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Wednesday, July 31

Government concerned over Belfast lawlessness: RTE

Paisley challenges Blair over rise in violence: The Herald
Catherine MacLeod

Time for a different tack: (from, Jul 29)

'Troubles ethos' to blame for attacks: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Union official optimistic after UDA meeting: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Kelly calls for inter-party unity: UTV Internet

Lawyers in the line of fire: The Independent (Jul 30)
Jon Robins

United plea over 'insulting' flags: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Compromise fears over trial of Omagh bomb suspect: Daily Telegraph
Philip Johnston and Thomas Harding

Trial date soon for suspected leader of RIRA: Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

Down loyalist march banned: Belfast Telegraph

Murder weapon 'used in feud': UTV Internet

Strategy of Threat: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Reid to meet father of murdered loyalist: The News Letter

'Motorman' victims remembered: Derry Journal (Jul 30)

Huge demand for peace funds: BBC

Chance to end the Labour limbo: Belfast Telegraph

Principal of Gaelscoil in dispute over teaching of religion sacked: The Irish Times
Frank McNally

This sad school story: Irish Independent

Tuesday, July 30

Trimble and Reid clashes 'now a threat to process': Irish Independent

Trimble 'ready to cut ties with Reid': The Times
David Lister

Resign! Resign! Resign!: (from, Jul 29)
Danny Morrison

Burnside calls for unionists to go on offensive: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

More double-speak: (from, Jul 27)

Paramilitaries 'involved in violence': BBC

'Heavy-handed' police blamed as riot erupts: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald and Thami Ngidi

Riots threaten city image once more: Belfast Telegraph

Time to make Northern Ireland a paramilitary-free zone: (from Sunday People, Jul 28)

Death Walks Our Streets Again: The Blanket
Davy Carlin

Politicians 'must do more': Belfast Telegraph

Praise for Nigel Dodds: (from Sunday People, Jul 28)

CIRA threatens to kill loyalist bigshots: Sunday Life (Jul 28)

Man on a mission but future is not so bright: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Sinn Fein offer lame excuses: Sunday Life (Jul 28)

Police trainee flees after death threat: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Inquest to name Ludlow killers: Sunday Life (Jul 28)
John Hunt

Unionists clash over court costs: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Monday, July 29

Loyalists riot for second night: UTV Internet

UFF Boss plans more attacks: (from Sunday People, Jul 28)
Sinead King

Adams' call over loyalist murders: UTV Internet

A week in politics: BBC
Martina Purdy

Hard rules will shatter a fragile peace: The Guardian
Roy Hattersley

Trimble may spark autumn election: Sunday Life (Jul 28)

‘You never know when they will come’: The Scotsman
Ted Oliver

SDLP urges support for police: BBC

Managing the Transition - Departing Ambassador Sean O'Huiginn played a vital role in peace process: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Endgame for US soccer programme?: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 25)
Sean O'Driscoll

Neutral Environment?: The Blanket
Billy Mitchell

Playing the number's game is now North's top pastime: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

UVF man is linked with Scots drug scene: The Herald (Jul 26)
David Montgomery

Revenue regards Ireland as haven: Daily Telegraph
Michael Becket

Sunday, July 28

Republicans see little hope in 'No Vision' Trimble: Sunday Business Post
Aine O'Neill

DUP are 'Good Friday fat cats': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Trimble's all bark and no bite with missed deadline: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Trimble eyes autumn poll: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Trimble discovers that Provisionals at peace are a far more lethal force: The Sunday Times
Emily O'Reilly

US adviser may monitor peace: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

O'Hanlon's Corner: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

The impossible dream: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

The lies of language: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Labour plans to fight for seats in Northern Ireland: The Sunday Times
Eben Black

Catholic's soccer jersey made him marked man: Loyalists claim responsibility for shooting: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

No rest for the guns: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Ulster drug gangs occupy centre stage in Edinburgh: The Observer
Stephen Khan

Reporter quizzed over false passport: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan and Liam Clarke

'Historic action' by Omagh families: BBC
Jon Silverman

Omagh families win a day in court: Belfast Telegraph

Knee-capping victims could sue Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

US mole 'paid #4m to spy on Real IRA': Sunday Independent
Liz Walsh

Row over plan to fight sectarianism: Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Catholic Church losing mass appeal: Sunday Independent
Colum Kenny

Population soars to its highest in over 130 years: Irish Independent (Jul 25)
Marese McDonagh

Saturday, July 27

Paisley puts Trimble under pressure: UTV Internet

Taoiseach warns of threats to Assembly: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Durkan calls for commitment: UTV Internet

Unionists face 'morality dilemma': BBC

Blair was pitiful in not standing up to Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Congressmen warn Blair over speech: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Trimble’s worry not the IRA or Sinn Fein: (from, Jul 25)

Joint Authority The Only Way?: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Families of Victims in Omagh Blast Sue Accused Killers: Washington Post
T. R. Reid

After four years, justice closes in on Omagh bombers: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Hush-hush delivery deep in bandit country: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

One step closer to justice, say Omagh relatives: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn and Ian Graham

The five suspects families want to bring to court: The Guardian
Nick Hopkins

Peace with justice: The Times

Justice by other means: Daily Telegraph

Dublin and London facing a showdown with Bush administration over the Colombian affair: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

The precarious life of a Shankill Road pastor: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Council backs anti-hate rally: BBC

McGreevey’s Wearing Of the Green: Irish Voice/

Systemic Breakdown: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

MP condemns British over unlawful activities: Irish Post/ (Jul 17)

Friday, July 26

Commons statements fail to resolve divisions within UUP: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Trimble 'glad' of premier's support: The Herald
Catherine MacLeod

Trimble sidesteps responsibility as he tries to outflank dissident DUP: Irish Examiner
Pat Brosnan

Trimble puts off assembly decision: BBC

Reid on devolution: UTV Internet

Damp squib and loose ends: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Death, rhetoric and the peace process: Irish Echo

Ulster's nerves are still on edge: Belfast Telegraph

Mourners weep for waste of young Catholic's life: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Funeral of teenager killed because he wore a Celtic shirt: (from The Irish Times)
Suzanne Breen

Ashcroft puts loyalist groups on terror list: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Loyalists trying to goad IRA into conflict - SF MLA: Derry Journal (Jul 23)

Adams demands action on sectarianism: UTV Internet

Gerry the liar: The Spectator
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Reid avoids calling elections: UTV Internet

Public funds to help pay DUP costs: BBC

Omagh families raise £1.2m to beat deadline for a trial: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

SF slams Bradley policing bid: UTV Internet

The Sorry Truth: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Cautious welcome for IRA apology: Irish Echo
Susan Falvella Garraty and Ray O'Hanlon

RTE programmes on Gibbons were 'trial by television': Irish Independent
Marese McDonagh

Thursday, July 25

Blair Says Northern Ireland's Militias Must All Disband: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Britain pledges to crack down on N. Ireland's paramilitaries: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Republicans shown pale yellow card: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Ceasefire warning not enough for Unionists: The Scotsman
Fraser Nelson

Blair warns IRA to stop all terrorism: Daily Telegraph
George Jones and Thomas Harding

Godfathers who threaten the peace: The Times
David Lister

Backing from Bush as US gets tough on IRA: Daily Telegraph
Toby Harnden

'Act of folly' to put Agreement at risk, says Ahern: Irish Independent
Chris Glennon

In Northern Ireland, compromises can be essential as well as shabby: The Independent
Donald Macintyre

Blair warns Sinn Fein of tighter rules for ceasefire: The Times
Philip Webster

Unionists believe Good Friday agreement is all bad: The Herald
Barry White

Sinn Fein's irresponsibility still threatens peace in Ulster: Daily Telegraph
David Trimble

Trimble under siege in wake of Reid statement: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell and John Devine

Mr Blair is buying time - which is precisely what the peace process needs: The Independent

Reid's placebo: Daily Telegraph

A parting of the ways: The Guardian

Sinn Féin must sever ties with IRA: Irish Examiner

Hardline MP weeps with parents of slain Catholic: Irish Independent
John Devine

Loyalists 'killing spree' unacceptable, warns Adams: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Police 'not tackling loyalist violence': BBC

Who really cares about North Belfast?: (from The News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

McGuinness calls for meeting with loyalists: UTV Internet

Silent tribute to murdered Gerard: Belfast Telegraph

Continuity IRA claims estate bomb: The Times
David Lister

Wednesday, July 24

Britain to introduce steps to restore confidence in North: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Britain will not push for Sinn Fein expulsion: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

'Rigorous' move over ceasefires status: BBC

Unionist warning over Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

Adams angry at IRA ceasefire focus: BBC

North Belfast is more divided than ever: (from The Irish Times, Jul 23)
Suzanne Breen

INLA blamed for attacks: UTV Internet

It is time to get tough on terror: Belfast Telegraph

We all have the right to live in our own homes: (from Sunday People, Jul 21)

Protestant loses police 'equal rights' policy case: Irish Independent
Ivan McMichael

Colombia Three's trial date is set: Irish Independent

Stop playing with words: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Belfast meeting to address sectarianism: RTE

UFF's evil plot: (from Sunday People, Jul 21)
Sinead King

The pilot 'justice' for the likes of joy-riders: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Journalist refuses to reveal his source: The Independent (Jul 20)
Maria Breslin

Others get a helping of Ulster teens' work: Dallas Morning News
Kathy A. Goolsby

'Would the British attack like this to kill Adams?': The Times
Stephen Farrell

Tuesday, July 23

A Catholic Is Shot to Death as Violence Flares in Ulster: New York Times
Brian Lavery

A mother prays as sectarian terror stalks Belfast streets: The Herald
Catherine MacLeod

We are one bullet away from war, say loyalists: The Times
David Lister

Ulster 'returning to the darkest days' of violence: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Ahern raises fears over rise in loyalist violence: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Yellow cards not enough to stem the violence: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

Terrorism must be rejected: Irish Examiner

Breaking the cycle of hatred: Belfast Telegraph

Maskey calls meeting to tackle violence: UTV Internet

Community 'living in fear': BBC

The real reasons for saying sorry: Sunday Independent (Jul 21)
Eoghan Harris

IRA fantasy is that Bloody Friday was act of combat: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Forget the apologies, just go away for good: Sunday Independent (Jul 21)
John A. Murphy

Cry for reconciliation which should be welcomed by all: Irish Independent (Jul 17)
Maurice Hayes

Bomb plot suspect remanded in custody: BBC

Rioting charges slammed: UTV Internet

Cop stands by Eleventh Night riot claims: The News Letter
Richard Sherriff

Court upholds PSNI recruitment policy: RTE

UVF moves in on Edinburgh drugs trade: The Sunday Times (Jul 21)
Lucy Adams and David Connett

Belfast kids learn what it's like to be on same team: Los Angeles Times
Pam Noles

Monday, July 22

Blair warns IRA of risk to ceasefire: Daily Telegraph
George Jones

Trimble warns of nightmare: The Guardian
Jackie Ashley and Rosie Cowan

Blair to talk tough on IRA activities: Sunday Business Post (Jul 21)
Sean Mac Carthaigh

Troubling Trimble: Irish Independent

McGuinness in warning of bid to scupper deal: Irish Independent

Down the road that could be a dead end: The Guardian
Jackie Ashley

Joint authority may be solution: Sunday Business Post (Jul 21)

Crime and punishment: Irish Echo

An IRA apology and a goat-infested rock in the Mediterranean: Malta Independent
Anthony Manduca

A Tale of Two Apologies: (from The News Letter, Jul 18)
Suzanne Breen

A leap of faith: The Guardian (Jul 18)
Jonathan Freedland

The IRA apologizes: Miami Herald

Loyalists claim Belfast murder: UTV Internet

'Balanced reportage' betrays a British bias: Sunday Business Post (Jul 21)
Eamonn MacDermott

A victim of random violence: BBC
Kevin Connolly

Belfast victim's mother appeals for no retaliation: RTE

Target claims loyalist violence stands out as anti-Catholic hate: Boston Herald (Jul 21)
Jim Dee

'Loyalist patience wearing thin' after attacks: The News Letter
Richard Sherriff

Orange rioters say sorry to police: The Sunday Times (Jul 21)
Liam Clarke

Republican loses fight for right to bear arms: Irish Independent (Jul 20)
Ivan McMichael

Queen's caught in Finucane row: The News Letter
Kim Hewitt

Fury over call for Belfast museum to honour bogeyman: The Times
David Lister

Sunday, July 21

SF predict assembly collapse: BBC

Trimble in threat to quit police board: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Ahern warns of 'unnecessary crisis': BBC

Blair must pressurise Republicans - Trimble: RTE

Durkan issues peace process warning: UTV Internet

Yellow card for Sinn Fein: BBC
Mark Simpson

Disunited unionists: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

'Too little, too late': Scotland on Sunday
Mary Fitzgerald

McGuinness: It's 'their own fault': Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

IRA apology a 'tremendous stride': BBC

My sorry days of killing for the IRA: The Sunday Times
Sean O’Callaghan

IRA testing the healing magic of an apology: Chicago Tribune
Patrick Rucker

IRA apology is just a piece of stinking hypocrisy: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

IRA’s apology is a significant step on the long march to respectability: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Sorry seems to be the easiest word to say: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Words and deeds: Albany Times Union

The IRA's pseudo-apology: New York Post

IRA day of carnage remembered: UTV Internet

How to get the most out of Bloody Friday: Sunday Telegraph
Kevin Myers

Adams supports call for Ulster truth commission: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Adams: ‘I was never member of IRA’: Scotland on Sunday
Christopher Claire

Scotland ‘is on slippery slope to split from UK’: Scotland on Sunday
Jason Allardyce

Saturday, July 20

SF fear ceasefire 'redefinition': BBC

Warning over ceasefire statement: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Taoiseach rejects calls for Sinn Fein's exclusion: RTE

Segregation - The biggest danger to peace: Belfast Telegraph
Tony Kennedy

IRA impedes both peace and democracy: Boston Globe (Jul 19)
Padraig O'Malley

Northern Ireland simmers: Toronto Globe and Mail (Jul 19)

Naked fear stalks the streets of city: Belfast Telegraph

Uncle Sam is unconvinced over the Colombian affair: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

US media gives mixed reaction: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Thirty years on, sorry is no longer the hardest word: Irish Independent
Kim Bielenberg

IRA move throws up sharp local divisions: Ulster Herald (Jul 19)
Adrian Mullan

IRA apology is part of ending the war: (from
Gearóid O Cairealláin

Petrol bomb attack on priests' home branded 'murder bid': Irish Independent
Louise McCall

Republicans make conciliatory move over IRA memorial: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Relatives welcome monument decision: UTV Internet

Cobain in border poll clash: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Commission's concern at border proposal: BBC
Martina Purdy

Twalf awash with twelve a penny Orangemen: (from, Jul 18)
Des Wilson

Government accused of murder cover-up: UTV Internet

New AOH president sees strong focus on peace process issues: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Horses honoured 20 years after Hyde Park bomb: Daily Telegraph
John Steele

Friday, July 19

Statement was agreed by 100 Provisionals: The Times
David Lister

Statement bolt from the blue, says widow: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

IRA apology should have gone further, says Washington: The Times
Roland Watson

'My tears for Brian': BBC (Jul 17)

A matter of time: The Guardian (Jul 18)
Simon Tisdall

Can the IRA back up its fine words?: The Herald (Jul 18)
Ron Ferguson


Garda team hiding truth on Omagh, says sergeant: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Keep lines open by ending the riots, IRA urged: The Guardian (Jul 18)
Rosie Cowan and Nicholas Watt

As expected, North debate slips into 'Whataboutery': Irish Echo
Jack Holland

DUP anger at SF 'day' idea: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Hard Look at the Hard Men - Northern journalist Ed Moloney's long-awaited book: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

GFA's early release scheme report: UTV Internet

PSNI's water cannon bid: UTV Internet

PSNI in black propaganda exercise - McGuinness: Derry Journal (Jul 16)

Tell truth about Bloody Sunday: McGuinness: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Sinn Fein have all to play for: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

A Case for Class Politics: The Blanket
Billy Mitchell

Bono urges Ireland to vote Yes: The Scotsman

Thursday, July 18

Peace Gains by the Catholics Embitter Ulster Protestants: New York Times
Warren Hoge

N. Ireland Now Awaits Effect of IRA Regrets: Washington Post
T. R. Reid

IRA apology - Some cry opportunism, some dry tears: Christian Science Monitor
Anne Cadwallader

'Absolutely no sincerity to this statement': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Apology fails to ease the pain: Shropshire Star
Tracey O'Sullivan

Churches welcome IRA statement: The News Letter

An 'astonishing' apology: BBC
Dennis Murray

Reid - no need for Army apology: Daily Telegraph
David Sharrock

Peace means having to say sorry: BBC
Kevin Connolly

The IRA's leaders have mastered a new language: The Independent
David McKittrick

Provo move a boost to Blair chances: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Playing the peace tune but still no dancing in the streets: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Peace gets a chance: The Times
Kevin Toolis


Trimble in need of a re-launch: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Blair - Dissident republicans are planning new outrages: The Independent
Nigel Morris

Real IRA claims responsibility for attack on rural police officers: Financial Times
Francess McDonnell

Sinn Fein ‘threats’ nothing new: Derry Journal (Jul 16)

Wednesday, July 17

IRA Issues Apology for All Deaths It Caused: Washington Post
T. R. Reid

30 years later, IRA says sorry: The Times
David Lister and Philip Webster

IRA apology a step to lasting peace, says Ahern: Irish Examiner

Families of IRA victims finally receive an apology: The Independent
David McKittrick

Reid welcomes IRA statement: UTV Internet

Too little, too late for families of victims, say sceptics: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

'It brings no comfort': BBC

IRA admitted that years of carnage among civilians damaged its cause: The Independent
David McKittrick

Why apology is diversion tactic for Gerry Adams: Daily Telegraph
David Sharrock

All political shades welcome unprecedented move: Irish Independent
Chris Glennon

Profoundly important apology paves way for new phase in peace process: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finley

Statement shows trust in peace deal: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Nightmare that turned into reality: The Herald
Lorna Martin

The day 20 bombs hit a city centre: The Guardian
Steven Morris


Another step towards reconciliation: Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan

UTV ordered to hand over footage: UTV Internet

UUP set for Blair reply: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Sinn Fein criticises police actions: BBC

Tuesday, July 16

Peace difficulties on Commons agenda: BBC

MLA warns of return to direct rule: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Building faith in the peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Anti-Sinn Fein Mood At U.S. Consulate: Irish Voice/, (Jul 10)

Large funding increase for Northern Ireland: RTE

Gotcha - Dr Reid's report says PIRA ordered the raid on Branch Castlereagh offices: (from Sunday People, Jul 7)
Greg Harkin

Short Strand: A community under siege: Irish Voice/, (Jul 10)
Catherine Jackson

Drumcree Is a Farce: Irish Voice/, (Jul 10)
Niall O'Dowd

Omagh families meet police chiefs: BBC

Secret Service 'turned blind eye' to Provo bombs: Sunday Life (Jul 14)

IRA order Stakeknife Probe: (from Sunday People, Jul 7)
Greg Harkin

Ministers of Silly Words: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

'Flash' bomb killed woman PC: Sunday Life (Jul 14)

McGuinness' US education visit: UTV Internet

Separation anxiety Church of England resists disestablishment: Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Jul 15)


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