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Monday, January 15

Sinn Féin ready to back police as Adams calls key conference: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Adams sets out to win over SF supporters on policing: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty, Miriam Donohoe and Dan Keenan

Sinn Fein faces internal division over any move on policing issue: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Orde welcomes SF policing move: UTV Internet

SF publishes details of Ard Fheis motion: RTE

DUP responds to SF policing move: The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollai

Party's march to the police beat: Sunday Life (Jan 14)
Brian Rowan

Uncertainty still surrounds process: BBC
Mark Devenport

No North political party should accept soft core 'civic policing': Irish Independent

Sinn Féin bizarrely claims MI5 appointment as victory: (from the Sunday Tribune, Jan 14)
Suzanne Breen

Hain has delivered nothing – DUP chairman: Sunday Life (Jan 14)
Alan Murray

Dissidents to field anti-PSNI candidates: (from the Irish News, Jan 12)
Seamus McKinney

Hyland is shocked at Sinn Fein decision: Newry Democrat

What next for the PUP?: Sunday Life (Jan 14)
Brian Rowan

Loyalism can offer no successor to Ervine: Sunday Business Post (Jan 14)
Colm Heatley

A true democrat: Sunday Life (Jan 14)
Lynda Gilby

Co-option likely for Ervine seat: BBC

Orde admission vital to families: (from the Irish News, Jan 13)

Leave us alone: Sunday Life (Jan 14)
Alan Murray

'Official IRA' force trade unionist to resign post: (Jan 11)
Damien McCarney

Armstrong widow's plea for Adams' help: Newry Democrat

Series of memorial meetings: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

TV station slammed for SAS programme: (Jan 11)
Evan Short

The perfect role for the Provisional IRN: (from the Irish News, Jan 5)
Paddy Murphy

'Sectarian jokes' put QC's job on the line: Scotland on Sunday (Jan 14)
Marcello Mega

Hain warns of UK break-up threat: BBC

Scotland talks up a divorce: The Sunday Times
Jenny Hjul

Sunday, January 14

DUP's McCrea – 'We'll not help SF': UTV Internet

Sinn Fein votes for ard fheis on policing: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and John Mooney

Sinn Fein on course for historic vote to approve policing in the North: Sunday Independent

Premiers welcome Sinn Fein move: BBC

Paisley has to forget his 'save Ulster' policy and move on: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

UVF states plan to lay down arms: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Mourning crosses political divide in Northern Ireland: Boston Globe
Kevin Cullen

Hutchinson pays tribute to fallen leader: (Jan 12)
Ciarán Barnes

The funny thing about Erve the Nerve: Sunday Independent
Barry Egan

David Ervine's role in modern unionism: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Farewell artful Ervine, hello clumsy Paisley: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Respected guru for peace leaves lasting impression: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

David Ervine – politician of the people: Belfast Telegraph

Assets Recovery Agency abolished: BBC (Jan 11)

Downing Street accused of pandering to Sinn Fein: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Provo gangs off the hook as elite unit is shut down: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Poll – we don't believe Bertie on Sinn Fein: Sunday Independent
Daniel McConnell

Ahern chats up Sinn Fein, but his heart is set on a different dalliance: The Sunday Times
Matt Cooper

Bertie will never, ever, ever, accept support from the Shinners . . . unless: Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

Only one non-starter in the coalition game of 2007: Limerick Leader (Jan 12)
John Downing

Armagh appeal yields response: (from the Irish News)
Margaret Canning

Charges loom after report on RUC collusion: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Priest gave last rites to victims 'executed' by IRA: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Statement 'only the beginning': (from the Irish News)
Marie Louise McCrory

Catholics question 'discrimination': Scotland on Sunday
Marcello Mega

Brown 'schizophrenic' over Union: Sunday Telegraph
Melissa Kite and Roya Nikkhah

Brown's hysteria over the union is no substitute: Sunday Herald

Saturday, January 13

Ardfheis on policing should go ahead, says Adams: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Féin leaders to decide policing árd fheis today: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Adams in claim over DUP: UTV Internet

Blair gave SF a platitude, not a pledge – police need MI5: Irish Independent

Why I'm pessimistic about the long-term success of devolution: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Peace activist Ringland urges politicians to emulate Ervine: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Adams is welcomed into loyalist stronghold: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

United in respect: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

A loyal turnout from friends and foes: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh and Dan McGinn

Decades after they met in jail, Gusty Spence remembers his protegé: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Tributes paid to PUP man David Ervine: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

Ervine's life 'a powerful testament': BBC
Kevin Connolly

McCord awaits report:
Ciarán Barnes

Inquiries 'money sucking' – Orde: BBC

Police raid questions dodged by minister: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Hookham

Lost opportunity: Limerick Leader

Vote SDLP to stop McLaughlin – DUP's Girvan:
Ciarán Barnes

I won't be dependent on SF to stay in power, says Ahern: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Councillor welcomes new Irish language proposals: (Jan 8)
Roisin McManus

No English? No Irish more like: BBC

Irish now a working European language: Irish Independent (Jan 2)
Senan Molony

MSP – Irish in Scotland are hidden migrants: The Herald
Robbie Dinwoodie

British union at risk, Brown says: BBC

Friday, January 12

Robinson insists DUP wants power-sharing Executive: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein wrong on agreement – DUP: BBC

Foster attacks Paisley again over Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Sam McBride

2007 to be a defining time in determining future of north: (from the Irish News)
Bertie Ahern

Will Sinn Fein jump without DUP?: BBC
Martina Purdy

Mortal enemies, united: Toronto Star (Jan 11)
Ted Smyth

Are we heading for a new situation?:
Des Wilson

Academic selection – a matter of principle that's been turned into a bargaining chip: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

DUP's creative ambiguity has limited lifespan: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Foundering on Rock of Ages: Ulster Herald

'Let's not be fools any longer': The Sligo Champion

SDLP and Sinn Féin clash on agency's role in north: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Orde warns of political failure: The Irish Times

Poles help Ulster police to meet quota of Catholics: The Times
Marcus Leroux

Boost for Catholics as 1,000 Poles aim for PSNI: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham and Edel Kennedy

Orde – 'No use of plastic bullets in future': RTE

SF welcomes PSNI admission about use of plastic bullets: Belfast Telegraph

Policing at any price?:
Damian McCarney

MI5, the PM and the PSNI operation: Belfast Telegraph

One for all, or one for some?:

PSNI will continue to control informers: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Funeral service for PUP's Ervine: BBC

Omagh trial to finish next week: The Irish Times

Omagh Judge to help investigation: UTV Internet

UUP cleared of electoral malpractice: Belfast Telegraph

Kingsmills case will be relaunched says FAIR: Newry Democrat

Loughinisland families have visited Stormont: Down Democrat

Dublin man charged with IRA membership: RTE

DUP makes Hay its candidate for Foyle: Belfast Telegraph

MLA put back on SDLP ticket: Ulster Herald
Michele Canning Smith

Is there a Union dividend?: The Herald

Thursday, January 11

MI5 and PSNI to be separate, Blair confirms: The Irish Times

Blair's MI5 vow fuels hope SF will back police: Irish Independent
Frank Khan

DUP pledges to respond if SF backs policing: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Ahern in new attempt to persuade SF: RTE

SF welcome Blair statement but say battle is not yet over: UTV Internet

Sinn Fein must prove it supports the rule of law: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 9)
Jim Allister

Sinn Fein likely to proceed with policing conference: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Amazingly the oul' curmudgeon can't deliver: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Blair scare for Gerry?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Assets recovery agency abolished: BBC

Hain will be able to name justice minister: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Football fans jeer at minute's silence for late PUP chief Ervine: Irish Independent
Rebecca Black

Loyalist disarmament would be best tribute to late PUP leader says minister: UTV Internet

Ervine's sons moved by tributes: BBC (Jan 10)

A Voice for the Voiceless: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Leader loss hits party hard: BBC
Martina Purdy

Ervine was not like any of the other politicians... he said sorry: (from the Irish News)
Jude Whyte

Inquiry into PSNI witnesses in Hoey trial: RTE

Mother in 'meet me' call to the soldier who shot her daughter: (from the Irish News)
Allison Morris

Appeal in U.S. for Disappeared: Irish Voice/
April Drew

Collusion evidence – trickle turns to flood: (from the Morning Star, Dec 29)
David Granville

Secret Stormont shake-up revealed: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Fr Reid cautions against peace process promises: (Jan 8)
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Scotland and the loathing question: Sunday Herald (Jan 7)
Iain Macwhirter

1976 State papers

The Battle for America: Irish Voice/

Wednesday, January 10

Blair moves to quell Sinn Féin fears over MI5's role: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Blair statement on MI5 may encourage SF ardfheis move: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Mark Hennessy

Blair's MI5 statement holds key to SF policing support: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

SF must be ready to make police move first, says Ahern: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Policing stand-off reaches crisis point: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Sinn Fein to discuss DUP's stance: BBC

Hain warns of policing outsider: UTV Internet

Devil is still in the detail of the peace process: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

SF not ready to democratise says DUP: UTV Internet

Don't waste this once in a generation opportunity: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 8)
Tony Blair

PM's Telegraph article sparks mixed response: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Wise advice from beyond grave may help North parties do deed: Irish Independent

Soft words and boundless optimism are not enough: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

The fear of power itself: Irish Independent

Loyalist decommissioning would be a fitting tribute: Belfast Telegraph

Let's finish the job: Belfast Telegraph
David Ervine

Optimist who held 'strong views and values': Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

A maverick who pushed his own brand loyalism: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Tributes from England, Ireland and the US for late politician: UTV Internet

David Ervine, 53, voice for peace in N. Ireland: Boston Globe (Jan 9)
Kevin Cullen

Politics will desiderate voice of brave unionist: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

The UVF bomber who forged a new career as the voice of loyalism: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Death will leave void in loyalism: BBC (Jan 8)
Vincent Kearney

Ervine will be sorely missed: Derry Journal

Ervine still had much to offer: (from the Irish News)

SDLP Assemblyman is deselected: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SDLP to act after shock defeat of Mcmenamin – Matter not resolved yet, says MLA: Derry Journal

Dissidents to back anti police candidate – Is McCann the man?: Derry Journal

Ahern capable of secret Sinn Féin deal, warns Kenny: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

For our sake, say how you really feel about SF, Bertie: Irish Independent

McGuinness describes the day Bertie 'failed to answer Sinn Fein's call': Irish Independent

Hoey will not give evidence in Omagh bomb trial: UTV Internet

Memorial planned for Omagh victims: The Irish Times

Tuesday, January 9

Paisley comment puts SF ardfheis in doubt: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Dan Keenan

Hain is to address policing issue: BBC

SF may name Árd Fheis date despite DUP: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Policing – Where do you stand on the PSNI and the crucial debate?:
Laura Canning

Across A Table: The Blanket (Dec 14)
Anthony McIntyre

Wrangling over policing offers little to most people: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Paisley also slams British PM over deal talks: UTV Internet

Waiting on a sign as North deadline closes in: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

All hopes pinned on Papa Doc's heart ruling his head: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Building a bright picture for peace: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Ahern rules out government dependent on Sinn Féin: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Taoiseach denies shift on Sinn Féin support: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Tanaiste backs Taoiseach over SF support: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Ulster Unionists label Sinn Fein "weak and selfish": UTV Internet

Ahern accused of Sinn Fein u-turn: BBC
Shane Harrison

Sixth SF member stands down: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

David Ervine, loyalist bomber turned Ulster peacemaker, dies at 53: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

David Ervine: Daily Telegraph

Tributes pour in as Ervine loses fight for life: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham and Fionnan Sheahan

Ex-senator leads Ervine tributes: BBC

From would-be bomber to eloquent guru of peace: Irish Independent

Key figure in transforming loyalism: BBC

Death of David Ervine – Vacuum in loyalism will be hard to fill: Irish Examiner

No bail for loyalist after threats: Irish Independent
Ivan McMichael

PSNI gets new powers to seize files: The Irish Times

Omagh bomb trial set to resume: The Irish Times

Freedom to pursue lolly:
Robin Livingstone

Campaigning lord demands we mind our language: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Torn asunder: The Observer (Jan 7)
Ruaridh Nicoll

Monday, January 8

Blair makes direct plea for North parties to clinch deal: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Mark Hennessy

Sinn Fein 'remarkable' says Blair: BBC

DUP can resolve deadlock, says SF: Irish Examiner
Jimmy Woulfe

Governments to hold crisis talks on NI: The Irish Times

IMC report set to focus on policing issue: Sunday Life (Jan 7)
Brian Rowan

Power sharing must not stall now – Ahern: The Irish Times

Long and boring squabble rattles on to our dismay: (from the Irish News, Jan 6)
James Kelly

Sinn Fein eyes stance on police: Springfield Republican (Dec 30)
Jo-Ann Moriarty

Of Animal Farm and Similar Stories: The Blanket (Jan 1)
Tom Luby

'We won't be policing flashpoints': Sunday Life (Jan 7)
Alan Murray

PUP leader remains critically ill: BBC

Shrewd tactician made the change from paramilitary fighter into top politician: Irish Independent
Ian Graham

Police under pressure to reopen murder bid probe: (from the Irish News, Jan 6)
Allison Morris

DNA to unmask evil UDA murderers: Sunday Life (Jan 7)
Ciaran McGuigan

Families of UVF victims to meet NIO minister: (from the Irish News, Jan 6)

Churches appeal over 'disappeared': The Irish Times

I won't do a deal to share power with SF – Ahern: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Vote for FF a vote for Sinn Féin, says Kenny: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Lessons of history – SF must not be shunned down south: Irish Examiner

Belfast revisited – Lucy Caldwell returns to a brighter city: The Independent (Jan 5)
Lucy Caldwell

Doubts over automatic EU entry for an independent Scotland: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonell

Queen's historian in row over independence: The Sunday Times (Jan 7)
Marc Horne and Jason Allardyce

Sunday, January 7

Campbell's "pro policing" test – Sinn Fein "must turn in dissidents": Derry Journal

DUP sets further tests on policing for Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times
John Burns

Donaldson – Powersharing to be achieved: RTE

Parties must grasp chance – Duddy: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

If Paisley agrees with Blair – that's progress – McGuinness: Derry Journal

It's time to deliver, Durkan warns: Belfast Telegraph

How one man's Irish dream could be shattered: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Golden opportunity for a good political strategist: (from the Irish News, Jan 5)
Denis Bradley

Crunch time for peace process: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley


Treat Adams and McGuinness like Saddam says DUP MP: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 31)
Suzanne Breen

McGuinness to give main speech at Sean South commemoration: Belfast Telegraph

Gunrunner in poll threat to Sinn Fein: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Fifth Sinn Fein assembly member to stand down: (from the Irish News, Jan 5)
Catherine Morrison

Republican candidates to challenge SF electorally across North: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

Charges follow extortion inquiry: BBC

Churches' plea to IRA over 'disappeared': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Transforming the North: Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Politicians not welcome at massacre memorial service: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

New monument planned for controversial IRA chief Russell: The Sunday Times
John Burns

GAA to meet IRFU and FAI on Croke Park friendlies: Sunday Business Post
Ian Kehoe

1976 State papers

Browne steps into the ring to spar with Provo claims: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Saturday, January 6

Don't miss historic opportunity, Hain tells North parties: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

DUP will not meet deadline on power-sharing, says Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

Policing Contentious for Nationalists: Irish Voice/
Brendan Anderson

Everything depends upon Sinn Fein's success in turning words into deeds: Irish Independent

Sinn Fein's Brave Step: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Trust and nerve needed:

Sinn Fein want Paisley 'clarity': BBC

Rival republicans set to rally at the double: Irish Independent

Attacks figure masks progress:
Ciarán Barnes

PSNI question three men about crime in Co Antrim: UTV Internet

Church appeal over 'disappeared': The Irish Times

Garda's widow backs inquiry into first officer killed in Troubles: Irish Examiner
Senan Hogan

Assembly will see at least 10 new members after election: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 2)
Chris Thornton

ST: Irish Independent (Jan 5)
David Quinn

Cá Bhfuil Na Gaeilg eoirí?: The Guardian (Jan 5)
Manchán Magan

The language that rose again from the dead: Irish Independent
Damian Corless

Derry Boss wants one League in Ireland: Irish Post
Graham Clifford

'Ulster and Wales could follow Scots out of UK': The Scotsman
James Kirkup

1976 State papers

Is This Anti-Americanism, Or What?: The Blanket (Dec 30)
Sean Mc Manus

Friday, January 5

Blair leaves Miami early to try to end deadlock: Daily Telegraph
Toby Helm

Threat to scrap Stormont elections over policing row: The Herald
Michael Settle

Blair to scrap North elections if parties fail to agree on policing: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Hain warns North's politicians not to miss chance of power sharing: Belfast Telegraph

Adams now faces crucial call on policing ardfheis: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Words alone won't sway the DUP doubters, warns Paisley: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

Paisley, Adams face test of nerve on policing: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Assembly to meet Hain over Justice Minister controversy: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Tremors in the hand of history: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Closer?: The Economist

What was once unthinkable is now within reach for us all: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Did Blair's move halt devolution meltdown?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

SF is up for the challenges of peace making: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Yet another day for Blair to save: Daily Record

The Odd Couple: The Times

North deadlock – Landmark Árd Fheis in doubt: Irish Examiner

Honesty and transparency required: Belfast Telegraph

Dropped MLA 'sour grapes' claim: BBC

Telling Moment at Toome: The Blanket (Dec 20)
Martin Galvin

Chris Ward solicitor 'amazed':
Damian McCarney

Man accused of bank robbery celebrates as case collapses: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

North move to drop bank charges has no impact here: Irish Examiner
Cormac O'Keeffe

Hardly a surprise:

How will they reform rotten justice system?: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Mass-goers to hear appeal over the 'disappeared': Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Adams appeals for information on 'disappeared':

Labour criticised for failing to celebrate Union: Daily Telegraph
Brendan Carlin

Is a new party the answer to keeping the UK together?: The Herald
Michael Settle

Thursday, January 4

Blair cuts short holiday to deal with tensions in North: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Blair to the rescue as fresh crisis looms: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Process needs substance says Paisley: UTV Internet

Policing debate – SF ard fheis in doubt as dissent deepens: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Assembly member quits Sinn Fein over policing debate: UTV Internet

Adams – why we must join policing system: Impartial Reporter

Bundoran republican accuses SF leadership of betrayal:

Sinn Féin 'threatens' objectors to policing: (from the Irish News)
Claire Simpson

Toome Debate: The Blanket (Dec 21)
Anthony McIntyre

Sinn Fein and the cops: Los Angeles Times (Jan 3)

Battle for hearts and minds is crucial: Belfast Telegraph

Fresh start: Irish Echo

Sinn Féin told to stay away from South's grave: (from the Sunday Tribune, Dec 31)
Suzanne Breen

Northern Bank robbery charges dropped: RTE

DUP MLA slams police over dropped Northern Bank charges: UTV Internet

Police under fire over Northern Bank raid probe: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

DUP's mindset is fossilised in 17th century: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Adams appeal over the Disappeared: BBC

The Queen, the Pope and a terror attack: (from the Irish Daily Star, Jan 2)
John Coulter

Hain ignores call to shelve restructuring of councils: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Gordon

Maverick peer hopes to be prickly unionist TD: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

1976 State papers

RUC rejected claims that it led marchers into an ambush at Burntollet in 1969: (from the Irish News, Jan 1)
Eamon Phoenix

Cardinal rejected the idea of shared schools: Irish Independent (Dec 30)
Dominic Cunningham

Wednesday, January 3

UUP suspect secret plan for SF minister: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Hain urged to reveal 'side deal with Sinn Fein': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP's Paisley warns Sinn Féin that time is running out over policing issue: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

SF bid to silence policing rebels: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton and Matthew McCreary

Historic day as SF debate policing move:
Evan Short

MP faces up to police: Newry Democrat

Mixed views on historic move:
Evan Short

Adams backs PSNI as he honours IRA men: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Robinson against justice minister: UTV Internet

Dallat urges DUP to end 'duplicity': (from the Irish News)
Bimpe Fatogun

New Year, old story: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

No finger-pointers are needed in PSNI debate:
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Old adversaries display a new realism: Belfast Telegraph

3 key issues:

All change as SF loses a fifth of sitting MLAs: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Dilseacht (Loyalty): The Blanket (Dec 29)
Mick Hall

SF's Christmas prezzie: (from the Irish News, Dec 30)
Newton Emerson

NI bank robbery charges dropped: BBC

2006 – How was it for you?:

Irish shed light on MI5's Troubles: The First Post (Dec 5)
Matthew Carr

Man in court on terrorist charges: UTV Internet

1976 State papers

Injured official made plea for peace after car bomb atrocity: Irish Independent (Dec 29)

Backlash expected as special status was abolished: (from the Irish News, Dec 29)
Eamon Phoenix

Tuesday, January 2

Adams – support police for a united Ireland: The Herald
Michael Settle

Adams urges republicans to address policing issue: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin facing moment of truth, says Paisley: The Irish Times

Ahern hopeful of final peace deal for North: Irish Independent
Senan Molony and John Cooney

DUP warning to Government: UTV Internet

SDLP point to 'futility of armed struggle': (from the Irish News)

SF choreographing last steps into civic society: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Political stability is within our grasp: Belfast Telegraph

Dissidents target DUP man for assassination: Sunday Life
Alan Murray

Sinn Fein assembly member to step down: Belfast Telegraph

UUP's Jim Wilson steps down: UTV Internet

Windsor bomb plot: Sunday Life (Dec 31)
Joe Oliver

Finding real local characters: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 29)
Eric Waugh

Back to Basics for Christian Churches: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Eames ... the optimist who brought sides together: Belfast Telegraph (Dec 29)
Jim Dougal

State fails to translate Irish plan into action: Irish Examiner
Mary Regan

England is UK's weak link, Kennedy warns: The Herald
Michael Settle

In praise of the Union: Daily Telegraph

1976 State papers

Prime suspect denies ambassador's murder: Daily Telegraph (Dec 30)
Stewart Payne

I was never 'used' by the IRA: Sunday Business Post (Dec 31)
Vincent Browne

RUC chief's prophetic warning about disputed Orange parades: (from the Irish News)
Eamon Phoenix

The boys who defied a government: Irish Examiner (Dec 29)
Caroline O'Doherty

Monday, January 1

Mixed political reaction: (from the Irish News)
Claire Simpson and Suzanne McGonagle

Seismic shift or cause for dissention?: BBC
Brendan Anderson

It's time to dump those who fought in the war: (from the Irish News)
Patrick Murphy

Deadlines, deadlock and new dawns?: BBC
Mark Devenport

I will reveal more UVF touts – McCord: Sunday Life (Dec 31)
Stephen Breen

Thousands of prison files destroyed: UTV Internet

Probe that sparked Stevens is re-ignited: Sunday Life (Dec 31)
Alan Murray

Primate's appeal to heal divide: UTV Internet

Dept-ridden UUP to fight all 18 seats: Sunday Life (Dec 31)
Joe Oliver

Irish becomes official language of EU: The Irish Times

Northern Ireland divided over new rights for gays: The Independent
Robert Verkaik

Christians under fire in gay equality law row: UTV Internet

1976 State papers

'Security forces incapable of defeating the Provos': (from the Irish News)
Eamon Phoenix

British wanted gardai to quiz journalist regarding IRA stories: Sunday Business Post (Dec 31)
Rory Rapple

Plan for volunteer bomb-spotters was quietly dropped: Irish Independent (Dec 29)
Fergus Black


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