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Thursday, March 31

Shooting war feared as UDA throws out flamboyant leader: The Times

UDA expels flamboyant east Belfast 'brigadier' Gray: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Why loyalists decided 'Doris' has had his day: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

UVF blamed for McCord death threat: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Dublin behind 'criminalising' of Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

IRA action against suspects 'not rare': (from the Irish News, Mar 9)
Graeme Neill

A mother's struggle over a death wall of silence: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Murphy - army did 'murder: Daily Ireland (Mar 9)

Parties engage in war of words over MP seat: Belfast Telegraph

Independent support will finish SDLP: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

The birth of the very secret republican party: Daily Ireland
Danny Morrison

Judge's dissent gives trio 'hope': BBC

O Caolain sought investors for paper that is 'not SF mouthpiece': Irish Independent
Sam Smyth

Man Beaten By Trio 'Feared For His Life': The News Letter

Petrol bomb thrown at PSNI: Belfast Telegraph
Andrea Clements

Sectarian attack 'will not force family out': (from the Irish News)
Graeme Neill

Conference to probe North-South bodies: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Marching Season Takes Its Tentative First Steps: The News Letter

Public inquiry call for Nelson: Daily Ireland (Mar 17)

More a social barometer than a Prime Minister: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Speaking up for the Irish: Irish Post
Amanda Diamond

Why Labour can't count on the Irish vote: Irish World (Feb 4)
Tom Griffin

Schools must not be allowed favour Catholics, says UN: Irish Independent (Mar 12)
David Quinn

Showpiece stadium to transform infamous prison site: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Croke Park at the crossroads: Daily Telegraph
Christopher Davies

Race watchdog investigates recruitment at 'Blue Peter': The Independent
Maxine Frith

Wednesday, March 30

IRA 'laundering stolen cash in UK housing market': The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

SF 'up to neck in murder cover-up': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

IRA Must Reveal Results Of Internal Probe: Derry Journal

Conspiracy of silence over slaughter of kick-boxer who saw off IRA thugs: Sunday Independent (Mar 27)
Jim Cusack

McCartneys — how the personal became political: The Blanket (Mar 17)
Brendan O'Neill

Mr Adams' reputation on the line: Belfast Telegraph

Let's not dwell on failures — move on: (from the Irish News)
Briedge Gadd

What price peace?: Daily Ireland
Emer Brennan

Clocks still going back in our political world: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

IRA blamed in string of thefts: Washington Times
Jerry Seper

Electoral pacts are a double-edged sword': (from the Irish News, Mar 28)
Tom Kelly

'Strengthen hand of Sinn Féin': Daily Ireland

Praise All Round As Feeder Parade At Ardoyne Passes Off Peacefully: The News Letter
Joanne Lowry

UUP fury as PSNI pulls out of base: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Policing 'Acid Test' For Provisionals — Mackie Tells Derry Rally: Derry Journal

RSF — Provos are bullies: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Only good men make good republicans: Sunday Independent (Mar 27)
Eoghan Harris

Assets 'must fund victim support': BBC

New fund 'won't solve' loyalist victim's killing: Daily Ireland (Mar 9)

Tribal thuggery lives on — Eames: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Fourteen million words later ...: The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor

Omagh father hits out at Adams: BBC

Movie offers for family: Sunday Life (Mar 27)

Politics Hampering Tourism: Derry Journal

Ex-IRA man to be priest: Daily Ireland (Mar 14)

Will the English revive our ailing campaign for independence?: The Scotsman (Mar 21)
Duncan Hamilton

Tuesday, March 29

Republicans 'face tough choices': Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

IRA buying property with bank raid money: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy and Conor Lally

McCartney appeal may fund civil action: The Scotsman
John Innes

Adams runs risk of US ban after Kennedy attack: Sunday Independent (Mar 27)
Jim Cusack

As republicans commemorate Easter 1916, Gerry Adams accuses the Irish government — “Partitionism, self-interest and incompetence”: Daily Ireland

City on increased alert over IRA attack fears: Daily Telegraph
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Persuade our leaders to quit the pandering and get tough: Sunday Independent (Mar 27)
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Watershed moment for republicans: Belfast Telegraph

Exclusion unsustainable: (from the Irish News)

The SDLP's Éire Nua: Daily Ireland
Mark Langhammer

SF unsurprised by possible unionist and SDLP voting pact: (from the Irish News)
Sarah Dobson

Missing — 100,000 voters disappear from electoral roll: Daily Ireland (Mar 9)

One Arrest At Parade By Nationalists: The News Letter
Joanne Lowry

Parades pass off peacefully: Irish Independent

Republicans blamed for shop bombs: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

'As I pick up pieces of the truth, I realise there is no justice here': Daily Ireland

Spence 'the untouchable': Sunday Life (Mar 6)

The writing's off the wall!: The Blanket
Catherine McGlinchey

Men behind the wire: Sunday Life (Mar 27)
Alan Murray

More than 'just another foreign country': (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Tributes flow for the man who sent troops into Ulster: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Ex-PM legacy not so sunny: Daily Ireland

Car magnate paid off IRA: Sunday Life (Mar 27)

Time to break down Border barriers: Daily Ireland
Damien Kiberd

Ban The Shirts For Greater Good: The News Letter (Mar 8)
Ian Starrett

End Catholic ban, says Howard: The Guardian
Michael White

Monday, March 28

Government lambasted by Adams: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn and Mary Dundon

Adams says IRA killers are cowards: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

McCartney family consider civil case against IRA killers: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Publicise results family tell IRA: (from the Irish News, Mar 26)
Roddy McGregor

McGuinness — Offer was a mistake: Daily Telegraph

Indulging Sinn Féin and the DUP created political logjam: (from the Irish News, Mar 26)
Eddie McGrady

Time-freeze politicos better thaw out soon: (from the Irish News, Mar 26)
James Kelly

Shourki's away fixture with city crimelords: Sunday Life (Mar 27)
Stephen Breen

SDLP powerless to influence removal of plastic bullets — SF: (from the Irish News, Mar 26)
Bimpe Fatogun

Ex cops told to arm themselves: Sunday Life (Mar 27)
Alan Murray

The Ulster Sash Is Too Dangerous For Canada: The News Letter (Mar 26)
Simon Hunter

Wright seeks No10 minutes: Sunday Life (Mar 27)

How tolerant is Limerick in response to Ireland's Call?: Limerick Leader (Mar 26)
Brendan Halligan

Adams urged to make Omagh bombers appeal: Sunday Life (Mar 27)

The anachronism of Catholic discrimination: Daily Telegraph

McDonald set to take on Ahern in Dublin: The Sunday Times (Mar 13)
Scott Millar

Taoiseach urged to plan major 1916 event next year: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Phoenix's green-tinted radar fails to detect glaring blips: Sunday Independent (Mar 27)
Eoin McMahon

A puzzling betrayal: The Observer (Mar 27)
Henry McDonald

Film focuses on hope in troubled times: BBC (Mar 22)

Neutrality is not farcical: Daily Ireland (Mar 23)
Tommy McKearney

Holyrood has a real role in peace process: The Scotsman (Mar 12)
Christopher Harvie

Row at BBC 's 'farcical' Panorama on sectarianism: Scotland on Sunday (Mar 13)
Murdo MacLeod

Sunday, March 27

McCartneys plan election poster campaign: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

McCartney family blasts IRA smears: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

The dangers faced by brave McCartney women are real enough: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Adams responds to call for boycott: RTE

Pee — he's so busy: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Man of peace says his piece: Cleveland Plain Dealer (Mar 25)
Tom Feran

On centennial, Sinn Fein weighs cost of IRA violence: Boston Globe
Kevin Cullen and Charles M. Sennott

Code of dishonour trumps republican calls for 'truth': The Sunday Times —link repaired
Liam Clarke

The body politic down here has already been poisoned: Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

Probe into IRA laundering draws a blank: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

IRA bank raid loot 'cleaned' at festival: The Sunday Times
Nicola Tallant

America — Andrew Stephen reveals Gerry Adams's mistake: New Statesman (Mar 21)
Andrew Stephen

Sinn Fein collected $760,000 from US last year: (Mar 26)

Government fears Blair may limit Finucane inquiry: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

SDLP's carrots are not to the taste of loyal unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Who really wants and needs a united Ireland?: Sunday Independent
John A Murphy

Trimble plots election pact to defeat Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times

SDLP considers tactical sidestep: BBC

SDLP and Sinn Fein prepare for Westminster battle: Sunday Business Post
Paul T Colgan

Join the dots on the Sinn Fein/IRA story: Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch

Fury over McCartney murder slur: Daily Ireland (Mar 23)

McCabe two on run may escape justice if deal is agreed in north: Limerick Leader
Barry Duggan

Like O'Higgins, McDowell has a hard head but a homely heart: Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Adams criticises commissioner post: UTV Internet

End poppy 'bias' at Beeb, says SF: Belfast Telegraph
Maureen Coleman

DUP don't like portrait's Tone: Daily Ireland (Mar 23)

Sectarianism 'being driven out of soccer': UTV Internet

Croke Park's catch 42: Sunday Business Post

Time to stop patronising ourselves as Gaeilge: Limerick Leader
Patricia Feehily

New call for abolition of monarchy timed to influence general election: Sunday Herald
Aideen McLaughlin

Saturday, March 26

McDonald denies Short Strand 'culture of fear':

McCartney aunt hits out at SF 'whispering campaign': (from the Irish News)
Graeme Neill

The McCartneys — We're not going away, you know...: Irish Independent
Chris Thornton

Democratic Killers: The Blanket (Mar 21)
Fred A. Wilcox

The women who pick up the pieces after IRA 'justice' has been done: The Times
Giles Whittell

Family of stab death man in plea to provos: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Family of hit-and-run victim accuses Sinn Féin: Daily Ireland (Mar 24)

Justice is being undermined: (from the Irish News, Mar 15)

Bulgarians rule out IRA money link: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

O'Dea calls for boycott of Sinn Féin's Easter events: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

Failing peace process is turning into a nightmare: Irish Independent

Ideal of unity more remote than ever: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Policing Board call to cut all business ties: Sunday Life (Mar 20)
Ciaran McGuigan

Transfer of police from forkhill 'part of review': Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Building a police force to trust: Daily Ireland (Mar 15)
Emer Brennan

New plastic bullet approved: UTV Internet

Smoking out the bonfire dumpers: Sunday Life (Mar 20)
Sinead McCavana

Interface trouble brews: Daily Ireland (Mar 24)

Arrests linked to terror group: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Agency Puts The Squeeze On Ulster's Underworld: The News Letter

ARA aims high and strikes low: (from the Irish News)

Border Fox could gain permanent release from prison: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

Sinn Féin's Ferris will not be prosecuted: Irish Examiner (Mar 15)
Donal Hickey

The lives they led: Daily Ireland
Laurence McKeown

How are cops going to investigate 31-year-old murder?"—Grieving brother: (from, Mar 24)

Union Jack Spoils Seattle March: Irish Voice/
Georgina Brennan

IRA monument in Northern town pulled down by vandals: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Friday, March 25

DUP claim doesn't add up, says Ahern: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

Expelled Provo 'still in the IRA': Belfast Telegraph
Brian Hutton

McCartney sisters will not fight elections: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

McCartneys decide against election bid: Irish Examiner
Dan McGinn

Durkan slams 'outrageous' Provo McCartney message: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Not a threat, but some sound advice: (from
Robin Livingston

Fresh scenario needed for IRA to exit: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Agreement is the greatest threat to unionism: Daily Ireland
Jude Collins

IRA message fails to deal with the problem: Belfast Telegraph

The Kennedy Snub: Irish Voice/

No Dodging the Moral Dilemma: The Blanket (Mar 18)
David Adams

Gardai Collusion Probe Set: Irish Voice/
Mairead Carey

McDowell throws down the gauntlet over RUC killings: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Inquiries bill a betrayal of trust says MP: (from the Irish News)
William Graham

Inquiry to check army links in killing of Ulster solicitor: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Nelson inquiry to have new powers: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Ludlow murder report to be published soon: (from the Irish News, Mar 10)
Valerie Robinson

Ex-RUC officer to stand as SF candidate: UTV Internet

A Pact Is Still On The Cards: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Arms and security data recovered: BBC

Loyalist warns of march chaos: Daily Ireland

Marching Season begins on Monday: (from

Board is backing new baton round: BBC

All-Ireland Soccer Team Would Be An Own Goal: The News Letter

Blackmail that fuelled Gardai's IRA fantasy: The Sunday Times (Mar 20)
Liam Fay

Thursday, March 24

IRA 'did all it could' over McCartney: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

Taoiseach pours scorn on IRA offer to co-operate: Irish Independent
Conor Sweeney

Sisters Say IRA Is Creating 'Wall of Silence' in Brother's Slaying: Los Angeles Times
Ron DePasquale

Police 'leaving no stone unturned' in hunt for killers: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

SDLP organised McCartney visit: Daily Ireland

McCartneys find sympathetic ears in D.C.: Irish Echo
Susan Garraty

Let he who is without blame cast the first stone: Daily Ireland
Danny Morrison

Law and order must prevail: (from the Irish News, Mar 21)

Peace process needs a Labour election victory: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Electorate to become more polarised: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

DUP 'regained ground': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Fig Leaf: The Blanket (Mar 21)
John Coulter

Lawlessness 'filling NI vacuum': BBC

NI agency freezes £5m assets: RTE

80% of Catholic applicants join PSNI: Belfast Telegraph
Geraldine Mulholland

DUP attack police recruiting policy: UTV Internet

Gardai warned against serving in Ulster: Belfast Telegraph
Kim Kelly

SF challenged to co-operate with collusion probe: Irish Examiner
Harry McGee

McDowell on RUC killing: UTV Internet

Unanswered questions in RUC men's murders: Irish Independent
Alan Murray

Father calls for inquest: Daily Ireland

Let's be honest on Irish unity: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

SDLP makes case for Irish unity: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

Hume bows out of Commons: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Plans To Cancel Republican Parade: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Easter parade leads to fears of violence: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan McCambridge

Best floats idea of 'United' Ireland side: (Mar 23)

Boyce - Joint Irish team unlikely: BBC

Irish unity is best way forward: The Times
Tony Cascarino

Ex-IRA man stages a troubling story: (Mar 17)
Bridget Galton

Wednesday, March 23

IRA has 'tried to assist' McCartney family: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Do the right thing — former prisoner: (from the Irish News)
Sharon O'Neill

McCartney sister issues emotional plea for help: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

SDLP man's travel agency helped arrange McCartneys' US visit:

Republicans will have to pay price for McCartney: Daily Ireland
Damien Kiberd

The Advisocrats: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

In the White House, people power trumps terrorism: Sunday Independent (Mar 20)
Tom Wright

Where now for the peace process?: Daily Ireland
Sean McManus

North is 'still a polarised society': Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

Protestants feel they got raw deal on Good Friday: The Scotsman
Ed Carty

Big fall in number intimidated into selling homes: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Leaders urged to help stop sectarian attacks: Daily Ireland

Cover-up Act creates intolerable situation: (from the Irish News)
Susan McKay

Gardaí against plan to patrol in Northern Ireland: UTV Internet

Derry Mayor denies snubbing the PSNI: Belfast Telegraph (Mar 19)
Claire Weir

'Killer still in Orange Order': Daily Ireland

The Door Will Stay Open For Westminister Arrangement: The News Letter

Sharing public office and society: (from, Mar 18)
Carmel Hanna

Sinn Fein and SDLP say they're confident: Impartial Reporter (Mar 17)

Easter parade slammed: Down Democrat (Mar 8)

SF bid to overturn parade decision: (from the Irish News)
Catherine Morrison

Green paper a red herring: Daily Ireland

Derry's Name Row Heads To High Court: Derry Journal
Amanda Williams

Welcoming Ulster's new citizens . . .: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Protestants and Catholics here 'are creating common culture': Irish Independent
Ben Quinn

A cross-border start with a shamrock: The Guardian
Michael Walker

Why Irish party should make us green with envy: The Scotsman (Mar 17)
Roddy Martine

Tuesday, March 22

Just four McCartney attack witnesses have made statements: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Sinn Fein urged to give 'true account' of tragic night: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Sisters are shaken by death letter: Irish Independent
Louise McCall and Sam Smyth

Family dismiss Ogra SF letter allegations: (from the Irish News)
Darran McCann

Saying nothing means no one will ever be convicted: Irish Independent

Band of Sisters: Time
Andrea Gerlin

Questions for Sinn Fein chief: New York Newsday (Mar 18)
J. Jioni Palmer

IRA still needed, say some N. Ireland Catholics: CTV (Mar 21)
Tom Kennedy

Like Lincoln, keep Raffia on the run: Sunday Independent (Mar 20)
Eoghan Harris

IRA biggest crime gang in country, say gardaí: Irish Examiner
Cormac O'Keeffe

IRA poses threat to organs of state, claims McDowell: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

AGSI conference - Garda attack reveals scope of IRA crime: Irish Examiner

Respect for law and order rules out deals with killers: Irish Independent

Irish PM confirms IRA link to bank haul: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

No firm proof that seized cash came from bank heist: Irish Independent
Alan Erwin

Two political medusas are not a pretty sight: (from the Irish News)
Tom Kelly

No faith in the faith of our Father: Sunday Independent (Mar 20)
Liam Collins

Inclusiveness for all, but on our terms: (from the Irish News)
Roy Garland

Hindsight teaches me a lesson: Seattle Times
Nicole Brodeur

Paramilitary mob 'lured police' into riot: UTV Internet

There must be a united Ireland if majority votes for it, says Durkan: Irish Examiner
Paul O'Brien and Ian Graham

It's over to you, Bertie, as SDLP unveil unity plan: Daily Ireland

Linking Irish Unity To 1998 Agreement Is A Big Mistake: The News Letter

Debate welcome but sort out basics: Daily Ireland

We'd Wreck Terror Shrine, Says Frazer: The News Letter (Mar 15)
Alistair Bushe

British owe my family the truth: Daily Ireland

Animated series to promote Irish: BBC (Mar 15)

Abandon Irish as an official language and watch it flourish: The Sunday Times (Mar 20)
Alan Ruddock

Notre Dame Fosters Irish Language Revival: Baltimore Sun (Mar 16)
Tom Coyne

Monday, March 21

MI5 warns of heightened risk of mainland attacks by IRA: The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor and Rosie Cowan

Control orders 'could target IRA': BBC (Mar 17)

Sinn Féin is prepared to deal with IRA — McGuinness: (from the Irish News, Mar 19)
William Graham

Sisters attack 'wall of silence': The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

McCartney sisters back from US but will not rest: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Silence must end now, say McCartneys: Irish Independent
Louise McCall

P O'Neill whacked: Sunday Life (Mar 20)

Fall From Grace: Newsweek
William Underhill

We have been here before: The Guardian
Peter Taylor

Hope For Justice: The Blanket
Mick Hall

To Mourn a Brother: Sunday Herald (Mar 20)
Claire McCartney

McCartney sisters fail to capture imagination of American media: Irish Examiner
Terry Prone

Message was loud and clear but SF isn't reading signals: Irish Independent

America turns on the IRA, but what is the Taoiseach up to?: Sunday Independent (Mar 20)
John A Murphy

GFA - a question of policy or principle?: Daily Ireland (Mar 18)
Tom McGurk

Paramilitaries — when will charmed life end?: (from the Irish News, Mar 19)
James Kelly

Irish terrors / It's time to scrap the IRA and the militias: Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Mar 17)

Finucane Inquiry Delayed: Irish Voice/
Brendan Anderson

Finucane inquiry must be transparent — envoy: (from the Irish News, Mar 17)

Finucane 'may cause Anglo-Irish rift': BBC
Mark Devenport

O'Loan team probe killing: Belfast Telegraph (Mar 17)
David Gordon

Help us to get justice: Sunday Life (Mar 20)
Chris Anderson

Threat victims seek apology from SF: Irish Independent (Mar 17)
Anita Guidera

Deathly prose: Limerick Leader (Mar 19)

The dangerous business of writing the truth: Daily Ireland (Mar 15)

No justice for Francis: (from, Mar 17)

Almost 4,000 children are now learning through Irish: Belfast Telegraph (Mar 16)
Claire Regan

Murphy honoured for peace work: UTV Internet (Mar 15)

Visitors flocking in: Belfast Telegraph (Mar 17)
Nigel Tinson

Too hot to handle: The Guardian (Mar 16)
Karen Fricker

Sunday, March 20

McCartneys call SF/IRA 'Nazi thugs': Sunday Independent
Jody Corcoran & Philip Sherwell

Support for sisters put to test as claims and rumors abound: Sunday Herald
Suzanne Breen

Bush backed them, America loved them, but what awaits the McCartneys in Belfast?: Independent on Sunday
Andrew Buncombe & David McKittrick

'Adams didn't even clap when Senator McCain praised our courage. That spoke volumes': Sunday Telegraph
Philip Sherwell

McCartneys no patsies, says former IRA man: The Observer
Henry McDonald

McCartney sisters offered gun guard: Sunday Mirror
Vincent Moss And Colin Wills

McCartney campaign heads for three more capitals: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

The sisters are coming home… and Sinn Fein is planning its revenge: Sunday Telegraph
Jenny McCartney

'We Will Have Justice': New York Post
Paula, Catherine, Gemma, Claire, & Donna McCartney and Bridgeen Hagans

'Peace is very threatening,'Sinn Fein head says at JCU: Cleveland Plain Dealer (Mar 19)
Robert L. Smith

Belfast and furious: The Australian (Mar 19)
Geoff Elliott

The speech Adams didn't want to hear: Sunday Independent
John McCain

Why Kennedy snubbed Adams: Sunday Business Post

An Arctic winter dawns Stateside for Adams in wake of McCartney murder: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Saints and Shinners: Scotland on Sunday
Kevin Cullen

Sinn Fein's indoctrination lives on in our brave new world: Sunday Independent
Jim Cusack

The Death of the IRA: Sunday Herald
Ed Moloney

Disbandment is only option left for IRA: Sunday Business Post
Vincent Browne

Sinn Fein/IRA out in the cold: Sunday Independent

Decision time for SF: Sunday Business Post
Tom McGurk

Don't let Gerry fool you, now is the time to use the big stick, Bertie: Sunday Independent
Brendan O'Connor

Look around you, Tony, no one else is still wooing Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times
Dean Godson

Talking with terrorists: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tony Blankley

War and Peace in Ireland: Counterpunch (Mar 15)
Harry Browne

Power in the Pub: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Stand firm, Mr Ahern: The Sunday Times

Demobilise, disband and disarm: Belfast Telegraph

Praiseworthy developments Stateside: Daily Ireland (Mar 18)

Bush honours Ann in the White House: Limerick Leader
Alan Jacques

Congressman in inquiries appeal: BBC

Irish terror groups 'to hit London': The Observer
Martin Bright and Henry McDonald

Republicans Steal Rolexes And Loyalists Buy Them: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

More Support For Widows, Says Paisley Jnr: The News Letter (Mar 17)
Gemma Murray

Raw truth of hunger strike fights its way past myths: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Will Ibrox’s vocal minority ever get the message?: Sunday Herald
Ian Bell

Saturday, March 19

'No talks' until IRA row settled: BBC

Hanafin reiterates demand for end to IRA: Irish Independent
Fionnán Sheahan

Murder victim's sisters return to more hostile climate in Belfast: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis

US meetings have bolstered McCartneys' determination: Irish Independent
Victoria Ward

US media circus takes sisters along for the ride: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Four US Senators pressurise Republicans: RTE

SF Need To Hear Voice Of Irish America - Durkan: Derry Journal

Bruised but not bowed - Adams: Daily Ireland
Jim Dee

Sinn Fein chief finds friends amid the chill: Sydney Morning Herald
Michael Gawenda

Key ceremony honors leader of Sinn Fein: Cincinnati Enquirer (Mar 16)
Gregory Korte

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Ends U.S. Swing At John Carroll: WEWS NewsChannel5 (Mar 18)

MP in bid to ban Gerry Adams: Melbourne Herald Sun (Mar 18)
Gerard McManus

Ard fheis speech 'partly incorrect': Belfast Telegraph (Mar 17)
Chris Thornton

Pressure is on us to stop being duped by SF-IRA: Irish Independent

SF must abandon paramilitary baggage: (from the Irish News)
Andy Wood

The week that Irish America finally turned its back on Sinn Fein: Irish Independent

The wearin' o the green is no longer enough to woo us: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

White House proceedings push Adams out on a limb: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

America refuses to buy the Adams defence: The Times (Mar 18)
Elaine Monaghan

Sisters show there's no way back to old Belfast: The Scotsman
Joyce MacMillan

McCartney women call the shots and Sinn Féin goes on the run: Irish Examiner
Ryle Dwyer


2d Belfast family seeks justice: Boston Globe
Kevin Cullen

Witnesses to Belfast killing 'protected': Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Refuse To Be Silenced By Intimidation: The News Letter
Billy Kennedy

SF and Orde in war of words: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Retrain Or Quit, Reservists Told: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Campbell Slams 'PC' Police Parlance: Derry Journal

PSNI bid to withdraw McCrea bodyguard: UTV Internet

Basking in the Glory?: The Blanket
John Coulter

Pact proposal talks 'break down': BBC

Order Eager To See Merger Of DUP And UUP: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

McFarlane Denies Hunger Strike 'Deal' was Struck: (from

Time to give The Soldier's Song its marching orders: Irish Independent (Mar 17)

Friday, March 18

Bush Shuns Sinn Fein on St. Patrick's Day: New York Times
Richard W. Stevenson

SF risks US exclusion unless IRA disbands, says Ahern: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy and Conor O'Clery

Bush pledges to get justice for Irishman: Washington Times
Joseph Curl

Bush gives '100% backing' to McCartney sisters: The Guardian
Julian Borger & Angelique Chrisafis

Ahern tells Provos to name killers: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

From Short Strand to the White House: BBC
Gareth Gordon

From the backstreets of Belfast to the White House with dignity and impact: Irish Independent
David McKittrick

Sisters getting used to life in media spotlight: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Family being exploited for political gain, warns Adams: The Independent
Victoria Ward

Washington rains on Adams's parade: Daily Telegraph
Francis Harris

Senator in blistering attack on Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Adams admits party hurt by 'own goals': Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

'No talks' until IRA row settled: BBC

Blissful ignorance as New York parties: Daily Telegraph
Tom Leonard

Relying on the bacon and cabbage brigade: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

DIY diplomacy needs a quick Oval Office smoke: The Times
Tim Reid

The not-so Stepford Sisters: (from the News Letter)
Suzanne Breen

Irish America is shedding its green-tinted spectacles: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

And lo, when Adams was ostracised, the Irish Americans followed suit: The Times
Gerard Baker

The left way could be the right way for Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph
Eamonn McCann

Sinn Fein has never had it so bad in the US: Irish Independent

Time to stop demonising Sinn Féin: (from the Irish News)
Jim Gibney

Violence and silence: CBC
Don Murray

When killers rule: Boston Globe
H.D.S. Greenway


Orde hits back at Sinn Fein McCartney claims: UTV Internet

Bush to urge public inquiry into Finucane murder: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

Finucane inquiry plans criticised: BBC

Alliance thinks it's holier than St Patrick: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

St Patrick's Parade 'Upsets Relations': The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

A half-hour bone for Ulster-Scots to chew: (from the Irish News)
Newton Emerson

Councillor who took stand against UDA set to quit: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Orange In Unity Call: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

Unionists in talks over election pact: Impartial Reporter

Family of dead rioter may meet Army driver: Belfast Telegraph
Brendan McDaid

Thursday, March 17

Howard tells Blair to end Sinn Fein 'veto': Daily Telegraph
Brendan Carlin

Blair denies 'pampering' republicans: The Times
Greg Hurst

Durkan launches attack on Adams: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Irish prime minister visits Syracuse: Syracuse Post-Standard
John Mariani and Mark Weiner

Sinn Fein face a huge challenge after recent events - Ahern: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Politicians harden demands on IRA to disband: The Irish Times
Conor O'Clery

Sinn Fein Leader Snubbed by Bush, Kennedy: Washington Post
Michael A. Fletcher

Gerry Adams gets warm welcome, Liberty Bell model: Philadelphia Daily News (Mar 16)
Earni Young

McCartney campaign 'must not be hijacked by politicians': Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Sisters here, but who's paying?: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Loyalist victim's father criticises unionist MPs: Irish Examiner

Bush to celebrate the Irish, not IRA: Washington Times
Joseph Curl

Killing used as political football: Daily Ireland
Danny Morrison

Turning Gerry Adams into Yasser Arafat: Irish World
Tom Griffin

Adams-Arafat comparison off mark: Irish Echo
Paul Colgan

Adams under pressure in America, but not in N. Ireland: (from the Yorkshire Post)
Paul Bew

Demonised Stateside: Daily Ireland
Jim Dee

Peace in Ireland: Washington Post
Bertie Ahern

My path to peace: New York Daily News
Gerry Adams

Shunning Sinn Fein: Washington Post
Jim Hoagland

IRA's lesson - don't get soft on terror: National Post (Mar 16)
Steven Edwards

Time out needed: Daily Ireland


'Garda widow to meet Bush': UTV Internet

McCabe killers' appeal sent to back of queue: Irish Examiner
Vivion Kilfeather

Derry family claim killer linked to IRA: Belfast Telegraph
William Allen

Bank raid detective to step down: Irish Independent
Deric Henderson

McGuinness challenges Orde: UTV Internet

PSNI fury at NYPD union slur: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll and Brian Hutton

Sinn Fein Flag Up Paddy Parade Row: The News Letter
Alistair Bushe

Mallon urges full Finucane inquiry: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

An Fhírinne hits out at SDLP snub: Daily Ireland

Lord Saville: Belfast Telegraph

Bickering Means Electoral Pact Still A Long Way Away: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

The UUC — still clueless after 100 years: (from the Irish News)
Brian Feeney

Wednesday, March 16

Blair's duplicity has made Ulster politics unstable, says Mallon: Daily Telegraph
Thomas Harding

Durkan on offensive: Daily Ireland

McCartney death to dominate Irish meetings in US: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy and Conor O'Clery

Forget 'romance' of IRA, sisters tell America: The Guardian
Angelique Chrisafis and Jonathan Freedland

Adams turns to his old friends in New York: The Independent
David Usborne

King set to meet with Adams: Baltimore Sun
J. Jioni Palmer

Bay State pols spilt on meeting Sinn Fein: Boston Herald
Andrew Miga

A Swift Kick in the Sinn: Washington Post
Al Kamen

SF denies US ban on fundraising: Irish Examiner
Mary Dundon

Smartin' Martin: Financial Times
Robert Shrimsley

How murky finances keep Sinn Fein afloat: The Times
David Sharrock and Tim Reid

IRA smugglers among world's best, claims Minister: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Has Gerry lost support in the US?: BBC
Mark Simpson

Poor Gerry Adams. All that work for peace and now snubbed by America: The Times
Simon Jenkins

Irish-Americans still bank on Sinn Fein leader: The Independent
Niall O'Dowd

The War is Over: New York Post
Peter King

IRA - Give up the guns, go straight: Philadelphia Inquirer
Trudy Rubin

The latest 'Irish question' finds way to White House: Houston Chronicle
Cragg Hines

Sicily without Sunshine: National Review Online (Mar 15)
John F. Cullinan

After McCartney: The Guardian
Jonathan Freedland

Women show pols how to handle IRA bullies: Chicago Sun Times (Mar 15)
John O'Sullivan

Approach to peace needs consistency: Daily Ireland
Patricia McKenna


'Insult' of Union flag at parade: (from the Irish News)
Graeme Neill

PSNI accused of playing politics: Daily Ireland

Northern Ireland Local Policing 'An Untold Success Story': The Scotsman
Ian Graham

Unionist parties may cut deal on Commons seats: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Breaking of Orange-UUP link welcome: (from the Irish News, Mar 14)
Roy Garland

Finucane inquiry 'will be stymied': Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell

Saville blasts probe rules: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Assembly member stoned: UTV Internet


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