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Monday, January 31

Watchdog backs claims IRA was behind bank raid: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan and Cormac O'Keeffe

Adams lashes out at McDowell: Sunday Business Post (Jan 30)
Paul T. Colgan

Kenny focused on ending IRA crime: Irish Independent
Ed Carty

We have to look for another way forward: (from the Irish News, Jan 29)
James Kelly

Tilting at the Windmills: The Blanket (Jan 28)
Mick Hall

Peace process at risk if US turns on Sinn Fein: Sunday Business Post (Jan 30)
Niall O'Dowd

The Adams question: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

No going back to the policies of a failed past: (from

IRA decommissioning - IMC verdict central to next step: Irish Examiner

Tough guys: Limerick Leader (Jan 29)

President on course for North visit after the storm: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Briefest glimpse of a different Mary McAleese: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Trimble welcomes McAleese apology: Sunday Life (Jan 30)
Sinead McCavana

President made a huge blunder: Sunday Independent

Real IRA 'recruiting for new North campaign': Sunday Business Post (Jan 30)
Barry O'Kelly

Incendiary attacks 'costing jobs': BBC

Colm Murphy verdict - Judicial errors erode confidence: Irish Examiner (Jan 29)

300 'spies' in Ulster lose jobs: Sunday Life (Jan 30)

Results needed for deprived area: (from the Irish News, Jan 26)
Maeve Connolly

Grant Aid Will Bring Inner-City Areas To Life: The News Letter (Jan 26)

Little hope of end to taxi wars: Sunday Life (Jan 30)

Leech thinks Provo 'spies' raided home: Sunday Independent
Jane Suiter & Maeve Sheehan

New kid on the nationalist block: The Guardian
Paul McNamee

Prisoners Group Hit Out At DUP And BBC: Derry Journal (Jan 25)

PM 'to apologise to bomb accused': BBC

Judge who probed Bloody Sunday may have had Alzheimer's: Sunday Life (Jan 30)
John Hunter

Bloody Sunday protesters urge republican's release: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Imposing Democracy on the World - Uneasy parallels between Bloody Sunday and U.S. occupation of Iraq: San Francisco Chronicle (Jan 30)
Peter O'Neill

Call to drop special Ulster laws: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Sunday, January 30

Taoiseach was told of IRA return to 'war': Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Sinn Fein faces sanctions over IRA links to bank raid: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Fear of bloody split drove Adams to sacrifice peace and back raid: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Let them put up or shut up: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

NI process on 'road to nowhere': BBC
Mark Devenport

The polls prove we are the fools they take us for: Limerick Leader
Patricia Feehily

How the Shinners blew away a bright future: Sunday Independent
Joseph O'Malley

Ahern's fury changes the outlook: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

The Road to a Mafia State: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

This Frankenstein's monster is almost beyond control: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Sinn Fein sheep in wolves' clothing stripped of disguise: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Shut out Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times

McCabe deal is off - Harney: Limerick Leader
Mike Dwane & Colm Ward

Soccer-mad youth shot in the ankles for cruel street justice: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Adams rejects 'punishment attack' claims: UTV Internet

Connolly's wife in Cuba says she is clueless where he's gone: The Sunday Times
Regan Morris and Liam Clarke

Gun attack escalates loyalist feud: The Observer
Henry McDonald

LVF linked to taxi depot attack: BBC

Bank Raid Accused Is Refused Bail: The News Letter

President relieved by response to apology: Sunday Independent
Helen Bruce

Adams defends McAleese with 'apartheid' claim: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

McAleese spoke for me - and I'm not sorry: Sunday Independent

President detonates the tribal time-bomb: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Mcaleese Apologises But Damage Is Done: The News Letter

Saville Inquiry bill set to spiral again: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 27)
Chris Thornton and Sarah Brett

Inquiry Costs: The News Letter (Jan 28)

Burnside and Sinn Fein in war of words: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 27)

Somebody's taking a hand out of us (and Zoe): Belfast Telegraph (Jan 25)
Don Anderson

Surprise At BBC Apology On Zoe: The News Letter
David Young

Irish-language schools welcome McKiernan bequest: Irish Echo (Jan 21)
Anne Cadwallader

Saturday, January 29

Blair warns Adams of Sinn Féin's exclusion if illegal IRA activities continue: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Garda chief to join Ahern for Blair meeting: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

'There Will Be No Talks Until After Election': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Who Would Trust Minister McDowell With Peace Process?: Derry Journal

Bertie's get tough policy with republicans is long overdue: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Change at the pace of a one-legged snail is no change at all: (from
Gearoid O Caireallain

Time to curb Sinn Fein's ruling of the airwaves by mounting a legal challenge to secure balance: Irish Independent

The Danger of Securocrats: The Blanket (Jan 25)
Mick Hall

More footage of £26.5m raid van: BBC

Give more? we don't want to do that: (from the Irish News, Jan 27)
Patrick Murphy

McAleese apologises for Nazi remarks: The Guardian
Paul Marinko and Angelique Chrisafis

President apologises for hurt she caused Protestants: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy and Dan Keenan

Unionists express outrage at 'sectarian bigotry': Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

Ahern defends McAleese after Poland speech: UTV Internet

Unionists welcome McAleese apology: RTE

Orange Order cancel McAleese talks: UTV Internet

How one 'clumsy' remark may undo years of progress: Irish Independent
Brian Dowling

President should clarify her remarks: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 28)

Loyalists and republicans trade insults in court: UTV Internet

Push to dump Quigley report: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

UPRG To Hold Talks On Interface Tensions: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

'No hope of early resolution of tension': (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Loyalist feud victim's brother defies threats: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Police 'Not Playing Down Loyalist Feud': The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Murphy walks free after two years behind bars: Irish Examiner
Ed Carty

'Leave me alone,' says Omagh bomb accused as he strides to freedom: Irish Independent
Diarmuid McDermott and Nicola Anderson

Gassed to death: (from
Andrea McKernon

Church unity worshippers 'intimidated' by protest: Impartial Reporter

Nutty professor is left with egg on a red face: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 25)
Gail Walker

Imposing identity on the younger generation: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Friday, January 28

Peace process in 'very deep sense of crisis': Irish Examiner
John Deane

PM meeting Adams amid raid claims: BBC

Ahern attack was to draw focus from Burke, says Adams: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Envoy declines Sinn Fein meeting: BBC

Paisley firm on future progression: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Increase in attacks after talks shows how IRA controls violence: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Sinn Féin is rolling in it, so why would it need to rob a bank?: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finlay

Criminality Accepted as the Norm: The Blanket (Jan 25)
David Adams

No. 10 is now a cold house for Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Themselves alone: The Times

Bank job / Is the IRA now gunning for cash?: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

United front over robbery fall-out: Belfast Telegraph

Bank raid van may be from Wales: BBC

Possible IRA Raid Link 'Must Be Probed': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

We Will Not Pledge Cash For Peace: The News Letter
Billly Kennedy

Attacks 'linked to loyalist feud': BBC

Victims Lose Out When We Try To Buy Peace: The News Letter

Provo victim jean's family hit back: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

Anger At Troop Cuts: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Mixed response to closure: (from the Irish News)
Darran McCann

Guildford Four member demands apology before mother dies: UTV Internet

Catholic clerics support campaign: (from the Irish News)
Marie Louise McCrory

Real IRA ruling to be decided at House of Lords: UTV Internet

NUJ asks McDowell to withdraw Daily Ireland comments: IrelandOnLine

Academic defends his Red Hand remarks: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 24)
Ben Lowry and Alice McVicker

McDowell considers victims' charter for those affected by the Troubles: Irish Independent
Clodagh Sheehy

Unionist 'Nazis' slur: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

President lands in double trouble: Irish Independent
Fergus Black

Thursday, January 27

Taoiseach makes his strongest attack on Sinn Féin: The Irish Times
Mark Brennock

Adams criticises McDowell: UTV Internet

Sinn Fein could be sidelined, hints Blair: The Times
Greg Hurst

Blair sidesteps sanctions pledge: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Kelly, Reiss meeting is derailed: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Shinners get it in the neck as seething Bertie vents his anger: Irish Independent
Miriam Lord

Finding a way out of limbo: Belfast Telegraph
David Ford

Meetings moving few obstacles: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

World must wake up to the duplicity of Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

St. Patrick's Day in Washington: (from the New York Sun, Jan 26)

Sinn Fein is given a straight choice: Belfast Telegraph

January brings the cold: Irish Echo

Ahern telephones Paisley: UTV Internet

SDLP leader tells of hope for future: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Watching the detectives: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

'Quarter of Protestants want Stormont return': UTV Internet

Unionists decide to stand their ground: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

All seats must be contested: (from the Irish News, Jan 24)

Murphy to be released on Friday: UTV Internet

Police warn of fire bomb attacks: BBC

An apology is long overdue: (from the Irish News, Jan 25)

British did gas POWs in Long Kesh: (from, Jan 24)
Andrea McKernon

Call for inquiry into Cavan bombing: UTV Internet

Witness set to deny IRA gun role: BBC

Council fights Bloody Sunday jailing: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Does Northern exposure to prosperity make the politicians redundant?: Irish Independent
Brendan Keenan

Wednesday, January 26

Stop IRA crime, Ahern tells Adams: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Ministers challenge SF leaders to break deadlock: The Irish Times
Mark Brennock

Gardaí told Government of IRA link to bank heist: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

'Ahern could not stand up claims': UTV Internet

SF labels Tanaiste's attacks 'cynical': (from the Irish News)
Valerie Robinson

IRA's vicious punishment beatings have to stop, says McDowell: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan

Cult of the Shinners lays down its own laws through 'Padre Pio' punishment: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

A Mockery Of Democracy For PM To Meet SF: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

SF team in meetings in Washington: RTE

All changed utterly as Bertie gets tough with republicans: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

First the showdown, now the stand-off: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Sinn Fein should know when to stop digging: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Peace process - Ball firmly in court of IRA and Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner

Crime links must be cut: Irish Independent

Plan isn't joint authority - SDLP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Can business put them out of business?: (from the Irish News)
Breidge Gadd

UPRG sees minister over £70m: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

More patrols after feud violence: BBC

Loyalists Threaten Well-Being Of Shankill: The News Letter

Law of the jungle must be resisted: Belfast Telegraph

Team To Probe Unsolved Murders Of 211 Officers: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Republicans in city divided on police boycott, claims top officer: UTV Internet

Protestors leave mark on Barracks: (from, Jan 24)
Andrea McKernon

Gardiner opposes Trimble over Assembly: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Pact Impact: The Blanket
John Coulter

When will our family's ordeal end, Mr Blair?: (from the Irish News, Jan 24)
Marie Louise McCrory

Families of busmen killed in bombings seek 'truth': Irish Independent
Ann O'Loughlin

State kept bombing files secret, say families: Irish Examiner
Louise Hogan

Prisoner release call is rejected: BBC

Why don't they just tattoo 'I am a bigot' on their forehead?: The Scotsman
Fordyce Maxwell

Rein on the parades: The Herald (Jan 25)

Tuesday, January 25

Blair, Ahern get tough on Sinn Féin links to violence: The Guardian
Michael White

SF fears sanctions as going gets tough: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna, Bernard Purcell & Susan Garraty

Sinn Fein to be told all IRA crime must come to end: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley and Gerry Moriarty

Harney calls for Sinn Fein grilling: UTV Internet

Bertie Ahern and the bank raid: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

'It is time the agreement delivered for the people': (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Bleak outlook for process: (from

Truth an early victim of the Dublin summit: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Not even £26m can take the hurt away: Sunday Independent (Jan 23)
Eilis O'Hanlon

IRA must be written out of history: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

It's time Sinn Féin recognised our jurisdiction and honoured its laws: Irish Examiner (Jan 22)
Ryle Dwyer

Sinn Fein must be given it straight: Belfast Telegraph

Another hurdle to clear: (from

Is Sinn Fein Serious About Moving Away From Conflict?: The News Letter

Police rule out arrest of €38m raid suspects: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Louise McCall

Celts fans quizzed on Northern Bank: (from

Pensioner on security duty at time Northern Bank was robbed: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Extra police patrols as Belfast violence surges: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Pastor's anger over feud violence: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Anger over red hand apology: UTV Internet

Finucane case set for Europe: (from the Irish News)

Ex-soldier to speak on Bloody Sunday: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Dublin bombings inquiry chairman condemns British: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Oireachtas probe to hear from bomb survivors: RTE

Gardai question Ferris over arson attack on phone mast: Irish Independent
Anne Lucey

Cross-border communications a problem for Northern Ireland: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

A tangle of red tape to block march organisers: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonell

Take a leaf out of Blair's book: Jerusalem Post
Evelyn Gordon

Famous wall to get Palestine flag mural: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 22)
Brendan McDaid

Monday, January 24

Showdown as angry Ahern goes gunning for Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Tanaiste challenges SF to say all forms of criminality over: The Irish Times
Arthur Beesley and Mark Hennessy

SF pledges to prevent 'any slip to conflict': (from the Irish News, Jan 22)
William Graham

Adams says Ahern will have to explain comments: UTV Internet

Adams — Red faces over bank heist will not be Sinn Féin's: (from the Irish News, Jan 22)
William Graham

Have you all lost your marbles?: Sunday Independent (Jan 23)
Brendan O'Connor

If You Ask Me: BBC
Danny Morrison

Sinn Fein has a mountain of political scepticism to climb: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Dangers of the 'peace process': Sunday Independent (Jan 23)

Ferris claim - Government showdown with SF looms: Irish Examiner

North 'Raj' rule mere shadow of the architects of empire: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Omagh tip-off claims merit more than the brush-off: The Sunday Times (Jan 23)
Liam Clarke

Murphy 'fully confident' of winning Omagh retrial: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

Murphy - 'I'm 100 per cent innocent': Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

Cruel insult to Omagh victims: (from the Irish News, Jan 22)

Adair's secret Scots summit: Sunday Life (Jan 23)
Stephen Breen

UVF blamed for taxi campaign: UTV Internet

Two more Sinn Fein reps dodge 'McConville crime' question: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Celebrate 100 Years by Undoing Betrayals: The Blanket (Jan 17)
John Coulter

Andersonstown Police Station closes: UTV Internet

SF urged pupils to boycott road safety show: Impartial Reporter

McCartney keeps his counsel over North Down seat: Sunday Life (Jan 23)

Red faces at Beeb over Red Hand comments is red rag to unionists: Sunday Life (Jan 23)

Orange halls' rates policy attacked: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 20)

Brady and Myers need a little peace process all of their own: Sunday Independent (Jan 23)
Liam Collins

Report to call the tune on sectarian march conduct: The Scotsman
Peter MacMahon

Sunday, January 23

Sinn Fein to meet Ahern next week: UTV Internet

Ahern, Blair and Adams in key talks on North: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan and Pat Leahy

Fears over assembly 'scrutiny': BBC

IRA arrests 'soon' on robbery: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Paisley - 'IRA must be brought to heel': UTV Internet

Adams feels the heat of bank job fallout: Sunday Independent
Joseph O'Malley

SDLP sets sights on recovering support after bank robbery: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

IRA timed raid to be a 'spectacular' show of strength: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

The End of the Road: The Blanket
Mick Hall

More sympathy, but no China crisis: (from, Jan 20)

Sinn Fein's high-stakes challenge: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Taoiseach takes on the bully in the schoolyard: Sunday Independent
John Drennan

Northern dilemma carries the echoes of Irish history: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

SF is not a political party, it is a political wing: Sunday Independent
Willie O'Dea

Sinn Fein chairman has put party beyond the pale: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

The murder of Jean McConville was a crime, by any standards anywhere: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Peace is not about denying past crimes: The Sunday Times
Brenda Power

Want to defeat Sinn Fein? Then slaughter a few sacred cows: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Omagh accused confident of winning retrial: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

Two RIRA chief suspects detained: Irish Independent (Jan 22)
Tom Brady

Bogota court slams Colombia Three's evidence as 'naive' and 'not credible': Sunday Independent
Maeve Sheehan & Javier Aja

Interpol issues IRA warrants: Melbourne Herald Sun

MLAs And MPs Singing Off Different Hymn Sheet: The News Letter

Can unionists find common purpose?: Belfast Telegraph

Give RUC Reserve Cash They Deserve: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Haunted by Barracks: (from, Jan 20)

Working together is the key: Belfast Telegraph (Jan 19)
Brendan McDaid

Irish sport is dogged by partition politics: (from the Irish News, Jan 19)
Graeme Neill

Sean Russell, a no-show in SF's centenary celebrations: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Saturday, January 22

Majority wants talks with SF on North deal to continue: The Irish Times
Mark Brennock

Harney says Sinn Féin support 'remarkable': UTV Internet

Sinn Fein admit public support declining: UTV Internet

Shinners in the altogether: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Debate rages on assembly's future: BBC
Mark Devenport

Bertie should not be rushing to meet Sinn Fein: Irish Independent

Paying the price for Northern Bank heist: (from
Geraldine Rice

Heist must not stop politics: (from the Irish News, Jan 20)

Sole Conviction Is Overturned in Ulster Bombing That Killed 29: New York Times
Brian Lavery

Omagh bomb retrial after police 'faked evidence': The Times
David Lister

Garda/PSNI investigation into atrocity still active six years on: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Omagh ruling - Distraught relatives back to square one: Irish Examiner

Be careful what you dream of ...: (from, Jan 20)
Des Wilson

Keep This Terrorist Out: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

US envoy to continue in his role: BBC

Colombia Three man 'didn't get peace funds': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SF makes Euro bid for full Finucane investigation: Irish Independent
Conor Sweeney

Pastor being 'victimised' by UDA: BBC

£6,000 for after dinner speech contract: Sunday Life (Jan 16)
Stephen Breen

New twist to protection racket: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Government Money Has To Be In The Right Hands: The News Letter

New contender for Ruane: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

Fianna fail prepare to stand in Derry: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Hutton

Trimble Calls For Unity After Policy Bust-Up: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

War of words follows plea for election pact: Impartial Reporter

Adding Insult To Injury: Derry Journal

SF Centenary year launched: (from, Jan 17)
Pádraig Ó Meiscill

Minister attacks new North paper: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

Red faces at Blue Peter over red hand: The Guardian
Owen Gibson

Drum out the bigotry: The Herald (Jan 19)

Friday, January 21

Decision time for SF, warns Harney: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

No 10 urged to cancel its invitation to Sinn Fein: The Times
David Charter

US will allow St Pat's visit from Adams: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Heist charge irks White House: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Police push claim of IRA bank raid: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

No place for SF in democracy, says Church: Irish Independent
David Quinn

Murphy accused of 'giving control to criminals': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

UDA Seeking £70m Pay-Off: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

British Government's talks with UDA under fire: UTV Internet

Support Grows For Stormont Shadow Plans: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Pistols at dawn SF and Ahern: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Watershed moment for Sinn Fein leaders?: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

Soft action likely to follow the tough talk: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Coalition would break deadlock: (from the Irish News)
David Ford

British know little of history gene: (from the Irish News)
Patrick Murphy

Assembly D-day is coming up fast: Belfast Telegraph

Adams's personal approval ratings tumble in wake of Northern Bank robbery: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

McConville murder not a crime, says SF candidate: Irish Independent

To make an agreement we must agree to that on which we differ: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

How Can Sinn Fein Justify This Barbarity?: The News Letter

Where are the Colombia 3?: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Activist groups move to block Thatcher: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

NI election date moved forward: UTV Internet

Ulster Unionist MP to stand down: BBC

Justice Oversight Commissioner's report: UTV Internet

SF funding cut unlawful, court told: Belfast Telegraph

Court to decide in Murphy appeal: RTE

Saville probe contempt man 'is a scapegoat': Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

Thursday, January 20

New terms for talks with Adams: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna and Tom Brady

Ahern 'won't apologise to Sinn Féin': Irish Examiner
Harry McGee and Cormac O'Keeffe

Blair demands Sinn Fein 'fundamental change': Irish Independent
Vivienne Morgan

PSNI reject 'P O'Neill' innocence claim: UTV Internet

Board will hear about £26m raid: BBC

IRA denial of bank robbery role 'cuts no ice' with McDowell: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Gene McKenna

A voluntary coalition not the answer: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Unionists should make the most of the SDLP - while it is still exists: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Fed Up With the Lies: The Blanket (Jan 17)
Michael Benson

Bertie is in no mood to make apologies to Adams: Irish Independent

Spin not substance, may be the real issue: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Sinn Féin and DUP must not be allowed to thwart progress: (from the Irish News, Jan 17)
Mark Durkan

Sinn Féin leader hits back at 'incongruity of confused SDLP': (from the Irish News)
Gerry Adams

The lies of of P O'Neill: Irish Independent

€78m bill for phantom Assembly 'essential': Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Parades body 'fatally flawed': Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Call to release Omagh report as garda cleared: Irish Examiner
Ed Carty

Bickering threat to unionist vote pact: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Outcry as Sinn Fein chief defends IRA execution: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Resignation call rejected: BBC

Murder is murder without exception: Belfast Telegraph

Republican jailed for contempt: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Bloody Sunday - 'IRA gunfire' witness to testify: UTV Internet

Teebane Atrocity Meeting Invitation 'Derisory': The News Letter
Mary Lafferty

Grant row surrounds launch of Irish daily: The Guardian
Dan Milmo

Teenagers will be asked to swear allegiance to Queen: Irish Independent
Nigel Morris

Motorway plans 'breach Good Friday Agreement': Irish Examiner
Kieran McDaid

Wednesday, January 19

Fresh talks set amid storm over IRA crimes: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien, Elaine Keogh and Seán McCárthaigh

Empey urges joint drive for devolution: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Confused SDLP 'A Divided Party'- Claims Mitchel McLaughlin: Derry Journal

Police Fear I.R.A. Is Turning Expertise to Organized Crime: New York Times
Lizette Alvarez

Statement from IRA denies part in bank robbery: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Bank denies more than £26m was stolen: UTV Internet

I was not in league with robbers, says Belfast bank worker: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

It had to go right or they would kill someone: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Bank workers to be moved: BBC

Bush Is Facing Tough Decision Over Sinn Féin: (from the New York Sun)
Ed Moloney

White House might stop Sinn Fein fundraising in US: Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

Crime and punishment: Irish Independent

SDLP Must Choose Their Position On Unionist Pact: The News Letter

SDLP must make a call on the deal: Belfast Telegraph

McGuinness Blasts 'Malicious' Remark: Derry Journal

Outrage follows SF chairman's remark about mother's killing: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Riveting TV watching Sinn Fein's mask slip: Irish Independent

McConville murder - Killers must offer proper apology: Irish Examiner

Trimble hits out at DUP election claims: UTV Internet

Unionist wrangle for MP seats end 'pact': (from the Irish News)
Darran McCann

Ex-Chef May Be Extradited Over IRA Break-In: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Case against Orangeman fell apart after 'blunder': (from the Irish News, Jan 17)
Sharon O'Neill

Call for bomb-link clearance denied: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Relatives renew pressure over Omagh bomb report: UTV Internet

Orangemen angered by plan to cut marches: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonell

Why the first minister is on the march: The Herald
Robbie Dinwoodie, Lucy Adams and Cameron Simpson

Tuesday, January 18

IRA 'must prove it has quit criminality': Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Bank raid was IRA say ministers: BBC

Paisley demands Blair 'ultimatum to IRA/ Sinn Fein': UTV Internet

Premiers must get tough on parties - Durkan: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Foreign Currency!: Sunday Life (Jan 16)
Alan Murray

Orde's evidence should be examined: (from the Irish News)
Brian Lennon

Money...Money...Money: The Blanket
Dolours Price

FF's attitude hardens against republicans: Irish Independent

Bank heist was own goal for IRA: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Why it's time for SF to grow up and face political reality: Irish Independent


Fears Confirmed By Regiments Withdrawal: The News Letter
Johnn Caldwell

The battle for your vote: Sunday Life (Jan 16)
Joe Oliver and Pauline Reynolds

Sinn Fein and Blair provide proof credibility is not election necessity: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

MI5 boss admits bugging Adams: The Sunday Times (Jan 16)
David Leppard

Anger over McDowell's remarks on new paper: (from

Seven hurt in prison brawl between Real IRA factions: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Inside Mad Dog's den: Sunday Life (Jan 16)
Stephen Breen

Death threats will not stop me coming to Belfast, vows Adair: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

SF youth drops petrol bomb logo: (from the Irish News, Jan 11)
Sharon O'Neill

An awful history, and worth remembering: (from

Student wins bid to challenge Supreme Court appearance: Irish Independent
John Maddock

Monday, January 17

New call for SDLP and DUP alliance angers Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Murphy due in Dublin for North talks: RTE

Robbery 'not in IRA's interests': BBC

Sinn Féin told it must commit to politics: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Robbery spurs look at IRA criminal ties: Boston Globe
Charles M. Sennott

No more pandering to lies and deceit of Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times (Jan 9)
Liam Clarke

Sinn Fein's veiled threat: Irish Independent

It's all elementary to Dr 'Holmes' Paisley: (from the Irish News, Jan 15)
James Kelly

IRA's own goal: Sunday Business Post (Jan 16)
Barry O'Kelly

Ahern is right to snub Adams: Sunday Independent (Jan 16)

Criminalising Republicanism: The Blanket (Jan 14)
Anthony McIntyre

Stick to your guns, Gerry, and you'll get away with it: Sunday Independent (Jan 16)
Brendan O'Connor

SDLP-Fianna Fail link can win back soul of nationalism: The Sunday Times (Jan 16)
Liam Clarke

Ulster MP urges Bush to bar Adams: Washington Times (Jan 12)

IRA activity threatens the White House party: Irish Independent
Brian Dowling

Adams pledges to press Irish government on united Ireland: (from the Irish News, Jan 15)

Armani Shinners' sham centenary: Sunday Independent (Jan 16)
Dick Roche

Unleashed Mad Dog gets ready to bite back: The Sunday Times (Jan 16)

SF and DUP relics say 'no': (from the Irish News, Jan 15)

Work begins to dismantle police station: UTV Internet

Human rights' lawyer will fight to stay open: (from the Sunday Tribune, Jan 16)
Suzanne Breen

Orange marches to be cut back: Scotland on Sunday (Jan 16)

1974 State papers

Grim predictions of reaction in US: Sunday Independent (Jan 9)
Ronan Fanning

London took firm stance on hunger strikes: (from the Irish Times, Jan 4)
Richard Bourke

Sunday, January 16

SDLP threatens to go it alone: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Raid 'was nationalist betrayal': BBC

Hint of deal to bypass Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Ahern snubs Adams since bank heist: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack & Liam Collins

IRA 'on verge of disbanding' before heist: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly and Pat Leahy

Killers, thugs, thieves and fraudsters still hold peace process to ransom: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Decision time for the IRA: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Bertie, slap them hard with some masterly inactivity: Sunday Independent
John Drennan

McDowell's attack on SF a reckless act: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

A vote for Ahern is a vote for Adams: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Running risk wallowing in politics' moral quagmire: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Too Bad The North's Future Depends On Tony Blair's Bravery: The Blanket
Paul A. Fitzsimmons

Political trust must be rebuilt: Sunday Business Post

Governments cough up €1m a year for Sinn Fein: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Revealed - spin doctors' handbook: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Ireland keeps on turning a blind eye to IRA spin: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

NUJ slams McDowell comments about North newspaper:

Exemption from rates for Orange Order halls: (from the Irish News, Jan 10)
William Scholes and Marie Louise McCrory

Police pledge to raise patrols as Sinn Fein condemns attacks: Ulster Herald (Jan 13)
Rosetta Donnelly

Arson attack destroys church hall: BBC

Attwood welcomes demolition: Belfast Telegraph

Anti-Nazi group says let vandalised statue remain: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

This dastardly plot: The Observer
Henry McDonald

There are real Nazi lovers here - the IRA: Sunday Telegraph
Kevin Myers


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