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This archive contains references to articles from January 1-15, 2000. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Monday, January 31

Republicans need to demonstrate that 'war' is over: Irish News

Ceasefire holds peace process together: Sunday Business Post

Arms and the man with the inside track: Belfast Telegraph

New beginning needs no guns: Irish News (Editorial)

General holds the key: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

SF stance breathing life into the dinosaurs: Irish News

US scholars for Irish Rhodes: Sunday Business Post

Ulster holds its breath for guns report: The Independent

Few signs IRA ready to decommission: The Irish Times

Bargaining chips are down in game of hardball: Irish Independent

General to be upbeat amid a mess: The Irish Times

Ministers on standby to take over if direct rule re-introduced: The Examiner

Paisley accuses British on position on decommissioning: The Irish Times

Ulster Unionists finally decide they have had too much of a bad thing: Electronic Telegraph

Republicans must move on arms issue: The Examiner (Editorial)

'Young Ulster' must not be defeatist, - Robinson: The Irish Times

Marchers mark Bloody Sunday: BBC

Bomber Command: by Danny Morrison (Ireland on Sunday)

Sunday, January 30

IRA disarm issue stumbles N. Ireland peace process: Boston Herald

Mitchell may be asked what SF leaders' said about decommissioning during review: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

Mandelson offers Sinn Fein more time on arms: The Sunday Times

Northern Irish peace 'will survive': BBC

IRA ready to quit arms talks, says Adams: Independent on Sunday

IRA defying 'logic' on decommissioning: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

A week in the diary of a moderate unionist: Sunday Independent

No IRA guns, no devolved assembly: Electronic Telegraph

"Disarm and disband" demands Trimble: Independent on Sunday

Trimble Selling a Pig in a Poke: by Niall O'Dowd (Ireland on Sunday)

Deadly dilemma for Trimble: The Sunday Times

Guns, sleaze and Sinn Fein: The Observer

The decommissioning beast: BBC

Legal arms have escaped decommissioning argument: by Anne Cadwallader (Ireland on Sunday)

Unionist barristers seek to prevent Bar Council from paying Catholic Barristers' legal bill: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

Unionist seeks motion on RUC name: BBC

Fantasists prepared to fight to unite: The Sunday Times

Finucane's family seeks public, judicial inquiry: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

Which way will they choose?: The Observer

MoD scraps 13 Bloody Sunday guns: The Sunday Times

Blood still runs cold on Sunday riot anniversary: Boston Herald

Anger over gay link to commemoration: The Sunday Times

Williams commemoration highlights Republicans' "collaborationist" past: by Stephen King (Sunday Tribune)

Williams was hanged for trying to establish right to commemorate one’s dead: by Danny Morrison (Sunday Tribune)

Tears of television producer in Sunday Times libel trial: The Sunday Times

New evidence regarding his 1996 death expected in O'Neill inquest: by Anne Cadwallader (Ireland on Sunday)

The hero of Drumcree goes home to his wife: The Sunday Times

Success will sink the Irish empire: The Sunday Times

Saturday, January 29

Standoff on Arms Poses New Threat to Ulster Accord: New York Times

SDLP vow to help resolve crisis: BBC

Assembly won't falter over guns: McGuinness: Irish Independent

Timing of UUP motion is deplored: The Irish Times

Trimble's future hangs in the balance: Electronic Telegraph

Honeymoon's over for Mandelson: The Guardian

All on edge for guns showdown: BBC

Time to stop making concessions to the IRA: Irish Independent

The decommissioning iceberg looms large: Irish News

A dangerous illusion: The Irish Times (Editorial)

Weapons must be handed over: The Exaimner (Editorial)

US closes door again on RSF: Irish News

Legal battle over oath to queen raises questions: The Irish Times

Young Democrats choose old ways: The Irish Times

Banker was chief loyalist court told: Irish News

Friday, January 28

The IRA must now face up to its responsibilities: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

UKUP doubts over guns: Irish News

Can we afford to advertise in two languages?: Belfast Telegraph

Appeal lodged against judge’s ruling: Irish News

IRA will not give up arms - Adams: Electronic Telegraph

Mandelson urges 'cool heads': BBC

Waiting for miracle as hopes evaporate: Irish Independent

North back on the precipice as arms issue fuse burns short: Irish Independent

Betrayal: Irish Independent (Editorial)

SDLP wants nationalists in police: The Irish Times

Cowen `to hit ground running' on North: Irish Independent

Book claims Trimble link to death squads: The Irish Times

Thursday, January 27

Republicans hold the key: Irish News (Editorial)

Putting Assembly on ice: Belfast Telegraph

US policeman pickets RUC: Irish News

Desperate measures: Electronic Telegraph (Editorial)

Unionists smell a rat: Belfast Telegraph

Ex-IRA man’s murder unsolved one year on: Irish News

Sands McKevitt to sue trade body chairman: Irish News

Blair: Wait for arms report: BBC

Pressure mounts on IRA to hand in arms: The Examiner

Threat of suspension will not deliver arms: The Irish Times

Governments do not share Trimble's view: The Irish Times

The days dwindle down: The Guardian (Editorial)

Agreement is facing its most serious test: The Irish Times

Irish politicians to become MPs: BBC

IRA terrorist suspect is awarded £60,000: Electronic Telegraph

Belfast remembers: The Irish Times

Names row forces committee adjournment: BBC

RUC 'got list of accused people': The Irish Times

Wednesday, January 26

What’s the delay in publicising review findings?: Irish News

The big jump Sinn Fein has still to make: Belfast Telegraph

Garda chief’s sympathy for RUC: Irish News

Trimble is urged to take over drugs fight: Belfast Telegraph

DUP fury as arms pair are released: Irish News

McGuinness in row after new flag ban: Belfast Telegrpah

Support Ulster Scots campaign, nationalists urged: Belfast Telegraph

Emergency plan to run Ulster from London: Electronic Telegraph

Arms report out on Monday: BBC

Anxiety mounts as decommissioning report to be issued on Monday: The Irish Times

Labour accused of abusing democracy: The Independent

Days of reckoning lie ahead: The Guardian

SF councillor agrees to welcome duchess: The Irish Times

Conspiracy to murder charges: BBC

Dissident IRA ceasefire quried: The Irish Times

Newspaper's hoax claim destroyed career of TV documentary maker, libel jury told: The Guardian

Libel action against newspaper opens : The Irish Times

Taylor and Andrews trade words of praise: The Irish Times

Tuesday, January 25

Guns must be handed over: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

Gore and Bradley battle for hearts of Irish-America: Irish News

Commitment alone can't save Assembly: Belfast Telegraph

Garvaghy residents in talks at Stormont: Irish News

Victims of IRA terror set to sue suspects: Belfast Telegraph

Assembly rejects RUC reforms: The Guardian

Bishops' guarded welcome for Patten: BBC

Tánaiste warns IRA to disarm: The Examiner

Options are narrowing as arms report deadline nears: The Irish Times

Commons endorses dual membership bill: BBC

Gardai disrupt plan to move weapons to North: The Irish Times

Dissidents still pose threat: The Examiner (Editorial)

CIRA only republican group not on ceasefire: The Irish Times

SF calls for inquiry into Finucane death: The Irish Times

Cook refuses to deny Britain bugged phone calls, faxes and e-mails from Irish Republic: The Independent

Business as usual, but it rather uninspiring: The Irish Times

Monday, January 24

Trimble warns MPs: Irish News

Mocking Parliament: Electronic Telegraph (Editorial)

Viewpoint: Voice of the people: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

Congress asked to investigate Fulton arrest: by Anne Cadwallader & TL Thousand (Ireland on Sunday, Jan. 23)

How quickly we forget our need for liberators: Irish News

IRA arms deadlock threatens deal with Sinn Fein: Electronic Telegraph

De Chastelain may publish report on Friday: The Irish Times

Trimble: Process will not collapse: BBC

Warning: Irish Independent (Editorial)

Trimble could face isolation in fateful week: The Irish Times

Loyalist factions at war: The Guardian

Finucane murder names sent to DPP: The Independent

Elite squad edges nearer proof of RUC collusion: The Independent

Man held after Irish bomb swoop: BBC

GAA urged to rethink attitude to NI police: The Irish Times

New information on Disappeared graves locations given by Provos: The Examiner

Grief of IRA families must be accepted - Adams: The Irish Times

Adams honours policeman's killer: The Times

Berets but no guns as Belfast republicans pay homage to an IRA hero: The Independent

Mixed reaction in North to Andrew's resignation: The Irish Times

Sunday, Jaunuary 23

IRA won't shed arms by deadline: Sunday Business Post

Unionists must move or lose: Sunday Business Post

New split over RUC: Independent on Sunday

Policing issue could arrest N. Ireland peace: Boston Herald

Lack of detail means Nationalists/Republicans have to trust Mandelson on RUC plans: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

Work starts on Patten's police reforms: The Sunday Times

Trimble walks the tightrope: The Observer

Trimble can gain from pain: Sunday Independent

IRA moves towards the brink: The Sunday Times

Unionists ready to halt devolution: BBC

Ultimatum for IRA over arms: The Observer

IRA still holds true to theory of blood-sacrifice: Sunday Independent

Neighborhood treading path toward peace: Boston Herald

Symbols, Not Substance Dominate North Crisis: by Niall O'Dowd (Ireland on Sunday)

Sinn Fein Commons ban likely to remain: Independent on Sunday

Heaney attacks Sinn Fein for barring Duchess: The Observer

GAA ready to reconsider ban on security forces: The Sunday Times

Barristers' case a potential landmark courtroom struggle: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

Judge's letter is central issue in barristers' case: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

IRA informer in protection plea: Electronic Telegraph

IRA reveals secrets of its victims' burial sites: The Observer

Parade to honour hanged IRA man: BBC

The view from north and south: The Sunday Times

Saturday, January 22

Time for peace-makers to hold their nerves ...: Belfast Telegraph

Bobbies on the bleat: The Guardian

Respecting diversity: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

Trimble: No panic if executive suspended: BBC

Massive majority wants IRA to decommission: The Irish Times

Poll shows our desire to share the island: The Irish Times

Dublin dismisses Real IRA statement: BBC

People’s will is for peace: Irish News (Editorial)

Widows of RUC officers say they feel betrayed: The Irish Times

Decommissioning RUC is not the way forward: Irish Independent

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times See Jan. 22 article in history section

You don’t need a flag to be a good policeman: Irish News

Decommissioning hurdle may prove difficult: The Irish Times

Police warn of loyalist threats: BBC

Over To You, Mr Adams: The Irish Times (Editorial)

Search for disappeared to resume: Irish News

Bloody Sunday march in gay row: BBC

Fulton held in US drugs case: Irish News

A 'war of liberation' inspired by IRA's bloody tactics: Electronic Telegraph

Friday, January 21

Suspected Irish Terrorists Appear In CA Court: KCBS-TV

Mandelson: No RUC trade-off: BBC

Gardai to forge closer links with new North force: Irish Independent

Last recruits to RUC upbeat on future of force after reforms: The Examiner

Allegations over IRA graves damage: BBC

Trimble hopeful despite row over RUC plan: Irish Independent

Dissident republicans denounce Executive: The Irish Times

Trimble urged to quit: BBC

UUP deputy predicts fall of executive: The Examiner

Northern Secretary proves mettle: The Irish Times

IRA must get ready to say farewell to arms: The Examiner (Editorial)

IRA suspects face new charges in US: Electronic Telegraph

First terror, now fear in the streets that peace forgot : The Independent

Lurgan family warned by LVF to leave town: The Irish Times

IRA bomber denied visa for US visit: The Times

Mallon briefs Pope on NI: BBC

Thursday, January 20

Calls for Catholics to back police: Belfast Telegraph

Whitehall is out of line with the police: Belfast Telegraph

Killing the RUC : Electronic Telegraph (Editorial)

Police change merits praise: Irish News (Editorial)

The price of real peace: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

Time for Sinn Fein to live up to their all-inclusive words: Irish News

Northern Ireland Fugitive Caught In SoCal: KCBS-TV

No protest at Duchess’s last visit: Irish News

Ulster Constabulary to Shrink as Membership Is Broadened: New York Times

Mandelson gambles on RUC revamp: The Guardian

Trimble in trouble over Patten's RUC report : The Independent

Unionists seek policing meeting: BBC

Unionists taste defeat in Patten plan: The Irish Times

Subtle changes tone down Patten report: The Times

Paisley declares axe has fallen: The Irish Times

Mandelson: I honour that name . . . but it must go: Electronic Telegraph

How Mandelson juggled Ulster's ticking timebomb: The Times

Ex-terrorists will be excluded from reformed police service: The Independent

MANDELSON'S QUANDARY: The Times (Editorial)

Community has a vital role: The Irish Times

Why GAA should now drop the `Ban': Irish Independent

Shocks all round as Mandelson speaks plainly: The Times

The end of a royal road: The Guardian (Editorial)

Policing two Commuities: The Irish Times (Editorial)

A force for everyone: Irish Independent (Editorial)

RUC needs to do more than change its name: The Examiner (Editorial)

Next crucial peace move must come from the IRA: Irish Independent

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times

After 57 years, IRA man is finally laid to rest: The Independent

Wednesday, January 19

Policing a new society: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

The good name of the RUC: Electronic Telegraph (Editorial)

£1bn: That's what RUC reform could cost: Belfast Telegraph

Victims of RUC slam ‘snub’ by Mandelson: Irish News

Unionists square up in row over police shake-up: Belfast Telegraph

Changes to RUC fail to measure up, says Kelly: Belfast Telegraph

Police car theft drive ‘is just PR’: Irish News

Sinn Fein and Fr Faul: Belfast Telegraph

DUP has no notion what to do about decommissioning: Irish News

Let's wave the flag for common sense: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble faces backlash over renaming RUC: Electronic Telegraph

Adams wants RUC reforms 'in full': BBC

SF seeks cut in army presence: The Irish Times

Ulster's wake-up: The Guardian

Nervousness rises over today's decision: The Irish Times

Wrecking Trimble: by Ruth Dudley Edwards (Sunday Independent - Jan. 16)

Trimble apology soothes tensions in Executive: The Irish Times

Killings may hide the truth behind IRA’s gun-running: The Examiner

Tuesday, January 18

Party line not always politic for the party: Belfast Telegraph

Height of hypocrisy: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

Republican’s scathing attack on republicanism: Irish News

Decommissioning by end of month or I quit, says Unionist moderate: The Independent

DUP motion demanding weapons handover passes: The Irish Times

Jameson killing fuels loyalist vendetta: The Examiner

RUC pay-offs 'will cost millions': Electronic Telegraph

Sinn Fein stops visit by duchess: The Guardian

No harmony amid verbal crossfire: The Irish Times

Next steps: Irish Independent (Editorial)

McIntyre's story begins to unfold: Boston Herald

Row over council flag: BBC

Culture ministers promise cross-Border cooperation: The Irish Times

Is the world’s media turning its back on north?: Irish News

Monday, January 17

Unionist fury as RUC faces total transformation: Electronic Telegraph

Reform of RUC 'will set clock back 30 years': The Times

Tories’ warning over ‘shadow of the gun’: Irish News

Attempt to rush fences with IRA will fail: The Irish Times

Mandelson puts social elite in the party mood: Irish Indepednent

It might not be Utopia but we can make a better life: Irish News

Bitter heroine tells of life with SAS in Ulster: The Times

Libel case centres on fsloyalist collusion claim: The Irish Times

Protests continue for Fusco’s release: The Examiner

Five thought to be on loyalist 'hit list' murder: The Irish Times

Sinn Fein row over duchess visit: BBC

Police find skeletal remains of IRA informer who revealed gun plot: The Examiner

Sunday, January 16

Peace process leaks and plants: Sunday Business Post

Executive working well, raising hopes for long term: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

Executive 'on road to collapse' : The Observer

Resignation pledge dogs Trimble: BBC

Important differences are emerging over the meaning of decommissioning: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

A deadline Adams must meet: The Sunday TImes

'No oath change for Sinn Fein': BBC

IRA men off hook as gun case collapses: The Observer

Leading IRA man linked to arms plot: The Sunday Times

Brothers blot out loyalist slogans: BBC

Funerals, flags and private grief: The Sunday Times

North's top judge opposes changes to legal system: by Ed Moloney (Sunday Tribune)

RUC reforms undermine chief constable's power : The Sunday Times

Nelson death suspect faces deportation: The Observer

Irish Lobby Gears up for Presidential Race: by Niall O'Dowd (Ireland on Sunday)

The real danger lurking behind Irish nationalism: The Sunday Times

DUP rebuff parade invite: BBC

IRA bomb case man to get £100,000: The Sunday Times

Bank chief was architect of government's NI policy: Sunday Independent