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Monday, June 30

Influence of drink and the IRA clouded evidence in case where misunderstanding led to murder: The Irish Times (Jun 28)
Dan Keenan

Priest surprised at IRA meeting: Irish News (Jun 28)
Diana Rusk

Sisters brought case to a global audience: Irish News (Jun 28)
Allison Morris

Closure for McCartney family rests with IRA: Sunday Independent (Jun 29)
Alan Murray

Rule of law and the McCartney case: The Irish Times (Jun 28)

Ritual steps on the long, slow march to normality: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

McGuinness – Dissidents have little support: RTE

Real IRA bomber is refused repatriation: Sunday Tribune (Jun 29)
Mark Hilliard

Things can only get better: UTV Internet (Jun 27)
Ken Reid

Stormont sees true face of local youth: North Belfast News (Jun 27)
Alana Fearon

Declaring any membership is an important step forward: Andersonstown News (Jun 27)
Des Wilson

Sky shuts Dublin office over lack of bad news: The Irish Times (Jun 28)
Ronan McGreevy

Union Flag ban causes offence: The News Letter (Jun 28)

Report scathing over EU 'rip-off': BBC

Ireland still loves Europe, really we do: The Sunday Times (Jun 29)
Kathy Foley

Hockey 'needs a Northern Ireland team': The News Letter (Jun 28)

Sunday, June 29

'We're not going to let our wee brother down now': Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

McCartney sisters – we'll never get justice: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Murder trial witness may take civil action: Irish News
Allison Morris

Murder probe hit by loss of witnesses: Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

McCartney's sister curses brutal killers: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

IRA did not offer to shoot killers of Robert McCartney: Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

IRA tried to block probe: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Republicans' commitment to peace and justice put to test: Irish News
Allison Morris

McCartney case leaves IRA still in the dock: The Sunday Times

Killers must be held to account: Irish News

Robert's family deserves justice: Belfast Telegraph

Court cases show how the North is still haunted by its past: Sunday Tribune

If you think our troubles are over, then think again: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Why Sinn Fein is rocking the Irish boat: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Paisley faction rounding on Peter: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Maze information 'not available': BBC (Jun 25)

'Let Emmett's death be the last': Belfast Telegraph
Clare Weir

At the crossroads: Derry Journal

Orange parade passes peacefully: BBC

Council cash for 11 July 'eco-friendly' bonfires: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Call for IRA apology over Orange murders: The News Letter

IRSP meeting on killing: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Man released in Derry murder inquiry:

Killer of loyalist leader Billy Wright dies:
Éanna Ó Caollaí

McGurk's story is to be heard across the water: North Belfast News (Jun 27)
Alana Fearon

Ireland seizes €6m IRA funds from Tidey kidnap: The Sunday Times
John Mooney

Saturday, June 28

Man cleared of killing 'covered up by IRA': The Independent
David McKittrick

Sisters accuse Sinn Fein over Robert McCartney's murder trial: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

McCartneys vow to continue fight: RTE

Chaos as judge's verdict on Robert McCartney 'IRA killing' leaked: The Times
Patrick Griffin

Spotlight on McCartney trial: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Bar brawl that changed Sinn Fein's mind over peace process: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Sisters pay terrible price for seeking justice: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Threats against Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

Order dismayed at ban: The News Letter

Divided response to Sinn Fein leader's talks with Orangemen: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Another war of words: Andersonstown News

Order doing all running in parade talks: The News Letter

Only dialogue can solve logjam: Belfast Telegraph

DUP welcomes scheme: The News Letter

Stoney boney goes up in smoke: Andersonstown News
Roisin McManus

'Why do you want to kill me?' – Asks exiled man: Derry Journal

Four arrested in dissident raids: Belfast Telegraph
Deborah McAleese

McGuinness to tell dissidents to disband: Derry Journal

Witness jailed for 'conspiracy': BBC

INLA deny kidnap claims: Derry Journal

Wait continues for Holy Cross mum: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

Pupils hurl themselves into the unknown: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Army sought non-lethal weapons after massacre: Irish News (Jun 26)
Liz Trainor

Bloody Sunday families 'still suffering': Derry Journal

Ahern honoured for peace efforts: Irish News

Who can you trust?: New Statesman (Jun 26)
Marek Kohn

Raytheon decision could put off investors – DUP: Derry Journal (Jun 25)

Protestants fear they'll be edged out in big schools: Irish Independent
John Walshe

Friday, June 27

SF leader confirms Drumcree meeting: Irish News
Barry McCaffrey

Order again banned from Garvaghy: BBC

Plans to compensate Orange lodges for damage: The News Letter

SF seeks more Catholics in PSNI:

MP quizzes Brown on IRA's status: The News Letter (Jun 25)

Oh, for a honeymoon: The Economist (Jun 26)

Call to fund restorative justice scheme:

MLAs urge young people to say 'No' to interface violence: UTV Internet

New report reveals – Sectarianism still prevalent in Derry's segregated communities: Derry Journal

Killers of pizza delivery driver caught on camera: UTV Internet

No retaliation plea by family of murdered Derry man: Belfast Telegraph

Former IRA chief walks free in Tidey kidnap case drama: Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

Spy testifies at Omagh bomb trial: Ulster Herald

McCartney murder verdict expected: BBC

Report vindicates McAnespie family's 20 year fight for truth: Ulster Herald
Mark McKelvey

INLA suspect linked to city violence: Irish News
Allison Morris

The quangotastic Equality Commission appointments: Irish News
Newton Emerson

Mistaken identity in loyalist shooting: South Belfast News
Scott Jamison

Who Speaks for Obama?: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

McGuinness welcomes EU report: Derry Journal

McCourt not fazed by threats made to Lennon: The Scotsman
Stephen Halliday

The erosion of a basic right: The Times
Frances Gibb

Thursday, June 26

Brown – No plans to take IRA off banned list: Belfast Telegraph

DUP and SF to intensify talks over the summer: Irish News
William Graham

Unionists are 'irrationally hostile' to Irish language: Irish News
William Graham

DUP fights back against 'erosion of Britishness': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Clearest signal yet all is not well at Stormont: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Dissident activity reaches new high: The News Letter

Police 'know' Derry man's killers: BBC

Real IRA 'not involved in murder of Derry man': Belfast Telegraph

Vigil at murder scene "Do us a favour, just go away" Creggan tells murderers: Derry Journal
Laurence McClenaghan

Murder victim 'was defending friends': The News Letter

Delivery man's murder 'may be linked to paramilitary threats': Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Murder scene delay a worry: Irish News

Ulster's youths 'isolated in ghettos': Belfast Telegraph

Brennan's plight rooted in '96 as much as 9/11: Irish Echo
Jim Dee

Proposals to compensate Orange Halls for criminal damage: The News Letter

Our fight is just beginning say family of soldier victim: Belfast Telegraph

Dissidents 'in water poison plot': BBC

McKevitt had 'established links with Gaddafi and Tamil Tigers': Irish News

Inquiry into Nelson's murder dragged from its primary task: Irish News
Mike Ritchie

Ruling due on McFarlane statements:

Ireland searches for answers over failed Lisbon vote: The Independent
David McKittrick

The Ireland "no" vote – a big earthquake: The Times
Anatole Kaletsky

Celtic Tiger's roar now whimper: Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday, June 25

Orange fury over Belfast march restrictions: Belfast Telegraph

Robinson hosts talks on Drumcree: The News Letter

PSNI 'struggling' to fill detective posts: The News Letter
Laura Murphy

PSNI try to recruit dissident republican in Spain: (from the Sunday Tribune, Jun 22)
Suzanne Breen

We must talk to republican dissidents, says ex-IRA link man: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Rowan

INLA gunmen suspected of brutal murder of pizza delivery man: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh and Ian Graham

INLA deny murder claims: Derry Journal

Robinson and McGuinness condemn Derry murder:

Creggan killing a 'deliberate act', says victim's family: Derry Journal

Suspect charged in INLA probe: Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

INLA disarm 'vigilante group': Derry Journal

Man accused of Northern Bank heist to go on trial: UTV Internet

Tidey kidnap accused says garda memos were 'falsified': Irish Independent
Bronagh Murphy

Checkpoint death report welcomed: BBC

RUC investigation a 'dirty disgrace' – brother: Sunday Journal (Jun 22)

Big jump in number of Irish passports issued for North: Irish Independent
Áine Kerr

Irish voters show support for EU: The Times
Rory Watson

The people have bitten the hand that fed them: Derry Journal
Norman Hamill

SF reject IFA claims on rule: Derry Journal

McCourt targeted as new hate figure: Derry Journal

Iris Robinson's rant was despicable, but keep the police well out of it: Irish Examiner
Steven King

Tuesday, June 24

IRA may be taken off list of banned organisations: Irish Examiner
Michael McHugh

Terror groups' status for review: BBC

Dear Gerry, now is the time for SF to get a facelift: Belfast Telegraph
Ed Curran

Ombudsman in MI5 deal to access secret intelligence: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Problems 'have not gone away': The News Letter (Jun 18)

Time for mixed housing estates: Irish News

Odd and Iris: Sunday Journal (Jun 22)
Eamonn McCann

Churches were cold places for poor loyalists: Irish News
Roy Garland

Bloody Sunday inquiry bill costs taxpayer £188m: Daily Mail
Steve Doughty

Key suspect in feud quizzed on alleged INLA membership: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Dubliner jailed over 'Love Ulster' riot:

Maze rejection risks 10,000 jobs: BBC

McGuinness challenges stadium claims:

Poots – Maze estimate is 'cloud cuckoo talk': The News Letter

MLAs 'run gauntlet of British heritage': Irish News (scroll down)
Rebecca Black

Eucharistic Congress – Renaissance for religion: Irish Examiner (Jun 23)

Monday, June 23

Devolution of policing and justice tops agenda: Irish News (Jun 21)
William Graham

Former IRA member's case draws attention of politicians: Brownsville Herald (Jun 22)
Kevin Sieff

A useful weapon against thuggery: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 20)

Ruane is not facing axe, says Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 20)
Noel McAdam

SF urged to prepare for elections:

Eucharistic Congress to be hosted by Dublin in 2012: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Pope paves way for Irish visit: Irish Independent
John Cooney

Lo, a resurrection brought forth the miracle of publicity: The Sunday Times (Jun 22)
Liam Clarke

Caledon was about forcing British to address injustices in the north: Irish News (Jun 21)
Austin Currie

Lisbon naysayers would let us become 51st state: Irish News (Jun 21)
James Kelly

Irish vote reveals split in EU: Washington Times (Jun 22)
Tom Gallagher

Have we fanned the flames of an EU fire?: Sunday Tribune (Jun 22)
Justine McCarthy

No meant no: The Sunday Times (Jun 22)

Mum's fury as school trip to US cancelled: The News Letter (Jun 17)

Sunday, June 22

Paramilitary threats on the increase in Derry: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Bully boys can not dictate law: Irish News

Peace walls 'remain in the mind': The News Letter (Jun 17)

Rasharkin Orange Hall targeted again: Ballymoney Times

March peaceful after deal brokered with nationalists: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Orange anger over ruling on city march: The News Letter

Destruction of the community: Andersonstown News (Jun 19)

Moment of truth is near in McCartney murder trial: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Caledon lessons 'must be learnt': BBC

Paisley biopic hits cash crunch: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Irish MEPs' outburst smacks of Euro-loving self-deception: Irish Independent (Jun 20)
Kevin Myers

Varadkar hits SF on tactics: Sunday Business Post
Niamh Connolly

Ireland under Franco-German pressure to hold new EU vote: The Sunday Times
Nicola Smith

EU to keep pushing for dead parrot treaty: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Adams secures funding for Irish: Andersonstown News (Jun 19)
Alana Fearon

Roy Keane and Ken Loach backing Irish language: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Scots-Irish gift for Bush: The News Letter (Jun 17)

Bono pays tribute to Hume: Derry Journal (Jun 20)

Saturday, June 21

Paisley and McGuinness in Braid visit: Ballymena Times
Elinor Glynn

Now is the time for DUP's 'strong leadership': South Belfast News
Alex Maskey

Spectacle of nastiness is a disservice to unionists: Irish News
Fergal Hallahan

'Old friends' honoured for their role in peace process: Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Major heralds Union Jacks as sign of progress: Irish Examiner
Eoin English

Peace process built to last, say Major and Reynolds: Irish Examiner
Eoin English

Evil killers will be caught, says father of Paul Quinn: Irish Independent
Brian Hutton and Tom Brady

Loyalists boycott Victims' Commission meeting: Ballymoney Times

Orange Order parade passes peacefully:

Parades Forum – official response to SF claims: Ballymena Times
Michael McGlade

Ardoyne parade without incident: BBC

PSNI officers must be beyond reproach – Martina Anderson: Derry Journal

Police accused of failing to deal with huge bomb: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Crime Is Belfast Peace Dividend as Knee-Capping Ends: Bloomberg
Colm Heatley

No way forward: Derry Journal

Stoney boney makes unwelcome return: Andersonstown News
Roisin McManus

McKevitt aimed to outshadow Omagh bombing says FBI spy: Irish News

Verdict imminent in the Robert McCartney murder trial: UTV Internet

Ex-RIR soldiers fear they will be dissident targets if named: Irish News

Evidence of collusion in murder: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

Intelligence chief – I would have arrested McFarlane: Irish Independent
Diarmaid Mac Dermott

Where are they now? The Great Escape team of 1983 to reassemble: Andersonstown News

Hume proud of Bogside mural: Derry Journal

Celtic at Glentoran? No problem, insists Jim: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Paisley off the mark on City Hall protest: North Belfast News
Martin Morgan

Protestant alienation focus of conference: Derry Journal

Troubles tunes which annoyed Auntie: BBC
Johnny Caldwell

DUP voted on principle, and they will not be threatened: Belfast Telegraph
Shaun Woodward

Friday, June 20

Neighbourhood cop says – Marching season could be most peaceful yet: Derry Journal

Order seeks to alter Whiterock parade numbers: Irish News
Allison Morris

The Bush visit – what really went on: (from the News Letter, Jun 19)
Liam Clarke

Politics is about people's lives not relationships: Irish News
Jim Gibney

First Minister tells of how he manned barricades: The News Letter

Sinn Fein mayor to lay WWI wreath: BBC

So, who's got the bling here?: Belfast Telegraph
Jim Cusack

Loyalist feud victim may have been murdered by mistake: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria O'Hara

Twenty under city death threats: BBC

Priest appeals for dissident Republicans to withdraw threats: UTV Internet

Farmer and daughter find huge bomb: Impartial Reporter

The real cost of security at Stormont is revealed: UTV Internet

Judge questions charges decision: Irish News

Diplock jury refuse to stop case: UTV Internet

Families intensify campaign for justice: Irish News
Marie Louise McCrory

McFarlane trial hears of garda claims:

Loyalist killers of teenager used 'stolen' British Army weapons: Belfast Telegraph
Will Ellison

Boy's killing a disturbing tale: Irish News

Freedom of Cork awaits Reynolds & Major: RTE

Holy Cross mother takes protest challenge to the House of Lords: Irish News (Jun 17)
Allison Morris

Narnia artwork replaces UVF mural: BBC
David Rowney

Maze stadium could top £718m: UTV Internet

Ireland under pressure to vote again on treaty: The Guardian
Ian Traynor and Nicholas Watt

With the Taoiseach in the naughty chair, this was a polite mad hatter's tea party: The Independent
John Lichfield

Ireland's No vote could have coattail effect: Montreal Gazette (Jun 18)

Honouring peacemakers – Conflict cannot last forever: Irish Examiner

Thursday, June 19

Bush Praises Northern Irish Peace: Irish Voice/
Barry McCaffrey

Bush knows how to get things done, but now ball's in our court: Belfast Telegraph
Sharon Owens

Bush in Ireland: Irish Voice/

Unfinished business: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Fury over PM's £6m for Irish language: The News Letter

Irish deal could just be the start: The News Letter

Man released in NI landmine inquiry: RTE

Invite extended to families for parade in city: Irish News
Rebecca Black

King backs Brennan's bid for Texas bail: Irish Echo
Jim Dee

McCartney murder 'had impact on peace process': Irish News

Omagh suspect was 'sniggering in bar after blast horror': Belfast Telegraph
Lesley-Anne Henry

Collusion in teenager's murder: The News Letter

HET report into Cunningham murder RUC investigation a 'dirty disgrace': Derry Journal
Michael McMonagle

Court told of McFarlane arrest in 1998:

Couple formed unlikely bond with kidnappers: Sunday Independent (Jun 15)
Lynne Kelleher

History protected: The News Letter

"Iris Robinson should resign" – Kathleen Bradley: Sunday Journal (Jun 15)

DUP, Eurosceptics welcome No vote:

Sinn Fein chief beneficiary of treaty rejection: Irish News
Brian Feeney

Loony Eurosceptics cosy up to their new Irish bedfellows: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

The Muck of the Irish: New York Times
Roger Cohen

Cross border body to tackle fuel fraud:

Cross-border initiative to tackle racism: RTE (Jun 16)

Wednesday, June 18

Sinn Fein criticised for 'confused' response to visit: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Ruane denies snubbing Bush: UTV Internet

Bush trip to be last chance to influence our future: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 16)
Jim Dee

Hand of history on leaders' shoulders: Irish News
William Graham

By George, we should be glad to welcome the President: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

America calling: UTV Internet
Ken Reid

Thank you, Mr President: Belfast Telegraph (scroll down)

Let Irish process be plan for peace: Springfield Republican (Jun 17)

Former IRA men in US campaign: Derry Journal

Campaign goes on: Andersonstown News

Victims commissioners at assembly: BBC

Let's hope the DUP did do a deal: Belfast Telegraph

Officers lured to landmine say PSNI: Irish News
Diana Rusk

Dissident bomb was 'murder bid': The News Letter

Dissident threat is high – Orde: BBC

Attack provides stark contrasts: Irish News

Order makes parade alcohol pledge: BBC

Suspect not at work day of Omagh bomb: Irish News

Soldier killed in burst of gunfire, ex-corporal tells IRA kidnap trial: Irish Independent
Diarmaid MacDermott

Kidnap trial told of IRA forest camp:

This State's pathetic efforts allowed kidnapping to thrive: Irish Independent
Kevin Myers

McCartney evidence conflicting court told: Irish News

Barriers 'still needed' at Tigers Bay: The News Letter

Europe's contempt for democracy: The News Letter
Iris Robinson

Ireland's bold blow for democracy: Financial Times (Jun 17)
Gideon Rachman

The North's 'Achilles' heel' is Republic's slowdown: Irish Independent
Brendan Keenan

Meeting on Iris Robinson's gay comments: Irish News
Rebecca Black

Tuesday, June 17

Bush Sees Northern Ireland As Model for Peace: Wall Street Journal
John D. McKinnon & Alistair MacDonald

Bush urges NI leaders to continue making history: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty & Dan Keenan

Irish bid farewell to globetrotter who can't shoot hoops: The Independent
David McKittrick

Bush invites Northern Ireland leaders to White House: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

Fresh US investment expected after Bush visit: Belfast Telegraph
Matthew McCreary

No black stuff for Bush hack pack: BBC
Martina Purdy

Bush – The reluctant Irishman: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Resolution has to follow praise: Irish News

Why families want Bush backing for Semtex lawsuit: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Don't let Libya off, Mr President: Belfast Telegraph

DUP can't pick and choose: Sunday Journal (Jun 15)
Mary Nelis

No justice without law and order: Derry Journal

No deal for Durkan: Sunday Journal (Jun 15)

Meet the top Tory who's being hotly tipped to be next Secretary of State: Andersonstown News

Parades Commission to rule on city march as negotiations fail: Irish News
Allison Morris

'Tour' break through comes after weeks of talks: North Belfast News
Alana Fearon

Bonfires issue is coming to a head, regardless of tradition: Andersonstown News

Rogue IRA elements claim landmine alert: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

Dissident Republicans admit to bomb attack: UTV Internet

UK pledges €7.6m to Irish language – SF:

Ballymurphy Massacre is raised at Taoiseach's question time: Andersonstown News
Ciarán Barnes

Should Seamus be new Poet Laureate?: Belfast Telegraph
Pól Ó Muirí

Sinn Fein try to maximise State embarrassment: Irish Independent
Michael Brennan

Using a Bush as cover, coy Cowen stealthily sneaks into Stormont: Irish Independent

Ireland faces up to realities of rejection: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

The EU reveals its anti-democratic nature: Daily Telegraph

Monday, June 16

Plea to work together to win seats: UTV Internet

The new technocrat DUP can't afford to sound off like cranks: (from the Sunday Times, Jun 15)
Liam Clarke

North prepares for Bush visit:

Tourists and homes targeted: UTV Internet

Council delay 'joint flags' consideration: Mid Ulster Mail

Cowen called to probe chemical weapon use on Long Kesh prisoners: Sunday Tribune
Suzanne Breen

Maze plan is not dead insists outgoing Minister: Ulster Star

Irish Echo breakfast honors life, legacy of Pat Finucane: Irish Echo

Ian Jnr – no rules were disobeyed: Belfast Telegraph (Jun 12)
David Gordon

Ex-RUC man is honoured with an OBE: The News Letter

"Gay treating" doc faces probe: (from the Sunday Times, Jun 15)
Liam Clarke

DUP pink wing could take off: Sunday Independent (Jun 15)
Eilis O'Hanlon

Irish leader under pressure for urgent plan to revive rejected Lisbon treaty: The Times
David Charter and David Sharrock

'No bulldozing' Irish on EU vote: BBC

Taoiseach insists no obvious solution to Lisbon crisis: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins & Deaglán de Bréadún

A Crash Course in Incompetence: (from the Irish News, Jun 14)
Quintin Oliver & Mads Qvortrup

'Lebanon can expect Northern Ireland type of peace, growth': (May 26)
Aroonim Bhuyan


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