executive: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

NI parties must aim for normality: UTV Internet

Alliance leader hits out at UUP stance: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

The last chance to twirl political rope: (from the Irish News)
Denis Bradley

Rebel weapons 'have IRA hallmark': The Times
David Sharrock

Colombia trial adjourned until March: RTE

Witness says he saw Colombia Three training Farc rebels: Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

Fleeing loyalists vow to return: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan and Kirsty Scott

Adair is written off by Belfast's mural artists: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Paramilitary violence fears grow as more flee feuds: The Scotsman
Jeanette Oldham

Loyalists fear police let murder go ahead: The Times
David Lister and Shirley English

Your shout: Daily Telegraph
Andrew Gimson

Rise and fall of loyalist icons: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

In land of suspicion, events just can't be simple: The Times
David Lister

No room for sectarianism: Daily Record

Adair Defeat Not End of the Matter: The News Letter

Seize the moment: (from

What price the name of loyalism?: Belfast Telegraph

Real IRA Threats to Police Blasted: The News Letter

Real IRA deploy snipers on street of Belfast: (from

Government clampdown on dissidents: UTV Internet

No right to vote around here: (from
Gearóid Ó Cairealláin

Friday, February 7

No deal without UUP - Haass: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Deal from IRA 'possible': BBC

'What is Plan B if the IRA Fails to Go?': The News Letter

'Bold' British must lead: (from

Rogue loyalist leader's pals forced to flee from N. Ireland: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Funeral shots send loyalist renegades into exile: The Times
David Lister

Loyalist funeral unites factions: Irish Examiner
Anne Cadwallader

Fears of loyalist feud spreading as Adair followers flee Belfast: The Herald
William Tinning, Damien Henderson & Stephen Stewart

MP's fears over 'exiled' paramilitaries: UTV Internet

Bleak future for a man once idolised: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

'Loyalists should take political road': UTV Internet

Children of the loyalist feud: BBC
Mark Simpson

Gangs of Belfast: The Times

Peace hopes as Mad Dog loses bite: Irish Examiner

Orde faces fall-out over police tactics: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Part-time police will be mostly Catholics: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O’Neill

Recruiting policy 'set to expire': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Judge orders Irishmen back to Bogota prison: RTE

Concern over parades body report: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Dissidents are 'Barred': (from

Unionist fear of Irish must be overcome: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

In the pink: The Guardian (Feb 5)
Laura Haydon

Soldier 'heard shots and blasts': BBC

British knew McGuinness was IRA chief: UTV Internet

Thursday, February 6

Consensus On Assembly Will Not be Easy: The News Letter

Haass recommends bold steps: UTV Internet

Pressure on IRA to 'show initiative' in peace process: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

SF - British plan would be relayed to the IRA: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

DUP hits at 'smear' against party: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Adair allies remain loyal: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Adair supporters flee Shankill homes: BBC

Why unionists stay silent on loyalist feud: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Bogota witness 'saw IRA suspects training rebels': The Times
David Sharrock

'Terrified' Colombia Three witness refuses to testify: Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

Endgame for Irish republicanism: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

PM has no knowledge of secret meetings: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Smith to hold forum on British policing: Trenton Times (Jan 30)
Tom Hester Jr.

Crime asset team may take year to get results: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Murphy rejects solicitors' comments: BBC

Blair defends Ulster members ban: UTV Internet

Unionist questions charity's funding after war or words: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

A Carefully Crafted Message - Little Revealed, a Lot Concealed: The Blanket
John Meehan

CHEESE! Hours before Gregg is murdered, soldiers pose at Shankill mural: (from
Catherine Morrison

Apology for football match disturbance: RTE

Ex-activist discovered drowned in Donegal: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Wednesday, February 5

Bold republican step must be hailed 'for sake of peace': Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Challenge to produce peace plan: UTV Internet

Finding a way out of a political maze: Belfast Telegraph

PSNI to 'Open Up to Garda': The News Letter

Sinn Fein claims talks process has begun with DUP: Irish Independent

Loyalist leaders in blood feud warn Adair gang: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

UDA threat to kill Adair's followers: (from The Irish Times)
Suzanne Breen

Adair left isolated as allies end feud links: Irish Examiner
Deric Henderson

White makes defiant appearance: UTV Internet

Colombia 'IRA' trial to resume: BBC
Jeremy McDermott

No to St Patrick's Day gig at city hall: (from the Irish News)

Area Irish protest British performance: Trenton Times (Jan 28)
Tom Hester Jr.

Irish remain a puzzle in times of conflict: (from the Irish News)
Ray O'Hanlon

Army puts neutral issue up in the air: Irish Examiner

Stormont bureaucracy is 'unionist misrule': UTV Internet

McKevitt trial postponed: UTV Internet

Revellers Shouted 'Up the IRA' After Blast: The News Letter

DUP bid to censure Maskey fails: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Families call for inquiry into New Lodge killings: (from the Irish News)
Simon Doyle

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Paras 'were a logical choice': Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

Tuesday, February 4

US envoy here for talks on assembly: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Haass ready for 'big push': BBC
Martina Purdy

Inter-unionist bickering continues as poll looms: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

What’s in a name? Quite a bit actually: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Too many chiefs led to loyalist bloodshed: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Call for internment to halt loyalist feuding: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Vengeful UDA leaders vow to put down Mad Dog pack: Irish Independent
David Lister

PSNI foiled Gregg 'first-strike' on Saturday: (from
Aidan Crean

Loyalists' Homes Attacked: The News Letter

Hardliner motivated by hatred: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Orde on loyalist feud: UTV Internet

UDA feud fears stalk the streets: Belfast Telegraph

Police Must Stamp Out Warfare: The News Letter

Unionist scorn move by SF on policing: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Row Over Grant to Order: The News Letter

Bill of Rights activists to lobby political parties: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

IRA admission sparks complaint: (from the Irish News, Jan 30)

Pub guests' terror shown on film of Real IRA bombing: Irish Independent

CIRA claim in Limerick court case: UTV Internet

Bloody Sunday remembered: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Heath adds little light to Bloody Sunday investigation: Boston Herald (Feb 3)
Jim Dee

Soldiers 'not a bunch of hooligans': Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

1972 State papers

US branded Haughey 'IRA follower': (from the Irish News, Jan 27)
James Stinson

Monday, February 3

Two More Are Slain in Protestant Gang Feud in Belfast: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Hardline loyalist killed as UDA feud worsens: The Times
Helen Studd and David Lister

Loyalist murder set up by Glasgow Rangers fans: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Retaliation inevitable - Just a matter of when: (from The Irish Times)
Suzanne Breen

Licensed to kill: Daily Telegraph

Mad Dog's gay romps revealed: Sunday Life (Feb 2)

Dissidents blamed for bomb attack: BBC

Mo reveals Adair's CIRA guns swap: Sunday Life (Feb 2)
Alan Murray

Shannon hatchet activist is feted by republican diehards: Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor & Don Lavery

Those who won't vote send strong message of censure: Irish Echo
Eamon Lynch

Catholic recruit numbers revealed: UTV Internet

Green light for police and garda exchange plan: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Loyalists angry over behaviour of the PSNI: Sunday Business Post (Feb 2)
Paul T Colgan

Row after GAA star joins cops: Sunday Life (Feb 2)
Stephen Breen

Historical Unconsciousness: The Blanket
Seoirse McLaughlin

Outgoing US envoy says farewell to the President: Irish Independent (Jan 30)
Niamh Hooper

Sunday, February 2

Prime ministers' meeting 'significant': BBC

US to rejoin peace process: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Capone had nothing on these gangsters: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

Liam Clarke meets Alan McQuillan: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

SDLP man breaks ranks over police: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin accused of softening stance on police: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

This fatal obsession: The Observer
Gerry Kelly

Anger as TD says IRA can resume violence ‘in 10 years’: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Leading loyalist shot dead in Belfast: BBC

Man who shot Gerry Adams is killed in Belfast: The Sunday Times
Brendan Bourne

Drugadair And The Drugadiers: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Ancient solution to the row over Derry: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Just another petty victory: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

A city by any other name is a real sign of change: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Trimble's judgment shows weaknesses: (from the Irish News)

UUP moves office in US: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 29)
Sean O'Driscoll

If You Ask Me: BBC
Malachi O'Doherty

Scoring from a draw ...: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Britain ‘gives up’ hunt for Scots IRA suspect: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Trimble fury at Ulster 'not British' claim: Belfast Telegraph

Fury over Loyalist's Nazi claims: Scotland on Sunday
Ian Johnston

NI may benefit from reformed Lords: BBC
Mark Devenport

Angelus bells face equality act challenge: The Sunday Times
Dearbhail McDonald

Saturday, February 1

Alliance in call for new talks: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

And Now the Endgame: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Ball is still in the republican court: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein Will Join Policing Board - McLaughlin: Derry Journal

Will we ever get proper policing?: (from
Gearóid Ó Cairealláin

Murphy's 100 days in office: BBC
Martina Purdy

Empey warns over future of unionism: RTE

Terror Cash Hunt Begins: The News Letter

UFF/ RIRA gun deal - Weapons exchanged with ‘C’ Company: (from

Real IRA will keep waging 'war': UTV Internet

Real IRA Threatens Recruits: The News Letter

Murdered solicitor received death note: Belfast Telegraph

Threat to solicitor in Wright jail diary: (from the Irish News)

The people of Ulster are not British, says Labour: Daily Telegraph
Joshua Rozenberg

Durkan hits back on city name: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Trimble - city name change 'sectarian': BBC

So much for the planters: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Garvaghy leader in damages appeal: (from the Irish News, Jan 28)

Whitelaw named in bomb plot row: UTV Internet

Trimble talks to victims of Claudy bomb: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam


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