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Friday, February 29

Unionists urged to drop boycott: BBC
Martina Purdy

Paisley should stay on, Ahern says:

Republicans urged to sidestep Quinn Group: Newry Democrat

Quinn murder was 'not about politics': Newry Democrat

Sinn Fein hits out at police over illegal flags: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey, Diana Rusk and Seamus McKinney

Brennan, chafing in solitary, awaits hearing: (from the Irish Echo)
Jim Dee

DUP fight back over costs row: Irish News

Paisley Jnr in fresh row at Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

PSNI accused of blocking man's inquest: Irish News
Donna McCusker

An Dorcha: The Blanket (Feb 24)
Richard O'Rawe

Charity calls on RTE to keep medium wave: Irish News (Feb 27)
Claire Simpson

Give interface workers a civic reception – Melaugh: Derry Journal (Feb 27)

Troubles museum proposals to tour: Irish News (Feb 26)
Mary Flanigan and Michael Phoenix

I've a lot of time for 'Ireland's Call' but leave McAleese out: Irish Independent
Hugh Farrelly

Thursday, February 28

MPs condemn McGuinness comments: BBC

Eileen – I want my Ian to stay in job: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Junior no longer the 'gatekeeper': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Fresh approach with Donaldson: Irish News

Political frostbite hits 'cozy' relationship: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Where's the leadership?: Derry Journal (Feb 26)

Son of Quinn campaign organiser arrested: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Government 'failing on Border security against dissidents': (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 24)
Suzanne Breen

Bill formed part of the Good Friday Agreement: Irish News

Clinton confirms Good Friday trip: BBC

PSNI blamed for delaying inquest: UTV Internet

Mothers' pain still raw over LVF pub murders: The News Letter

Victims 'priority' for new minister: The News Letter

Shot loyalist escapes jail term over attack: Irish News

Sabotaging the truth: Sunday Journal (Feb 24)
Mary Nelis

Haughey govt helped SAS – Adams:

Did Farrell die for a do at Stormont?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

'Sectarianism hasn't gone away in Newbuildings' – local PP Paintbomb attack on Catholic Oratory: Derry Journal (Feb 26)

Anti-sectarianism fund announced: BBC

Storm over Minister's Irish answers: The News Letter

Doubts over Omagh memorial stone: BBC

North has once again missed economic boat: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Connery – Scots independence close: BBC (Feb 23)

Wednesday, February 27

Paisley Jr goes 'in humility': Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

Donaldson bound for high office?: BBC
Gareth Gordon

The unthinkable looms in Northern Ireland – politics without Paisley: The Independent (Feb 23)
David McKittrick

Could unionists unite after the Big Man rides off into history?: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Why Martin needs to act the minister: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Community urged to join in remembrance of martyrs:
Roisin McManus

Uncomfortable reminder of the past: Belfast Telegraph

Parades' Commission under pressure from DUP:
Ciarán Barnes

Sinn Fein weighs up an all-Ireland leaving cert exam: Irish Independent
Áine Kerr

Agony of family of Andrew Burns: Derry Journal
Natasha Tourish

Victims' daughter in legal challenge to commissioners: The News Letter

Hiring of Eames and Bradley criticised: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Eames calls off Adams meeting: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Plans for memorial museum: The News Letter

Time for the community sector to take stock: Irish News
Breidge Gadd

Do we need our rights set down in writing?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Strabane men face INLA membership charge: Derry Journal

Defendant accused of being in group that shot him: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Massive drop in sectarian clashes: Derry Journal
Michael McMonagle

An Irony of Irish Politics: The Blanket (Feb 24)
John Coulter

Future of Irish daily, Lá Nua is secured:
Jonathan Martin

Minister 'snubs' invites to Irish language events: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Ulster ideal for business, says US envoy: Belfast Telegraph
Robin Morton

Kosovo could end Scotland's European dream: Financial Times
Simon James

Tuesday, February 26

Donaldson favourite for minister job:

Is Stormont walling out or walling in a shared future?: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Dear Dr Paisley, it's time to act: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

PSNI 'must make the case' for more funds: The News Letter

Quigley – Quick devolution of Justice Powers essential: Sunday Journal (Feb 24)

ARA is an asset worth keeping: Belfast Telegraph

Assembly to probe "kill soldiers" claim: The News Letter

McGuinness comments 'inappropriate' says McCrea: UTV Internet

Party must end callous behaviour: The News Letter

Ashes of hunger strike leader scattered: Irish News
Margaret Canning

The Funeral of Brendan Hughes: The Blanket (Feb 24)
Anthony McIntyre

Adams had to carry Hughes' coffin: (from the Sunday Times, Feb 24)
Liam Clarke

An Unrepentant Fenian: The Blanket (Feb 24)
Martin Galvin

Decision on IRA woman's commemoration delayed: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Farrell decision delayed: UTV Internet

DUP to rethink memorial for SAS: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Time is right for Queen to visit Republic – DUP: The News Letter

Leading member of IRSP arrested: Irish News

Five men face INLA charges: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

Shock as UUP man defects to Fianna Fail: The News Letter
Kate Chambré

IRA past meeting 'highly unlikely': UTV Internet

Who can legitimately claim NICRA legacy?: Irish News
Roy Garland

Court bid to reject victim move: BBC

Ritchie pledges more mixed housing:

Monday, February 25

IRA leaders 'not linked to murder': Sunday Life (Feb 24)
Brian Rowan

Modern miracle that transformed Ireland's Dr No: The Herald
Ron Ferguson

Does the DUP want the fall of the House of Paisley?: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 24)
Suzanne Breen

'Big Ian' has gone a chuckle too far for even the faithful: Irish Independent

He could dish it out but he wasn't able to take it: Sunday Life (Feb 24)
Alan McBride

Politicians need to be transparent: (Feb 23)
Martin Morgan

They are not alone: Sunday Life (Feb 24)
Lynda Gilby

Time for Executive to get tough: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 23)

Family appeal after murder: Sunday Life (Feb 24)
Nicola Tallant

Ombudsman admits investigation failures: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Ogra Fianna Fail growing in north: Irish News (Feb 23)

Goggins to meet ex-RUC reservists: The News Letter (Feb 19)

'Border Fox' O'Hare finds God in a gospel hall: Sunday Independent (Feb 24)
Alan Murray

MI5 plan to use Belfast bunker in emergency: The Observer (Feb 24)
Jamie Doward

Minister intervenes in the Lá Nua row: (Feb 16)

'Economic woes in the US will not derail conference': Irish News (Feb 20)
James Stinson

Ex-Catholic priest appointed Dean of Christ Church: Irish Independent
John Cooney

I'll launch legal bid to take Berwick back into Scotland, says Salmond: The Scotsman (Feb 19)
Hamish MacDonnell

Sunday, February 24

Unionists stance on justice "could harden": The News Letter

DUP rules out May move on justice: BBC

Robinson 'real' leader of DUP:
Laura Canning

Mission accomplished now Paisley should go: (from the News Letter, Feb 21)
Liam Clarke

Assembly up to its oxters in funny-peculiar antics: Irish News
James Kelly

The stinking smell of excess from our politicians: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Open government:

Victims group can start work after all: Belfast Telegraph
Victor Gordon

'No barriers' to commissioners meeting victims says OFMDFM: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Victims post turning to farce: Irish News

Why Maze plan isn't own goal: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Gunmen fire shots in west Belfast as tribute to dead IRA leader: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

A life dedicated to the IRA and a broken heart: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

McGuinness admits – I wanted to kill soldiers: Scotland on Sunday
Ian Graham

"I would have killed every single British Soldier" – Martin McGuinness: The News Letter

McGuinness – 'I would have killed': BBC

McGuinness reveals Bloody Sunday anger: UTV Internet

Men released without charge in murder probe: The News Letter

Murder suspect had made informer claim: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Seven dissident suspects arrested: BBC

Cops red-faced on UVF banner:
Áine McEntee

Police ignore pleas to axe 'IRA' website: Sunday Independent
Tom Brady

Former Ulster Unionist councillor defects to FF: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Royal visit on the cards for 2008: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Tall tale of Paisley, Snow and a wedding dress: The News Letter

Saturday, February 23

Growing support for devolution – poll: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

DUP voters 'want police devolved': BBC

Stormont Code is being taken advantage of: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Traditional Unionist Voice to set up in Derry – Allister: Derry Journal

Commissioners to be operational by Spring: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Former presenter makes the news: BBC
Stephen Walker

A Day in the Life of Martin McGuinness: Derry Journal
Michael McMonagle

Prominent loyalist held over tensions: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Three arrested over Burns murder: BBC

Suspected informer preparing for prison: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Troubles group meets MI5's chief: BBC

Rise and fall of 'informant justice': Irish News
Allison Morris

Tribute planned for IRA bomber: UTV Internet

Remembering the Gibraltar and Milltown martyrs:
Roisin McManus

Legal bid by ex-IRA men dismissed: Irish News

Cross-border cooperation dependent on benefits – claim: The News Letter
Patrice Dougan

New protest at royal visit: Irish News
Valerie Robinson

Still no charges in Lisa Dorrian murder three years on: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 17)
Suzanne Breen

Adams tribute to Fidel Castro: The News Letter (Feb 20)
Gemma Murray

Friday, February 22

Paisley to face inquiry over employing son as researcher: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Paisley 'family brand not hurt': BBC

DUP's two tribes: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Paisley Jnr move 'above board': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Spotlight on Sinn Fein over expenses: The News Letter

Taxpayers deserve truth: Irish News

Ian Junior Resigns: Irish Voice/

'The DUP/Sinn Féin axis has to govern by consensus' – Kinahan: Antrim Times (Feb 19)

Criminals are no barrier to peace, says PM: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Existence of informers is unpalatable fact of life: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Parades decisions challenged: The News Letter
Lesley Walsh

'CS spray becoming the weapon of choice for PSNI': Derry Journal (Feb 19)

'Pope row' request rejected: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Loopholes stalling victims work: BBC

Family of Aidan McAnespie continue their quest for truth: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

Parents' plea to taoiseach for justice on son's murder: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

What about us? asks Bloody Friday victim: The News Letter
Kate Chambré

Past must be handled sensitively: The News Letter

Ugliness, violence and fear: Sunday Journal (Feb 17)
Mary Nelis

Firms queried on lack of Protestants: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Young people distanced from faith groups: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Day that a door opened briefly into 'The Dark': Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Poots declines to confirm questions over Maze stadium: The News Letter

Huge support for Irish language parade: (Feb 19)
Gemma Burns

Thursday, February 21

Key DUP figures urge Paisley to set date for retirement: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Paisley to bow out of politics after pressure from party: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Paisley dismisses future speculation: UTV Internet

An unlikely double act forged on Westminster backbenches: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonnell

Paisley uses 'rhinoceros skin' to avoid questions about son: The Herald
Douglas Fraser

Paisley Jnr move 'above board': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Paisley Jnr delighted by support: BBC

Ian Og's departure conceals turmoil in DUP: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Why Ian's pain makes us feel good: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Paisley name was not enough: Irish News (Feb 19)

Election result is food for thought: Dromore Leader
Paul Wilkinson

Letters of protest against former paramilitary amnesty: The News Letter

Quinn debate unites parties in call for IRA disbandment: Irish News
William Graham

McCord claims hypocrisy over debate on the killing: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Radical thinking needed says Orde: UTV Internet

Officers disciplined over failings: UTV Internet

Ombudsman for past could be made: BBC

Youths' optimism for community relations on rise: Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth

Group rubbishes talks on merger of dissidents: Derry Journal

Bloody Sunday inquiry cost hits £181m: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

DUP takes petition to fire service: The News Letter

Unionists and eurosceptics back Sinn Féin in voting against treaty: Irish Examiner
Ann Cahill

O'Loan named Irish envoy to East Timor: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Few takers for hyped US investment conference: Irish News (Feb 19)
James Stinson

Irish premier to address Congress: Springfield Republican
Jo-Ann Moriarty

Wednesday, February 20

Murphy facing Quinn probe: UTV Internet

Calls for Quinn murder to be solved: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Paisley at 4/5 odds to retire this year: The News Letter

Focus now on future of Ian Senior: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Paisleys "should now resign": (from the Sunday Times, Feb 17)
Liam Clarke

Tipping point reached at by-election: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Paisley resignation 'proper course of action' – Gregory Campbell insists: Derry Journal

A swift, untheatrical end to a rising political star: Belfast Telegraph

How the scales tipped on Ian Jnr: Belfast Telegraph

A politician resigns – Steely backbone or brass neck?: Irish Examiner

'Bid to kill' RIRA man: Derry Journal
Ian Cullen

Police retrace Burns' last movements: UTV Internet

'Good response' to Burns murder probe – say Gardai: Derry Journal

Look to your own: Sunday Journal (Feb 17)
Lisa Burkitt

Who will open door on Stevens store of papers?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

McShane took a hardline on touts: (from the Sunday Times, Feb 17)
Liam Clarke

Police offered man 'briefcase full of money': Sunday Journal (Feb 17)

Plea for 'safe place' to share dark secrets: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Sinn Fein president carries coffin of hunger striker: The News Letter

Tributes flood in for Brendan:
Ciarán Barnes

Ahern to address US congress:
Paul Anderson

Congress speech will not be Bertie's 'lap of honour': Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Maze is revealed as preferred site for stadium, leaked report claims: The News Letter

Tuesday, February 19

Ian Paisley's son is forced to stand down: The Times
David Sharrock

Pressure on Paisley as son steps down as minister: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Reactions to Paisley Jnr resignation: UTV Internet

It's no laughing matter for the Chuckle Brother: Irish Independent

Cracks in the edifice and cold times ahead: Irish News
Roy Garland

Assembly discussing Quinn murder: BBC

DUP under pressure over devolution:

The Troubles won't be over until these killings stop: The Guardian
Mary O'Hara

Death on the streets: Derry Journal

Troubles "must not go down in history as a war": UTV Internet

1,000 sign petition in emblems row: Derry Journal

The La Mon legacy lives 30 years on: The News Letter

Unionist perceptions of the atrocity: The News Letter
Kirk Simpson

Brendan Hughes: The Guardian
Anne McHardy

No romantic notions with 'The Dark': Irish News
Andrea McKernon

Princess Anne to attend Ireland v Scotland rugby maych at Croke Park: UTV Internet

Two churchmen to be honoured for NI roles: RTE

SF-Labour motion to protect workers: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Monday, February 18

Small, splinter dissident group behind murder: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 17)
Suzanne Breen

Dissident victim's claim over cops tout approach: Sunday Life (Feb 17)
Stephen Breen

Spies 'dead to us' by their actions: (Feb 16)
Martin Morgan

Cubitt urges Paisley Snr. to reign: Ballymena Times (Feb 16)

Paisley Jnr defends £62k rent for office: The News Letter (Feb 16)

Senior DUP figures predict big changes: (from the Sunday Tribune, Feb 17)
Suzanne Breen

Charges over Orange hall attack: BBC

Parties split on policing: (Feb 16)
Robyn Clare Scott

Police holding fire on stun gun use: Belfast Telegraph (Feb 15)
Deborah McAleese

Relatives mark La Mon IRA bombing: BBC

New call for public inquiry: (Feb 16)
Alana Fearon

McShane 'amazed' at opposition to Irish signs: Ballymoney Times

Killer can't say goodbye to his mum: Sunday Life (Feb 17)
Stephen Breen

Brendan Hughes – IRA leader and hunger striker: The Independent
David McKittrick

Adams leads tributes to Hughes: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Timely move on Irish: (Feb 16)

RTE committed to entire island: Irish News (Feb 15)
John Paul Coakley

Hillary's Irish Legacy: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

TV poll backs Berwick border move: BBC (Feb 16)

Would independence be velvet divorce from UK?: The Herald
Iain MacWhirter

Sunday, February 17

Republican rivalries in the North turn bloody: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Republican gang believed responsible for Donegal murder: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Terrorism hasn't gone away, nor will it for many years to come: Sunday Tribune (Feb 10)

Trapattoni's appointment is second place in news: Irish News
James Kelly

Man for court over Orange Hall attack:

Brennan in Texas prison lockdown: Irish Echo
Jim Dee

McAllister's Son Deported: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

A question of priorities: Irish Echo

Penniless supergrass – 'I thought I would be looked after for life': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Finucane Son Fights for Justice: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

Not guilty McCusker walks free: Impartial Reporter

Paisley Jnr's constituency office had link to Sweeney: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Greens call on Paisley jnr to go: BBC

Alliance concern at RTE move: Irish News

Football chief blasts Maze stadium row: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Moderator says anti-English bigotry is 'like sectarianism': Scotland on Sunday
Marc Horne

Independence also poses a threat to Scottish notes: The Scotsman (Feb 15)
Peter Jones

Saturday, February 16

Special Garda unit in hunt for churchyard killers: Belfast Telegraph

Killers 'were devoid of morals': BBC

Man 'targeted by killers' fled four weeks ago: Irish News
Seamus McKinney and Allison Morris

Dissident group 'riddled with informers' – claim: Derry Journal

Stormont leaders undeterred by heightened threat from dissidents: Irish News
William Graham

Paisley hits out at surprise UUP win: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

New UUP confidence says Empey: UTV Internet

Insults and cat-calls traded at boisterous election count: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

By-election analysis: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Dromore result changes nothing: Irish News

Chilly St Valentine's for the DUP: Belfast Telegraph

Lessons for unionists from election: The News Letter

SF demands end to helicopter training manoeuvres: Belfast Telegraph

No strings attached to Orange Order money:
Des Wilson

Orde under fire over Tasers and Omagh: Sunday Journal (Feb 10)

Twenty four gardai to be called to give evidence in Omagh bomb case: Belfast Telegraph

Morrison's bid to clear name to go to appeal: Irish News

Cost of inquiries 'horrify' tories: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Election race for the White House starts to get interesting: Fermanagh Herald

Unionists not interested in medium-wave: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Say Tá to Irish this weekend in Belfast:
Jonathan Martin

War of words over funds for Ulster-Scots and Irish: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Minister's intervention is timely:

Ó Cuív – Use of Irish will help Lisbon 'yes' vote: Irish Examiner
Ann Cahill

Friday, February 15

Border murder group told to disband: Belfast Telegraph
Will Ellison

Gardai travel north to discuss killing: Irish News

McGuinness condemns murder of Andrew Burns in Donegal: Belfast Telegraph

Murderers who must be apprehended: The News Letter

Dissidents still pose a threat: Irish News

Information will defeat this terror: Belfast Telegraph

DUP in call after Donegal murder: UTV Internet

UUP retains seat in by-election: BBC

No love lost in Valentine poll: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

'Valentine's Day massacre' of DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

MPs to hold talks on future of party: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster and Sam McBride

Church's hold over unionism will always remain: Irish News (Feb 13)
Brian Feeney

Ahern – Queen to visit in a few years: Irish Examiner
Caroline O'Doherty

Confidence for transfer of powers exists now: Irish News
Gerry Adams

Permanent body for British-Irish Council:
Piaras Murphy

Stormont leaders set for Holyrood visit: The Herald
Robbie Dinwoodie

Hall attacked as band played: Impartial Reporter

Catholic family to quit home following threats: Irish News (Feb 13)

Attack on two was sectarian – loyalist group: Belfast Telegraph
William Allen

British occupation remains an emotive issue: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Judge set to rule on Omagh case: Ulster Herald

New bomb tribute at Fire Station: Impartial Reporter

Foul-mouthed Tory sorry for abusive slur against Ulster: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Give us the power to rule on broadcasting say MLAs: Irish News (Feb 13)
Claire Simpson

Axing of RTE service to be raised in Dail and Stormont: Irish News
Valerie Robinson and Claire Simpson

Labour joins opposition to RTE plan: Irish News
Valerie Robinson and Claire Simpson

Martin McGuinness criticises soaps: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin


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