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Wednesday, May 15

Adams ally's trade in terror: Daily Telegraph
Toby Harnden

IRA 'trained Farc terrorists' : Irish Independent
Susan Garraty

Farc money funded arms deals: Daily Telegraph
Toby Harnden

Sophisticated bus bomb was 'typical tactic from Ulster': Daily Telegraph
Toby Harnden

Leading loyalist Adair is freed: BBC

Released Adair 'will be a force for good': Belfast Telegraph

Vengeance threat by loyalist chief: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Omagh visit a sign of the times: BBC
Anita McVeigh

Queen alters schedule to visit Omagh bombing site: The Independent
David McKittrick

Gone, not forgotten: Daily Telegraph

Historic speech hints at Royal visit: Irish Independent
Bernard Purcell and John Devine

The Queen should now make a visit to Dublin: The Independent

Archbishop is 'gravely concerned' about peace process and alienation in North: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Ex-IRA gunrunner poised for poll win: The Times
David Lister

Sinn Fein candidate fails to meet family of murdered man despite pledge on radio: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Quinn 'Le Pen' row: UTV Internet

Can Sinn Fein find the missing piece?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Pace of security measures criticised: BBC

Number of people injured during Belfast clashes: RTE

Loyalist women stage post office protest over attacks: Belfast Telegraph
Ben Lowry

Conflict over who threw first stone: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

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

Bloody Sunday pathologist quizzed: UTV Internet

Tuesday, May 14

Talks call as troubles grow: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Feared UDA leader to be released: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

IRA blamed for murders in Colombia: Daily Telegraph
George Jones

Elections: The Blanket (May 12)
Eamonn McCann

Quinn likens SF to Le Pen: Irish Examiner
Niall Murray

Threat councillor 'will stand firm': Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

The same old story in Short Strand riot: (from

The people's Ulster: Washington Times

Security is stepped up for jubilee Ulster tour: Daily Telegraph
Caroline Davies

Communities take divided view of jubilee tour: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

Queen to see the face of new Ulster: Belfast Telegraph

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Tom Quinn

Does Peter Weir think he deserves a fourth chance?: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

No Garvaghy regrets for Mowlam: (from

Anger as Dunlop tribute is defaced: The News Letter

Monument attack condemned by SF: Belfast Telegraph (May 9)

Sectarianism skewered by soccer: Irish Echo (May 8)
Stephen McKinley

Search for remains continues: BBC

C of I synod to debate approach to sectarianism at parish level: The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

Monday, May 13

Haass gives IRA warning on Colombia: BBC

Sting that began here snares IRA renegades: Chicago Sun Times (May 12)
Abdon Pallasch

Supergrass wants to be paid to testify: Sunday Business Post (May 12)
Barry O'Kelly

Unionist demands sanctions against Sinn Fein: UTV Internet

LVF tells PUP to leave assembly: Sunday Business Post (May 12)
Stephen Gordon

In a still-fragile peace, IRA hopes for victory in Ireland this week: Boston Herald (May 12)
Jim Dee

Former IRA gunrunner has eye on Dublin seat: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Police injured in sectarian fighting: The Scotsman
John Innes

Secretary of state condemns rioters as "thugs": UTV Internet

North Belfast ready for more violence: Sunday Business Post (May 12)
Anton McCabe

Northern Ireland's 'Soccer War': BBC
Mark Devenport

Yob plague that shames our city: Sunday Life (May 12)

A tense Belfast awaits Queen's visit: The Times
David Lister

Best behaviour for Queen's visit: BBC
Mark Simpson

Political Platform: (May 10)
Monica McWilliams

Orange Order seeks PR genius: Sunday Business Post (May 12)
Richard Delevan

Omagh massacre: 'Let down' by investigation: Sunday Life (May 12)
John McGurk

Durkan seeks answers over guards: BBC

Controversial murder: Robert Hamill: Sunday Life (May 12)
John McGurk

The real truth about the BBC: (May 10)
Gearoid O'Caireallain

Irish producer fights Spielberg over axed film: The Sunday Times (May 12)
Jan Battles

Sunday, May 12

Loyalists rearming for battle to come: Scotland on Sunday
John O'Farrell

The murder of Rosemary Nelson provoked worldwide shock and outrage ... three years later its secrets will finally be revealed: Sunday Herald
Niall McKay

Sinn Fein aims for role as power-broker in Irish poll: Sunday Telegraph
Stephen Allen

Sinn Fein 'is like Le Pen' claims Irish Labour: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Why we must not decommission democracy for SF: Sunday Independent
Michael McDowell

The forgetfulness that empowers Sinn Fein: Sunday Telegraph
Kevin Myers

Man of law and order presents the acceptable face of Sinn Fein: The Sunday Times
Maeve Sheehan

A view from Napolean's Nose: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Far right bids for Irish vote: Scotland on Sunday
Nicola Byrne

Why a royal gesture would boost peace: The Sunday Times
Chris Ryder

More Looney Tunes From New York Post: Irish Voice/

Continuity IRA suspects arrested in Limerick: UTV Internet

Victim's family makes IRA murder a key issue: Sunday Independent
Liam Collins

Estates 'in the grip of loyalist thugs: Belfast Telegraph (May 9)

Belfast bites back: (from, May 9)

Omagh victim claims they were 'deceived': Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

At 87, Harrison remains a rebel without a pause: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

DPP may act in Hamill case: Belfast Telegraph (May 10)

Lobby to change the law against Catholic monarch: Irish Post/
Frank Peters

Kirk told to cut ties with Rangers and send in Old Firm missionaries: Sunday Herald
Torcuil Crichton

Saturday, May 11

Smyth sounds withdrawal call: UTV Internet

Warning signs on the road to peace: Belfast Telegraph

'We need to become boring' -Trimble on the north: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Derry 'spy' warns of Real IRA 'revenge': Derry Journal

Wife of garda was told about bomb for North: The Irish Times
Mary Carolan

Omagh cited as RIRA men get 30 years: Ulster Herald (May 9)

Informer protected as cover is blown by garda: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

'PSNI still has too few Catholic officers': Belfast Telegraph
Claire Regan

Second batch of recruits to PSNI pass through graduation: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Death threats to Republican prisoners in Maghaberry: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Dykes

Kesh riot claims victims thirty years on: (from, May 9)

Nasty Post-script to Colombia hearings: Irish Voice/
Tom Deignan

Former 'spy' rejects 'Sunday' London offer: Derry Journal

Paisley insult: Derry Journal

Marty babe, it's little 'ole Mo here: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Sinn Fein declines Queen's invitation: Ulster Herald (May 9)

Ahern in united Ireland pledge: UTV Internet

No need for spinners as North Kerry jewel sparkles for 'Shinners': Irish Independent
Eugene Hogan

Search for remains may be extended: BBC

Church and Orange Order consider split: The News Letter
Lesley Walsh

Residents lose faith over security plans: BBC

Friday, May 10

UVF may be buying weapons again: The Times
David Lister

Accord faces new pressure: The News Letter (May 9)
Stephen Dempster

Ervine warns of 'crisis' in Northern peace process: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

UUP Peer fears for Agreement: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Omagh bombing co-operation is a mockery, say families: Electronic Telegraph

Independent panel to assess Omagh claims: RTE

Reid in Omagh appeal: UTV Internet

Evidence suggests cover-up - SF: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Keeping politics out of policing: Belfast Telegraph

Paying for what we already own: (from
Des Wilson

Adams accuses Irish government: UTV Internet

IRA killing haunts Sinn Fein poll campaign: The Times
David Lister

IRA will disband, predicts former Foreign Minister: Belfast Telegraph

Lots of Kerry answers, but still a question-mark over Ferris: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

In negotiating peace, find words in common: Miami Herald (May 6)
Patrick Rucker

The thick blue line: (from

Search for remains enters final stage: BBC

'Activist' has abuse sentence doubled Court doubles jail term for sex abuser: The Independent
David McKittrick

Sunday probe 'witch-hunt of Protestants': The News Letter (May 9)

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Journalist's life at risk if he names top Provo: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Bloody Sunday army photos claim: UTV Internet

Thursday, May 9

Paisley denounces inquiry 'witch hunt': The Independent
David McKittrick

Hard-line humbling brings us closer to the truth: Irish Examiner

Bloody Sunday families fear Combat 18 attack: Derry Journal (May 3)

Reflections on Ulster Life: The News Letter
Alf McCreary

New lead for police in break-in probe: UTV Internet

Adair keeps low profile on day out: The News Letter
Stephen Dempster

From the tears of hatred the joy of friendship: Irish Post/
Frank Murphy

Security stepped up in north Belfast: BBC

Adams on Castlereagh probe: UTV Internet

It would not take much for Bertie to cosy up to SF: The Irish Times
Mary Holland

Compliant rivals help Sinn Fein gain strength: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

The British reality that Sinn Fein has to face: Belfast Telegraph (May 7)
Eric Waugh

Queen's unionists cut link over Trimble policies: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Congressman defends disavowal of Colombia hearing report: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Post haste to faulty judgment: Irish Echo

Real IRA 'could target jubilee festivities': The Guardian

'Real IRA' behind 80 attacks since 1999, Dublin court told: The Irish Times

Garda's claim on Omagh bombing to be probed: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Mariella's man takes on the Real IRA: Electronic Telegraph
Joshua Rozenberg

Wednesday, May 8

Trimble in talks on NI process: BBC

Adams sets party goal of Irish unity: Irish Independent
Conor Sweeney

A wise move: (from

30 years in jail for Real IRA trio: The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor

M15 set up arms sting to lure gang members: The Irish Times
Sam Greenhill

Kill Mad Dog No2: Daily Record (May 7)
Calum Macdonald

'Bid to reignite Holy Cross dispute': The News Letter (May 7)
Richard Sherriff

A big dose of cynicism: (from
Danny Morrison

Assembly backs Agreement motion: BBC

Parties too 'tribal': The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

No SF objection to Queen's visit to Stormont Assembly next week: The Irish Times
Frank Millar

Finucane family say appointment is 'waste of time': (from
Colm Heatley

Families awarded money over SAS shootings: UTV Internet

Catholics 'saved boy from Celtic shirt gang': The News Letter (May 7)
Nicola Mathers

Absent Paisley risks contempt ruling in Bloody Sunday inquiry: The Times
David Lister

Paisley should face contempt charges: Irish Examiner

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Witness says he got warning call about paratroops: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Tuesday, May 7

Process in crisis says Ervine: BBC

Peace crisis being played down claims Ervine: Irish Independent
John Devine

MI5 'played role in Glasgow car swoop': Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

RIRA secretly sues for peace: Ireland on Sunday (May 5)

Will the DUP and Sinn Fein share top posts?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Police come under fire during riots in Belfast: The Independent
Paul Peachey

Gerry's fierce friends: New York Post (May 6)

Poll life, but not as you know it: Ireland on Sunday (May 5)
Anne Cadwallader

Committee members decry report linking IRA, FARC: Irish Echo (May 1)
Susan Falvella-Garraty

Israeli flags fly over loyalist areas as north Belfast becomes a flashpoint for violence: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Injuries as factions clash in sectarian rioting: The Scotsman
John Innes

Army vehicles burnt in sectarian clashes: The Irish Times
Monika Unsworth

Rogers demands water cannon for riots: UTV Internet

The two faces of Belfast laid bare: Belfast Telegraph

Garda had omagh bomb tip off: Ireland on Sunday (May 5)

Signs of post-ceasefire flowering of culture?: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Monday, May 6

Colombia rebels met with dozen IRA chiefs: Washington Times
Jerry Seper

Provos claim Florida prisoners: Sunday Life (May 5)

Further questioning for six terror suspects: The Guardian
Kirsty Scott

RIRA in threat to kill Adair: Sunday Life (May 5)
Stephen Gordon

Orangemen warned not to 'sell out' on Drumcree: Irish Independent
Chris Anderson

Electoral figures reflect growth in voter numbers in nationalist areas: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Ferris buoyant as SF gathers support across constituency: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey

Real lesson of intolerance to be learnt from Dunboyne: The Sunday Times (May 5)
David Quinn

I don’t think Sinn Féin abducted me, says victim: Irish Examiner
Donal Hickey

38 wounded after Celtic defeat sparks riots in North: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Violence flares again in north Belfast: UTV Internet

Sectarian clashes mar Old Firm final: The Scotsman
Jeanette Oldham

Medals ban on veteran: Sunday Life (May 5)
Stephen Gordon

La Mon widower faces Islamic terror threat: Sunday Life (May 5)
Brenda O'Neill

Sunday, May 5

IRA tips blamed for Farc killings: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke and Joe Lauria

IRA Colombia links shape new US terrorism policy: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

Colombia 3 to go to trial after two appeals fail: Sunday Business Post
Barry O Kelly

Loyalist bomb plot foiled in Glasgow: The Sunday Times
David Connett

IRA prisoners' plight draws attention: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Stage set for more Unionist fall-outs: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Real IRA 'wish list' reveals plans for giant bombs: The Sunday Times
Nicholas Rufford

Sinn Fein may sue British government over funding law: Sunday Business Post
Sean Mac Carthaigh

PSNI orders probe on Special Branch leaks: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Saville puts freedom at stake: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Sinn Fein to hold talks with PUP: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

1997 Sinn Féin offer to incoming Labour government revealed: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Memorandum reveals key gaps in SF's public and private positions: (from Sunday Tribune)
Ed Moloney

Steering NI through another choppy voyage: BBC
Mark Devenport

It’s what they call political reality, stupid!: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Gun-runner shoots into lead: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Shinners in the firing line: Sunday Independent
Declan McCormack

Sinn Fein poised to launch blitz: Sunday Business Post
Sean Mac Carthaigh

Ahern boxes clever over Sinn Fein threat: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Ireland's indignation junkies are at it again: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

Murdered journalist memorial unveiled: BBC

Saturday, May 4

Colombian drama damages Sinn Fein in voters' eyes: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Colombia Won't Prevent Election Gains: Irish Voice/
Gerry Adams

Adams finds a new way to play an old tune: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Colombia Hearing Draws Fire: Irish Voice/
Tom Deignan

Colombia Hearings an abject failure: Irish Voice/

Candidates short-listed for PSNI top job: RTE

Belfast police reforms slow in coming about: Albany Times Union (May 3)
Brendan Lyons

Vigilance urged as Old Firm interface violence looms: (from, Apr 2)
Anthony Neeson

Provos made the crap: (from
David Ervine

Armstrong dig 'is our only active case'— Commission: Belfast Telegraph
Paul Dykes

End all terrorist activity, Tony Bair urges: The News Letter (May 3)

Reid says SF must dissociate from violence: The Irish Times

Paisley may not attend Saville inquiry: Belfast Telegraph
Larry Deeney

Empey opposes jail museums: BBC

Bomb families angry over memorial ceremony: Ulster Herald

PSNI Graffiti Wars: (from, Apr 2)

Belfast smiling again: Toronto Star (May 2)
Michael Hanlon

Bogside murals depict Palestinian struggle: Derry Journal (Apr 30)

Friday, May 3

Dissident republicans 'sought arms from Iraq': Financial Times
Jimmy Burns

Tip-off that set up Real IRA 'Arab sting': Electronic Telegraph
Philip Johnston

Approach by 'Iraqi agents' led to new supply route being closed-off: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Terrorist organisation down but not out: The Times
Richard Ford

Death threat to Sinn Fein members being taken seriously: Ulster Herald
Nigel McDonagh

IRA gun-runner leads poll race in Kerry: Electronic Telegraph
David Sharrock

A bit o' Eire in the West Bank: The Washington Times
Jed Babbin

Sinn Fein and the Embarrassing Three: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Revealed — SF letters to dissident prisoners: (from
Anthony Neeson

Why I'm on the move: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Weir

Journalists face jail after refusal to reveal Bloody Sunday sources: The Independent
David McKittrick

Cash for peace offer to Ulster: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Maze could be business park: Electronic Telegraph
Benedict Brogan

A vital visit for the peace process: Belfast Telegraph

Money is ours by right: (from

Investing in the North: The Irish Times

Blair billions boost impetus for renewal: Irish Examiner

Minister urged to veto IRA memorial: Belfast Telegraph

Inquiry to quiz Paisley on protest cancellation: UTV Internet

Thursday, May 2

Reid says ceasefire by IRA 'is not enough': The Independent
Paul Waugh

Ulster special branch still failing on intelligence sharing, says report: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Sinn Féin and SDLP again clash over policing: RTE

Gerry and the peacemakers: protectors of the process: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

'Securocrats' blamed for threat to peace process: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

US inquiry won't affect peace claims Cooke: UTV Internet

Colombia cites training by Provos: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

North takes a back seat as south heads for polls: Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

Swift IRAF gets SF campaign off ground: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

Poll success heralds a chance for real debate: Irish Examiner

Northern politicians to face real world of finance: Irish Independent
John Devine

Cash cannot buy political harmony: Belfast Telegraph

Derry SF members face death threat: Derry Journal (Apr 30)

Gardai seek body of man allegedly to be victim of IRA: Irish Independent

Saville hints law may force disclosure order: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Witness X backs ‘Sunday’ families ‘all the way’: Derry Journal (Apr 30)

Saville has implications for media: The Irish Times
Mary Holland

Old Firm's hymns of hatred: The Herald
Ron Ferguson

Wednesday, May 1

Trimble demands that Reid take action against IRA: Irish Examiner
Gary Kelly

Ervine fears Sinn Fein is not in control of IRA: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen and Monika Unsworth

Belfast's Special Branch revamp 'not thorough': The Independent
David McKittrick

Concessions come with heavy price tag: Belfast Telegraph
Gail Walker

Blair and Brown take 'new deal' to Ulster: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Blair's begging bowl for UUP and SDLP: The News Letter (Apr 30)

Democracy and guns do not mix: Belfast Telegraph

Durkan says IRA remains active: RTE

Sinn Fein to be banned from the Lords: Electronic Telegraph
Andy McSmith

Assembly election row: UTV Internet

FBI agent is a threat to 'Real IRA', criminal court is told: The Irish Times

High Court in shoot-to-kill probe: UTV Internet

Peter King, Suspense Novelist and Blue-Collar Conservative, Crosses Party Lines: Fox News (Apr 29)
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

New loyalist guidelines on flags: BBC

Another 'no' to Nice?: The Economist Intelligence Unit Viewswire

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

Opposing lawyers seek names of soldiers: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Inquiry wants Channel Four notes: BBC


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