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Monday, January 14

Brexit Backstop pledge written in blood would not be enough – Sammy Wilson: The News Letter

Brexit analysis – Not since peak Thatcherism has Britain been so divided: Irish News
John Manley

'Shackled to its impossible trinity, UK nears endgame' (Jan 13): Sunday Independent
Colm McCarthy

Arlene Foster's Brexit adviser 'blocked Stormont release of FOIs': Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Northern Ireland politicians must work across divides to build a future that works for all (Jan 11): Belfast Telegraph
Karen Bradley

Time for an Irish Language Act: Irish News
Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin

Sinn Féin councillors 'open to ridicule' over threat to block cartoonist (Jan 9): The News Letter
Niall Deeney

Banning a cartoonist from drawing them? SF's city councillors really are a sketch: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Jamie Bryson asked for Kingsmill massacre files by coroner investigating killings: Belfast Live
David Young

Breaking silence key in paramilitary fight (Jan 3): Belfast Telegraph

Concerns raised about Roseann Mallon inquest outcome: Irish News
Connla Young

Silos, secrecy and quiet deals – How dysfunction became Stormont's norm: The Irish Times
Sam McBride

DUP MP Paul Girvan – We don't need Stormont minister to have cancer plan: The News Letter

North seeks filling station volunteers in event of major oil shortage: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

HSE warns Government over drug supply in no-deal Brexit scenario: The Irish Times
Jennifer Bray and Martin Wall

Boris Johnson 'out of his comfort zone' in Dublin, says Pendulum Summit organiser Sheahan (Jan 9): Irish Examiner
Pádraig Hoare

Never mind Brexit, we must not give in on corporate tax (Jan 13): The Sunday Times

Exhibition marks 50 years of Free Derry Corner: BBC
David Wilson

President to travel north for Adamson funeral: RTE
Tommie Gorman

Ian Adamson: Doctor, politician, historian, multi-linguist, renowned wit, a key mover in the restoration of the Ulster Tower at Thiepval and a friend of Van Morrison ... remarkable life of the late Belfast Lord Mayor (Jan 10): Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

'Higgins has just bravely made the first of many hard choices' (Jan 13): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references:
Órla Ryan

'Peadar Toibin is riding a hard race in the outside lane' (Jan 13): Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

SF duo at 'farce' inauguration – Caracas tops Coalisland for Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner

Mhairi Black tears into Unionists over Brexit hypocrisy (Jan 10): The National (Scotland)

Sunday, January 13

Ahern – UK must postpone Brexit: The Sunday Times
Justine McCarthy

'Union is SECURE!' Former Taoiseach rejects claims hard Brexit to lead to UNITED Ireland: Daily Express
Aurora Bosotti

Sinn Féin's refusal to take Westminster seat a 'tragedy' says Bruton: ITV

How is Dublin preparing for a possible no-deal Brexit?: BBC
Shane Harrison

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: UK to be locked in backstop – experts say trade deal deadline not viable: Daily Express
Joe Barnes

"Sideshow Boris' reminds us why we badly need that backstop' (Jan 11): Irish Independent
John Downing

Sticking to March deadline for Brexit is reckless – Robin Swann: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Rebellious moderate pro EU Tory MPs are now more powerful than the DUP: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Republic's political leaders are still tone-deaf on Northern Ireland (Jan 11): Belfast Telegraph
Eamon Delaney

'With 75 days to Brexit, our future's on the line': Sunday Independent
Dan O'Brien

A Fianna Fáil link will not be enough to save fading SDLP (Jan 10): The News Letter
Nicholas Whyte

SDLP leader Eastwood praises Hanna's 'restraint' following Ian Paisley insult: Belfast Telegraph

Captured on camera – second gun attack on west Belfast Sinn Féin office in three months: Belfast Telegraph
Lauren Harte

Racist hate crimes a blight on our society: Belfast Telegraph

PSNI to provide greater clarity on DNA retention: The Irish Times
Michael McHugh

Sinn Féin block cartoonist sketching councillors – party accused of 'censorship' (Jan 10): Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

Peadar Tóibín to target seats in Donegal for new pro-life party (Jan 9): Irish Examiner
Chris Ashmore

Peadar Tóibín's new pro-life party claims eight elected councillors: The Sunday Times
Justine McCarthy

Peadar Tóibín – 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all':
Christina Finn

The $10m spy who worked for FBI and MI5 inside dissident republicanism: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

'The Orange State is gone and it's not coming back' – Mary Lou McDonald on 100th anniversary of the Dáil: Irish Independent
Gareth Cross

'Not worthy of celebration' – As Sinn Féin celebrates first Dáil, it's adamant it won't take part in Expo 100:
Gráinne Ní Aodha

Marking Ireland's bloody history proves painful: The Sunday Times
Conor Brady

Tangling up the Nazi Blitz in orange/green politics sullies memory of its victims: The News Letter
Brian Barton

Retailers concerned smuggling may increase after no-deal Brexit: The Sunday Times
Sean Pollock

'The UK could learn from us about how referendum campaigns should be run' (Jan 10): Irish Independent
Tiernan Brady

Abortion law change – Is Northern Ireland really next?: The Irish Times
Susan McKay

The Catholic Church rejects Mary McAleese, but she still loves it (Jan 11): Boston Globe
Kevin Cullen

The Irish Times view on changes in the Catholic church – a chance to renew: The Irish Times

'Nasty nuns' sub-plot twists new RTÉ historical drama (Jan 10): Irish Catholic
Greg Daly

Mary Lou McDonald defends Sinn Féin members attending Maduro inauguration: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan

Saturday, January 12

Northern Ireland's DUP holds fast against May's Brexit deal: Financial Times
Arthur Beesley

DUP hit out at Bradley's 'appalling and distasteful' peace funding 'bargaining chip': Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Karen Bradley – No-deal Brexit could create 'feelings of unrest': BBC

Bradley casts doubt on peace project funding in event of no-deal Brexit: The Irish Times

Welsh party leader calls for Celtic political union: RTE
Irene Ní Nualláin

Parliament must engage with reality, warns Long: Belfast Telegraph

DUP Sammy Wilson LASHES OUT at 'patronising' MPs who think 'they know BETTER' than Britons: Daily Express
Alessandra Scotto di Santolo

'Biggest disaster' – Luton's Irish community is nervous as Brexit looms: The Irish Times
Shane Hickey

Northern Ireland's eerie silence in the eye of Brexit hurricane: RTE
Duncan Morrow

Ireland can learn from the brains of Brexit: The Times
Cormac Lucey

Deal will fall unless there is change of heart in Dublin and EU on backstop: Belfast Telegraph
Arlene Foster

'Ashdown's parting sentiments point to unity of purpose forming in North': Irish Independent
Gerard O'Regan

MP's Irish border solution – get it out of my living room: The Times
Patrick Kidd

'We have only to look at our own past to grasp the Brexit mindset': Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

Could DUP act as temporary nationalists to revive Stormont?: The News Letter
Bernard J Mulholland

'Among the Brexit spin-offs, talk about a united Ireland is now very real': Irish Independent
John Downing

Nobody can say with confidence what way Tuesday's Brexit vote will go: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy and Cliff Taylor

The English will rue the day they voted on Brexit soon enough: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Takeover of SDLP won't be all plain sailing for Micheál: Belfast Media

DUP Education Minister right to block Irish language school move, court rules: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Terrorism threat in Derry remains 'severe' after a year of no arrests: Derry Now

Sinn Féin – Shots fired at party's Turf Lodge office: BBC

Sinn Féin 'will not be intimidated or deterred' following shooting at west Belfast constituency office: Irish News
Marie Louise McConville

SDLP silent on Ian Paisley 'gobsh**e' tweet: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Student fees frozen for NI undergraduates in Republic: BBC
Robbie Meredith

UK farmers urge MPs to avoid no-deal Brexit: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Irish beef farmers could face Brexit Armageddon, warns IFA: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Irish students in Britain still eligible for maintenance grants after Brexit: Irish Examiner
Niall Murray

God on their side? Ireland's moral minority rise up: Irish Independent
Kim Bielenberg

'Irish history is moving rapidly' – backlash to abortion law fails to emerge: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Friday, January 11

Ireland needs to challenge Brexiteer 'spin' on backstop – Coveney: Belfast Telegraph

'Get off your high horse and get some humility', DUP MP tells Simon Coveney: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

'No one is going to build hard border in Ireland'- claims DUP's Foster after Coveney meeting: Belfast Telegraph

Simon Coveney – 'There isn't an anti-British bone in my body': The News Letter

'Scrap backstop plan if you want DUP support,' warns MP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Brexit – British Government proposals described as a 'love letter to the DUP': Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

DUP – we will study amendment about ending backstop after 12 months: The News Letter
Adam Kula

Northern Ireland's parties united in opposition to backstop assurances: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Brexit – Gardai say it's 'impossible' to predict impact of a no-deal scenario on border policing: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

Diehards may soon discover May's deal is hardest Brexit available: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Brexit must not paralyse Northern Ireland politics... restoring Stormont is now crucial: Belfast Telegraph
Simon Coveney

Brexit and the Irish border explained: why the headache is not going away any time soon: Daily Telegraph
Peter Foster

BREXIT row – Irish deputy PM accuses Brexiteers of 'MISREPRESENTING' May's final deal: Daily Express
Joe Barnes

How can Britain buy more time to resolve Brexit crisis?: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

'Five ways we can mitigate UK's departure and make sure our voice is heard in the EU': Irish Independent
Barry Andrews

Dodds hits out at Sinn Féin Brussels 'sideshow, while their MPs hide in Commons' canteen': Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Implications of Brexit on peace process are 'likely to prove far-reaching': Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

PM is in fantasy land if she thought olive branch would work: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Secretary of State should have acted long ago over deadlock: The News Letter
Robin Swann

Irish language 'in your face all the time' says councillor over plan to light up Belfast City Hall: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Boris Johnson tells €795-a-ticket Dublin conference that 'nobody will implement' a hard border:
Rónán Duffy

'Ask Tommie' – Boris Johnson urges RTÉ's Tommie Gorman to verify his 'Euro scepticism': Irish Independent
John Downing

Former SDLP leader now backs alliance with Fianna Fáil: BBC
Enda McClafferty

Irish Labour leader says SDLP must break with European socialists if it formalises ties with Fianna Fáil: Irish News
John Manley

It's too early to write an obituary for UUP: Belfast Telegraph

Civic nationalism Belfast event planned for later this month: Irish News
John Manley

Sinn Féin councillor's 'lack of respect' for council official: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Michael Stone 'should not be considered for release until 2024': Belfast Live
Alan Erwin

Bonfire scheme deserves scrutiny (Jan 10): Irish News

Troubles – Plea to include suicide in death toll: BBC

No legacy inquest for Poppy Day bomb victims: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Two of the 'Hooded Men' to take action against former British Army general: Derry Now

Westminster urged to intervene over marriage equality in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Ireland to vote in May whether to include emigrants in vote: Irish World

Poorer Protestant boys faring worst in Northern Ireland schools, says report: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

UK to spend £300m supporting peace projects in NI: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin rewriting history again over NI centenary plans (Jan 8): The News Letter

Sinn Féin to host event commemorating centenary of historic first meeting of Dáil Éireann: The Irish Times
Gerard Donaghy

Mary Lou McDonald to speak at the South Tipperary Republican Commemoration of Soloheadbeg: Tipperary Star

Sinn Féin defends decision to attend Maduro inauguration: The Irish Times
Jennifer Bray

Thursday, January 10

DUP dismisses May's Brexit pledge to consult Stormont as meaningless: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Brexit backstop – Promise of 'strong role' for Stormont 'meaningless', says Nigel Dodds: The News Letter

May's Brexit deal is 'dead' – says DUP's Arlene Foster: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn and Laura Larkin

Backstop not a trap nor stepping stone to unity, says tánaiste: Irish News
Michelle Devane

Brexit may have brought prospect of an Irish unity poll forward, report notes: Belfast Telegraph

Brussels official denies using North as a pawn in Brexit talks: The Times
Niamh Lyons

North to get 'veto' if backstop triggered, UK minister says: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Stormont veto for Irish backstop 'wouldn't be acceptable': Irish Independent
Laura Larkin, Cormac McQuinn and Ryan Nugent

Taoiseach 'must not panic', backstop needs to remain as negotiated – SF: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh, Cormac McQuinn and Laura Larkin

'Don't blink' – Mary Lou McDonald tells Michel Barnier on backstop: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP':
Gráinne Ní Aodha

Government's Brexit 'Stormont lock gives Northern Ireland business clarity': Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Minister Heather Humphreys claims over 25,000 Irish jobs at risk in event of hard Brexit: Irish Mirror
Cate McCurry and Pat Flanagan

'Blow to 'Plan B' may shorten the endgame – but increase the risk': Irish Independent
John Downing

British government backstop commitments leave the north powerless: Irish News
John Manley

Will Theresa May's plan for a 'Stormont veto' over the Irish border backstop help win support for her Brexit deal?: The Independent
John Rentoul

It is facile, from an Irish perspective, to dismiss Brexiteers as nostalgically minded Little Englanders ... in fact, it is Remainers who seem obsessed with the past: Belfast Telegraph
Arthur Aughey

'Extending the Brexit deadline will only work if UK has a plan': Irish Independent
John Downing

If PM can't reach a workable Brexit deal we must have a general election: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Lloyd

Backstop would work to Britain's advantage: The Times
James Kirkup

'Gove and hague bring some sense to brexit absurdity': Irish Independent

DUP, Sinn Féin and all others urged to break North's political deadlock: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Féin and DUP remain at loggerheads as Stormont stalemate goes into third year: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Northern Ireland has now been without a government for 2 years – enough is enough: The Independent
Ben Kelly

Two years without an Assembly has taken its toll on business: Belfast Telegraph
Aodhan Connolly

Violence must never become 'normal' again: The Times
Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Patience is running out over Northern Ireland political stalemate: Belfast Telegraph

DUP and Sinn Féin walk out during Social Investment Fund debate: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Nationalist and republican parties now 'anti-Catholic': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Book reveals number of Catholics in DUP and UUP: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Fianna Fáil's Eamon O'Cuiv – SDLP merger would wreck us in NI: The News Letter
Adam Kula

Majority of UUP members 'loathe DUP and don't want a merger': Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Sinn Féin insists councillor no longer trustee of group in £500k 'bonfire diversion' fund row: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Belfast's £500,000 bonfire scheme 'is Féile funding', Sinn Féin councillor says: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

DUP Patrice Hardy spat escalates with report to Local Government Commissioner for Standards: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Abuse of female MPs commonplace, says DUP's Little-Pengelly after Anna Soubry abuse: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

CAB suspects republican is leader of gang with portfolio of properties: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Ex-IRA man with storied past now in Criminal Asset Bureau's sights: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Judge ends trial of four men accused of being IRA dissidents: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Donnelly

Bid to exempt military from prosecution clears first hurdle: The News Letter

Saoradh re-pledges support for Bloody Sunday march after 2018 boycott over 'reformist' poster: Derry Journal

Row over naming of Robinson Centre continues after vote: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Wednesday, January 9

Good Friday Agreement could become unsalvageable Sinn Féin warns: Irish News
Michael McHugh

Stormont deadlock denying citizens rights, Amnesty says: The Times
Ellen Coyne

Martin McGuinness' resignation right thing to do, says Michelle O'Neill two years on from Stormont collapse: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Edwards

Stormont stalemate anniversary – Robin Swann calls for five-party talks: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

90-mile Stormont trek protester accuses DUP and Sinn Féin of 'stealing future': Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Northern Irish parents spend hundreds a year per child on school supplies after Stormont power-sharing collapse: The Independent
Eleanor Busby

Good Friday Agreement could hold key to unlocking Brexit compromise: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Ireland will allow British Government to postpone Brexit, says Tanaiste Simon Coveney: Irish Mirror
Pat Flanagan

Brexit – Michelle O'Neill rules out prospect of Stormont trade rules 'veto': The News Letter

Orange Order in Westminster to hammer home its animosity to Brexit deal: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Fianna Fáil's Northern move is a selfish folly: The Times
Eamon Delaney

Sinn Féin says £500k bonfire diversion scheme works amid claims of carve up with DUP: Belfast Telegraph

Campaign of intimidation must be condemned (Jan 3): Irish News

Covert MI5 recording is withdrawn from evidence in terror trial: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Donnelly

Charges withdrawn against man accused of pointing gun at Orange parade: The News Letter

Sinn Féin councillor being subjected to abuse at meetings, vice president claims: Belfast Telegraph

Renaming of Robinson Centre goes to public consultation after successful Sinn Féin motion: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Edwards

Local council to consider action over unapproved plaque memorial to Omagh bomb victims: Irish Independent
Rebecca Black

Families support 'terrorist' Omagh bombing plaque, says husband of woman killed in Real IRA attack: Belfast Telegraph

Omagh memorial row underlines need to deal with the past: Irish News

Declassified files – Revulsion at Warrington bomb undermined IRA in the south, ambassador said: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Claims British intelligence knew of IRA plans to bomb Enniskillen in 1987: Impartial Reporter

Republican groups to rejoin Bloody Sunday march: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Pub bombings – "Informant" issued ruled out of scope of new inquests: Birmingham Mail
Andy Richards

Declassified files – Lord Chief Justice robustly opposed 'damaging' 1989 anti-terror law: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Martin McGuinness – Chieftain's Walk 2019 confirmed: Derry Journal

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy slammed over NI centenary remarks: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Ian Paisley – Nationalism only survives by talking down Northern Ireland: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Belfast Blitz memorial project moves a step closer after council vote: The News Letter
Duncan Elder

New pro-life party 'will have seven Northern Ireland councillors': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Cliftonville FC new signing Joe Gorman previously suspended by Inverness over Orangemen tweet: Belfast Live

Ultra-nationalist cleared of threatening Irish flautists: The Times
Tim Bugler

Tuesday, January 8

Germany and Ireland step up efforts to find Brexit border 'fix': The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll

Varadkar on Brexit – We don't want to trap the UK into anything: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton, Harry McGee and Fiach Kelly

British officials 'put out feelers' on delay to EU exit: Irish Independent
Peter Foster, Cormac McQuinn and Laura Larkin

Brexit – Political representatives warn against drafting in more police after Britain departs the EU: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

DUP criticise post-Brexit migration plans: BBC
John Campbell

Referendum promises must be delivered but DUP still want Brexit deal, insists DUP's Nigel Dodds: Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland Civil Service chief's fears over 'half-baked' Brexit border plans: Belfast Telegraph

Josepha Madigan 'hopeful' Brexit deal can be struck: Irish Examiner

Backstop assurances unlikely to tilt odds in favour of May: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

I fear my great dream for Northern Ireland and Brexit in 2019 will become a nightmare: Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

The only real certainty is that anything is possible: The News Letter
Alex Kane

'Lack of realism among many British MPs a bad sign': Irish Independent

Merger with Fianna Fáil is a no-brainer for SDLP: The Irish Times
Denis Bradley

Survey says young people don't trust Stormont: Irish News

A human rights sector that is interested only in sins of the state can have little credibility: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Loyalist paramilitaries blamed for attack on Romanians in Newtownabbey: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Family of Fransisco Notarantonio ask for Stakeknife probe to be widened: Irish News
Connla Young

Police probe sinister graffiti attacks at Free Presbyterian church: The News Letter
Duncan Elder

Yes, police must act on KKK clowns, but focus should be thugs who shot dad in front of his teenage daughter (Nov 3): Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Omagh 'dissident republican' plaque not authorised by council: BBC

Husband of Omagh bomb victim adds plaque to memorial blaming 'dissident republican terrorists': Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Roseann Mallon – 'No evidence of collusion' in Dungannon murder: BBC

Hooded Men to sue General Frank Kitson: Irish News
Connla Young

British minister witnessed interrogation demonstration: Irish News
Connla Young

Witch-hunt of old soldiers is 'terrorism by Government': Daily Express
John Ingham

How the FBI and MI5 nailed the IRA's most odious killer – Author TONY RENNELL on the spy nicknamed The Big Yank who wangled his way into the terror group's inner circle via a flame-haired beauty he met in a Florida bar: Daily Mail
Tony Rennell

Almost a third of DUP MLAs have family members on payroll: Irish News
John Manley

SDLP responds after councillor defects to ex-Sinn Féin man's new party: Belfast Telegraph

Pro-choice campaigners target North's abortion laws: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Petition to remove Peter Robinson's name from leisure centre reaches 400 signatures: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Bridge from Northern Ireland to Scotland wasn't my idea – Coveney: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin accused of 'glorification of terrorism' over Sean South commemoration: Belfast Telegraph

Soloheadbeg group says decision by President Higgins not to attend 'a missed opportunity': The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

Monday, January 7

Leo Varadkar praises Theresa May's 'significant' comments on Border: The Irish Times
Harry McGee

DUP accuses the Government of 'shutting down any possibility of a breakthrough' on 'poisonous' backstop: Irish Independent
Michelle Devane

Backstop letters between London and Brussels to be scrutinised: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy and Harry McGee

Avoiding a hard border in Ireland requires more than simply saying it won't happen, May warns: Sunday Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Hard Brexit truths: The Korea Times
Bill Emmott

'Every outcome on Brexit is fraught with danger': Sunday Independent
Willie Kealy

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland:
Gráinne Ní Aodha

'Varadkar and Martin must beware the green fever': Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

'No matter what Leo talks about, one thing will overshadow it...': Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

A benefit of Brexit – Chance to learn: Irish Examiner

Emboldened by Ignorance: The Times

With Stormont still out of action, people's faith in politicians is stretched to the limit: The News Letter
Robin Swann

Arlene Foster's turbulent three years in the DUP's top job: Irish News
John Manley

SDLP should aim to regain its relevance without Fianna Fáil: The Times
Gareth Brown

Co Tyrone councillor Rosemarie Shields defects from SDLP to Peadar Tóibín's new party: Irish News
Connla Young

Belfast councillors to vote on giving £500,000 to controversial bonfire scheme: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Alarm over paramilitary influence in Belfast and Derry: Irish News

Declassified Files – Future General Mike Jackson savaged ability to counter IRA propaganda in 1990: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Irish reaction to Chinook helicopter deaths 'sign of better relations': Belfast Telegraph

Declassified files – NIO said CAJ and leading human rights academic were 'biased': The News Letter
Sam McBride

NI students in limbo over Irish tuition fees (Jan 2): BBC
Robbie Meredith

Concerns voiced about Electoral Office closure: The News Letter
Russell Keers

Bizarre war of words as Boris and Coveney clash over plan for bridge in Irish Sea (Jan 6): Belfast Telegraph
Philip Ryan

Declassified files – US diplomats did not trust Northern Ireland advisors appointed by Bill Clinton: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Minister insists Irish will remain compulsory in school: The Irish Times
Carl O'Brien

Sunday, January 6

Cross-border co-operation on land use vital post-Brexit – new report: Derry Journal

Business won't find certainty in our politics: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

My new year message to NI's posturing MLAs – you may have given up on local democracy, but we certainly haven't: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Star-studded 'mini-Stormont' elections prove the only political show in town: The Sunday Times
Newton Emerson

Careful Colum – the SDLP's obliteration may be at hand: The News Letter
Reg Empey

Merger with Soldiers of Destiny will lead SDLP into the political abyss: The Sunday Times
Conor Brady

Belfast council spends thousands on legal action against loyalist bonfire: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Kingsmill Massacre memorial service held in the Co Down village: Belfast Live
Michelle Devane

Relatives of Kingsmill massacre victims urge killers to admit actions: Belfast Telegraph

Mary Lou has more in common with Meghan Markle than she knows: The Irish Times
Anne Harris

Ugly undertone to Roscommon evictions gives unionists insight into what they might expect in a 'new Ireland': The News Letter
Owen Polley

Sinn Féin outrage at hunting foxes (er, without the fox) exposes their double standards over IRA violence: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

State papers – Thatcher and Haughey's clash over police: BBC
Shane Harrison

Thatcher's criticism of Irish police revealed in state papers: Belfast Telegraph

Withdrawal of funding from Irish language group 'sparked huge row': Irish News
Eamon Phoenix

Declassified Files – Noraid's IRA fund-raising role waning, embassy told NIO in 1994: The News Letter
Sam McBride

'Mischievous' Bowie ignored advice over call for united Ireland (Jan 4): The Times
Eilis Staunton

Tributes paid to civil rights pioneer Patsy Gildernew (Jan 3): The Times
Connla Young

Varadkar remarks on all-male groups in US 'disappointing' – former ambassador: The Irish Times
Sorcha Pollak

Boris and Coveney clash over plan for bridge in Irish Sea: Sunday Independent
Philip Ryan

Virgin Media must not play a 'me too' role with RTE (Oct 28): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

2019 will be centenary central as Ireland remembers turbulent past: The Irish Times
Ronan McGreevy

A period of exile for today's people of Faith: Irish Catholic
Michael Kelly

'Yellow vest' group planning second Belfast rally denies it's anti-Muslim: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Scotland's Sectarian Orange Order Is Trying to Get with the Times (Oct 5):

Saturday, January 5

Leo Varadkar – No-deal Brexit plans 'prudent': Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Brussels can show it really cares about Northern Ireland by giving ground, says Dodds: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

DUP rules out backing May over 'con job' backstop: Irish Independent
Laura Larkin

No deal Brexit 'CRASH OUT' will cost DUP hefty price in May 2019 Northern Ireland election: Daily Express
Alessandra Scotto di Santolo

NI police commander not expecting to need reinforcements for no-deal Brexit: Irish Examiner

DUP's Wilson says farmers should be 'relaxed' about no-deal: Irish Independent
Ciaran Moran and Kate Holton

Derry needs more EU peace money, claims T.D.: Derry Journal

An invisible Irish border is crucial. That's why we support the backstop: The Guardian
Peter Hain and Paul Murphy

Regarding Brexit, the Good Friday Agreement is not written in stone: Irish Mirror
Lord Henry Mountcharles

Ireland loves exactly what Britain hates about Europe: The Irish Times
Bobby McDonagh

'Most in the UK know the imperfect EU is still better than a crash-out Brexit – but a grim fatalism has set in and time is running out': Irish Independent
Martina Devlin

'Brexit isn't fatal for EU but Ireland must brace itself': Irish Independent

SF reiterates no return to Stormont if rights issue not addressed: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Dad embarks on two-day walk to Stormont in latest protest against political stagnation: Belfast Telegraph
Lauren Harte

Northern Ireland – How did power-sharing collapse at Stormont and why is there no government?: The Independent
Ben Kelly

'The days of second-class citizenship are over' – Sinn Féin's Kearney adamant on 50th anniversary of civil rights march: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

UUP councillor avoids investigation over SF 'ethnic cleansing' jibe: Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

Newtownards 'South East Antrim UFF' graffiti condemned: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

'Dregs of loyalism' behind barrage of bricks: Belfast Telegraph
Ciaran Barnes

Masked attackers use dissident guns to target west Belfast family: Irish News
Allison Morris

Margaret Ritchie – If the SDLP name disappears I will severely regret it: The News Letter

Ex-Sinn Féin TD set to visit Omagh in bid to promote his new party: Belfast Telegraph

Kingsmills atrocity – 'Those who killed dad 43 years ago today cannot hide from God': The News Letter

Declassified files – US peace plan would have seen UK give tax breaks to their firms: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Derry killing strained peace bid: Derry Journal

Declassified files – CCMS said in 1994 it wasn't against Catholic schools making Orange Order visits: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Peter Robinson hits back after criticism over Belfast leisure centre name: Belfast Telegraph

New row over the name of a £20m leisure complex to replace 'Robinson Centre' in east Belfast: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

QUB seeks meeting with DUP to clarify freeze on Presbyterian links: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Clarity needed on Republic's post-Brexit university fees: Irish News

BBC broke rules when May branded 'coward' over NI abortion laws: Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

Jeremy Corbyn praises 'trailblazer' 1916 rebel – but historian recalls her 'other side': The News Letter

Theresa May will soon face the decision of her life over Brexit: The Spectator
Robert Peston

Are we running from the English again?: The Herald
Ken Smith

Friday, January 4

Police reinforcements for Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit: The Guardian
Vikram Dodd, Jennifer Rankin and Rajeev Syal

Brexit – Ireland says it will demand 'hundreds of millions' from EU if no deal goes ahead: The Independent
Benjamin Kentish

Outrage in UK at Irish plans to 'demand' EU aid: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

'It will be THEIR fault!' Jacob Rees-Mogg says IRELAND responsible for looming no-deal: Daily Express
Tom Nellist

Sammy Wilson – Theresa May's Brexit deal is only threat to Union: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

DUP deputy leader blasts 'nonsense propaganda' about Irish hard border: Belfast Telegraph

DUP – 'It is becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to build a border':
Gráinne Ní Aodha

Irish PM says he has escalated no-deal Brexit preparations: The Guardian
Jennifer Rankin

Ireland and Germany will 'stand by' Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Irish Examiner

'We've come full circle in Brexit mess as no-deal edges closer': Irish Independent
John Downing

This scaremongering over Brexit threat needs to stop: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Theresa May struggles to keep her DUP promise: The Spectator
Katy Balls

Tory MP unaware DUP event he is planning to attend is DUP fundraiser: Belfast Telegraph

'SDLP membership will have the final say on political merger' – Colum Eastwood: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

SDLP members in West Tyrone and Fermanagh voice FF merger concerns: Irish News
Connla Young

SDLP plea to members on 'merger': Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Is SDLP's future a republican one?: The News Letter
Brian Kennaway

2,000 households forced out of their homes – paramilitaries blamed for 73% of cases: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney and Adrian Rutherford

South East Antrim UDA blamed for Newtownards attack on homes: Belfast Live
Sarah Scott

UDA blamed for attack on house and cars in Newtownards: The News Letter

Ludicrous cost of loyalist bonfires: Irish News

Far-right concerns raised over Belfast 'yellow vest' protest: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

50th anniversary of civil rights' icon and birth of Free Derry: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Attack on Burntollet march in Derry occurred 50 years ago today: The Irish Times
Freya McClements

50 years since Burntollet -'There's a fella lying down there and he's half-dead. And not one policeman in sight': Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

1969 student march was important step on road to equality: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

50 years since Burntollet: 'March was a plot point in history of Troubles' – Eamonn McCann: Derry Now
Eamon Sweeney

Declassified files – Ministers told about terror arrest of ex-CAJ contributor: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Robinson Centre row set to erupt at City Hall: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

DUP silent as petition urges removal of Peter Robinson's name from leisure centre: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Blow for Ireland as EU escalates plans for bloc-wide tax on tech giants – Dublin OBJECTS: Daily Express
Joe Barnes

Irish government considers grants for Northern Ireland students after Brexit: Belfast Telegraph

Saoirse Ronan – Irish border Brexit debate is a mess: The Scotsman

PSNI claim gay officers under-representated despite figures showing otherwise: The News Letter

Women from north 'will be charged €450 for an abortion' at Dublin family planning clinic: Irish News
Claire Simpson

American Ireland Fund alleges ex-employee embezzled over €500,000:
Gordon Deegan

Thursday, January 3

'No-deal' could badly weaken Union, warns NI Secretary Bradley: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Ministers consider how to get plans for no-deal through Dáil: The Times
Niamh Lyons

DUP warns Theresa May it expects changes to her Brexit deal: Belfast Telegraph

Hard border must never return – Irish minister recalls how towns 'engulfed' by fear during Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Cormac McQuinn

Ireland's Brexit PLOT – Dublin opens up new embassies as Britain braces for trade war: Daily Express
Rebecca Perring

Ireland in push to handle business moves to Dublin as Brexit nears: Financial Times
Arthur Beesley

Odds on Ireland's Brexit backstop gamble paying off are high: The Irish Times
Ronan McCrea

'Unless deadlock is broken, we'll have the begging bowl out again': Irish Independent
John Downing

Five reasons Brexiteers should learn to love the backstop: The Spectator
James Kirkup

Is all this talk of agreement just that ... all talk and no action?: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

SDLP partnership talks with Fianna Fáil nearing an end: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Fiach Kelly

SDLP-FF merger plan a 'natural progression': The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Fianna Fáil talks – SDLP must 'stretch beyond comfort zone', party leaders say: Irish News
Claire Simpson

SDLP has no choice but to risk a merger: The Times
Alex Kane

The Irish Times view on the FF/SDLP merger – A challenging political union: The Irish Times

Tory MP Peter Bone 'unaware' event he's attending is DUP fundraiser: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Union flag stolen from Belfast memorial to men killed by IRA: Belfast Telegraph

New year marked by dissident republican threat of terror attacks: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Lord Kilclooney – Irish nationalists should invite Orange Order to hold Dublin parade: Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

IRA Brighton bomb attack on Margaret Thatcher being adapted into TV drama by makers Peaky Blinders: Irish Post
Jack Beresford

Open invitation to Kingsmills Massacre commemoration: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Supporters share the burden and struggle of pub bombings campaigners: Birmingham Mail
Julie Hambleton

Omagh bomb victim Claire an inspiration to rest of us: Belfast Telegraph

Declassified Files – Top Garda officers privately spoke warmly of the RUC: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Declassified Files – US tycoon said Gerry Adams 'a man of honour and peace': The News Letter
Sam McBride

Mrs Thatcher's stubborn stance on Ireland only served to boost support for the 'armed struggle': Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Taoiseach rejects call for boycott of all-male events in US: The Irish Times
Jennifer Bray and Simon Carswell

Coveney plays down any overseas Sinn Féin bounce: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell and Fiachra O Cionnaith

Voting rights in Irish Presidential elections for people in Northern Ireland 'right thing to do' says Coveney: Belfast Telegraph
Cormac McQuinn

Presidential vote should be extended to all Irish citizens: Irish News

Pro-choice activists hope Ireland's success can be replicated in North: The Guardian
Alexandra Topping

Brexit paradox revealed by imperial past of word 'British': The Scotsman
Mark A Hutchinson

Wednesday, January 2

Foster will hold May to 'legally binding' changes to deal: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Northern Ireland cops issue plea for more riot-trained officers over fears of Brexit backlash: The Sun
Chloe Kerr

Humphreys knows from experience why a hard Border must never return: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Esmond Birnie – Brexit deal would leave NI with big disadvantages (Dec 7): The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

'If Brexit has taught us anything, it's that we are still at mercy of whims of UK politicians': Irish Independent
Richard Curran

'Only certainty is more uncertainty as UK exit moves toward endgame' (Dec 31): Irish Independent
Mark Keenan

Sense of desperation surrounding Theresa May: Irish News

Fractured unionism needs to find its focus – and fast: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Trust in PSNI in west of city must be rebuilt: Belfast Telegraph

Church leaders decry poverty and political vacuum in North: The Irish Times
Tim O'Brien

Will PM Corbyn dazzle at DUP conference just like Boris?: Belfast Telegraph
Jon Tonge

The wild cards to watch as this year unfolds: The Times
Jason O'Mahony

'Infamous five' I'd dump in dreary place so they could contemplate their failings: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Family pleas for end to violence before a life is lost: Irish News
Allison Morris

For as long as we fail to challenge the perverse logic behind republican and loyalist thuggery, we risk a return to widespread violence: Belfast Telegraph
Aaron Edwards

Onus is on intelligence services to arrest these vigilantes on basis of other criminal activities: Belfast Telegraph
Liam Kennedy

Repentant men of past violence are trying to warn the young (Dec 26): The News Letter

Omagh bomb victim Claire an inspiration to rest of us: Belfast Telegraph

Plea for Derry office as passport demand continues: Derry Journal

Whatever you say, say nothing (Nov 2): Belfast Telegraph
Guy Beiner

Bradley pressed to maintain restrictions on abortion: Irish Examiner

Abortion is the final nail in our old identity's coffin. Who are we now?: Irish Examiner
Gerard Howlin

Taoiseach seeks referendum on presidential voting rights: The Irish Times

'Only small percentage of diaspora would vote': Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Vargo wants Irish diplomats to stop going to men-only events in US: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Tuesday, January 1

Mary Lou McDonald in powersharing call as Brexit draws closer: Irish Examiner

Arlene Foster – We can do a Stormont deal, but won't roll over to Sinn Féin: The News Letter

Arlene Foster issues warning to republican dominated councils ahead of 2019 elections: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Ireland expands diplomatic footprint as Brexit looms: Financial Times
Arthur Beesley

Sammy Wilson rejects Liam Fox claim that Brexit is only 50-50 if May deal rejected: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Use European elections as second Brexit vote, ex-MLA Morrice urges: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Irish elite does not want reunification: The Times
Donnacha Ó Beacháin

Varadkar concern over potential external interference in 2019 European elections: Belfast Telegraph

Howlin – Nobody knows who will survive potential 'trainwreck' of Brexit: Irish Examiner

Rees-Mogg makes global headlines and Leo conquers the Universe: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finlay

Jacob Rees-Mogg turns down Tories to fundraise for DUP: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Tory HQ silent on Jacob Rees-Mogg attending DUP fundraiser: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

RHI report, elections, Brexit... buckle up, 2019 could get rough: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

2019 needs to see politics working for benefit of all: Irish News

Police hands tied as victims refuse to help prosecute the paramilitary attack squads: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Alasdair McDonnell – I've not been consulted on SDLP-FF merger: The News Letter

'FF faces obstacles before it can win seats in Commons': Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

SDLP 'ready to embrace change' says Eastwood in New Year's message: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Mooted Fianna Fáil-SDLP merger 'looks like a takeover' says Mairia Cahill: The News Letter
Niall Deeney

Northern Exposure: The Times

Audit Office issues guidance to councils over DUP event payments: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

IRA Loughgall killings among legacy cases in Coroner's Office backlog: Irish Examiner

Declassified files – Top officials prepared detailed private briefing on Northern Ireland for Prince Charles: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Declassified files: Prince Charles wanted to visit Northern Ireland and the Republic: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Renewed calls for Northern Ireland passport office after surge in applications: Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

Record passport year – The new Irish: Irish Examiner

Rangers 'superfan' Gregory Campbell pokes fun at Celtic, Hibs and Cliftonville: Derry Journal

The ridiculous things UK politicians have said about Ireland and Brexit:
Gráinne Ní Aodha

Why the all-island drinks industry dreads a no-deal Brexit: Irish Examiner
Patricia Callan

Emigrants are passionate about Ireland. Give us the vote: The Irish Times
Alan Flanagan


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