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Monday, January 15

Government welcomes Arlene Foster's support for closer links: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Martin tells DUP leader Irish unity aspiration 'not a threat': Irish Independent
Jody Corcoran

Foster willing to examine idea of special economic status for North: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Sinn Féin say Foster speech in Co Kerry 'different in tone but not in policy': Irish News
John Manley

Sinn Féin reaction to Foster's conciliatory Brexit speech 'disappointing': Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Stormont deadlock – Parties urge quick resumption of talks: BBC

NIO says no immediate plan for Stormont talks: Irish News
John Manley

Change of tone helpful, but whether it'll breathe life into talks uncertain: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Has the penny finally dropped for the DUP?: Irish News
John Manley

Blind spots block Northern Ireland progress: The Irish Times
Alex Kane

In the unionist world of 'No', Leo still hears a 'Yes' (Jan 7): Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch

Arlene Foster in Killarney – An olive branch, but challenging: Irish Examiner

Positive move from Arlene Foster does not diminish Brexit crisis: Irish News

Idea the United Kingdom is fragile is has been shown to be a mere myth (Jan 5): The News Letter
Henry Hill

Owen Smith – stay in customs union to avoid Irish hard border: The Guardian
Heather Stewart

Gardaí probe role 'Stakeknife' played in murders here: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

The former IRA bomber who got under the skin of unionists in City Hall (Jan 12): Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff resigns after Kingsmill row: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Barry McElduff resigns: Right for him to quit – what now of Mairtin O Muilleoir? asks Jim Allister: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Mary Lou needs to put SF in the North back in its box (Jan 14): Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Proportionate and appropriate, Ms McDonald? I don't think so (Jan 14): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

GAA urged to help Aidan McAnespie's family (Jan 13): Irish News
Connla Young

Robin Swann – 'When I first got elected, I was called a political pigmy... people keep referring to my lack of height, but there isn't anything I can do about that so I'm not bothered': Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Unionist MLA who lost legs in blast nominated for military award: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

The missing papers at the National Archives may not be a grand conspiracy after all (Jan 11): The Conversation
Dan Lomas

Former lord mayor may be called to give evidence (Jan 13): Irish Examiner
Liam Heylin

Council was warned that Brexit could derail European Capital of Culture bid (Jan 8): Derry Now
Gareth Cross

Remembering MP Markievicz (Jan 14): Sunday Independent
Mary Kenny

Brexit prompts tumble in number of Irish students going to UK: The Irish Times
Brian Mooney

The SNP are against Brexit, so why aren't they trying to stop it? (Jan 9): The National (Scotland)
Kirsty Hughes

Sunday, January 14

Foster arguing for single market and customs union access, says Eastwood: Belfast Telegraph

North must become a 'special economic zone' under Brexit, says Micheál Martin: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

New secretary of state faces uphill challenge: Irish News

Fearing return of Anti-Catholic police in The North: (from the Irish Echo)
Sean McManus

Donaldson's killers 'identified': The Sunday Times
John Mooney

More than £300,000 paid in resettlement allowances to MLAs who lost their seats or resigned in March (Jan 8): Irish News
John Monaghan

McElduff's behaviour perpetuated pain of the past: Belfast Telegraph
Patrick McCafferty

McElduff and SF have long glorified sectarian murderers: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Why rejecting the McElduff stunt matters wherever you come from politically: Belfast Telegraph
Fionola Meredith

After dark week for cross-community relations, the apparent change of political tone offers us a ray of hope: Belfast Telegraph

Political cartoons draw Northern Ireland's history: BBC
Eimear McGovern

Rule of law must prevail in paedophile cases (Jan 11): Irish News

Dessie O'Hare arrested over false imprisonment and assault charges (Jan 9): Irish Independent

'Teargas is awful – it gets you in the back of your throat': escaping a gas attack (Jan 12): The Guardian
Hannah Booth

If IRA were right and justified, then so too were loyalist killers: The News Letter
Trevor Ringland

Justice delayed in 'No Stone Unturned' (Jan 12): Boston Globe
Peter Keough

From Troubles to peace – rare Northern Ireland archives go online (Jan 11): Irish Voice/

Absence of Irish Eurosceptic party does not mean one won't evolve, conference hears: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Living with a hard Brexit (Jan 10): The Irish Times
Philip Pettit

Sinn Féin accuse DUP of blocking funds for charitable causes (Jan 10): Derry Now

The Island of Ireland Peace Park is a fitting tribute to Paddy Harte (Jan 9): The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

Sutherland, and his ideas, on the same level as Dev and Robinson (Jan 10): Irish Examiner
Gerard Howlin

Terror must not change what it means to be Irish (Jan 9): The Times
Jason O'Mahony

Rangers fans sing banned sectarian song Billy Boys in official Florida Cup video: Sunday Herald
Peter Swindon

Why Sturgeon has to keep a second referendum both on and off the table (Jan 8): The Herald
David Torrance

Saturday, January 13

DUP leader moves to heal wounds over UK's Brexit deal on Ireland: The Guardian
Henry McDonald and Lisa O'Carroll

Republic and NI are like two houses tied together, Foster to tell southern conference: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Simon Coveney sees no 'ambiguity' in deal on post-Brexit Border: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Irish Foreign Minister and new Secretary of State to meet again after "very good' talks on powersharing: ITV

Government still making plans for no-deal Brexit: The Irish Times
Cliff Taylor

Civil Service boss in plea for restoration of NI devolution: BBC
Mark Simpson

'It was a day when everything changed': Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

What next for Northern Ireland?: Prospect Magazine
Andrew McQuillan

Politicians should reflect on a difficult week: Irish News

Sinn Féin doubles down on Martin McGuinness' equality demands at Free Derry rally one year on from Stormont collapse: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Adams cites election in Republic as reason for standing down: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Murder accused loyalist Rea denied copy of own Boston Tapes interviews, Crown Court told: Belfast Telegraph
John Cassidy

Scottish Tory tables motion for release of IRA murder files: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Sinn Féin say Barry McElduff 'will continue to represent his constituents' despite party sanction: Irish News

'Barry McElduff is too clever for it to have been an accident': The Irish Times
Freya McClements

Cartoonist captured the stark hypocrisy of Sinn Féin position: The News Letter

Sinn Féin MLA calls Kingsmill massacre 'shameful' – UUP MLA says comments a 'positive moment': Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Unionists must not be carried away by O'Dowd's remarks: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

O'Dowd remarks; now IRA must take final step, says victim: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Tóibín points finger at IRA over Kingsmill massacre: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Former Limerick Sinn Féin councillor hits out at TD over Kingsmill 'coincidence' remark: Limerick Leader
Nick Rabbitts

Expression of shame is a giant step, says Kingsmills survivor: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Church's dignified words on Kingsmill scandal a contrast to SF's hypocrisy: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Former DPP McGrory representing Police Ombudsman for Loughinisland case: Belfast Telegraph

Questions asked about ombudsman's participation in collusion documentary: Irish News
Allison Morris

Judge defers Loughinisland collusion ruling to allow more legal submissions: The News Letter

Irish government defends decision to withhold Aidan McAnespie report: Irish News
Connla Young

Paddy Harte's courage is still needed: The Irish Times
Diarmaid Ferriter

Trial date to be set for man charged over prison officer David Black murder: Belfast Telegraph
John Cassidy

Bobby Sands mother passes away: Belfast Media
Brónach Ní Thuama

Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams in tribute to mother of Bobby Sands: Derry Journal

Council lodges complaint over Britain First Jayda Fransen City Hall video: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Friday, January 12

Karen Bradley – New NI Secretary to meet Simon Coveney: BBC
Stephen Walker

The 10 questions I would have asked Mrs Bradley: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Bradley's most crucial role now is preparing for direct rule: The News Letter

If Assembly isn't up and running soon we should all be paid off, says MLA Poots: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Poots 'abandoning ship' with career change comments – UUP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

We risk losing a generation of politicians as stalemate continues: Irish News

Clare SF Dáil Hopeful Welcomes Claims United Ireland Is 5 Years Away:

David Trimble warns of unionist backlash over Brexit: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Unionists need to turn on the charm with Alliance voters to ensure border poll goes their way (Jan 8): Belfast Telegraph
Bill White

Sinn Féin and SDLP call for return of 50:50 PSNI recruitment: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

PSNI recruitment shows difficulty of achieving uniform change in North: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

PSNI chief tells of frustration as policing the past costs soar: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Nuala O'Loan calls for Troubles historical inquiries commission: Irish News
Connla Young

Make Sinn Féin pay for scandal by stopping MPs' expenses – Allister: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

Barry McElduff continues constituency work despite suspension over Kingsmill tweet: Irish News
John Manley

Dodds – I challenge O'Neill to condemn Kingsmill atrocity: The Irish Times
Claire O'Boyle

Kingsmills was shameful says Sinn Féin's John O'Dowd: BBC

Sinn Féin embroiled in new Kingsmill row as ex-councillor posts 'sick' joke on Facebook: Irish Independent
Claire O'Boyle

We don't condone video, insists garage: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

Former SF member slams McElduff post: Irish Independent

Stop trying to poke each other's eyes out and help us – Kingsmill survivor plea to warring politicians: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Kingsmills cartoonist 'never intended to cause hurt': BBC
Erinn Kerr

DUP MLA 'satisfied offence has not been caused' after graphic political sketch tweet on Kingsmill controversy: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

My only regret is the way message was twisted, by artist who drew cartoon: Belfast Telegraph
Brian John Spencer

Barry McElduff paid homage to anti-Semite Sean South ... how can that be anyone's idea of respect?: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Mary Lou will always be shackled to Sinn Féin's sectarian baggage: Irish Examiner
Alison O'Connor

It's not just the Brexit border question that divides Ireland. It's imagination: The Guardian
Matt O'Toole

Sinn Féin bullies are out to get me for standing up to party, says former activist: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Former barrister and junior boxing champion to replace outgoing Belfast Sinn Féin councillors: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Rebuild bomb bar to assist with inquest: Belfast Media
Brónach Ní Thuama

No Stone Unturned – Alex Gibney on the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn't show: Daily Telegraph
Arjun Sajip

Former IRA leader denies 'boasting' about detonating landmine which seriously injured two RUC officers: Irish Independent
Allison Bray

Limerick Sinn Féin recall legacy of Sean Sabhat: Limerick Post

Secretary of State to visit Derry to discuss City Deal: Derry Now

Britain First Northern Ireland Facebook page 'deleted': Belfast Telegraph

Conflicting stories – A tale of two cities in Belfast: The Irish Times
John G O'Dwyer

Thursday, January 11

Bradley sees role for Dublin in ending rift at Stormont: The Times
David Young

New Northern Secretary Karen Bradley meeting Tánaiste on Friday: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Direct rule must be a possibility, says Foster: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Karen Bradley gets a flavour of the bitterness behind the Stormont impasse: Irish News
John Manley

Northern Ireland – Bradley faces an uphill task: The Irish Times

DUP and government in 'renewed discussions' over SF Westminster expenses: The News Letter

How memory of Sinn Féin's reconciler-in-chief has been hijacked to become a byword for obstruction (Jan 8): Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Varadkar hopes voters punish McElduff for Kingsmill tweet: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Leo Varadkar – Barry McElduff's Kingsmill video 'foolish and very hurtful' but not deliberate: Irish News

Kingsmill video sectarian, says ex-IRA man Martin McAllister: BBC
Gordon Adair

Kingsmill loaf row cartoon sparks Twitter row between Naomi Long and leading unionists: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Brother of Kingsmill massacre victim reveals his mother (90) has been getting 'sickening' abusive phone calls: Irish Independent
Sean Nolan

IRA bomb survivor – taunting atrocity victims 'devastating' (Jan 9): The News Letter
Adam Kula

Sinn Féin should have sacked McElduff insists former standards chief: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

Pressure mounts on McDonald to acknowledge Provisional IRA carried out Kingsmill massacre: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Kingsmill was a war crime... 42 years later, Sinn Féin must finally admit that IRA was responsible: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Why the party that's so quick to take offence is a past master at adding insult to injury: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Sinn Féin MP's video was insensitive – and sinister (Jan 9): Irish Independent

Once again we can see Sinn Féin's double standards (Jan 9): Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin has sent McElduff on three-month holiday (Jan 9): The News Letter

Why ex-IRA bomber is wrong to take a uniform approach to PoW status: Belfast Telegraph
Dieter Reinisch

Brexit 'could put human rights at risk', new report warns: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Man arrested in connection with 'New IRA' attack: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Gardaí probe IRA link to pipe bomb discovery in Drogheda pub:
Garreth MacNamee

Prison staff names painted on Derry wall: Irish News
Connla Young

FG Wilson – 'Sectarian' graffiti removed from wall: BBC

Deplorable threat to west Belfast workers (Jan 10): Irish News

PSNI have questions to answer over 'paedophile hunter' groups – Sugden: The News Letter
Niall Deeney

'Paedophile hunters' making things worse (Jan 10): Belfast Telegraph

Gardaí deny frustrating inquiry into IRA murder: The Times
Ellen Coyne

Pair charged in paramilitary task force investigations: Belfast Telegraph

Loughinisland judge previously represented police officer in ombudsman challenge: Irish News
Allison Morris

An opportunity squandered – We still pay the price today (Jan 8): Irish Examiner

Edwin Poots considering quitting politics: BBC
Stephen Walker

Britain First speech from Belfast council chamber investigated: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Britain First leader Paul Golding to fight allegations he incited hatred at Belfast rally, court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Action needed over Jayda Fransen's publicity stunt: Irish News

Wednesday, January 10

Fresh bid likely to break North deadlock: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Naomi Long accuses Jim Allister of "gloating over the dead" as he marks "A Year Without a Terrorist as co-First Minister": Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Secretary of State Karen Bradley 'honoured' to have role as she makes first visit to Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Bradley a good unionist but she must stand up to Dublin – Paisley: The News Letter

Your government has been part of problem, O'Neill tells Bradley: The News Letter

New NI Secretary faces challenging task as politics more polarised than ever: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

Hope that a change of face would signal a change of approach was always misplaced: Irish News
John Manley

Karen Bradley – Shy, loyal, and bit of an expert at avoiding the straight answer: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Toppling Stormont was easy; not so its return: The News Letter
Sam McBride

The Guardian view on Karen Bradley's task in Northern Ireland – three months to stop the drift: The Guardian

A United Ireland Is Five Years Away. We Need To Start Planning For It Now: Huffington Post
Kevin Meagher

Thompson 'emergency' U.S. tour gets underway: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Our message stays the same, says Sinn Féin MP at unveiling of McGuinness billboard: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Suspended McElduff 'would be wise' to resign his seat, MPs urge: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Commisioner for Victims criticises shamed MP McElduff: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Niece of Kingsmill victim – 'It disgusts me that an elected representative can cause this heartbreak to our family': Belfast Telegraph
Becca Smith

Mary Lou McDonald breaks silence on Kingsmill controversy and defends punishment of MP: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

SDLP denies 'faux outrage' over McElduff Kingsmill video: The News Letter

We'll take no lectures from Sinn Féin about respect, Paisley tells 'class clown' Kearney: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

DUP man slams Sinn Féin sanction against Barry McElduff as 'hopelessly inadequate': The News Letter
Duncan Elder

Orange Order condemns 'silence of churches' over Barry McElduff Kingsmill video: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Presbyterian church says McElduff video 'deeply wrong': The News Letter

Willie Frazer warns of a spike in intimidation: Belfast Telegraph
Claire O'Boyle

McElduff Kingsmills row 'obscures SF denial' of massacre: The News Letter

'His actions are the latest in a litany of Sinn Féin insults to the victims of IRA violence': Belfast Telegraph
Arlene Foster

Barry McElduff 'got off lightly for idiotic video': Irish News
John Manley

Barry McElduff's suspension is for three months ... innocent victims of Kingsmill got a life sentence: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Sinn Féin should forced Barry McElduff to resign over Kingsmill controversy: Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

Barry McElduff Kingsmill tweet – Yellow card clearly not enough when he deserved a straight red: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Kilclooney's tweeting can be tasteless, but McElduff has plumbed the depths: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Mayor denies snubbing invitation from Palace in council vote bust-up: Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Council's Royal invite snub 'slap in teeth' for unionists: The News Letter

Condemnation after sectarian graffiti daubed near west Belfast Caterpillar site: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Williamson

Unionist workers 'will not be intimidated by graffiti': The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Son of murdered prison guard Brian Stack claims 'significant information' has not been passed to investigating team: Irish Independent
Sasha Brady and Niall O'Connor

Anniversary of day Mo Mowlam visited the Maze to persuade prisoners to try peace: Irish News
Bimpe Archer

UDA attacks men named as paedophiles by Facebook vigilante group: Belfast Telegraph

Growing calls for citizens' assembly to address issues including abortion: The News Letter

Jayda Fransen video in 'Mayor's chair and robes' being investigated by Belfast City Council: Belfast Live
Sheena McStravick

Paschal Donohoe warns of 'very, very demanding' Brexit phase two (Jan 9): Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

Tuesday, January 9

James Brokenshire QUITS as Northern Ireland Secretary to 'spend more time with his family and prioritise his health' after discovering a lesion on his lung: Daily Mail
Tim Sculthorpe

'He worked with unfailing dedication' – Coveney pays tribute as Brokenshire resigns as Northern Irish secretary:
Cianan Brennan

Who is James Brokenshire, why has he resigned as Northern Ireland Secretary and what constituency does he represent?: The Sun
Neal Baker

Karen Bradley named new Northern Ireland Secretary of State: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Brokenshire defined by 'deadlines': The News Letter
Sam McBride

Karen Bradley – New Secretary of State is in favour of gay marriage: Irish News
Michael McHugh

Karen Bradley – Everything you need to know about the new Northern Ireland Secretary of State: Irish Independent

Forming executive a 'top priority', says new NI Secretary Karen Bradley: RTE

The Good Friday Agreement is on life support, and it's time to switch it off: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Brokenshire successor needs to appoint independent talks chair – Eastwood: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Brokenshire resignation likely to put back DUP-Sinn Féin talks: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Pat Leahy

Northern Ireland – A year without devolved government: BBC
Paul Moss

DUP and Sinn Féin leave civil servants to run Northern Ireland: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Stormont collapse 12 months on – 'This is IRA strategy by other means': The News Letter

Northern Ireland instability – Was hope of recent years a false dawn?: Irish Examiner

Martina Anderson, Pat Doherty and Pearse Doherty outsiders to succeed Gerry Adams as nomination process for Sinn Féin leadership opens: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Mary Lou McDonald could be named Sinn Féin leader in two weeks: Irish Examiner
Fiachra O Cionnaith

McDonald expected to be unopposed for post of Sinn Féin leader: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Sinn Féin suspends MP over 'hurt' caused by Kingsmill tweet: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Sinn Féin criticised for 'cop out' sanction against Barry McElduff: Irish News
John Manley

Sinn Féin sanction meaningless and victims feel an insult to injury, says DUP's Foster: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Foyle MLA expresses anger at Barry McElduff suspension – 'He gets a three month suspension from a job that he already refuses to do': Derry Now

McElduff has 'previous form' on Twitter – Empey: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Top Sinn Féin MLA 'complicit' in McElduff Kingsmill tweet: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Sinn Féin say 'no need for further action' against Máirtín Ó Muilleoir for re-tweeting Barry McElduff video: Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Barry McElduff – Constituents react to Kingsmills video row: BBC

If Barry McElduff was a man of principle he would walk – Kingsmill sole survivor Alan Black: Belfast Telegraph

Barry McElduff – From posting of controversial social media video to suspension from Sinn Féin: Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

'He should fall on his sword and quit now': Belfast Telegraph
Colin Worton

Background – Ten Protestants murdered by IRA in Kingsmill massacre: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Féin was right not to challenge the victimisation narrative: Irish News
John Manley

Barry McElduff is either a fool or a knave: The Irish Times
Susan McKay

Barry McElduff Kingsmill video tweet – Pathetic. Infantile. Anywhere else in world he would be gone already: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Weak Punishment: The Times

McElduff's appalling 'joke' brings politics into total disrepute: Belfast Telegraph

Uproar as councillors vote to snub Palace invitation: Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Man arrested over murder of former British spy Denis Donaldson released without charge: Irish Mirror
David Coleman

My arrest over killing of IRA spy in Donegal a farce, says councillor: Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Who was informer and Sinn Féin insider Denis Donaldson?: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Bid to sue DPP over 1992 UVF murders thrown out: The News Letter

Press Ombudsman rejects complaint made by Adams: Irish Independent
Breda Heffernan

RHI Inquiry – Arlene Foster's appearance brought forward: BBC
Conor Macauley

Monday, January 8

Northern Ireland 'more peaceful without Stormont stirring the pot': Irish News
Bimpe Archer

May must engage to help end impasse... and Northern Ireland parties must be left in no doubt about price of failure: Belfast Telegraph
Owen Smith

Brexit shadow bedevils rebuilding Stormont executive: Financial Times
Arthur Beesley

PLATFORM – Stephen Farry: Irish News
Stephen Farry

Northern Ireland urged 'to abandon crippling forces of fear and suspicion': Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin leadership – party fixes date for special ardfheis: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Sinn Féin is still trying to hawk evil role models to the young (Jan 7): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Tweet on Massacre Anniversary Puts Harsh Light on Sinn Féin Member: New York Times
Ed O'Loughlin

Sinn Féin chairman calls Kingsmill video by one of its MPs 'inexcusable and indefensible': Irish Independent

Sammy Wilson – If Sinn Féin have any decency they will sack McElduff: The News Letter

Parties united in condemnation of 'disgraceful and appalling' Kingsmill stunt: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Mullan

Sole survivor of Kingsmill massacre rejects Barry McElduff apology: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Down GAA star John McAreavey voices support for Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff: Irish News
Andrew Madden

Thousands sign petition calling for MP Barry McElduff's resignation: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Sinn Féin set for crunch talks over future of isolated MP Barry McElduff after Kingsmill tweet: Irish News
Andrew Madden

McElduff in eye of storm caused earlier row with comments over Provo linked to atrocity: Belfast Telegraph
Steven Alexander

Sinn Féin's Barry McElduff's class clown persona falls flat: Irish News
Andrew Madden

McElduff Kingsmill stunt – 'New generation aware of one of IRA's worst atrocities': The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Denis Donaldson murder – Gary Donnelly one of two men questioned: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Former MLA Caitríona Ruane awarded £800 per year pension increase while still speaker: Irish News
John Monaghan

Officers attacked with petrol bombs and fireworks in Londonderry: The News Letter

PSNI called on to probe IRA man's book claim he bombed RUC vehicle: Belfast Telegraph

Officials privately questioned if Northern Ireland's high public spending was justified (Jan 4):
Sam McBride

Meetings helped thaw relations before the North exploded: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

'Workaholic' DUP MP Shannon most prolific contributor in Commons: The News Letter

Homeless Catholic families waiting longer for homes 45 years since Housing Executive moved to end inequality (Jan 5): Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Baptism barrier – there may be other ways, says Catholic Primate: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Nicola Sturgeon – Independence must be option amid Brexit 'horror show': The Scotsman
Russell Jackson

Sunday, January 7

Paisley – Sinn Féin talks a 'waste of time': The News Letter
Niall Deeney

London and Dublin in alliance on Stormont: The Sunday Times
Stephen O'Brien

Any new settlement must have British dimension: The News Letter
David McNarry

The Queen welcoming the Pope to NI in 2018 would be a great symbol of hope: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Sinn Féin MP apologises for loaf tweet on Kingsmill massacre anniversary: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Kingsmill families 'would meet' with McElduff, says victim's sister: Belfast Telegraph

Police to probe Barry McElduff's Kingsmill bread video on anniversary of massacre: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Arlene Foster says 'shame' on Sinn Féin MP for 'inhuman' bread video on anniversary of Kingsmill massacre: Belfast Telegraph

PSNI – Tracing bomb parts is key to putting Ronan Kerr's killers behind bars: The News Letter

MLA Keith Buchanan – I am who I am and I have my own identity; I don't smear that on other people's faces ... about 25% of people who come into my office are Roman Catholics (Nov 27): Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Inquiries, 'collusion' and seeking truth in Loughinisland killings: The Irish Times
John Ware

Belfast truth campaigner Ciarán MacAirt says "Information is today's battlefield": Irish Voice/
Kate McCabe

Republicans like to venerate their dead, but where is the memorial to the victims of Bloody Friday? (Nov 16): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Enniskillen – 'Still time for those who know to do the right thing' (Nov 7): The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Neurosurgeon who was globally renowned for work during Troubles: Belfast Telegraph

Politicians react to fresh challenge to A5 upgrade: BBC

That so many from such diverse spheres turned out to remember him is a mark of the esteem Sir Billy was held in: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin MEPs help Ireland avoid tax haven label: The Sunday Times
Valerie Flynn

In the 1960s basketball brought Northern Ireland's two communities together in a unique show of unity... and a 10,000 sell-out tournament at Belfast's SSE arena last month proved it can do so again: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Moneypenny

An Post puts its stamp on controversial Redmond: The Sunday Times
Colin Coyle

Ongoing brain drain a blight on our society: Belfast Telegraph

Anti-Catholic graffiti spikes in Glasgow (Nov 11): The Herald
Holly Lennon

Saturday, January 6

UUP leader brands Sinn Féin president 'offensive': Belfast Telegraph
Eamon Sweeney

Ian Paisley – Talking to SF is a waste of time, let's move to direct rule: The News Letter

Adams has lost his mind with Stormont talks claim – Wilson: Belfast Telegraph
Eamon Sweeney

Michelle O'Neill – Stormont must be restored to implement health reforms: Irish News
Claire Simpson

'Madness' over Irish language affecting health: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

'Why Sinn Féin is holding back our political process': The News Letter
Sandra Chapman

Trouble in Ireland – Northern Ireland's political deadlock (Jan 2): Foreign Brief
Margaret Goydych

No change in SF 'nature' despite end of Adams – FF: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Varadkar expects UK's pledges to be 'fully delivered' in coming months: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn and Niall O'Connor

'Paramilitaries have had their day' – Shankill pastor: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Threats issued to man accused of sectarian murder, court is told: Belfast Telegraph
George Jackson

Police at republican funeral after shots fired over coffin: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

GAA club hits back over its treatment of player Peadar Heffron who lost a leg in bomb attack: Belfast Telegraph
Danny Morrison

Funding a fitting tribute, says sister of Omagh bomb victim: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Fresh call for legacy survey: The News Letter

Service to be held for the victims of Kingsmill: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

Relatives of Kingsmill massacre victims call for culprits to be named: Belfast Telegraph

Molyneaux feared 'Mallie factor': The News Letter

IRA never played by any 'rules', so why should we allow them to be called prisoners of war?: Belfast Telegraph
Shane Paul O'Doherty

Executive spent quarter of its gift budget on sculpture for Mrs Clinton: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Shiels McNamee

What happens when Alexa only recognizes Derry, not Londonderry: Irish Voice/
James Wilson

MLA voices his frustration as A5 road upgrade is hit by yet another legal challenge: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year:
Christina Finn

'Every New Year my siblings fly back to their jobs abroad, like so many others from Northern Ireland' – Colum Eastwood on the brain drain taking our brightest and best: Belfast Telegraph
Colum Eastwood

Ombudsman critical of 'Baptism barrier' move: The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

From banning the word Brexit and unshaven men to dancing MLAs ... my 15 wishes for 2018: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

'Our laws governing political donations don't work for democracy':
Anna Visser

FF TD warns of UK leaving Dublin convention on asylum seekers: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

Friday, January 5

British government offers the Union no absolute protection – Gerry Adams: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin must put patients before party politics, warns DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

'Let parties willing to govern do so' – Wilson: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

UUP MLA urges Brokenshire – fulfil promise and publish plans to deal with legacy of the Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Alliance calls on British government to convene cross-party working group on Brexit: Irish News
John Monaghan

Why fear special status? The EU already treats NI as a special case: The News Letter
Jane Morrice

Retired RUC officers went to court over the Police Ombudsman's report into Loughinisland not to excuse murder, but to get same rights as every other citizen: Belfast Telegraph
William Matchett

Gregory Campbell's New Year Message – The EU, and all SF'S eggs in Dublin basket: Derry Now
Gregory Campbell

From Garvaghy Road to Ardoyne, the stand-offs that hit headlines (Jan 3): Belfast Telegraph

Mixed Protestant-Catholic housing developments set to grow: The News Letter

Dublin should set up a 'citizenship hub' in Derry to meet post-Brexit passport demand – Kelly: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

McCauley murder accused 'threatened': BBC

Shots fired over coffin of veteran Derry republican: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Graffiti slur condemned: The News Letter

Omagh bomb memorials 'should end with 20th anniversary': ITV

£16,000 Irish boost for projects commemorating 20th anniversary of Omagh bomb: The News Letter

Why unionists must ensure that the true origins of the civil rights movement are not forgotten: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Declassified files – Paisley warned of 'dangerous men': The News Letter
Sam McBride

State papers – Catholic bishops discuss integrated education and Irish language with British ministers: Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Government opposed bilingualism, despite giving more support for Irish: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Restore Stormont to tackle health crisis, says SDLP leader: BBC

Muslims are as much a part of community as I am, says DUP MP: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Derry Girls, episode 1 review – as much a black comedy about the Troubles as a teenage nostalgia fest: Daily Telegraph
Ed Power

Dropping our defences – Weakness is an invitation to our enemies: Irish Examiner

Brexit border text is an 'agreement to postpone the deal', says former British prime minister Tony Blair: Irish News
John Monaghan

Thursday, January 4

Brokenshire pushes for talks to get Stormont back in business: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Sinn Féin won't even talk, never mind do a deal – Campbell: The News Letter

Michelle O'Neill calls on British and Irish governments to 'spell out' plans if talks between Sinn Féin and DUP collapse: Irish News
John Monaghan

Make your mind up time for Sinn Féin over talks involvement – Stalford: The News Letter

DUP and Sinn Féin blame each other for A&E crisis: The News Letter

Stormont deadlock – New year, but old hostilities remain thinly disguised: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

North talks – One last push: The Irish Times

SF blackmail must clearly be shown to have failed entirely: The News Letter

Tony Blair – Government could oppose final Brexit deal: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Nigel Farage is travelling to Ireland to convince people to do an 'Irish Brexit' – he won't succeed: The Independent
Ben Kelly

Brexit could still prove to be a manageable complication: Irish Examiner
Oliver Mangan

Parades Commission still divides opinion after 20 years: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Parades Commission – There is much less tension now and policing is more lower key: Belfast Telegraph
Anne Henderson

Man in court over image of snowman with rocket launcher in Derry: Irish News

Calls for removal of lewd and sectarian graffiti near Derry schools: Derry Now

Former IRA man rubbishes claims of 'legitimate' terror campaign: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

This disturbing rewriting of our troubled past does today's generation no favours at all: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Archives may be dusty but opening them lets in light: The Times
Ann Marie Hourihane

Irish government rules out northern passport office: Irish News

Significant surge in Irish passport applications (Jan 2): Irish News

Anger over 'IRA Undefeated Army' T-shirt for sale on Sinn Féin website: Belfast Telegraph

James McClean reveals his latest 'Free Derry' tattoo: Irish Mirror
Cathal Austin

Why Pope Francis will be playing to a tougher crowd this time round: Belfast Telegraph
John Meagher

It's time to stop subcontracting our education to religious groups (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Michael Barron

Terror attacks in Ireland – Europe's weakest link on security (Jan 2): Irish Examiner

Welsh government finds common cause with Irish hauliers: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Wednesday, January 3

Varadkar united Ireland comments 'lack judgment' – Hamilton: The News Letter

Sinn Féin says power-sharing is only way forward: Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Gerry Adams calls for London and Dublin to govern the North: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Gerry Adams – 'I will not be puppetmaster for the new SF leader': The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Unionists cool on outside mediation for Stormont talks: Irish News
John Manley

McArt on 2017 – The year when the Croppies stood up and told the DUP they were taking no more: Derry Now
Pat McArt

Brexit and the border – Views of Donegal Protestants: BBC

Brexit was only supposed to blow the bloody doors off (Jan 2): The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

Derry businesses will continue to be among Brexit's most articulate critics, says Chamber of Commerce head: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Northern Ireland businesses losing faith due to impasse: Belfast Telegraph

Ireland cannot take for granted EU support in Brexit talks: The Irish Times
Vincent Boland

Unionist 'cultural convention' to deliver findings in January: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Troubles' 'Survivors' to share their stories in new TV series: The News Letter

Housing Executive rejects compensation claim over Carrickfergus bonfire damage: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

The man the North's paramilitaries grew to trust: Derry Now
Ray Bassett

Remembering victims of the La Mon massacre 40 years on: The News Letter
Duncan Elder

Miami Showband killed by detonators MI5 gave to UVF: Irish Voice/

Murdered Tory MP Airey Neave had devolution 'alternative': Belfast Telegraph
John Mulgrew

Implications of Tories standing in Northern Ireland alarmed mandarins, NIO files reveal:
Sam McBride

Echoes from the recent past: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil suggests Irish passport office along border with north: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

A traumatised Syrian family finds sanctuary in west Belfast: The Irish Times
Susan McKay

BBC coverage of RHI created more heat than light – maybe we should order an inquiry into it as well (Dec 28): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

EU defence co-operation is no threat to Irish neutrality: The Irish Times
Barry Andrews

Dungiven's old PSNI station is 'UK's only bomb-proof Sunday School': BBC
Enda McClafferty

Catholic groups warn of legal action over 'Baptism barrier' removal: The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Tuesday, January 2

Leo Varadkar aspires to united Ireland but only by consent and with cross-community support: Irish Mirror
Ferghal Blaney Deborah McAleese

Varadkar doesn't want Trump's help on North: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Arlene Foster seeks return to direct rule if deadlock is not broken: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

New Year messages – DUP and SF want devolution but sticking points remain: The News Letter

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood urges solutions to stop direct rule in New Year Message: Derry Now

Who will fill our power vacuum in 2018?: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Northern Ireland faces defining year in politics, but signs are less than promising: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

1985 State papers point to way out of Stormont impasse: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

When is a Fresh Start not a fresh start? When it's a false start: Belfast Telegraph
Graham Spencer and Chris Hudson

DUP and Sinn Féin foster a blame culture, and share blame for failure: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Little sign of political hope as 2018 dawns: Belfast Telegraph

Some expulsions would ensure a much happier Northern Ireland for us deserving folk this year: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Lord Eames – even politicians did not realise full complexity of Brexit: The News Letter
Ian Ellis

Call for 'radical' Sinn Féin president as Gerry Adams set to quit: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Irexit? Farage to visit Dublin in push for Irish EU exit: Daily Express
Joey Millar

Councillor to speak at Farage's event says 'Irexit debate needed': The Irish Times
Cormac McQuinn

Belfast and Derry queried Brexit impact on European Capital of Culture: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Calls mount for Irish passport office in north as figures show surge in applications: Irish News
Connla Young

British and Irish traded concerns over security forces 'collusion': The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Declassified files – ex-SF man expressed concern for Protestants: The News Letter
Sam McBride

1992 in the North – 85 people killed in the Troubles: The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

State Papers 1987 – Leaders re-established good terms after Anglo-Irish clash (Dec 29): Irish Examiner
Seán McCárthaigh

British diplomat identified as 'passionate lover of Ireland': The Irish Times
Eamon Phoenix

Civil rights leaders still campaigning 50 years on: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Fancy a move to Dublin? If you're from Bristol you have the right to live there under an 850-year-old declaration issued by King Henry II and never revoked: Daily Mail
Charlie Bayliss

The Guardian view on renewing the United Kingdom: The Guardian

Monday, January 1

SDLP and Alliance urge political parties at Stormont to 'break free from failure': Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Call for action to break stalemate at Stormont: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

O'Neill – Public want an assembly which respects rights and diversity for all: Irish News

Our society is the most divided for a generation (Dec 28): Londonderry Sentinel
Ken Good

Politics done via human rights is the road to judge-led elitism: The News Letter
Jeff Dudgeon

Restore Stormont to fight Brexit crisis: Irish News

It's fun to love Europe right now, but foolish to trust too much (Dec 31): Sunday Independent
Colm McCarthy

A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit:
Gráinne Ní Aodha

Fine Gael's green cheques will be cashed by Sinn Féin (Dec 31): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

'2018 will be GFA's 20th anniversary – these shootings must stop': The News Letter

Alarming rise in paramilitary attacks (Dec 29): Irish News

Paramilitaries still a blight on Northern Ireland society (Dec 27): Belfast Telegraph

Kilclooney in new Twitter storm over England cricketer: The News Letter

I'd expect nothing better from him – Lord Kilclooney responds to Piers Morgan tweet: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

John Taylor at 80 remains mercurial and mischievous as ever (Dec 23): Irish News
Alex Kane

Martin – State papers reveal the true story of Sinn Féin's sordid history: Irish Independent
Philip Ryan and Maeve Sheehan

Miami Showband massacre survivor demands 'answers' from Britain: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

By 1987, informers and surveillance were the only options for tackling terrorism (Dec 28): The News Letter
William Matchett

The drive for peace was started on a rocky road (Dec 29): Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

British lobbied Vatican for papal statement denouncing IRA: Irish Voice/

Cost of running IRA was 'up to £3m a year' in 1980s (Dec 29): The Irish Times
Brian Hutton

State Papers – Irish government on the PIRA's 'biggest propaganda coup since the 1981 hunger strike':
Sean Murray

'My feelings go deeper than anger' – Thatcher lambasted Haughey during aftermath of Enniskillen bomb:
Ceimin Burke

Declassified files – Birmingham Six 'abandoned by Irish governments' (Dec 29): The News Letter

State papers – UK envoy wanted to spark row over Republic's 'intransigence' (Dec 29): Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

State Papers: Dublin to Belfast 'economic corridor' floated in 1992 (Dec 29): Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Eamonn Holmes OBE – A down-to-earth genius who has triumphed in all areas of television: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

'We're not looking at numbers, but at the quality of the event' (Dec 31): Sunday Independent

Stand-off at Stormont to hit medical school plan (Dec 29): Belfast Telegraph
Eamon Sweeney

Parliament's Orange lodge pays tribute to William III (Nov 13): The News Letter

Celtic Connections fears Brexit will cut global ties (Dec 31): Sunday Herald
Brian Ferguson


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