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This archive contains references to articles from March 16-31, 2002. If you find a link that is out of date please let us know by e-mailing the Newshound.


Sunday, March 31

Provisional IRA is prime suspect in police break-in: The Sunday Times (sign-in reqd.)
Liam Clarke

Arrests put Ulster deal in jeopardy: The Observer
Gaby Hinsliff and Henry McDonald

Stakes high in police office burglary: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Sinn Fein soft sell swings voters: Scotland on Sunday
Nicola Byrne

IRA weathering the storm: Feared split has yet to materialize: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Law and order is the issue that will make or break Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Parties agree to combat election personation by Sinn Fein: Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran

Orangemen seek a PR makeover: The Observer
Burhan Wazir

The state Trimble's in: Sunday Independent
Aengus Fanning

IRA pressed to let exiles return: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and Maeve Sheehan

An Easter away from political drama: BBC
Mark Devenport

Rising to the Easter challenge: Belfast Telegraph

Strange Happenings On Colombia Three: Irish Voice/

Sir Ronnie ready to leave office: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Policing ... size does matter: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Parade due in flashpoint area: BBC

The terrible legacy of Omagh — 15/8/98: Irish Post/
Catherine Jackson

Police follow Finucane leads: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Belfast gains edge in culture battle: The Observer
Vanessa Thorpe

This Middle East dialogue of hate must be interrupted: Independent on Sunday

Tartan terror leader faces extradition: Scotland on Sunday
Marcello Mega

Saturday, March 30

IRA must hand in more arms to hold the peace, says Reid: Electronic Telegraph
George Jones

Reid’s message of hope: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Deal offers a good and fair future, says Ahern: Electronic Telegraph
George Jones

Accord is still the only show in town: Belfast Telegraph

Easter Optimism On The North: The Irish Times

Sinn Fein would 'welcome' IRA move: BBC

Sinn Fein parades its peaceful side: Financial Times
John Murray Brown and Kevin Brown

Relatives of IRA victims seek Sinn Fein debate: Belfast Telegraph

Adams 'may not' appear before Colombian hearing: UTV Internet

Race to succeed Flanagan remains wide open: The Independent
David McKittrick

Controversy dogs Flanagan's last days: BBC
Brian Rowan

Policing Board graduate with honours: UTV Internet
Fearghal McKinney

Unionists close to allowing IRA fugitives home: Irish Examiner
Gavin Cordon

'Clean slate' for IRA men on the run doesn't wash with Lords: Irish Independent
Chris Glennon

North conflict victims remembered: Irish Examiner
Jim Morahan

Welcome to the brave new world: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

RIRA issue chiling warning to Prison Officers: (from, March 28)

Ex-soldier escapes 'Real IRA' booby trap bomb attack: Irish Independent

DUP Mayor to greet McAleese: Belfast Telegraph
Sarah Brett

Arrests follow security breach: BBC

Friday, March 29

Peace accord 'being undermined': BBC

Adams on amnesties: UTV Internet

Progress on terror suspects lifts arms deal hopes: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Amnesty for paramilitary fugitives raises peers' ire: The Irish Times
Rachel Donnelly

Reid hails NI peace 'green shoots': BBC

Distinguished career in the shadow of the gun: Belfast Telegraph
John Reid

Peace restored in row over North passing out parade: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Tony Blair and nuclear weapons: (from
Des Wilson

'Moles' living in fear of Provos' death squads: Irish Independent
David Lister

British Army ‘trained loyalist bombers’: Irish Examiner
Mark Sage

Loyalist released without charge: BBC

Loyalist denies being an informer: Belfast Telegraph

Orange Order gets PR to boost image: The Times
Melissa Kite

Terrorist groups linked to drugs: Belfast Telegraph

Provos sipping tea in Parliament- Claim: The News Letter (Mar 27)

Victims of Troubles remembered at Dublin mass: RTE

Vigilantes object to 'political football' links with Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
Anne Lucey

Belleek memorial raises controversy: The Irish Times
Niall Delaney

McGuinness in the Dock: Belfast Telegraph

Why a war hero turned her back on Ireland: Irish Independent
John Meagher & Michael Mulqueen

Thursday, March 28

IRA Easter message gives no hint of disarmament: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

IRA united Ireland claim: UTV Internet

Paisley sceptical at new IRA arms 'stunt': Belfast Telegraph

Flanagan says the IRA's days are numbered: The Times
David Lister

Implementing accord to top agenda: BBC

Loyalist held on Finucane murder: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

FBI and MI5 paid supergrass $27,500 a month: Sunday Business Post (Mar 24)
Barry O'Kelly

Hyde presses ahead on hearing; Gilman balks: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

IRA tactics could kill Americans: Belfast Telegraph
Christ Thornton

UUP fury at Garda chief role in police ceremony: Irish Independent
Martha Kearns

Recruits deserve a special welcome: Belfast Telegraph

Police reserve to escape the axe: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Politics colours launch of police uniform: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

British backing for parade boycott raises hackles: Irish Echo
C.J. Miller

Unionists outrage local Muslims: BBC

Amazon apologises to Trimble over 'murder' slur book: Irish Independent
Mike Taylor

Anatomy of a Massacre: 'Sunday' depicts Derry tragedy through eyes of the community: Irish Echo
Eamonn McCann

When Westminster withdrew goodwill: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Wednesday, March 27

Dispute over NI police graduation: BBC

Acting Chief Constable a front-runner for job: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

'Mafia' fear for Ulster: Belfast Telegraph

Consoling relatives of murdered officers was hardest part of the job, says retiring police chief: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

DUP holds 'amnesty' talks with PM: BBC

Ahern 'taking Paisley line' over coalition with Sinn Fein: The Irish Times
Rachel Donnelly

New arms move must build trust: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein list members' interests: UTV Internet

Bloody Sunday inquiry bill goes up by £20 million: Electronic Telegraph
Andrew Sparrow

Kennedy north Belfast message: UTV Internet

Woman 'who woke Bill up' to peace in North: Irish Independent

Orange Order seeks city of culture role: The News Letter

Tuesday, March 26

New IRA move on weapons due 'by end of week': The Independent
David McKittrick

Blair and Adams agree on IRA amnesty: The Times
Melissa Kite

Confidence about fugitive issue expressed: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

IRA’s new move on arms: The Scotsman

Anti-agreement unionists warn Blair: UTV Internet

House member sees possible IRA link to FARC: Washington Times
Jerry Seper

McGuinness rejects relatives' plea to help Omagh hunt: Electronic Telegraph
Andrew Sparrow and George Jones

Branch files - Blair to be blackmailed: (from

The Crime of Castlereagh: (from
Danny Morrison

Flanagan urges support for police: UTV Internet

Apprentice Boys' Lower Ormeau Road march banned: RTE

Marching to the beat of optimism: BBC

An Irishwoman's Diary: The Irish Times (Mar 25)
Siobhán Mulcahy

Republic 'associated with Catholic mindset': Belfast Telegraph
Robin Bury

Job creation can guarantee peace, says US envoy: The Irish Times
Una McCaffrey

The status quo is always an option in political history when its opponents urge no alternative course: The Blanket
Paul Fitzsimmons

Project to help North come to terms with past: The Irish Times
Brandon Hamber

The NIA Scorecard: G21
Dan VanDeMortel

Hillary Clinton in Dublin visit: UTV Internet

Trouble turning area into 'no man's land': Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

Taylor to give tape to inquiry: The Irish Times

All-Ireland postal service proposal: UTV Internet

Monday, March 25

CCTV failed to capture police base raiders: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Army quizzed on police files theft: The Sunday Times (Mar 24, sign-in reqd.)
Liam Clarke

Break-in an inside job, Chief Constable concedes: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Adams to discuss document theft with Blair: UTV Internet

Gun case interests N. Ireland leader: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (Mar 21)
Jeff Shields

Arrest shadows Sinn Fein candidate's bid: Boston Globe
Charles M. Sennott

Adams hits out at political parties who rule out coalition with Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

Adams is critical of Garda as he sets out SF policy: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Sinn Féin member quizzed on hold-up: Irish Examiner

That time of year again: (from, Mar 22)
David Ervine

The whiff of double standards is in the air: (from, Mar 22)
John Gormley

LVF rejects approaches to hold talks: RTE

Mallon rejects token North politicians in Seanad: RTE

Sunday, March 24

Castlereagh raid 'inside job' hints Flanagan: UTV Internet

Theft of secret files stirs scandal: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

The secrets of Castlereagh: Sunday Herald
Neil Mackay

Security scandal over raid in Ulster: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Who stands to gain from Castlereagh break-in: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

So who was behind Ulster's Watergate?: The Sunday Times (sign-in reqd.)
Liam Clarke

An inside job, but for what?: Sunday Business Post
Frank Connolly

Who stole the secrets of room 2/20?: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Castlereagh break-in: Sunday Business Post

O'Hanlons Corner: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Why all sides should vote for a border poll: The Sunday Times
David Trimble

Bomb attack sparks sectarian riots: The Observer
Henry McDonald

American police chiefs may apply for top Ulster post: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

The high price paid for articles of faith: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Secret infiltrator of the Real IRA: The Observer
Henry McDonald

US arms firms gave cash to Colombia 3 probe man: Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Kelly

IRA man in hijack quiz: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan

Parties unite in plan to foil Sinn Fein voter personation: Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran

Adams on Irish government: UTV Internet

SF man stands by his 'city' remarks: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Saturday, March 23

How three sharply dressed robbers walked into Belfast's intelligence hub: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

NIO defends security breach inquiry: BBC

A job for 007 or was the mastermind closer to home?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Echoes of an earlier time: (from, Mar 21)
Des Wilson

Provos expected to decommission more weapons ahead of election: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Hyde to probe IRA link to Colombian terrorists: Washington Times (Mar 22)
Jerry Seper

Adams on Colombia: UTV Internet

America puts the squeeze on IRA activities worldwide: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Stars splash out for Omagh fund: Irish Post/
Catherine Jackson

Nationalists cannot be in PSNI, insists Adams: The Irish Times

Challenge to O'Loan past its first hurdle: Belfast Telegraph

Trouble in north Belfast: BBC

Belfast aims to bridge its cultural divides: The Times
David Lister and Oliver Wright

DUP man hits out at Newry City 'outrage': Belfast Telegraph

'Sectarian' row over schools funding: BBC (Mar 21)

The winners and losers at school: Belfast Telegraph

Hockey night ... in Belfast: Toronto Star (Mar 17)
Pól Ó Conghaile

Friday, March 22

'Growing sense' IRA arms move near: BBC
Brian Rowan

Sinn Fein's meeting with Blair to focus on amnesty: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Antagonism mounts against Flanagan: UTV Internet

Fulton's diary among missing Castlereagh documents: (from Lá)
Anton McCabe & Concubhar Ó Liatháin

Burglary probe boss exposed IRA spy cell: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Trimble on Castlereagh raid: UTV Internet

Raid yarn is too bizarre for a pulp thriller writer: Irish Independent
Maurice Hayes

Another familiar old story: (from

Adams may send aide to US probe: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

This land is no hell for Protestants, Mr Trimble: Irish Independent
Martin Mansergh

Trimble tiptoes through a minefield in as he visits: Irish Examiner
John Murphy

Reid critical of Trimble speech: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

Border poll idea finds few takers: Belfast Telegraph

Police warn of Real IRA bomb plot: The Times
Daniel McGrory

Hugh trans-Atlantic flap over NY parade marshal from Clogher: Ulster Herald
John McCusker

Ferris drug tape a set up to embarrass SF, says Adams: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey

Pressure grows over Boys' rally: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Assembly survives as judges split on Trimble re-election: Irish Independent
Ivan McMichael

Angelus should stay but RTE could show pluralism - Rabbi: Irish Independent
Martha Kearns

Thursday, March 21

Special Branch raiders 'knew layout of offices': The Independent
Jason Bennetto and David McKittrick

Army spy link to Castlereagh raid: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan and Nick Hopkins

IRA go-between heads inquiry into Ulster security breach: The Scotsman
Jeanette Oldham

The riddle of the stolen files: BBC
Kevin Connolly

Informers: A dangerous assignment: BBC

Adams ‘should speak in Dáil’: Irish Examiner
Sandra Hurley

Trimble 'revolted' at amnesty plan: BBC

Tories slam appeasement process: UTV Internet

No place for this knockabout 'fun': Belfast Telegraph

Protestants believe they are the victims- Eames: The News Letter

Ahern declares poll idea dangerous: UTV Internet

Trimble repeats call for united Ireland poll: RTE

Interfaith marriage grows in Ulster: Washington Times (Mar 17)
Anne Cadwallader

Drug dealer interrogation tape found in Ferris’s car: Irish Examiner
Brian Carroll and Donal Hickey

All Eyes to Ireland: National Review (Mar 19)
John Derbyshire

Irish-speaking UUP minister keeps both communities on side: The Irish Times
Róisín Ingle

£2.5m plastic bullets bill queried: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Ex-Alliance man to polish Orange image: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

A sound opportunity to reflect on tolerance: The Irish Times
Eoin Neeson

Wednesday, March 20

Panic at Ulster’s worst security breach: The Scotsman
Ted Oliver and Jeanette Oldham

Outside inquiry into Special Branch break-in: The Independent
David McKittrick

Police issue warning to informers: UTV Internet

So was it an inside job?: The Times
David Lister

Speculation FRU may be behind break-in: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

North's dirty tricks war is far from over: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

As bad as it gets: The Guardian

Vital questions over Castlereagh: Belfast Telegraph

US wants to question Adams on terror link: The Times
Damian Whitworth and David Lister

US hearings to inquire into links between IRA, Colombian guerrillas: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Hint of new arms move as Adams set to meet Blair: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

McGuinness 'to hound' Trimble over remarks: Belfast Telegraph

N. Ireland official may favor 'truth commission': Chicago Sun-Times (Mar 17)
Abdon M. Pallash

Freedom agenda: San Francisco Examiner (Mar 17)
Alex Brown

Sinn Fein out of touch, says canon: The News Letter
Ross McKee

Yes: Belfast Telegraph
Lynn Fleming

Victims vow to challenge amnesty plan: The News Letter

An Irish Journey: National Review Online (Mar 15)
Elizabeth Fitton

Row erupts over IRA memorial: BBC

Ulster's exiles of Terror: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Belfast walls may crumble for culture: The Irish Times
Róisín Ingle

Nationalists fail in move to lift ban on lillies: Electronic Telegraph

Trimble rejects calls for apology: BBC

Trimble and Durkan unresolved over parades: UTV Internet

Tuesday, March 19

Fears of collusion raised by burglary at Special Branch: The Independent
David McKittrick

Epidemic of terror beatings in Ulster: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Victims who dread appointment with fear: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

McAleese urges more practical support for peace: Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

Let there be a referendum...: (from
Danny Morrison

Bitter dilemma: Sunday Life (Mar 17)

Sinn Fein minister looks forward to 'inclusive' Ireland: Montreal Gazette (Mar 17)
Allison Lampert

A United Ireland is inevitable - Tony Benn: (from
Anthony Neeson

Loyalist Commission: A Sign of Hope for the Future: The Blanket
Billy Mitchell

Real IRA linked to drugs trade: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

No coalition with SF, says Smith: The Irish Times
Miriam Donohoe

Journalists questioned in vigilante abduction probe: Irish Independent
Anne Lucey

Cleric pleads with Coppers over use of 'Ten-pound Touts': (from, Mar 11)

Bush whacked by one-liners: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Kill Stone dead: Sunday Life (Mar 17)
Stephen Breen

Monday, March 18

Ahern fears vote on unity too dangerous for North: Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

NI paramilitaries ordered 683 from homes last year - report: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Ahern calls for safe home journey for North's exiles: Irish Independent
Chris Glennon and Conor Sweeney

Further calls on British to abandon amnesty plan: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

An Irish toast for an act of reconciliation: Albany Times Union (Mar 17)
Diane Cameron

St Patrick's Day parade shunned by police over IRA marshal: The Times
James Bone

Bomber granted political asylum: The Times
Nicola Woolcock

Nelson murder inquiry urged: Irish Independent
Don Lavery

SF accuse gardai of 'dirty tricks': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

More Protestants making complaints against police: The News Letter

Ireland debates speaking Irish: Chicago Tribune (Mar 17)
Tom Mudd

The Irish in America: Philadelphia Inquirer (Mar 17)

UK Unionist says executive bad for services: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Che Guevara daughter counts Irish as comrades in struggle: Irish Examiner (Mar 16)
Catherine Shanahan

Sunday, March 17

IRA to hand over arms after Easter: The Sunday Times (reg. required)
Liam Clarke & Maeve Sheehan

Anglican minister takes offense at Trimble's words: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Durkan on peace process: UTV Internet

Ahern's new attitude reflects reality of North: Sunday Independent
John A Murphy

Trimble’s tough words carry hollow ring of a trendy liberal: The Sunday Times
David Quinn

A pathetic fallacy: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Let's admit the truth in Trimble's words: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Trimble comments echo around US: BBC
Mark Devenport

Unionists fearful as old certainties slip away: Sunday Independent
Barry White

Trimble's fumble / Northern Ireland's leader slights the South: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An ill-considered odious outburst: Sunday Independent

Today St Patrick won't be working for the IRA: Electronic Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

Reid — NI border poll unnecessary: BBC

No news is good news from Ireland: Boston Herald

Opponents fear Ferris may benefit from media attention: Sunday Business Post
Maol Muire Tynan

Justice or politics?: The Sunday Times
Emily O'Reilly

Just another day in ... er, Zimbabwe?: Sunday Independent

Forgiveness finds a voice: Northern Ireland documentary sends powerful message: Boston Herald
Wayne Woodlief

Sinn Fein gives $0.5m to US: The Sunday Times
John Burns

Lr Ormeau Rd residents may object to Apprentice parade: Sunday Business Post
Frank Connolly

Omagh ‘Live Aid’ planned: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Wealth of the Irish: Washington Post (Mar 16)
Robert M. Dunn Jr.

Royal visit on the cards as Liz waits for Bertie's formal invite: Sunday Independent
Frank Khan & Conor Sweeney

Sectarian singing ‘silenced at Celtic’: Scotland on Sunday
Stephen Fraser

Saturday, March 16

Speculation grows over arms move: BBC
Brian Rowan

Reid 'will not rush' decision on referendum: Belfast Telegraph

US is not an advocate of Irish unity, says Bush's special envoy: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

NI Catholics still reluctant to join police - claim: UTV Internet

More Catholic recruits joining new North police: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Sinn Fein joins police in forum: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Durkan predicts Sinn Fein police backing: UTV Internet

Unionists 'misled' over Royal crest: Belfast Telegraph

US politicians probe Sinn Fein links to FARC: Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

Unionists are trying to 'Out-taig' each other: (from, Mar 14)
Allison Morris

Open your eyes Mr Trimble, it is all changed down here: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

What are we going to do with Uncle David?: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Actually, broadly speaking, I think he was right: Irish Independent
Bruce Arnold

Trimble's anger combines with a petulant streak: The Irish Times
Henry McDonald

One country that votes two ways: Irish Independent
Mary Kenny

The times they are a changing and so too are Northerners' perceptions of life in Republic: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Out of the mouth of Trimble . . . : Irish Independent
Willie Dillon

Donaldson persuades 'young' to stay in UUP: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Ah, peace at last...: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Londoners take to streets for St Patrick's day: Financial Times
Jimmy Burns

Ahern seeks EU pledge on neutrality before Nice vote: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

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Civil rights rally group 'was cover for terrorists': Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

Decisions taken in London - Taylor: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan