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Sunday, January 15

Campbell hits out at TV show over 'IRA propaganda': The News Letter

Democracy needs national, not nationalist, broadcasters: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Just a thought: Belfast Media

Five held over Ligoniel bomb: UTV

Sister speaks of brother's beating: Belfast Media
Gráinne Brinkley

Device thrown at police in Belfast: UTV

Will 2012 bring us to a brave new world?: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Nobody emerges with credit from Boston College fiasco: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Jean McConville – one of Belfast's stubborn ghosts: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

The Iron Lady's first visit to Derry recalled: Derry Journal

How ordinary people really shaped the events of 1981 (Jan 13): Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Margaret Thatcher Killed The Hunger Strikers (Jan 12): (from the Andersonstown News)
Danny Morrison

There was a real deal and we accepted it (Jan 14): (from the Andersonstown News)
Richard O'Rawe

'Heroes with their Hands in the Air' to be staged in Derry and Belfast: Derry Journal

Stark choice for Taoiseach – European federation or special bond with Britain: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Kenny joins UK in fight against financial-transaction tax (Jan 14): Irish Independent
Lise Hand and Fiach Kelly

Want to start a business? Go south, says US entrepreneur after debacle with Invest NI (Jan 13): Belfast Telegraph
David Elliot

Salmond – I'll order police to sabotage an early referendum on independence: Daily Mail
Simon Walters

SNP 'anti-English', claims composer: Scotland on Sunday

Britain divided over Scottish independence: Sunday Telegraph
Patrick Hennessy

SNP is more interested in stirring up resentment than having debate: Scotland on Sunday
Johann Lamont

A free Scotland? No, it's being fed into the Euro-blender: Daily Mail
Peter Hitchens

Who can lay a glove on Alex Salmond?: The Observer
Kevin McKenna

A solution that dare not speak its name: Independent on Sunday
John Curtice

Scottish independence - a chance to build a modern, confident state: The Observer

Saturday, January 14

Alliance may quit Executive over loss of ministry: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

MLAs should forget money and try to earn some respect: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

It's good to talk: Irish Examiner

Legion 'snub' for Sinn Fein Mayor: Derry Journal

Lord Maginnis attacks rivals: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Basil McCrea to put unionist case at Sinn Fein 'uniting Ireland' event: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Line-up for unity conference announced: Derry Journal

Martin McGuinness 'disturbed' by Boston College project: BBC
Jennifer O'Leary

Row over ethics as judge orders college to surrender IRA tapes (Jan 2):
Roy Greenslade

Four arrested over north Belfast dissident bomb: BBC

Concern over disease outbreak: Belfast Media
Gráinne Brinkley

'My husband will die in there': Derry Journal

IRA link to 'drugs killing' after accused walks into Huddersfield police station: Yorkshire Post

Government welcomes review of Finucane inquiry decision: The Irish Times
Paul Cullen & Deaglán de Bréadún

'Mystery intervention' against inquiry: UTV

Fresh doubts over rubber bullet death: UTV

Her politics weren't too popular here, but Thatcher movie is a hit with Irish film fans: Evening Herald
Geraldine Gittens

Review – Danny Morrison, ex-republican prisoner (Jan 8): The News Letter
Danny Morrison

Our bitter tribalism was too much even for the Iron Lady: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Savage poetic irony shows Thatcher's hidden side (Jan 9): Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Thatcher's tale unquestioned but Dugdale's another story: Belfast Media
Jude Collins

Vile slurs against Celtic and Catholics appear on official website of ex-whistler Jeff Winter (Jan 12): Scottish Daily Record
Chris Musson

Scottish independence referendum – Salmond claims links to Irish freedom struggle: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Scotland should stay in UK, say our Celtic cousins: Scottish Daily Record
Magnus Gardham

NI leaders weigh in on Scottish debate: UTV

Northern Ireland politicians 'jumpy' with Alex Salmond: BBC
Mark Devenport

Last king of Ireland spins in his grave as Enda ends up reffing red-blue clash: Irish Independent
Lise Hand

Comparing Scots to Irish a dangerous move: The Scotsman

McLeish brands Union as not fit for purpose: The Herald
Brian Currie

A question not just for the Scots, but for everyone in Britain: Daily Telegraph
Charles Moore

Hang on, Mr Salmond. The English MUST have a say on Scotland's future too...: Daily Mail
Simon Heffer

The battle to save the Union is under way: Daily Telegraph

Friday, January 13

Retired police given special roles: Belfast Telegraph

New PSNI powers used 4,000' times for minor offences: BBC

Rising confidence in PSNI: Carrick Times

Derry interface residents rally against attacks: BBC

Catholics urged to help Protestant neighbours: The News Letter

Jilted Farry should just boldly go with the flow: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Tories will need defectors to get the party started: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Britain and Ireland need each other more than ever – Clegg: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien and Brian Hutton

Clegg and Salmond to attend summit in Dublin: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Irish PM – Anglo-Irish relations are better than ever: Daily Telegraph

Dissident republican bomb attack was targeted using Facebook: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Security forces warned over internet dangers: The News Letter

Blown tyres may have sparked bomb alert: Londonderry Sentinel

Gardai swoop on CIRA pair and seize loaded gun: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

Prisoners staring into the abyss: Belfast Media
Gráinne Brinkley

Carroll gunman 'fired AK47 from 50 metres': The News Letter

Fullerton response to TD's comments on Ulster Covenant: Donegal Democrat

Ombudsman probes new queries over UDA murder: UTV

Hearing into Real IRA suspect's death opens: Belfast Telegraph

Finucane family wins judicial review:

Pair released over 1974 RUC murder: UTV

Martin claims on NI archive 'off the wall', says Shatter: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Boston College says IICD documents will remain confidential for 30 years: BBC
Jennifer O'Leary

The real truth about the Boston College taped IRA interviews: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

To get to the truth we must hear Government's stories: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Troubles have not gone away for trust's residents: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Shared teacher for NI schools (Jan 9): UTV

Doubt over Ulster Canal funding from Republic of Ireland (Jan 11): BBC

Cowdenbeath denial but Pat Fenlon confirms he spoke to police about fans' abuse: The Scotsman
Stuart Bathgate

Celtic boss Neil Lennon's vile death threats from prison officer on Facebook (Jan 8): Scottish Daily Record
Lauren Crooks

From Bloody Sunday to Afghanistan, war is hell: Irish Independent
Robert Fisk

Osborne warns Scotland it could be forced to join the euro if it opts to go for independence: Daily Mail

Would Spain stop Scotland from joining the EU?: The Spectator
James Forsyth

'Straight choice between independence and status quo disenfranchises a large number of Scots': The Herald

Let Scotland vote on 'devo max' (Jan 12): Daily Telegraph
Daniel Hannan

MSPs back Holyrood referendum move: BBC

Tories see referendum as 'win-win' situation: Financial Times
Jim Pickard and George Parker

Independence referendum leaves Scottish Labour stuck between a rock and a hard place (Jan 12): The Scotsman
Eddie Barnes

A generous offer to Scotland could keep the Union safe: Daily Telegraph
Dominic Raab

Sun now setting on the British state: The Scotsman
George Kerevan

Thursday, January 12

David Ford in threat to resign over row: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Ford angered by proposal to cut Alliance ministry: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Stephen Farry criticises DEL abolition justice plan: BBC

Alasdair's sinking feeling (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

Citizens wanted for new policing parternship: Mid Ulster Mail

Many pitfalls await next man to toe the Troubles tightrope: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Murray

MLA makes a call for unionist unity: Dromore Leader

UVF behind attack on Catholic crew: Belfast Media
Scott Jamison

Update – Police continue to probe mystery explosion: Derry Journal

Terrorists 'intent on murder' plant bomb in Scots squaddie's car (Jan 7): Scottish Daily Record
Maurice Fitzmaurice

PSNI officer killed by 'rapidly fatal' wound: The News Letter

Judge refuses PSNI footage bid: UTV

Political agendas will only hide the truths of our past: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Thompson

Waters muddied in BC archives standoff: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Scores of paramilitaries interviewed – few know their names: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Pair arrested over 1974 RUC murder: UTV

Looking back, we were staring into the abyss: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Witness would only testify if sent abroad: The News Letter

Even today, informers cast a long shadow: Irish Echo
Patrick Campbell

McGeough suffered inequality, four-hour long pardon review hears: Tyrone Times

Kenny and Cameron: RTE

Like Lemass, we should not be in thrall to Europe (Jan 9): Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

All-Ireland winner Anne 'confident' of fleadh in city: Derry Journal

Wilson rules out switching allegiance back to the North: Irish Independent
Daniel McDonnell

Pat Fenlon irked by anti-Irish abuse but refuses to make it an issue: The Herald
Michael Grant

Salmond rules out sharing exposure to RBS: Financial Times
Kiran Stacey

Parties unite to fight Scots independence: The Independent
Andrew Grice, Nigel Morris

Cameron to lead charge of ministers to Scotland: The Herald
Michael Settle, Kate Devlin & Brian Currie

Focus falls on independence for Wales: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

In today's world, a united Britain is more of a necessity than ever: Daily Telegraph
Peter Oborne

Alex must not end up court in the Act: The Scotsman
Jim Sillars

Can Alex Salmond give Britain the chop?: Daily Telegraph
Alan Cochrane

Scotland does not need permission to go it alone (Jan 11): The Scotsman
Matt Qvortrup

Don't overlook the power of Scotland: Belfast Telegraph

Knowledge is power when it comes to independence vote: The Scotsman

Wednesday, January 11

Justice Minister David Ford to stay in post for three years: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Proposal made to cut Stormont Executive ministry: BBC

Derry explosion 'may have been attempted attack on police':
Henry McDonald

Man arrested over Dolans GAA fire: Derry Journal

Catholic teenager tells of beating on Belfast film set:
Henry McDonald

Loyalist attack on Catholic actor filming in Belfast: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

'Valiant efforts' to save Carroll: UTV

PSNI officer sought back-up before colleague was killed: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Residents protest over 'sectarian' peace wall attack: Belfast Telegraph

Ireland is facing a future of hardship and we cannot allow false narratives to lure us back into violence: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Sinn Fein signs up for Owen Paterson's Troubles legacy initiative: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Two held over 1974 police murder: Belfast Telegraph

Shades of grey at the Smithwick Tribunal: RTE

Frazer considers 'Sunday' march: Derry Journal

Life and death battle to keep IRA history secret: The Australian
Will Pavia

Could the secret archive in Boston end our peace?: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Belfast Judge Blocks Bankruptcy in Northern Ireland: New York Times
Doreen Carvajal

Quinn bankruptcy case set for Dublin court on Monday: The Irish Times
Colm Keena

What can we sing when we are winning?: Belfast Telegraph
Robin Wilson

Fenlon shrugs off anti-Irish abuse furore: Evening Herald
Aidan Fitzmaurice

Fans' abuse of Fenlon is set to go unpunished: The Scotsman

1,000 days to decide our future as Salmond names autumn 2014 as preferred date for independence referendum: The Scotsman
David Maddox

Breakaway Scots force a showdown – Cameron can't dictate to us on independence vote, storms Salmond: Daily Mail
James Chapman

Cameron's pre-emptive strike aims to torpedo plan for 'joint armed forces': The Scotsman
Tim Ripley

SNP boycott would stir memories of 1973 vote in Northern Ireland: The Scotsman

Scots not so inclined to march to Cameron's tune: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Scottish independence referendum – Alex Salmond marches out into political no-man's land: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Salmond's running rings around Cameron: The Spectator
Hamish Macdonell

Salmond caught out by a surfeit of confidence: Daily Telegraph
Alan Cochrane

Scottish independence – heed the lesson of a disunited island: The Scotsman
Peter Geoghegan

Destiny and the Scottish nation: The Herald

Referendum needs to deliver only an unchallengeable result: The Scotsman

Tuesday, January 10

Paterson plans talks on NI's past: UTV

Plea for Dublin to be frank about the past: The News Letter

Informers' fate – don't come home or you're dead: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

No more 'storytelling' – It's time for the truth about Northern Ireland's Disappeared: Daily Mail
Michael Burleigh

Court to rule over Boston College tapes handover on January 24: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

US will not oppose bid to delay IRA tape handover: Irish Examiner
Conall Ó Fátharta

British government awaiting verdict from the U.S. over the release of IRA tapes 'linking Gerry Adams to ruthless death squad': Daily Mail
Tom Leonard

Former IRA member 'fears for life' over history project:
Henry McDonald

Boston College saga shows how the state has failed: The Irish Times
Chris Bray

David Ford anger as ministry facing axe in shake-up: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Shinners may get help from on high: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Party must come out of the ghetto if it wants to replace Fianna Fáil as national political movement: The Irish Times
Paul Cullen

Bomb find 'a major setback': The News Letter

Constable Carroll 'lured to his death': UTV

Soldiers 'bugged' car owned by Stephen Carroll murder accused: BBC

'Gun residue on accused's coats': The News Letter

UVF trial – witness can't recall who hit him: Belfast Telegraph

UVF supergrass trial witness 'paid cash after statements': BBC

Moffett nephew beaten in attack: UTV

Fountain interface incidents condemned: Derry Journal

Police investigate 'large hole' in Fountain wall: BBC

PSNI seek pair over peace wall attack: UTV

British soldiers guilty of sick attack (Jan 8): (from the Sunday World)
Suzanne Breen

UK role at core of EU fundamental for Ireland, says Kenny: The Irish Times
Harry McGee, Derek Scally and Colm Keena

Orange Order in Belfast council row over derelict hall: Belfast Telegraph

Hard work starts now as Portrush targets British Open: Irish Independent
Karl MacGinty

Fans sought over sectarian songs on train: BBC

Scottish referendum could pose issues for Stormont: BBC
Mark Devenport

Scottish independence referendum – don't try to force timetable on us, SNP warns: The Scotsman
David Maddox, Scott MacNab & Andrew Whitaker

SNP attacks Coalition as poll row escalates: The Herald
Kate Devlin

Scottish referendum backlash stuns Tories, but Salmond still faces dilemma:
Severin Carrell

You'll have to join euro! Scots warned of the high price they will pay for supporting independence: Daily Mail
James Chapman

Act of disunion may be more complex than yes or no: Financial Times
Andrew Bolger and Kiran Stacey

Cameron's Caledonian Gamble – Unwise and Unnecessary: The Spectator
Alex Massie

Alex Salmond fears the verdict of the Scottish people: Daily Telegraph
Douglas Alexander

It's time we had answers to all the uncertainties: The Scotsman
Owen Kelly


Monday, January 9

Justice post talks loom: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Increase security, ex-RUC warned after bomb found: The News Letter

Pipe bomb forces Dungannon residents to flee: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Poole

Two on trial for PSNI officer's murder:
Henry McDonald

Latest Diplock trial opens with surveillance and forensic evidence in the spotlight:
Barry McCaffrey

Marian Price waits on freedom bid: (from the Sunday World)
Suzanne Breen

Talking to dissident republicans – is it the next step?: BBC
Mark Devenport

Delays and backlogs feared during "Interim Ombudsman" phase:
Barry McCaffrey

Mayor clashes with party leader over MLA pay: Ulster Star

Axe our former ministry – UUP: The News Letter

IRA History Project Snags U.S. School: Wall Street Journal
Devlin Barrett

Belfast Project interviewer fears for his life: RTE

US court to rule on Boston College Troubles archive: BBC

Sands' death wasn't self-sacrifice – it was treason against our State (Jan 8): Sunday Independent
John Paul McCarthy

Why the IRA wasn't wiped out: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Bloody Sunday 40th anniversary march is vital, say organisers: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Paisley's growing support struck terror in ministers (Jan 6): The News Letter

Section 31 saved many young men of 20 from PIRA (Jan 8): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Time to tackle our painful past: Belfast Telegraph

TG4 stands by series criticised by board member: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

One-sided IRA documentary is a stain on TG4's good record (Jan 8): Sunday Independent
Concubhar Ó Liatháin

Soft portraits of republican women belie reality of hardcore female agitators (Jan 8): Sunday Independent
Eamon Delaney

Derry will still stay 'Irish' City of Culture: Derry Journal

David Cameron moves to seize control of Scottish independence referendum: The Scotsman
Scott MacNab

Cameron's great Scottish gamble – Premier wants to force early vote on independence: Daily Mail
James Chapman

A positive reason for the Union? Most Scots want it: The Herald

Cameron's balancing act over Scotland: The Spectator
Peter Hoskin

Battle rages as Scottish independence bid shakes Cameron: Irish Independent
Nicholas Leonard

Anti-independence team in disarray (Jan 8): Sunday Herald

Sunday, January 8

Sinn Fein deny 'dissidents talks' claims: The News Letter

MoD must protect soldiers from dissidents: Belfast Telegraph

Clarity required on stop and search procedures: Belfast Media
Paul Ainsworth

Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson to delegate responsibilities (Jan 6): BBC
Vincent Kearney

Tories will press ahead, with or without the UUP (Jan 5): Belfast Telegraph
Lord Feldman of Elstree

'IRA band' man busted with huge heroin haul: (from the Sunday World)
Suzanne Breen

Gerry McGeough suffered inequality, pardon review hears: BBC

Tell us truth on Thatcher offer to end hunger strike: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

As an image compels, a big lie is nailed: Belfast Media
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Hunger strike posed a real threat across the country: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Hunger Strike 30th Anniversary DVD launched in Camloch: Newry Times
Paul Malone

IRA series 'seriously stains TG4': Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Can TG4 recapture some good feeling about Irish? (Jan 4): The Irish Times
Niamh Hourigan

'Atrocity stands out in Troubles' (Jan 6): The News Letter

Cross border road partnership bears fruit: Derry Journal

Irish developer Ray Grehan in UK bankruptcy move: BBC

Bankruptcy better than Nama noose, says Grehan: Sunday Independent
Ronald Quinlan

Ireland faces crucial choice in its UK policy: The Irish Times
Paul Gillespie

We're proud to be British – but just a little bit anxious, too:
Toby Helm

Cameron seeks independence referendum clarity: BBC

Waiting for independence to just happen by: Scotland on Sunday
Ian Smart

Cornwall on the trail of devolution (Jan 5): The Scotsman

All Britons will lose if the Union is broken apart: Sunday Telegraph

Saturday, January 7

Bomb found in soldier's car in Belfast:
Henry McDonald

Soldier targeted in NI bomb attack not based in North: The Irish Times
Scott Jamison

'Very, VERY, lucky' – Soldier finds bomb under his car seat on visit to see girlfriend in Belfast: Daily Mail
Ian Drury

IRA Diana plot man charged with being in terror group: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

So where do Tom and the UUP go from here?: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

How to make a difference to policing in your district: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rea

Willie Hay inspires Dáil: Derry Journal

How fear of Paisley radio coup put Government in a spin (Jan 5): Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Ex-IRA man seeks Royal pardon: The News Letter

Priest refutes files on brother's hunger strike as 'very inaccurate': Tyrone Times

Fears that IRA hacked phone lines: The News Letter

Aer Lingus hijacker complained about his treatment to taoiseach (Jan 3): Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Fleadh deadline: Derry Journal

Labour councillor is key adviser: Belfast Telegraph

Soccer Tug of War on the Island of Ireland: University Times
Conor Smith

White House set to move St.Patrick's Day event to Tuesday March 20th: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

If you back independence, you're an extremist, Nick Clegg tells Scotland: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Why have a House of Lords if there's not a single lord left in it?: Daily Telegraph
Charles Moore

Jamaican PM wants to abandon Queen as head of state: The Herald

Friday, January 6

Tom Elliott – the UUP has backing of electorate: Belfast Telegraph

Tories to set up in Northern Ireland as UUP talks founder: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

No votes for Conservatism in NI: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

Alasdair McDonnell's call for MLA pay increase is counter to SDLP's own policy: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

McDonnell 'sorry' over poverty row: UTV

Alasdair McDonnell forced into climbdown after demanding pay rise for MLAs: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Fury over bid to link Mad Dog's son to murders: Evening Herald
Tim McKenzie

We could have killed the Queen on Ireland visit, claim Real IRA: Daily Mirror
Cathal McMahon

Dissident bomb in soldier's car: UTV

Cold case team is behind US terror files court battle: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Seizure of files could mean we'll never hear the truth: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Government may take part in Somme ceremonies: Irish Examiner
Shaun Connolly

North's politicians must strike right tone during emotionally charged anniversaries: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

More Irish street signs: Derry Journal

RUC and IRA chiefs' lives feature in national biography: BBC
Nuala McCann

I've no regrets – British heiress who became an IRA bomber: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Hilliard

DUP presents cheque to UDR Association: Lurgan Mail

Sinn Fein warns Derry could lose out on fleadh: BBC

McIlroy not taking Olympic sides yet: The Irish Times

O'Neill's sure start: Belfast Telegraph

Scoring in the NI gene pool: BBC
Mark Devenport

We will always be clinging to someone else's coattails: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Thursday, January 5

UUP will not disband after Tory merger rejection, says Elliott: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Elliott defends merger rejection: UTV

Lord Feldman says UUP 'wrong to reject Tory merger': BBC
Stephen Walker

Tories may get first councillor in Ulster: The News Letter

Turf war looms as Tories take on UUP: Belfast Telegraph

McDonnell call for pay increase splits SDLP: The News Letter

SDLP will sink unless it radically changes course: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

UUP and SDLP's new year navel gazing: BBC
Mark Devenport

Ardoyne rioter's sentence reduced: UTV

PSNI refer GAA blaze probe to Ombudsman: Derry Journal

Recruitment for independent members to PCSPs begins: BBC

Wipe terror tapes and close Boston College archive, its authors urge: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Fresh prosecution hope over McConville killing: The News Letter

Somebody wants to twist the truth – but it's not me: Belfast Telegraph
Richard O'Rawe

Civil service inquiry over Robinson 'mole' fears: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Belfast Council to offer Irish minister Somme invitation: BBC

SF in bid to prevent Irish Remembrance invite: The News Letter

Battle site is Orange gold: Drogheda Independent
Hubert Murphy

Sinn Fein backs pardons for Irish who joined British Army: The Scotsman
Peter Geoghegan

Will Ireland forgive its soldiers of the King?: Daily Telegraph
Kevin Myers

O'Neill keen to stem talent drain from Northern Ireland: The Irish Times

Talks held over All-Ireland Fleadh venue: BBC

Cornish devolution campaign revived by show of pan-Celtic political unity: The Independent
David Wilcock

We want to be just like Scotland, say Cornish nationalists bit of what Scotland has (home rule, that is): The Scotsman

I'm not alone in feeling English, not British. But that has nothing to do with racism or Ukip:
Suzanne Moore

Wednesday, January 4

SDLP will not go into opposition – McDonnell: The News Letter

Catholic majority in Northern Ireland to present dilemma for Britain and Republic: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Dirty protest by republican prisoners puts top jail on brink of deadly disease (Jan 1): (from the Sunday World)
Suzanne Breen

Dissidents pose less of a threat as splits widen: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Dolans case to go to Policing Board: Derry Journal

Have a punt on Minister Gerry (Jan 2): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Prison to politics: Derry Journal

Moloney angry over Troubles tapes: UTV

The state and Northern Ireland's past:
Chris Moore

Dail looks north to the assembly to control its TDs: BBC
Simon Hunter

Bigotry row misdirected: The Scotsman
Hugh McLachlan

Old Firm still stuck in sick sectarian ways of the past: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

1981 State papers

IRA disagreement over 1981 hunger strike files: BBC

RUC secretly received US guns and spy gear: The News Letter
Sam McBride

McNarry in bid to oust Molyneaux (Jan 2): The News Letter

Tragic but not inevitable (Jan 2): The Irish Times

Garret's 'constitutional crusade' is still puzzling (Dec 31): Irish Independent
James Downey

Politicians meet PLO 'illegally' in Beirut (Dec 31): The Irish Times
Genevieve Carberry

Tuesday, January 3

Fury as college researchers say IRA tapes have already been handed over to court: (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Jim Dee

Appeals court steps into BC case (Dec 31): Boston Globe
Milton J. Valencia

Loyalist wants Boston College tapes returned: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Dolours Price interviews received by US officials: BBC
Jennifer O'Leary

PSNI keen to get hands on Boston College interview tapes: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Row over ethics as judge orders college to surrender IRA tapes:
Roy Greenslade

GAA BLAZE 'cover up' – War of words between Sinn Fein and RAAD over Dolan's arson attack: Derry Journal

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell plans ministry rotation: BBC

SDLP – parish councils key to local government reform: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Dangerous for Dublin to turn away from North: The Irish Times
Andy Pollack

A year for us to rise to challenges: Belfast Telegraph

Executions of 1916 still form toxic staple of brainwashing that passes for education in schools: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Cliftonville bans fans over player attack and chants: Belfast Telegraph
Conor McLaughlin

Rory McIlroy's acceptance of Queen's award will raise eyebrows with some Irish Catholics: Irish Voice/
Sean O'Shea

Unionists trailing in wake of SNP's election machine: The Herald
Robbie Dinwoodie

Alex Salmond puts Britishness at heart of independence debate (Jan 2): The Scotsman
Duncan Hamilton

Would you bet against Alex Salmond?: The Spectator
Fraser Nelson

1981 State papers

Row over hunger strike goes on: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Gowrie role crucial to ending H-block protests (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

NIO man plotted to remove UUP leader: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Truly the past is a foreign country, explore it with care: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Indecision on whether Hillery should attend royal wedding (Dec 31): The Irish Times
Genevieve Carberry

Monday, January 2

Adams may be quizzed over death of McConville: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

PSNI reservists get P45's on Christmas eve: The News Letter

Boston College – Oral history project that sparked cross words (Dec 31): Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Passengers onboard with Belfast bus route signs in Irish: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Poole

Wogan was sent bomb at the BBC: Irish Independent

Peace award for Mary and Martin McAleese: Irish Examiner
Tom Ryan

Union Jack 'could help flagging Irish tourism': Belfast Telegraph
Thomas Molloy

The fight against Tory cuts continues – SF MLA: Derry Journal

Criticism of the church is 'legitimate', admits Martin: Irish Independent
Paul Melia

Fifth of population say 'we are not Scots': The Scotsman
David Maddox

'Sectarian' tweet Cowdenbeath player arrested: BBC

1981 State papers

Hume pressed British for joint sovereignty: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

British officials told to keep talks 'long, worthy, meaty and dull' (Dec 31): The Irish Times
John Bew

Army chief wanted Adams arrested: The News Letter

Minutes show how Fr Faul and Prior paved way to hunger strike resolution (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

War of words over who said what will go on: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

The year of hunger strikes, the ballot box and the Armalite: The Irish Times
Jonathan Bardon

Blanket media coverage surrounded Sands's death (Dec 30): Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Early hopes give way to hostility and suspicions: The Irish Times
John Bew

New light on how IRA hunger strikes led to rise of Sinn Fein (Dec 30): Irish Independent
James Downey

Tale of two taoisigh and their opposing views on the North (Dec 30): The Irish Times
John Bowman

Closer ties with Britain urged over threat of nuclear war: Irish Examiner
Noel Baker

As a journalist, it isn't in your job description to pick a side (Jan 1): Sunday Independent
Gene Kerrigan

Sunday, January 1

DUP MP demands IRA 'apology' from Irish government: Derry Journal

Northern Ireland's police Reserve now history: Belfast Telegraph

PSNI under fire over claim GAA club fire was 'accidental': Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Martin faces a simple choice between Lemass or Adams in national interest: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

Boston College misses deadline to hand over IRA tapes to judge: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Take a bow, Tommie, and we await your knighthood: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

1981 State papers

'Irish Times' letters reveal 'band of brothers' role (Dec 31): The Irish Times
John Bowman

1981 State Papers reveal call over Section 31: RTE

Haughey wanted to stop Dail discussion of 'Donlon affair' (Dec 30): Irish Independent
James Downey

Irish ambassador aware of Britain's shifting views on Northern Ireland (Dec 31): The Irish Times
John Bowman

Concern over SDLP's future: The News Letter

UK encouraged human rights approach to Maze (Dec 31): The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

A year that cost us dearly, but bought us peace: Belfast Telegraph
David McKittrick

Thatcher felt inmates were just showing 'virility' (Dec 30): Irish Examiner
Ed Carty

Thatcher's stance on Ireland shown to be intransigent and at times duplicitous: The Guardian
Gerry Adams

Files 'demolish' claim IRA spurned hunger strike deal: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

FitzGerald appealed to cardinal on child code (Dec 30): The Irish Times
Genevieve Carbery

Pope's address to parliament vetoed, National Archives files reveal (Dec 30): The Guardian
Owen Bowcott


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