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Wednesday, January 15

Martin McGuinness – Extremists are being allowed to hijack Haass proposals by unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

McGuinness accuses DUP and UUP of 'dancing to the tune of extremists': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

DUP slams Sinn Fein analysis following further talks on Haass: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

IRA man's family threaten legal action over Haass proposals failure: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

NI parties to hold more talks on Haass proposals: RTE

How we're being failed by our old men of politics: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Allister questions Osborne move to Community Relations Council: The News Letter

Robinson's sadness at personal nature of comments: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ian Paisley – He was right not to back civil rights movement, says hardliner: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

O'Loan responds to Paisley Civil Rights statement: Ballymena Times

Ian Paisley – An interview that gave us the evasive blather of a decrepit bully rather than any great surprises: Belfast Telegraph
Joe Nawaz

17 men 'just there to watch' parade: UTV

Ross Kemp – Filming at Twelfth in Belfast was an eye-opener: Belfast Telegraph
Laura Butler

Jesus could sort out the parades – Church could find solution (Jan 13): (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Crossmaglen protest to highlight Stephen Murney case: Newry Times

Attacks see shoppers stay away from the high street: Irish News
Simon Cunningham

UDA chief begged headbutt victim Tracey not to testify: Sunday World
Paula Mackin

Bill Clinton to visit Ireland again in March: Irish Independent
Joyce Fegan

"Things are very much better in Northern Ireland now," says The Queen as she awards Lisnaskea woman MBE (Jan 6): Impartial Reporter

SF candidate launches legal challenge against decision to suspend him: Irish Independent
Aodhan O Faolain

Coalition approval for Defence Forces role in EU security: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley

How Britain pursues its relationship with the EU is full of consequence for others: The Irish Times
John Bruton

Legality of Alex Salmond's tuition fees pledge for Scotland called into question: The Guardian
Severin Carrell

Independence needs proper risk assessment (Dec 31): The Scotsman
Terry Murden

Basque solidarity protest held at Free Derry Wall: Derry Journal

Tuesday, January 14

Haass plan – NI leaders meet after Stormont rejects implementation vote: BBC

Northern party leaders meet to discuss if any way forward on Haass document: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Outcome of talks 'disheartening', says Church of Ireland Gazette: The News Letter

Any talk of compromise with traditional enemy is a red rag to unionists: The Irish Times
Susan McKay

Haass talks – I object to term 'the past' as it sanitises actions of republican and loyalist terrorists (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph
Samuel Morrison

Back to uncertain future after failure to deal with past: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Ulster says No: The London Economic
Tomás McGoldrick

Councillor's plea for 'keyboard warriors' to engage in politics: The News Letter

Squinter's review of the year – part one (Jan 6): Belfast Media

Belfast City Hall Union flag – Unionists have only themselves to blame: Belfast Telegraph
Bill White

Former Parades chair Osborne appointed to Community Relations council: The News Letter

Ex-Parades Commission chief unfazed by critics of his new role as reconciliation tsar: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Willie Frazer praises Victims Commissioner Stone: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

DUP members' wall of silence stands firm: Irish News
Connla Young

Kilclooney rejects Paisley criticism of 'unfair' Stormont Government: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

The new Paisley, pretty much the same as the old Paisley: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Four jailed over dissident republicanism: UTV

Derry man 'stopped and searched dozens of time suffered human rights breaches' under terror laws: Belfast Telegraph

Ryan case suspect fighting extradition over murder fear: Evening Herald
Fiona Dillon

Brother criticises refusal of government to release Reavey murder files: The Cross Examiner

Family still hurting 40 years after Official IRA booby trap killings: Derry Journal

Boyd Douglas says sorry to Anne Brolly: Derry Journal

Hockey night in Belfast – Why Canada's game scores: Toronto Globe and Mail
Paul Waldie

Whisperings of change give Derry a subtle, inspiring aura (Dec 4): Belfast Telegraph
Mike Gilson

Soldiers avoid charges over sectarian songs at Ibrox: The Herald

What UK debts are Scotland's?: BBC
Robert Preston

We Scots have a clear moral duty this year – to stay British: The Guardian
Chris Deerin

1983 State papers

Government papers – Stormont civil servants urged to build friendships with Dublin: The News Letter

Monday, January 13

Senior Catholic cleric calls for Ulster politicians to sustain Haass talks momentum: The News Letter

Northern Ireland churches – Haass talks 'missed opportunity': BBC

Churches unite to call for consensus after Haass blow: Belfast Telegraph
Linda Stewart

Sinn Féin Haass motion goes before Northern Ireland Assembly: BBC

What will the leaders give up to achieve peace deal?: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Dee

Haass proposals unlikely to find favour ahead of Northern Ireland elections: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Breaking down social walls the key to building lasting peace in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Osborne

Unionist voter apathy continues despite city hall Union Flag row: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Forces presence in NI 'unchanged despite Ballykinler battalion loss' (Jan 8): The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Local elections this year could prove to be a good day out for Sinn Féin (Jan 11): The Irish Times
Noel Whelan

Free Presbyterian church slams shared education (Jan 11): The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

In his own words... Ian Paisley on key political moments, the Catholic Church and throwing snowballs at Jack Lynch: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

1994 World Cup massacre of Irish fans by Loyalists will be major ESPN movie : Irish Voice/
Patrick Counihan

Norn Iron Girl's history a lesson worth learning (Jan 7): Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Paul Winter – from a life of crime to love of the pulpit (Jan 9): The News Letter

Stephen Brimstone appears before DSD committee (Jan 9): BBC

Northern Ireland's average pay packet is £8,000 lighter than one earned in the Republic (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP aide Stephen Brimstone yet to apologise to councillor Jenny Palmer over Red Sky row (Jan 8): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Anger over State's treatment of Irish language: The Irish Times

You can say that again – We could build a federal Union: The Herald
David Torrance

Independence appeal (Jan 11): The Scotsman

Sunday, January 12

Haass Talks – Belfast City Hall rally will urge parties to do deal: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Sinn Féin approves Haass proposals:
Paul Hosford

Haass proposals will not be renegotiated, Adams says: The Irish Times
Mark Hilliard

More talks needed to make progress on Haass, say DUP, UUP and Alliance: The News Letter

The resigned laugh that says Dr Haass isn't coming back...: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ian Paisley and Peter Robinson – A very public falling out: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Ian Paisley – Portrait of a man unable to admit his own faults: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Paisley is a sickening and hateful bigot. What's new?: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Police left furious by Gerry Kelly case, says union: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

300 turn out for loyalist rally: UTV

Parade breaks ruling as smaller crowd turns out for flag protest: The News Letter

Patterson says PUL community is 'as determined as ever': The News Letter

Internet hoaxers make mischief with flags: Portadown Times

Irish language school gets the go ahead (Dec 26): Ulster Star

Sectarian remarks shouted: Lurgan Mail

DUP man slated over 'anti-Irish' email: Fermanagh Herald

Conversion for ex-partner of loyalist chief: Portadown Times

Misogyny alive and well among the Twitter trolls: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

'I am a victim of anti-Irish racism,' says Scots writer: Sunday Herald
Helen McArdle

Scottish independence: 'UK would be weaker' – poll: Scotland on Sunday
Tom Peterkin

1983 State papers

NI state papers – Shorts west Belfast plant 'blocked' (Dec 28): BBC

End of loyalist hunger strike at Magilligan welcomed: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

State papers – Hierarchy halts plan to unite teachers (Dec 28): Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

This was the period that exposed Haughey at his most dishonest (Dec 27): Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Cabinet Papers – The perjury that allowed Kincora suspect preacher to walk (Dec 27): Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Saturday, January 11

Haass talks – Parties have let Northern Ireland down, says O'Sullivan: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Alexander

Haass document 'not balanced' says Peter Robinson: BBC

Haass talks end without agreement: Belfast Media

Haass this process been a failure? Biggest problem not including the public: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Agnew

We must tell our politicians to sort out mess: Belfast Telegraph

Paisley programmes 'will reveal dramatic and dark DUP secrets': The News Letter

Ian Paisley taking 'dangerous road' – NI First Minister: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Families 'horrified' over Dublin Monaghan remarks: Irish News

Civil rights leader Ivan Cooper left astonished by Ian Paisley's 'belated conversion': Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Remarks 'horrendous' -- jury boss: Irish Independent
Alan O'Keefe

Peter Robinson 'stepped in' for Ian Paisley at Clontibret: BBC

Paisley and Adams are, to an extent, two sides of the same coin: Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

Bernice Swift argues that Stormont is not working: Impartial Reporter
Bernice Swift

Unionist councillors say yes to 'The Beast': Belfast Media

Rioter 'played the system and lost': UTV

Loyalist sentenced for Coulter headbutt: UTV

Loyalist William 'Mo' Courtney gets suspended sentence after head butting woman: The News Letter

Police apologise for 16-month delay on HET request: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Noonan feared Britain would seek Donegal man's extradition: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Shared education campus scheme opens in Northern Ireland: BBC
Maggie Taggart

Garda Representative Association: 'Border crime rise due to police shortage': BBC

An Irish peacemaker: The Christian Century
Philip Jenkins

Tributes as former NIO minister Paul Goggins dies at 60 (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Goggins' integrity challenged cynicism about politicians (Jan 9): The News Letter

Give emigrants the vote -- it's time we had a say in rebuilding Ireland (Dec 23): Irish Independent
Eoin Hahessy

Who better to convince Scots to reject independence than English celebrities? (Jan 7):
Mike Small

Friday, January 10

Haass involvement in NI over: UTV

Co-chair of Haass talks says process is not over: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

UUP veto Maze peace centre at Haass talks: Ulster Star

Debate motions highlight splits on Haass: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Why the Haass talks matter and why they could not succeed: The Irish Times
Sinéad O’Shea

How will electorate respond to UUP's rejection of Haass talks?: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

Haass talks team came this close but failure is an option: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Republic was to blame for bombs carnage in 1974, declares Ian Paisley: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Paisley expresses support for civil rights movement: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Cameron was right to 'tell the truth' on Bloody Sunday – Introducing an older, more mellow Rev Ian Paisley: The Independent
David McKittrick

Ian Paisley – as ever, a mass of contradictions: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Why Ian Paisley is still box office – five and a half years after stepping down from politics: BBC
Mark Devenport

Old warhorse who never ceases to surprise: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Has Ian Paisley mellowed in his later years? Never, Never, never, never ...: Belfast Telegraph

Claim and counter-claim over officer reprimand in Gerry Kelly Land Rover incident: The News Letter
Adam Kula

'Danger money' for Northern Ireland prison staff: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Police told to be 'vigilant of republican terrorists': Impartial Reporter

Man released after city car bomb arrest: UTV

The overall failure to confront republican terrorism: The News Letter

Teenager granted bail over Twaddell knife attack on police officer: The News Letter

No record of attack on RUC station: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn MacDermott

Deal over inquests delay row expected: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Government papers – SDLP man Currie said Irish unity was not imminent in 1984: The News Letter

Northern Ireland has come far since 1984 partition plan (Jan 6): The Conversation
John Nagle and Mary-Alice Clancy

Ulster Unionism's on defensive over Scotland – but threats won't win argument: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Geoghegan

Coalition's support slips in latest poll as Sinn Fein gets boost after Haass talks: Irish Independent
Daniel McConnell

New Garda gun law a response to Donohoe murder: Dundalk Democrat

Arming all gardai would be a step too far: Evening Herald
Gerry O'Carroll

Rangers fan jailed for internet attack on female journalist: The Herald
Billy Patterson

We need new solutions for governing this disunited kingdom (Jan 5): The Guardian
Linda Colley

Thursday, January 9

Richard Haass – Northern Ireland's politicians should be realistic and implement my proposals: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Haass 'unlikely' to return to NI: UTV

All five parties equally at fault for failure of Haass talks – Robinson: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Villiers says Haass talks not end of the road: RTE

Villiers rejects claim UK not committed to Ulster: The News Letter

Ian Paisley Jr tells Theresa Villiers – 'Fund police rather than fanciful idea of historical investigations unit': Belfast Telegraph
Richard Wheeler

Church leaders call for political momentum after Haass talks: The News Letter

We'll see benefits if North finds way to move forward: Dundalk Argus

Why we proved such a Haa-ssle (Jan 6): Belfast Telegraph
Nuala McKeever

Time for genuine leadership: Derry Journal

Gerry Kelly Land Rover row – Matt Baggott urged to back PSNI officer facing reprimand: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Graham

'Hoax' at centre of Armagh bomb alert: UTV

Man released over Victoria Square shopping centre bomb: BBC

Mortars accused is granted bail – Former Northern Ireland football star puts up £5,000 surety so man can attend funeral: Belfast Telegraph
John Cassidy

Teenager in court accused of slashing police officer's face at Twaddell Avenue: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Slashing victim is popular local cop: Belfast Media

Republican flag bearer's appeal rejected: UTV

Brother of Colin Duffy 'led plot to kill prison governor': The News Letter

'Disgraceful' loyalists sentenced for incident at Catholic church: The News Letter

NIO rejects Kingsmills massacre 'snub' claim: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Alexander

Former Garda chief inspector 'saddened' by Smithwick findings of collusion: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Mark Campbell denies 1994 UVF murder of Catholic builders: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Not one life was worth losing during Troubles, says former INLA man: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Growing appetite among Protestant, unionist and loyalist people to learn Irish language, says wife of former PUP leader: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Ferguson

Narrow-minded morons turned heart-warming gesture into a political football (Jan 3): Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Men 'told to get out of cab for speaking Irish': Irish Examiner
Stephen Maguire

Commonwealth Games too big to be hijacked by independence poll campaigners, say politicians and sport stars: Scottish Daily Record

From the Troubles in Belfast to conflict in Syria (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Janet Loughran

Wednesday, January 8

Haass process on verge of collapse: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Sinn Fein and DUP at odds over way ahead: Irish News
John Manley

Robinson backs ongoing Haass process: UTV

More work needed on Haass proposals, says First Minister Peter Robinson: The News Letter

Loyalist Jamie Bryson insists he saw Haass deal drafts: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

First Minister Peter Robinson on moving Northern Ireland forward for the benefit of everyone: Impartial Reporter
Peter Robinson

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness on democracy, peace and opportunities for all: Impartial Reporter
Martin McGuinness

Unmistakeable taste of freshly-picked cherries: BBC
Mark Devenport

'There Haass to be a better way to a better future for Northern Ireland': Belfast Telegraph
Henry Reilly

We need to know stumbling blocks: Belfast Telegraph

Campbell – RAF jobs poster protest 'a throwback to past': The News Letter

Kelly incident officer facing warning: UTV

Police Federation gives 'full backing' to officer who drove Land Rover with Gerry Kelly on bonnet: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Cromie

Marian McGlinchey avoids jail for supplying phone to soldiers' killers:
Henry McDonald

Massereene murders – Unionists voice disgust at judge's 'insult': The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Massereene murders – Ex-soldiers question Price's suspended sentence: The News Letter

Brother of republican Colin Duffy bailed on terror charges: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Higgins

Twelfth rioter handed three-month jail term for attacking screen separating rival factions: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

HET – Four officers leave specialist police team: BBC

Man charged over 1994 double murder: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Permission given to include police in civil action over SAS killings: The Irish Times

PSNI added to lawsuit over Loughgall IRA deaths: BBC

Frazer criticises Villiers for cancelled Kingsmills victims' meeting: The News Letter

Kingsmills massacre 'kick in teeth' as Theresa Villiers cancels meeting with families: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Support programme of events, Bloody Sunday families urged: Irish News

Liam Adams to appeal conviction: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Anger as Rangers fan who tweeted threatening abuse about Celtic boss Neil Lennon is cleared of committing an offence: Scottish Daily Record

Scottish indepence poll shows Borders intentions: The Scotsman

Britain cannot afford to be the friendless pariah of Europe: Daily Telegraph
Mary Riddell

1983 State papers

NI state papers – Kincora link to Brian McDermott murder discussed (Dec 27): BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Government papers – Planners kept file on man who later lent money to Iris Robinson's then lover: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Tuesday, January 7

Ulster Unionists criticise Richard Haass proposals after party meeting: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Ulster Unionists reject Dr Richard Haass plan: Irish Independent
Deric Henderson

UUP Haass rejection 'shows disdain' says Alliance Party: BBC

Martin McGuinness accuses unionists of bowing to 'extreme loyalist agenda': Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

McGuinness accuses Orange Order of setting unionist agenda on Haass: Mid Ulster Mail

Unionists afraid to ratify a Haass deal without us, claim hardliners: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Haass efforts have put the North on a path to long-awaited accord: Irish Independent
Liz O'Donnell

DUP's cold feet a craven sop to hard core and a cynical ploy to reclaim the East: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

What if Haass talks are distracting us from the really difficult issues?: Impartial Reporter
Warren Little

A question of identity stalls attempts to find compromise: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Time Haass come for real change ... turn Maze into museum: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Camp Twaddell split between Order and loyalists averted after public meeting: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Hutchinson returns to Belfast council: UTV

PUP and DUP deny claims of UVF involvement in 'stolen sandbags': The News Letter

On the run Ryan pal now missing for two months: Evening Herald
Ken Foy

Guilty pleas over 'Real IRA gun' find in Omagh: BBC

Parades in Limerick call for 'return to Republican ways': Limerick Leader
Nick Rabbitts

'We will put drug dealers down a hole': Belfast Media

Marian McGlinchey – Old Bailey bomber gets suspended sentence: BBC

Kelly receives PSNI 'informed warning': UTV

'Astonishment' after Gerry Kelly gets off with warning over police Land Rover incident: The News Letter
Adam Kula

Twitter row over poppy led to sectarian hammer attack by Derry thug: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn Macdermott

Jail for Tricolour tattoo at flag protest: UTV

Daughter of ex-RUC officer avoids jail for loyalist rioting: Belfast Telegraph
John Cassidy

UVF accused arrested over 1994 murders: UTV

Pearse Jordan's family sues over inquest delay: BBC

Fight for justice goes on for Kingsmills atrocity victims: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Republicans remember IRA men killed after attack on Brookeborough police station: Impartial Reporter
Rodney Edwards

The whimsical world of Gerry Adams's Twitter account: The Guardian
Stephen Moss

Plan for 'doomsday scenario' of UK exiting EU – Hayes: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Numbers indicate the Church of Ireland could now be 'approaching dissolution': The Irish Times
Robert MacCarthy

Adam Busby's extradition from Ireland on hold after lodging appeal:
Severin Carrell

1983 State papers

Government papers – NIO inquiry after UVF printed details from 'secret' documents: The News Letter

Monday, January 6

Ulster Unionists to meet to discuss Haass and O'Sullivan paper on Troubles issues: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Conflicting views meant talks were doomed to failure: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Northern Ireland politics is changing – but mum's the word:
Steven McCaffery

Unionist parties have to show us all that they can offer leadership: Belfast Telegraph

Minister says Adams must own up to alleged IRA links: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Sinn Fein vice president Mary-Lou McDonald confirms ambition to lead party: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Hussey condemns Christmas tree tribute to Omagh bomb accused McKevitt: Ulster Herald

Man charged over David Black murder car to apply for bail: Tyrone Times

Extending appeal of Gaelic games in North still uphill task (Jan 4): The Irish Times
Jonathan Drennan

Have faith that it'll be a fantastic year (Dec 31): Irish News
Leona O'Neill

Arming gardai is practical response to a real threat (Jan 2): Irish Independent

'Executive needs to do more to unleash growth': Irish News
Gary McDonald

Cameron refuses to go head to head with Salmond over Scotland: The Guardian
Rowena Mason

Scottish independence – Wales fears losing Scotland (Dec 14): The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Scotland secession could lead to re-Balkanization of Europe: Washington Post
George Robertson

Israeli Foreign Minister says Britain was right to let Bobby Sands 'commit suicide': Irish Voice/
Patrick Counihan

1983 State papers

Margaret Thatcher – Iron Lady did gaze on a new frontier. But it was, happily, a fleeting look: Belfast Telegraph
David McKittrick

Howe warned Sinn Féin advance could see Cuban-style regime in Dublin: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Britain's 1984 glossary of Irish politics (Jan 3): The Irish Times
John Bew and Martyn Frampton

Powerful enemies and Ireland's neutrality (Dec 30): Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Sunday, January 5

Haass proposals in limbo until 'super councils' poll: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray, Jim Cusack and Eilis O'Hanlon

Victims Commission 'must clarify Haass submission': The News Letter

Haass's subtle angle of vision on sovereignty: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Talks deadlock a damning indictment of our leaders: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

DC bridge builder who found out that Ulster still likes to say no: Sunday Independent
Henry McDonald

Twaddell talks row: The News Letter

Let's put to bed the false mantra of Gerry Adams, the teddy-bear hugger: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Dublin TD Mary Lou McDonald is the Sinn Fein golden girl being groomed for the top: Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

Sinn Fein enjoys lavish fundraising trips Stateside: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Can Santa tell us who funds our political parties? (Dec 23): Belfast Telegraph
Steven Agnew

Northern Ireland's MPs stuck in past as Naomi Long leads Twitter poll: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Grew

Garda killer shielded by border code of silence: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Local elections will test party support and may indicate shape of next government (Jan 4): The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Irish free to sue British nuclear operators over contamination: Independent on Sunday
Mark Leftly

'President's religion is none of your business': Sunday Independent
Niamh Horan

Scottish independence – Salmond renews challenge to Cameron over TV debate: BBC

Scottish independence yes vote would drive change in England, says writer (Jan 3): The Guardian
Severin Carrell

1983 State papers

Government papers – Unionists told nothing wrong with council name change: The News Letter

Cabinet believed IRA may have paid PLO to shoot diplomats: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

'Dowra' affair led to security co-operation rift (Jan 3): The Irish Times
John Bew and Martyn Frampton

Tourism 'disappeared' because of Troubles (Jan 1): The News Letter

No need for secrecy on State soup: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Insight into dark past must be spur to present: Belfast Telegraph

Saturday, January 4

Richard Haass talks – Blame game gets under way in earnest: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McGuinness urges unionists to declare stance on Haass report: Irish Examiner
David Young

'The Haass talks weren't a failure... we must work on to complete the task set out': Belfast Telegraph
Claire Graham

TUV – 22 flaws in Haass document: The News Letter

Disdain of voters looks set to grow after Haass talks fiasco: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson and Adrian Rutherford

Northern Ireland talks stumble over symbols of past troubles:
Marie Breen-Smyth

North's politicians think the world owes them but they must settle problems on their own: Irish Independent
James Downey

Failure just another step towards success: Irish Examiner

Larkin stands by amnesty proposal: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Ardoyne priest's tribute to popular beat cop Craig McDowell slashed in the face: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Don't mention the C-word: The Irish Times
Glenn Patterson

Loyalists 'choking life out of Belfast traders' as new protest parades planned: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Thieving UVF offering stolen sandbags to Belfast residents worried about flooding: Belfast Telegraph

Man accused of obtaining murder car can reapply for bail at end of month: Irish News

Derry teen jailed for 'up the Ra' shout at bandsmen: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn Macdermott

Ridiculous to report officer over Ulster-Scots greeting dispute – MLA: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Row erupts over RAF billboard near Bloody Sunday site: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

TV focus on 1971 Strabane death: Derry Journal

Dublin will still be in hock to London until 2021: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Francis effect boosts Mass numbers: The Irish Catholic
Paul Keenan, Mags Gargan and Cathal Barry

Poots appeals ruling critical of ban on gay blood donors: The Irish Times

Army apologises over remarks about Higgins: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

'Independence white paper should scare Scots': The Scotsman
Andrew Whitaker

Scotland's referendum – Time to consider, time to choose: BBC
Brian Taylor

Cast caution aside in the fight for the United Kingdom: Daily Telegraph
Charles Moore

1983 State papers

Government considered handing Tyrone to Republic: Tyrone Times

Politicians dismiss 'bonkers' plan to move Irish border and build 'Berlin wall' for west Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Army OC closed border crossings on Paisley's and Molyneaux's advice: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

RUC-Garda relations at a low ebb during the peak of the Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Shane Hickey

Friday, January 3

Richard Haass urges Northern Ireland political leaders to 'act where consensus' exists on proposals: Belfast Telegraph

Bishop urges politicians to 'push forward' in pursuit of pact: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Failure of Haass talks reverberates across the globe (Jan 1): Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Northern Ireland taking failure of Haass talks with great equanimity: The Irish Times
Eamonn McCann

Flags issue hasn't gone away – and won't: The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

An inclusive Ireland can surely find a place for the Union flag: The Irish Times
Richard Irvine

Richard Haass's talks will not have failed if Britain accepts it must now get real on Northern Ireland: The Independent
Mary Dejevsky

Stalemate on Haass deal – why history keeps on repeating itself: Belfast Telegraph
Robin Wilson

Scotland isn't left unaffected by politics in Northern Ireland: Glasgow Evening Times
Brian Sweeney

Ulster is still problematic: The Scotsman
Peter Geoghegan

Independence for Ullans: The Independent
John Rentoul

Northern Ireland – Down but not out: The Economist

Haass talks – Close to an agreement: The Irish Times

Political deadlock Haass to end: Belfast Telegraph

Resolutionary road for Northern Ireland politicians (Dec 29): (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

Police officer who forgot to include Ulster-Scots in multilingual New Year message holds his hands up: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

PSNI officer slashed with knife is released from hospital: The News Letter

'Offensive' RAF poster torn down ahead of Sunday anniversary: Irish News

MoD apologises for RAF recruitment billboard placed near Bloody Sunday massacre site in Derry: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh and Claire Cromie

Is 2014 the Year Scotland Finally Gains Independence?: Chicago Tribune
John Hudson

For Britain, Big Decisions on Identity: New York Times
Alan Cowell

1983 State papers

IRA Brighton bomb almost derailed talks leading to Anglo-Irish agreement: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Roots of Anglo-Irish Agreement well hidden in talks deadlock, 1984 papers show: The Irish Times
John Bew and Martyn Frampton

Iron Lady spurned chance to meet with Spring: Irish Independent
Shane Hickey and Michael Brennan

Files show FitzGerald offered referendum on Northern Ireland in 1984: RTE

UK officials considered 'walled ghetto' for Catholics: Irish Independent
Emile Laurac

Thatcher wrote to family of hunger striker to decline meeting: The Irish Times
John Bew and Martyn Frampton

UK considered trying to stop Reagan visit to Ireland: The Irish Times

Thursday, January 2

'The Haass talks weren't a failure... we must work on to complete the task set out': Belfast Telegraph
Claire Graham

Alliance denies claim it scuppered Haass process by rejecting deal: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Haass hopes public will persuade Northern parties to back plan: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Arthur Beesley

Haass document needs clear response says Gerry Adams: BBC

Sinn Fein plans peace deal meeting: Irish Examiner

Republicans must get real – MP: The News Letter

BBC coverage of final stages of Haass talks brings out critics: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates strongly urge political parties in North to consider Haass proposals further: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Richard Haass talks – Despite a lot of seemingly tireless work, it gradually dawned on us a deal would never be put to bed: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Richard Haass talks – What they said as the process stalled: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Missed opportunity of signing pact leaves DUP with questions to answer: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Six key areas that split negotiators in Haass talks: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Leadership in North is not just about politicians: The Irish Times
Noel Traenor

Richard Haass talks – New year... but same old story: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

It is Unionist cowardice that is largely to blame for the failure to reach an agreement in Northern Ireland: The Independent

Police officer slashed on face by youth cutting down loyalist banners: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Graham

Residents fearful of more attacks on security base: Fermanagh Herald

'Kevin's killers the real threat': Belfast Media

As centenary of WWI dawns, let's fight for better world for all: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Rise in armed violence makes this the right call: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

We will rein in Strasbourg's human rights judges, pledges Tory minister – Grayling says Britain could pull out of European Court as it has lost its legitimacy (Dec 31): Daily Mail
Tim Shipman

1983 State papers

Government papers – Jim Allister's devolution proposal privately torn apart by NIO man: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Deep divisions over extradition policies (Dec 28): Irish Independent

McGuinness 'reacted angrily' when told he could not visit IRA prisoner: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Belfast papers reveal fears over exodus of Protestant students in 1982 (Dec 27): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Wednesday, January 1

Haass talks – Final draft on dealing with Northern Ireland's past released after failure on agreement: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Kenny asks leaders of North's parties to 'reflect' on broken-down Haass talks: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Richard Haass talks – Fifteen years ago the world looked on, now the story is very different: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Richard Haass talks – Back at a crossroads: BBC
Mark Devenport

'Haassled' diplomat joins long list of those who've failed to get NI parties to agree: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Richard Haass talks – Twists and turns stripped away the details of the proposals: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Fear of the extreme feeds Northern Ireland's generation deadlock: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Uncompromising politicians have failed us, and failed us abysmally: Belfast Telegraph

Religious balance at work is almost there, but other areas are lacking: Belfast Telegraph
John Simpson

Court told of 'loyalist mob' intent on kicking 'Fenians' heads in' A: Irish News
Maeve Connolly

Viable device discovered at Armagh house: The Irish Times
Genevieve Carbery

'Devolving corporation tax could make Northern Ireland's woeful economic performance worse': Belfast Telegraph
Henry Reilly

OBE for ex-prisoner ombudsman: UTV

A system that seeks to recognise public achievement: The News Letter

DUP's Simon Hamilton wins court bid to block Sinn Fein minister from reallocating £100m farm funding (Dec 27): Belfast Telegraph

Michelle O'Neill will not challenge legal judgement (Dec 30): BBC
Mark Simpson

Gerry Adams enjoys a slice of birthday cake he baked for political foe Peter Robinson (Dec 30): Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Anglican leader – Pope my person of the year: Irish News
Martha Linden

Groups of uniformed gardai to be fully armed in shake-up: Irish Independent
Greg Harkin and Tom Brady

Row over refurbishment plans for War of Independence monument (Nov 27): Irish News

For too long now our war heroes have lacked due recognition (Dec 20): Irish Independent

PM Cameron appeals for Scots to back the Union in referendum: The Herald
Robin Dinwoodie

The Conservatives should embrace a yes vote for Scottish independence now: The Guardian
Simon Jenkins

The English question will need an answer: Daily Telegraph
Allan Massie

United Kingdom – no longer at ease: The Guardian


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