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Wednesday, February 28

Brexit withdrawal text an 'intolerable interference' in UK affairs: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Boris Johnson raises the prospect of a hard border in Ireland in leaked letter to Prime Minister: Daily Telegraph
Gordon Rayner, James Crisp and Peter Foster

Boris Johnson trying to revoke promise of no border after Brexit: Irish Independent
Shona Murray

Irish politicians mock Boris Johnson's border comparison: Belfast Telegraph

A hard border on way – former WTO head: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

North would effectively remain in EU under draft Brexit treaty: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Theresa May 'to refuse any Brexit deal that threatens integrity of UK': The Independent
Harriet Agerholm

Fears draft Brexit legislation poses threat to Union: The News Letter

Take Commons seats and defend Ireland over Brexit, Sinn Féin is urged: The Times
Jennifer Bray and Oliver Wright

Parties unite to pile pressure on Sinn Féin to take seats in Westminster: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

'Interesting few weeks ahead' warns Taoiseach ahead of Brexit draft text publication: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

EU presses on in face of British dithering: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

The Irish border poses a bigger problem for Brexiteers than a Tory rebellion: New Statesman
Stephen Bush

This is how the war will restart in Northern Ireland if Brexit creates a hard border: Irish Voice/
Kevin Toolis

Boris shares his inspired solution to the Irish border question: The Guardian
John Crace

Boris Johnson's border bungles: Irish News

EU knows the border is weak point for UK and is upping the ante: The News Letter

North talks to be put on hold while intensive Brexit discussions take place – Taoiseach: The Irish Times
Marie O'Halloran

Peter Hain tables Brexit amendment to ensure frictionless Irish border: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

British-Irish Inter-Governmental Conference should be convened to determine how equality rights will be delivered: Irish News
Michelle O'Neill

Unionists unite in call for rights debate to cross sectarian lines – Sinn Féin welcomes move: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

No new policing plan 'because of Stormont impasse': ITV

With Stormont divided, send in the US cavalry: The Times
Eamon Delaney

SDLP to call on Dublin to jointly legislate for the north: Irish News
John Manley

North's war of words is wasting time and money: The Times
Jason O'Mahony

Civic unionism's bid to encourage debate is best way forward: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin call for removal of flags around housing development: Irish News

Lords back law to reveal names of Northern Ireland party donors – Peer suggests DUP received 'Russian money': Belfast Telegraph
Trevor Mason

Councillors oppose Irish language street signs: The News Letter
Russell Keers

Row over army charity continues: Portadown Times
Carmel Robinson

Nicky Kehoe facing 'hefty legal bill' despite defamation case win: Irish Independent
Shane Phelan

Both sides claim vindication in libel battle: Irish Independent
Shane Phelan

Former Sinn Féin MLA believes party will pay price for abortion stance: The Irish Times
Freya McClements

Campaign to scrap anti-bigotry football law takes another step forward: Scottish Daily Record
Laura Paterson

Psychiatrists to testify on whether Jean McConville accused is fit to stand trial: The News Letter

Tuesday, February 27

Peers clash over claim Hain's tinkering at St Andrews is root cause of deadlock: Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

Yes, it's a mess, but unionism has everything to play for and everything to gain: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Unionists must not decide to reject the Belfast Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Lord Empey

Brussels LEAVE OUT Theresa May's compromise over Northern Ireland in Brexit treaty: Daily Express
Rebecca Perring

EU stands firm over Northern Ireland border: Financial Times
Alex Barker and Arthur Beesley

Simon Coveney of 'one mind' with EU negotiators: BBC
John Campbell

Brussels accused of 'outrageous' attempt to turn Northern Ireland into EU province by rejecting British compromises: Daily Telegraph
Peter Foster, James Crisp and Gordon Rayner

Jeremy Corbyn – Brexit policy will avoid hard border: BBC
Mark Devenport

Coveney and Barnier to discuss Brexit hard border: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Wilson – Corbyn's customs union stance blatant attempt to bring down government: The News Letter

Border promises 'will be honoured': Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

What a pity that Kate Hoey isn't leading the Brexit negotiations: The News Letter
Chris Moncrieff

Nationalists welcome Corbyn customs union pledge: Irish News
John Manley

Empey 'weasel words' warning on legacy consultation plan: The News Letter
Niall Deeney

Ulster Unionists are right to be alarmed at latest on legacy: The News Letter

Stormont officials say 'no funding' for north's Irish language networks: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Left-wing party to make council call for Irish act: The News Letter

Why we unionists are so against the introduction of an Irish Language Act: The Independent
Ben Lowry

Theresa May will hand out £1bn in 'cash for votes' DUP deal without Parliament's prior approval: The Independent
Rob Merrick

'Civic unionism' group issues riposte to 'civic nationalism': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Letter is a mild yet clear rebuttal of republican claims: The News Letter

Remember loved ones lost in the Troubles by donating a pair of their shoes: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Sinn Féin at 'truth' march is ironic, say Catholic IRA victims: The News Letter

Omagh bomb victim feels ignored by politicians over by-election desire: The News Letter
Aine Fox

PPS to appeal UVF 'supergrass' Gary Haggarty's sentence: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Unionists unite to say it's not just nationalists that want rights and equality: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Who are the 105 'civic unionists' backing call for inclusive debate on rights and equality?: Belfast Telegraph

London has betrayed all Troubles victims over pensions – survivor of UFF attack: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Treatment of victims a scar on our history: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin picks solicitor Orfhlaith Begley (26) to fight candidate West Tyrone by-election: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Sinn Féin political manager awarded €3.5k against RTE:
Tim Healy

Former MLA Francie Brolly resigns from Sinn Féin over abortion: Irish News
Connla Young

High Court awards Sinn Féin political manager Nicky Kehoe €3,500 in RTÉ defamation case: Irish Independent
Shane Phelan

Orangeman Beattie defies Order's anti-gay stance and walks lesbian daughter down the aisle: The Sunday Life
Ciaran Barnes

Orangeman is backed after attending daughter's same-sex civil ceremony: Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Nicola Sturgeon preparing to call second independence referendum this year, according to Scots Secretary: The Herald
Tom Gordon

Lidington's Brexit offer dismissed by Scottish and Welsh ministers: Belfast Telegraph

Scotland's devolution settlement is threatened by Brexit. It needn't: The Guardian
Jim Wallace

Monday, February 26

Power sharing at Stormont unlikely to return soon – DUP: BBC

Bad blood and mistrust between parties – Sinn Féin need to work with unionists rather than insult victims of terrorism, says DUP's Dodds: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Belfast Agreement 'remains as relevant now as it has ever done' – former NI secretary: The Irish Times
Kilian Doyle

Victims 'used as bargaining chip': Irish Independent
Aine Fox

The language debate resurrects the big question – How Irish is Northern Ireland?:
Siobhan Fenton

Why I think the Good Friday Agreement needs to be fixed (Feb 25): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

'Draft agreement' would have been a bad deal for unionism (Feb 22): The News Letter
Owen Polley

Putting DUP and Sinn Féin back in same room won't work: The Irish Times
Alex Kane

Decades long wait for justice must be ended: Irish News

Charlie Flanagan – Hard Brexit a threat to border peace: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

EU stands firm over Northern Ireland border: Financial Times
Alex Barker and Arthur Beesley

Irish border issue is being used as an 'excuse' to thwart Brexit, DUP warns: Daily Telegraph
Steven Swinford

Minister seeks to scotch claims of Brexit power grab: The Guardian
Andrew Sparrow

'Force SF to take-up MP seats': Irish Independent
Philip Ryan

Labour Party to support remaining in a customs union after Brexit to maintain 'commitment to no hard border': Irish News
John Monaghan

Brexit and the Border – The Great Reckoning? (Feb 24): RTE
Tony Connelly

Developments amid the noise – but anything can still happen on Brexit: Irish Independent
Dan O'Brien

Tony Blair has made himself Sinn Féin's useful idiot: Daily Telegraph
Charles Moore

Sinn Féin ducks crucial vote on hard Border in UK parliament: Irish Independent
John Downing

Presence of 'IRA men' at Belfast victims march 'disturbing': The News Letter

Sinn Féin selects Barry McElduff replacement for West Tyrone by-election: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Paramilitary control of loyalist bonfires exposed in leaked report: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Council row over Army charity concert tickets (Feb 21): The News Letter

Thousands join rally for 'truth' about why their loved ones were killed in Troubles: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

'We want his body parts back for a proper burial' – Family of Aidan McAnespie (Feb 25): Sunday Independent
Kyle Ewald

March in memory of UDR soldiers killed by IRA takes place in Belfast city centre: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Phil Coulter reveals internment rage at heart of Derry anthem: The Sunday Life
Ivan Little

Belfast International Airport role in DUP event 'raises questions': BBC

Catholic Church frets that religion 'slipping off agenda' in schools: The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Why I'm hoping for a second term for President Michael D Higgins (Feb 25): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Scrapping anti-sectarian law 'could harm minorities': The Sunday Times
Marc Horne

Sunday, February 25

Border checks may still be needed with Brexit customs deal, says Creed (Feb 21): The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Rolling Brexit fears cost tourism over €60m in 2017: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

The Brexit vision that reveals England's perfidy over Ireland: The Observer
Fintan O'Toole

Sinn Féin has duty on Brexit vote: Sunday Independent

I won't break my silence on decommissioning, says Methodist minister (Feb 21): The News Letter

Irish unity is but a will-o'-the-wisp ... the internal politics of Northern Ireland and the Republic are chalk and cheese (Feb 20): Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Yates

Don't curry the yoghurt... learn the Irish language and beat cultural sectarianism (Feb 19): Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

The Irish language community is well used to the slings and arrows (Feb 19): Irish News
Robert McMIllen

The DUP deserves a real tongue-lashing: The Sunday Times
Justine McCarthy

It is time for a pro-Union culture at the Northern Ireland Office: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Union can only be saved by showing respect for Irishness: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland is hardly imaginary, Mr Rees-Mogg: The Sunday Times
Adam Boulton

Ex paramilitaries remind us of the futility of violence (Feb 20): The News Letter

Unionists facing a perfect storm of Brexit and demographic shift (Feb 22): Belfast Telegraph
Paul Gosling

Why should anyone trust the UK if it can't even take its own treaties seriously: The National (Scotland)

Sinn Féin showing where it stands on respect (Feb 22): Belfast Telegraph

Political Notebook – Congratulations Mary Lou, but you are no Constance Markievicz (Feb 11): Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran

'There's a deep-rooted hatred toward the indigenous culture of Ireland, above all its language':
Caoimhín De Barra

Two men arrested over Raymond Johnston murder released: Belfast Telegraph

Raymond Johnston murder was a barbaric crime (Feb 15): Irish News

Man due in court over documents "likely to be useful to terrorists": Belfast Live
Andrew Madden

Troubles victims filmed at Shankill bomb site for Netflix documentary (Feb 9): Irish News
Brendan Hughes

How the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring Operated: Village
Joseph de Burca

Borderline case – Brexit forces bus firm to open back door into North (Feb 22): The Irish Times
Freya McClements

Sinn Féin MEP calls on Limerick organisations to help negate the effects of Brexit (Feb 7): Limerick Post
Aisling Kelly

Cyprus-model could save Derry and Donegal sheep and beef producers from devastating WTO trade tariffs (Feb 21): Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Britain first attitude will do Ireland no favours: The Sunday Times
Conor Brady

Ministers 'close to deal' over Brexit powers with Scotland and Wales (Feb 21): The Guardian
Severin Carrell

Nationalism is the Scottish faith now: The Sunday Times
Alex Massie

School shooting brings back horrific memories (Feb 18): Champaign–Urbana News-Gazette
James F. Burns

Pro-Palestine group slams IFA over Northern Ireland game against Israel (Feb 21): Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Saturday, February 24

NIO refutes Sinn Féin claims it struck side deal with London on legacy inquest funds: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Arlene Foster says "no one in the DUP was aware" of money for legacy inquests: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Donaldson did not know of Sinn Féin side deal over legacy inquests: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Show us proof of deal on legacy cash – Wilson: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

UUP – 'Have we not learned side-deal lesson from comfort letters?': The News Letter

SDLP hit out at Sinn Féin and DUP councillors for refusing to back motion calling for the immediate return of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference: Derry Now

Tony Blair accuses 'sickening' Leavers of trying to 'sacrifice the Good Friday Agreement on the altar of Brexit' after Eurosceptics question the peace deal: Daily Mail
Kate Ferguson

Stormont now 'dead in the water' – DUP source: The News Letter

Lords' Twitter row over Stormont deadlock: BBC
Mark Devenport

Unionist unity and goodwill is needed at this challenging time: The News Letter

Ex IRA man – SF's Irish language act 'red line' is designed to force unionist capitulation: The News Letter
Shane Paul O'Doherty

Shambolic DUP talks tactics dismay key figures – and weaken the leader: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Republicans way ahead in the propaganda battle: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Don't pay Sinn Féin ransom to get Stormont back: The News Letter
Jim Allister

The Good Friday agreement is under attack. Can we really risk ditching it?: The Guardian
Ian Jack

We seek a deal – but NI will not be held to ransom: The News Letter
Simon Hamilton

Political courage needed to make some hard decisions in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Esmond Birnie

Northern Ireland – Time for new ideas: The Irish Times

Insight into decommissioning shows value of Good Friday Agreement (Feb 20): Irish News

Brexit solution that avoids hard Border is possible, says James Wharton: The Irish Times
Eoin Burke-Kennedy

Fight for Brexit that suits the North, bishop urges: Irish Catholic
Greg Daly

Prince Charles could visit Ireland this year despite terror threat during previous visit in 2015: Irish Mirror
Edel Hughes

Controversy over Newry St Patrick's Day tricolour ban: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Funding concerns over official status for north's Irish-speaking areas: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Massive Troubles archive gifted to Derry's Tower Museum by architect Peter Moloney: Derry Now

We need a better knowledge of our shared history (Feb 9): The News Letter
Sandra Chapman

Talks collapse a 'body blow' as Derry business faces the 'greatest economic challenge of our generation' (Feb 15): Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

'Nicky Kehoe was a member of IRA and cannot sue over that' – counsel for RTÉ tells High Court (Feb 22): Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Northern Irish abortion law violates women's rights, say UN officials: The Guardian
Amelia Gentleman

Sinn Féin criticised by LGBT group over same-sex marriage plans: The News Letter

The Border has decided it's time to go public: The Irish Times
Freya McClements

Friday, February 23

'Unhealthy' for Tory survival to rest with DUP, says Varadkar: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald – 'Theresa May needs to lead': The Guardian
Heather Stewart and Lisa O'Carroll

Former Northern Ireland secretary warns peace process is 'unravelling': Belfast Telegraph

Baroness Paisley – My husband would not have created this mess: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Irish and UK governments should legislate for an Irish Language Act in the North – SDLP leader: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Allister – draft text could impose Irish road signs and staff quotas: The News Letter

£190m spent on Irish language in just seven years: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Edwin Poots claims joint authorship of leaked draft but Arlene Foster claims there were 'numerous documents' circulating: Irish News

TUV 'scaremongering' over leaked talks document – Hamilton: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Congress members urge U.S. special envoy for North: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

North's political deadlock set to top agenda at US meeting: The Irish Times
Suzanne Lynch

UK will not install 'physical infrastructure' on Northern Ireland border, Brexit Committee hears: Irish Mirror
Arj Singh Gavin Cordon

Brexit deal on the border is now at 'serious risk' – Dáil warned: Irish Independent
John Downing

No coincidence those calling time on Belfast Agreement are 'ardent' Brexiteers, says Labour Peer Adonis: Belfast Telegraph

Brexit hard border deal for Ireland will have 'full legal effect', says Harris: The Irish Times
Michael O'Regan

Government 'satisfied' with Brexit backstop: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

The Irish Innocence project – how American lawyers helped bring justice to Northern Ireland: Irish Voice/
Edmund Lynch

The Good Friday Agreement holds strong, and its principles will guide us through the current impasse: Daily Telegraph
Simon Coveney

I call on Ireland and Britain to break the Stormont deadlock: The Guardian
Colum Eastwood

Foster is pulling the strings at Westminster: Gulf News
Mick O'Reilly

Irish language campaign is central to the republican goal of 'political reconquest': Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

The Brexiteers' attack on the Good Friday Agreement looks suspiciously co-ordinated: New Statesman
Alyn Smith

Jamie Bryson 'snub' row storm in a teacup – Lady Hermon: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

West Tyrone MP by-election date still unknown: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Ian Paisley Jr calls Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald 'Loopy Lou': Belfast Telegraph

Questions over listening device found at former home of senior republican: Irish News
Allison Morris

Vandals spray paint over Irish language portion of road sign: Belfast Telegraph

Anger as Irish flag banned from yet another St Patrick's Day parade in Northern Ireland: Irish Post
Aidan Lonergan

MLA calls for 'solidarity' with police over terror threat: The News Letter

MP 'will not remove office sign with names of IRA men': ITV

Jury sent home in Sinn Féin activist's defamation case against RTÉ: The Irish Times

Northern Ireland school pulls GAA coaching after parent concerns: Belfast Telegraph

Welcome move over loyalist bonfires (Feb 21): Irish News

Former Stormont health minister McGimpsey eyes return to Belfast Council: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Lodge Life – UDR atrocity recalled ahead of anniversary: The News Letter

Profile – The Men who tried to Murder Haughey: Village
Joseph de Burca

British soldiers on North – The locals 'hated us with a vengeance': The Irish Times
Peter Crawley

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Belfast peaceline during 'private pilgrimage': Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Higgins – I no longer see myself as just a one-term president: Irish Independent
Ian Begley

Top lawyer probed over claims he called Orange Order 'knuckle dragging mutants': Scottish Daily Record
Rory Cassidy

Thursday, February 22

Theresa May has no plan to save power-sharing, says Sinn Féin: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Sinn Féin says draft agreement with DUP is now dead: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy and Gerry Moriarty

Draft powersharing deal best unionism can get, says Alliance party leader: Belfast Live
Michael McHugh

Leaked 'draft deal' between DUP and Sinn Féin published: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Q&A – What do Karen Bradley's hints on Stormont collapse mean?: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

DUP 'were not contemplating' agreed Irish language act – Foster: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Public 'must be kept informed over talks on Irish language': Belfast Telegraph

Irish language groups label proposed legislation 'weak': Irish News
John Manley

Draft powersharing deal best unionism can get, says Alliance party leader: The News Letter
Michael McHugh

SDLP warns against 'fundamental change' to Agreement: ITV

The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language:
Rónán Duffy

Coveney addresses Brexit in Columbia speech: Irish Echo

Lord Adonis SLAMS Brexiteer Daniel Hannan for 'playing with fire' over Northern Ireland: Daily Express
Mark Chandler

Bertie Ahern – Brexiteers don't give 'two hoots' about Northern Ireland: The National (Scotland)
Martin Hannan

Brexiteers' 'provocative' for undermining Northern Ireland peace deal: The Scotsman
Russell Jackson

Border checks may still be needed with Brexit customs deal, says Creed: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Jamie Bryson tells committee Belfast Agreement 'a moral stain': The News Letter

Jamie Bryson claims former loyalist prisoners helped Lady Sylvia Hermon in election campaigning: Irish News
John Manley

Alliance – Bryson invite tainted inquiry which is why we stayed away: The News Letter
Stephen Farry

Who was in the Stormont talks teams?: Irish News

No killer blow for Arlene in leaked draft agreement text: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Newton Emerson – It's time for DUP to bite bullet and sell draft agreement: The News Letter

Sinn Féin and DUP battle it out on Northern Ireland's airwaves: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Why Brexiteers are taking on the Good Friday Agreement: London Evening Standard
Matthew O'Toole

Sinn Féin have outflanked the inept DUP and also avoided the blame for talks collapse: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Unionists have good reason to be furious but must try to be positive: The News Letter
Owen Polley

Parliamentary waffle and bluster leaves nobody satisfied: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Northern Ireland criticised in global report on human rights: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Victims' fury at office sign honouring IRA terrorists: Irish Independent
Rebecca Black and Cormac McQuinn

Wells appalled at 'dedication' of Sinn Féin office to IRA men: The News Letter

Political leaders from Republic visit heart of unionist West Belfast: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Changes to Northern Ireland political donation secrecy laws face further delays:
Niall McCracken

Man who helped to destroy car used in Boreland murder denied bail: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

Ray Johnston murder police arrest man in his 30s: Belfast Live
Chris Sherrard

Call for PSNI to name group behind west Belfast murder: The News Letter

PSNI seek leads on 'New IRA' bombers a year after 'cowardly' attack: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Information appeal on anniversary of New IRA bomb attack on off-duty officer: Belfast Telegraph

Hardline republicans plan west Belfast Easter parade: Irish News
Connla Young

Report into Aidan McAnespie's death cannot be released: BBC

DUP complains to watchdog over BBC's RHI coverage: Irish News

Evangelist Billy Graham once branded an 'ally of Rome' by Paisley: Irish News
Marie Louise McConville

Ireland Tells State-Run Schools – Stop Steering Pupils to Religion Class: New York Times
Richard Perez-Pena

Wednesday, February 21

Theresa May meeting DUP and Sinn Féin in bid to start progress on powersharing: Belfast Telegraph

Direct rule could put GFA at risk, says Empey: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Leaked papers show 'Draft Agreement Text' between DUP and SF: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Pat Leahy

DUP will not publish talks detail: The News Letter

Karen Bradley to provide 'budget clarity' on Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Prospect of fresh elections in the North raised: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Government to 'decide shortly' on salaries of MLAs – Karen Bradley: Belfast Telegraph

David Davis backs Good Friday agreement as Brexiteers batter it: The Sun
Lynn Davidson

Nothing will be achieved by waiting and dilly-dallying, says Kate Hoey: The News Letter

DUP MPs insist Brexiteers are RIGHT to say the Good Friday Agreement has 'failed' after Irish minister slams Eurosceptics for 'irresponsibly' attacking the peace accord: Daily Mail
Tim Sculthorpe

David Davis can be the Conservatives' Martin McGuinness: Financial Times
Sebastian Payne

'The days of second class citizenship are over in the north': Irish News
Declan Kearney

How do you solve a problem like unionism?: The Irish Times
Denis Bradley

It looks like another period of direct rule is pending for NI: The News Letter
Chris Moncrieff

A new dawn for South Africa, but a false start for Northern Ireland (Feb 20): The Irish Times
Brandon Hamber

Brexit-proofing the Border counties – what's in the plan: Irish Independent

The UK and Ireland can resolve their Brexit difficulties, but the EU is muddying the issue: Daily Telegraph

Decommissioning created opportunities that 'have not been nurtured': Irish News
Allison Morris

Sinn Féin should remove 'Tiochfaidh Ár Lá' Armalite rifle badge from website, says DUP: Belfast Telegraph

Mary Lou's sphinx-like smile not giving much away: The Irish Times
Miriam Lord

Funny Man: Village
Anton McCabe

We Protestants fear Gaelic, and we were raised to mock it: Irish Examiner
Richard Irvine

Alliance have lost the run of themselves: The News Letter
Jamie Bryson

Four Northern Ireland parties fined for failing to comply with electoral finance rules: Irish News
Deborah McAleese

Pressure on Catholic school over PSNI and Navy at careers event: The News Letter

PSNI appeal for dashcam footage in investigation of man who died in shotgun blast: Belfast Telegraph

Loyalist bonfire builders 'deeply regret' damage to Dungannon homes: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

British woman whose Nigerian father was killed by an IRA bomb has been driven from her Northern Ireland home by racists, she says, as she finally finds 'sanctuary' in England: Daily Mail
Richard Spillett

Man who admitted helping to destroy car used in John Boreland murder refused bail: Irish News

Northern Ireland could see same-sex marriage through Westminster, says Karen Bradley: Belfast Live
Deborah McAleese

Labour MP would launch bid to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

PSNI asked to probe allegations of wrongdoing within Police Federation (Feb 8): Belfast Telegraph

Time to redefine collusion: Village
Deirdre Young

Workers Party member says 1972 Official IRA ceasefire was 'brave step': Irish News
Allison Morris

Just six extra border force staff for Northern Ireland, says union (Feb 15): Belfast Telegraph
Colm Kelpie

RTE's Claire Byrne – I stand by my call not to shut down item on live radio show: Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Sinn Féin says Minister Naughten 'sleep-walking' into interconnector conflict (Feb 8): The Northern Standard
Michael Fisher

Tuesday, February 20

Dublin and London in joint effort to restart Stormont talks: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

Varadkar opposes the introduction of direct-rule in Northern Ireland: Irish Independent
Shona Murray and Ralph Riegel

Stormont deadlock – NI Secretary to update MPs on way forward: BBC

DUP's Foster urges Bradley to set budget as Sinn Féin say direct rule 'not acceptable': Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Mark Durkan says reports of Good Friday Agreement's death are premature: Irish News
John Manley

Sinn Féin 'in for a surprise' on direct rule issue, says DUP MP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

DUP must now come clean over draft accord, says TUV's Allister: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

Paisley's war of words over Good Friday Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Bertie warns Mary Lou – Think of unionist feelings on language act: Irish Independent
Shona Murray and Ralph Riegel

Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks:
Rónán Duffy

Ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Paterson slammed for Good Friday Agreement comment: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

Ireland condemns Kate Hoey's 'reckless' Good Friday agreement remarks: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Sinn Féin chased support for letter urging Varadkar to seek law changes in north: Belfast Telegraph

Survey reveals those in the Republic think the Irish language should be protected in the North: Irish Post
Ryan Price

Irish-language dispute is just an excuse not to talk to the other side: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finlay

Round and round and round we go to end in a mess of chaos and farce: The News Letter
Alex Kane

There's lots of 'ruaille buaille' following the collapse of talks in Northern Ireland: Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

Ex-paramilitaries from both sides show 'better way': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Northern Ireland business wary of 'smart border' after Brexit: Financial Times
Arthur Beesley

Warning hard Brexit would devastate sheep farming in North: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Irish Border issue is a legitimate threat to the Brexit talks: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Ireland's leaders must prepare for the worst on Brexit: Irish Examiner
Denis MacShane

The rise in paramilitary "punishment shootings" in Northern Ireland: Belfast Live
Andrew Madden

Weekend raids carried out into Ray Johnston murder: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Dissidents plan paramilitary-style Easter parade in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Terror plot accused banned from dissident gatherings: The News Letter

Derry republican Neil Hegarty has been released two months after his parole revoked: Derry Now

Backlash over 'IRA kneecapped gays' comment – but senator Norris stands by claim: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Critics of my plan for a Museum of the Troubles are sincere, but misguided… it is a vital antidote to collective amnesia about the past: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Kennedy

La Mon atrocity commemoration 'dignified and poignant': The News Letter
Mark Rainey

SNP MSP criticised over response to Scottish soldiers killed by IRA: The Scotsman
Angus Howarth

When the Wales rugby team faced 'death threats' in Ireland before a performance from the gods:
Mark Orders

'Irish citizens here deserve Passport Office': Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Security review in Defence in wake of worker's IRA links: Irish Independent
Robin Schiller

Monday, February 19

Sinn Féin delegation to discuss Stormont fallout with Theresa May: Irish Examiner

SF and DUP agreed powersharing reform before talks collapsed: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Dublin will not support direct rule at Stormont: The Times
Jennifer Bray

North's leaders 'stuck in victimhood', says peacemaker Soderberg: Irish Independent
Shona Murray

Proposed Irish Language Act would have created a 'central translation hub' in the Civil Service and Assembly: Irish News
John Monaghan

Constructive ambiguity won't make the border 'bulletproof': Irish Independent
Eoin O'Malley

Breaking the stalemate in Northern Ireland: Financial Times

Let's keep our island safe for Cork boys and Derry girls (Feb 18): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

DUP under scrutiny but progress still possible: Irish News

More of the same from Sinn Féin?: The Southern Star

Letter urges Taoiseach to defend rights of Irish citizens in North: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

We must not return to a hard border in Ireland: The Times
Jenny Chapman

Jeremy Corbyn warned of potential to destabilise peace process with hard Brexit: Belfast Telegraph

DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly to lodge complaint with SDLP over criticism of constituency surgery held in loyalist band hall: Irish News
John Monaghan

Replica Kalashnikovs and Armalites were checked, the PSNI has confirmed: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Ray Johnston Belfast murder police carry out new searches: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

NCA wants to meet north's political parties (Feb 16): Irish News
Connla Young

Former soldiers recall fears and doubts over NI tours: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Former Tyrone GAA chairman backs calls for release of report into Aidan McAnespie killing: Irish News
Connla Young

Growing up in the Troubles – 'I remember showing a plastic bullet to my Mum to excuse my lateness':
Shauneen Armstrong

Suicide charity reinstates Green Party member O'Hara over tweet row – DUP's Pankhurst 'appalled' (Feb 16): Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Sinn Féin web shop drops IRA souvenirs: The Times
Darragh McDonagh

Freemasons do a lot of good and no harm... why can't the 'progressives' let them be? (Feb 12): Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Growth statistics show Republic streaking ahead of North: Irish Independent
Ellie Donnelly

Why Rees-Mogg is tipped as next Tory PM and what it could mean for the border (Feb 17): Belfast Telegraph
Kim Bielenberg

More about the "The Girls of Fermanagh" and less about "The Boys of Wexford" young Kennedy is told: (from the Irish Echo)

Sunday, February 18

Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald said Irish and UK governments should work on Irish language Act and marriage equality: Irish Mirror
Trevor Quinn

'Gaps remain' in Irish language deal: The News Letter

Stormont collapse threatens Clintons' visit: The Sunday Times
Newton Emerson and Stephen O'Brien

We should dare to imagine a life beyond the Good Friday Agreement ... a period of direct rule would allow us to do just that (Feb 16): Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Dublin's actions have inflamed North's Irish-language crisis (Feb 17): The Irish Times
Pól Ó Muirí

Why unionists can't allow Sinn Féin fake news to frame terms of debate about Irish language (Feb 15): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

A republican justice minister would be a political disaster: The News Letter

Foster not serving all of Northern Ireland's interests: Gulf News

Women of Belfast – 'We get along. Why can't the politicians?' (Feb 17): The Irish Times
Susan McKay

Brexit has created havoc in Northern Ireland: The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

'Very big mistake' Ex-Irish diplomat SKEWERS Ireland for choosing team EU 'super state': Daily Express
Sam Sholli

Irexit would be the end of Irish nationalism (Feb 13): The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work:
Christina Finn

Sinn Féin sidles up to potential partner: The Sunday Times
Justine McCarthy

Concerns that NCA has not been meeting Policing Board amid Stormont crisis (Feb 13): Irish News
Connla Young

Through stained glass darkly – memorials to the lost McDonald boys of Belfast: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Survivors of the La Mon bombing on the memories that haunt them and their quest for justice: Irish Independent
Ivan Little

Remembering La Mon, one of the worst horrors of the Troubles: The News Letter

Pain of La Mon still palpable 40 years on: Belfast Telegraph

Former Senator and surgeon who treated Troubles victims was "a voice for peace and reconciliation" (Feb 15): Irish News
John Monaghan

Road closure for McGuinness and Paisley film justified on jobs and revenue generation grounds – PSNI: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Should the Peace Park Host a First World War Memorial?: Dublin Inquirer
Conal Thomas

'The Church in Ireland is now a marginal voice, but what horrors do our new masters bring?': Irish Post
Joe Horgan

New South African leader Ramaphosa inspected IRA arms during peace process: Belfast Telegraph
Christopher Torchia

Scottish nationalists are already salivating over the spoils of Brexit: The Guardian
Kevin McKenna

Saturday, February 17

Northern Ireland secretary says power-sharing deal still possible: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Arlene Foster – I will not agree to anything that diminishes the Britishness of Northern Ireland: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

Sinn Féin insists direct rule 'not on the table' for North: The Irish Times
Colin Gleeson

McDonald – 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong':
Christina Finn

Allister – Repeal of ban on Irish in courts would only hinder justice: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

After talks collapse, renewed call for U.S. envoy: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

No more platitudes, we need direct rule – Wilson: The News Letter

Two governments under pressure to publish the deal that never was: Irish News
John Manley

Sugden – 'Two big parties not ready for justice portfolio yet': The News Letter

Mooted deal may set dangerous precedent – UUP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Latest breakdown in relations driven by political interests: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

I want devolution back, but Sinn Féin cannot be permitted to hold us all to ransom: Belfast Telegraph
Arlene Foster

Language Act impasse leaves talks stumped: The News Letter
Sandra Chapman

20 years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed, the DUP and Sinn Féin are making a mockery of it: The Independent
Michael Hugh Walker

The tiresome tribal baggage of North has hamstrung progress: Irish Independent
Ivan Yates

Unionist leaders risk steering Northern Ireland into uncharted waters:
Steven McCaffery

My message to Stormont parties in Northern Ireland – 'Get on with it': Irish Mirror
Lord Henry Mountcharles

The sorry signs of a weakened PM and a weakened unionism: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Fresh Brexit talks on Northern Ireland: BBC
John Campbell

Gerry Kelly – Funding must be released for legacy inquests: Irish News
Claire Simpson

McDonald says 'tiocfaidh ár lá' speech sign off 'not a harking back to the past': Irish Independent
Laura Larkin

Mary Lou McDonald divides opinion on The Late Late Show as she fields questions in first Irish TV interview as Sinn Féin leader: Irish Mirror
Brynmor Pattison

Orange Order calls for parading 'fresh start': The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

DUP delegation meets police over interface gang fight fears: Belfast Telegraph
Stewart Robson

SDLP hit out at DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly after she hosts constituency surgery in loyalist band hall: Irish News
John Monaghan

Alliance pulls out of hearing over Jamie Bryson: BBC

Northern Ireland Committee chair explains Bryson invite, expresses surprise at Alliance move – 'but there will be tough questions for loyalist': Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Jamie Bryson's invitation to Commons 'risks devolution': The Sunday Times
Patrick Maguire

Jamie Bryson accuses Alliance of 'severe lack of tolerance': Belfast Live
Chris Sherrard

Alleged UDA boss banned from Shankill area during prison release to attend family funeral: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Partner of Real IRA raider shot dead by garda fails in High Court bid to overturn lawful killing verdict: Irish Independent
Aodhan O'Faolain

La Mon hotel bomb victims 'shouldn't be swept under the carpet': Belfast Live
Michael McHugh

Memorial window rededicated as victims of La Mon massacre commemorated 40 years on: Belfast Telegraph
Stewart Robson

Sinn Féin calls for release of Aidan McAnespie report: Irish News
Connla Young

Senator bringing Irish passport office campaign to Derry tomorrow: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

RTÉ's Byrne says SF panellist dismantled IRA allegation: Irish Independent
Tim Healy

So-called paedophile hunters using tactics from paramilitary playbook: Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

'Ireland may miss out' MEP fears rest of EU will gain MORE power after Brexit: Daily Express
Joey Millar

Friday, February 16

Theresa May should stop 'pussyfooting around' and impose direct rule on Northern Ireland, Lord Trimble says: Daily Telegraph
Steven Swinford

No appetite for return to direct rule in North, says Coveney: The Irish Times
Vivienne Clarke

Coveney – Irish language proposal not a threat: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

Sinn Féin reveal details of DUP deal – Irish and Ulster Scots language acts, Petition of Concern review and justice ministry change: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

DUP's Arlene Foster – There was no deal to put to party and 'nonsense' to suggest I've lost control: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Sinn Féin claims papers prove power-sharing deal was struck: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

PM calls DUP and SF to express disappointment: ITV

Sinn Féin and DUP don't rule out new Stormont talks after latest failure: Belfast Live
David Young and Michelle Devane

McDonald says there will be more Northern Ireland talks: Irish Independent
Graham Fahy

Only Alliance leader briefed on Sinn Féin-DUP deal: Irish News
Simon Doyle

No DUP split and Sinn Féin have egg on their faces – Campbell: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Smaller Northern Ireland parties can't mask frustration as hopes turn to dust: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Empey slams claim May's talks visit was a 'distraction': The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

DUP and Sinn Féin criticism of May visit 'bid to outsource blame for collapse of talks': Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil row shatters Dáil co-operation on North: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy and Marie O'Halloran

We will not rest until we get stand-alone Irish act – language group: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

The DUP adds to May's woes by shattering hopes of a power-share deal with Sinn Féin: New Statesman
Stephen Bush

An answer is needed on Ireland: Financial Times
James Blitz

Spectacular Stormont talks breakdown does not bode well for the future: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Could direct rule solve Northern Ireland's political crisis?: The Spectator
Siobhan Fenton

Latest fiasco has proved that 2006 'agreement' was nothing of the sort: Belfast Telegraph
Jon Tonge

Unionist politics has painted itself into a corner: The Irish Times
Steven McCaffery

The DUP is a party that loves power but hates responsibility: The Guardian
Katy Hayward

So, you've got an hour with Theresa May to discuss inequality. And you are going to talk about the lack of an Irish Language Act? Really?: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Some unionist commentary on Irish language Act was hysterical and irrational: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

We must expose Sinn Féin's big lie of the moment, equality: The News Letter
David Campbell

Ultimately DUP and Sinn Féin will have to get back to talks: Irish News

Talks have failed so let's start slashing pay of our politicians: Belfast Telegraph

A grim moment, yes, but also a very necessary one: The News Letter

The Guardian view on Northern Ireland talks collapsing – the lost language of power-sharing: The Guardian

Northern Ireland – May urged to 'take forward equal marriage': The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Jamie Bryson to appear be before Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Questions raised over loyalist Jamie Bryson's invite to give evidence to a Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Irish News
John Manley

Ray Johnston murder detectives probe dissident republican link: Belfast Live
Sarah Scott

Cameras capture killers fleeing murder scene as police confirm dissidents may be linked: Irish News
Allison Morris

Alarm at sectarian gang fights set up online: Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

La Mon 40th anniversary – savage attack charred victims beyond recognition: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Peter Robinson – I declined DUP nomination for seat in the Lords: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Strong growth in NI trade with Republic: BBC

'Entirely false and untrue' that Sinn Féin political manager was senior member of IRA army council, court hears: Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Thursday, February 15

Talks to restore power-sharing government in Northern Ireland collapse: The Guardian
Henry McDonald and Jessica Elgot

Theresa May humiliated by DUP partners after Northern Ireland government talks collapse after her visit: The Sun
Harry Cole

NI Secretary – UK government will take 'practical steps' after talks breakdown: The News Letter

Sinn Féin accuses DUP of collapsing deal to restore Assembly: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Michelle O'Neill – 'We had reached an accommodation with the DUP leadership': The News Letter

We are in uncharted territory – Calls for DUP/Sinn Féin talks details to be published after collapse: Belfast Telegraph

Mallon slams secrecy over DUP-Tory No.10 meetings: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Allister – It's overdue but the DUP has faced up to reality: The News Letter

Talks Collapse – 'The deal is there – it's now up to the DUP to reflect and come back' – Foyle MP: Derry Now

Northern Ireland descending into utter chaos – time to move on – How Greens, TUV and PBP reacted to talks collapse: Belfast Telegraph

Nobody notified in advance of DUP's decision to leave talks: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Swann – Publish details of any 'accommodation': The News Letter

Deal's collapse shows unionists will not cross language barrier: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Alarmist unionist arguments against Irish Language Act totally spurious: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Donnelly

Irish language is the nationalists' weapon of choice: The Sunday Times
Ann Marie Hourihane

History tells us that Ulster Scots don't react well when offered 30 pieces of silver: The News Letter
David Taylor

What this talks process needs is the chemistry we saw between Chuckle Brothers Martin and Ian: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Talks collapse will test Anglo-Irish relations: The Irish Times

SF's new leader makes clear she'll only accept full Irish language act: The News Letter

The DUP's way of doing business: Irish News

Arlene Foster says 'not now' to powersharing deal – North in limbo: Irish Examiner

Hard border a possibility after Brexit, Taoiseach acknowledges: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Civic leaders could offer an 'alternative' NI voice at Brexit talks: Belfast Telegraph

The EU is no friend of Irish independence:
Mick Hume

The A-Z of Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald (Feb 11): RTE
Mícheál Lehane

A message to Mary Lou – if you want to unite Ireland, you must unite its people and leave war cries where they belong – in the past: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Gerry Adams loses appeal over IRA prison breakout convictions: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Republicans challenge ruling not to release Neil Hegarty over alleged tagging breach: Derry Now

First picture of man 'shot dead in own home as horrified partner and children looked on': Daily Mirror
Sarah Scott, Shauna Corr and Sophie Evans

West Belfast cannot be abandoned to the mercy of criminal gangs: Irish News
Allison Morris

Family of Aidan McAnespie call for return of missing body part: Irish News
Connla Young

Ballymurphy Massacre – Coroner appeals for witnesses to come forward: Belfast Telegraph

DUP nominates former leader Peter Robinson for a peerage: Irish News
John Manley

SF manager claims he was 'hugely defamed' by RTÉ: Irish Independent
Tim Healy

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator:
Christina Finn

Alex Salmond's comments on Scots football behaviour act repeal "a disgrace", say campaigners: The Herald
Martin Williams


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