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Tuesday, January 15

Bus driver injured in new Belfast flag clashes: The Independent
Deric Henderson

Petrol bombs thrown at Catholic church in east Belfast:
Henry McDonald

Royal Marine's anger at car attack during flag protest: Belfast Telegraph
Colin O'Carroll

Police decision to block bridge 'led to trouble': The News Letter

PSNI defend actions over city rioting: UTV

Policing strategy under the spotlight: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Northern Irish leader warns Union flag rioters are 'the enemies of democracy': The Scotsman
Lesley-Anne McKeown

First Minister Peter Robinson demands end to 'mobocracy' as UDA calls protests counter-productive: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Harrison and Michael McHugh

UVF 'drugs dealers' behind Belfast flag riots, says McGuinness: BBC

Willie Frazer rebuffs 'warning' claims: The News Letter

Belfast flag protests – Youths "led by the nose" to jail: BBC

Two teenagers charged after protests: UTV

Two arrested at Derry protest: Derry Journal

Flags protest – UDA speaks out (Jan 13): BBC
Josephine Long

MEP hits out at 'flag' unionists in EU parliament: Derry Journal

Belfast City Hall peace gathering gives everyone the feeling we're not all powerless: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Poole

Belfast business leaders hold summit over union flag protests:
Henry McDonald

'Flags violence hampering NI's global economic contribution' – Bradley: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Flag row could impact on Boston College tapes saga: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Naomi is in politics for the Long haul: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Kilclooney defends case for a new unionist party: The News Letter

Fred Cobain leaves UUP and joins DUP: BBC

One by one, Nesbitt's generals are leaving: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Mobocracy doesn't rule ok: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Robinson

Protests: The News Letter
Mike Nesbitt

Defiant Robinson seizes moment while pressure mounts for restraint: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Why symbols matter to Sinn Fein: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Real peace begins with the children: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Loyalist anger at equality agenda is new peace crisis: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Debate exposes Stormont's brittle forced relationships: The News Letter
Sam McBride

We must no longer pander to protests: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein complains to CNN over describing Gerry Adams as 'IRA Commander': Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Constable Stephen Carroll Foundation launched: BBC

éirígí welcomes CAJ report on PSNI stop and search: The Cross Examiner

Dublin and Derry Real IRA units 'biggest threat': Irish Post
Robert Mulhern

Omagh bomb retrial begins with phone records: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Republicans challenged to testify in Omagh retrial: Irish Examiner
David Young

Robert Rodgers accused of 1973 murder of Eileen Doherty: BBC

Garland told East Berlin party would not be restricted in fundraising methods (Jan 14): The Irish Times
Derek Scally

Gilmore 'unaware of illegal fundraising': Irish Independent
Michael Brennan

Monday, January 14

Union flag protests – UDA leaders in plea over violent opposition: BBC

Belfast peace protesters rally against union flag violence: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Calls for Belfast madness to end after weeks of protest and violence leave country's economy and reputation in tatters: Scottish Daily Record
David Clegg

Police 'letting down' nationalists – Adams: Irish News
Connla Young

Riots destroying North's economy, warns Kenny: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Urgent trade meeting called over disorder: UTV

Belfast City Council in rates freeze (Jan 11): UTV

Gilmore to meet NI politicians as rioting continues: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Robinson calls for talks to end violence: UTV

Allister stays sceptical over Unionist Forum's chances: The News Letter

Government failed to engage with loyalists says Peter Hain: BBC

Legal loophole could return flag (Jan 12): The News Letter
Sam McBride

GP delayed over flag protest (Jan 12): UTV

The union jack – A very complex flag (Jan 10): BBC
Richard Cable

There's no going back for Belfast – sectarianism must be ended:
Gerry Adams

Flag-flying furore suggests unionists don't know when they have won: The Irish Times
Richard Irvine

Unionist leaders must proclaim – no need to fear, the Union is secure (Jan 9): The News Letter
Peter McLoughlin

We need to shake up the next phase of our politics (Jan 11): Belfast Telegraph
Alasdair McDonnell

Northern Ireland is devolved – let local politicians clean it up: Daily Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Judge imposes anonymity because of potential paramilitary threat: Derry Journal

RIRA's extortion money dries up since Ryan death (Jan 12): Evening Herald
Ken Foy and Niall O'Connor

Omagh bombing civil retrial to begin at High Court: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Workers' Party admits illegal activity in letter to East Berlin in late 1980s: The Irish Times
Derek Scally

Segregation fails children who need to learn together (Jan 12): Belfast Telegraph
Noreen Campbell

We've moved beyond our dogmatic past, now let's end politics of envy (Jan 12): Irish Independent
Gerry O'Regan

Give emigrants right to vote: Irish Examiner
Mark Daly

Felix Maginn – star seeking answers for a brother lost in the Troubles (Jan 6):
Henry McDonald

Neil Lennon – I've banned myself from talking about Rangers.. and they should leave us out of their problems: Scottish Daily Record
Craig Swan

If we want rid of sectarianism, let's ignore it (Jan 10): The Scotsman
Michael Kelly

Sectarianism debate needs light, not heat (Jan 13): Sunday Herald

Reasons why UK should stay close to Europe: Daily Mail
Bob Bischof

"Sri Lanka has made more gains post-conflict than Northern Ireland. We will give our experience and help not hatred and anger." says Ian Paisley in Westminster-UK (Jan 9): Asian Tribune
Janaka Alahapperuma

Sunday, January 13

Sectarian clashes in Belfast follow latest flag protest: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Twenty-nine police injured as water cannon and plastic bullet fired in Belfast as 1,000 protestors clash in escalating violence over flying of Union flag: Daily Mail
Anna Edwards and Leon Watson

Union flag protests – Peter Robinson says politicians not 'giving up': BBC

Belfast riots lead to questioning of police tactics over flag dispute:
Henry McDonald

Protests are 'costing the city £10m': Belfast Telegraph

"Supporting but not supplanting" Northern Ireland's politicians on flags – Tánaiste:
Steven McCaffery

We must not fly off handle over flag at city Cenotaph (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

Belfast – 'It's not just the flag. They want to take everything British away': The Observer
Henry McDonald

They haven't gone away. We know (Jan 10): Irish Independent

Rising middle-class in no-man's land as battle rages for the soul of Belfast: Sunday Telegraph
Andrew Gilligan

Britishness is up for grabs once more: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Weapons find raises Ulster terror fears: Independent on Sunday
Paul Gallagher

13 gangsters on RIRA hit list: Evening Herald

OFMDFM 'failed to respond to Community Relations Council' (Jan 10): BBC
Stephen Walker

Villiers offers reassurance on Northern Ireland's position within UK (Jan 10): The News Letter
Sam McBride

DUP MP to raise IRA role in Bloody Sunday: Londonderry Sentinel

Daughter to sue MoD over UDA murder (Jan 9): UTV

Journalist 'very sorry' for causing offence in Larne: Larne Times

We're all hybrids of one kind or another: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

Government papers tell of abortive talk of McCusker 'coup': Portadown Times

New dawn in Derry? (Jan 12): The Herald
Teddy Jamieson

Irish spoken nine times at EU meetings (Jan 9): The Irish Times
Judith Crosbie

Andrews' 'history for sale' reveals casual nationalism: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Why can't we just let Rory worry about golf course flags? (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Should Northern Ireland have its own hockey team? (Jan 9): The News Letter

Bankruptcy in Britain still an option for Irish (Jan 11): The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Catholics may be victims ... the Catholic church is certainly not: Sunday Herald
Ian Bell

Scotland's Catholics aren't being persecuted: The Observer
Kevin McKenna

SFA – We won't stop Old Firm walking away: Sunday Herald
Richard Wilson

UK says no to talks on independence: Scotland on Sunday
Tom Peterkin

We haven't lost our sovereignty because we never really had it (Jan 10): Irish Independent

We'd be MAD to leave Europe – David Cameron's covert battle against the 'madness' of cutting ties with EU: Daily Mail
Simon Walters

Saturday, January 12

Organised flag protests cause major disruption: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Police officers injured in Union flag riots: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

33 petrol bombs thrown in flag trouble: UTV

Paramilitaries involved in street disturbances must face full rigour of the law, says Villiers: Belfast Telegraph
Tom Moseley

Loyalist flag protesters halt traffic at Newbuildings: Derry Journal

Public fightback begins as pubs and restaurants urge customers to stage 'sit-in': Irish News

Operation standstill v Operation Sitin: The News Letter
Rebecca Black

Protesters support Belfast unionists: The Herald
Jody Harrison

Liam Neeson's freedom of Ballymena gala could be hijacked by flag protesters: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Unionists lodge complaint over flag: The Independent
Michael McHugh

Unionist Forum holds east Belfast meeting: BBC

Mixed reaction to Unionist forum: The News Letter

Unionist Forum is told flag plan may not work: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Direct rule would not restore flag – Ross: Carrick Times

Union flag review to go ahead at council: Lurgan Mail

Plastic bullets used to tackle Union Flag rioters after fresh wave of protests: The Independent
David McKittrick

Webchat – Protest speaker Jamie Bryson shook McGuinness' hand: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Special report on Ulster – The reasons behind loyalist anger over the Belfast Union flag row: Scottish Daily Record
David Clegg

Don't ignore real causes of protests – Dr John Kyle: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Kids are enjoying the riots too much to stop, says cleric: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Union flag riots, another 'we were there' moment?: The Guardian
Simon Hoggart

No unilateral fix to hardship which spawned loyalist rage: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Belfast flag flap highlights continuing chasm between Catholics and Protestants: National Post
Araminta Wordsworth

Groundhog Day in the North and dog days in the Republic: The Irish Times
Mick Heaney

Why, in Northern Ireland, must loyalty to the cause demand a mortal enemy?: Daily Telegraph
Graeme Archer

Protesters revelling in their unfettered power: Belfast Telegraph

Assembly Speaker role for SF: Derry Journal
Michael McMonagle

Villiers right to defend the British link (Jan 10): The News Letter

A modern unionism has no place for old dogmas (Jan 11): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

British military puts all its Irish troops on alert over CIRA threat: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan

Dissidents 'weed out' Ryan gang: Evening Herald
Niall O'Connor

Rail line is closed in bomb alert: BBC

Security alert after pipe bomb is handed in: Belfast Media
Francesca Ryan

Police widow launches foundation in husband's memory: Portadown Times

Politicians should stay silent about art until they understand it: The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

Belfast mooted to host start of 2014 Giro d'Italia in joint Irish bid: The Guardian
William Fotheringham

I'd like to see Rangers and Celtic play in England, says Harry Redknapp: The Scotsman

Campaigner backs fresh debate about sectarianism: The Herald
Gerry Braiden

Scottish independence will allow us to become more British, says Irvine Welsh (Jan 10): The Guardian

Some sense on Europe, at last (Jan 11): The Independent

Friday, January 11

Leaders willing to speak to paramilitaries: The News Letter

Forum 'most representative in decades': UTV

Unionists meet as loyalists plan action: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Forum meeting fails to stop protests: The News Letter

Belfast riots unacceptable, says Labour's Northern Ireland spokesman:
Henry McDonald

Parties urged to resolve flag dispute: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Belfast flag protest – Policing board chair says talks will 'bear fruit': BBC

Flag protests planned for across NI: UTV

'Derry is flag-trouble free': Derry Journal

Campbell defiant on flags protests: Londonderry Sentinel

Union flag protester Jonny Harvey joins PUP: BBC

Almost half of Dubliners brand flag decision wrong: The News Letter
Aine Fox

Let's be honest, how would we feel if our Tricolour was taken down? (Jan 10): Irish Examiner
Victoria White

Dublin and the North – supporting, but not supplanting local politicians:
Eamon Gilmore

Protests, riots, petrol bombs... but life goes on: BBC

Flags row – One of the biggest crime gangs in Northern Ireland, and it's out of control: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Belfast rioters – a band of opportunists savouring their newfound notoriety: The Guardian
Fionola Meredith

The future's bright, but bigotry's the fly in our ointment: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Flag issue shows some still view Northern Ireland as foreign country: Irish Examiner
Matt Cooper

Teenage rioters are driven by the 'excitement of disorder': The Independent
David McKittrick

The Beast from East Belfast could put an end to flags violence right now... but he won't: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Unionist fears have been hijacked by paramilitaries to bolster youth support in Belfast (Jan 10): The Independent
Tara McEvoy

It's little wonder parties' support is still flagging: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Outcome of forum unclear, but unity looks unlikely: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Forum can provide a viable road map: Belfast Telegraph

Common sense prevails amid circus over flag (Jan 10): Irish Independent

Wrapped in the flag: The Economist

Extremist Jim Dowson is no peacemaker: Scottish Daily Record

IRA attitude to Irish serving in British military belongs in 1913 (Jan 9): Irish Independent
Graham Clifford

Olhão court sentences men accused of trafficking weapons for IRA: The Portugal News
Carrie-Marie Bratley

Omagh bomb pair McKevitt and Campbell 'go to European court': BBC

Call to re-open Pettigo bomb file: Donegal Democrat

Rory McIlroy playing with fire over whether to represent Great Britain or Ireland at 2016 Olympics in Rio: Daily Telegraph
Paul Hayward

Nationality must seem trivial for ruler of the world (Jan 6): Sunday Independent
Tommy Conlon

No honours for local sport: Derry Journal
Eamonn McCann

Time to lock up vile web haters (Jan 7): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

No time to lose if it's a Yes to independence (Jan 8): The Scotsman
Gregor Gall

Call for non-residents to be given vote in referendum: The Herald
Michael Settle

First the US and now GERMANY warn Cameron against holding referendum on the European Union as row goes global: Daily Mail
Matt Chorley, Tim Shipman and James Chapman

History shows hunger strikes weak (Jan 10): Winnipeg Free Press
Allen Levine

Thursday, January 10

Loyalists put Dublin protest 'on hold' after garda talks: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Willie Frazer postpones Dublin protest: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Ryan thugs vow to wreak havoc at loyalist flag march (Jan 9): Evening Herald
Niall O'Connor and Conor Feehan

Shops welcome halting of march: Irish Independent

Unionist Forum to meet over Belfast flags protests: BBC

Northern Ireland's first minister urges unionists to solve flag row peacefully:
Henry McDonald

Orange Order representatives to join Unionist Forum: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

As the flags row shows no sign of ending, what does the First Minister Peter Robinson see happening?: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Nigel Dodds asks PM for meeting over political participation: BBC

Cameron challenges Ulster leaders: Belfast Telegraph

Loyalists threaten biggest flag protest in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
David McKittrick

Private flag talks amid dissident warning: UTV

Baggott to discuss flag protest threat: UTV

Union flag lowered in Belfast after flying for royal birthday: BBC
Mark Devenport

...But no Union flag at Stormont: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

When the union flag can fly at city hall but not at Stormont: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Gerry Adams calls for end to Belfast violence: RTE

'SF culture war fuelling unrest': The News Letter

Flag protests 'not getting anybody anywhere' – SF: Derry Journal
Sheena Jackson

Union flag proposals fail in Limavady: Londonderry Sentinel
Niall Deeney

Union flag motion was "madness": Derry Journal
Sheena Jackson

Flags were straw that broke camel's back – Jim Wilson: The News Letter

The other east Belfast is heard: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Loyalist flag protesters at new Sinn Fein office: BBC

MEP 'will not be intimidated by protesters': Derry Journal

Push for rates cut after flag trouble: UTV

Union flag dispute – Belfast rioters damage community building: BBC

Northern Ireland police release riots video of community centre break-in:
Henry McDonald

East Belfast riot accused 'trying out laser': BBC

Accused banned from any protests: Belfast Telegraph

Flying flag for peace: Irish Examiner
Naomi Long

Flag-obsessed loyalists picked the wrong fight: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Belfast comes apart at the seams over a flag: Toronto Globe and Mail
Paul Waldie

N Ireland plunges back into crisis: Financial Times
Jamie Smyth

It's time in Northern Ireland to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative: Daily Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

These Belfast riots aren't over the flag – but the creation of a fairer society: The Independent
David McKittrick

Dissidents in Limerick at war over army threats: Limerick Leader
David Hurley

Decision on Marian Price due next week: Derry Journal

Guildford Four member demands release of Marian Price: BBC

I can convene Marian Price McGlinchey court hearing in hospital, says judge: Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday, January 9

Belfast erupts into violence after Union Jack dispute: Los Angeles Times
Emily Alpert

PSNI face petrol bombers as Dublin braces itself for loyalist protest at Leinster House: Irish Independent
Deric Henderson and Tom Brady

Businesses come out fighting against riots: Belfast Telegraph

'Protests damaging NI's reputation' – FM: UTV

Flag Protest Reignites Northern Ireland Strife: New York Times
Harvey Morris

Heated debate cocooned from sounds of dissent: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Union flag flies again over Belfast City Hall – but it comes down tonight: The Independent
Michael McHugh

Political forum to meet as flag battle rages: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Unionist Forum 'not talking shop' – FM: UTV

Unionist Forum to meet on Thursday over flags: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Robinson – Don't go to the protests: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Robinson happy to debate with direct rule unionists: BBC
Gareth Gordon

Protestors call on Peter Robinson to resign: The News Letter
Aine Fox

Protests 'release valve' for loyalist anger says Frazer: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Scots ex-BNP chief seen fuelling Union flag riots in Belfast: Scottish Daily Record
Marc McLean

PUP leadership split on future of protests: The News Letter

Unionist flag motion defeated in by Limavady nationalists: BBC

Campbell's warning over rising tensions: Derry Journal

McHugh condemns Belfast violence: Donegal Democrat

Letter containing bullet sent to reporter:
Roy Greenslade

Death threat is work of faceless fascists – MLA: The News Letter

Death threats won't stop Dublin flag protest says loyalist: Evening Herald
Conor Feehan

Dublin in pledge to safeguard protest: The News Letter

A new, fair society equals more peaceful communities: Belfast Telegraph
John Kyle

Are London and Dublin flagging?:
Steven McCaffery

National identity still a source of deep division in Northern Ireland: BBC
Mark Devenport

Northern Ireland – no sign of flagging: The Guardian

Smokescreens: Derry Journal

Peace in Northern Ireland: Financial Times

Voices of reason can't be silenced: Belfast Telegraph

Unionist backing for SDLP councillor: The News Letter

Advocates of unionist unity candidate 'stuck in the past': Tyrone Times

Gardai raid house after CIRA threat: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan

MoD appeal for 'Sunday' paras to come forward: Derry Journal

MPs bid to retain Northern Ireland's regional aid status: Belfast Telegraph

Adams's US surgery poses questions for Sinn Fein (Jan 8): Irish Independent

Simply glowing... the praise heaped on Derry by the UK media: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Padraig Harrington backs Rory McIlroy over 'GB or Ireland' Olympic dilemma: Scottish Daily Record
Ted Tracey

Padraig calls on Olympic council to resolve great mcIlroy dilemma: Irish Independent

Comparing Catholics to black Americans is 'over the top' says Tom Devine: The Scotsman
Craig Brown

Tuesday, January 8

Loyalist rioting in Belfast continues for a fifth night:
Henry McDonald

Nationalists clash with loyalists over Union flag: RTE

Belfast flag violence – New clashes as police use baton rounds on loyalist rioters: Belfast Telegraph

Police attacked with 'heavy masonry': UTV

Belfast police may draft in mainland PCs to quell riots as violence continues in city for fifth night: Daily Mail
Ian Drury, David Williams and Mark Duell

Special sittings of court to process loyalist-riot accused: Irish News
Allison Morris

Belfast council meets for first time since flag vote: BBC

DUP seek flag review: Portadown Times

'It was purely a political decision':
Robin Newton

Craigavon Council to review Union flag policy: BBC

Flag fury ignites some of Northern Ireland's worst violence in 15 years:
Ian Johnston

Baton rounds fired at flag rioters: Belfast Telegraph

Flag protests continue on countdown to 'Operation Standstill': The News Letter

Willie Frazer addresses latest loyalist protest: Impartial Reporter

'Faceless fascists' post bullet to Patsy McGlone MLA: The News Letter
Aine Fox

Those who sent McGlone bullet bankrupt of principle: Durkan: Londonderry Sentinel

Frazer urged to keep flag protest out of Dublin: The News Letter

Thick blue line: The Sun
Stephen Breen

Gardaí prepare for loyalist rally at Dáil: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Flag protest threatens local economy: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

G8 summit world away from reality of Belfast: The Herald

Children's role in Belfast flag riots 'deeply worrying':
Henry McDonald

Getting people to step back is key to resolution: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Bumpy road to peace for Northern Ireland:
Jonah Hull

Belfast's rioting loyalists feel abandoned by their politicians:
Roy Greenslade

Flags fly in face of reason: The Scotsman
Peter Geoghegan

Protests a disaster for unionism: The News Letter

Flag protest thugs will never succeed: Belfast Telegraph

Unionist talk about proposals for forum: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Gardai to make arrests over dissident republican display: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan and Tom Brady

Gardaí investigate dissident threats: The Irish Times
Kathryn Hayes

McGuinness relative denies dissident link: UTV

McIlveen murder accused face retrial: Irish News

Londonderry hopes title will transform image: Financial Times
Jamie Smyth

Artist shocked by row over hunger strike exhibit: Irish Independent
Eoghan MacConnell

Council declines motion on removal of republican art: Irish Examiner
Claire O'Brien

Gerry Adams called 'hypocrite' over US op: Irish Independent
Fiach Kelly

Can Northern Ireland cash in on south's Gathering gig?: Irish News
Jamie Delargy

Rangers hit back at 'cheap laugh' from Celtic which claimed sides had played their 'last ever derby': Scottish Daily Record
Craig Swan

Now Church attacks plan to change laws of succession – Senior bishops share same worries as Charles over 'rushed and risky' proposals: Daily Mail
Steve Doughty

Monday, January 7

Belfast loyalists attack police as riots over union flag dispute continue:
Henry McDonald

Police warn as more flag violence erupts in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Efforts fail to broker end to flag dispute: The Irish Times
Fionola Meredith

Peace meeting 'frank and open': The News Letter

Unionist leaders call for an end to 'futile' flag protests: (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke

Rioters 'damaging own communities': UTV

Police chief warns flag protest mob: Belfast Telegraph

Politicians and church leaders press for resolution: The Irish Times
Fionola Meredith

Bring back direct rule (Jan 3): (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke

Loyalists vow Leinster House flag protests will be peaceful: Irish Independent
Luke Byrne and Anna Maguire

SDLP councillor avoids injury as shots fired at family home: Irish Examiner
Noel Baker and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Man charged over riot firearm: UTV

SDLP councillor stands firm after gun attack: The News Letter

Bullet sent in post to Patsy McGlone, SDLP: BBC

Surge in Belfast violence blamed on resurgent UVF: The Independent
David McKittrick

Belfast union flag dispute is lightning rod for loyalist disaffection: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

No reason to allow Union Jacks to fly alone over Belfast any more – Unionists need to get used to equality agenda and equal symbols (Jan 5): Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Let's face down street thuggery: Belfast Telegraph

Protests in the North – It's time for calm heads to intervene: Irish Examiner

Willie Frazer urged to throw hat in ring for Mid Ulster seat: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Dissidents issue chilling threat to Irish in the British army: Irish Independent
Barry Duggan

DUP MP to raise IRA role in Bloody Sunday: The News Letter

Principal encourages parents to bring up kids bilingually: Londonderry Sentinel

Corporate tax decision still not set for take-off: Belfast Telegraph
Clare Weir

Secretary of State commends City of Culture: The News Letter

Councillor calls for removal of 'offensive' art installation: The Irish Times
Eoghan MacConnell

My fears on rushed new laws over Kate's baby, by Charles – Shake-up to let a daughter succeed to the throne 'has not been thought through', says Prince: Daily Mail
James Chapman

Anti-bigotry czar warns sectarianism is classless: The Herald
Gerry Braiden

Scottish independence – SNP demands access to devolution secrets: The Scotsman
Andy Philip

Sunday, January 6

Man arrested in Northern Ireland after shots fired at police officers in a day of violent protests over decision to remove union flag from Belfast City Hall: Daily Mail
Paul Milligan and Mario Ledwith

Gunmen fire on police in Belfast as flag dispute continues: The Observer
Henry McDonald

13 charged over flag riots: UTV

Riot accused 'arrested after returning home for Christmas': The News Letter

East Belfast unrest continues as shots fired at police: BBC

Corrie's North star – calm the jets over the flag (Jan 5): Irish Independent

Top loyalist still considering flag protest down south: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Anthony McDonnell in court on terrorist charges: BBC

Provos not 'Oglaigh', Army is: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

New fury of Bloody Sunday soldiers – MoD asks dozens of former paratroopers to reveal their identities to police: Daily Mail
David Williams, Christian Gysin and Ian Drury

Derry/Londonderry – From these walls, you can see the future: Independent on Sunday
Tom Adair

UUP looks set for a new wrong turn (Jan 4): Belfast Telegraph

The dame who chose to arise and follow Charlie: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

'Secret sale' of Good Friday papers cancelled: Sunday Independent
Ronald Quinlan

Terrorists always need cash to operate (Jan 3): Irish Independent

Tortured Troubles granda wins 12m: The Sun
Jason Johnson

'Visionary' Haughey a throwback: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Bankruptcy in UK – not just for rich and famous: Sunday Independent
Ronald Quinlan

Widow of UDA leader – I'm spellbound by pagan way of life (Jan 3): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Rory McIlroy faces political hot potato: Palm Springs Desert Sun
Larry Bohannan

Saturday, January 5

Police officers injured in Northern Ireland as loyalists protests reignite over ban on flying the Union Flag over Belfast City Hall: Daily Mail
Paul Milligan

PSNI officers injured in latest loyalist violence: The Irish Times

Nine officers injured, 18 arrests in latest flag violence: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Peter Robinson condemns flag violence and criticises some protest organisers: BBC

Theresa Villiers – Union flag protest violence 'damaging NI image': BBC

Belfast flag protests undermine support for union, says leading Conservative: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Loyalists to bring flag protest south: Irish Independent
Luke Byrne and Chris Kilpatrick

CIRA threaten Love Ulster's Dublin march next weekend: The Sun
Blanaid Murphy and Stephen Breen

Union flag will fly in Dublin for six months: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

DUP slams direct rule call: The News Letter

Unionist Forum 'not flag issue solution': UTV

Leaders must stop exploiting the electorate: Belfast Telegraph
Basil McCrea

Suspect in prison officer's murder marched at Ryan funeral, court told: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh and Tom Brady

CCTV footage 'links man to prison officer murder': Irish News
Michael McHugh

Third man quizzed over plot to spy on gardai: Irish Independent
Luke Byrne

Forty families evacuated after bomb is left outside station: Portadown Times

Men were 'absolute disgrace' to city: Derry Journal

McGuigan could teach McIlroy about 'being in a difficult place': Irish Independent

Councillor calls for removal of 'offensive' art: Irish Independent

Andrews to sell signed copy of Belfast Agreement: The Irish Times
Mary Minihan

Adams had surgical procedure in the US: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

Move sure to infuriate unions and erode policing on streets: Irish Independent

Take heart from Irish on road to democracy: The Scotsman
Gerry Hassan

Friday, January 4

Flag protests – Police injured by rioting loyalists in east Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Deric Henderson

Violence over Belfast flag dispute is despicable, says senior police officer:
Henry McDonald

East Belfast rioting 'planned' – PSNI: UTV

Flag protests resume as People's Forum is planned: The News Letter

Belfast flag protests – We won't stop until the flag is back: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Riot 'was disgraceful' said accused: UTV

Group considers protests outside politicians' homes: The News Letter
Michael McGlade

Car 'driven at protestors' during incident: Newtownabbey Times

New City Hall flag debate put back: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Union flag protesters ready to target Sturgeon: The Herald
Gerry Braiden

New flag protest group want 'direct rule': The News Letter

Time we heard what protesters really want: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Jailed protestor slams police double standards: Belfast Media
Ciara Quinn

Only thing Executive seems to be sharing is ability to delay: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

McCrea 'in the dark' over UUP hearing: UTV

Sinn Fein had 'valid certification' for replica assault weapons: Londonderry Sentinel

Man 'linked to jail officer murder': Belfast Telegraph

Balmoral plans approved at Maze site: UTV

Political pressure may force Rory McIlroy to skip the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: Daily Telegraph
Oliver Brown

Team GB in Rio? Rory McIlroy says he owes a lot to Irish golf but feels more British: Daily Mail
Derek Lawrenson

Northern Ireland – A Divided Society That Can't Even Share Rory McIlroy: Huffington Post
Brian John Spencer

Thursday, January 3

Protests won't win flag row – UDA boss (Jan 1): (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke

Union flag protests in Carrickfergus and Belfast: BBC

Carrick Town Hall security to be reviewed: Carrick Times

Credit Union bus attacked in Belfast riot: Wexford People
David Metcalfe

Robinson urges flag protesters to keep it peaceful (Jan 1): (from the Belfast Telegraph)
Liam Clarke and Amanda Poole

Retailers in Republic boosted by flag protests: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

New minority in the North will have to improve its civic manners (Jan 1): Irish Independent

Unionist Forum a two-edged sword: Belfast Telegraph

Dissidents step up racketeering to fund fresh murder campaign: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

CAB's €4m bill for crime gang who ordered RIRA murder: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

'Intelligence war' against dissident threat: UTV

End the misery, unity group tells dissidents: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Man held over failed car bomb attempt to kill PSNI officer: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Political violence must be unambiguously repudiated: The Irish Times
Robin Wilson

Why Ann Travers won't be silenced over sister's murder (Jan 1): The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Martin McGuinness given title of 'steward and bailiff': The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Martin McGuinness accepts title to resign as MP: The Independent
Lesley-Anne McKeown

McGuinness rejects title after resignation from Commons: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

How PSNI widow is honouring the memory of fallen officer Stephen Carroll: Belfast Telegraph
Linda Stewart

'Narrow Water Bridge should now move on' – Hazzard (Dec 6): Newry Times
Paul Malone

Ulster rugby triumphs over our love of settling old scores (Jan 1): Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Despite ups and downs, we still belong at the heart of EU: Irish Independent
John Downing

Pat Fenlon insists capital showdown is now the biggest game in Scottish football: The Scotsman
Stuart Bathgate

Famine myth warning by top historian (Jan 2): The Herald
Gerry Braiden

EU tells Scotland – independence would force you out (Dec 6): The Independent
Nigel Morris

Wednesday, January 2

SF to seek Border poll on united Ireland: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

'Our goal remains a free and independent Ireland – DFM: Derry Journal

NI leaders reflect and look to future: UTV

NIO 'has no new ideas for dealing with past': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

'Unionists need single anti-Sinn Fein candidate' – Allister: Mid Ulster Mail

Skeletons in Sinn Fein cupboard shaken by fresh Ellis allegations (Dec 29): Irish Independent

Kenny in no position to throw stones: The Irish Times
Vincent Browne

PSNI on high alert after bomb found under officer's car: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Martin condemns 'arrogant' dissidents' threat to peace: Irish Independent
Sarah MacDonald

Third man arrested over attempted murder of Northern Ireland policeman who found bomb attached to his car outside his home: Daily Mail
Jill Reilly

Loyalist protests are playing into the hands of republicans, says leading UDA figure: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Flag protests to continue, despite warning from loyalist chief: The News Letter
Aine Fox

Flags row diverted PSNI from tackling terrorism: Belfast Telegraph
Michelle Smyth

Equality check for new City Hall flag proposal: The News Letter

Hell breaks loose as Stormont falls asleep at wheel: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Murray

Bishop issues New Year appeal for peace: The News Letter

Terror gang threats force 100-plus Northern Ireland families to quit their homes: Belfast Telegraph

'Victims must be considered, respected – and heard': The News Letter

Going, going, gong ... how snub really puts us in our place: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

An island, entire of itself, or a piece of the continent, a part of the main?: The Irish Times
Judith Crosbie

Fight is on to win Yes vote in the world of business (Dec 29): The Herald
Magnus Gardham

1982 State papers

Hume warning on shoot to kill: Derry Journal

UUP's choice – unionist unity or deal with Alliance (Dec 28): The News Letter
Sam McBride

It's not disloyal to want United Ireland – Hayes: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Tuesday, January 1

PSNI on high alert following double dissident bomb threat: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Two held after bomb found under PC's car: The Independent
Michael McHugh

Dissident republicans 'remain determined to kill': BBC
Vincent Kearney

If only saying nothing were an option for William Hague of the FO (Dec 6): The Guardian
Simon Jenkins

A promising year beckons for us all: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness quits as an MP after refusing to take up his seat for 15 years: Daily Mail
Matt Chorley

How can we have let two key war criminals of 20th Century in Dail?: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Sinn Fein needs to come clean on past (Dec 28): Irish Independent

Look for peace in our hearts and our homes: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Unlucky 2013 for the North in store: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Kincora file conspicously absent from government records (Dec 30): The News Letter
Sam McBride

Protestant victims raised with Shatter: Londonderry Sentinel

Why Irish and Ulster-Scots don't really do the business... (Dec 4): Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

Hillary's White House would be a warm place for the Irish (Dec 4): Irish Independent
Bette Browne

New path to follow King Billy's steps: Drogheda Independent
Hubert Murphy

Any new party would have to be Eurosceptic to gain real support: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Still our heroes despite Honours oversight (Dec 29): Belfast Telegraph

Welcome to Fermanagh, Barack. It's just Gr8! (Dec 4): Belfast Telegraph
Declan Bogue

English voters targeted in fight to save UK: The Herald
Kate Devlin

Jolly poor argument for staying in the Union: The Scotsman
Ewan Crawford

Expect another year of flag-waving and constitutional wrangling (Dec 28): The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

1982 State papers

Diplomat lambasted 'Mafia culture' (Dec 28): Irish Independent
Ed Carty

Senior NIO man called McNarry a dangerous nuisance (Dec 28): The News Letter
Sam McBride

MP 'had discreet terror links': The News Letter

UK envoy surprised cardinal was so religious (Dec 28): Irish Independent
Adrian Rutherford

Gardai seen as inferior to police in the North (Dec 28): Irish Independent
Shane Hickey


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