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Thursday, January 15

SDLP call on Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly to face committee: The News Letter

On The Runs – Collapse of trial blew lid off scandal which threatened to bring down Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley Houston

Victims hear first hand what Tony Blair knew of OTR scheme: The News Letter

Slippery ex-PM looked less than comfortable facing Ulster MPs: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Dirty deal where end justified the means for ex-PM: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Tony Blair paid a heavy price for peace in Northern Ireland (Jan 13): Daily Telegraph

Gerry Adams behaviour during NI talks 'outrageous' says Taoiseach Enda Kenny: BBC

DUP at 'all-time low' after Sinn Fein Speaker vote: The News Letter

Face it – most of us don't know a thing about Northern Ireland: Daily Telegraph
Stephen Bush

Half-a-century on, we've still to learn lessons of Terence O'Neill: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

Union flag protester Jamie Bryson to stand trial for allegedly taking part in unlawful public processions: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Cameron fury over driving licences: Antrim Times

DUP – Publishing Irish act is a waste: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Campbell welcomes consultation on Irish Language Act: Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

Oldpark cut victim blames loyalists: Belfast Media
Evan Short

Petrol bomb thrown at house 'could have killed infant': Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Two quizzed by gardai targeting dissident Republican activity: Irish Independent
Sarah Stack

Omagh bombing – atrocity was "arguably preventable", court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Inquiries ordered into destruction of Northern Ireland shoot-to-kill evidence: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Former security members investigated over destroyed evidence: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Roseann Mallon murder gun is linked to state agent: The News Letter

Roseann Mallon inquest – Gun 'part of agent consignment': BBC

Ferguson pastor, Rev. Sekou Osagyeyfo, to address Bloody Sunday march: Londonderry Sentinel

Kincora – witness amnesty in inquiry is welcomed by ex-Army officer and Amnesty International: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Limavady principal defends shared education policy (Jan 12): Derry Journal
Sheena Jackson

Leading TD O Cuiv defends appearance at dissident's trial: The News Letter

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams biggest loser in the first opinion poll of 2015: Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

'Fear factor' used against Sinn Féin and Syriza – Pearse Doherty: The Irish Times
Sinead O'Shea

'Gardaí threatened me with Provos': Irish Examiner
Ann O'Loughlin

SNP steps up devo max fight: The Herald
Magnus Gardham

Wednesday, January 14

Tony Blair says 'on-the-runs' letters were crucial to keeping North's peace process on track: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Blair finally faces Commons over his on-the-run scheme for IRA suspects: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Be careful with Northern Ireland, Blair warns Downing Street: The News Letter

Tony Blair – Apology to Hyde Park IRA bomb victims after 'On The Run' letter blunder: Daily Telegraph
Tom Whitehead

Tony Blair OTRS – Alliance will always put victims first: Belfast Telegraph
Naomi Long

Tony's not for turning: The Guardian
John Crace

Families appreciative of Tony Blair's appearance at select committee: BBC

What are we to make of Tony Blair now?: Daily Telegraph
Anthony Seldon

Charlie Hebdo – Ugly truth is that our tribal instincts sustained terror: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

DUP backs SF Speaker... but four MLAs missing: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Mitchel McLaughlin claimed Jean McConville's murder was 'not a crime': The News Letter

A Sinn Fein Speaker is enormously symbolic, but not likely to bring vast change: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Hopes of National Crime Agency breakthrough as SDLP signals change in stance: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

PSNI spend 400 hours in a week doing work of banned National Crime Agency: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Police Christmas operation 'stopped terror attacks': The News Letter

Dissidents target UVF godfather: Sunday World
Richard Sullivan

Irish language bill to be published: BBC

Oireachtas committee to seek update on State's language compliance: The Irish Times
Éanna Ó Caollaí

Roseann Mallon murder weapon 'may have been tampered with': The News Letter

Gun 'could have been tampered with': Belfast Telegraph

Missing Annie McCarrick's mother 'astonished' to learn of IRA suspect in student's disappearance: Irish Independent

Kincora and the secret service – Three men willing to tell all they know may never get the chance: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin are preparing for government... but not with each other:
Hugh O'Connell

Ireland will support changes to EU to prevent UK leaving, says Taoiseach: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Licence flag block 'devolved matter': The News Letter

Defence co-operation agreement a sign of deepening relationship with our neighbours: The Irish Times

After Paris shooting, Irish say it's time to finally ditch their blasphemy law: Washington Post
Adam Taylor

1916 centenary a time for reflection not celebration: The Irish Times
Dennis Kennedy

MSPs – Scotland should have its own national anthem: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

Tuesday, January 13

Tony Blair to appear before 'on the runs' committee: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Tony Blair bid to avoid IRA letters questions is insult to victims: Daily Telegraph
Tom Whitehead

Blair 'Cornered' Over Northern Ireland Letters:
David Blevins

The questions Tony Blair must answer: Daily Telegraph
Peter Oborne

Forum idea on parades welcome, says Fr Martin Magill: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Mitchel makes history as first Republican Speaker: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

New speaker is 'hugely symbolic': Belfast Telegraph

DUP backs SF speaker after republican shift on welfare: Londonderry Sentinel

O Muilleoir – new face of Sinn Fein or smilier version of same old same old?: The News Letter
Alex Kane

New ground broken as PSNI officer gets senior Garda post: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Shatter's extraordinary rant about Sinn Féin!: The Southern Star

The North must join the party – whole island key for Lucy: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Orange Halls attacked 227 times since '09: Londonderry Sentinel
Niall Deeney

Killed over a grudge – UDA thug ordered murder of dad-of-five Brian McIlhagga: Belfast Telegraph

Cost of arrests in paramilitary probe questioned: Derry Journal
Sheena Jackson

Ex-RUC men cleared over perverting justice: UTV

'Derry Four' pledge to continue fight for justice: Derry Journal

Prime Minister snubs Birmingham pub bombings campaigners: Birmingham Mail
Andy Richards

Sentinel cartoons satirised plastic bullet ban and Council name change: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Militant Islam terror threat similar to IRA, says ex-Royal Irish commander: Belfast Telegraph
Michelle Smyth

I recall the IRA bombs in London ... we can't tar all with one brush: Evening Herald
Anna Nolan

Why a referendum on blasphemy is long overdue: The Irish Times
Una Mullally

Celebrate the past by burying it – History comes calling – loudly: Irish Examiner

Overnight success after 18-year campaign on tax: The Irish Times
Francess McDonnell

NI-born Gibraltar official – We need your support: The News Letter

Monday, January 12

Parades disputes hold NI to ransom says Canon Ian Ellis: BBC

Secretary of State's parade panel refusal a mistake (Jan 6): Belfast Telegraph

Corporation tax – Arlene Foster wants 10% NI rate Julian O'Neill: BBC

Stormont expenses scandal is still what is uppermost in the public mind (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Samuel Morrison

Seismic shift on agenda as Stormont moves goalposts (Jan 7): Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Why Red Ed may have to think Irish green to win: Tribune Magazine
John Coulter

Thatcher visited Droppin' Well survivors in wake of bombing: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

It appears as if the DUP does not to have much time for democracy (Sep 10): Belfast Telegraph
Steven Agnew

Files refer to ex-IRA Chief's work rules and their use in NI (Jan 10): Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

The Big Interview – We catch up with the UUP's Jeffrey Dudgeon: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Northern Ireland's PC Brigade turn a blind eye to Islamic injustices: (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

Fine slogans are no protection against Kalashnikovs (Jan 11): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Morality is necessary for democracy to work here (Oct 4): Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Victims need practical help (Aug 28): The News Letter
Nick Garbutt

Diplomacy by Design (Sep 5): Foreign Policy
Nate Berg

Ireland and UK agree historic defence agreement: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Short film focuses on 'zealot' Sean South's campaign against Hollywood: Limerick Leader
Mike Dwane

Archbishop in abortion law row: UTV

Blasphemy vote cannot be deferred – Europe speaks with one voice: Irish Examiner

Home Rule wouldn't solve all the Scottish-UK questions: The Herald
David Torrance

Sunday, January 11

All-Ireland reach for new Troubles murder unit: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Let's hope politics can be healing (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Norman Hamilton

Tough task to get all Protestant votes, never mind crossing religious divide (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Dissidents developing armour-penetrating IEDs – PSNI: RTE

Belfast bomb hoax – Police release image of man: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley Houston

Family of loyalist murder victim fight decision to cut Ombudsman's budget: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Kate Carroll – Success for widow's campaign after murder of husband Stephen (Oct 15): Belfast Telegraph

Brighton bomb files show UK were still anxious to extradite: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Top civil servant proposed all-Ireland anti-terror police force (Jan 1): The News Letter
Sam McBride

Policing of 1986 protests 'inadequate at best and collaborative at worst' (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Proper Assembly scrutiny is crucial to improve legislation (Oct 15): The News Letter

NI well and truly has its snout in the trough – advisor: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Northern Ireland shared and integrated education – Share and share alike (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
Will Chambré

Squinter review of the year: Belfast Media

Corporation Tax – The ins and outs of new era for NI businesses explained (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Border won't be 'soft underbelly' for terrorists: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

We must remain vigilant against the threat of terrorism: Belfast Telegraph

We need to talk about James Connolly: Sunday Independent
John-Paul McCarthy

Outrage at Nazi signs painted on bridges: Drogheda Independent
Hubert Murphy

Nazi slogan sprayed on a road sign: Bray People
Mary Fogarty

Harassment is not comedy, so stop targeting our First Citizen: Sunday Independent
Mark Patrick Hederman

To honour the dead, we should defend free speech: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Saturday, January 10

Blair tried to wriggle out of MPs' probe into IRA 'comfort letters' with desperate phone call to Commons Speaker: Daily Mail
Ian Drury

Tick tock – Counting the seconds towards the Stormont House agreement deadlines: Belfast Telegraph
Will Chambré

Uncertainties remain despite Stormont House Agreement: BBC
Mark Devenport

I won't fight Tom Elliott for seat, says Stephen Gault: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

The Westminster Election is key: Belfast Telegraph
Bill White

Man to stand trial on Alliance kill threats: The News Letter

Most dissident attacks prevented – MI5: UTV

Belfast city centre bomb hoax – Police release picture of man: BBC

Historic UDA murder inquiry may be delayed by 20 years due to Police Ombudsman funding uncertainty: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Family of IRA volunteer Jim Moyne 'proud of sacrifice' 40 years on: Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

Margaret Thatcher told to limit access to press in North (Dec 30): Irish Independent
Shane Hickey

Stormont a toothless bribery-machine, UUP leader claimed (Aug 29): The News Letter
Sam McBride

McAteer criticizes 'tactless' Navy recruitment texts: Newry Times

Corporation deal close, but London could still pull the plug: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

New corporate tax regime for Northern Ireland will increase competition but is a good outcome: The Irish Times

Corporation tax powers in politicians' hands: Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland Executive 'needs to reconsider the cuts to education' (Jan 5): Belfast Telegraph
Margaret Canning

Jenny Palmer says she was 'bullied' by DUP advisor Stephen Brimstone (Jan 8): BBC
Chris Page

RIPA – We must be sure police are not spying on our journalists (Nov 21): Belfast Telegraph
Paul Connolly

There's a strong appetite for The Fountain musical (Oct 6): Derry Journal

Hand-made conflict quilt 'opened up old wounds' for creators (Aug 27): The News Letter

It's time for us to say 'no' to this crushing Catholic guilt (Jan 7): Irish Independent
Barbara McCarthy

'There is no such thing as gay blood' says MLA: Derry Journal
Andrew Quinn

Salmond – I won't use general election to win second indyref (Jan 8): The Herald

Time to burst Alex Salmond's bubble (Jan 8): Daily Telegraph
Alan Cochrane

It's not easy being royal in the era of social media (Jan 4): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Friday, January 9

Peter Robinson – Greater devolution might not be in Northern Ireland's interests: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Robinson rejects notion regional leaders obsess over acquiring powers: The Irish Times

On the Runs hearing – Ex-NIO staff will appear before MPs: BBC

Alliance Party ratifies Stormont House Agreement: BBC

'Villiers must clarify details of Stormont House Agreement' – Ritchie: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Stormont House Agreement 'fixed budget imbalance': BBC
Gareth Gordon

Tory cuts in North gift-wrapped in process that keeps on giving: The Irish Times
Eamonn McCann

I won't fight Tom Elliott for seat, says Stephen Gault: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

DUP and Sinn Fein will be raising mood music in run-up to poll: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

In 2015 we don't have to do things the way they've always been done: Impartial Reporter
Denzil McDaniel

British Army bomb experts make safe a viable device sent to PSNI: The Irish Times

Letter bomb sent to PSNI from Republic: Irish Independent
Paul Williams and Brian Byrne

Letter-bomb was addressed to Chief Constable George Hamilton at the PSNI's HQ: Belfast Telegraph

Newry Sinn Fein politician receives bomb threat: Newry Times

Bloody Sunday probe to re-start next week: Derry Journal

TUV is not a 'major' party, says media regulator Ofcom: Belfast Telegraph
Joe Churcher

Poots' ban on gay men giving blood biased, says judge: The News Letter

Our human rights industry demeans the whole concept: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Sinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán Sabhat: Limerick Post
Alan Jacques

Osborne set to give Northern Ireland corporation tax powers from 2017: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Seize opportunity over business tax, PM David Cameron urges Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Cross-Border tax competition to heat up: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley

SNP demands tax powers to match Northern Ireland: The Scotsman
Andrew Whitaker

Beautiful south could turn ugly over Stormont bailout: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Labour's Murphy is straying into dangerous nationalist territory: The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Does anyone in London actually know how the Barnett Formula works?: The Spectator
Alex Massie

Thursday, January 8

No side deals agreed – Villiers: Belfast Telegraph

Tony Blair bows to demands to give evidence about on the runs: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Victims – did Blair subvert democracy with OTR letters?: The News Letter

Consent principle seems to operate on nationalist terms: The News Letter

Sean Brown murder inquest – Coroner summons chief constable: BBC

UDA murder victim's family challenge Troubles probe cuts: The News Letter

Loyalist flute band trial delayed because flights weren't booked for witness: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Tory MP warns against DUP coalition: Belfast Telegraph

North west council offer to family of attacked Catholic officer: The News Letter

I pray for you, mum of Catholic cop tells dissident attackers: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Belfast city centre rucksack explosion charge against man is withdrawn: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Corporation tax bill 'shortly' – Villiers: UTV

Corporation tax – Stormont urged to ensure trade-off with Treasury does not end up costing us: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Paris murders compared with IRA's newspaper attack: The News Letter

Events in Paris show Adams 'editor at gunpoint' remark no joke – Cahill: Irish Independent

James Orr – 'Environment is the forgotten victim of Northern Ireland peace process' (Jan 5): Belfast Telegraph
Linda Stewart

SNP attacks 'insensitive' Union flag on UK driving licence: Daily Telegraph
Simon Johnson

Prince Andrew does a fabulous job – as a gift to republicans that keeps on giving: The Guardian
Hadley Freeman

Wednesday, January 7

Cameron blocks North officials from giving evidence: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Ian Paisley – On-the-run probe refusal fuels fears of cover-up: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

DUP welcome New Year statement: Londonderry Sentinel

Northern Ireland first as Sinn Fein's Mitchel McLaughlin to be named as Stormont Speaker: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Twaddell protesters take the afternoon off at loyalist camp said to cost £40,000 a night: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam and David Young

Orange Order bids to save parades panel axed by Theresa Villiers: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Orange Order has 'useful' meeting with unionist parties: The News Letter

We can't let one dispute at Ardoyne wreck political progress: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

'Anti-Irish agenda serves no-one' – MLA: Derry Journal

General Election – Time our politicians came clean on who they'd put in No.10: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

New Lodge, north Belfast attack: Man shot in legs: BBC

Sinn Fein councillors to meet Police Ombudsman: Derry Journal
Sheena Jackson

Derry PSNI officer's family targeted in attacks: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Dissident republican councillor who painted Derry's historic walls wins appeal: Belfast Telegraph
George Jackson

32CSM member and Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly given conditional discharge: Londonderry Sentinel

TDs support dissident Republican in court case: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Pair in court over 'bomb factory': UTV

Woman, 19, denies 'dissident bomb factory' charges: The News Letter

Northern Ireland is desert fiscally, but tourism could prove an oasis: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Poots's ban on gay men giving blood influenced by beliefs, court hears: The Irish Times
Alan Erwin

Colin Parry in peace studies plea – lessons should be compulsory in all schools, says father of boy killed by IRA (Jan 5): Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Why fuss over a royal invite? It's time for us all to move on: Evening Herald
Gerry O'Carroll

Convicted IRA man reaches €500k settlement with CAB: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Former IRA woman accused of smuggling released on bail: Irish News

Step by step, devolution is wrecking the United Kingdom: Daily Telegraph
Iain Martin

Tuesday, January 6

UUP refuses to endorse deal over 'uncertainties': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

SF only party to back deal and UUP cautious: The News Letter

Unionist anger over scrapping of parade panel: Irish News
John Manley

Civil servant to give OTRs evidence: Belfast Telegraph

The minister who won't be cowed by Sinn Fein 'fury': Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Uncertainty the only certainty, so get ready for two general elections: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Shinners must rock the vote ... 2015 is key for power play: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Banker right to demand our politicians be more honest: Belfast Telegraph

Union flag protester Jamie Bryson must prove he was unaware demonstrations were unlawful, judge rules: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Socialist Workers Party backs Gary Donnelly protest: Derry Journal

Santa with rifle image 'offensive' (Dec 27): Ulster Herald

Sinn Fein – PSNI must deliver on commitments to Bloody Sunday families: Derry Journal

Maze hunger strike – Prison chaplain absolved Government of blame: The News Letter

Canadian actress Ellen Page blasts new year honour for anti-gay DUP man Maurice Mills: Belfast Telegraph
Amanda Ferguson

Religion's role in Northern Ireland politics (Oct 16): BBC
Chris Page

Key events of 1916 to be remembered in an exhibition: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Citizen's initiative says Ireland can be reinvigorated by tenets of 1916 (Jan 5): The Irish Times
Pamela Duncan

Devolution – we need less haste, more coherence please (Nov 27): The Guardian
Michael White

Monday, January 5

Peter Robinson says Theresa Villiers 'broke word' over parades panel: BBC

SDLP flag snub 'sectarian' – Jeffrey Donaldson hits out over minister's ban on driving licence emblem: Belfast Telegraph
Joanne Sweeney

Canon Ian Ellis thankful for support for church-Order forum: The News Letter

New Year resolutions our public figures should make: (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

Drugs as harmful as any republican violence – PUP: The News Letter

Opposing the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland a folly (Oct 14): Belfast Telegraph

16 PSNI officers in racism probes: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Tearful pensioner fears for his life as race hate thugs attack his home with paint: Belfast Telegraph
Sara Neil

Ex-IRA bomber Donna Maguire in scam probe: (from the Sunday Life)
Suzanne Breen

Kingsmills massacre – Families mark 39th anniversary: The News Letter

Birmingham pub bombings – Police vow to 'review' claims in book by ex-IRA chief (Dec 12): Birmingham Mail
Nick McCarthy

Paisley condemned attacks on RUC after Robinson would not (Dec 31): The News Letter

Mountbatten murder shook US senator's support for IRA: The News Letter

Crossing the divide – We catch up with people who took part in a very special project: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Walking in each other's shoes to heal the past... (Jan 4): Sunday Independent

Compassionate Maurice Mills deserves gong: Belfast Telegraph
David McIlveen

Angela McGowan – NI politicians should be 'more honest' about budget cuts: BBC

Charlie makes a Tweet of himself (Jan 4): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Time to put pressure on Sinn Fein, the Vapers Party (Jan 4): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

New party will fuel narrative that all will change utterly in Irish politics in 2015: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Dara Calleary says Fianna Fáil should question EU: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Protestant families finding it tough to pay school costs: Sunday Independent
Sarah McDonald

'Catholic first' school admissions policies may be illegal (Jan 3): The Irish Times
Joe Humphreys

What is Britain? The right answer could win the next election: The Guardian
Timothy Garton Ash

Time for a Unionist Party?: The Scotsman
Brian Monteith

Sunday, January 4

Durkan ensures drivers won't have British flag on licences: Derry Journal

Will Stormont crumble under the weight of massive debts?: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

A conversation with Gary Hart – New policies for a new world (Jan 3): Boulder Daily Camera
Dave Krieger

What lies in store for Politics and economy in Northern Ireland & rest of UK for 2015? (Jan 4):
Ian Parsley

Let 2015 be year our politicians display leadership and vision (Jan 1): Belfast Telegraph

£34k spent policing loyalist parades in Strabane: Londonderry Sentinel
Kevin Mullan

Are these whingers really helping the Orange Order to right a wrong? (Dec 14): The News Letter
Sammy Wilson

Five Irish arrested by Spanish police in smuggling swoop: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Birmingham Mail Says – West Midlands Police chief Chris Sims must act on pub bombings admission from ex-IRA chief (Dec 9): Birmingham Mail
Andy Richards

Eames claimed to be in close contact with loyalist terror groups, says file: The News Letter

NI 1985/1986 state papers – George Seawright 'caused problems for NIO' 1985 papers say (Dec 30): BBC
Eamon Phoenix

Religious imbalance at Shorts jeopardised support from the US (Dec 29): Irish News
Gail Bell

Ex-UUP leader Harry West feared party could split: The News Letter

MBE for former DUP mayor who said Hurricane Katrina was God's revenge for a gay parade: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Kilpatrick

Honour for Maurice Mills sends out all wrong signals: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Spedding

I won't 'prop up' FG, FF, Sinn Fein or leftie deputies: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan

Forum calls on church to speed up handover of schools (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Joe Humphreys

Book Worm – John Boland: Heaney... a true Brit?: Sunday Independent

Commemorating 1916 – How much does the integrity of the past count? (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Anne Dolan

Second indyref shouldn't be feared: The Scotsman (Dec 29)
Brian Monteith

Saturday, January 3

Paddy Barnes' acceptance of MBE proves it's our sporting icons showing us the way forward: Belfast Telegraph
Henry McDonald

Time for the North to consider a federal deal with Dublin?: The Irish Times
Paul Gillespie

It's time politicians added substance to their agreement: Belfast Telegraph

Orange Order welcomes idea of church forum: The News Letter

New PSNI unit to take over 'Sunday' probe: Derry Journal

Torture, abuse and a suspect's death – An RUC holding centre used during the Troubles:
Michelle Hennessy

Judge remands Pearse McAuley in custody for two weeks: The Irish Times
Brian McDonald

Republican Pearse McAuley faces further time in prison after being charged with assaulting wife: Irish Independent
Brian McDonald

Commemorating 1916 – There is a risk it will degenerate into a self-indulgent exercise in whatiffery: The Irish Times
Ronan Fanning

Ukip outraged at Northern Ireland drivers not getting Union flags on driving licences: The Independent
Lizzie Dearden

Taoiseach casts doubts over a cross-border abuse inquiry: Irish Independent
Niall O'Connor

Charlie Flanagan facing calls to step down after appearing to brand Sinn Fein c**ts in an angry Twitter exchange: Irish Mirror
Alana Fearon

Lucinda, Mary Lou and the so different paths they've taken (Oct 26): Sunday Independent
John Drennan

What's it like to be a second-class citizen in 2015 Northern Ireland? Just ask a gay friend...: Belfast Telegraph
Patrick Corrigan

Ó Muirí welcomes launch of Google Irish language services: Newry Times
Paul Malone

Segregation concerns over transfer of school patronage: The Irish Times
Joe Humphreys

And the winner of Brass Neck of the Year is... Barack Obama (Dec 31): Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

'Any plans to sell bomber jackets?' U.S. clothing firm IRA Apparel forced to deny links to terror group after Twitter reaction to brand launch: Daily Mail
Richard Spillett

BBC royals programme is shelved (Dec 31): Belfast Telegraph
Scott D'Arcy

The battle to keep our Union together has only just begun: Daily Telegraph
Charles Moore

Released State papers

'Burning out Fenians' discussed at Ulster Club meeting, say files: The News Letter

British feared for safety of witness at Ferris trial: The Kerryman
Simon Brouder

Iran wanted films of the Irish struggle... we wanted to send them nature docs:
Aoife Barry

Friday, January 2

On the Runs cast long shadow over Northern Ireland in 2014: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Stormont House Agreement – Deal does not alter fact Assembly is seriously dysfunctional: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

Year when unionists could hold balance of power in London: The News Letter

Dissident republicans – 32 County Sovereignty Movement release New Year statement: Derry Journal

Churches and loyal orders must forge greater links: The News Letter
Ian Ellis

Gay, pro-choice loyalist Julie-Anne Corr Johnston breaks mould of Ulster politics: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Troubles probe will take as long as it takes – Donaldson: The News Letter

Why the bye ball for Sinn Fein over 1957 IRA attack commemorations?: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Ukip anger at flag on licence decision: The News Letter

New Year Honours: DUP politician Maurice Mills – who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gay people – awarded MBE by Queen: The Independent
Adam Withnall

The Queen's New Year Honours – Sporting heroes to be proud of: Belfast Telegraph

IRA couple involved in foiled bomb plot on Army barracks are arrested in Spain on suspicion of money-laundering: Daily Mail
Larisa Brown and Francesca Infante

Micheal Martin wants to be Taoiseach but won't form coalition with Sinn Fein or Fine Gael: Irish Mirror
Sarah Bardon

Willie O'Dea won't rule out FF coalition with Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
John Downing

Charlie Flanagan 'regrets' c-word tweet to Sinn Féin deputy: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Banking on Sinn Féin being ostracised could be a big mistake: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Tory peer – 'English votes' placing pressure on Union: The News Letter
Sam McBride

'SNP recruits may soon be disillusioned and quit': The Scotsman
Andrew Whitaker

Referendum defeat has left SNP stronger: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Clarke

No lines drawn under independence (Dec 31): The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

State papers of 1984 reveal capacity for 'doublethink' was all too evident (Dec 26): The Irish Times

Released State papers

Dowra affair papers show huge rift between RUC and Garda over 1982 arrest of Fermanagh man: Impartial Reporter
Chris Donegan

Declassified state papers – Dr. Daly remarks alarmed Britain: Derry Journal

RUC's reluctance to remove DUP protestors alarmed officials: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Dublin lobbied for Irish language 'out of hatred for SF' (Dec 31): The News Letter

Thursday, January 1

Theresa Villiers – Let's build on hard-won Stormont deal: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne McKeown

How will MLAs circle welfare reform square?: Irish News
John Manley

Parades policy still up in air – Name-changes will make little difference on contested marching areas such as Ardoyne: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Reflections on political progress in 2015 but contentious issues remain: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Christmas 'pudding' crime boss Paul Gray out of hiding: Sunday World
Steven Moore

Boston tapes ended in disaster, but they were of historic value: The News Letter

Bloody Sunday – PSNI unit takes over investigation: BBC

70 Irish recruits join the British army: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

'I represent everyone – I'm proud to accept MBE,' says boxing hero Paddy Barnes: Evening Herald
Laura Larkin

Paddy Barnes rolls with punches after accepting MBE: The News Letter

Boxing stars firmly in Barnes's corner over acceptance of MBE: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Want to save Irish? Stop forcing it onto school children: Irish Independent
Ian O'Doherty

Northern Ireland gay marriage ban will see legal challenge in 2015 – Amnesty: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Why Donald Dewar didn't condemn Royal Catholic ban: The Scotsman
Tom Peterkin

1984 and 2014 – many political parallels and one major difference (Dec 27): The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

Released State papers

NIO feared that Paisley might push for an independent NI: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Irish government against meeting in London as it was 'old imperial capital' (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Allister 'unmoved' at prospect of 1986 Assembly collapse (Dec 30): The News Letter

Unionist MP suggested Queen Elizabeth take direct role in Anglo-Irish talks (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Declassified state papers – Dr. Daly remarks alarmed Britain: Derry Journal

Fears over reintroducing juries for terrorism trials: The News Letter

Peter Robinson wanted ban on Sinn Féin in 1985 (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Peter Robinson urged US firms not to invest in Northern Ireland, says declassified file (Dec 29): The News Letter
Sam McBride


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