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This archive contains references to articles from January 1-15, 2002. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Tuesday, January 15

Trimble - unionist mood is 'bitter': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Armed guards deployed to protect Catholic teachers: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

North workers to down tools in protest at sectarian attacks: Irish Independent
Gary Kelly, John Devine and Dominic Cunningham

Reid slams loyalist attacks: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

McGuinness calls for threats to be lifted: UTV Internet

Action to counter violence in Belfast demanded: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Hatred unshackled: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

The cause of violence: (from
Danny Morrison

The blurring at the edges of morality: The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

No place for this chaos on our streets: Irish News
Briedge Gadd

Playing the patriot game: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Catholics under gun: Schenectady Daily Gazette

Time for Reiding it right on UDA: (from

Standing up to the threat of terror: Belfast Telegraph

Working to defeat the despair of Shankill school drop-outs: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

UDA godfathers 'directing murders': BBC

Unionist fears are not based on sectarianism: The Irish Times
Paul Bew

Welcome for new loyalist 'think-tank': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam and Ben Lowry

Unionists need help to articulate fears over security: The Irish Times
Róisín Ingle

Haass to meet with new Police Board: UTV Internet

Andrews makes visit to Colombia three amid heightening tension: The Irish Times
Michael McCaughan

Bomb inquiry information 'leaked by top policeman': Electronic Telegraph
Richard Eden

Court verdict in bomb trial may be on Friday: Irish Examiner
Diarmaid MacDermott

MP slams Bloody Sunday film: UTV Internet

Brave attempt to tackle the Troubles: BBC (Jan 11)
Dominic Casciani

Bloody Sunday: The bloody facts: Ireland on Sunday (Jan 13)
Don Mullan

Gibraltar vows to fight British 'betrayal' over sovereignty: Electronic Telegraph
Isambard Wilkinson

Monday, January 14

Ulster Police Arrest Two in Mailman's Death: New York Times
Brian Lavery

Belfast teachers face loyalist death threat: The Times
David Lister

Leaders unite to condemn loyalist murder threats: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

How high the price of peace?: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Police fear murder signals upsurge in loyalist violence: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Dialogue is the only option to erase mindless violence: Irish News
Roy Garland

Class and community: The Times

Sectarian monster must be defeated: (from

Crackdown on the UDA vital: Ireland on Sunday (Jan 13)

Crisis point: Irish News

Choice is either conflict or agreement: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Special branch 'recruited solicitor's killer': The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Fact is stranger than fiction in the world of the security services: (from, Jan 11)
David Ervine

Police informer to sue Chief Constable: Irish Independent
Chris Anderson

INLA ceasefire in doubt after arms find: UTV Internet

Tables turn on 'ordinary decent criminals': BBC

Gun attacks on north prison officers blamed on drug culture: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham

Cardinal hopes for unity in first sermon to Queen: Electronic Telegraph
P J Bonthrone

Royals look to Rome as Anglican battle hots up: Irish Independent
Nicholas Leonard

A month of Bloody Sundays: The Sunday Times (Jan 13)
Richard Brooks

Sunday, January 13

A Catholic Mailman Is Slain as Ulster Violence Continues: New York Times
Brian Lavery

Belfast revenge fear as Catholic is shot: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

The sectarian equivalent of a wild party: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Ghetto of hate where conflict is a way of life: The Observer
Amelia Hill

Belfast boils over: Sunday Business Post
Maol Muire Tynan

'It can't go on like this. But I love the Ardoyne': Independent on Sunday
Simon O'Hagan

Residents see no hope of dialogue in Ardoyne: Sunday Business Post
Anton McCabe

And all the while the hatred keeps on growing: Electronic Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Peace? Who wants it?: The Observer
Mary Riddell

Thugs take up slack as communities drift: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Violence exposes NI's fragile foundations: BBC
Mark Devenport

The Sunday Essay - Ulster: Scotland on Sunday
Kevin Myers

Fear and bigotry never went away: Sunday Business Post

Belfast riots go back centuries: BBC

Time to tackle threat from SF: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

Police informer claims he killed lawyer in his home: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Two of Colombia three 'helped train FARC' in 1998: Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Colombia Three and that magical Andrews eyeball: Sunday Independent
Padraic MacKiernan

Newry marks a century of unsung heroes' work: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Beware the docu-drama version of history: The Sunday Times
Martin Ivens

Let's listen to the evidence and stop prejudging: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

In for a punt, in for a euro: Scotland on Sunday
Nicola Byrne

Catholic preaches at Sandringham: Electronic Telegraph
Jonathan Petre

British racists offer support to Irish anti-immigration party: The Observer
Nicola Byrne

Saturday, January 12

Fearful pupils return after Belfast riots: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

No ordinary walk to school in north Belfast: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

‘To leave Ardoyne will be awful’: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

Police community unit for north Belfast: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Holy Cross unable to endure further protests: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney

Catholic teachers threatened: UTV Internet

Renegades who emerged from shadows of Drumcree: Irish News

Preserving the sanctity of schools: Belfast Telegraph

Belfast ghettos: Electronic Telegraph

No angels walk on our mean streets: Irish News
James Kelly

Bush aide urges US to sympathise with Unionists: Electronic Telegraph (Jan 10)
Toby Harnden

The Protestant factor: The Guardian

Life in the killing fields of North Belfast: Irish Independent
David Lister

Tourism chiefs fear NI riots will deter holiday-makers: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

The glitzy bars and restaurants point to a more 'normalised' society ... however, the peaceline communities are still waiting for their share of an ill-divided cake: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Shirlow

Why the end of the Wolfe Tones is music to my ears: The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

Postal worker killed in shooting: BBC

Fianna Fail-SF coalition a chilling possibility: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Internment a historical disaster: (from, Jan 10)
John Gray

Paras’ return ‘insensitive’: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Shocking depictions that do nothing to help 30-year search for the truth: Electronic Telegraph
Nigel Wade

Killings ‘made England unworthy of my patriotism’: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Badge date for Ulster police: The Times

‘I can’t sleep as I didn’t tell the truth,’ says witness: Irish Examiner
Liz Walsh and Diarmaid Mac Dermott

DUP anthem plea hits wrong note in council: Belfast Telegraph
Kevin Hurley

Queen asks Cardinal to preach at Sandringham: The Times
Andrew Pierce

One might be on one's way: (from, Jan 10)
Des Wilson

Educating the Irish electorate on Europe: The Irish Times
Vincent Browne

Friday, January 11

SF slams Trimble over arms threat: UTV Internet

Pupils taken home under armed guard: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

More schools caught in cycle of hate: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

School re-opens despite fresh riots: BBC

Cowering schoolgirls given lesson in sectarian brutality: The Independent
David McKittrick

Residents of north Belfast put the shutters back up: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney

McGuinness speaks of north Belfast despair: UTV Internet

Trimble and Durkan appeal for restraint and common sense to prevail in north Belfast: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

US sympathy for Protestants' distress: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Strike threat over school attacks: BBC

Don't blame these pathetic creatures: The Independent
Deborah Orr

North Belfast's streets of hatred: BBC
Kevin Connolly

Depressing truth is that intolerance cannot be legislated out of existence: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Solution for peace must come from community: Irish Examiner

Rebuilding trust in the Ardoyne: Belfast Telegraph

North Belfast's Dark Days: The Irish Times

Blind hatred must not win: Irish News

Cue, action, replay - from 30 years ago: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Belfast split on Queen's jubilee celebrations: (from

TV image of Adams 'too much': Belfast Telegraph

Adams angry at Fianna Fail and Fine Gael over election 'scare tactics': Irish Independent
Karl Brophy

Tory challenge over Sinn Fein offices: BBC

CIA picked up 'Colombia Three' by satellite: Belfast Telegraph
Brian McConnell

Adams worried as Colombian peace process collapses: RTE

Unionist rebel in 'wipe-out' claim: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Omagh witness in statement U-turn: Irish Independent
Patsy McArdle

The politics of bloody murder: The Spectator (Jan 10)
Peter Oborne

Hume to testify at inquiry: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Making history: The Guardian
Paul Greengrass

Sunday films lauded: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

The Camera as Witness to 'Bloody Sunday': New York Times
Holland Cotter

Thursday, January 10

Protestants' Taunts Again Close Catholic Girls' School in Ulster: New York Times
Warren Hoge

New riots grip Holy Cross: The Times
David Lister

Ulster plea for calm after new riots at Holy Cross: The Herald
William Tinning

Ardoyne tensions ‘worse than ever’ admits Fr Troy: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Grievance or remedy?: Irish Independent

Common sense must now prevail: Irish News

Tories slam decommissioning proposals: UTV Internet

Focus on republican 'links' in Colombia: BBC

FARC defectors implicate IRA in training program: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Why Adams needs Castro more than his Uncle Sam: (from Sunday Times, Dec 30, 2001)
Liam Clarke

The war of the words: Irish Voice
Georgina Brennan

Loyalist violence stems from painful transition, Bush envoy says in call for more 'sensitivity': Irish Independent
Karl Brophy

Losing the plot: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Flanagan readies Omagh response: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Omagh families call for honest answers: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

People who 'police' police recruitment: Belfast Telegraph

UTV sent subliminal message: DUP man: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Threat to protestant workers: UTV Internet

Nine out of 10 people in NI belong to a church: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

British 'have a double-think on terrorism': Irish Independent
Karl Brophy

Business in North favours euro entry: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Wednesday, January 9

Bill to extend arms deadline: BBC

SF row with Ahern intensifies: UTV Internet

FF will not accept Sinn Fein support: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Coalition depends on neutrality, says Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner
Carl O’Brien

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

Sinn Féin’s IRA link a threat to security of State: Irish Examiner

Ulster police chief's departure delayed: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Colombia moves IRA suspects to top security jail: The Scotsman
Jeremy McDermott

Trio may be moved before Andrews visit: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Colombia group link theories unhelpful, says SF: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

US considering holding public hearings into arrest of three Irishmen: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

How Unionists might view 2002: Belfast Telegraph
Gregory Campbell

Powers that be in house price panto: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Six Real IRA suspects in court: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Gangs set to tighten grip on Belfast - Lord Mayor: UTV Internet

SDLP seeks UDA prosecutions: BBC

3 UDA prisoners face disciplinary action over assault: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Larne sectarian attacks: UTV Internet

Father Daly's troubles: The Independent
Julia Stuart

MP wants to see Saville wages bill: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

When the real victim is truth: (from Daily Mail)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Paramilitaries 'more influential than politicians': The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Electoral fraud plans 'too weak': BBC

A daily reminder of the violence of boundaries: The Independent (Jan 4)
Liam O'Dowd

Start to Jordan inquiry: Irish News
Sharon O’Neill

Forgotten frames: (from, Jan 7)
Máirtin Ó Muilleoir

Belfast, City of Culture?: Belfast Telegraph
Dennis Kennedy

Tuesday, January 8

Colombia says IRA sent 25 to train rebels: The Times
David Lister

Police ‘must question Sinn Fein members’ on Farc link: Irish News

Does Sinn Fein leader believe in democracy?: Belfast Telegraph
Gerald T Griffin

Any united Ireland must be an agreed Ireland: Irish News
Sean Farren

No lesson from Ulster: Electronic Telegraph

Who runs Belfast? The paramilitaries - survey: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

UDA’s statement has a hollow ring: Irish News

Adair disowns pipe-bomb attack on prison officer: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

Eames: Prosperity can ease divisions: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Loyalist paramilitaries told to stop as bomb hits prison family: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham

Mr Ferris's Questions: The Irish Times

Wilson wide of the mark: Irish News

Six to face firearms charges: The Irish Times

Bloody Sunday actor 'is wrong': Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Victims' relatives relive events of 1972 shooting tragedy: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Rodgers

Satirical site back on line: Irish News
Frank McNamara

Where Icy Relations in Ulster Melt: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Monday, January 7

SF criticises FF refusal to consider coalition: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Irish police question dissident suspects: BBC

Let’s learn from errors of the past: Irish News
Roy Garland

Bloody Sunday film reopens old wounds: The Times
David Lister

Bloody Sunday's truths and tragedies: The Guardian
Fiachra Gibbons

Nesbitt speaks of Bloody Sunday impact: BBC
Keiron Tourish

Bloody Sunday film rekindles deep emotions: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Brutal tale told with aplomb and humanity: The Times
David Lister

Vatican envoy: ‘Unity is inevitable’: Irish News

Sunday, January 6

Catholic stance on integrated schools attacked: The Observer
Henry McDonald

SF's violent behaviour should not be rewarded with cabinet seats: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Ex-CID officer: Special Branch muddied probe: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Ulster Secretary condemns paramilitary 'shootings, beatings and expulsions': Independent on Sunday
Colin Brown

Action needed on loyalist brutality: Sunday Business Post

Bin Laden's victory: The Observer
Henry McDonald

The eyes of the US will soon turn to our own terrorists: Sunday Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Real IRA makes millions from smuggling deals: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Omagh bomb trial restarts before Special Criminal Court: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

Loyalist link claim denied: Belfast Telegraph

Queen to make history with visit to Ireland: The Sunday Times
David Brown

Conor Cruise O'Brien's long odyssey in forbidden terrain: Sunday Independent
Frank Callanan

Gala screening of Bloody Sunday film: BBC

TV dramas will blame army for Bloody Sunday: The Sunday Times
Richard Brooks

1971 State papers

Sinn Fein should put up a statue to Ted Heath: Belfast Telegraph

Tories praised Currie, found Hume devious: Sunday Business Post
Rory Rapple

Mapping of border on 'covert' basis agreed: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

Papers show Lynch weak on North: Sunday Business Post
Rory Rapple

Fateful steps on road to internment: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

Vietnam veterans were 'lined up to help IRA': Sunday Business Post
Rory Rapple

Saturday, January 5

We are on edge of abyss, says the UDA: The Times
David Lister

Sectarian divide in the North is deeper than ever: Irish Examiner

Say sorry, Sir Ronnie: The Guardian
Nick Hopkins

McLaughlin presses for debate over united Ireland: UTV Internet

Peace process fails to impact on young adults in North: survey: Irish Examiner
Eddie Cassidy

Plea for end to North's sectarian divisions: Irish Independent
John Devine

New Year glasses are raised once more to same old sectarian cocktail: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Loyalist is killed while working on pipe bomb: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Republicans 'attacked officer's home': BBC

Robinson offers help to families of three held in Colombia: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Fianna Fail TD explains why he will visit Colombia 3: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Visit here more likely than ever: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell and Catherine Troy

Saville to take evidence by video link: The Independent
Robert Verkaik

Fury at Bloody Sunday film cash: The Scotsman
Karen McVeigh

The legacy of bigotry, revealed after 30 years: Irish News
James Kelly

Friday, January 4

Belfast more divided in 'peace' than strife: The Times
Mark Henderson

'My old friends would hit me rather than speak': The Guardian
Steven Morris

'It's got so bad we are frightened to go to the local shops': The Guardian
Steven Morris

The sad 2001 calendar of violent Northern deaths: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Unionism weaker but still a winner: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Former minister to visit IRA suspects: BBC

Divided reception for bill of rights: Irish News
Kieran McDaid

INLA warns of strain of loyalist attacks: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney

McConnell is urged to rebuke Reid for remarks: The Scotsman
David Scott

Journalist dismisses cabinet claims of bias: Irish News
Kieran McDaid

Thursday, January 3

Reid in sectarian row: The Scotsman
David Scott

Anger at ‘second class’ claims: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

SDLP welcomes NI draft rights bill: BBC

INLA warns of loyalist threat to its ceasefire: Irish News
Anne Madden

Catholics' fear after stabbing: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

North’s violence must be tackled: Irish News

New currency welcome in North: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

Looking back to find a path to the future: Irish News
Jude Collins

1971 State papers

O'Neill failed to take steps to eliminate job discrimination in North: The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon

General warned on RUC failings: The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor

B Specials' reputation 'undeserved': Belfast Telegraph

Official wrote of 'Prods' or 'Micks': The Times
Richard Ford

Wednesday, January 2

Sinn Fein vows to deliver on promise of Belfast agreement: Irish News
Frank McNamara

Dr Reid and the Ulster virus: Belfast Telegraph
Dennis Kennedy

US bans Ulster paramilitaries: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Peace ‘is a gift from God’: Irish News
Valerie Robinson

The harsh lessons of internment: Belfast Telegraph

1971 State papers

Army warned of republican threat to the State in 1971: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún and Rachel Donnelly

Internment papers released: Irish News
Anne Madden

The State Papers for 1971: The Irish Times

Tuesday, January 1

‘Build on foundations of peace’: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

US targets NI dissidents: BBC

Mandelson attacked over IRA comments: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein demand Patten is implemented in new year: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Ian Paisley sought 'deal' with SDLP: BBC
Chris West

Call for unionists to unite in 2002: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Battle royal over honours: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

1971 State papers

Heath was urged to share Ulster with Dublin: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Army opposed internment policy for IRA suspects: The Times
Helen Studd

Heath's fateful decision: The Guardian
Peter Taylor