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Friday, January 15

Robinson affair may hasten policing deal: The Independent
David McKittrick

Robinson leads DUP team as SF talks hit critical phase: Irish Independent
Fiach Kelly

Time for Assembly to act on devolution – Cowen and Brown: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Put the country first and do a deal, top loyalist urges: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Parading – a deal breaker?: BBC

I was the victim of Iris love affair, says Peter Robinson: Irish Independent
Gail Walker

New First Minister delighted with support from all sides in Fermanagh: Fermanagh Herald

Iris Robinson to receive tens of thousands from taxpayers after quitting this week: Daily Telegraph
Rosa Prince

Former Robinson aide in council talks: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Cafe's delayed opening 'purely procedural': The News Letter

Robinsons paid full price for offices I sold them, insists builder Campbell (Jan 14): Belfast Telegraph

Council appoints Deloitte to launch Robinson inquiry: BBC

Journalist arrested in home of Iris's former lover Kirk McCambley: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Recent investigations unlike North's usual reporting (Jan 14): The Irish Times
David Adams

Can DUP's Nigel Dodds rescue Stormont?: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Gordon calling: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Why it's too soon to write Robinson off: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Sex scandals expose reality in 'puritanical' Northern Ireland: Daily Telegraph
Alice Ritchie

Robinson played into the hands of her enemies: Irish Independent
David Quinn

Why Iris scandal is a drama set to keep on running: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Does Iris Robinson affair prove women no different to men?: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

SOS U.S.: Irish Echo

UUP win Craigavon by-election: UTV Internet

Analysis – Revealing electoral insight in DUP's absence: The News Letter

Is there a threat to DUP in North Antrim following Robinson scandal?: Ballymoney Times

Time for unionists to unite:
Mick Fealty

Police revisit scene of car bomb attack on officer: BBC

Detectives investigate bombing link: UTV Internet

PSNI employees get bomb check mirrors: The News Letter

MLA casts doubt on bomb mirrors: BBC

Police secretly recorded phone conversations: UTV Internet

GAA team target of bomb attack in Antrim: BBC

Antrim attack deemed 'sectarian': The News Letter

Success in the 'secret war' is best way to stem terror: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Murray

DUP presses Adams over wanted brother: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Adams slams Paisley over 'abuse' questions: The News Letter

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams may face probe on brother: Belfast Telegraph

Gardaí cleared of forgery and perjury, court told: The Irish Times

Promoting equal expression of diverse traditions: Londonderry Sentinel

Thursday, January 14

Loyalist parades hold key to deal on policing: Irish Independent
Steven McCaffery and David Young

Cowen and Brown meet to promote justice talks: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Peter Robinson expected to join talks sessions today: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

No devolution 'under duress' – DUP: UTV Internet

Warning against talks 'soundbite': Belfast Telegraph

A lot of justice devolution spade work is done – all that's really left is the timetable: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Iris Robinson resigns from NI Assembly: RTE

On her own – Iris leaves politics: The News Letter
Sam McBride

By-election looms over Iris Robinson's seat: Belfast Telegraph

Robinsons lose a fortune on US holiday home investment: Irish Independent
John Breslin

Robinson Crisis – McCambley beat two businesses to cafe deal (Jan 13): The News Letter

Kirk McCambley was given seven months free rental of inn and council paid for equipment (Jan 13): Belfast Telegraph

Inquiry to focus on any 'impropriety' in awarding lease: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

No Robinson in attendance at council meeting: The News Letter

'Baby barrister' takes the helm: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Wife, Mum and First Minister: Belfast Telegraph
Rachel Quigley

Conversations monopolised by revelations but Iris left in a state: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

So just what is happening at Stormont now?: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Foundations of North's peace remain fragile: The Irish Times
Stephen Farry

Republicans can cash in by propping up institutions: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Donnelly

End of 'rainbow' for the house of Robinson (Jan 13): Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Loyal sons of Ulster unionism were undone by a bright-eyed tea girl and her beguiling smile (Jan 13): Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Gender aside, the fall of Irish politician Iris Robinson is the same old sex scandal: Washington Post
Ruth Marcus

Iris Robinson is not a sinner. She's a heroine: The Times
Melanie Reid

This was no fling for Iris -- it was a bedroom battle: Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

More Than a Scandal in Belfast: New York Times

Stormont turmoil: Financial Times

Robinson issue (Jan 12): Derry Journal

PSNI officer has right leg amputated: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Bomb components found in M1 motorway alert: BBC

IRA dissidents burgeon, youth wing now set up (Jan 12): Evening Herald
Cormac Looney

MLA under loyalist death threat: UTV Internet

UDA's weapons: 'Too little too late': Belfast Media

The UDA and the pay-off: Derry Journal
Eamonn McCann

Journalist murder accused wins press ban: UTV Internet

Builder 'lent mobile phones to terrorists': UTV Internet

Probe into Adams' claims over brother: The News Letter

What's really rotten at the heart of Sinn Féin (Jan 12): Evening Herald
Christy Burke

Low turnout in Craigavon poll: The News Letter

We've moved on from the days when Rome ruled our Republic (Jan 9): Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Wednesday, January 13

DUP close to agreement on policing powers transfer:
Henry McDonald

Ireland and Britain join forces to help North agree policing deal: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

Unionists 'should close devolution vacuum' – Woodward: BBC

Warning over policing and justice: The News Letter

SF refuses to be drawn on detail of DUP talks: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan & Deaglán de Bréadún

'No confidence' in justice move – Campbell: The News Letter

Taoiseach and British PM to meet in London tomorrow: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Tentative signs of progress on policing and justice deal: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

The real issue in the North isn't Robinson, it's policing: Irish Independent

Leader has party's full support and resignation unnecessary – Minister: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún & Dan Keenan

Maybe no way back for Robinson – Durkan: Derry Journal

Builder who gave Iris's lover cash made DUP donation: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Castlereagh council meets over Iris Robinson story: BBC

Robinson Crisis – Voters in heartland undecided: The News Letter

DUP turmoil brings little joy to republican streets of Belfast:
Esther Addley and Henry McDonald

Robinson Crisis – Paisley dynasty avoid public comment: The News Letter

Kirk 'replaced his late father in every sense': Irish Independent
Claire McNeilly

Iris Robinson is 'the new Tiger Woods' as scandal goes global: Belfast Telegraph

Politics caught in heady mix of frenzy and normality: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Iris Robinson – will her public forgive her?: The Times
David Sharrock

First Minister on his last legs, so stand by for the political fireworks: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Team Robinson – destroy one, you destroy the other (Jan 11): The News Letter
Alex Kane

Iris and Peter Robinson – The politician, his wife, her lover and the money: Daily Telegraph
Denis Murray

Robinson acted honourably. Why should he quit? (Jan 11): Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

How Iris affair has left us all staring again into abyss: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Iris Robinson, feminist icon? (Jan 11): Irish Voice/
Frieda Klotz

Is foolish Iris Robinson seeking asylum from the affairs of men? (Jan 12): The Herald
Colette Douglas-Home

The two faces of Iris: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen


Dissidents have at least four more booby-trap bombs: Belfast Telegraph

Clinton condemns bomb attack: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Man shot in legs in house attack: BBC

Lasting peace (Jan 12): Watertown Daily Times

Omagh suspect's phones used in atrocity, court told: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

McCord to meet Serious Crime chief: The News Letter

Tuesday, January 12

Amid Scandals, Northern Ireland's Leader Takes a Leave: New York Times
John F. Burns

Robinson will be back – Foster: The News Letter

Foster will carry extra role extremely well, says Dodds: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Governments to meet over Robinson crisis: UTV Internet

Work must continue on outstanding issues – Cowen: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Efforts to devolve policing to go on, says British government: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Shocked DUP still making up its mind: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Stormont and Westminster inquiries may take longer than six weeks: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Appointment 'puts party before country': The News Letter

Ethics watchdog may step in over £50,000 obtained by Iris Robinson: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Iris 'will come out fighting': The News Letter

New revelations – Iris lover feigned illness to end affair: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Robinson Scandal – Paisley Church starts to seek its own path: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Amended Act facilitated temporary break: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Big Ian remains powerful with DUP grassroots: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Profile – Arlene Foster, acting Northern Ireland First Minister: The Times
David Sharrock

Foster is new First Minister, but for how long?: The News Letter

Fast riser in a male-dominated party: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Grassroots will decide if leader survives: The Independent
David McKittrick

'Brains' of DUP takes break for matters of the heart: Irish Examiner
David Young

Martin McGuinness is the biggest winner after the Robinson affair: The Times
David Sharrock

A perfect storm at Stormont as first mate walks plank: Irish Independent
Noel McAdam

Devolution pushed further towards edge: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Who really wins and loses in Irisgate?: The Times
Mick Fealty

Risky strategy buys Robinson and party time: The Herald
Graham Walker

Robinson has bought time to strike devolution deal: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Personal problems aside, there are issues to resolve: Belfast Telegraph
Gerry Adams

Stormont's broken bones:
Robin Wilson

Anti-Robbo coup bad for Shinners – Republicans must box clever: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Political future rests with Robinson decision: The News Letter
Sammy Wilson

The next six weeks will tell if Peter is waving ... or drowning: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

The DUP are in a corner: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

Iris Robinson derails gravy train for Ulster's political class: The Times
Martin Fletcher

Can two beleaguered leaders weather their political storms?: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran


Spy fears forcing paranoid dissidents under the radar: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

PSNI head calls for support after officer attack: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Bombers 'spied on officer for some time': Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Defecting councillor says SF has become directionless in South: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Blackmail plot accused 'helped Birmingham Six': Belfast Telegraph

Monday, January 11

Sound of silence as supporters desert DUP leader: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Robinson will not survive a week, says Trimble: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Paisley 'beyond fury' over Robinson sleaze (Jan 10): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Will the DUP stand by Peter Robinson?: Belfast Telegraph

Concerns that Robinson affair may threaten powersharing: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty & Dan Keenan

Sinn Fein sees its chance after Robinson scandal: The Times
David Sharrock

Sinn Fein demands answers over loan: Belfast Telegraph

Devolution crisis will be focus of meeting: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Policy issues dividing parties must be addressed – Adams: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Northern Ireland in uproar over lawmaker's secret affair with teen: Los Angeles Times
Henry Chu

Iris Robinson accused of having three more lovers as she receives acute psychiatric treatment: Daily Mail
Paul Henderson

Iris Robinson receiving psychiatric treatment in Belfast hospital:
Henry McDonald

Only topic in town as Robinsons dominate pub talk: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

No mention of adultery or politics as the arm-waving saved sway in worship: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

No sign, and no mention, of the Robinsons at Sunday service: Belfast Telegraph
Raymond Kilpatrick and Rebecca Black

Robinson's affair could result in turmoil: The Herald
Graham Walker

Stormont power sharing to hit the rocks: BBC
Mark Simpson

Analysis – Where will Northern Ireland's twisting political saga go next?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Policing agreement in North hangs on Robinson's fate: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

The Robinson scandal is just the beginning: The Times
Paul Bew

Power-sharing in North now hanging by a thread (Jan 10): Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Double standards leave DUP at a crossroads (Jan 10): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Waiting for next chapter of a gripping page-turner: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Robinsons are laid low by act of union (Jan 10): Sunday Business Post
Steven King

Swish family Robinson in ruins (Jan 10): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Harsh, judging God not the right measure for Robinson tangle: The Irish Times
Susan McKay

More to Robinson revelations than meets the eye (Jan 10): Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

Hypocrisy of Iris and Peter Robinson exposed (Jan 10): Sunday Tribune

Robinson's future is on a knife-edge: Belfast Telegraph

Are Peter Robinson and Gerry Adams Northern Ireland's untouchables? (Jan 8): The Times
David Sharrock

Adams denial of brother's SF position: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

"Given the enthusiasm for kicking Bishop Drennan up the arse, why not the same courageous pursuit of the truth in relation to the Sinn Féin president?" (Jan 10): Sunday Tribune
Diarmuid Doyle

Loyalists in death threat to Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams: Belfast Telegraph

Officer in car bomb attack 'critical': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Suspected IRA member faces arms charges: Irish Examiner
Seán McCárthaigh

Retrial of Murphy on bomb charge will begin: The Irish Times
Carol Coulter

Former Sinn Féin councillor joins Labour ranks: Irish Examiner

SF councillor resigns with stinging attack on party chiefs (Jan 10): Sunday Tribune
Conor McMorrow

Sunday, January 10

Government Is in Peril as Scandal Rocks Ulster: New York Times
John F. Burns

Ulster on brink over Iris Robinson sex scandal: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Woodward warns Robinson crisis must not derail assembly: BBC

Poll threat may rescue Peter Robinson: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Robinson's position as NI first minister 'untenable': BBC

Iris Robinson expelled from DUP: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Northern Ireland First Minister's wife forced to quit over teen affair scandal: Mail on Sunday

No golden goodbye for Iris Robinson: Belfast Telegraph

The Robinson affair – the day Iris invited me over for a chat (Jan 9): Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

The Adviser – Selwyn Black's Role (Jan 9): The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Fall from grace is no laughing matter for Iris: Sunday Independent
Patricia Redlich

We can't find Iris Robinson; will she ever find herself?: Belfast Telegraph
Jane Hardy

Stop acting like a teen Mrs Robinson (Jan 8): Western Mail
Lowri Turner

Hypocrites like Iris often hoist by own petard: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Iris Robinson's affair has something of the Greek tragedy about it (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

Iris and Peter Robinson – the golden couple who fell to earth: Sunday Telegraph
William Langley

Fall of the house of Robinson: Independent on Sunday
David McKittrick

Here beginneth the hardest of lessons for the Robinsons: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Stormont should not hang on the fate of one family: The Sunday Times
Newton Emerson

Ulster puritanism caught with its pants down (Jan 8):
Michael White

Murder bid on PSNI man widely condemned: Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth and Tom Brady

Man beaten with baseball bat in West Belfast: UTV Internet

Decommissioning – Final pieces of the jigsaw (Jan 7): Irish Examiner

Fullertons demand answers in new murder probe: Derry Journal

How Cardinal and Helen defied evil in different ways (Jan 8): Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Sinn Fein on attack as councillor quits: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Murder bid on PSNI man widely condemned: Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth and Tom Brady

Irish speakers a social and educational elite – report (Jan 9): The Irish Times
Gráinne Faller & and Séan Flynn

Israel, N. Ireland in joint employment-equality project (Jan 8): Jerusalem Post
Ruth Eglash

Celtic fan's murderer preparing for release from jail (Jan 8): The Herald
Gerry Braiden

Saturday, January 9

Iris Robinson 'to step down as MP and MLA next week': BBC

Peter Robinson defiant amid 'rule breach' fallout from wife's affair: The Times
David Sharrock

Robinson backed to deal with issues: RTE

Sympathetic public backs the 'brave' Robinsons: The News Letter

Peter Robinson under pressure over wife's money affairs: BBC

'Spotlight probe's aim was to smear me by association': Irish Independent
Noel McAdam

Mood hardens after BBC broadcast: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Mum's the word over Iris scandal for DUP top brass: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

MP says Robinson's position is questionable: Londonderry Sentinel

Castlereagh Council will look into Iris Robinson TV allegations: Belfast Telegraph
Emily Moulton

DUP donations are 'under review': BBC

Church 'will rally round couple and love them': The News Letter

Iris whereabouts a mystery as ski trip rumours abound: Irish Independent
Noel McAdam

Betting on next First Minister has already started: Londonderry Sentinel

Iris Robinson's young lover, Kirk McCambley, attracts hundreds of Facebook fans: Daily Telegraph
Andrew Hough

Iris Robinson's lover Kirk McCambley becomes instant gay pin-up: Belfast Telegraph
Lindsay Fergus

In the beginning was a promise to a dying man to look after his teen son: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Father and son affair? Reports wife of Northern Irish leader had affair with teen lover's father: Irish Voice/
Patrick Roberts

Iris Robinson and Kirk McCambley – a strange tale of Belfast's 'odd couple':
Esther Addley

'Rock-solid' couple may pay heavy price over loans claim: Irish Examiner

Which way now as Robinson fights for political survival?: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Tragedy inspired career politician's climb to top: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

Soft-spoken young man knew Iris since childhood: Irish Independent
Jason O'Brien

The Robinsons are Northern Ireland's first home-grown political scandal: Daily Telegraph
Mick Fealty

The First Lady, her young lover, and a scandal that could hand power to Sinn Fein: The Independent
David McKittrick

Why Iris Robinson deserves little sympathy: The Times
Martin Fletcher

Mrs. Peter Robinson is a hall of fame hypocrite: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Revelations come at worst time for process: BBC
Mark Devenport

What now for Northern Ireland's peace process?:
Henry McDonald

Scandal pushes peace process into major crisis: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Northern Ireland – Not just the Robinsons' affair: The Guardian

The family Robinson: The Irish Times

The end of the affair: The Independent

Policing and justice talks 'going ahead' – Donaldson: The News Letter

Fears of return to 'dark days' after bomb attack on officer in Northern Ireland: The Scotsman
Clare Baillie

Three held in dissident raid: Irish Examiner

Man shot in leg in Armagh city: BBC

North Ombudsman presses for reform: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

UVF brothers to face 100 charges: BBC

Sinn Féin Cllr resigns from party: RTE

Adams' warrant 'will take fortnight': Belfast Telegraph

McDaid key witness granted bail: BBC

Friday, January 8

Iris Robinson 'broke rules' over lover's loan: The Independent
David Young and Deric Henderson

Storm over £50,000 loan to teenage lover of first minister's wife: The Scotsman
David Young and Deric Henderson

Focus in Iris Robinson affair shifts to financial dealings: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

'Business as usual' for First Minister: The News Letter

Investigation urged by Robinson's opponents: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Iris Robinson 'hypocrite' – gay campaigner Tatchell: BBC

Robinson 'appalled' at TV claims: Belfast Telegraph

Iris Robinson's admission of a sexual affair 'prompted by BBC inquiry': The Times
David Sharrock

Who is Iris Robinson?: BBC

Peter and Iris Robinson – a love that started to blossom in their days at college: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Language of forgiveness based in faith: BBC

Religious leaders recognise trauma of Robinson family: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

The fall of Iris Robinson:
Fionola Meredith

DUP wakes up to a new reality after Iris Robinson revelations: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Iris and Peter Robinson's private affairs may have political fallout: The Times
David Sharrock

It may have been painful, but Peter Robinson did the right thing: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Hard Man's 'Toyboy' Tears:
Jon Craig

DUP leader's woes exemplify unionism's lack of real direction: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

It's a sorry state of affairs: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Sex, money, and bigotry – meet the Robinsons: The Independent
David McKittrick

Separating public and private life: The News Letter

Policing and Justice talks stalemate: UTV Internet

Time for transfer: Irish Echo

Boston Globe shows its Northern Ireland bias with attack on Gerry Adams: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Might be May for Obama Irish visit: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Bomb explodes under man's car in Randalstown: BBC

Death threats for Sinn Fein MLAs: UTV Internet

Wide welcome for UDA pledge over weapons: The News Letter

Blackmail charge Provo – I was trying to save peace deal: Belfast Telegraph

Republican found guilty of assault on PSNI inspector: Belfast Telegraph
George Jackson

Thursday, January 7

Governments optimistic on justice: BBC

Woodward remarks 'banal' says Sinn Fein leader: BBC

SDLP propose UUP/Alliance link-up: The News Letter

UDA 'has decommissioned all weapons': The Independent
David McKittrick

Watchdog confirms destruction of remainder of UDA's arsenal: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Wide welcome for UDA pledge over weapons: The News Letter

Martin praises UDA progress: Belfast Telegraph

UDA finally closes the door on Northern Ireland's dark past: The Scotsman
David Young and Michael McHugh

Relief that patience on UDA finally paid off: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

President hails 'milestone on journey of peace': The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Analysis – now to decommission attitudes: The Times
David Sharrock

Political focus in the North: The Irish Times

Wife of Northern Ireland's first minister, Peter Robinson, tried to kill herself after affair:
Henry McDonald

Robinson vows to continue in politics: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty & Dan Keenan

'She took responsibility and I have forgiven her': The News Letter

McGuinness first to offer his support: The News Letter

Robinsons should be given privacy, appeals Northern Secretary: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Party members stunned by shock revelation: The News Letter

Peter Robinson due back at work after revelations: BBC

Founder member of DUP rose to the top: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

When the personal becomes political: BBC
Martina Purdy

Family affairs: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Revelation tears political dynasty apart: Irish Independent
David Young

Shattered Robinson is standing by his woman: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Cardinal's passing portrays First Minister in a poor light: Belfast Telegraph
Owen Polley

Robinson a broken man as turmoil is laid bare: The News Letter

An acutely public baring of the soul: Belfast Telegraph

Questions pile up for Adams: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Adams's secret, now his shame: Boston Globe
Thomas Gagen

Drip feed of toxic IRA waste will not go away: The Irish Times
Fionnuala O'Connor

Family misfortunes for DUP and Sinn Fein leaderships: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Splinter group has nothing to offer us: Newry Democrat
Joanne Ross

Orange hall attacks 'must end': The News Letter

McDaid witness is sent to jail: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Wednesday, January 6

Loyalist group UDA decommissions illegal arsenal:
Henry McDonald

UDA prepares to announce it has completed arms decommissioning: Irish Independent
Brian Rowan

Martin confident SF and DUP can find compromise: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Top Tory holds talks on justice stalemate: The News Letter

Campbell warns Sinn Féin: Londonderry Sentinel

Terrorist threat must not stifle changes in policing: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Happy New Crisis: BBC
Mark Devenport

Northern Ireland Slides Back Toward Bloodshed:
Christopher Werth

How the media's failings allow Gerry Adams to rewrite history: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Robinson 'family issues' precluded presence: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Irish Catholicism at 'defining moment': Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

Why did Robinson's Daly tribute take so long?: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

This isn't the moment to play the blame game: The News Letter
Liam Clarke

In praise of those whose time has run out: The Irish Times
Vincent Browne

Craigavon poll battle heats up: The News Letter

SDLP name Alban Maginness replacement: BBC

32CSM vow to 'provide leadership': Derry Journal

Londonderry youth club in petrol bomb attack: BBC

Peace spending in Londonderry: Londonderry Sentinel

1979 State papers

'Security service' appointment opposed (Dec 31): The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Tuesday, January 5

Bad news with a few crumbs of comfort for both the main parties: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP leader won't be quick to follow wife out exit door: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Time running out for UDA over decommissioning: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Interesting year lies ahead: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Adams crisis may reveal a Brit spy – stand by for more shocks: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

President and Taoiseach to attend Cardinal Daly's funeral: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Tears are shed as former primate reaches final resting place: Belfast Telegraph
Anne Palmer

Robinson was right to issue Daly condolences: The News Letter

Mr Robinson must regain lost ground: Belfast Telegraph

SF stay tight-lipped about London rents: The News Letter

Rise in complaints about helicopter flights: UTV Internet

2009 marching season 'most difficult' in recent times: BBC

Building a drystone wall is like working at Stormont: The News Letter
Sammy Wilson

Unity: (from the Irish Herald)
Jude Collins

Black Watch – The Lonely Vigil Of An Army Widow (Dec 20): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Bid to boost registered voters: Belfast Telegraph

1979 State papers

Drinks bill at Baldonnel came to £342.55 (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Surprise at strength of middle-class resistance to comprehensive schools (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon

Monday, January 4

Poll suggests majority want justice powers devolved: Belfast Telegraph

Survey suggests devolution doubts: BBC

Is it deal or no deal?: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Revealed – SF cover-up of Liam Adams' senior role (Jan 3): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Adams 'rewrites history' (Jan 3): Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams denies new claims over brother's role in party: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Lady Sylvia's future still not resolved after Empey meeting: Belfast Telegraph

Off Message (Jan 3): Sunday Business Post
Jennifer O'Connell

Silence isn't healthy for sick politicians: (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

'He was a man of peace, and maybe we wouldn't have peace only for him': The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Cardinal lies in state in Armagh as mourners file past open coffin: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Cardinal leaves huge legacy for Catholic Church (Jan 3): Sunday Business Post
Keiron Wood

The departure of three originals: The Irish Times

Survival, not compassion, is priority for Church (Jan 3): Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

"Rather than trumpet a triumphalist Catholicism all over the airwaves, the Angelus these days offers us a reminder of our unsung greatness and our resilience" (Jan 3): Sunday Tribune
Diarmuid Doyle

Challenge to 'backward' blasphemy law (Jan 3) (Jan 3): Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Super Seán's patriotic games (Dec 24):

1979 State papers

1979 – a year of transition (Dec 30): The Irish Times

Security dominated tense Anglo-Irish agenda in 1979: Sunday Business Post

Gadaffi asked for training despite IRA guns (Dec 30): Irish Independent
Fergus Black

Euro elections and rise of the DUP (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

Result reflected extent of polarisation (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

The Missing Hours – Department Took Nine Hours To Track Down Taoiseach (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Sunday, January 3

Dissident republicans to repeat failures of past: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

UVF brothers to turn 'supergrass' in 10-year-old murder case: The Observer
Henry McDonald

The usual suspects misjudge the public mood: Belfast Media

Party's failure real nail in coffin of Adams's leadership of Sinn Fein: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

No excuse for that policing vacuum to remain with us (Dec 31): Belfast Media

Constituents sympathetic to MP's problems (Dec 31): The News Letter

Robinson rebuked over Daly silence: The Sunday Times
Gabrielle Monaghan

Pope leads tributes to Cahal Daly: UTV Internet

An intellectual who stood up to men of violence: Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan

Irish Catholic Cardinal Daly brought Pope to Ireland but utterly failed on pedophiles: Irish Voice/
Patrick Roberts

Cardinal Cathal Daly – A long life of faith, peace: Irish Examiner

Cardinal's legacy is one of peace: Belfast Telegraph

Publish and be damned – at least the truth won't kill us: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

State Papers – Missing files undermine confidence (Dec 30): Irish Examiner

1979 State papers

British Army wanted to open fire on unarmed jail escapees (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

State feared IRA would meet Pontiff (Dec 30): Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Emotional impact of bungled kidnapping (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

Disquiet at RTÉ reaching into Northern Ireland (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

North and economic woes spelled end of Lynch reign (Dec 30): Irish Independent
James Downey

Saturday, January 2

Executive and devolution defended by DUP leader: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Anything else you've failed to recollect, Gerry?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Our vigilante thugs make the Chinese courts look merciful (Dec 31): Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Orange Hall targeted in Rasharkin: UTV Internet

Fears that Bloody Sunday report and election will clash: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Invite the Queen of England to Dublin. It would bring worldwide publicity and be worth squillions to Tourism Ireland: Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

Tributes flow for Cardinal Daly's support for peace in North: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry & Dan Keenan

McAleese leads salutes to courageous peace advocate, outstanding scholar and writer: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Robinson's 'silence' on Cardinal's death sparks backlash: Belfast Telegraph

Cardinal Daly to lie in state: UTV Internet

Daly best known as outspoken critic of the IRA: Irish Examiner
Steven McCaffery

Outspoken critic of violence who bridged religious divide: Irish Independent
John Cooney

Cardinal Daly had instinctive touch for our troubled times: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Mitchell Scholar to trade Brooklyn for Belfast: Irish Echo
Peter McDermott

Irish atheists challenge new blasphemy laws:
Henry McDonald

Walls never work – in the Middle East or in Ireland: The Independent
Robert Fisk

1979 State papers

The man who would be PM – Paisley arrives: The Irish Times
John Bew

Differences over H-Blocks, SDLP and institutions frame key meeting: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Dublin paid expenses to prominent SDLP figures (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

Concern at 'quasi-secret' links between Irish and UK officials: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Concern over sectarian clashes at matches (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

No bullet-proof glass for Pope (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

Earl burnt by queen toast (Dec 31): Irish Independent

Friday, January 1

Devolution deadlock 'could boost dissidents': UTV Internet

Newry security alert NOT a bomb – say police: The News Letter

Bomb parts find sparks fresh terror fears: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese and Victoria O'Hara

Dissidents blamed for PSNI station attack: UTV Internet

MI5 – More terrorist plots from Irish Republicans than Islamic extremists: Daily Telegraph
James Kirkup

Challenging times ahead for all of us: Belfast Telegraph

Philadelphia Council calls for a united Ireland: Irish Echo

Blueprint for Bill of Rights rejected: UTV Internet

Bloody Sunday weekend to look at Paris massacre: Derry Journal

New Search For 'Disappeared' IRA Victims:
Vicki Hawthorne

Ian Paisley an inspiration in Irish Catholic church sex scandals: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Cardinal Cahal Daly dies – an IRA critic who sought to build bridges: Daily Telegraph

A scholar, bishop and champion of peace: Irish Examiner
Jennifer Hough

Irish language groups reach France: Belfast Telegraph

1979 State papers

1979 saw royal murdered and butcher gang jailed (Dec 30): BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Fears of sniper and bomb attacks during Pope's visit (Dec 30): Irish Independent
Fergus Black

Pressure sought for power-sharing: Belfast Telegraph

Two of 30 border shootings verified: Belfast Telegraph

Catholic Martyrs League – Ireland 1, England 42 (Dec 31): The Irish Times
John Bew

Irish diplomat believed Hume backed internment (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph

Intercepted message shows outlook of IRA prisoners (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon


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