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Thursday, February 14

Parties clash over IRA 'ASBOS': Newry Democrat
Donal O'Reilly

MLA questions motives of DUP defector Hanna: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Allister movement faces first electoral test: The News Letter

Member of Real IRA found shot dead in churchyard: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Shooting similar to Donaldson killing in 2006: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Real IRA denies fatal shooting involvement: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

PSNI come under fire amid arrests and raids: Newry Democrat
Donal O'Reilly

I will reveal Finucane death truth, vows Di inquest lawyer: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Lawyers' prison trips are bugged: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Ruane's commitment to Province under scrutiny: The News Letter

Enniskillen repalcement tribute sparks fury: UTV Internet

Ballot paper colours 'unfair': Irish News (Feb 12)
Diana Rusk

Catholic civil servants claim unfair treatment: RTE

Warning of €300m NI peace fund cut:

Salmond challenges Ireland to join debate: The Herald
Robbie Dinwoodie

Alex Salmond speech branded 'balderdash': Daily Telegraph
Auslan Cramb

Conversation should be more than a whisper: The Scotsman

All eyes on Ireland: The Herald

Wednesday, February 13

NI security forces remain on high alert: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 10)
Suzanne Breen

Committee to look at Quinn case: The News Letter
Colin O'Carroll

McKevitt appeals 20-year sentence: Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Judge to rule on Omagh claims case: Irish News

We had our suspicions about McShane – SF:
Roisin McManus

Orde to face questions over Tohill kidnap case: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Phil Flynn's ordeal by whispering campaign comes to an end: Sunday Tribune (Feb 10)

Leading barrister to take up Finucane case: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Cross-religion schools backed by boxing legend: Belfast Telegraph
Kathryn Torney

Light shone on unionist bunker pre-civil rights: Irish News
Susan McKay

Concern about Duncairn: (Feb 8)
Áine McEntee

An Irish Legal Eagle: Irish Voice/ (Jan 30)
April Drew

RTE must show equality to all: Irish News (Feb 11)

Warning over councils reform: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SDLP acts in strange way over budget: The News Letter (Jan 30)

Ulster Scots v Irish in cash row: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Watch out, the spooks have their eyes on you: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 6)
Jude Collins

Tuesday, February 12

No justice powers if IRA doesn't go away – DUP: Belfast Telegraph

Maskey slams Army Council calls a 'distraction': UTV Internet

Parties in turmoil over controversial policing powers: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Assembly to discuss Quinn murder: BBC

Justice and policing impasse: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Inside politics: Sunday Tribune (Feb 10)
Kevin Rafter

Too early for policing 'devolution': The News Letter

Phil Flynn speaks out about IRA laundering probe 'I have been vindicated': Sunday Tribune (Feb 10)
Conor McMorrow

Defector predicts SDLP/Fianna Fail merger: The News Letter

Republican dissidents uncover €1.5m drugs' den: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 10)
Suzanne Breen

Anger at 'Greysteel True Republicans': Derry Journal

RFJ seek meeting with new Victims' Commissioners: (Feb 5)

IRA collusion tale is a bloody, black comedy: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Was it a War?: The Blanket (Jan 25)
Michael Gillespie

Time is right to cut business tax: Belfast Telegraph

Coroner to appeal for media witnesses: The News Letter

Broadcaster defends plan to cease MW transmissions: Irish News
Valerie Robinson and Claire Simpson

Minister weighs in on RTE's switch-off: Irish News
Valerie Robinson

Transparency will dampen concerns: The News Letter
Alex Kane

British law should not be compromised: The News Letter

Independence 'would cost billions in defence work': The Scotsman
Lindsay McIntosh

Monday, February 11

Politicians in North told to take the 'final steps': Irish Independent
Áine Kerr

Paisley rejects full devolution call:

Powers transfer 'not yet ready': BBC

DUP clipped SF ambitions – Poots:

Valentine's day is d-day for DUP and its opponents: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 10)
Suzanne Breen

INLA show of strength 'a relic of the past': Derry Journal (Feb 5)

It's a no-brainer, Republican violence belongs in the past: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Shocked at police search of his house: Derry Journal (Feb 8)

Haunted by Omagh: Sunday Life (Feb 10)
Gail Edgar

Tensions rise in the world of informers: Sunday Life (Feb 10)
Brian Rowan

My kind of guy when it comes to fighting terrorism: Sunday Independent (Feb 10)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

How Northern Ireland led way to foil paramilitaries: The Times
Sean O'Neill

Call for assembly job competition: BBC

Unionists to reveal MLAs hiring family members: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 8)
David Gordon

This time Junior is the innocent party: Sunday Life (Feb 10)
Lynda Gilby

Politicians in 'reluctant' pay rise: BBC (Feb 9)
Jim Fitzpatrick

Rights body chief not interviewed for job: Irish News (Feb 7)
Diana Rusk

Groups descend on Dáil for collusion debate: (Feb 8)
Ciarán Barnes

Villians of the Peace: The Blanket (Jan 31)
Mick Hall

Republican still in jail after charges dropped: Derry Journal (Feb 5)

Burnside backs funding for ex-soldiers: Antrim Times

Three newspapers reach settlement in public notices case: Irish News (Feb 7)

Lá Nua fights back: (Feb 8)

Funding row over L Nua's move to stop print edition: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Sunday, February 10

IRA spy row deepens: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Adams says driver not under threat: RTE

Agent was Scap's ally in IRA 'nutting squad': Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

British spy was 20 years with Sinn Fein leader: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Focus back on IRA as spy flees Ulster: The News Letter

Lengthening list of high-ranking double-agents within movement: Irish News

Ahern and Brown in talks today: RTE

Is Bertie wooing the Ballymena brethren?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Dev's mistake was just marching up Cave Hill: Irish News
James Kelly

Meehan son hits out at people behind latest death threats: (Feb 8)
Alana Fearon

Martin Meehan: The Blanket (Nov 7)
Anthony McIntyre

Still fighting for truth on collusion: Irish Democrat (Feb 4)
Theo Russell

Shankill Butcher to be grilled over killing of a local republican: (Feb 8)
Ciarán Barnes

DUP and SDLP are hit by defections to rival parties: Belfast Telegraph
Linda McKee

SDLP Branch Chair joins Alliance party: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Simpson in moral call to Catholics: Irish News (Feb 5)
Diana Rusk

Walled city: (Feb 8)

Border peace monument for Louth: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Paisley Jnr on payroll as 'Westminster assistant': The News Letter (Feb 6)

DUP no comment over Paisley pay: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 5)
David Gordon

Paisley Jnr hits back over salary claim: The News Letter (Feb 7)
Stephen Dempster

Revenue clears company linked to Northern Bank heist probe: Irish Examiner
Enda Leahy

Bugging of prison visits common practice in north: Irish News (Feb 7)
Allison Morris

Police chief Orde backs use of wire-tap evidence: The Observer
Henry McDonald and Gaby Hinsliff

Breaking down barriers in the Middle East: (Feb 8)
Áine McEntee

Sinn Féin urges treaty no vote in newsletter blitz: Irish Examiner (Feb 5)
Caroline O'Doherty

Neutrality protected by treaty – Gilmore: (Feb 7)

Saturday, February 9

Call for North-South links: Derry Journal

Forget names and paintings, see the big picture: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

DUP executive member defects to UUP:

Attacks on SDLP 'character assassination' – Durkan: Derry Journal

Orde vows to thwart terror threat as PSNI holds suspects: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Dissidents meet on new coalition – They're no hopers: McGuinness: Derry Journal

Dissident threats have little impact: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Dissident threat: The News Letter

Disruption at Craigavon DPP meeting: UTV Internet

'Checkpoints expose policing lies' – 32CSM: Derry Journal

Police breaking own rules on Tasers claims SF: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Former driver of Adams exposed as British spy: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

The leader, his driver and the driver's handler – chauffeur revealed as MI5 agent: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Bid to secure interface peace: Irish News
Allison Morris

Attack on Orange hall in County Fermanagh: UTV Internet

Orange County, Irish-style...: Irish Independent
John Meagher

UDA apologises for drug dealers within their ranks: Irish News
Allison Morris

UVF talks with Eames-Bradley: Belfast Telegraph

Language that cannot be equivocal: The News Letter

Omagh bomb police probe to be reviewed: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Dad raps Omagh probe: Belfast Telegraph

Massacre families take campaign to England:
Ciarán Barnes

Bloody Sunday still costs £500k a month: Belfast Telegraph

Pobal backs Taoiseach on Aer Lingus attack:
Jonathan Martin

'Nothing new in security services bugging MPs' – SF Councillor: Derry Journal

Those old Maundy morning blues:
Des Wilson

Friday, February 8

Lenihan says no proof of IRA link to Quinn murder: Irish Independent
Áine Kerr and Fionnan Sheahan

IRA murdered man, says opposition: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien

The truth and Paul Quinn: Irish Independent

DUP warned over 'unresolved' republican issues: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Poll will capture first snapshot of state of unionism: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Violence is in the past and the past is a different country: Irish Independent

Ahern – Dissident threats must be taken seriously: Irish Examiner
Caroline O'Doherty

Arrests made in dissident probe: BBC

Mackey slams Provos as RIRA vows resumption of violence: Ulster Herald
Adrian Mullen

Dissident 'no hopers' condemned: BBC

Karen – the truth about my Dad: Impartial Reporter

Orangeman's fears over removal of British symbols: The News Letter
Ruth Rodgers

Fundamental Primer: The Blanket (Jan 30)
John Coulter

Omagh bomb investigation review: BBC

Hunger strikers' sacrifice still evokes interest: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Q&A – Bloody Sunday inquiry: BBC
Denis Murray

Truth must prevail: Derry Journal (Feb 5)

DUP man keeps cool under grilling: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 6)
Matthew McCreary

'Long way to go to shared future' – Bishop: Derry Journal

No more Troubles: The Spectator
Leo McKinstry

Derry could be Maiden City's name by year end: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Man found guilty over Love Ulster riots:

Paisley's plea to businesses in South: Irish Independent
Áine Kerr

Bid for 'Bank of United Kingdom': The Herald (Feb 6)
Michael Settle

Thursday, February 7

Checkpoints return to Ulster amid bomb attack fears: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Police checkpoints return to Derry: Derry Journal

PSNI chief says dissidents are inept but dangerous: Belfast Telegraph

Orde to outline dissident threat: BBC

Ahern to meet Paisley in Dundalk: RTE

'New level' in cross-border co-operation:
Paul Anderson

'We just don't want any more victims': Derry Journal

Police call for help to protect 'at risk' halls: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Contrasts for attitudes in Orangeism: The News Letter

Orange protest intimidatory: Irish News

The Pope and The Anti-Christ: Irish Voice/

Leafair residents 'terrified' by gunmen – MLA claims: Derry Journal

Taken in Texas: Irish Echo
Jim Dee

Robinson in 'dealt with' Wright claim: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

'Churches should have spoken out on injustices': The News Letter

Impossible Task for Truth Body: The Blanket
David Adams

Protestant Dad to Meet Sinn Fein: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

Work to begin on Omagh memorial: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Fury as bomb tribute removed from garden: The News Letter

Loyalists and nationalists unite to lobby for US investment: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Time for tax rate in North to join the Republic's 12.5pc: Irish Independent
Ailish O'Hora

Just who drafts MI5's agenda for Norn Irn?: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Peace leads to tower demolition: BBC

Wednesday, February 6

Ahern-Brown talks to focus on NI progress: RTE

Stormont to debate Quinn murder: UTV Internet

Assembly calls for disbandment of illegal groups: Irish News (Feb 5)
William Graham

Majority want end to barriers: Belfast Telegraph
Trina Vargo

Majority want peace walls torn down: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Northern Ireland on terror alert: The Independent
Ian Graham

PSNI checkpoints to disrupt dissidents: RTE

Public surveyed on policing views: BBC

Order takes stand for British symbols: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Ministers grant £180,000 to the Orange Order: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Orange Order gets landmark funds from Republic: The News Letter
Aaron Tinney

SF – We welcome Orange grants: Irish Examiner
Caroline O'Doherty

H-Block escapee may languish in US jail:
Jim Dee

Paisley cautious in heated Assembly exchange on past: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

North must address 'terrible legacy': Sunday Journal (Feb 3)

West Belfast man has IRA bomb rifle:
Ciarán Barnes

Troubles or war?: Sunday Journal (Feb 3)

Huge turnout for Bloody Sunday march: Derry Journal

Trouble after Sunday march: Irish News (Feb 5)
Seamus McKinney

Ruane 'blinded by prejudice': The News Letter
Lesley Walsh

Plans for fairer school system to be applauded: Irish News (Feb 4)
Roy Garland

Ahern criticises Aer Lingus over Irish:

Listen, is that the sound of spooks in Ulster?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

When the minister bugged my phone conversation: The Guardian
Anne McHardy

The perils of promoting peace: (from Fortnight)
Quintin Oliver

Tuesday, February 5

DUP covering up divisions – SDLP: Irish News (Feb 4)
Suzanne McGonagle

Time for change – Storey: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

IRA issuing 'Asbos' in North – SDLP:

Unionists in protest 'to save British symbols': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Warning after Real IRA issue new threat: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Terrorism hasn't gone away, nor will it for many years to come: Sunday Tribune (Feb 3)

Real IRA deserve our contempt: Belfast Telegraph

Omagh in the frame: Belfast Telegraph

Opinion is divided on peace wall removal plan: The News Letter

McCabe killer walks free after nine years: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

'Ann should have been told of Sheehy release': Limerick Leader
Petula Martyn

'We are stuck in limbo' – Bloody Sunday widow: Derry Journal (Feb 1)

Justice can stand the test of time: Belfast Telegraph

Ó Cuív grants €250,000 to promote Orange Order: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Blair and Ahern to get doctorates: BBC

BNP to target NI in recruitment drive: The News Letter

Irish kids fight their way out: Washington Times (Jan 26)
Thom Loverro

Money given to IRFU could be recouped: The News Letter

Shergar and a 25-year-old mystery: The Independent
Mark Hughes

Monday, February 4

War back on – Real IRA: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 3)
Suzanne Breen

Kenny – Real IRA threats must be taken seriously: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

'Brits out or nothing' for Real IRA: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

What becomes of the broken hearted?: Ballymena Times (Feb 2)

Sinn Fein calls for Irish commissioner: Irish News (Feb 1)

'I smelt the fear and tasted the ache that still hurts today' 'I smelt the fear and tasted the ache that still hurts today': Derry Journal (Feb 1)

Families want Saville report: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Scrap Sunday inquiry now, says Tory MP: Derry Journal (Feb 1)

'Legacy of the Troubles' theme for O'Loan lecture: Irish News (Feb 2)
Seamus McKinney

Truth for New Lodge families: (Feb 1)

Paisley Jr reports 'not evidence': BBC

Foster made right decision: Irish News (Jan 30)

DNA bomb charge teenager cleared: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

GAA must cross divide to unionists: Sunday Tribune (Jan 27)
Edwin Poots

Hurler deserves warm reception: Irish News (Feb 1)

Denis the menace in new peace role: Sunday Life (Feb 3)
Stephen Gordon

From Bloody Sunday to Sakhnin: Haaretz (Feb 3)
Yoav Stern

Move to have Union flag flown from all official buildings: The Herald
Michael Settle

Sunday, February 3

Paisleyland warms to burying past attacks: Irish Examiner (Feb 2)
Shaun Connolly

Changed times in Ballymena: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Staying together for the sake of Northern Ireland: The Guardian (Feb 1)
Henry McDonald

Dail to debate Quinn murder: Irish News (Feb 2)

There's little sympathy down Portadown way: Belfast Telegraph
Victor Gordon

Commission floundering: (Feb 1)

Victims commissioner will draw on Bloody Sunday role: Derry Journal

Criticism of victims' body: (Feb 1)
Laura Canning

Protestant victim to address Sinn Féin: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Commissioners key to the work: (Feb 1)
Gerry Kelly

March organisers appeal for no sectarian clashes: Derry Journal

Republicans agree to differ at Bloody Sunday event: Derry Journal

No consensus on the Troubles: (Feb 1)

Escapee has right to live in US says SF: Irish News (Feb 2)
Suzanne McGonagle

Denomination has health 'factor': BBC
Dot Kirby

Looking over the barriers of hatred: Sunday Business Post
Lucille Redmond

New film homes in on '81 hunger strike: (Feb 1)
Alana Fearon

Shergar – 25 years on, the mystery that won't go away: Yorkshire Post (Jan 29)
Tom Richmond

In or out: Derry Journal

North set to target US firms: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Lisburn united in campaign to bring Maze stadium: Ulster Star (Feb 1)
Jenny Monroe

Saturday, February 2

Ahern visit is new dawn – Paisley: BBC

Jeers at Paisley – Ahern visit: Ballymena Times

Mrs Paisley heckled by unionists: The News Letter

'It was a terrorist campaign not a war' says Lisburn Council: Ulster Star (Jan 29)
Jenny Monroe

Victims commissioners face first challenge: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DNA fears see terror charges fall: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Doubts cast on Taser gun safety: BBC
Bryce McGarel

Sinn Fein and SDLP in DPP row over use of TASERs: Derry Journal (Jan 29)

Sinn Fein hit back at attack by SDLP's Kelly: Lurgan Mail (Jan 24)

Decision delayed on UDA-linked funding: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Paramilitary involvement in 'walk of shame' confirmed: Irish News (Feb 1)
Allison Morris

It's another sectarian attack on Chapel: Ballymoney Times

Catching Irish fugitive was not a priority: The Monitor
Sean Gaffney

Dodds' aide in firing line over 'anti-Christ' statement: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Families seek truth about army killings 35 years ago: Irish News (Feb 1)
Barry McCaffrey

Same snipers cut down Derry and 'Murph victims:
Ciarán Barnes

SDLP defends voting against Budget plans: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Derry needs big idea to get over depression: Irish News (Feb 1)
Denis Bradley

Standards body lets Ian Jnr off lobby rap: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Will row over 'nepotism' in London affect Ulster MLAs?: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Protestant GAA player on county panel: Irish News (Feb 1)
Diana Rusk

'Baseless' IRA slur was not the reason developer lost job: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 29)
David Gordon

'Children should attend nearest school'- Education Minister: Derry Journal

Hillary Our Choice: Irish Voice/

'Guns in school were from Loyalist band': The Herald (Feb 1)
Gerry Braiden

Friday, February 1

Paisley and Ahern in Antrim visit: BBC

Victims Commission member is sister of IRA man shot at Kesh: Impartial Reporter

Unionists hit out as 'IRA volunteer' dispute engulfs new victims group: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Commission plays down 'volunteer' row: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Victims to take legal action: UTV Internet

Grieving and politics: The Economist

Victims quartet better than one: Ulster Herald

Minister's anti-Pope aide 'must be sacked': Irish News (Jan 31)
Diana Rusk

Next item to be discussed is your dismissal, Mr Burrows: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Burrows genuine says O'Loan: Irish News

Future of parades body 'on the line': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Burrows gone but questions remain over appointments: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Damning verdict for Hain and NIO: Irish News (Jan 31)

Police warn of firebomb campaign: Derry Journal

Talks on UDA funding: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Equality tool can help those in most need of it: Irish News (Jan 31)
Jim Gibney

PM 'didn't have time' for Omagh relative: The News Letter

Policing Board's appointment of expert is waste of time – Gallagher: Ulster Herald
Adrian Mullen

Maze escaper is arrested in Texas: BBC

Closure for the Disappeared?: Newry Democrat

SDLP move 'devoid of principle': BBC

SDLP outmanoeuvres coalition partners: (from the News Letter)
Liam Clarke

SDLP owe voters more than this crass decision: The News Letter
Iris Robinson

Organisers of march issue appeal to schools: Irish News (Jan 31)
Seamus McKinney

Why you must tackle anthem row, Mr Healy: Belfast Telegraph
Lord Laird

Sending out the wrong signals: Ulster Herald


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