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Sunday, June 15

Culture Minister will not to chat with McGuinness outside Stormont: The News Letter

Old tensions resurfacing in 'dire' Stormont atmosphere: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Sinn Fein plagued by dilemma as party meets US commander-in-chief: Irish News

Sinn Féin savours sweet taste of success: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Irish not ready to give up our rights: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk


DUP rewards 'its' troops by trashing Magna Carta: Irish News
James Kelly

What did DUP get for votes on 42 days?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Iris may be a bigot but she's not a killer: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Iris in eye of the storm: Irish News
Newton Emerson

'Don't be dead heroes,' IRA gang told gardai, soldiers: Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Morrison 'appeal grounds unknown': Irish News

Fatal McCartney pub fight 'was just a bit of nonsense': Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Fraud probe at charity for ex-prisoners: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Blair set to recount Ahern dealings in new autobiography: Sunday Business Post
Niamh Connolly

Saturday, June 14

Ireland Derails a Bid to Recast Europe's Rules: New York Times
Sarah Lyall & Stephen Castle

Ireland delivers stunning blow to Europe's leaders: The Guardian
Ian Traynor & Henry McDonald

Unionists welcome No vote: The News Letter

Adams credits the 'Mary Lou factor': Irish Independent
Michael Brennan

Ireland says 'No' to Treaty of Lisbon – and 'No' say all of us: Daily Telegraph

Getting their Irish up: Boston Globe

Ireland's EU vote: The Herald

Tory anger at DUP for 'saving Brown': The News Letter

Crack of whip ... and of bones as PM enjoys luck of the Irish: The Herald
Michael Settle

UK's security should always be paramount: The News Letter

Internment by another name: Irish News

Agreement on Tour of the North parade welcomed: The News Letter

Dissidents in bid to disrupt parade talks: The News Letter

Adams visit cools US/UK relations: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Hillary Defeat Is Our Loss: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Police quizzed man over the gun used to pistol-whip him: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Civil service 'Irish bias' claim: BBC

Nelson client looses legal bid: UTV Internet

IRA kidnap gang 'captured' seven gardai and soldiers: Irish Independent
Diarmaid MacDermott and Bronagh Murphy

GAA chief's regret at Poots's removal: Irish News
Paddy Heaney

Britain should get rid of the monarchy, says UN: Daily Telegraph
Nick Allen

McGuinness calls for army base transformation: UTV Internet

Condemn, but don't prosecute: Belfast Telegraph

The Trial of the Raytheon 9: (May 30)
Shaun Harkin

Raytheon 6 cleared: Derry Journal (Jun 11)

Raytheon disappointed by verdict: BBC (Jun 12)

Friday, June 13

Acceptance speeches strike a similar tone: Irish News
Jim Gibney

The New Partners: Irish Voice/

British army recruiting Irish troops: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Loyalist's Stormont raid cost taxpayer £500k: The News Letter

Allister supports abusive protest against president: Irish News
Diana Rusk

The simple gesture that offers hope: Belfast Telegraph

Peaceful summer in sight with march deal: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Order slams council's change in bunting policy: The News Letter

DUP 'in driving seat' after terror Bill vote: The News Letter

Brown denies 42-days deal as battle moves to Lords: The Times
Francis Elliott

Why should Democratic Unionists hold us to ransom?: The Independent
Dominic Lawson

Omagh garda accused of rehearsing evidence: Irish News

Gardai credibility challenged at Omagh bomb civil case: Ulster Herald
Ronan McSherry

Don Tidey recalls 1983 kidnap 'battleground':

Man suing Iris Robinson over her comments on gays: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

U.S. IRA Men Start Campaign: Irish Voice/
Cahir O'Doherty

Integrated college to shut after five years: Irish News

Vote decides our future too: Ulster Herald

Scouts refuse to allow boy who won't swear to Queen: Daily Telegraph
Auslan Cramb

Thursday, June 12

'Honeymoon period over' – McGuinness: Derry Journal

Parties must work closely for the Union: The News Letter

McAleese protesters 'living in the past': Irish News
Simon Doyle

Climate 'not right' for McAleese visit: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Exorcise our past ghosts: Belfast Telegraph

Head was right not to cave in: Irish News

DUP votes save Brown from Commons defeat on terror Bill: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

£1.2bn carrot for Ulster staved off defeat, claim Tories: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt, Patrick Wintour and David Hencke

DUP deny government bought votes: BBC

Firebrand unionists prepared for compromise: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Unionists content with parish pump politics: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Criticism of gay people harmful says McGuinness: Irish News

Iris should meet a few gay people: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Robinson gay remarks 'outrageous': Sunday Journal

Former IRA chief on trial for 1983 kidnap of Tidey: Irish Independent
Colm Kelpie

I was sacked from Billy Wright probe: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Hamill family in tribunal call: Irish News

Cross the Irish Sea for great opportunities: The Independent
Liz Lightfoot

Irish peace claims did for Hillary's political campaign: Irish News
Ray O'Hanlon

Irish to decide fate of revision: Washington Times
David R. Sands

Ireland should vote no to EU treaty: Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, June 11

Protesters jeer president during school visit: UTV Internet

UUP agrees to cross-party talks plan:

Unionism 'will not benefit from parties merging': The News Letter

DUP position is enhanced by reshuffle: The News Letter

Papering over the cracks: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 9)

Calls for Iris to resign over gay 'abomination' remarks: Irish News
Claire Simpson and William Graham

Iris Robinson invited to visit Derry's Rainbow Project: Derry Journal

Robinson – no regrets over gay comments: Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Limavady is as bigoted as ever – Rev Armstrong: Derry Journal

Three is Sinn Fein's 'magic number': Derry Journal

Bombing accused fails to turn up for hearing: Irish News

Man for court over 1983 Tidey kidnap:

Nelson client in bid to halt disclosures: Irish News

Wright inquiry lawyer 'dismissed': BBC

New minister vows to treat all sports equally: Belfast Telegraph

DUP likely to rescue Brown in 42 day vote: The Guardian
Patrick Wintour and Vikram Dodd

Fury required in campaign to salvage justice in Britain: Irish News
Susan McKay

The PM's difficulty is our opportunity: Belfast Telegraph

SF figure suspended over abuse allegation: Sunday Life
Stephen Breen

Most parties in north are anti-treaty: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Tuesday, June 10

Sinn Fein attacked over 'brinkmanship': The News Letter

UUP considers round-table talks: RTE

Robinson shows his hand: The News Letter

Stormont feelgood magazine binned as parties wrangle: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Why the DUP can't keep on saying 'no': Derry Journal

Martin and Ian on the couch: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Collett

Edwin Poots gets the shove from the Stormont Execuitve: UTV Internet

Assembly to be sued over human rights: The News Letter

Reflection on conflict inadequate in private: Irish News
Roy Garland

Bands may ask SF to help marshal parades: The News Letter

School head warned over McAleese: BBC

Real IRA claim Creggan shooting: Derry Journal

Garda denies concocting Omagh evidence:

McCartney trial – row was a "storm in a teacup": UTV Internet

Iris Robinson the subject of police investigation over homosexuality remarks: (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

Robinson defiant over gay comments: The News Letter

Minister defends wife in gay row: BBC

Gay men urged to out DUP members after MP's 'abomination' remark: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Mrs Robinson should have kept quiet: Belfast Telegraph

First Minister condemns homophobic attacks: The News Letter

Amnesty in appeal to unionist MPs: BBC

Monday, June 9

Government deny DUP deal over terror laws: UTV Internet

Shoukri outcome is hard to accept: Irish News (Jun 7)

Northern Ireland's 'first lady' probed by police over gay hate rant on BBC radio show: Mail on Sunday

First Minister's appointment 'overshadowed': The News Letter (Jun 7)

A long series of unionist gaffes over issue of sexuality: Irish News (Jun 7)

Brennan is moved out of solitary: (from the Irish Echo)
Jim Dee

Economic apartheid has to be addressed: Andersonstown News (Jun 7)

Assembly debate is 'compass on thinking': The News Letter (Jun 7)

'Drugs are destroying Shantallow' – claims 32CSM: Derry Journal (May 27)

'Life' of the nation at stake in referendum: (from Hibernian Magazine)

Sunday, June 8

Downing Street talks produce 'clarity': The News Letter

Confidence in NI not damaged – SF: BBC

The perilous political journey hits a pothole: Irish News
William Graham

North's new first minister to unveil his team: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Issues behind London talks brought back to home soil: Irish News
William Graham

Keep to the bargain for good politics: Andersonstown News
Des Wilson

Finally 'Punt' Robinson is in the role he has craved: Irish News
James Kelly

Stalling change... but there really is no stopping it now: Andersonstown News

Parade body in North: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

Row over Shoukri's '2-month' sentence: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey and Liz Trainor

Shoukri to go free by August after getting 'lenient' jail term: Irish News
Allison Morris

"Don't be letting these b******s do this to us," I told Robert McCartney: (from the Sunday Tribune)
Suzanne Breen

Paramilitary-style shooting condemned: Irish News

SF accuse mayor of abuse of office: Irish News (Jun 4)

Mayor denies bid to block hurling award: The News Letter (Jun 5)

An a-Maze-ing power fix for the Assembly: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 2)
Pól Ó Muirí

Sinn Fein at the heart of the anti-Lisbon lunatic menagerie: Sunday Independent
John Dillon

Come on Ireland – say no to the treaty: The Sunday Times

Obama's aura of newness attracting Irish Americans: Irish News (Jun 4)
Ray O'Hanlon

'Woolly liberals' risk UK 'moral bankruptcy': Derry Journal (Jun 4)

Put the Union to the vote, says Frank Field: The Sunday Times
Jason Allardyce

Leading Irish finance expert urges Scotland – 'Follow our example and go for independence': Sunday Herald
Ian Fraser and Colin Donald

Saturday, June 7

Robinson, McGuinness meet for 6 hours:

Critics will not deter us – Robinson: The News Letter

'Now it's time we started to deliver': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

DUP fury at 'savage attack' by Sir Reg: The News Letter

Atmosphere of crisis, claims Sir Reg: The News Letter

Will the politicians sing from the same song sheet?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Robinson hits the ground running: Belfast Telegraph

Paisley quietly retires to the back benches: The News Letter

All quiet, then republican rotors raise riddle: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Parting gifts for Martin's mate: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Paisley will be a difficult act to follow: The News Letter

'Better times' ahead for Protestants – Campbell: Derry Journal

Outlaw the gang thugs: Belfast Telegraph

IRA Men Need Legal Status: Irish Voice/

Ex-UN rapporteur regrets 'not saving Nelson's life': Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Shoukri 'saved from longer term': BBC

Omagh relatives might never recover court told: Irish News

Witness denies identity mistake: Irish News

Limavady Mayor a Canadian citizen: Derry Journal

Poots' office rental deal with his wife: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Civil servants 'blocked stadium plan': UTV Internet

Ireland 'could reject EU treaty': Daily Telegraph
Toby Helm

Friday, June 6

Tensions return to Ulster politics as Paisley says farewell: The Guardian
Owen Bowcott

Martin McGuinness makes parting gift of poetry to Ian Paisley: The Times
David Sharrock

Paisley offers farewell wishes to McGuinness: The News Letter

Rivals unite for Northern Ireland: The Scotsman
Michael McHugh

Parties still locked in talks: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

SF and DUP 'cost us £1bn': Newry Democrat

NI ministers meet PM on first day: BBC
Martina Purdy

Boneheaded stubborness or crisis of confidence?: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Die hard with a vengeance: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Shifting shapes up in Stormont: Ulster Herald

Crisis bordered on the ludicrous: Irish News

'Dissidents tried to wreck conference' – Orde: The News Letter

Consummate politician deserves mayoral role: Irish News
Jim Gibney

Peace walls are barriers to ministry: The News Letter

New DPP chair a pain in the bum – Kerr: Impartial Reporter

Witness 'saw white-haired man swipe at McCartney': Irish News

Pathologist gives evidence at McCartney trial: RTE

Lawyer in Wright probe quits: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Victims' Commission to meet in city: Newry Democrat

McAleese honours the 'debt' owed to young bomb victims: Irish Independent
Mike Hornby

Anger at BNP leaflet drop in Antrim: (Jun 3)

Belfast – the film set: The Economist

Thursday, June 5

Gordon Brown secures continuation of Northern Ireland peace process: Daily Telegraph
Rosa Prince

Paisley handover marred by Sinn Fein 'evil': The Times
David Sharrock

Adams – Talks with PM were full and frank: Belfast Telegraph
Sam Lister

Attempts to stop power hand over would be "evil" – Paisley: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Salmond praises Stormont leaders: The Herald
Douglas Fraser

Deal makers: UTV Internet
Kein Reid

Devolution of Policing and Justice a non-issue with voters: (from the News Letter)
Liam Clarke

The price Sinn Fein could pay if it pulls plug: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Sham fight hides other SF agendas: The News Letter

'Nasty party' is Paisley's legacy to Norn Iron: Irish News
Brian Feeney

We'll bring the DUP to account – Allister: The News Letter

Man in bid to get apology from Paisley: The News Letter

Paisley owes family redress: Irish News

'We need to heal division' – SDLP's Diver is new mayor: Derry Journal

Omagh – tears in court: Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth

Witness 'saw' attack on McCartney: BBC

Trial for accused police bomber: Irish News

Bouncer murder carried out with 'expertise': Derry Journal

Ruane 'right' to approve Irish funding: Irish News
Simon Doyle

Ruane's reputation takes a battering: Belfast Telegraph

IFA, FAI still at odds over eligibility issue: Derry Journal

McAleese visits Warrington centre: BBC

We must talk to the enemy: The Guardian
Peter Hain

Wednesday, June 4

Parties in stand-off as Adams meets PM: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

No collapse on cards say parties: Irish News
William Graham

One day left to save Stormont: Belfast Telegraph
Matthew McCreary

Is Sinn Fein playing call my bluff?: BBC
Martina Purdy

A real crisis?: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Can Big Ian make up his mind?: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

And Goodbye Adams?: (from Parliamentary Brief, Apr 08)
Anthony McIntyre

Time to get tough on loyalist guns: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein's Hartley is new Belfast mayor: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Unionist row over Belfast Mayor: The News Letter
Bryan Gray

Deal claims as SF man is new mayor: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Axe drink-fuelled Orange parades: (from the Irish Daily Star)
John Coulter

'Leave peace wall in place': Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Sectarian trouble must be stopped: Derry Journal

McCartney friend 'quizzed by IRA': BBC

'Heaviest punishment' for Omagh suspects call: Irish News

La Mon survivor's fury at letter from council: The News Letter

Ex-INLA man's family thank police officer: Derry Journal

Better to invest in future than dwell on the past: Irish News
Breidge Gadd

Troubles review group report shows a necessary sleight of hand: Irish Examiner
Steven King

'Let past go' – new moderator: Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Anger over British army college recruitment: Sunday Journal (Jun 1)

White House press to bypass Belfast: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

'Is the SDLP fit for government?' – McCartney: Sunday Journal (Jun 1)

Wilson slams Ruane's funds for Irish school: The News Letter

Confusion reigns in FAI/IFA spat: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Move means Dublin must play by rules: The News Letter

Why such a Hugh and cry over al-Qaida?: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

'British national day' plan angers Scotland: Daily Telegraph
Simon Johnson

Tuesday, June 3

SF to meet Brown amid threat to block DUP: RTE

Robinson in job for day and already facing a crisis: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

Sinn Fein refuses to comment on McGuinness renomination: Irish News
Margaret Canning

Tough decisions ahead for a man aiming to deliver: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Despite Robinson's rhetoric the DUP said yes: Irish News
Roy Garland

Normal news is good news: The Guardian

Robinson must work for all: Irish News

Robinson's olive branch to UUP: The News Letter

Empey rules out marriage of convenience with DUP: Irish News
William Graham

A genuine courtship could prove mutually beneficial: The News Letter

Mr Paisley has donned an angel's mantle – for today: Irish News
Tom Kelly

It's time for loyalists to bite the bullet: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

Michael Stone trial halted as he dismisses counsel: UTV Internet

Standards probes linger for Paisleys: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Paisley to be asked to retract false allegation: Irish News
Margaret Canning

Murder accused 'gouged' McCartney's face – witness: Irish Independent
Paul Higgins

Murder was cold-blooded execution: BBC

Hands off NI players, FIFA tells Republic: Belfast Telegraph
Robert Fenton

FAI braced for FIFA clash over Northern eligibility: Irish Independent
Neil Ahern

Catholic families seek housing transfers: UTV Internet

'Outsiders' blamed for interface trouble: Derry Journal

Belfast City Council elects SF mayor:

Maze stadium plan at a dead end: Belfast Telegraph

Monday, June 2

'I doubt justice will ever be done and it angers me': The News Letter (May 29)

Report says that families should have an apology: North Belfast News (May 30)
Áine McEntee

The victims of the Troubles have a right to the truth, if not justice: (from the Sunday Times, Jun 1)
Liam Clarke

IRA veterans accuse SF of censorship: (from the Sunday Tribune, Jun 1)
Suzanne Breen

"Telling police IRA business, do you think I'm f***ing nuts?": (from the Sunday Tribune, Jun 1)
Suzanne Breen

Finance, IFSC both resist jobs move to North: Sunday Independent (Jun 1)
Ronald Quinlan

Sinn Féin councillor asks why police let speedster go: Ulster Herald (May 29)
Ronan McSherry

Legal bid to access secret files: Irish News (May 30)

Gordon Brown 'bribes' Unionists to back 42-day terror vote: The Sunday Times (Jun 1)
David Leppard

President hails Northlands founder's work – 'Thank God for people like Denis Bradley': Derry Journal (May 30)

Bogside invite for Poots: Derry Journal (May 28)

A New Kind of Leader: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Increasing numbers of students turn backs on Irish: Irish Independent (May 30)
Katherine Donnelly

'No minutes' of talks on victims' commissioners: Irish News (May 30)

Assembly should put itself on international stage: South Belfast News (May 30)

Al-Qaida talks still far-fetched: Irish News (May 31)

Sunday, June 1

Paisley exits with a call to wind up IRA council: The Guardian
Jo Revill

'The sunset is nearer for me now': Irish News
William Graham

'Ian would never do anything against his conscience': The News Letter

Allister says Paisley pushed out: The News Letter

Monster Paisley created ate him and spat him out: Irish News
Patrick Murphy

Paisley looks beyond his political role: The News Letter

Robinson becomes DUP leader: The News Letter
Bryan Gray

Ulster Unionists now fit for battle – Empey: Belfast Telegraph
Matthew McCreary

The Robinson era begins: (from the Sunday Times)
Liam Clarke

And it's over to you Mr Robinson: BBC
Jim Fitzpatrick

Robinson takeover under threat: Belfast Telegraph
Victor Gordon and Maureen Coleman

Messiah for the North: Sunday Business Post
Garvan Grant

The politics of the here and now: Andersonstown News
Des Wilson

Dissident republican threat 'is at its greatest': The News Letter

Funder will take flags into account: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

Shoukri judge breaks to 'consider politics': Irish News
Allison Morris

IRA role in McCartney tragedy laid bare in court: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

'No evidence' on collusion: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

A special report on the Bloody Sunday inquiry: The Sunday Times
Philip Jacobson

Omagh families want Spanish judge to have a role in inquiry: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Peace lines in Belfast: North Belfast News
Martin Morgan

New brand of collusion: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Burying hate as a gesture of reconciliation: South Belfast News
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir


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