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Thursday, January 15

Blair's NI deadlock pledge: BBC

McGuinness on Swiss address: UTV Internet

Time to dispatch that man Spellar: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

The Process of 'Constitutionalisation': The Blanket (Jan 11)
Breandán Morley

Still no date for Cory Report release: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

MP fears Cory report 'editing': UTV Internet

Hamill family still playing long, weary waiting game: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

Coming clean on collusion: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

Report delay is inexcusable: (from the Irish News)

Minister challnged on Sinn Fein funding: UTV Internet

Book to Throw New Light on Spy: The News Letter
Martin Ingram

Key Collusion Witness Accuses IRA of Intimidating his Family: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Dallat defies 'no go' areas: Belfast Telegraph
Kim Kelly

Loyalist inmates protest at Maghaberry prison: RTE

Standoff threatens UK prisons: BBC (Jan 13)
Brian Rowan

Brother of MI6 Officer Tracked Down IRA Killers: The News Letter

Strangers in a strange land - an emotion running through veins of Ireland's history: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

The Irish of the World: National Review Online
John Derbyshire

New angle for Bloody Sunday play: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Rodgers

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

Evidence distortion allegation 'inadmissible': UTV Internet

IRA man threatened to kill me - ex-Provo: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Kelly

Wednesday, January 14

DUP Will Not Be Allowed to Wreck the Agreement: Derry Journal

Unionism has to open up to progressives: (from the Irish News, Jan 12)
Roy Garland

Time for the 'Private Army' to Wind Up: The News Letter

The challenges facing Ulster's new top judge: Belfast Telegraph
Stephen Livingstone and Kieran McEvoy

Finucane family in court battle: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Cory report still under wraps: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Politicians join families in call over Cory findings: (from the Irish News)

Government must act on Cory call: Belfast Telegraph

Scappaticci sues People for libel: Sunday Business Post (Jan 11)
Barry O'Kelly

A Subtle But Brilliant Use Of The IRA: The Blanket (Jan 11)
Anthony McIntyre

SF's all-Ireland poll bid dismissed as 'fantasy': UTV Internet

Race attacks 'adding to North's bad reputation': Irish Independent
David Quinn

Race hate on rise in NI: BBC

Man on Real IRA charge 'subject of murder probe': Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

Three are shot in legs in separate attacks: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Real IRA men 'disciplined': Irish Independent (Jan 13)

New body to examine paramilitary attacks: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

North's prison officers in key meeting: RTE

Barron Report error claims: Sunday Business Post (Jan 11)
Paul T Colgan

Fire Service Anger Over Flags Claim: Derry Journal

Bloody Sunday Inquiry costs hit £127m: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

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

Ex-IRA man reveals identity at Bloody Sunday probe: UTV Internet

Tuesday, January 13

Trimble condemns review 'sham': BBC

Parties discuss Agreement review: UTV Internet

Battle Lines are Drawn for Review: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Alliance could not set jelly!: Sunday Life (Jan 11)
Lynda Gilby

Shifts and rifts on North's political landscape: Irish Independent

Sinn Fein and SDLP must come to terms with reality: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Co-operative Politicians Key to Assembly: The News Letter

Judge Cory tells families he backs inquiries on killings: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Finucane family go to High Court in Belfast: RTE

Inquiries 'approved' for Ulster murders: Sunday Life (Jan 11)
Chris Anderson

Sectarian violence gives way to racism: Boston Herald (Jan 12)
Jim Dee

Graves of republicans desecrated as hatred persists beyond death: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Hoax alert at graveyard: BBC

Loyalists blamed for murdering dad of two: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

Call for Policing After Boy Shot: The News Letter

INLA gang threatened to rape my son: mum: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Sir George Quigley to be quizzed on parades problem: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

No Conversions: The News Letter
Sandra Murphy

Sir Brian Kerr, techno judge ready for change: Belfast Telegraph
John Hunter

A Tale of Two Cities: (from — Fixed 11am
Danny Morrison

The hand of history falls on 'phony Tony': (from the Irish News)

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

Inquiry told of brush with death: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

Inquiry protects ex-IRA witnesses: The Scotsman
Angus Howarth

Saville inquiry is too costly by far: Belfast Telegraph

Monday, January 12

No coaltion with Sinn Féin - Kenny: RTE

New delay expected in Colombia 3 verdict: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

McKevitt has legal aid claim revoked: Sunday Life (Jan 11)
Alan Murray

INLA linked to shooting: BBC

Thugs drive out blacks in Belfast 'ethnic cleansing': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Troubles Hid Our Prejudice: The News Letter (Jan 8)
Sandra Murphy

Call to scrap 'unfair' funding system to Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 8)
Chris Thornton

Civilians to Take over Prison Officer Jobs: The Scotsman
Ian Graham

Pupils Shun Cross-Community Work: The News Letter (Jan 8)
Karen Quinn

When Britain wanted to demilitarise Ulster: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 6)
Chris Ryder

Ulster prey on Tigers as Paisley defends the Sabbath: The Irish Times
Johnny Watterson

GAA stars asked to leave Omagh club: Irish Independent (Jan 9)

History Repeating Itself: The Blanket
Eamon Sweeney

Exclusion of Christianity 'would mean cold house for Churches': Irish Independent
David Quinn

Film recreates Omagh atrocity and its aftermath: Irish Independent
Elaine Keogh

Sunday, January 11

McGuinness wants Agreement backed: UTV Internet

Burnside returns with warning to party: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

Exit of sceptical politicians: BBC
Mark Devenport

It's too late for Trimble to start saying 'no': Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

The day may well have come for SF/IRA: Sunday Independent
John Drennan

Provos 'cause of crime': Sunday Independent
Deirdre Crowley

Dems Focus on Irish Positions/ 'Green' U.S. Embassy Smacked by State: Irish Voice/

Adams to make St. Patrick's speech at Notre Dame: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Tame Bulls In The China Shop: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Britain's 'Culture of Concealment': Derry Journal (Jan 9)

Life in a city that has much to offer: Belfast Telegraph

Kneecapping of 14-year-old causes outcry: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

'Real IRA denial can't be trusted': (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

IRA torture houses unearthed by victims' pressure group: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Drumcree plan merits support: (from the Irish News)

The soldiers' tale: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Call to scrap 'unfair' funding system to Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 8)
Chris Thornton

Policing reform is badly needed: Sunday Independent

Should Croke Park host 'other' sports?: (from the Irish News)
Patrick Murphy

GAA stars asked to leave Omagh club: Irish Independent

Slugger O'Toole, the Irish internet blogger: Irish World
Peter Kelly

Saturday, January 10

Smyth & Burnside retake Party Whip: UTV Internet

An insider's view on the UUP - The knives are out for Trimble: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

UUP troubles 'far from over': (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Math makes a deal attractive to DUP: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

Jeffrey Bolts the Party: Irish Voice/

United on Road to Nowhere: Derry Journal (Jan 6)

Whither the SDLP?: Belfast Telegraph
Christopher Montgomery

This is the Right Time to Demonstrate Our Maturity: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Drumcree peace talks planned for South Africa: Irish Independent
John Devine

No end to Drumcree despite trip invitation: UTV Internet

Racist war of the loyalist street gangs: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Racist crimes are a blot on society: Belfast Telegraph

UVF denies involvement in racist attacks: RTE

Hoods need not try to pull the wool over our eyes: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Our destiny depends: (from the Irish News)

'Quiz Fulton' on Omagh Bomb: The News Letter

Omagh bomb trauma study: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Northern electorate unlikely to get vote: (from the Irish News, Jan 8)
William Scholes

New Inquiry into UDR Man's Killing: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Ombudsman must be established: Irish Examiner

Friday, January 9

Taoiseach pushes North review: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

SDLP Says Plan is Dangerous While DUP Greets It: The News Letter

Alliance slams SDLP over voluntary coalition plan attack: UTV Internet

Following a complicated course of action to arrive at simple truth: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 5)
Malachi O'Doherty

Success a sign of the new reality: (from the Irish News)
Jude Collins

We Want to Know About Provo Guns: The News Letter
Ross Smith

Professor blasts 'school barriers': Belfast Telegraph
Kathryn Torney

Father vows to clear son's name: (from the Irish News)
William Scholes

SF man's fury at judiciary 'bias': Belfast Telegraph

Police handling of marches comes under the spotlight: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Roots of Irish problems lie with British identity crisis: Irish World
Paul Donovan

Peter Robinson, deputy leader of the DUP, unrepentant over party road block: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 7)
Ashleigh Wallace

'We Were Just Lambs to the Slaughter': The News Letter (Dec 24)
Gemma Murray

Working to give the Old Firm a new look: Belfast Telegraph
Alison Logan

March 17 a Day for All Irish People: The News Letter

1973 State papers

Minister took part in covert meetings: (from the Irish News, Jan 2)
Eamon Phoenix

Thursday, January 8

SF 'likely' to snub paramilitary monitoring committee invite: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Nationalist concern at powers of monitoring body: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Review Weapons First and Then Get Down to Details: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Review offers second chance - Alliance leader David Ford: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Alliance party to meet Taoiseach today: RTE

Sinn Fein sets out agenda for talks on deal: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionists will refuse to 'play ball': (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Shadow of the gun has not gone away: Belfast Telegraph

Donaldson under pressure to hold by-election: UTV Internet

The men behind wee Jeffrey: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

Honour is key word in Unionist defection row: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

What chance of Donaldson healing 30-year unionist rift?: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Redrawn boundaries to make life difficult for Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Brian Dowling

McDowell tears down the Chinese walls: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Why Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is concerned about Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Provos/SDLP/Dublin Securing Partition: The Blanket
Liam O Comain

Alleged IRA spy ring trial adjourned: Irish Independent
Ivan McMichael

My son is not an informer, says mum: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Platform to Tackle Sectarian Problems: The News Letter
Karen Quinn

Forever the unionist -with a small 'u', that is: The Guardian (Jan 6)
Rosie Cowan

NIO biased, says Hutchinson: Belfast Telegraph

Don't Reign on Our St Pat's Parade: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

Wednesday, January 7

Time to rebuild trust - Murphy: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Formal launch of North's Monitoring Commission: RTE

SF MLA slams monitoring body: UTV Internet

MP 'deceived' voters says Trimble: BBC

Trimble battles to pick up the pieces: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

The Electorate Wants Change: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

DUP enemy claim 'taken out of context': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Molyneaux protege and former UDR man 'will go places': (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

Leadership Challenge Prediction: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Unionism is again at the crossroads: Belfast Telegraph

'IRA kidnap victim' was agent for police, court told: The Independent
David McKittrick

Fine Gael TD would govern alongside SF: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

Forces in climbdown on deaths evidence: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Why compulsory Irish is wrong in any language: Belfast Telegraph
Sean Kearney

No council funding for St Patrick's Day event: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

DUP politicians found guilty of obstruction: UTV Internet

Three acquitted of terror charges: BBC

Petrol bomb attack 'sectarian': Belfast Telegraph

Prison officers back strike threat: BBC

Martin O’Neill MBE, OBE, ETC: (from the Irish Examiner)
Danny Morrison

1973 State papers

London told not to raise IRA arms issue with Soviets: Irish Independent (Jan 2)
Bernard Purcell

Welsh militants 'posed IRA-style terrorist threat': Sunday Telegraph (Jan 4)
Chris Hastings and Gary Anderson

Tuesday, January 6

Paisley top dog at last as defectors shift the balance: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Sinn Fein dismissive of defections to DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Paisley set to build on UUP defections: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Rivals’ plan spells trouble for Trimble: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Donaldson’s defection is blow for Trimble: The Herald
Michael Settle

Why we opted to join the DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Jeffrey Donaldson

Is the party finally over for David Trimble?: Irish Independent

Mixed blessings of Donaldson move: BBC
Mark Simpson

Defection was inevitable but major blow to peace process: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Unionism and the Donaldson factor: Belfast Telegraph

No Assembly Without Unionist Unity: The News Letter (Jan 3)
Billy Kennedy

Ahern 'out of touch' over claim of conflict: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Farewell, Good Friday agreement: The Guardian
Christopher Montgomery

Confidence Essential: Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Weasel-Worded Provo Jargon Offers No Hope: The News Letter (Jan 2)

Restore assembly 'to boost economy': BBC

Colombia trial group raises serious worries: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Father of victim was murdered by the IRA: (from the Irish News)

UDA issues chilling jail warning: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Celtic squirms at the OBE: Sunday Independent (Jan 4)
John Chambers

1973 State papers

Gap 'much too wide between planter and Gael' says official: (from the Irish News, Jan 1)

Former NI governor found Bloody Sunday report 'narrow' and 'confused': (from the Irish Times, Jan 2)
Richard Bourke

Monday, January 5

NI future 'bleak' without devolution: BBC

Irish PM hints at Ulster voting change: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

Work of Monitoring Commission to start: RTE

Ahern open to some 'sensible changes' to Agreement: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

A new year brings new hope for accord: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Donaldson announces move: BBC

Politics for a portacabin!: Sunday Life (Jan 4)
Lynda Gilby

'Back to streets' the price idle Assembly cannot afford: Irish Independent

Scap blows the lid: Sunday Life (Jan 4)
Ciaran McGuigan

British Anti-Insurgency: The Blanket (Nov 10)
Liam O Comain

Ulsterman's 'red mist' signal for PM Blair: Sunday Life (Jan 4)
Stephen Breen

Anger over Sinn Fein wages: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Locked down!: Sunday Life (Jan 4)
Alan Murray

Bloody Sunday inquiry will take another year: The Times
Christopher Walker

Gaddafi deal reveals IRA arms shipments: Sunday Life (Jan 4)

1973 State papers

Claudia arms seizure blamed on Provo carelessness: Irish Independent (Jan 2)
Clodagh Sheehy

Entitling British troops to shoot citizens envisaged: (from the Irish Times, Jan 2)
Richard Bourke

The Stormont Papers: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 1)
Ben Lowry

Outrage over FitzGerald's call for more Catholics in civil service: Irish Independent (Jan 2)
John Devine

Sunday, January 4

Troops in Ulster are banned from wearing the flag: Sunday Telegraph
Sean Rayment

Don't write Trimble off just yet, Dr Paisley: Sunday Independent
Ken Maginnis

New year promises same-old, same-old: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

These foolish things: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Republicans stuck in a time warp: Belfast Telegraph

Adams's week-long US visit raises $1.5m: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

The Politics of Terror: (from the Irish Examiner, Dec 31)
Danny Morrison

Prostestants flee as Newry turns 'entirely Catholic': The Sunday Times
Siobhan Maguire

MBE for para angers Bloody Sunday relatives: The Observer
Henry McDonald

True courage means not bowing to blackmail from the usual suspects: Sunday Independent
Emer O'Kelly

'Bombs put hundreds at risk': Belfast Telegraph
Kim Kelly

Teenagers shot in separate attacks: BBC

When politics become a family run business: (from the Irish News, Dec 31)
Bimpe Fatogun

SDLP's Irish plan 'a non-starter': Belfast Telegraph
Gary Grattan

Difficult terror prisoners face transfer to Britain: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

Northern naming now less 'a label': (from the Irish News)
Anne Madden

Immigration is changing the face, heart of Ireland: Baltimore Sun
Walter Ellis

1973 State papers

US feared Troubles would cause UK civil war: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

Co-operating on the Border against a common enemy: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

Mountbatten murder suspects on leaked list: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Cosgrave's 'softer line' failed to fulfil Britain's high hopes: Sunday Business Post
Rory Rapple

Saturday, January 3

Ahern 'optimistic about progress': BBC

Weapons worth their weight in gold: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Sinn Fein's outflanking of SDLP could backfire: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Finger-pointing is not the answer: Belfast Telegraph

Adair is accused of running smear campaign against UDA: The Independent
Alan Erwin

FBI urged not to put IRA gang on trial: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

2004 'must bring closure to families of Disappeared': (from the Irish News)
Anne Madden

Land battle looms for Maze jail site: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh and David Gordon

Alliance in new call to end 50:50 recruiting: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

1973 State papers

Whitelaw thought UDA 'less vicious' than the IRA: (from the Irish News)
Eamon Phoenix

Heath was told Irish ministers were 'timorous': (from the Irish Times, Jan 2)
Richard Bourke

How Ted Heath showed more political courage than our leaders: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Lynch to Heath - 'We can't afford North right now': Irish Independent (Jan 2)
Bernard Purcell

British army penetration of IRA shown in file passed to Cosgrave: (from the Irish Times, Jan 2)
Richard Bourke

Troubles refugees were 'prepared' for a holiday: (from the Irish News)
Aeneas Bonner

The story of Sunningdale: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 1)
Brian Walker

Time when future looked decidedly bleak: Irish Independent (Jan 2)

Friday, January 2

IRA denies blame for Ulster impasse: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

IRA warn leaders on failure to deliver: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Paisley closes door on republicans until IRA sheds weapons: The Scotsman
John Innes

Defending the Union all day, every day an epic mistake: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Peace process faces tricky year: BBC
Mark Simpson

Hopes and fears ring in New Year: Belfast Telegraph

Look back and learn: (from the Irish News)

Police reforms watchdog bids Ulster farewell: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Ahern offers Bush the EU hand of friendship: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna & Conor Sweeney

Catholic Church criticised by bishop: Belfast Telegraph
David Quinn

Dublin grant for Pat Finucane centre: Belfast Telegraph

1973 State papers

British 'should have made' Bloody Sunday payout: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Britain planned tougher shoot-to-kill powers: The Irish Times
Richard Bourke

Senior IRA arrests 'discouraged': BBC
Dominic Casciani

Attitude of unionist leader Faulkner left Dublin baffled: Irish Independent
John Devine

Faulkner held secret talks with Irish: (from the Irish News)
Eamon Phoenix and William Scholes

Lack of real understanding overshadowed crisis period: Irish Independent

No protest to Libya at IRA gun shipments: Irish Independent
Lorna Reid

Thursday, January 1

IRA 'concern' over peace process: BBC

Ulster Unionist fault lines still running deep: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Growing pressure for Special Branch reform: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Ex-Mountie takes reins of PSNI oversight body: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

Year of change in store at home and abroad: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Rocking back and forward in 2003: Belfast Telegraph

Happy Xmas From Little England: The Blanket (Dec 12)
Eamon Sweeney

Row over MBE for former UVF chief: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Not honour but disdain in New Year list: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Ireland passes population milestone: BBC
James Helm

Hit me with your rhythm stick: The Independent
Simon Tait

Hounded by bigots, over a message of goodwill: (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

1973 State papers

Warning of 'flaws' in NI inquiry: BBC
Dominic Casciani

The general, the IRA leader and the plot to assassinate Edward Heath: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Paisley a barrier to progress, warned Heath: Irish Examiner


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