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Tuesday, January 15

Unionists in conflict over devolution of policing: The News Letter
Bryan Gray

'No more excuses on policing powers' – MLA: Sunday Journal (Jan 13)

Kenny to meet murder victim's parents:

PUP denies UVF had part in 'walk of shame' on Shankill: Irish News
Allison Morris

Past group says 'nothing decided': BBC

War of words: Irish News (Jan 12)
Newton Emerson

An insult to the majority: The News Letter
Alex Kane

The trouble with war: Sunday Journal (Jan 13)
Mary Nelis

Tribunal investigating double murder comes North: (from the Sunday Tribune, Jan 13)
Suzanne Breen

We can close our eyes and open our minds: Irish News
Roy Garland

Calls for end to attacks on GAA and Orange halls: The News Letter
Kate Chambré

Bigots must not be allowed to win: Irish News

Executive 'ignoring sectarian divisions': The News Letter
Jack Drennan, Norman Hamilton, Paul Holdsworth, Ivan McElhinney, & Trevor Williams

Shared space plan to tackle city flashpoint: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Republicanism...Alive or Dying?: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Budget row turns personal: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Protestant exodus a 'sobering reality' – Ramsey: Sunday Journal (Jan 13)

Anger at 'sectarian' Irish remark: BBC

Foreign workers to learn cúpla focail in tourism plan: Irish Examiner
Mary Regan

Folk CD aims to deter sectarianism in pupils: Sunday Herald (Jan 13)
Rachelle Money

Monday, January 14

Row over Irish plan to invite the Queen: Sunday Telegraph (Jan 13)

NO Failte for Liz: Irish Voice/

DUP and Allister set for poll showdown: The News Letter (Jan 12)

Truck driver beaten to death after row with IRA 'hard man': Irish Independent
Tom Brady

McCartneys fear brother's killer will never face justice: Irish Independent
Patricia McDonagh

War of words: Sunday Life (Jan 13)
Brian Rowan

Victims demand truth commission: UTV Internet

Thirty years of bloodshed but don't mention the war: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

It felt like war...: Sunday Life (Jan 13)
Lynda Gilby

Victims' anger at 'amnesty': (Jan 11)
Áine McEntee

'Set aside £1m to get Omagh killers': Sunday Life (Jan 13)

Downing Street compounds hurt: Ulster Herald

GAA club targeted in arson outrage: Sunday Life (Jan 13)

New group 'a bunch of hoods' say the INLA: (Jan 11)
Áine McEntee

Para's UVF stab horror: Sunday Life (Jan 13)
Stephen Breen

Executive 'failing to tackle segregation': Irish News (Jan 12)
William Graham

Shamrocks and olive branches: San Bernadino County Sun (Jan 13)
Sue Doyle

Neeson says no to Paisley film: UTV Internet

Shannon-Heathrow link – Our national interest lost out to greed: Irish Examiner

Sunday, January 13

Parties lock horns in Executive dispute: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Three years after IRA murder, McCartney sisters lose faith in the system: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

All just another sop to terrorists: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Stage is set for better times for north in years to come: Irish News
James Kelly

Tasers can make our streets safer: Belfast Telegraph

Law and order Belfast-style as two men are forced on a 'walk of shame': The Observer
Henry McDonald

Men forced into walk of shame on Shankill: Irish News
Allison Morris

'Divided Derry must change': Belfast Telegraph
Will Ellison

A tragedy for the city: Derry Journal (Jan 11)

Omagh widower calls Flanagan in civil action: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Peers want apology for 'ban' on British flags at Ravenhill ground: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

I still ain't hugging no Brits – fool!: Derry Journal (Jan 11)
Laurence McClenaghan

Bloody Sunday – 'We don't care about cost. We want justice': Independent on Sunday
Cole Moreton

Faiths come together in school experiment: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Moher are Irish: Washington Times (Jan 11)
John McCaslin

1977 State papers

New stats prove the IRA was the 'only enemy':
Ciarán Barnes

State Papers – 1977: Lack of recognised leader creates political vacuum in the North: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Army say not guilty verdict 'likely' for gunman after civillian shooting:
Ciarán Barnes

Saturday, January 12

Amnesty a cheaper option for the PM: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

If you can't be good, be horrible: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Police under fire over Tasers: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Broadcast fund may be axed: Irish News

Sell our shirts with pride, airports told: The News Letter
Sam McBride

'Divided Derry must change': Belfast Telegraph
Will Ellison

Recent attacks on church and memorial are condemned: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

'Real UFF' admits responsibility for pipe bomb: Irish News

Couple forced out for 'selling heroin':
Ciarán Barnes

Barker blasts PM over Flanagan: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

Saville report is due before the summer, says relative: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Northern Ireland – Irish Speakers Push for Language Rights: Deutsch Welle (Sep 27)
Helen Seeney

1977 State papers

PM lied over UDA activity despite Taoiseach's concerns over violence:
Ciarán Barnes

State Papers – 1977: Soviets refuse to help trace IRA rocket launchers: Irish Examiner (Dec 28)
Juno McEnroe

Why UDA sympathisers remained within UDR:
Ciarán Barnes

Friday, January 11

EU Chief Says Northern Ireland a Model for Peace in Europe: Deutsche Welle

NI success an inspiration, says Barroso: RTE

Building partnerships in Brussels: BBC
Ruth McDonald

Brown fails to veto amnesty: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Family to meet every political leader, except Adams: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Adams urges Quinn family to reconsider talks refusal:

Mother rejects allegations of involvement in Quinn killing: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Tasers for PSNI in one month: UTV Internet

Stun gun may help cops out 10 times in a day: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Human rights dinosaurs need jolting into action: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Police must be free to fight crime: Belfast Telegraph

Ministers ignored advice on Victims' post hunt: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Top republican sent for trial on tax dodge charges: Irish Independent
Elaine Keogh

Conflict that has divided a city's people: The News Letter

Omagh relatives welcome court pledge:

IRSP deny drug claims: Derry Journal

Sectarian link to pipe bomb attack: Antrim Times
Lorna McKay

Service reflects on legacy left by David Ervine: Irish News
Jim Gibney

'Hillary would be a great friend of Ulster if she wins': The News Letter

Thursday, January 10

Brown rules out 'war' proposals: UTV Internet

Victims' anger at 'amnesty for terrorists': The News Letter
Sam McBride

Accusations and anger about how to deal with violent past: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Claudy anger at amnesty call: Derry Journal

Website visitors express outrage at proposals: The News Letter

Dealing with the past is vital: Irish News

Appeal made over Quinn murder van: BBC

Dodds in warning over devolution of policing and justice: UTV Internet

Justice devolved 'by end of 2008': BBC

Dissidents 'must not prevent' transfer of policing powers: Irish News
William Graham

Our policing must not be undermined: The News Letter

Shock at Bill of Rights comments: Sunday Journal (Jan 6)

Sinn Féin disappointed over Church of Ireland Gazette stance: Derry Journal

Unionists in pool can't let go of the sides: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Paisley & McGuinness in Brussels: RTE

GAA hall attacked in County Armagh: UTV Internet

Inquest into RUC shooting of unarmed IRA man delayed again: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

What Protestants are saying, by their leave: Belfast Telegraph
John Peto

Nonsense and no truth: Sunday Journal (Jan 6)
Mary Nelis

The break-up of the union now appears inevitable: The Guardian
Iain Macwhirter

Wednesday, January 9

Unionist anger at calls to rewrite history and call the Troubles a war: The Times
David Sharrock

Troubles enough: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Truth behind Troubles 'will shock unionists': Belfast Telegraph
David Young and Chris Thornton

Anger over Troubles amnesty: UTV Internet

Victims left outraged at amnesty plan for killers: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Troubles group to meet in Derry: Derry Journal

MI5 will assess risk to police witnesses: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Truth will touch on raw nerves: Belfast Telegraph

Paisley assured by Brown over North-UK travel rules: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Bill of Rights stand backed by UUP deputy: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Empey taunts DUP after Allister row: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Brussels date for Stormont team: BBC

UDA 'not to blame': The News Letter

Loyalists moving into the political light, says Purvis: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

'Attacks on police will go on in New Year' – Real IRA: Derry Journal

Orde warns of dissident threat: UTV Internet

Family step up fight to catch killer gang: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Credit due over GAA match visit: (from the Irish News)

Service will honour N Ireland troops: The Scotsman
Russell Jackson

DUP welcomes service for British military:

Sir Ronnie gets support from Brown: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Politicians lose their way in Maze debate: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Protestant 'exodus' from Cityside under spotlight: (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Feuding gangs look for republican priest's help: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan

Two-pronged approach to peace: Boston Globe
Stephen P. Cohen and A. Lawrence Chickering

Tuesday, January 8

Security forces 'constrained by political factors': The News Letter

Assembly mettle faces tough test: Belfast Telegraph

Politics and sweet FA: Derry Journal
Gerry Murray

Hello P O'Neill, I was just wondering, who are you?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

The UDA well informed on by members: Sunday Life (Jan 6)

Orde to brief Assembly on policing:

Ulster Unionist champions GAA: (from the Irish News)
Rebecca Black

Poison ruining society: Derry Journal (Jan 1)

Republican whingers – the Queen's not your problem: Irish Independent (Jan 7)
Ian O'Doherty

Time to get tough on fuel crime: The News Letter

Alert ends at home of SF member: BBC

Bebo tribute to Meehan: (Jan 4)
Scott Jamison

Former internee broke mould of Ulster politics: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Anger at idea Troubles was a war: BBC

Papers show cooperation got us further faster: (from the Irish News, Jan 2)
Brian Feeney

Bringing the cupla focal to Uncle Sam: Irish Independent (Jan 7)
Senan Hogan and Colm Kelpie

Monday, January 7

I'm not a police spy says top dissident: (from the Irish News, Jan 5)
Allison Morris

Resurgent INLA responsible for four murders: Sunday Tribune (Jan 6)
Mick McCaffrey

Violence and murder – how the INLA is taking over drugs turf: Sunday Tribune (Jan 6)
Mick McCaffrey

Prisons 'coming down' with drugs: (Jan 4)
Alana Fearon

UDA chief is spy: Sunday Life (Jan 6)
Brian Rowan

This is but one story in dirty war, just the tip of the intelligence iceberg: Sunday Life (Jan 6)
Brian Rowan

Policing Board seeks clarification of 'deceit': (from the Irish News, Jan 5)
Barry McCaffrey

O'Loan did a great job: (Jan 4)
Martin Morgan

Past holding back new victims appointment: (from the Irish News, Jan 5)
Patrick Murphy

Clinton trumpets role as Irish peace facilitator: Boston Globe
Marcella Bombardieri

NI Troubles group holds public meeting:

The old British story is over – time to imagine a new one: The Scotsman
Gerry Hassan

Sunday, January 6

DUP runs Stormont, claims ex-SF member: The News Letter

Finding Paul Quinn killers vital to save law and order, say family: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

DUP 'wants devolution of justice': BBC

Unionists clash over possibility of devolved policing and justice powers: The News Letter

Embrace the Orange and the Green:
Martin Morgan

Controversy grows over Bill of Rights: The News Letter

Irish police press for Taser guns: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Police in Jim Doherty case to question students: Derry Journal

Remembering the Kingsmills victims: The News Letter

Dealing with troubled past is difficult issue for society: (from the Irish News, Jan 2)
Lord Eames and Denis Bradley

PUP leader remembered at service: BBC

Us lot violent? You must be havin' a laugh: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

North's politicians putting policies over problems: Sunday Business Post

Traditional tribalism means we always hang with our own: Sunday Independent
John Crown

Saturday, January 5

Blair and Clinton returning to Ulster?: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Joke's over – time north got down to real business: (from the Irish News)
Denis Bradley

The year that will make or break Assembly: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Paisley Man Of the Year: Irish Voice/

200 crimes reported via CRJ to the police: (from the Irish News)
Allison Morris

Bill is not in the interests of the Union: The News Letter (Jan 3)

LVF blamed after infant has lucky escape in bomb attack on home: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Call to make CCTV flag pics available:

Families accuse Orde of snub: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Government 'must amend law on compensation': The News Letter (Jan 3)
Kate Chambré

Catholic PSNI officer's mum's house attacked in Stoneyford:
Ciarán Barnes

Rehabbing the heart: Witchita Eagle
Mark Johnson

Paisley church meeting postponed: BBC

What's a hand without a horse?:
Des Wilson

Irish jobs on the rise at the EU:

Friday, January 4

Police board calls in independent experts to re-examine Omagh bombing evidence: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Independent overview of Omagh case ordered by Police Board: Belfast Telegraph
David Young and Chris Thornton

I back Omagh families' calls for public inquiry says Hoey: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Hoey challenged on Omagh inquiry call: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Legal action against PPS would be very much in public interest: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

No confidence: The News Letter

What a difference a year makes in life of a nation: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

DUP backs intervention over rights bill: The News Letter

Tit-for-tat fears over Orange hall attacks: The News Letter
David Young

Orange chief appeals for calm after attacks: Belfast Telegraph

'Republican campaign bid to apply pressure on Assembly': The News Letter
Kate Chambré

Police must act firmly to halt arsonists: The News Letter

LVF blamed after infant has lucky escape in bomb attack on home: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Finally, the truth about Londonderry's exodus to be told on television: The News Letter

Will raking past find our future?: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Free Presbyterians to choose new moderator: RTE

Victims' post – a legal battle in waiting for ministers?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Paisley church elects new leader: BBC

1977 State papers

Allowing British Army flights into Republic cost Taoiseach his job: Impartial Reporter

Thursday, January 3

DUP leader attacks claim over policing: The News Letter

Order hits out after attacks on its halls: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly and Victoria O'Hara

'Warm house' for Orangeism call: Derry Journal

Arson bids on Orange halls 'are provocative': The News Letter

'One in four Orange halls attacked' claim: (from the Irish News)

Orange Hall attacks spark reprisal fears: Irish Independent
David Young

Bill of Rights plan under fire: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

'We must decommission mindsets': (from the Irish News)
Bimpe Fatogun

Why real fun is at Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Families call on Saville to 'deliver truth': (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

A disturbing exodus: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 1)

Wednesday, January 2

Police powers at Stormont a long way off, Paisley insists: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

All progress made in 2007: (from the Irish News)

Ford – honeymoon over for Assembly ministers: Belfast Telegraph
Dan McGinn

Looking forward with confidence:

Stormont – The people behind a political miracle: The Independent
David McKittrick

Ulster facing year of big decisions: Belfast Telegraph

Derry's Protestant exodus shock: Belfast Telegraph

Union flag 'prank' at nationalist homes: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

We blame UDA for terrifying attack on our home: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Arsonists target Armagh Orange halls:

'Bertie's Bunker' a plush €6.5m HQ for officials: Sunday Independent (Dec 30)
Jim Cusack

Irish spymaster 'M' sparks debate: BBC (Dec 29)
Diarmaid Fleming

Reaching out to the Scotch Irish in America: (from the Sunday Times, Dec 30)
Liam Clarke

1977 State papers

Mgr O Fiaich subject of secret file: (from the Irish News, Dec 29)
Eamon Phoenix

State Papers – 1977: Amnesty called for inquiry into alleged Garda brutality: Sunday Business Post (Dec 30)
Brian Maye

Taoiseach turned down invite to jubilee service: Irish Independent (Dec 28)

Tuesday, January 1

2007 a 'snapshot' of the future – McGuinness: Derry Journal

2008 will end 'chuckle brothers' image – Campbell: Derry Journal

Here's why Ian Paisley is my Man of the Year: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Hard yards still to be covered for Assembly: Sunday Business Post (Dec 30)
Colm Heatley

Timing was everything for old political foes in 2007: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

2008 a vital year for unionism: The News Letter
Alex Kane

The year a nation drank from the healing well: The Independent

2007 is a year that broke the stalemate: Belfast Telegraph

Powers can still be transferred: (from the Irish News)

Why the Good Lord works in mysterious ways . . .: Belfast Telegraph
Pol O'Muiri

Pursuit of 'truth' would only perpetuate pain: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

1977 State papers

State Papers – 1977: End of the Troubles, but beginning of a new war: Sunday Business Post (Dec 30)
Brian Maye

Paisley's strike short of support in community: Irish Independent (Dec 29)

British saw Irish politics as 'highly conservative': (Dec 28)
John Bew


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