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Wednesday, January 15

Trimble and Adams meet over impasse: BBC

Assembly poll hinges on a deal: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 13)

'Willie Hay Test is No Test' - Insists DUP Leader: Derry Journal

Empey Claims DUP Ranks are Split: The News Letter

Who will step into Egan’s shoes now?: (from the Irish News)
Ray O'Hanlon

Orde vows to clear loyalists off streets: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

McCartney warns Orde over loyalists: BBC

Lowry claims must be answered: Belfast Telegraph

Fullest Investigations Needed into Claims by Ex-Branch Man of Political Interference: The News Letter

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Adair claims his detention is a breach of human rights: Irish Independent

Adair deserves a deterrent sentence: (from the Irish News)

McKevitt trial will go ahead, says judge: Irish Independent
John Maddock

Adams to voice electoral concerns: BBC

Adams accused of failing 16,000 constituents: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Struggle to cope with Ulster anarchy: The Times
Richard Ford

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

Heath denies plan to shoot Bogside rioters: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

The gait may be ponderous, but not the intellect: Daily Telegraph
Neil Tweedie

Heath takes centre stage over Bloody Sunday: The Times
Valerie Grove

Bloody Sunday - Heath may have heard, spoken and seen no evil: Sunday Business Post (Jan 12)
Eamonn MacDermott

Bloody Sunday decision 'mad': UTV Internet

Tuesday, January 14

Stormont talks to be 'intense': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Sinn Fein raises hopes on Ulster talks: The Herald
Michael Settle

Trimble calls for republicans to move: UTV Internet

Sympathy for crutch-bearer is running out: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

UUP MP warns Trimble: UTV Internet

Hay's Sinn Fein comments reflects reality: Sunday Business Post (Jan 12)
Anton McCabe and Paul T Colgan

Belfast special branch chief claims MI5 had him ousted: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Election Forecast Nonsense, Says MP: The News Letter

May elections 'to go ahead': UTV Internet

US Women Politicians to Meet Parties: The News Letter

Adair’s men say feud will continue: The Sunday Times (Jan 12)
Liam Clarke

After Adair, Will the Secretary of State Add to List of Inmates with their Licences Revoked?: The News Letter

'Mixed Grill' Attacks are all about Turf War - MLA: The News Letter

Eight deny membership of dissident republican group: Irish Independent
Diarmaid MacDermott

Continuity IRA behind firebomb: BBC

Widow's outrage over RIRA calendar: (from the Irish News, Jan 10)
Sharon O'Neill

Journalist 'froze' at murder claim: UTV Internet

Unionists protest against building of Ulster mosque: The Times
David Lister

Royal crest disappears from courts: (from the Irish News)

Heath to appear at Bloody Sunday inquiry: BBC

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

Soldier 'questioned' Army gun rules: BBC

Monday, January 13

Paramilitaries told there's no place for them in new Ireland: Irish Independent
Ian Graham

Murphy to hold talks with DUP: BBC

Paisley and Adams? Don't rule it out yet: Irish Independent
John Devine

Pressure on Sinn Fein grows: The Blanket (Jan 8)
Tommy McKearney

'Sinn Fein wanted a Special Branch scalp': Daily Telegraph
Philip Johnston

Shooting the messenger: Daily Telegraph

Anger at 'Reckless' PSNI - Claims Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor: Derry Journal (Jan 10)

Stevens sees key witness: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Some home truths about spying: Irish Democrat (Jan 2003)

Major builder favored as Irish envoy: Boston Globe
Anne E. Kornblut and Susan Milligan

Chicago Businessman New Ambassador?: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

North-south trade 'essential to economy': UTV Internet (Jan 9)

Judges rap UK on 'shoot-to-kill': Irish Independent (Jan 11)
Ivan McMichael

Terrorist Adair 'will challenge jail return': The Times
David Lister

Tribute to Terry: (from, Jan 9)
Catherine Morrison

Community split by religion class row proposes plan for new school: Irish Independent (Jan 11)
Katherine Donnelly

Peace Award for Holy Cross Priest: The News Letter (Jan 8)
Mandy McClenaghan

Northern Ireland has teen's eyes smiling: Arizona Republic (Jan 9)

Sectarianism 'caused by poverty' says archbishop: Scotland on Sunday (Jan 12)
Stephen Fraser

Why politicians love to hate the sectarian blight: The Scotsman
Katie Grant

Sunday, January 12

IRA statements speak volumes with omissions: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

IRA at 'crucial' stage in disarmament talks: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Trimble is unionists only option: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

SDLP merely hoping for scraps from SF's table: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Back to old routine: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

Snoopers can target civil servants: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Adair to challenge prison move: BBC

Adair's arrest won't end feud: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Decline and fall ... and a sordid turf war: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Loyalist killer admits to being RUC informer: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Outgoing Ireland envoy speaks of frustrations: Boston Globe (Jan 11)
Ross Kerber

A lesson in living together: Belfast Telegraph
John Hunter

Anger over McCauley wedding: Limerick Leader
Keith Watterson

Murders that Brought Terror to Inishowen: Derry Journal (Jan 10)
Ian Cullen

A different gun law: The Observer
Henry McDonald

John 11:35 springs immediately to mind: (from the Irish News, Jan 9)
Newton Emerson

British brigadier quizzed over killing of Finucane: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Gaelic — The End?: The Sunday Times
Emily O’Reilly

Army 'link' to Dublin bombings: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

1972 State papers

When Catholics Were 'to Be Removed': Washington Post
Kathleen Cahill

Clipping the wings of Prods and Provos: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

Saturday, January 11

IRA statement nothing to fume about - Durkan: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

No thaw at Stormont: BBC
Mark Devenport

IRA feels the pressure as ballot box beckons: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Must grasp the poisoned chalice: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

IRA Statement Proves that Terror Threat Remains Central Means to their Political End: The News Letter

IRA must take share of blame: (from the Irish News)

Election deadline looms over talks: Belfast Telegraph

Senior officers back 'paranoid' Ulster: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Orde criticised over US comments: BBC

Dry your eyes, Hugh: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Alliance tackles the threat of sectarianism and segregation: (from the Irish News, Jan 9)
William Graham

Blair 'still has time for Ulster': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Loyalist terrorist `Mad Dog' Adair back in Irish jail: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

'Mad Dog' Adair arrested in attempt to quell loyalist feud: The Independent
David McKittrick

We will crush Adair and White - Feud will not end until these two are taken out of the equation – UDA Commander: (from

Johnny Adair: Notorious loyalist: BBC

Bomb making factory found in Carrickfergus: UTV Internet

Unionists must reject feud: (from

'Holy Cross' death was manslaughter: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Relatives scream abuse as women who killed boy cleared of murder: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Whatever his faults, Ted Heath does not deserve this grilling: Daily Telegraph
Tom Utley

FR. Chesney was not 'On The Run' Claim Friends: Derry Journal

Friday, January 10

IRA message to 'volunteers' casts shadow over Blair peace move: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Upbeat mood as leaders plan Ulster summit: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt and Rosie Cowan

IRA in an unreal world, says Trimble: Irish Examiner
Deric Henderson

IRA may yield a bit, says Adams: The Times
David Lister

Vital peace talks ahead, says SF: Irish Examiner
Andrew Woodcock

IRA rejects demands: BBC
Brian Rowan

IRA message is short on the facts: Belfast Telegraph

Reinstate the assembly now: Irish Democrat
Bobbie Heatley

Take your partner...: (from

Sinn Fein 'should join board': BBC

Hay 'has exposed split' in the DUP: (from the Irish News)
Roddy McGregor

Crucial evidence was withheld in Finucane murder case, claims Met chief: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

I'll face UDA cowards, says Adair: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

New loyalist strike unit: UTV Internet

Witness 'too afraid' to pick accused in ID parade: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Down to the specifics of Irish Unity: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

Minister pledges to publish findings of Omagh inquiry: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Some Orde officers 'want him to fail': UTV Internet

Mandarins are still stuck in a rut: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

State’s sordid secrets: (from
Des Wilson

Family’s anger at 'double standard': (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

McAuley's release 'bolt from the blue' for minister: Irish Independent

Thursday, January 9

IRA condemns 'unrealistic ultimatums': The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

PUP walks out of NI talks: BBC

Weather hits Sinn Fein, Blair talks: Irish Independent
John Devine

Home truths obscured by dense trees: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Parties should get a move on: (from the Irish News)

Durkan on May election: UTV Internet

British may delay vote on assembly: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Fianna Fail's 'fanciful' NI election bid: UTV Internet

Little talk of politics on streets of loyalist Belfast: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

'Mad Dog' Adair survives bomb attack on home: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Back yard bombing a rude shock for Adair: The Times
David Lister

Loyalist feud worsens with looting, pipe bomb attack: Irish Independent
John Devine

School Closure Won't be on Agenda - Troy: The News Letter
Nicola Mathers

We didn't mean to hurt widow, says bride of garda killer: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Saville case in appeal court: Belfast Telegraph

Heath to face Inquiry next week: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

'Conscience pay' claim is slammed by bishop: (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Claudy Inquiry decision to follow probe: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

1972 State papers

Document: British saw UDA as playing ‘constructive’ role: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Wednesday, January 8

Stormont decision sought by Trimble: Daily Telegraph
Toby Helm and Thomas Harding

Hopes boosted as Trimble agrees to meet Sinn Fein: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt and Rosie Cowan

Adams and Blair in London talks: BBC

DUP 'ready to do business' with republican movement: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

DUP accuse UUP: UTV Internet

GFA not the only, but best, show in town: (from the Irish News)
Breidge Gadd

Where are missing voters? - Mitchel McLaughlin: Derry Journal

‘New year, same old arguments’: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

March deadline for poll verdict: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Alliance calls for new NI flag: BBC

Loyalist party pulls out of peace talks: The Scotsman
Jeanette Oldham

Loyalist war of words on Holy Cross bomb: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan and David Gordon

Murder was 'present' for terror leader: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Plans to murder priests' revealed: UTV Internet

Council rejects SF move on jails: Belfast Telegraph
Andrea Clement

Real IRA tensions erupt in jail clash: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

Extra £40m for PSNI: UTV Internet

O'Loan backs Orde's bid to use CS spray: Belfast Telegraph

Councillor's remarks all been heard before - Bloody Sunday Centre: Derry Journal

Call to halt Bloody Sunday inquiry rejected: UTV Internet

1972 State papers

The day the mob burnt the embassy: Sunday Independent (Jan 5)
Ronan Fanning

Tuesday, January 7

Trimble to meet Blair amid push to restore devolution: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

SDLP leader calls for an end to 'blame-game': RTE

DUP in call for new Assembly elections: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP could become official voice of unionism after poll: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Excluding Sinn Fein 'won't work': UTV Internet

Parade body in plea for more talking: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Holy Cross pipe bomb raises fear that loyalists may revive dispute: The Independent
David McKittrick

Loyalists deny pipe bomb attack: UTV Internet

Holy Coss Row is put under tough TV scrutiny: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Appeal by murder victim's girlfriend: BBC

NIO agrees 'pay deal' for Omagh informant: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

We Need our Own Schools - Dawson: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

A Northern majority for Irish unity is not too remote to be of relevance: The Blanket (Dec 27)
Paul A. Fitzsimmons

Garda killers will not be released: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Omagh report author to quit O'Loan's office: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Soccer row over sign of the cross: The Guardian
Gerard Seenan

Windsor Park songs of hate: (from

1972 State papers

Diplomats sent to strike deal with key arms trader: Irish Independent (Jan 2)
Lorna Reid

‘Man shall not live by bread alone’: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Monday, January 6

IRA needs to disband say unionists: UTV Internet

SF delivers peace process assessment: RTE

No place in system for terror tactics, Taoiseach warns: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Bust-Up - Adair stands down deputy after row: Sunday Life

Hammering Dissent: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Anger as garda killer is freed to marry: Irish Independent
Grainne Cunningham

Fianna Fail to discuss future NIA election strategy: Sunday Business Post
Sean Mac Carthaigh

Irish language ‘on the brink of extinction’: Irish Examiner
Vivion Kilfeather

1972 State papers

Official feared evidence on arms fund put his life at risk: Irish Independent (Jan 3)

Papers show British Army gave IRA £300: RTE (Jan 2)

No sympathy in Stormont for Bloody Sunday victims: Irish Independent (Jan 2)

Bloody Sunday failed to upset security pact: Sunday Independent (Jan 5)
Ronan Fanning

Sunday, January 5

FG leader warns of SF/IRA threat to State: Sunday Independent
Don Lavery

Extension of no-jury trials raises civil rights fears: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Friendly persuasion the next step to new Ireland: Sunday Business Post
Martin Mansergh

The grim toll of loyalist slaughter in 2002: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald and Jim Cusack

Adair expected to seek revenge in UDA feud: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Intelligence flood aids crackdown on loyalist feud: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

Blair Trying to Defend Indefensible in McBride Murder - Mark Durkan: (from, Jan 3)
Andrea McKernon

Orde calls for police to be armed with CS sprays: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

Previous links discouraged: (from the Irish News, Dec 30)
Aeneas Bonner

Tiocfaidh ar la for Sinn Fein's calendar pin-ups: Sunday Independent
Declan McCormack

IRA killer released for wedding: UTV Internet

Church denies Claudy payments: (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

1972 State papers

Population transfer? It's the Irish way: Sunday Telegraph
Kevin Myers

So close to cataclysm: The Observer
Henry McDonald

The year the Brits lost their heads: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

Lynch used secret IRA contacts in 1972: Sunday Independent

Papers show IRA was Lynch's crucial asset: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Saturday, January 4

Cut in troops if SF backs police: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Political Platform: (from
Alex Maskey

Hair-raising stuff: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Building on peace: Irish Independent

2003 must be a turnng point: (from

Loyalist war fears after new murder: The Guardian
Jamie Wilson

Police 'must act' on loyalist feud: BBC

Loyalists killed own member for 'treason': Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Death the penalty for speaking out: (from the Irish Times)
Suzanne Breen

Belfast's feuding loyalists: BBC
Mark Simpson

DUP hit out at use of civilian guards to boost street police: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Taxing the terrorists: Irish Independent (Jan 3)

Lowering the flag of sectarianism: Belfast Telegraph

Bishop's role in Claudy queried: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

1972 State papers

Army 'would have incensed mob' at arson of embassy: Irish Independent (Jan 3)
Lorna Reid

Repartition plan an 'act of lunacy': (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

Daft idea versus reality of today: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 2)

Heath agreed secret arms deal with Gadaffi: Financial Times (Jan 2)
Jimmy Burns

Friday, January 3

Be positive over devolution talks: McGuinness: Belfast Telegraph

Irish unity is a dream with a deadline: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

From Pig to Man and Man to Pig: The Blanket
Tommy Gorman

Belfast shooting 'part of loyalist feud': BBC

Maginness says SDLP making the running on issues of Justice: (from
Allison Morris

Irish speakers feeling neglected - de Brun: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Dykes

Jailed terror boss hit with demand for EUR750,000 tax: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

MI5 men face live questions on Bloody Sunday: The Times
Christopher Walker

Tricolour on Scots' banned list: Irish Independent

Hell of Ulster pushed me over the edge: Daily Record
Anna Smith

1972 State papers

Thatcher contemplated repartition: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

British plan to carve up north 'just pub talk': (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

Doubts that linger 30 years on: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

GAA was 'fundraising front' for Provisionals: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson and Eamon Phoenix

Crucial lessons to be learned from history: Irish Independent (Jan 2)
James Downey

Thursday, January 2

NI 'looking back to the future': BBC
Mark Simpson

Dealing with dynamics of division: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Census shows that change will be rapid: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

The segregation that still pervades Northern Ireland: The Independent
David McKittrick

Two questions for 2003: Belfast Telegraph

‘We have to find ways of dealing with all the arms’: Irish World (Dec 20)
Tom Griffin

The party's over, Johnny: Sunday Life (Dec 29)

Sectarian attacks condemned: Irish Independent
Patsy McArdle

Parades edict is necessary: (from the Irish News)

1972 State papers

Shock plan for Ulster 'Absurd': Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry and Brian Walker

Why plans to play 'race card' against Irish were dumped: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Inside Government - Internment: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Coverage of atrocity outraged Downing Street: Irish Independent

Bloody Friday was the final straw that led to Motorman: (from the Irish News)

Rift over law and order led to declaration of direct rule: Irish Independent
John Devine

Wednesday, January 1

New Year messages in North focus on violence: RTE

Devolution plea to NI parties: UTV Internet

Opportunity for peace - McGuinness: UTV Internet

Precious time drifting away for GFA: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Hopes dashed, not lost: Belfast Telegraph

We can have a new era too: (from the Irish News)

Murphy defends Parades Commission: UTV Internet

Former Civil Service head is Knighted: BBC

Rights body to scrutinise the Republic: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

UDA urge loyalists to attend feud-linked victim's funeral: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Soon to exit, Egan lauds US Ireland policy: Boston Globe (Dec 31)
Ross Kerber

Smyth plea for party unity: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

Omagh families condemn republican calendar: UTV Internet

1972 State papers

Revealed: the plan to move 300,000 Catholics out of Northern Ireland: The Herald
James McKillop

Heath made plans for 'ethnic cleansing' in Ulster: The Times
David Lister

Polite Adams impressed official: The Times
Alan Hamilton and John Crossland

Adams, young man of peace: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Papal clash over internment: Daily Telegraph
Philip Johnston

Distraught Lynch in Bloody Sunday demand: The Times
John Crossland

Army could recruit 50,000 men in North, said Hume: Irish Examiner
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