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Sunday, February 29

Adams tells of unionist 'macho battle': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Sinn Fein 'will not be bullied': BBC

Don't Line Up With Anti-Peace Process Elements: Derry Journal (Feb 27)

Sinn Fein remains defiant over renewed IRA violence: Independent on Sunday
David McKittrick

DUP urges IMC action over 'provo kidnap bid': Belfast Telegraph

Tohill 'kidnap' confusion opens wounds in the peace process: Sunday Business Post
Paul T. Colgan

IRA 'police' exposed by failed Tohill abduction: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Kelly's Cellars: The Blanket (Feb 25)
Anthony McIntyre

It is decision time for republicanism: (from the Irish News, Feb 27)
Tommy McKearney

Why Bertie lost patience with Adams: Sunday Independent
Joseph O'Malley

Other parties mesmerised by SF's rise: Sunday Business Post

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil on the North: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

The inevitable trajectory of Adams' progress: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

Dominant nationality issue getting bigger all the time: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Sinn Féin faces fresh challenge: Sunday Business Post

Fighting to clear up the people's mess: Sunday Telegraph
Melissa Kite

Forged in the crucible of his hatred: Sunday Independent
Tim Pat Coogan

UUP divisions run deeper than leader: Belfast Telegraph

SF tiger breathes down our necks: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Paisley anger over terror list: UTV Internet (Feb 27)

Saved by the Wolfe Tones: Sunday Independent
Neil Guerin

Welcome words: Irish Echo

Report on murders is revealed at last: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Connolly

Widow in new offer to meet IRA killer: (from the Irish News, Feb 27)
Maeve Connolly

Irish in Britain must have a stronger voice: Irish World
Paul Donovan

Saturday, February 28

Rebel MP calls on Trimble to step down as party leader: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Ahern says leadership a matter for UUP: RTE

Trimble rejects 'step down' call: BBC

Bertie's remarks dismissed as 'silly' by Adams: Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

Ferris - Government vilifying Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan and Mary Dundon

Masters of the tough questions: BBC
Mark Devenport

When it comes to whipping boys, collusion is rampant: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Weekend of hypocrisy from Sinn Fein's brand of politics: Irish Independent

'Provos' Remark Sparks Code Of Conduct Debate: Derry Journal

Two Sinn Fein TDs admit being in IRA: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Police Urged To Take Action: The News Letter

McGuinness Accused Of Top IRA Role: The News Letter

The Dublin 'boot-boy': Belfast Telegraph
Jim Cusack

Recruitment Policy Is Unrealistic - Lord Fitt: The News Letter

SDLP backs ban on tattooed police recruit: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

CS Gas For PSNI ' A Disgrace': Derry Journal

Hamill case cops seek damages for 'injuries': (from the Irish News, Feb 26)
Sharon O'Neill

No return to Maze-type rule, insists Kennedy: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Bomb Raises Loyalist Feud Fears: The News Letter

Doubt cast over likelihood of inquiry: (from the Irish News, Feb 26)
Valerie Robinson

SF wants MPs to take part in Dáil: RTE

Sinn Fein wants to make unification of Ireland a European priority:

Bush visit to win votes and mend fences: Irish Independent (Feb 26)
Gene McKenna

FBI terror list row as 'suspect' is quizzed: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Friday, February 27

SF has role to play in curbing IRA acts, says Ahern: The Irish Times
Mark Brennock

Stop terror tactics or face isolation, republicans told: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

McGuinness on abduction claims: UTV Internet

Why IRA 'kidnap' charges were dropped: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Sinn Féin hits out at critics: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Adams 'flabbergasted'? That'll be the day: Irish Independent

Attacks on Catholics continue but mere speculation can derail politics: Irish Examiner
Danny Morrison


Protest held as top cops meet: (from the Irish News, Feb 23)
Darran McCann

Barred from the police... because of NI tattoo: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

94 Per Cent Vote Against Recruit Policy: The News Letter (Feb 25)

Ian Paisley... the man, not the image - Day Three: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Naming Bobby Sands Street: The Blanket
Pedram Moallemian

Blow final whistle on the political trappings at new Lansdowne road: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 25)
Eric Waugh

Why no convictions?: Sunday Life (Feb 22)

Nationalists Accused Of Stirring Up Tension: The News Letter
Sandra Murphy

Man admits being in Real IRA: BBC

Truth commission idea finds few takers: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

McGivern seeks Dublin support for campaign: UTV Internet (Feb 25)

British see themselves through Irish eyes: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Thursday, February 26

Trimble threatens to scupper peace talks over pub kidnap: Daily Telegraph
George Jones

Blair warns Sinn Féin as IRA kidnap denial is scorned: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Sinn Fein warned that time running out for end to paramilitary violence: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

IRA denies role in foiled kidnap: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Taoiseach rejects IRA denials of involvement in abduction: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Cowen — It is time to talk turkey about paramilitarism: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Pull out of talks, says top unionist: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP hardens line but scorns Trimble talks boycott threat: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Arms Now The Only Political Subject To Have Legs: The News Letter
Ciaran Mckeown

Sinn Fein in or Sinn Fein out? and that's what it's all about: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Shadow of the gunman still haunting the peace process: Irish Independent

Talking Trash: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

Forked tongues: Irish Independent

Agreement review is heading for crisis: Belfast Telegraph

Paramilitary violence - Gun must be taken out of politics: Irish Examiner

'Double standards' on killings slammed: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

UDA deeds will prove sincerity: (from the Irish News)

Time To Wind Up Apparatus Of Paramilitarism: The News Letter

SDLP Rejects Criticism: The News Letter

It's Just An Issue Of Human Rights: The News Letter (Feb 24)
Stephen Dempster

SF fury as O'Loan says police were right to fire baton rounds: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

An NI truth inquiry could never work: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Why we supported Donaldson - defiant councillors speak out: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Number Game Is Wrong, Says UUP: The News Letter

Ian paisley... the man, not the image - Day Two: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Wednesday, February 25

Incident was 'serious breach': BBC

Tohill abduction dogs political negotiations: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Freeze Them Out: The News Letter
Ciaran Mckeown

Taoiseach to raise Tohill incident with McGuinness: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Commission urged to report early: UTV Internet

Unteachables Untouchable: The News Letter
Ciaran Mckeown

Gun law has no place in democracy: Belfast Telegraph

What Part Of 'No Violence' Do They Not Understand: The News Letter

Hume remains a 'tower of strength' to peace process: (from the Irish News, Feb 5)
William Graham

Ian Paisley... the man, not the image: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Lessons from Cyprus: Irish Echo

UDA 'ceasefire' pledge: The Scotsman
Angus Howarth

Ahern welcomes UDA/UFF 'military inactivity' pledge: Irish Independent
Senan Molony & Louise McCall

UDA 'must win trust': BBC
Brian Rowan

Ceasefire declaration - Welcome signs loyalists on peaceful road: Irish Examiner

Dead-end street: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

50:50 Rule Is 'Patently Unfair': The News Letter (Feb 23)
Gemma Murray

New start, not regurgitation, of policing needed: (from the Irish News, Feb 20)
Gerry Kelly

Police may use gagging order over death papers: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

PSNI Is Swamped By Calls To Reopen Cases: The News Letter
Karen Quinn

The security wall on our doorstep: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Scappaticci's solicitor denies meeting with Sir John: (from the Irish News)

Ombudsman to probe Campbell murder: UTV Internet

British Nationalist Group Set To Visit Fountain: Derry Journal

Tuesday, February 24

Ceasefire doubt after attempted abduction: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Men in false imprisonment charges: BBC

Ceasefire watchdogs meet in Dublin: UTV

Trimble calls for exclusion of Sinn Féin: The Guardian (Feb 23)
Matthew Tempest

Sinn Fein in a spin as things don't go according to plan: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Litany of ceasefire breaches: (from the Irish News)
Simon Doyle

Abduction Puts IRA On The Spot: Belfast Telegraph

SF hits back over McDowell attack on party leaders: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

SDLP starts talks with DUP to find way ahead: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SDLP Doesn't Need To Be SF's Partner: The News Letter

Once more Ulster shifts to extremists: The Herald
Brian Meek

Princess's Dublin visit significant: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Our very own Berlin Wall: Daily Telegraph

UDA announcement expected: UTV Internet

Court to rule on status of Real IRA: Irish Independent

Nelson's brother raps Truth Commission call: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Stevens asked to hand over files: BBC

'Stakeknife' mole in IRA 'quizzed by Met chief': UTV Internet

A Truth That Tells A Lie: (from
Danny Morrison

Whitewashing Blair: The Nation (Feb 23)
D.D. Guttenplan

Barron meets relatives of man killed by UDA: RTE

Go-ahead to find IRA killers of Jean McConville: UTV Internet

We can have a better place: (from the Irish News)

Row over Olympic athletes resolved: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Dykes

Monday, February 23

Beating incident may damage new chance for peace: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

'Execution kidnap' fuels fears over IRA ceasefire: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

McGuinness defends 'innocent' IRA: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Adams angry at 'kidnap' claims: BBC

Paisley to demand decision on IRA ceasefire: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty & Mark Hennessy

Six held over kidnap bid: UTV Internet

McDowell attacks IRA and 'vomit-making' Sinn Fein allies: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan and Chris Parkin

Deep sense of betrayal: Sunday Life (Feb 22)

Murder squads sent to wipe out UDA boss: Sunday Life (Feb 22)
Ciaran McGuigan

Durkan calls for an end to all private armies in the North: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Discrimination has its place!: Sunday Life (Feb 22)
Lynda Gilby

A Malignant Menage d'trois: The Blanket (Feb 20)
Anthony McIntyre

Elderly turning to terrorists for justice: Sunday Life (Feb 22)
Sinead McCavana

A law that kills?: The Observer (Feb 22)
Henry McDonald

Widow 'has no faith' in police murder probe: (from the Irish News)

Police chief calls for truth and reconciliation in Ulster: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

I'll tell it all: Sunday Life (Feb 22)
Stephen Breen

Distrustful community struggles to face up to its violent past: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

SDLP elects new deputy leader: BBC

A Farewell to Hume: Irish Voice/

Taoisigh asked to help clear Kelly's name: (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Sunday, February 22

IRA behind abduction, say police: Independent on Sunday
David McKittrick

'They just kept telling me they were going to kill me': The Observer
Henry McDonald

SF condemns attempted abduction: RTE

Kidnap bid puts peace talks in crisis: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Time for Sinn Fein to choose - Robinson: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Grattan

Sinn Fein Propose New Executive Departments: Derry Journal (Feb 20)

Paramilitaries 'must be tackled': BBC

Durkan calls on DUP for clarity: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Rodgers calls for Irish unity: UTV Internet

McDowell outlaws self, telling truth, good guys, etc: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Britannia has no cash for our civil servants: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

Grim choice of death or torture and a life of terror: Sunday Independent
Emer O'Kelly

Ahern and Cowen praised by US on Shannon stance: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Police chief in Omagh informer plea: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Royal visit here unmasks the real Ireland: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

The truth has yet to'out' on Bloody Sunday: Sunday Business Post
Eamonn MacDermott

Derry Families Deeply Sceptical: Derry Journal (Feb 20)

Search for truth could create greater divisions: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Truth Will Out: Derry Journal (Feb 20)

Crackdown on garda 'leaks': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Derry Solicitor 'Shocked' At Revelation: Derry Journal (Feb 20)

Grandmother, 105, forced from home by sectarian attack: The Independent (Feb 20)
David McKittrick

Saturday, February 21

Warning of impact on NI Bill of Rights: UTV Internet

Bertie's keyhole, not keynote, address on North: Irish Independent

Ahern hits the nail on the head: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP to take sounding on unity policy: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

In dire need of clear and credible policies: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

SDLP weighing up options: BBC
Mark Devenport

Our role and driving force remain strong: (from the Irish News)
Sharon Haughey

Catholics Could Also Fall Foul Of 'Crazy Rule': The News Letter

Be Confident, Nesbitt Urges Unionists: The News Letter

UUP youth wing rebuilding: BBC

'Loyalists - Get Into Politics And Make It Work': The News Letter

UDA 'still involved in crime': BBC
Brian Rowan

Real IRA planned another Omagh, warns McDowell: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Terror threat remains real: Irish Independent

Stevens in meeting with Finucane family: UTV Internet

Tell the truth and shame the devil? It's just not on: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Police stop suspected IRA abduction: The Independent
David McKittrick

Call for independent inquiry into Omagh bombing: UTV Internet

Omagh bombing - Truth about day of horror must surface: Irish Examiner

Army Cuts 'Risk Lives': The News Letter (Feb 12)

INLA insists it is not to blame for teen suicides: (from the Irish News, Feb 17)
Maeve Connolly

Honour for US lawyer working for peace work: UTV Internet

New citizens can swear allegiance: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 19)
Brian Walker

Latimer in fresh court bid: BBC

Goodfella: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Friday, February 20

Ahern tells North sides 'be partners or no future': Irish Independent
John Devine

A new phase for the North: Irish Independent

Bombers amnesty a ‘betrayal of innocent blood’: Impartial Reporter

Amnesty Is A Bridge Too Far For Victims: The News Letter

Book must never close on murders: Belfast Telegraph

Relatives oppose call for truth commission: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge and Michael McHugh

Plan for commission on murders 'no stalling tactic': (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

50:50 Legal Challenge Outlined: The News Letter

An Admission Of Policing Failure: The News Letter
Sandra Murphy

Policing gets better daily: (from the Irish News)

Catholic board members will be targeted: PSNI: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

Trimble turmoil: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionist sisters are doing it for themselves: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

Irish eyes aren't losing sight of unity: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

Envoy - hands off North's voting system: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Ireland's message to US Skull and Bones squad should be - Butt Out!: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Familes snub Ahern after Omagh visit 'insult': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Omagh meeting with Taoiseach 'too brief': Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Omagh snub - Ahern move too little too late: Irish Examiner

Minister to make statement on Nally report: RTE

Court rejects Adams case: BBC

Tensions Mount Ahead Of Parade: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Thursday, February 19

50:50 - It's Not Even Half Fair: The News Letter

SF slams policing survey: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

DUP sets out position at Westminster: Irish World
Paul Donovan

Status quo or NIO won't want to know: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

So what do you think of cross-border waste policies so far?: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

NI commission 'could heal wounds': BBC

...but when we got there the flagpole was bare: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Top U.S. politician in Belfast talks: UTV Internet

'DUP Stance Is Stalling Progress': The News Letter

US senator branded 'friend of Irish terrorism' by DUP: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

Kerry boost for All-Ireland politics?: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Electing Kerry Will Freeze Out Unionist Side: The News Letter

Catholic Church 'did not ask for meeting': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Belfast suicides expose despair: BBC
Denis Murray

Ex-MP awarded libel damages: Belfast Telegraph

Court told UVF behind bomb plot: UTV Internet

Voice expert traps Omagh bomb hoaxer: Irish Independent

Omagh families to snub Ahern: UTV Internet

Labour MP Joins Fight For Ulster Branch: The News Letter
Dan McGinn

Witnesses claim Border incursion: Irish Independent

British Irish probe call: (from the Irish News)

Killer claims he buried IRA men’s bodies in NY: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

Wednesday, February 18

Brady not invited to DUP briefing: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Bush slammed over N.Ireland peace process: UTV Internet

Majority Will Give Green Plan A Miss: The News Letter

Pressure on PM to publish Cory files: (from the Irish News)

Streets of shame that lead to despair: Daily Telegraph
Ted Oliver

'Community policing' at work in Belfast: Daily Telegraph

Politicians Rally Behind Bradley: Derry Journal

PSNI college to be confirmed: BBC

Why this crucial reform of the gardai is long overdue: Irish Independent

Findings of report should not surprise: (from the Irish News)
Briedge Gadd

Queen Irish visit 'closer': UTV Internet

Bomb hoaxes mar flying visit as Anne paves way for queen: Irish Independent
Martha Kearns and Nicola Anderson

McBride issue tails minister to Australia: (from the Irish News, Feb 14)
Sharon O'Neill

Stop Atacking The Fountain: Derry Journal

Derry-Harps row rumbles on: BBC

Army condemns innocents to die: (from The People, Feb 15)
Greg Harkin

Omagh relatives step up pressure on Gardai: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Public inquiry urged into 1974 bombings: RTE

MP calls again for La Mon inquiry: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

New Call For Labour To Fight In Ulster: The News Letter

Maze Of Possibilities For Future Of Prison: The News Letter

Maze of ideas for jail's future: BBC
Martina Purdy

Maze keeps Ulster divided: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Nadine Embroiled In St. Patrick's Day Row: Derry Journal

Sanchez dives into Ireland's gene pool: The Guardian
Michael Walker

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

'We Only Opened Fire To Deter Murderous Onslaught': Derry Journal

Tuesday, February 17

SDLP rejects DUP talks offer: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Assembly Plans Dismissed: The News Letter

Taoiseach heads North for talks and tributes to Hume: Irish Independent
Brian Dowling

DUP Challenged To Make Case For Union: The News Letter

Sinn Féin negotiator upbeat on progress: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Unionists Too Smart For Trimble's Bluff - Dodds: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

Trimble comes in for more flak: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Campaign to Axe 50:50 Policy: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Police recruitment budget of £25m flushed away - DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

PSNI Policy Is Biased Against Protestants: The News Letter

Price to pay for a balanced PSNI: Belfast Telegraph

Detective not happy with Garda 'hands-off' policy: Irish Independent (Feb 7)
Chris Parkin

Hatred - the next generation: Irish Independent
Clare Dwyer Hogg

Murphy to face legal challenge over Omagh bomb investigation: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes and James Stinson

Belfast 2004 - paramilitaries blamed for surge in youth suicides: The Independent
David McKittrick

Brutality behind 'street justice': BBC
Greg McKevitt

Sun, sea, sand & Stakeknife's home: (from The People, Feb 15)
Liz Trainor

Drumcree trip no flop — Parades Commission: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

'Lord Saville should be ashamed': The Guardian (Feb 13)
Ciar Byrne

Bloody Sunday fees 'not a gravy train': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Adams' pal writes terror plot novel: Sunday Life (Feb 15)
Pauline Reynolds

Monday, February 16

Close questions SF stance: UTV Internet

Paisley's blueprint is a resounding flop: (from the Irish News, Feb 14)
James Kelly

Big Ian to the Rescue: Irish Voice/
John Spain

Peace Waits In Northern Ireland: Hartford Courant

Bush to put policing squeeze on Sinn Fein at St Patrick's Day bash: Sunday Life (Feb 15)
Alan Murray

Partnership in policing is way forward: (from the Irish News, Jan 20)
Briedge Gadd

A Human Rights Windbag: (from
Danny Morrison

Blair on the Ropes?: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

They deserve to know: Sunday Life (Feb 15)

Larry the Chef visits the North without incident: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

Court jails man over 50 'Real IRA grenades': Irish Independent
Ivo Scepanovic

Battle hots up to win official status for Irish: (from the Irish News, Jan 12)
Valerie Robinson

Back to the future?: The Blanket (Feb 3)
Fionnbarra Ó Dochartaigh

LVF rejects UVF peace talks: Sunday Life (Feb 15)
Alan Murray

Blunkett Terror Court Plans Are Dangerous, Says Kelly: The News Letter (Feb 3)

'Stakeknife' trial cover-up claim: BBC

'Quiz Gaddafi on victims' claims': Sunday Life (Feb 15)

Government failed to show concern at bombing - judge: Irish Independent (Feb 4)
Bill Corcoran and Ben Quinn

Belfast's famed bluesman sees city and his career on upswing: Boston Herald
Jim Dee


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