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Saturday, February 28

UUP teams up with Tories for Euro elections: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Tories promise to make Northern Ireland special tax zone as they link up with UUP:
Henry McDonald

Lady Hermon under 'no pressure': BBC

Unionists are asking – can you feel the Force?: Belfast Telegraph

'New Force' needs to be given time: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

£12,000 pill too bitter to swallow: Belfast Telegraph

Real IRA to 'kill a cop': Daily Mirror

New groups could be British agents – 32CSM: Derry Journal

Suspected informant recruits young men from Belfast business: Belfast Media

Attack on church hall outrageous: Irish News

Is the PSNI abandoning the border?: The News Letter

'No other family should suffer like McIlveens': Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Labour MP calls for Finucane inquiry: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Omagh families fail in court bid: UTV Internet

Encouraging response to Campbell murder probe: Belfast Telegraph

Judicial review is granted of Nora McCabe decision: Belfast Media

Concern at loyalist's presence during annual 'peace breakfast': Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Workers refuse to wear uniform with Irish logo: The Irish Times
Neil Carnduff

Row over name of super council: Derry Journal

IRA were some of the nicest people that I ever met, says actor: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Heist similar to Northern Bank robbery: Irish Examiner
Ed Carty and Sarah Stack

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Frank McNally

Friday, February 27

Move on Campbell tells SF: Londonderry Sentinel

UUP to reveal formal tie-up with British conservatives: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Parties welcome scrapping of Troubles payment: Belfast Telegraph

On victims' payout: The News Letter
Shaun Woodward

An Unlikely Hero: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Obama invites Taoiseach to the White House on St Patrick's Day: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Orange Order appeal rejected by High Court judge: UTV Internet

Dissidents blamed for arson attack: The News Letter

Police criticised after petrol bomb attack: UTV Internet

Sectarian tension on rise prior to killing: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Cunningham 'told me to get rid of money': Irish News

Derry man challenges Orde over brother's death: Sunday Journal (Feb 22)

Celtic distress: Irish Echo

Sports grounds to share £70m earmarked for Maze: UTV Internet

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor set to be first Roman Catholic bishop in Lords since 16th century: The Times
Ruth Gledhill and Sam Coates

First Catholic to represent UK at Holy See defies all stereotypes: The Irish Times
Paddy Agnew

Thursday, February 26

Payouts over Troubles to be scrapped: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Verdict due on Unionist/Tory pact: BBC

Northern Ireland's parties should disclose donors, says electoral commission: Belfast Telegraph

A battle a day in working with unionists – Adams: Belfast Media

Does Peter Robinson read Hamill's Beat?: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Rights bill to be ready 'by autumn': Irish News

Alliance with SF would be devastating for Labour: The Irish Times
David Adams

Sinn Fein should be squirming: The News Letter (Feb 21)
Sandra Chapman

Irish government urged to intervene in bandsmen case: Irish News
Allison Morris

Collusion sentences fail to convey society's horror: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Trio found guilty of McIlveen murder: The News Letter

McIlveen's family finally see his killers convicted: Belfast Telegraph

Teen 'gone but not forgotten': BBC
Karen Atkinson

Policeman told to take on Nelson inquiry as 'no-one else would do it': Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Widow's appeal over RUC killing: BBC

Speculation over police involvement in killing: Belfast Telegraph

Man denies withholding evidence in Hamill inquiry: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Jordan family want inquest: Irish News

Summit looks a go: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Republic 'to cut cash for north': Irish News
Valerie Robinson

Time for a rising: Irish Echo
Gerry Adams

Well, Sheriff Gerry knows what cowboys can get up to: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

North's Ministers in talks over economy: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

McGuinness tells PM – stick to your financial pledges: Belfast Telegraph

Salmond hits out at Brown over funding for devolved governments: The Guardian
Severin Carrell and Henry McDonald

Salmond rebuked for abusing position in US talk on independence: The Scotsman (Feb 25)
David Maddox

Wednesday, February 25

Justice minister deadline confirmed: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP 'sidelined for justice ministry': Irish News

Sinn Fein hits out at SDLP's secret policing deal claims: Belfast Telegraph

Still much to be done on policing issue: Maskey: Belfast Media

Robinson and McGuinnes meet PM Brown: Belfast Telegraph

PM should remember his pledges: Belfast Telegraph

Unionist majority rule gone forever – McGuinness: Derry Journal

Point-scoring looks like a mask for bigger problems: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

Is anyone really interested in Sinn Fein's call for Irish unity?: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

We can challenge unionist decisions – Anderson: Derry Journal

SDLP and Sinn Fein battle as Euro-poll moves closer: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Arrests over dissident activity: The News Letter

Orange Order accuses councillors of an 'act of bigotry': Derry Journal

Backers of Northern Ireland Troubles payouts to face MPs:
Henry McDonald

QC stresses need for legal protection for Troubles commission witnesses: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Legacy commission proposal deserves serious attention: Irish News
Susan McKay

Accused 'left £1.3m in car': Irish News

Accused claimed gardaí 'wanted him to nail Phil Flynn': Irish Examiner
Liam Heylin

Cunningham 'cancelled fifth collection' of money: The Irish Times
Barry Roche

Man charged in Hamill murder was involved in Drumcree dispute: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Fresh leads in NI murder inquiry: RTE

Shot IRA man's family want inquest obstacles removed: Belfast Telegraph

Baton round victim in legal review: UTV Internet

Schoolboy murder jury sent home: BBC

Tuesday, February 24

North's leaders called to London: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Sinn Fein ard fheis – Tough talk and a call for plain speaking from DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SF leader 'should call for return of heist cash': The News Letter

Sinn Fein to take its case for Irish unity to Britain: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Sinn Fein's 'dream of a united Ireland halted': The News Letter

Shinners just a gang of commies – Truth behind party exposed: (from the Irish Daily Star, Feb 23)
John Coulter

The Sinn Féin agenda: The Irish Times

UUP's Burnside set to quit as MLA: UTV Internet

Face-to-face dialogue the key to healing: Irish News
Roy Garland

Differing views of past do not preclude a shared future: The Irish Times
Brian Lennon

Former IRA prisoners take employment appeal to Lords: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

DUP men face 'conduct' complaints: BBC

Our politicians should be banned from doing the double: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Not too late to send sports minister back to pavilion: Irish News (Feb 21)
James Kelly

Economic discontent in Republic: The News Letter

Pope Benedict could visit Britain next year: The Times (Feb 23)
Ruth Gledhill

Monday, February 23

Unionist majority rule 'gone forever': The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Snake oil salesmen, a united Ireland and a song about Derry: Sunday Tribune (Feb 22)

SF focuses on southern economy: BBC
Mark Devenport

Power play – SF moves to strengthen its profile: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien

Adams must pass the torch for his party's sake: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Sinn Fein now has its best chance to make inroads in South: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

O'Loan asked to consider SDLP European candidacy: Sunday Tribune (Feb 22)
Suzanne Breen

Crucial for unionists to unite: The News Letter (Feb 21)

Judge acknowledges 'risk' but frees loyalists guilty of terror: Irish News (Feb 21)

Sentences will cause disquiet: Irish News (Feb 21)

Gardai arrest four men after armed bank robbery in NI: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

RUC murder case to be re-opened: (from the Sunday Times, Feb 22)
Liam Clarke

Debriefing notes with IRA killer-turned- agent found in civil case: Irish News (Feb 21)

West Belfast businessman is now invited to RAF bash: Belfast Media (Feb 20)
Ciarán Barnes

American Football boss Dan Rooney to be next US ambassador: Sunday Tribune (Feb 22)
Ali Bracken

Northern Ireland leader to speak at annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner: Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice(Feb 22)

Irish prisoners serve longer 'as British citizens': Irish Examiner
Dan Buckley

Sri Lankan delegation to visit Glencree centre: The Irish Times
James Edwards

Sunday, February 22

IRA volunteers 'killed in action' Troubles victims too says Kelly: Irish News
William Graham

Sinn Fein motion bashes the media: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Sinn Fein is turning into Sands's dodo: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Adams invites Labour, Greens to join SF in 'new alliance':
Deaglán de Bréadún

Unionism must win two Euro seats – Robinson: The News Letter (Feb 20)

Guilty of terror charges – but freed: Irish News
Allison Morris

SDLP asks Republic to step in over sentences: Irish News

Police find lost evidence sought for Omagh civil case: Belfast Telegraph

Omagh row will not help victims: Irish News

Robinson family are also victims: Belfast Media

Sinn Fein launches united Ireland drive: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Neeson and Nesbitt – the real-life bravery behind our new Troubles drama: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Stars 'change sides' for Troubles film: The News Letter

McCartney congratulates 'Hunger' makers: Derry Journal (Feb 19)

Battle over Irish translations in court: The Sunday Times
Mark Tighe

Brian takes refuge from his sticky wicket in the valleys: Irish Independent (Feb 21)

Saturday, February 21

Dodds warns voters against poor turnout: The News Letter

Dissidents' scramble for cash: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

DUP and SF united against North cuts: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

PSNI accused of 'oppressive and blanket policing': Derry Journal

Orde criticised over excuses offered for policing failures: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Get these gangsters off our backs: Belfast Telegraph

Kangaroo courts are not wanted: Irish News (Feb 19)

Taoiseach welcomes moves to set up secretariat for British-Irish Council: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Omagh detective attacks trial judge: The Independent
David McKittrick

Killer's family want truth: Belfast Media

Three men are charged with Stoneyford public order offences: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

Judge scotches idea murdered teenager provoked fatal chase: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Two NI band members get 12 months: The Irish Times

Man denies Twelth rioting: Impartial Reporter
Chris Donegan

Discrimination claim is embarrassing for party: Irish News

AIF to Forego Irish Gov't Grant: Irish Voice/
April Drew

Whatever happened to the plan to build a sports stadium at Long Kesh?: Belfast Media
Gearóid Ó Cairealláin

Sinn Féin to campaign for another No to Lisbon: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien

Gagging for a Royal visit: Irish Democrat (Feb 3)

Embracing the 'new partitionism': BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

The language of tolerance and acceptance: Belfast Media
Alex Maskey

St Aidan's the only primary in world with a 'peace room': Belfast Telegraph (Feb 19)

Friday, February 20

McDonald – SF must act on public profile rather than cry about it: Irish Examiner
Conor Ryan

Nothing ruled out as Sinn Fein focuses on a greater future role: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Sinn Fein conference blow for Eames-Bradley: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

It's not easy being green and a passive resister: Irish News
Newton Emerson

PSNI – Brolly action not settled: Irish News

Sinn Féin pays Martin McGuinness's sister-in-law after discrimination claim:
Henry McDonald

Obama can open collusion lid: Irish Echo
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Finucane an indictment of British collusion: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Officers accused of lying to failed Omagh trial will not face charges: Belfast Telegraph

Apology call for Omagh officers: BBC
Vincent Kearney

'Name-and-shame' photo on web: Irish News
Marie Louise McCrory

Traffic wardens carry on in spite of threats: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Money-laundering trial judge sends jury home: Irish Examiner
Liam Heylin

Jury 'must decide if McIlveen accused did not participate': Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Obama for Offaly?: Irish Voice/

Ministers, get your act together: Irish News

Campbell looking forward to more Irish meetings: Derry Journal

'An cupla focal' now a dying breed: Irish Independent
Katherine Donnelly

SF dismisses support for Lisbon Treaty: Irish World
Ciaran Farrell

PM is in the hands of the Pope, even in relatively godless country: The Guardian
Michael White

Thursday, February 19

Concerns of victims rejected: The News Letter

DUP and SF both need to hold their nerve: The Irish Times
Fionnuala O'Connor

Orde defends stop and search rise: BBC

Orde – Dissidents determined to kill: UTV Internet

Violence not the way forward say parties: Irish News (Feb 16)
Allison Morris

PSNI clarifies details of Brolly action: Belfast Telegraph

'Maze files destroyed after LVF's Billy Wright killed': Belfast Telegraph

Garda station cells focus of Northern money trial: Irish News
Liam Heylin

MLA left red-faced over green postboxes: Irish News
William Graham

SDLP accuse Unionists putting border before food safety: Sunday Journal (Feb 15)

Never mind about Sammy, what planet is Ruane on?: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

We've had the change – now let's have progress: Irish News (Feb 14)
Patrick Murphy

Public deserves higher level of political debate: Irish News (Feb 17)
Breidge Gadd

Flights north to get teeth done: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Wednesday, February 18

Dodds in bid to unite unionists at Euro poll: The News Letter

Are all things created equal?: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Getting to the truth is unlikely with Sinn Fein: The News Letter

SF turns away from violent past, at least symbolically: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

Sinn Fein 'insistence on loyalty could cost votes': Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

If it's goodbye Mary Lou, then SF faces Stalingrad south of the border: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Labour to form Northern Ireland party: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Jump in stop and search power use: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Dissidents to protest at Orde visit: Derry Journal

'Explosives experts recruited into ranks': Irish News (Feb 16)
Allison Morris

Dissident threat not taken lightly: Irish News (Feb 16)

Republican group threaten parking attendants: UTV Internet

US AOH members pay a special visit to West Belfast: Belfast Media

Cowen waits for White House invitation: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Hullabaloo over 'Sunday' probe costs: Derry Journal

'There can be no lasting peace without justice': Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

Supreme Court Judge voices his disappointment: Belfast Media
Gemma Burns

Time for the truth about Pat Finucane:
Beatrix Campbell

A Valentine's Day tragedy: Sunday Journal (Feb 15)
Mary Nelis

MLA settles high court action: UTV Internet

BBC to launch new Irish language websites: Belfast Media

SF MLA apologises for painting: UTV Internet

Oh dear, it's London calling: Belfast Media
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

£7m funding for deprived communities in NI:

Scrap army to cut costs – RSF: Irish News
Valerie Robinson

Irish steadily more doubtful of EU in recent years – poll: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Scottish Premier League primed to take action over Rangers fans: (Feb 16)
Ewan Murray

Tuesday, February 17

Sea passengers to mainland could face security check: The News Letter

English probe linked to punishment shootings: UTV Internet

Eames-Bradley payments termed a 'mistake' by SF: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Simpson blasts Eames/Bradley proposal as 'offence against decency': Banbridge Leader (Feb 10)

Dissidents – 'We have recruited ex-Provos': Irish News
Allison Morris

Group's pledge not to target towns 'cuts no ice' with victims: Irish News
Allison Morris

SF author sees its future as part of radical left: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Republicanism is a busted flush: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Two out of three seats ain't bad bet – Nationalists can top Euro poll: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Believability needed for SDLP to win Euro seat: Irish News
Tom Kelly

Accused 'thought of burning £5m': The Irish Times
Barry Roche

Cash laundering suspect planned bank in Bulgaria: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

What did GCHQ overhear about Omagh atrocity?: Belfast Telegraph

Documentary looks at IRA kidnapping: Irish News

Ceremony rewards former taoiseach's vital role in Northern peace process: The Irish Times
Claire O'Brien

No time for dithering or excuses: Belfast Telegraph

Go north, IT experts, advises bullish business veteran: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Dunne urges shoppers – go to Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Sammy Wilson – I won't quit: Belfast Telegraph

Why is DUP defending flat-earthism?: Irish News
Roy Garland

Maze stadium proposal officially scrapped: The News Letter

Mind your language – more than €6m is lost in translation: Sunday Tribune (Feb 15)
Ken Foxe

Monday, February 16

NI Troubles payment is 'mistake': BBC

Tory alliance with UUP may fail to move beyond tribal allegiance: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Sinn Fein Irish is enough to make you sic: Belfast Telegraph
Pól Ó Muirí

Letter throws fresh doubt on Finucane killing probe: Belfast Telegraph

Pat Finucane's widow marks anniversary of his murder: The Irish Times
Carol Coulter

No sign of public hearings for Smithwick tribunal: Sunday Tribune (Feb 15)
Conor McMorrow

INLA claims responsibility for murder of Derry drug dealer: Sunday Tribune (Feb 15)
Suzanne Breen

Republican group hits out at McGlinchey fines: Irish News (Feb 12)

Son of former IRA man is prime suspect in shooting: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Cross-border initiative hopes to drum up trade for SMEs: Sunday Business Post (Feb 15)
Alex Meehan

North councils get bargains in Republic: Sunday Business Post (Feb 15)
Anton McCabe

Why credit-crunch means we need cross-border links more than ever: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Reuniting brave Army dog unit: The News Letter (Feb 12)

Ethnic conflict specialist proposes Iraq withdrawal: Irish Echo
Peter McDermott

New ideas from an old hand: The National (Abu Dhabi, Feb 14)
David Sapsted and Hassan Hassan

Obama's Ireland visit may not be Offaly long shot: Belfast Telegraph

Honours list could bolster links with US: The Irish Times
Niall O'Dowd

Irish prize for Bobby Sands film: BBC

'The idea was to portray Northern Ireland in that period – this quagmire of hatred – in microcosm': The Irish Times (Feb 14)
Eoin Butler

Sunday, February 15

Quinn family challenge SF over IRA claim: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Troubles victims will never be forgotten: The News Letter

'INLA behind murder of drug dealer': Irish News
Seamus McKinney

INLA directly involved in drugs trade – McGuiness: Derry Journal (Feb 13)

Foreign nationals are threatened by 'IRA' gun gangs: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

CAB – defendant knew £4.9m was from heist: Irish News

Hamill inquiry hears of 'collective memory loss': Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Drumlee Orange Hall attacked – Finlay: Ballymoney Times (Feb 11)

Fewer police on the beat has led to a rise in crime: The News Letter (Feb 13)

Wilson no-confidence motion 'just point-scoring': The News Letter

Row over climate change ad will not cost minister his job, says colleague: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Profile – Sammy Wilson: The Sunday Times

Peace blamed for school job cuts: Derry Journal (Feb 13)

Why No Irish Award?: Irish Voice/

Strangers on a train – Heaney and Sinn Féin: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Sinn Féin TD says criticism of his use of Nazi analogy is 'ridiculous': The Irish Times (Feb 14)
Mary Minihan

It's easier to get on electoral register in Alabama than Belfast, say SF: Belfast Media

Bi-lingual schools thrive in nations: BBC (Feb 12)
Colette Hume


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