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Thursday, January 15

Party accusations fly over justice report: The News Letter

Can unionists unite?: Belfast Telegraph
David Simpson & Reg Empey

SF visit to Narrow Water 'disturbing': The News Letter

Loyalist admits using friend to get police data: Belfast Telegraph

Man in court over English killing: BBC

McKevitt lawyers request witness files: Irish News

Gaza hell could strike the North – dissident terror danger: (from the Irish Daily Star, Jan 12)
John Coulter

Eames-Bradley – will it result in more questions than answers?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Hamill died from massive brain injuries, inquiry told: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Jury sworn in ahead of Northern Bank case: Irish Examiner
Liam Heylin

Cruiser sank more than spoken words: Irish Echo
Larry Kirwan

£1m paid in discrimination cases: UTV Internet

Adams set for Obama inauguration: BBC

Bush's Irish legacy: Irish Echo

Lennon 'assaulted after Old Firm row': The Scotsman
Sam Reeves

Ó Snodaigh stands over Nazi remarks: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe and Conor Ryan

Wednesday, January 14

Robinson and McGuinness accused of acting like Tudor monarchs: Belfast Telegraph

Tough election choices for Sinn Fein candidate: Irish News
Valerie Robinson

Sheridan 'approached' on possible return to PSNI: Derry Journal

Could PSNI look south to find its next leader?: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

A threat that hasn't gone away: Derry Journal

Pledge to uncover truth about Hamill: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Robert Hamill – Claims of police officer's tip-off to suspect aired: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Robert Hamill – 50 witnesses may be criticised as probe gets under way: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Huge Bill For Mob Killing Inquiry: Sky News
Vicki Hawthorne

Legacy Commission to be key part of Eames-Bradley report: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

McIlveen judge explains why teen was acquitted: Belfast Telegraph

Steelers Owner Rooney set for Irish Post: Irish Voice/

Fined for singing Irish Anthem at parade: Derry Journal

Lennon tells court how he was beaten senseless in street attack: The Scotsman
Victoria Weldon

In praise of ... Rockall: The Guardian

Sinn Fein hurls Nazi smear at Shatter and Israeli ambassador: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Israeli envoy condemns TD's 'outrageous' Goebbels remark: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

TD calls for ambassador's expulsion as Evrony defends offensive: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Sinn Fein's Gaza stance slammed as 'blinkered': The News Letter

Amid the horror and doom of Gaza, the IRA precedent offers hope: The Guardian
Jonathan Freedland

Kelly and Powell head peace talks: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Tuesday, January 13

Conservatives and UU to back MEP Nicholson: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

One name put forward to run for DUP in Euro poll: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Dear Peter and Reg, do we really need two unionist parties now?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Unionism to embrace everyone: Irish News
Roy Garland

This isn't a triumph of politics: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Dirty fighting: The Guardian
Danny Morrison

Sinn Fein beats FF in another race to Mansion House for Dail anniversary: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Protest at IRA 'ghoul' tour: The News Letter

No threats against CRJ members says republican grouping: Irish News
Marie Louise McCrory

Real IRA deny Creggan shooting: Derry Journal

Teenager cleared of McIlveen murder: RTE

Public hearings begin into 1997 Hamill murder: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Full inquiry into Hamill murder to finally start in Belfast: Portadown Times (Jan 9)
Mairead Holland

How we think about Bloody Sunday: Derry Journal
Brian Conway

Haddock drops legal bid: UTV Internet

Rights culture is out of control – Tory MP: The News Letter

Chronicle of infamous jail keeps debate in spotlight: Irish News
Allison Morris

Prisoners of the mind – violence will only ever corrupt society: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Hermon honoured for 'holding the line': Irish News
Rebecca Black

Gerry Adams driver tells court of fear over 'blackmail threat': Belfast Telegraph

Catholics 'back DUP post-primary stance': The News Letter

Ian Paisley says yes to Irish language radio's request for an interview: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionist anger at SF Gaza protest: The News Letter

Middle East can learn from Northern Ireland peace process, says Adams: Belfast Telegraph

Hokey Cokey – no Catholic dig: The Sunday Times (Jan 11)
Stuart MacDonald

Monday, January 12

Government appeals to ex constable to return to PSNI: Sunday Tribune (Jan 11)
Suzanne Breen

Sinn Féin goes ahead with visit to site of bombing: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Commissioner says serious republican threat remains: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Last of Jerry McCabe's killers set for release: Sunday Tribune (Jan 11)
Ken Foxe

Woman demands parking ticket as Gaeilge: Irish Independent
Brian McDonald

Justice catches up with Love Ulster rioters: Sunday Tribune (Jan 11)
Ali Bracken

N Ireland is model for peace in Mid-East – activist: The Age (Melbourne)
Jewel Topsfield

Northern Ireland mediators to share lessons: Gulf News
Edwin General

Sunday, January 11

DUP puts back selecting Euro election candidate: Irish News
William Graham

McCartney murder, Omagh bomb and Northern Bank robbery 'in cold storage': Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Orde to provide info on evidence: Irish News

Sinister ramping up of costs: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Hunger strike film 'harps back to past': The News Letter

Facebook gets set for an Irish language lesson: The Sunday Times
Colin Coyle

Harmony in Ireland is a lesson for bloody Gaza: Daily Mirror
Stuart Maconie

Terrorists among participants at Belfast rally to end operation: Jerusalem Post

Unicef – Famine Song banned: The Sunday Times
Stuart MacDonald

The Fields of Athenry is a song of love, not hate: The Sunday Times
James MacMillan

Saturday, January 10

Sinn Fein say hello Mary Lou, goodbye Pat: Belfast Telegraph

Unionists to protest over Narrow Water visit: The News Letter

We have done as much as we can on Omagh, says top officer: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Londonderry loyalist group outlines aims for the year: Londonderry Sentinel
Eamon Sweeney

A tribute to a candle in the dark: Irish News (Jan 5)
Roy Garland

New Lines for an Old Language: The Yale Globalist (Jan 5)
Patrick Vergara

Republic gives payouts to 245 farmers in north: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Another paint attack on Dunloy Orange Hall: Ballymoney Times

Belfast must revive culture bid: Belfast Telegraph

Row over Palestinian flag at SF office: Derry Journal

Friday, January 9

Adams plans to stay as SF leader despite reshuffle: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Doherty steps down in reshuffle: UTV Internet

McDonald proposed as SF vice president: RTE

SF changes signal new push in South: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

US envoy confident on commitment: BBC

Clinton may mark Finucane's death: Irish News

Ógra SF criticised for ambush site visit: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Fein's youth wing must curb its bigotry: The News Letter

Man charged over loyalist feud murder: RTE

Teen approached to be an informer: Ulster Herald
Michele Canning

Ex-SF supporter feared for family after 'IRA threat': Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Scots nonsense a complete waste of money: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Bigots won't ruin Northern Ireland career of Celtic hero McGinn, says Worthington: Belfast Telegraph
Graham Luney

Star helps the Disappeared: Newry Democrat

Gaza rallies 'divisive and short on notice': The News Letter

'Ceasefire Now' rally in place of parade: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Thursday, January 8

Policing and justice review criticised: Irish News

Executive 'must meet weekly': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Self-rule helps Loyal Orders, says Dodds: The News Letter

Danger money still being paid out to civil servants: UTV Internet

UU peer slams NIO 'danger money': BBC

Fury over Sinn Fein visit to massacre site: Belfast Telegraph
Margaret Canning

SF minister 'ducks out' of debate with Frazer: The News Letter

Irish America crucial in united Ireland campaign: Irish Echo
Ciarán Barnes

As society changes, so does the nature of identity: The Irish Times
Fionnuala O'Connor

Informer Haddock on feud murder charge: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Loyalist threats force officers to move: UTV Internet

Loyalist increases security in wake of Real IRA statement: Londonderry Sentinel

Surge in dissident activity in North, warns head of MI5: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Campbell's fury over slur: Londonderry Sentinel
Eamon Sweeney

Former prisoners 'used IRA link to try to blackmail businessmen': The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Cowen invited to Finucane event: UTV Internet

Northern Ireland fans are ready for a Celtic hero: Belfast Telegraph
Graham Luney

New year papers tell us nothing we didn't know: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Scion of Londonderry Unionism recalls Callaghan as a man of his word: Londonderry Sentinel

Stamp of approval sought for all-Ireland postal tariff: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Unionists back Israel over Gaza crisis: The News Letter

Unionists oppose Israeli boycott: Londonderry Sentinel
Olga Bradshaw

Wednesday, January 7

Stormont minister to host GAA reception : The News Letter

Dodds predicts end of Parades Commission: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

More Protestants being employed by City Council: Derry Journal

Hamill inquiry confident of finding truth behind murder: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Ex-policeman to have own legal team at Hamill murder inquiry: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

British MPs critical at delay in Saville Inquiry report: Derry Journal

Memories of victims must be preserved: The News Letter

Republicans must unite in 2009 – IRSP: Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Three men in court over alleged dissident activity: Irish Independent
Daniel Hickey

Royal Mail says no to All-Ireland tariff: UTV Internet

Birth of iconic landmark: Irish News (Jan 5)

Government line on Gaza suggests we have forgotten our own history: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Believe. Peace is possible.: Albany Times Union
Seamus Hodgkinson

Sheridan in row over song on Big Brother: The Herald
Martin Williams

Tuesday, January 6

Faster progress needed in 2009 – Durkan: Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Tory pact puts unionists at the centre of power: Belfast Telegraph
Johnny Andrews

You can't get me, I'm part of the Union: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Tory/UUP electoral alliance body named: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Pope to visit as 'new' IRA formed: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Campbell says United Ireland is 'unattainable': Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Real IRA 'determined' to murder PSNI officers: Irish News
Allison Morris

Real IRA is ready for 'long war': Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Hostage demands Real IRA apology: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Replica handguns seized in searches by gardai: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

New law 'enshrining discrimination' – McCartney: Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Bradley and Eames to release report on policing the past: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Kingsmills massacre remembered: The News Letter

Ombudsman's report into Claudy bombing due soon: Derry Journal (Jan 2)

Loyalist attack on march 'polarised the communities': Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Attack and riots caused situation to deteriorate: Irish News

Donaldson says President trying to 'rewrite history' over British recruits: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Irishmen's gallantry in the Army: The News Letter

Political unity against proposed news cuts at UTV: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

We shudder at horror of Gaza, but it could once have been us: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

The will to peace: The Guardian
Mick Fealty

Monday, January 5

Allister and the DUP square up as EU poll looms: Belfast Telegraph

Second No vote' would isolate Ireland': Sunday Business Post (Jan 4)
Niamh Connolly

Scots separatist chief went on hunger strike in Irish prison: Sunday Tribune (Jan 4)
Ken Foxe

What happens to old terrorist groups?: Toronto Star (Jan 3)
Brett Popplewell

1978 State papers

Paisley power sharing prediction: BBC (Dec 29)
Eamon Phoenix

Factory pays £20,000 to widow of executive killed by IRA: Irish News (Dec 30)
Eamon Phoenix

Dev accepted gift of whip from Gaddafi: Irish Independent (Dec 30)
Brian Hutton

Integrated education promoted: Irish News (Dec 31)
Eamon Phoenix

Sunday, January 4

Robinson 'airbrushed' coalition failings – Empey: The News Letter

SDLP slams 'backlog' at OFMDFM: The News Letter

Radical chic republicans return for the recession: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

'Adams has yielded on 2016 united Ireland goal': The News Letter (Jan 2)

Danny Devenny – "I Learnt To Draw In The Maze Prison, On Handkerchiefs": Financial Times
Teresa Levonian Cole

Patriotic shopping works both ways: Sunday Independent

From Nottingham to Villa, O'Neill 'as Irish as day I left': Irish News (Jan 1)
Bimpe Fatogun

Grammar schools defy 11-plus axe: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Dublin in Lisbon treaty defence deal: The Sunday Times
Stephen O'Brien

1978 State papers

Officials impressed by SDLP vitality and quality of debate: Irish News (Dec 31)
Eamon Phoenix

Saturday, January 3

'Republicans must disavow violence': The News Letter

Allister hits out at DUP 'propaganda': The News Letter

Arsonists target Orange halls: UTV Internet

IRA has no reason to 'rock the boat', says former agent: The News Letter

New Lodge man sent back to jail 'for his principles': Belfast Media

Why are we denied the vote on Lisbon?: Irish News
Dennis Bradley

Rejecting Lisbon again could turn off potential US investors: The Irish Times (Jan 2)
Niall O'Dowd

Time for Britain to join the euro: Irish News

Jim Walsh – the exit interview: (Dec 30)

Pastor criticises Ruane for cutbacks: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Fresh questions raised over Maguire death: Belfast Media
Ciarán Barnes

A different Ireland: The Irish Times (Dec 31)

Brutality of police was simply wrong: Irish News (Dec 30)

1978 State papers

Irish-American outlook on Troubles a 'simplistic and emotional' perspective: The Irish Times (Jan 2)
Deaglán de Bréadún

Lynch put in a spot on north by US congressman: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

War of words over bombers 'fled South' remark by Mason: The Irish Times (Dec 30)
Eamon Phoenix & John Bew

Loyalists passed parcels to dirty protest prisoners: The News Letter (Dec 30)

Prison staff feared bombs in butter: The News Letter (Dec 30)

Tension between anti-bias agency and government: Irish News (Dec 30)
Eamon Phoenix

Belfast classed as ailing city poisoned by strife: The Irish Times (Dec 31)
Eamon Phoenix

Friday, January 2

'Robinson's investment claims are nonsense': Belfast Telegraph

SDLP leader calls for an end to political infighting in new year: Irish News
Bimpe Fatogun

Robinson queries use of North-South ministerial council: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Paisley cast big shadow over 2008: BBC
Mark Devenport

Angry prod fading away without order: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Campaign for a united Ireland set to go global: Belfast Telegraph

Hunger strikers' contribution will endure: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Counting the cost of intimidation in district: Down Democrat

Adams hails strength of Irish language community: Belfast Telegraph

Revelations of police violence no surprise to campaigner: Irish News (Dec 30)
Rebecca Black

O'Bradaigh denies IRA sought peace talks with British in early 1978: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

1978 State papers

Injured prisoners told doctors of 'Goon Squad': The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

State papers reveal cover-ups in abuse of detainees in late 70's: Fermanagh Herald
Michael Breslin

'Misgivings' over growing evidence of RUC brutality: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Inmates dug tunnel a month at the Maze: The News Letter (Dec 30)

FF government pressurised British to grant special status to republican inmates at the Maze Prison: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Security files point to emergence of 'dirty war': The Irish Times
John Bew

Provos had 250 hardcore activists in counties near Border region: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Political void led to public apathy: Irish News (Dec 31)
Eamon Phoenix

Thursday, January 1

DUP was rewarded by government for backing 42 days, claims first minister: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Paisley is still the boss, says Robinson: Belfast Telegraph

Executive 'must work for economy': BBC

Robinson – Unionist splits could see Sinn Fein top poll: Belfast Telegraph

Robinson – Sinn Fein coalition stronger than ever: Belfast Telegraph

Quinn is Echo's Irish American of the Year: Irish Echo
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Families fleeing homes in terror: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Doors open for security specialist: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Cathedral Youth Club attacked: Londonderry Sentinel
Eamon Sweeney

2008 was not the year of the politician: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Northern shopping exodus continues:

David McKittrick – The great nappy rush (no, not rash): The Independent
David McKittrick

Coogan on O'Brien: Irish Voice/ (Dec 24)

1978 State papers

British tried to assess Provo influence in nationalist area: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Fear over UUP and DUP uniting: The News Letter

Paramilitary fundraising: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Leaders' warmth ruffled by political impasse: The Irish Times (Dec 31)
John Bew

Military flights continued to cause controversy: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Authorities explore ways to detect digging underground: The News Letter (Dec 30)

Torture allegations at RUC centres first made in 1970s: Irish News (Dec 30)
Maeve Connolly

Loud and proud – Belfast '78: BBC (Dec 30)
Terri Hooley


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