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Monday, June 30

UK set to legislate for North monitoring body: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Call to end unionist row: BBC

Party 'split over policy': BBC

The Battle for the Soul of Unionism: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Unionism - which way forward?: The Guardian
Gregory Campbell & Steven King

Hopes high for historic deal to end Drumcree parade dispute: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Life on the run - Gina's misery in exile: Sunday Life
Stephen Breen

For God, Ulster and Notting Hill: (from the the People, Jun 29)
Liz Trainor

Why can’t MOD and NIO answer simple question?: (from, Jun 20)
Andrea McKernon

Yank's terror tale stuns Irish court: New York Daily News (Jun 29)
Tracy Connor

U.S. attorney weighs in on reporters' transcripts: Chicago Sun Times (Jun 26)
Steve Warmbir

Garda body and Sinn Fein resist North-South police bill: Sunday Independent (Jun 29)
Jim Cusack

Catholic prejudice and its blanket of power are everywhere: Sunday Independent (Jun 29)
Emer O'Kelly

What's unbelievable is that nobody listens to atheists: The Sunday Times (Jun 29)
John Burns

Irish government `helped the British' during Troubles: Sunday Business Post (Jun 29)
Paul T Colgan

The selling of the new 'Norn Iron': Belfast Telegraph (Jun 23)
Marie Foy

Troubles take toll on health: BBC (Jun 23)

Father's Murder Continues to Haunt 'Fatalistic' Kielty: The News Letter (Jun 23)

This unspoken prejudice: The Observer (Jun 29)
Henry McDonald

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Soldier 'can't remember killings': BBC

Sunday, June 29

Trimble urges rebels to ‘pull back from brink’: The Sunday Times

Civil war deepens among Unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Marie Foy

UUP dispute 'could end in court': BBC
Mark Devenport

Shenanigans could slow march to peace: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Impasse reached on Trimble's rocky road: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Trimble's better off alone than badly accompanied: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Patience is running out in high places: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

If Blair could turn back time: Sunday Business Post
Michael Murray

Sinn Fein urge fresh elections to revitalise peace process: Scotland on Sunday
Christopher Claire

On-the-runs must wait for IRA to disarm: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Monitoring body has 'vital' role: BBC

Order plays down disaffiliation talks: (from the Irish News)
Bimpe Fatogun

Breakthrough close on Drumcree march route: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Strasbourg judgment on Finucane case expected this week: Sunday Business Post
Kieron Wood

'Flagging' up the annual Hardy issue: Belfast Telegraph

The ugly lessons of Northern Ireland are rearing up in Iraq: The Sunday Times
John Humphrys

UDA planned to assassinate CJ Haughey: Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

Omagh families' bid for justice runs short of cash: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Rupert suffers credibility problem: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

Spy Rupert tells tale of intrigue, terror and semtex-stuffed toys: Sunday Independent
Liz Walsh

Rupert - ‘McKevitt was No 1’: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan

RIRA welfare group abandons prisoner and family who weren’t grateful enough: (from, Jun 26)

Minister may face 'spy' questions: BBC

Saturday, June 28

Suspension of rebel MPs worsens Ulster Unionist party crisis: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

UUP rebels vow to fight suspension from party: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

Suspended Ulster Unionist MPs seek advice on legal challenge: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Trimble Faces Orange Revolt: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

Trimble must go, declares UUP rebel: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

DUP seeks talks with Blair: UTV Internet

Unionist power struggle stepping up a gear: Irish Independent

UUP wrangling: (from

Orangeism in Tension Over Political Role: The News Letter

Unionist row could destabilise process: Belfast Telegraph

Unionists dismiss Haass claim: UTV Internet

Republicans ‘must do their share for peace’: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Gentleman Jim and his legacy to Trimble: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Date set to challenge NI Labour membership ban: UTV Internet

Orangemen deny deal on Drumcree: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Security alert ahead of parade: BBC

Sincerity faces summer test: (from the Irish News)

Security Minister could face date in court: Belfast Telegraph

McKevitt trial mole tapes 'might put lives at risk': Irish Independent

Omagh bomb documentary swayed FBI witness's decision to testify: The Scotsman (Jun 27)
Ted Oliver

82% back integrated education: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 26)
Kathryn Torney

Lord Mayor Tells of his Vision for United Belfast: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

Holy Cross film sparks safety fears: (from

Friday, June 27

Unionists face a split, says rebel: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

No end in sight to UUP strife as marching season begins: Irish Independent
John Devine & Gene McKenna

Blair must back up Trimble in his struggle for the soul of the UUP: Irish Examiner
Pat Brosnan

Burnside warns about Stormont deadline: UTV Internet

Adams calls for autumn elections: RTE

Peace talks face delays: Irish Examiner

Helping loyalists 'find their way': BBC

Loyalists jailed for Dundee pub raid: The Times (Jun 18)
Shirley English

Inquiry judge's Dublin move: BBC
Maryann Maguire

When will Orangemen grow up?: (from

Police Shun RUC Heroes: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Shadow of the Troubles lingers: (from the Irish News)
Bimpe Fatogun

Provos shop IRA dissidents: Sunday Life (Jun 22)

McKevitt wanted Iraq’s support, court hears: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

McKevitt had hoped to forge Tamil ties, FBI agent tells court: The Independent
David McKittrick

Scappaticci hits out at Loyalists, media: (from

Workshops in schools challenge prejudice: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 17)
Sarah Brett

Guardian fails to get treason Act repealed: The Times
Frances Gibb

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Paras should not have been sent into Derry, says soldier: Irish Examiner
Kieran McDaid

Bloody Sunday border claim: UTV Internet

Nailbomber claims rejected: BBC

IRA 'used Bloody Sunday': (from the Irish News)
Seamus McKinney

Thursday, June 26

Rebel Unionists promise to fight expulsion move: The Times
David Charter

UUP talks over rebel MPs: BBC

Trimble prepares for crucial showdown: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Trimble-Donaldson struggle: The word on the streets: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Hutton

Agreement 'only way forward': BBC

Unionist split bodes ill for Good Friday agreement: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Jeffrey lacking in respect: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Doomed to disunion: The Guardian

Webs of spin conceal lack of real vision: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Right or wrong? - The British National Party and Ulster: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 24)
Mary Fitzgerald

Loyalists 'must end criminality': BBC

Holy Cross dispute in BBC film drama: (from the Irish News)
Marie Louise McCrory

A new first citizen takes up the chain: Irish World
Peter Kelly

O'Loan: Plastic bullets 'needed': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

'Search torture house for DNA of Scappaticci': (from The People, Jun 22)
Chris Anderson

Tony Blair was target of Real IRA plot, claims US spy: The Scotsman
Ted Oliver

McKevitt 'wanted bomb to overshadow Omagh': Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott & Liz Walsh

Tories cry foul: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Derek Warfield's Music -- Right for Aer Lingus?: Wild Geese
Roy Beggs Jr.

DUP man has set a good example: (from the Irish News)

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Bloody Sunday families remain defiant: Irish World
Paul Donovan

Bloody Sunday Inquiry update: UTV Internet

Wednesday, June 25

Trimble rebel move confirmed: UTV Internet

Unionist rump warms to Direct rule: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Rebel MPs discipline call: BBC

Failure of nerve forces the hand of three musketeers: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

What are UUP rebels saying?: (from the Irish News)

UUP's crisis has implications for all: Belfast Telegraph

Now Trimble Needs to do Some Defining: The News Letter

The Last Hard Case - Bleak, Stubborn Belfast: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Parade consent gets an angry reaction: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Gun 'was protection from Adair': BBC

Loyalist gangsters must be stopped, says Ford: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

McGuinness car 'attacked by mob': BBC

Mandela receives report on Finucane: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Fresh Calls for Inquiry Follow Collusion Claims: Derry Journal

At Trial of 'Real I.R.A.' Leader, Testimony on a Grisly Bombing: New York Times
Brian Lavery

Trial told of 'plot by Real IRA chief' to kidnap peers: The Independent
David McKittrick

Omagh blast 'shook Real IRA leader': The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

IRA dissident told mole ‘how to smuggle explosives in toys’: The Times
Christopher Walker

'Guidance' needed on unsolved murders: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O’Neill

Derek Warfield on His Aer Lingus Disappearing Act: Wild Geese
Tom Madigan

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

'Soldiers on Alert for Provo Attack': The News Letter
Kieran McDaid

Soldier denies lying over Bloody Sunday: UTV Internet

Tuesday, June 24

Hardline revolt splits Unionists: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Trimble in move to force rebel MPs out of party: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Rebel unionists ‘likely to quit the UUP’: The Herald
Michael Settle

Trimble undermined as Unionist rebels threaten to join Paisley: Daily Telegraph
Andrew Sparrow

Paisley extends an invite to UUP trio over joining DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

I cannot stomach our slow surrender to the IRA: The Times
Jeffrey Donaldson

Unionists' three-way split may prove terminal: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Trimble's credibility 'on the line': BBC
Mark Devenport

Turmoil in the UUP is nothing new: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

North's political landscape changing fast: Irish Independent


Real IRA suspect faces FBI spy: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Real IRA mole ‘was down to last $1,100’: The Times
Christopher Walker

Rupert - from a tourist to a spy: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

How an Irish tourist ended up working for the FBI and infiltrating dissident republicanism: Irish Independent

Saint Rose's $10,000 for speaker, not politics: Albany Times Union (Jun 21)
Alan Wechsler

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Para saw rifles in barrow: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

Soldiers 'on alert for IRA attack on Bloody Sunday': UTV Internet

Monday, June 23

Challenge to Trimble as three MPs to quit UUP whip: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Trimble to meet Ahern at the Dail: UTV Internet

Ahern convinces Blair of need for early poll in North: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Maskey calls for an end to stalemate in the North: Irish Independent
Isabel Hurley

Independence could be way ahead for Northern Ireland: The Scotsman
Duncan Hamilton

Officers reject truth forum: BBC

'Our war is far from over': Sunday Life (Jun 22)
Stephen Breen

Terror law to be extended as Real IRA threat lingers: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

US spy to appear in McKevitt case: RTE

Omagh relatives plead for € 40,000 transcript fee waiver: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

Group backs unmasked loyalist: BBC

Unmasking top UDA gangster: Sunday Life (Jun 22)
Stephen Breen

Paramilitaries convinced they still have role: (from The People, Jun 22)

PSNI missed bullet in murdered loyalist's coat: UTV Internet

Peaceline patrols to be increased: BBC (Jun 18)

The gags of prejudice: The Observer (Jun 22)
Anthony McIntyre

Left Right?: The Blanket (Jun 20)
Eamonn McCann

Short bombing probe extraordinary, says Ahern: Irish Examiner (Jun 18)
Michael O’Farrell

Call for minority religion schools: Irish Examiner (Jun 21)
Niall Murray

Sunday, June 22

Donaldson likely to stay in UUP and fight Trimble: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Donaldson set to part with UUP: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Time for the young pretender to quit?: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Liam Clarke meets Jeffrey Donaldson: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Arlene Foster’s UUP future in real doubt: Impartial Reporter

Paul Brady's Island is Trimble's Ireland: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

There is life outside poor old Land-of-No: (from the Irish News)
James Kelly

Gardai can join PSNI full-time: The Observer
Henry McDonald

UFF — 30 Years of Bloodshed: (from The People)

UDA violence leads to rise in prisoners: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

UDA boss Shoukri signs up as pin-up for fans: (from The People)
Joe Oliver

Senior loyalist unmasked: BBC

Adair gains a grandson, but his name will be Doherty: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Display of illegal flags must stop: (from the Irish News)

Spy's dark past overshadows the trial of Michael McKevitt: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

€1.7m RIRA spy will tell of London plot: Sunday Independent
Liz Walsh

Supergrass Rupert `hypnotised' by British agents: Sunday Business Post

A Master of the Ins and Outs Takes His Leave From State: Washington Post (Jun 20)
Nora Boustany

IRA bosses force out godfather of terror: (from The People)
Joe Oliver

Paper wins right to challenge PSNI: (from the Irish News)

North's business people want to join euro now: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Saturday, June 21

North poll meeting next month: Irish Independent

Donaldson's D-day over political future: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Trimble is not out of trouble as opposition grows: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

To the Rescue: New York Newsday (Jun 19)

Rudderless, Disunited... Headed for Disaster: Derry Journal

Journalists on peace mission: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin political donations way down: Irish Examiner (Jun 20)
Michael O’Farrell

British government must open the files: (from

Tensions run high Loyalist parade: UTV Internet

Order says no to road residents: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Rewarding intransigence: (from

An Orange spin on Drogheda M-way: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 9)
Alf McCreary

Wright Killing - MP Asks Who Let it Happen: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

FBI Spy had 40-Page File on McKevitt: The News Letter
Alan Erwin

Fresh calls for police to tackle flags issue: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O’Neill

Irish language cost 'a waste' says MP: Belfast Telegraph
Nigel Gould

Relatives of Dublin bomb victims relive black Friday: Irish Independent
Caroline Crawford & Ann O'Loughlin

Dublin bomb inquest unlikely to start before publication of independent probe: Irish Examiner
Sean Mac Carthaigh

Prosperous Ireland is living it up: Toronto Globe and Mail
Jeffrey Simpson

Greying of the green as birth rates take nose dive: Irish Independent (Jun 20)
Marese McDonagh

Friday, June 20

Brisk Mood as Trimble Gets Back to Business: The News Letter

Trimble win may be catalyst: Irish Independent
Brian Walker

IRA financed by illicit fuel: Irish Examiner
Cormac O'Keeffe

Youth Support PSNI Despite 'Harassment': The News Letter
Ian Starrett

Rogue republicans still a serious threat, admits Byrne: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Dissident Threat 'Remains High': The News Letter (Jun 18)

E-mail linked McKevitt to the Real IRA, says detective: Irish Independent
Diarmaid MacDermott

RIRA suspect had home searched: UTV Internet

Andersonstown News responds to column: Irish Echo
Mairtin O Muilleoir

MP 'has Wright murder details': BBC

Officers face rap for work on killing: (from the Irish News, Jun 18)
Sharon O’Neill

To bail or not to bail: (from, Jun 16)

Nationalists give cautious welcome to justice plan: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Justice system in the dock: (from

Sanders blames Tele for Ulster outburst: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

100 years in Clonard is celebrated: (from the Irish News, Jun 12)
Maeve Connolly

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

13 Shot for Good Reason - Soldier: The News Letter
Kieran McDaid

Major refuses family apology: BBC

Soldier tells inquiry of coming under fire: UTV Internet

Thursday, June 19

No signs of UUP healing divisions: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Focus Turns to Elections: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Lights go out and UUP looks set to split: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Ulster Unionists' David Beckham: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

No Assembly for decade - Taylor: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

'Pracise what you preach' - Durkan: UTV Internet

Donaldson should think carefully before breaking away from UUP: Irish Examiner
Noel Whelan

Bloom, UUC both heading nowhere new: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Thanks are due to Jeffrey: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Parties must look forward: (from the Irish News)

Haass to go if impasse solved: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Justice review plan published: BBC

New posts will check on the Justice system: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Mother refuses to meet Murphy: BBC

Keep Parades watchdog, warn nationalists: UTV Internet

Wright murder raised in Commons: BBC

Irish Trial Begins for Man Accused of Running Real I.R.A.: New York Times
Brian Lavery

'Terrorist leader told MI5 agent that Real IRA made Omagh bomb': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Real IRA trial told of £750,000 spy payment: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

McKevitt witness sold story, court told: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Double agent had no links with Ireland or with acts of terrorism: The Times
Christopher Walker

Opening day of trial descends into farce: Irish Independent
Helen Bruce

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Key Report by Army is 'Bogus': The News Letter

Soldier refuses to give evidence: BBC

General Jackson 'may be recalled': UTV Internet

Wednesday, June 18

Defeated unionist hints at joining Paisley's DUP: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Disaster feared as Trimble party heads for split: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Future uncertain for Donaldson and dissidents: Irish Independent
John Devine

'We may try for a further showdown': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

The Great Survivor: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Donaldson - What's his next move?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Donaldson ponders next move: BBC
Mark Devenport

No-score draw best describes the outcome: Irish Independent

Little comfort for unionists in vote: Belfast Telegraph

Paisley Sticks to Claim on RIR Redundancies: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Unionists abandoned claims RSF: (from the Irish News, Jun 16)
Brian Campbell

Colombia 3 judge 'not hearing key evidence': Irish Independent

Colombia trial adjourned until end July: RTE

Court backs Scappaticci in Stakeknife battle: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

RUC informer to lose police protection: (from the Irish News)
Barry McCaffrey

Trial set for suspect linked to Omagh bombing: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Bomb attack is foiled: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Dissidents Offer No Hope: Derry Journal

Everyone has Part to Play in Fighting Crime: The News Letter

Crippling Critique: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Loyalists deny McCullough threats: UTV Internet

Mad Dog's backing for 'happy clapper' CoCo: Sunday Life (Jun 15)
Stephen Breen

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

'I was in control' - Major: BBC

Tuesday, June 17

Ulster Protestant Leader Defeats Challenger: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Trimble survives challenge but may not prevent party split: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Donaldson's future in doubt after Trimble survives crucial vote: The Independent
David McKittrick

New crisis for Northern Ireland peace process: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Focus on Size of Trimble Win: The News Letter
Ciaran McKeown

Crunch showdown - Haven't we been here before?: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Papering over the cracks gets harder for unionists: Irish Independent

Nationalists must share blame if Trimble's ousted: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Blood on the floor seems a possibility: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Defining moment for Unionist Party: Belfast Telegraph

Leader Needs to Produce a Touch of Steel: The News Letter

Alliance hits out at Joint Declaration: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Garda could patrol streets in the north: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Tory suspended over RIR remarks: BBC

Victim’s mother in fury over top job for Spellar: The Sunday Times (Jun 15)
Lucy Adams

Will rule of law prevail?: (from the Irish News, Jun 14)

Covert operation foiled bomb plot: The Times
Daniel McGrory

Risking lives to what end?: (from the Irish News)

Trial of 'Colombia three' resumes: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Nutted — Army destruction of documents wrecks Stevens probe: (from The People)
Greg Harkin

Family of murdered Loyalist facing death threats, claims brother: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Priest calls on IRA to reveal fate of father who vanished: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

Soldier 'appalled' by shootings: BBC

Troops fired at on Bloody Sunday: UTV Internet

Monday, June 16

Day of reckoning for Trimble and the Good Friday agreement: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

No hope of compromise as UUP faces a defining vote: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Trimble faces party split over leadership: The Times
David Lister

Unionism at risk as Trimble prepares for showdown: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

New non-Orange unionism ‘must be put together’: (from the Irish News, Jun 14)
William Graham

Trimble under threat once again: Irish Examiner

Bomb plot in Derry City foiled by police: The Independent
David McKittrick

McKevitt trial due to start: UTV Internet

Brother of Top Loyalist in Dock Over UDA Victim: The News Letter (Jun 13)

Defiant Adair vows to return to shankill: Sunday Life (Jun 15)
Stephen Breen

Parades decision sparks outrage: (from the Irish News, Jun 14)
Simon Doyle

Sun sets on Drumcree?: Sunday Life (Jun 15)

No time for love: Boulder Weekly
Pamela White

PSNI warned over flags: (from the Irish News, Jun 14)
Sharon O’Neill

'We must find these killers': Sunday Life (Jun 15)

Terrorists 'were in control of the prison': Belfast Telegraph (Jun 3)

Are the storm clouds gathering again: Irish World
Tom Kelly

Sectarian material to be banned at football grounds: The Herald
Tom Gordon

--------- Bloody Sunday News ---------

IRA 'provoked troops on Bloody Sunday': Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding


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