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Tuesday, July 31

'Orwellian nightmare' is well and truly at an end: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Pack up your Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Gerry Kelly welcomes end of Operation Banner: UTV Internet

Families remember Ulster's sacrifice: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Donaldson praises British Army as Operation Banner draws to a close: UTV Internet

Northern Ireland – Soldiers' experiences: Daily Telegraph

Bravery remembered ahead of disbandment: The News Letter

An emergency measure that lasted 38 years and brought a quarter of a million soldiers to Ulster: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

No fanfare for Operation Banner: BBC
Kevin Connolly

The army finally ends its campaign in Ulster: Daily Mail
Max Hastings

How the army held the line in Ulster: Belfast Telegraph

Attacks on police condemned, but probe sought after fracas: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

Now for the really hard part: The Economist (Jul 26)

Embracing peace in Northern Ireland: Toronto Star (Jul 30)
Craig Kielburger

Irish leader speaks about peace: Cincinnati Enquirer (Jul 30)
Lori Kurtzman

Meeting in attempt to resolve UDA dispute: The News Letter

Residents concern at UDA 'invasion': (from the Irish News)
Diana Rusk

'Get rid' of Shoukri: Sunday Life (Jul 29)
Brian Rowan

'Compromised' on orange Order link: The News Letter (Jul 28)

Loyalists to oppose republican parade through Ballymena: Belfast Telegraph

Greeks bearing stadium gifts make people wary: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

British 'manouveres' to blame for 'Sunday' costs – SDLP: Derry Journal

Lords to rule on Hamill inquiry:

Garda will provide 'all help necessary' to Omagh relatives: Irish Independent
Tom Brady and Gene McKenna

Omagh relatives shocked at setback:
Elaine Edwards

Murder claim 'no surprise': The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Unionists could back Irish unity: (from the Irish Daily Star, Jul 30)
John Coulter

Small steps in sands of time leave their mark: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Monday, July 30

After 38 years, the Army's longest campaign draws to a quiet close: The Times
David Sharrock

British army role in North ends after 38 years: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Four decades on, Northern Ireland is to become an ordinary military garrison 'comparable with Cornwall': The Independent
Katy Guest

'I had to think – she's a terrorist': The Times

They 'got it wrong': (Jul 27)
Alana Fearon

British Army website discusses ways to kill Adams and McGuinness: (from the Sunday Tribune, Jul 29)
Suzanne Breen

A brutal truth: (Jul 27)

Should we already be wishing Blair was back?: (from the Irish News, Jul 28)
James Kelly

Face off!: Sunday Life (Jul 29)

Military mindset still governs the UDA's thinking: Sunday Life (Jul 29)
Brian Rowan

A Warrior for Peace: Seven Days (Vermont)
Peter Freyne

Bill of rights will help 'society express its vision for future': (from the Irish News, Jul 28)
William Graham

Wright inquiry faces court challenge: UTV Internet

No complaints over legal appointments: (from the Irish News, Jul 27)
Bimpe Fatogun

Omagh probe gardaí will not testify in civil action: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

Victims' group 'shocked' by report: (Jul 27)
Áine McEntee

Victims of violence lend support to David's campaign for compensations: Sunday Life (Jul 29)
Stephen Breen

'New Irish' help to keep the faith: The Times
David Sharrock

Night O'Neill brought bigotry issue to a head: The Times
Graham Spiers

Detention lessons: The Guardian
Duncan Campbell

Sunday, July 29

Bernadette Devlin – I'm uniquely qualified to bring lasting peace to Northern Ireland: Independent on Sunday
Peter Standford

'Why are we funding violent UDA?': The Observer
Henry McDonald

UDA feud proves loyalism has a long way to go: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

UDA's Belfast brick scam:
Alana Fearon

The INLA hasn't gone away either, you know . . .: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

Troops out at last!:
Áine McEntee

Ulster – A Farewell To Arms: Sunday Herald
Rachelle Money

British Army exit from North is watershed says republican:
Áine McEntee

A troubled history – the Black Watch in Ulster: Sunday Herald
Trevor Royle

Stalker to assist in shoot-to-kill case: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Solicitor slams HET probe as a 'whitewash':
Áine McEntee

Two things block us joining the Commonwealth: history and bigotry: Sunday Independent
Marc Coleman

Scotland exempt from UK flag plan: BBC

Patriots poles apart as SNP raises the flag: Scotland on Sunday
Eddie Barnes

Saturday, July 28

Sinn Féin cannot pick and choose police says DUP: (from the Irish News)
Suzanne McGonagle

William McCrea is right 'the IRA has been defeated': The News Letter
Alex Kane

Funding linked to UDA 'must stop': BBC

Orange Order accused of ignoring parade plea: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Cops refuse to answer questions on double murder investigation:

Bomb suspects are released: The News Letter

Gun-running accused released on bail: UTV Internet

Man found not guilty of IRA membership:

More sectarian clashes feared in Magherafelt: Belfast Telegraph
Connla Young

A perfect solution to the Kesh debate:

Under 9% of prison officers Catholic: (from the Irish News)

NI police ombudsman cleared of leaking report:

Irish peacemaker returns: Cincinnati Enquirer
Patrick Crowley

Airline adds to growing optimism in the Province: The News Letter

Neil Lennon – I played on despite the death threats: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 22)
Victoria O'Hara

Why Free Derry Corner is now pretty in pink. . .: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Friday, July 27

£178m cost of Patten receives mixed reaction: The News Letter

SF meet police to discuss violence: (from the Irish News)
Suzanne McGonagle

It's an option – says Sinn Fein MLA: Derry Journal

Talks held over Orange hall attacks: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Calls for Orange hall law change: UTV Internet

Governments must end feud – UPRG: Derry Journal

Archbishop fears Love Ulster rally will bring trouble: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

McCartney welcomes meeting on Irish Language Act: Derry Journal

Irish language act still a doubt says Poots: UTV Internet

Language consultation fails to meet needs of Irish speakers: (from the Irish News)
Gerry Adams

'No promises' over Irish language: BBC
Martina Purdy

Stadium becomes political football: Ulster Herald

'John Hume Airport' bid 'outrageous' – Campbell: Derry Journal

Blitzed DIY store back in business: Belfast Telegraph
Connla Young

Loyalist estate paints a new picture for future: The News Letter
Rebecca Black

Bank is creating 149 jobs in Belfast: The Times
David Sharrock

Plastic Paddy and the four camels of the Apocalypse: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Thursday, July 26

Sinn Fein earns £819,000; UUP £176,000 in the red: Belfast Telegraph

North-South work can 'change face of politics' – Durkan: Derry Journal

Sinn Fein now just another political party: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

NIO kid-glove treatment of UDA disgraceful: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Report into victims appointment: BBC

Victims' commissioner appointment a 'sop to DUP': UTV Internet

£300m – cost of probing the past: The News Letter

Groups' concern at consultation panel: (from the Irish News)
Aoife McKeever and William Graham

Woodward – 'No shrine at Maze': UTV Internet

Anger as hoax devices cause major disruption: Derry Journal
Tina Curran

Get your 'oar' in for peace: Newry Democrat

American trips 'have big pay off': BBC

Sooner attacks cease, better: (from the Irish News, Jul 19)

US festival 'successfully rediscovers' Northern Ireland: UTV Internet

Local gaeilgeoiri confident on Language Act: Derry Journal

Wednesday, July 25

Attacks scupper bid to heal UDA split: Belfast Telegraph

UPRG issues challenge following meetings over feud: The News Letter

The same old diet?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

It's time for the UDA to go away: (from the Irish News, Jul 23)

Community deny UVF show of strength:
Ciarán Barnes

More troops out as Army decides to call time on Ulster Troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

NI military operation to be downgraded: UTV Internet

Army review unsurprising: (from the Irish News, Jul 6)

City alert linked to Orde visit: BBC

Three questioned on station bomb: BBC

Dissidents linked to 71 attacks – report: (from the Irish News)
Claire Simpson

Minister has 'doubts' on plans for Maze centre: The News Letter

McGuinness rules out Maze memorial: UTV Internet

Sport shouldn't be used as a political football:
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Murder inquiries hit £220m, and counting: The News Letter

Maskey calls for Stalker to be made public:

Delay for Nelson hearings: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 23)
Chris Thornton

One of Disappeared 'buried in France': The News Letter

Adams to meet DUP Minister over Irish Language Act:

Protestant imbalance 'must be addressed': The News Letter
Richard Sheriff

SF Seanad win will 'rebuild' party: UTV Internet

MP calls for Ireland to join Commonwealth: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Tuesday, July 24

McGuinness praises 'fabulous' golfers and political progress: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Mundane McGuinness meeting welcome change for Ahern: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

McGuinness on historic developments – Milestones, not millstones: Derry Journal

UUP leader calls for McCrea clarification: The News Letter

Stability and peace assured: The News Letter

From destructive rupture to practical friendship: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

£400m roads to uniting Ireland?: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Northern Ireland business leaders unite to appeal for corporation tax reduction: The Independent
Andy McSmith

Taoiseach 'supports unity over NI business tax': Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Economy is NI's 'next big battle': BBC

McGuinness wants 'Celtic Tiger' to growl in the North: Derry Journal

We need a return to old republican values: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Six held in probe after Carrick violence: UTV Internet

Three to face terrorism charges: BBC

Appeal for calm in loyalist estate: The News Letter

UDA plays down talk of feud as weekend violence is condemned: Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

Tensions remain high: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Loyalists at crossroads with no end in sight to feuding: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Loyalist gangs must have no role in society: The News Letter

Policing should be left to the police: Belfast Telegraph

Humility in Dalai Lama's heartfelt but simple call: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

Poots urged to name date for selection of stadium site: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

GAA 'rules out city stadium plan': BBC

Call to rename airport in honour of Hume: Derry Journal

Northern lessons will help Blair – up to a point: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Monday, July 23

Retaliation fear after policeman shooting: The Independent
Michael McHugh

Man arrested after police officer shot: The News Letter

Five held after loyalist violence: BBC

McGuinness to meet Ahern in Dublin: UTV Internet

McGuinness seeking investment funds: RTE

Embrace signals hope for all of Ireland: Derry Journal

Let's have more faith in politics: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Whitewell agreement on flags pay off: (Jul 20)
Alana Fearon

Disenchanted find hope in Mournes monastery: (from the Irish News, Jul 17)
Denis Tuohy

Children's safety the key issue at interfaces: (Jul 20)

Ruane preparing to clear way for better cross-border cooperation: (from the Irish News, Jul 5)
Simon Doyle

Call to reveal cost of informers: BBC
Chris Summers

'Nothing to learn' from Paras role in killings: (from the Irish News, Jul 6)
Seamus McKinney

Sunday, July 22

Ahern approves grant to UVF stronghold: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Policeman shot in Northern Ireland: Sunday Telegraph

PSNI have still much to prove: (Jul 20)
Jonathan Martin

Why I would support a Sinn Fein revolution in the North: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

O'Loan to interview Stalker: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Residents 'intimidated' by marchers: (Jul 20)
Alana Fearon

Orange Order must adhere to Christian ethos: (from the Irish Times, Jul 17)
by Brian Kennaway

'Crucifixion' involved being shot in hands, knees and feet: (from the Irish News, Jul 19)

Tax cut drive gathers momentum: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 18)
Robin Morton

Brown firm on North's corporation tax rate: Sunday Business Post
Colm Heatley

Gordon is unlikely to put money where mouth isn't: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

'I've no doubt Bertie and Brown will get on': Sunday Independent
Daniel McConnell

Saturday, July 21

Loyalists 'committed to ending criminality':

UDA power struggle at an end: UTV Internet

Racketeers must now pay the price: Belfast Telegraph

New Northern Secretary Visits U.S.: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Truth and tribalism: The Guardian
Fintan O'Toole

RUC shoot-to-kill incident in 1982 to be re-examined: Irish Independent
Chris Anderson

Ongoing trials to be completed after diplock court abolition: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 18)
Sam Lister

Up your . . . Orangefest!: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 18)

Council funded bonfire slammed after UVF address: (Jul 17)
Ciarán Barnes

Robinson open-minded on Maze site: BBC

Noxious cell blocks must be destroyed: The News Letter

American honour for Joe Cahill: (Jul 18)
Damian McCarney

John Reid – Kurdish issue comparable to Northern Ireland: Londra Gazette
Ramis Çizer

English parliament must be in new constitution: Daily Telegraph (Jul 4)
Simon Heffer

Friday, July 20

UUP anger over cross-border forum plan: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Body can build a more prosperous island: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

A promising new game: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Eleventh bonfire praised: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Commission praises peaceful parades:

UFF flag, pistol found in Omagh: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

Three ex-RUC officers are 'exonerated' by Goggins over collusion inquiry – MP: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

'Officers served with distinction': The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Ex-officer glad to be exonerated: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

'Police officers were charged with murder and acquitted': UTV Internet

Pledge to publish 'cover-up' report: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Shoot to kill inquiry to be reopened: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

'Stalker' probe to be reopened: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Fresh inquiry 'would be burden': BBC

Fears for future of collusion probes as government refuses to provide funds: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Northern Ireland ombudsman questions powers of MI5: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Residents should go to PSNI says Sinn Fein MP: Newry Democrat

Time to get tough on criminality: The News Letter

'Punishment' attacks almost a thing of the past: (from the Irish News)

More Protestants needed to fill civil service positions: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Meeting over make-up of civil service workforce: (from the Irish News)
Diana Rusk

Ulster Unionists condemn city name change moves: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Newcastle flags 'war of words' rumbles on: Down Democrat

Cops should take down Dunmurry flags says councillor:
Damian McCarney

Special Branch chiefs 'wrong to stay silent': The News Letter

New barrister boycotts Bar to protest 'meaningless' Irish rule: Irish Independent
Katherine Donnelly

Thursday, July 19

Orange hall attacks investigated: BBC

A Filipino perspective on parades: — link repaired Jul 20
Floven dairo

A blight on the Twelfth: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Loyalist denies dissidents threat: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Bomb explodes near border: UTV Internet

Don't mind me, I'm stupid and know nothing about anything: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

Curious tourists storm Stormont: BBC
Martina Purdy

Welcome spirit of cooperation: (from the Irish News)

MPs hail Paisley as best opponent: BBC

The united Ireland bubble has well and truly burst: The News Letter
William McCrea

Gerry Adams: LA City Beat
Michael Collins

Cupla focal barely distinguishes monotone mob: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Funding threat to collusion murders probe: UTV Internet

The army can be proud of its legacy: Belfast Telegraph

We're going nowhere: Sunday Life (Jul 15)

We must wipe out suicide bombers: (from the Irish Daily Star, Jul 16)
John Coulter

A very civil separation: The Scotsman
Peter McMahon

Wednesday, July 18

Ministers meet in Armagh: UTV Internet

McGuinness predicts 'large leaps forward' in the peace process: Derry Journal

'We're entering new territory': Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham and Gene McKenna

North's leaders vow to build a strong future: Irish Examiner
Ian Graham and Senan Hogan

North South talks sound optimistic note: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionist leaders claim credit for BIC meeting: The News Letter

Ice age ends and spring reigns for Big Ian & Co: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Paisley declares ice-age is over: BBC
Martina Purdy

IRA has been defeated: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Power-sharing begins to get results: Belfast Telegraph

Fresh talks on 'peace dividend' for Ulster: Belfast Telegraph

The north is not Brown's priority: (from the Irish News)

Orange Halls attacked: UTV Internet

Tricolour call to order: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Orangefest and the Unionist tradition: Derry Journal
Gerry Murray

Sober suits make way for defiant fun of Orangefest: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Zero tolerance... and no excuses:
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Paterson and Rea in policing talks: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Loyalist gun attacks 'have dropped to zero': The News Letter

UDA installs new interim leadership: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Sectarian threats are 'nonsense' – claim: The News Letter

Derry Protestants 'under attack': Derry Journal

Poots to meet Adams over Irish Language Act: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Group to be tasked with Derry name change bid: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Privy Council could decide on city's name: Derry Journal

Former rugby player receives courage award: (from the Irish News)
Bimpe Fatogun

Tuesday, July 17

Ministers meeting for North-South talks:

Paisley attending North-South Council: RTE

Terrorism tops agenda as Ahern and Brown hold airport summit: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham and Gene McKenna

PM predecessors 'left NI in mess': BBC

Brown needs pressed over economic aid: The News Letter

Snapping left to summit photocall: BBC
Martina Purdy

Order keen to begin talks with nationalists: The News Letter

Why did Order fly flag for my brother's killer?: Belfast Telegraph
Stephen Breen

Attacks on halls raised by Paisley during talks: (from the Irish News)

The March of Progress: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

Orange Order will wither or face radical change: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

UDA 'cutting out the macho stuff': Sunday Life (Jul 15)

Council in fresh petition over city name: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Curfew example of 'poor decision-making': (from the Irish News, Jul 6)
Seamus McKinney

After 38 years of action Operation Banner is finally wound down: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Monday, July 16

Prime Minister Brown on NI visit: BBC

Ahern and Brown have first meeting: RTE

McGuinness – 'My hope for future': UTV Internet

New Northern politics rubbish unionist myths: Sunday Business Post (Jul 15)
Tom McGurk

First Twelfth with political unity but where is fanfare?: (from the Irish News, Jul 14)
James Kelly

Why is the Twelfth so doggone boring?: Sunday Life (Jul 15)
Lynda Gilby

Orange disorder: Sunday Business Post (Jul 15)
Colm Heatley

Republicans to the rescue after loyalist banner stolen: Sunday Life (Jul 15)
Alan Murray

Attack on PSNI put lives at risk: (from the Irish News, Jul 14)

DUP said Trimble was going down pan: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 10)
Noel McAdam

Ex-cops split over collusion report – McCord: Sunday Life (Jul 15)
Stephen Breen

Butchers' trail of terror during '76: (Jul 13)

Army 'not taking into account loss of human life on Bloody Sunday': (from the Irish News, Jul 6)
Seamus McKinney

Blair 'humbled' at meeting with Omagh victims: Belfast Telegraph (Jul 10)
Matthew McCreary

Spoken Irish to die out in next 20 years, new report predicts: Irish Independent
Brian McDonald

N. Ireland teens overcome differences: The Courier Times (Jul 11)
Kendra Gentry

Hotelier sees 'sea change' in Northern business: Sunday Business Post (Jul 15)
Simon Carswell


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