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This archive contains references to articles from March 1-15, 2002. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Friday, March 15

New IRA move on arms expected 'sooner rather than later': The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Jim Cusack

Reid speaks out against Trimble's comments: Irish Independent
Doug Boucher

Trimble remarks on State criticised in US: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

RTE rejects criticism of Angelus slot: Irish Independent
Clodagh Sheehy

Trimble's the One Who Is 'Pathetic': Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Trimble stuns the masses 'Paisley style': The News Letter
Suzanne Breen

Encouraging the unionists in their insults is getting us nowhere: (from
Des Wilson

Ahern and Trimble have both failed: The Irish Times
M. Ruane

A word of caution for Mr Trimble: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble's blitzkrieg: Irish Echo

A United Ireland Closer: Irish Voice/

UUP divisions 'getting smaller': Belfast Telegraph

Revolt threat for UUP chief: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Motion to sever party ties defeated: BBC

This St. Patrick's, recall British injustices, too: Houston Chronicle
Mike Cummings

Can Belfast pack up its Troubles?: Toronto Globe and Mail
Jill Lawless

IRA 'amnesty' men already in the clear: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Police recruitment targets 'surpassed': BBC

SDLP and Irish Government jumped too quickly on the Policing issue: (from
Gerry Adams

SF has targeted dealers but denies violence: The Irish Times
Dick Hogan

US expert to join NI crime crackdown: BBC

FBI suspects New IRA Arms Deal: Irish Voice/
Debbie McGoldrick

The Mysterious Mr. Meli: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Tale of two cities sparks row over sectarian balancing act: Irish Independent
Cahal Milmo

Rising through the ranks to be crowned King Rat: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Irish honor Kennedy at Trinity: Boston Globe (Mar 14)
Glen Johnson

Inquiry set to move to London: UTV Internet

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

Bloody Sunday victims armed, claims Unionist: The Independent
David McKittrick

Thursday, March 14

Storm looms over amnesty pledge to IRA fugitives: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt and Rosie Cowan

Peer tackles PM on terror exiles: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

America's role in NI process praised: BBC

Taoiseach dismisses Trimble’s latest outburst of sectarian remarks in US: Irish Examiner
Fionnan Sheahan

Startled by staggering meanness of spirit: Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

The beam that blinds tribal eyes: The Irish Times
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Trimble could have done it better: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Just when we thought era of sticks and stones was over: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

View from the south: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Adding injury to insult: Irish Independent

New York's heroes join boycott of IRA man: Electronic Telegraph
Toby Harnden and David Sharrock

How Adams was left on the fringes: Electronic Telegraph

Orangeman urges more dialogue: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Wright case could 'open the floodgates': The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

McKevitt FBI probe call: UTV Internet

Orange Order, DUP put paid to farm show on Sabbath day: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney and Frank McNally

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

'Confusion' in Derry over regiment roles: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Soldier fired at priest waving white hanky, inquiry told: UTV Internet

Wednesday, March 13

Blair's IRA amnesty deal faces collapse: The Times
Philip Webster

Amnesty plan threatened by Lords: UTV Internet

'Insult after injury' for those left bereaved: The Times
David Lister

Paisley set to boycott White House party: The Irish Times

Irish leader promotes cause: Kentucky Post (Mar 12)
Paul A. Long

David trimble's call for a border poll is baffling: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

We will discourage London on Border poll, Ahern says: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

'Outdated' Trimble jibe sparks teachers' anger: Irish Independent
John Walshe

Nationalist reaction to Trimble comments 'overblown': The News Letter (Mar 12)
Stephen Dempster and PA News

Bemused students still keen to welcome Trimble: The Irish Times

Trimble’s land of bland sectarian supremacy resembles his home: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer

Playing to the gallery: (from, Mar 11)

Irish leader talks peace at NU visit: Chicago Sun-Times
Abdon M. Pallasch

Sectarian ring of the Angelus: The Irish Times
Wesley Boyd

A paramilitary 'change of heart': Belfast Telegraph

SF chairman seeks official probe into Garda assault claim by Ferris: Irish Independent
Anne Lucey

SF back down on ‘assault’ pledge: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey

Sorry wrong tube folks: (from, Mar 11)
Danny Morrison

The Irony of Adams backing the Garda: Belfast Telegraph
John Hunter

Sinn Féin cannot be fully trusted: Irish Examiner

The origins of Sinn Féin interest in Cuba: The Blanket (4th in series)
Liam O Ruairc

Edwin Poots his foot in it: (from, Mar 7)
Concubhar O Liatháin

Gardai help in training new PSNI recruits: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Catholics fight plan to integrate pupils: The Guardian
Gerard Seenan

Tuesday, March 12

Ulster leader under fire after referendum call: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Trimble refuses to apologise for 'insult': UTV Internet

Poll call unites the party: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Irish leader sees peril in unity vote: Chicago Tribune
R.C. Longworth

Border poll would be premature, Ahern says in US: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Little doubt about the outcome: Belfast Telegraph

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

David trimble: galway pub crawl recommended: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Trimble's harsh attack on Republic scorned: Irish Independent
John Devine and Gene McKenna

One point Trimble got right: The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

Border poll plan opens up debate: Belfast Telegraph

Defender of the Union: The Irish Times

Comments will further strain relations: Irish Examiner

Cross-border relations 'must be improved': Irish Independent
Karl Brophy

Sinn Fein chief to make plea for N. Ireland peace: Cincinnati Post (Mar 11)
Paul A. Long

Ferris claims he was assaulted in custody: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey and Carl O’Brien

Ferris is sixth SF member arrested after Castleisland vigilante attack: The Irish Times
Anne Lucey

Gardaí the only lawful authorities: Irish Examiner

Amnesty would cause victims heartache: Belfast Telegraph
David Clements

Loyalists 'to end role in school disputes': BBC

'Stern' DUP Minister fond of the craic shows he is more than image: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Catching Teflon Tony on the run: (from Sunday Independent, Mar 10)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Tapes link to Billy Wright murder: The News Letter (Mar 11)
Stephen Dempster

Questions remain over prison attack: The News Letter (Mar 11)

Commission restricts nationalist parade: BBC

Hospital calls in anti-sectarian unit: UTV Internet

Monday, March 11

Downing St ponders call for Ulster poll on leaving UK: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Sinn Fein backs Trimble's call for referendum: The Times
Melissa Kite

No purpose in Border poll, says Ahern adviser: The Irish Times
Mark Brennock

David conforms to SF agenda - and may have lost a few friends: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Mr Reid must ask: is this referendum really needed?: The Independent

Good day for politics, bad one for manners: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Trimble asked to 'reconsider' remarks: BBC

No 'Drumcrees' in South: The Irish Times

Trimble's crass attack: Irish Independent

Tory leader confirms collapse of consensus over North: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Ahern urges SF to join in policing: BBC

FBI investigates suspect IRA arms smuggling deal in Florida: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Sinn Fein president visits N. Ky. cathedral: Cincinnati Enquirer (Mar 10)
Terry Flynn

In the line of fire: The Guardian
Simon Hattenstone

IRA link to PLO examined in hunt for deadly sniper: Electronic Telegraph (Mar 10)
Sean Rayment

A day out with the devil in North's bible belt: Ireland on Sunday (Mar 10)
Anne Cadwallader

Commission to rule on parade: BBC

Rangers fans stage an Easter rising: The Sunday Times (Mar 10)
John O’Brien

Sunday, March 10

Trimble gambles future on united Ireland referendum: Sunday Herald
Douglas Fraser

Surprise poll bid by Trimble analysed: UTV Internet

Unionist pressure results in border call: BBC
Mark Devenport

Trimble attacks 'pathetic' republic: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

We deserve better than what is on offer from Sinn Fein: Sunday Independent
Jimmy Guerin

Ex-RUC officers return as police staff crisis bites: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Loyalist paramilitary relationships with security forces must be investigated: (from, Mar 8)
Geraroid O'Caireallain

Ferris wheels within wheels: Sunday Business Post
Pat Leahy

Is SF party to banish Tweedle-Dum politics?: Sunday Independent
Caoimhghin O Caolain

Please, someone, explain this amnesty to me: Electronic Telegraph
Kevin Myers

Colombia Three's alibis contradict claims that men aided FARC guerrillas in 1998: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

Sinn Fein's electoral march has been stopped: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

Clever Provos acknowledge opinion on decommissioning: (from, Mar 8)
David Ervine

Transforming sectarian structures: Belfast Telegraph
Norman Gibson

12 ways to win Europe: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Residents angry at safety plans delay: BBC

McGuinness: the new dambuster of Dublin's Ringsend: Sunday Independent
Brendan O Connor

Cut Church-State link, says bishop: The Observer
Ben Summerskill

Saturday, March 9

Irish 'arms smuggler' caught in FBI sting: Electronic Telegraph
Toby Harnden

Sinn Fein MPs will get 'standard' rooms: The Guardian
Michael White

Party dissidents unlikely to oppose Trimble: Irish Independent
John Devine

Trimble 'likely to keep job': BBC
Mark Simpson

Parties clash over symbols: The News Letter

Dissident fears as jail tension mounts: (from, Mar 7)
Colleen Dornan

Minister gives backing to Loyalist Commission: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Bloody Sunday legal bid: UTV Internet

Irish Republicanism: The Blanket (Winter '02)
Liam O'Ruairc

Policeman given inquest summons: BBC

Why Home Rule doesn't mean Rome Rule anymore: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Friday, March 8

Terrorist amnesty appeals are trebled: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock and Thomas Penny

Amnesty 'to cover unknown fugitives': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

200 on-the-run republicans seek amnesty to return: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Sinn Fein denies amnesty move: BBC

Is amnesty the new decommissioning?: Belfast Telegraph

Amnesty for terrorists would kill off the peace process: Electronic Telegraph
Quentin Davies

Warning signals for peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Trimble confident of maintaining position: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Sinn Fein Irish election confidence: UTV Internet

To succeed, S.F.'s Southern strategy must avoid missteps: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Fit for a king, or republican, Sinn Fein's Commons room: The Guardian
David Hencke

Sinn Fein's line of march to North America: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

The Real Republican Party: The Blanket
Tommy Gorman

Living under the shadow of the gunman: Irish Post/
Eamonn Rafferty

Fight SF drive for united Ireland - Empey: UTV Internet

Family 'insulted' at £10,000 offer: BBC

Reality check for Secretary Reid: (from
Des Wilson

Medal plea for soldiers killed during the troubles: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Sectarian tensions 'high' at hospital: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Killing 'was a gift for LVF chief': Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh Wallace

Pair questioned over bombings released: BBC

Inquiry lawyers in £250 pay rise battle: Irish Independent

Thursday, March 7

IRA may have destroyed more weapons: The News Letter

Adams scorns expectation of new IRA arms destruction: Irish Independent
Karl Brophy and Anne Lucey

Flanagan on IRA arms: UTV Internet

Trimble attacks fugitives' amnesty: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Government 'will give amnesty': BBC

Police would back Finucane probe: UTV Internet

Police attack Ombudsman as charges fail: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Pressure on police 'easing': BBC

Flanagan replacement 'by June': UTV Internet

Reid makes inclusive society his primary goal: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Assembly exclusion motion defeated: BBC

UUP rebel may face action on DUP bid: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ferris claims bid to 'vilify' SF before election: The Irish Times
Anne Lucey

Two suspects quizzed in Omagh bombing probe: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Two arrests linked to Real IRA bombings: The Scotsman

Linfield see red over Soldiers' Song: The News Letter
Ross McKee

Pluralism set aside by the amendment: The Irish Times
Steven King

Strife costing tourism £250m a year: Belfast Telegraph
Robin Morton

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

Para officers saw task as 'cleaning house' operation: Belfast Telegraph

Tribunal details leaked for McGuinness book - claim: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

McGuinness had car checked: UTV Internet

Wednesday, March 6

IRA 'ready to give up more weapons as poll approaches': The Times
David Lister & Martin Fletcher

Pandora's box could follow the planned amnesty: Belfast Telegraph
Eileen Bell

Order 'no' to parade meeting: The News Letter

Reid holds talks with loyalist paramilitaries: UTV Internet

Criminal justice plans passed without debate: BBC

Ken spends £100,000 on St Patrick: Evening Standard
Humfrey Hunter and Laura Smith

Livingstone's bogus bash: Electronic Telegraph

SF hits out at DUP carnival 'spoilers': Belfast Telegraph

You cannot force Irish down people's throats: The News Letter
Pat McArt

Stormont shuns lilies as too 'green': Irish Independent

North yearbook is praised by Hume: The Irish Times
Deaglán de Bréadún

Ulster gig our most important moment - U2: The News Letter
Paul Martin

Referendum 'a turning point ' - Bono Bono's awards night peace pledge: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Sinn Fein egg attack: The Scotsman

US security alert for St Patrick's: Irish Independent

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Police watched army beat marchers: UTV Internet

News team heard of 'brawl over shooting': The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Tuesday, March 5

IRA arms move to boost poll bid: The News Letter

Sinn Fein TD in 'hypocrisy' row: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

UDA spurn arms talks: (from

Motion to seek SF's exclusion: The Irish Times
Paul Tanney

Trimble faces more tough decisions: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Charm offensive: Scotland on Sunday (Mar 3)
Catherine Deveney

An unpassionate affair: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

MPs meet Flanagan to discuss reserve: BBC

Race course bomb brings call for rebels to disband: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Working for a real Peace Dividend: Belfast Telegraph
John Simpson and Padraic White

Ambassador to call on Colombia trio: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Arab Countries and Yugoslavia: The Blanket (3rd in series)
Liam O Ruairc

Sectarian links in troubles deaths: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Ex-Orange leader to fight dismissal: The Scotsman
John Staples

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Bloody Sunday key witness unable to give oral evidence: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Former army officer praised shooting: UTV Internet

Monday, March 4

Reid — United Ireland not inevitable: BBC
John Humphrys

In N. Ireland, census hints at shifting political equation: Christian Science Monitor
Anne Cadwallader

Donaldson makes arms call: UTV Internet

Party whips may move against Sinn Fein TD: The Irish Times
Denis Coghlan

Challenge to coat of arms decision: BBC

Sinn Fein condemns dissidents over traffic cone bomb: Irish Independent
John Devine

Holy Cross suffers drop in pupils: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Ferris advisor could still face charges: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

What do Republicans want?: The Blanket
Paul Fitzsimmons

Belfast, a neglected centre of Irish culture: The Irish Times
Mary Burgess

SNLA man suspected over toxic packages: The Guardian
Gerard Seenan

Extremists who bear a centuries-old grudge: The Times
Angus MacLeod

Sunday, March 3

Lawyers carve up £11m from Bloody Sunday: Independent on Sunday
Robert Mendick

Which is the real face of Sinn Fein?: Sunday Independent
Jimmy Guerin

Ten thorns in Shinners' side: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Setback for Adams in popularity poll: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Adams wears emperor's new clothes: Sunday Independent
Alan Ruddock

Send in the clowns: The Observer
Henry McDonald

McDowell's criticisms reflect middle Ireland's true fears: Sunday Independent
John A Murphy

Dail censure for SF over 'Garda killers': Sunday Independent
Jerome Reilly

A party still bound by the Omerta code: Sunday Independent
Joseph O'Malley

A week in politics: BBC
Mark Devenport

Northern Secretary says there is no threat from Good Friday Agreement: RTE

United Ireland by 2017, predicts SF chief: Irish Echo, Australia
Clare Palmer

The Great Divide - Numberism: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Boys injured in blast: BBC

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

Sinister twist in SNLA terror crusade: Sunday Herald
Torcuil Crichton

'Kind of peace' now exists, says Geldof: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Majority think Catholic schools should be abolished: Scotland on Sunday
Jason Allardyce

Saturday, March 2

SDLP blasts Blair over flag 'U-turn to please unionists': Irish Independent
John Devine

Battling against the chill factor...: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Court symbols should not offend: Belfast Telegraph

Ferris aide denies link with vigilantism after arrest: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey

SF protests as director of elections is arrested by Kerry gardai: The Irish Times
Anne Lucey

Top cops sidelined in race for police job: The News Letter (Mar 1)
Alan Erwin

Police recruiting drive attracts 2,000 Catholics: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Gardai and North police in joint talks: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

The operator: The Guardian
Kevin Toolis

Reid says unionists in need of reassurance: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

NIO to talk to Loyalist group again: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Terrorist threat remains a menace at home and abroad: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Doublespeak on sectarian attacks: (from
John Gormley

Stormont lilies row raises head again: BBC

Bob Geldof is in confident mood: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

'Vital' cross border trade body: UTV Internet

A topical look at politics: The News Letter
St Clair McAlister

Feeling just a little bored with this wee soap opera: (from
David Ervine

The heavy political burden of the Irish language revival: The Irish Times
Emmet Oliver

Friday, March 1

Unionists win battle of the flags: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Merseyside officer may head inquiry: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Omagh relatives continue money struggle: Irish Post
Frank Murphy & Eamonn Rafferty

The chief contenders: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Farewell to Flanagan: Irish Voice

NI police recruitment challenged: BBC

Sinn Fein slammed over approach to policing: UTV Internet

Attwood accuses Sinn Féin of blatant double standards over Exiles' amnesty: (from
Allison Morris

All things possible with a little imagination: The News Letter
Pat McArt

Interview with Marian Price: The Blanket
Carrie Twomey

Better targets to satirise than DUP: The News Letter (Feb 28)
Suzanne Breen

Royal is as royal does: (from
Des Wilson