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Friday, May 31

Unionist dissent over new police chief: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

'Breach' by unionists in Orde row: Daily Telegraph
David Sharrock

Orde to lead officers he investigated: The News Letter

Fresh support for new police chief: BBC

North’s new police chief’s stamina set to be tested: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Challenging times for new police chief: BBC
Brian Rowan

New police chief's heavy workload: Belfast Telegraph

Policing Ulster: The Times

The challenge for Hugh Orde: The Irish Times

Outrage at Plastic Bullet report: (from
Anthony Neeson

Alliance decide on Lord Mayor vote: UTV Internet

Belfast comes of age: (from

Finucane inquiry increases pressure: The Times

Weir makes call to DUP: UTV Internet

Special Criminal Court should be abolished, say rights groups: Irish Examiner
Carl O’Brien

U.S. terror report says Colombia 3 aided rebels: Irish Echo

Canadian probing deaths in N. Ireland: Toronto Globe and Mail
Jeff Sallot

Move to repeal Act of Settlement wins support of bishops and MPs: The Guardian
Matt Keating

'The last blatantly anti-Catholic piece of legislation': The Guardian
Keir Starmer

Tirade against Irish immigration is skeleton in the cupboard: The Herald
Ron Ferguson

Thursday, May 30

Ferris calls for release of IRA killers: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

Top Ulster police job for key officer in Stevens inquiry: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

SDLP welcomes choice as Ulster police chief: Financial Times
John Murray Brown

New chief faces a lot of unfinished business: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Canadian judge due to probe murders: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Judge to examine collusion claims: BBC

US envoy given dossier on killing: Belfast Telegraph

Different FBI Rules For Irish Suspects?: Irish Voice/

Reid urges forward thinking: UTV Internet

United Ireland talks 'within a decade': Irish Independent
Dan McGinn

DUP Jubilee call: UTV Internet

Diplomat's evidence for 'leader' of Real IRA: Irish Independent

Convener tells of Kirk's 'shameful' sectarian past: Daily Telegraph
P J Bonthrone

Community backs north Belfast plan: BBC

Reid remains in Ulster after Blair reshuffle: Belfast Telegraph
Brian Walker

Continuation of court deemed not to stand up to scrutiny: The Irish Times
Carol Coulter

An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times
Kevin Myers

Inquiry to seek buried official papers: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Witness 'did not lie' says Lord Saville: BBC

Wednesday, May 29

Unionists in North-South row: UTV Internet

PSNI to interview for top job today: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Kilclooney government attack: UTV Internet

Ombudsman backs use of plastic bullets: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Police vindicated over bullets use: Belfast Telegraph

Peace process, what peace process?: (from, May 27)

Sinn Fein leaders bank on US funds: Boston Globe (May 27)
Charles M. Sennott

Slain soldier's mother slams NIO: Ulster Herald
Rosetta Donnelly

Media petrified by secret state: (from, May 27)
Danny Morrison

£8,000 for widow of Northern Ireland riot: The Independent
Cahal Milmo

The secret to Bertie's success: Chicago Tribune

Murdered man's headstone destroyed: BBC

Back to jail for politicians: BBC

Remembering the hunger strikers - the loneliness of Long Kesh: Our Town (May 8)
C J Miller

Real IRA political wing appeals against terrorist designation in US: Irish Examiner
John Breslin

North Belfast 'needs £15m': BBC

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

Faulkner doubted victims were IRA terrorists: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Tuesday, May 28

Trimble praises Ahern's 'line' on Republicans: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Trimble warns of poll 'nightmare': Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

The Price of Ever Becoming: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

At the heart of Ulster politics: The News Letter (May 24)
Mervyn Pauley

Nationalists embroiled in merger row: Belfast Telegraph

Parties need to stay independent: Belfast Telegraph

Let's get back perspective and recall a true World Cup tragedy: The Irish Times
Fintan O'Toole

Time to face up to mob violence: The News Letter (May 27)
Philip Crossey

MI5 agent will not face Bloody Sunday inquiry: The Independent
David McKittrick

Derry Informer goes on the run: Derry Journal (May 24)

Chairman challenged as MI5 agent is exempted: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

House of Orange...House of God ?: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Cool heads win Garvaghy day: The News Letter (May 27)

Trouble flares after graves service: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

Appeal to Reid over teenager's killers: BBC

Plastic bullet use 'justified': BBC

Monday, May 27

Informants not fleeing despite the break-in: The Irish Times
Jim Cusack

Finucane murder investigator could take top police job in Northern Ireland: The Independent
David McKittrick

Finucane family to meet Reid: BBC

Demand for action over Colombia three: The Herald
Rob Crilly

Gardai to quiz Post journalist: The Sunday Times (May 26)
Liam Clarke

Sectarian riots break out in Belfast: BBC

Unionists bid to halt street riots: Sunday Life (May 26)
Stephen Breen

Blast bomb attack on Belfast home: The Irish Times
Suzanne Breen

Violence moved by 'peace' wall: (from, May 25)
John Martin

Secret hearing sought for security agent: BBC

Jubilee attack by dissidents feared: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Dean Griffin calls Irish 'myth-fed mongrels': The Irish Times
Patsy McGarry

O Caolain is SF's Dail leader: Irish Independent
Gene McKenna

Sinn Fein sends warning to SDLP: UTV Internet

Sinn Fein leader in Omagh fund snub: Sunday Life (May 26)
Pauline Reynolds

Sinn Fein Mayor is a democratic must: (from, May 25)
Alex Maskey

Inside Stormont: Crisis claim over voting: Belfast Telegraph (May 22)

Fraud probe nets Adams' minder: Sunday Life (May 26)
Stephen Gordon

Political row over Union clouds visit: Daily Telegraph
Tom Peterkin

Sunday, May 26

Call for review of Agreement: BBC

Trimble presses to jail senior IRA figure as Colombian links emerge: Sunday Independent
Alan Murray

Trimble demands IRA jail recall: The Times
Liam Clarke

'How IRA bombers trained guerrillas': The Observer
Sandra Jordan

A future in the north?: The Observer
Henry McDonald

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

Putting SF's electoral success into context: BBC
Mark Devenport

Sinn Fein: five TDs and a plan: Sunday Business Post
Sean Mac Carthaigh

Sinn Fein group stage London rally: UTV Internet

Now it's equality for Provos: Sunday Independent
Liam Collins

Paramilitary attacks - The case of Brian: Belfast Telegraph (May 16)

Minor trouble flares as parade ends: BBC

A man of our times: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

World Cup coach boots star, rocking Ireland north, south: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Feckless Irish jibe tops racist cliche league: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Rise of the 'Plastic Paddies': The Sunday Times

Plea to end anti-Catholic laws marks Queen's visit Kirk: The Observer
Stephen Khan

SNP anger at Queen's union plans: The Sunday Times
Kenny Farquharson

Saturday, May 25

Appeal for calm over parade: BBC

Ombudsman and police body at odds over Omagh issue: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

O'Loan justifies police use of plastic bullets: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Trimble under pressure to save Ardoyne peace plan: Irish Examiner
Alan Erwin

Nationalists reject Holy Cross plan: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty

Sinn Fein whirlwind returns to mainstream: Irish Echo

It's Not the End of the World: The Blanket (May 23)
Ciarán Irvine

Sinn Fein's advance: Boston Globe

SF counts on Dail chief with political savvy: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

11% of early release loyalists back to crime: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Green with envy: The Spectator
Martin Walton

Web of Terror: The blame in Spain: Belfast Telegraph (May 22)
Brian Walker

Web of Terror: The Cuban link: Belfast Telegraph (May 23)
Chris Thornton

McGuinness denies funding bias: UTV Internet (May 20)

Nightmare in the Desert: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

MSP fights Royal post Catholic ban: The Scotsman
Hamish MacDonell

Clinton to visit Enniskillen: UTV Internet

When did we forget about the republic?: The Scotsman (May 23)
Robert McNeil

Ahern steps into World Cup row as Ireland takes sides: The Independent
Ed O'Loughlin

Friday, May 24

Nationalists reject peace plan: BBC

Web of Terror: So what now for Sinn Fein?: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

IRA linked to Colombia car bomb: Belfast Telegraph
Sean O'Driscoll

IRA Not on 'Terrorist’ List: Irish Voice/

32-County Committee challenges State's terror designation: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Elections a Big Triumph: Irish Voice/
Gerry Adams

SF begins drive for role in new order: Irish Independent
Chris Glennon

Coming 6th in a 4 Horse Race: The Blanket
Anthony McIntyre

Alliance could back Maskey for Mayor: Belfast Telegraph (May 21)
Noel McAdam

Bid to bring UDA in from the cold: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

A View North: who wants Johnny dead?: Irish Echo
Jack Holland

Police body unhappy over leaking of affidavits on Omagh: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

Organised crime poses big threat: Belfast Telegraph

The flight of the exiles: Irish Post/
Gary Kent

Authoring Our Own Scripts: The Blanket (May 19)
Anthony McIntyre

No Jubilee Jubilation: (from

Meeting will discuss Pittsburgh-Belfast link: Pittsburgh Business Times (May 23)

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

Advice 'ignored' on Bloody Sunday: Irish Independent
George Jackson

Inquiry urged to identify soldiers: BBC

Thursday, May 23

US 'will not tolerate' IRA links with FARC: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton

Congressmen welcome election results: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Sinn Fein fails to get good value for money: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein attacks McDaid 'error': Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

In New York, Sinn Fein supporters celebrate as results trickle in: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

Time to grow up and face reality: Belfast Telegraph
Eric Waugh

Residents accept peace proposals: BBC

DUP 'are conning public' over Executive: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Reid accused in House of Commons: UTV Internet

Web of Terror: Connections that fuel the intrigue: Belfast Telegraph

Rights commission calls for probe into Wright murder: Irish Independent
Chris Anderson

Adair, on street, threatens rivals: Irish Echo
Anne Cadwallader

Terror feud looming over mural attacks: Sunday Life (May 19)
Ciaran Mcguigan

SDLP 'may merge with Irish party': BBC

Irvine boost to Omagh fund: The News Letter (May 20)

Affidavits by top officers differ from Flanagan over Omagh: The Irish Times
Dan Keenan

All eyes on police chief contenders: BBC (May 20)
Brian Rowan

Chichester-Clark's time in office: The News Letter (May 20)

Steven spielberg's company won legal battle: Belfast Telegraph (May 20)
Sean O'Driscoll

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

Witnesses doubt that nail bombs had been planted: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Wednesday, May 22

Detective who investigated Finucane murder says Special Branch hid role: The Independent
David McKittrick

Top Flanagan aides dispute his version of Omagh bomb inquiry: The Guardian
Rosie Cowan

Senior officers' affidavits on Omagh: BBC

Reid insists IRA and UVF ceasefires remain intact: Irish Independent
Dominic Cunningham

Blame John Hume - blasts Campbell: Derry Journal

Unionist concern at SF vote: The Irish Times (May 21)
Suzanne Breen

US funding made SF top election spenders, says McDaid: Irish Independent
Anita Guidera

Same again in corridors of power: Belfast Telegraph

Irish war on terrorism may be won yet: Chicago Sun Times (May 21)
John O'Sullivan

Trimble and grassroots in talks over future plans: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Another dissident quits Ulster Unionists: Belfast Telegraph (May 17)
Noel McAdam

Report details US concern at arrest of SF men in Colombia: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Web of Terror: Part II: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Academics’ concern at ‘Sunday’ probe costs: Derry Journal

MI5 seeks restrictions on Shayler's evidence: Daily Telegraph
David Sharrock

Families furious as MI-5 seeks identity curb: Irish Independent
George Jackson

MI5 inclined to lie, says ex-agent: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Second ‘cover-up’ underway?: Derry Journal

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

Conflicting Bloody Sunday evidence: UTV Internet

RUC man 'saw soldier hitting civilian': The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

'Friendly fire' could have sparked killings: Irish Independent (May 21)
George Jackson

Tuesday, May 21

Call for assessment of ceasefires: BBC

Paramilitaries escalate war on child criminals: The Times (May 18)
David Lister

Informer trial a real farce: Irish Voice/ (May 15)
Niall O'Dowd

Top Provo hitman defects to Real IRA: Sunday Life (May 19)
Stephen Gordon

ETA admit ties with Provos: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

Web of Terror: IRA's links to Spain: Belfast Telegraph
Mary Fitzgerald

On Politcs: The News Letter (May 20)
Mervyn Pauley

Charmed by Their Leader, the Irish Ask Him to Stay: New York Times
Warren Hoge

All is changed down South - changed utterly: (from
Fiona Brady

The gunmen come in from the cold: The Guardian
Niall Stanage

Hunger strikes forged republicanism of O Snodaigh: The Irish Times (May 20)
Róisín Ingle

'Don't worry over poll gains': Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Unionists spared having to face their worst nightmare: Irish Independent (May 20)
Maurice Hayes

Growing in popularity, corruption and carnage: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

Irish election: National Post (May 20)

Press should stick to the facts: (from

Ahern spells it out for Sinn Fein: Belfast Telegraph

Politicians failure to act on Hamill murder case: Irish Post/ (May 15)

Sinn Fein east Belfast pledge: UTV Internet

Community groups set to receive peace awards: Irish Independent

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

Officer 'heard shots' on Bloody Sunday: BBC

Journalist says paratrooper told him civilians had been wrongfully killed: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Monday, May 20

Sinn Fein gains as Ahern heads for win: Sydney Morning Herald
Ed O'Loughlin

The gun-runner and the IRA chief of staff: The Scotsman
Alison Hardie

Ahern re-elected as Sinn Fein wins five seats in Dail: The Times
David Lister

Morrison claims triumph over a 'dirty' campaign: The Herald
Lynne Robertson

Hellos and goodbyes: (from
Danny Morrison

Sinn Fein's clear 'brand image' distinguished it from rivals: The Irish Times
Mark Hennessy

Support of rookie voters key to SF triumph: Irish Independent
Senan Molony

A third of a million and counting: (from
Mairtin O Muilleoir

Fears now real for SF opponents: UTV Internet

No big future for SF despite gains: Irish Independent
Conor Cruise O'Brien

Sinn Fein marches on: The Herald

Ahern returns: The Times

Ireland votes: Daily Telegraph

A wake-up call as Sinn Fein gains ground: The Scotsman

'I will not be at Drumcree': Adair: Sunday Life (May 19)
Alan Murray

Birmingham Six get no help seeking apology: Sunday Business Post (May 19)
Niamh Connolly

NIO Deny snubbing loyalist grouping: Belfast Telegraph (May 16)

Stone Denies feud role: Sunday Life (May 19)
Stephen Breen

Saulters decides to break UUP links: Sunday Life (May 19)
Alan Murray

Shot teenager was in IRA: Daily Telegraph
David Sharrock

Relatives' anger over bomb file delay: BBC

Missing man's family speak of trauma: BBC (May 16)

Lord Moyola - Northern Ireland leader who called in troops: The Guardian
Chris Ryder

Sunday, May 19

Fianna Fail party earns election victory: Boston Herald
Jim Dee

Prime Minister of Ireland Is Re-elected by Big Margin: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Sinn Fein arrives as all-Ireland party: Scotland on Sunday
Nicola Byrne

Riding two horses will see Sinn Fein heading for a fall: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

Labour's Sinn Fein solidarity: Sunday Independent
Ronan Fanning

IRA past doesn’t put off voters: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke & Maeve Sheehan

Ex-IRA gunrunner leads Sinn Fein breakthrough: Sunday Telegraph
Alan Ruddock

Our democracy is now in peril: Sunday Independent
Ruth Dudley Edwards

We've lost our moral edge: Sunday Independent
Eilis O'Hanlon

The Irish silver lining: The Sunday Times

US spies link IRA to Farc training: The Sunday Times
Liam Clarke

'Post' man's mystery visit to Bogota: Sunday Independent
Jimmy Guerin

Statement of principles advocated: UTV Internet

Durkan dismisses royal ‘bow row’: Derry Journal (May 17)

The Queen walks an ulster tightrope ... expertly: Belfast Telegraph
Barry White

Rebel with a confused cause: The Observer
Henry McDonald

Lessons from John Bull's troubled island: Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv, May 15))
Sharon Sadeh

Bob Geldof vows justice for Omagh: Belfast Telegraph

Take them down from the mast, Donaldson is urged: (from, May 16)
Anthony Neeson

Conference to debate need for truth probe: Belfast Telegraph
Ciaran O'Neill

SDLP in 'recognise our traditions' call: Belfast Telegraph (May 14)
Noel McAdam

Bomb heroes denied compensation for loss and trauma: Ulster Herald (May 16)
Rosetta Donnelly

Saturday, May 18

Sinn Fein hopes on the rise in Irish election: The Times
David Lister

Sinn Féin's alternative view: The Irish Times
David Labanyi

If Sinn Fein wants to play a political role in Ireland, it should abandon its guns: The Independent
Fergal Keane

Sinn Fein will be the election story: Irish Voice/ (May 15)

Claims That Provos Have Been Drafted Into Short Strand to Cause Violence: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Ministers' letter over dispute: BBC

Believe me, we're living in a world of make believe...: Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Irish government asked to back Birmingham Six case: Sunday Business Post (May 12)
Niamh Connolly

'Birmingham Six' reflect on lost years: BBC (May 14)
Seamus Boyd

Protestants 'ethnically cleansed' from west bank: Derry Journal (May 14)

Mallon calls for new political idealism: The Irish Times
Deaglan de Breadún

US moves aid staff after bomb is defused: Daily Telegraph
Toby Harnden

UK angry at US rights criticism: The Guardian
Nicholas Watt

SDLP delegation meets Police Ombudsman: UTV Internet

SDLP, SF bury hatchet in policing row: Derry Journal

McGuinness outburst astounds committee members: The News Letter

1974 bomb victims remembered in Dublin ceremony: The Irish Times
Christine Newman

Dublin bomber walking Derry streets: Derry Journal
Eamonn MacDermott

Bomb families bring fund drive to Warrington: Belfast Telegraph

UK officer to help advance Omagh bomb investigation: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Back for good: The Guardian
Lindsay Baker

Producer vows appeal after judge tosses lawsuit: Irish Echo
Stephen McKinley

Friday, May 17

Irish Leader's Party Expects Gains: Washington Post
T. R. Reid

Sinn Fein expects to make gains in Ireland's vote: Christian Science Monitor
Anne Cadwallader

SF accused of whipping up 'anti-Brit sentiments': Irish Independent
Ralph Riegel

Parties would meet Sinn Féin, de Brún insists: Irish Examiner (May 16)
Niall Murray

The new faces of Sinn Fein: Irish Independent
David Lister

Ferris vote attracts foreign coverage: The Irish Times (May 16)
Anne Lucey

Sinn Fein pulls in high rollers: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Mixed emotion surrounding Adair: BBC
Dennis Murray

U.S. State Dept. is now pointing a finger at IRA: Irish Echo
Susan Falvella Garraty and Jack Holland

Piecemeal Patten: Irish Echo

A week of terror in the Strand: (from

FBI agent had 'chequered criminal career': Irish Independent (May 16)
Diarmaid MacDermott

Only officialdom's oversight raises hackles as Queen calls: Ulster Herald
Adrian Mullan

Tipping the forelock in 2002: (from

Here's to the next time: Irish Independent (May 16)

New anti-deal party vows to fight election: The News Letter (May 15)
Stephen Dempster

Unionist anger as flag motion is passed: The News Letter (May 15)

Police face grilling on McCord case probe: Belfast Telegraph
David Gordon

McDonalds's 'gives way' in Paisley's Ballymena: Irish Echo
Chris Thornton

Godfathers who attack children: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP and Sinn Fein to seek a compromise: Belfast Telegraph
Ciaran O'Neill

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

Policemen stationed outside Bogside claim to have heard bombs, gunfire: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Thursday, May 16

Blair issues Colombian warning: UTV Internet

'I helped to unload boxes of missiles': Daily Telegraph (May 15)
Toby Harnden

Adams dismisses 'fourth man' link to FARC: The Irish Times
Gerry Moriarty and Alison Healy

'Ban Sinn Fein from Commons over Farc link': Daily Telegraph
Andrew Sparrow

Net closes on 'butterfly collectors': Belfast Telegraph
Steven King

'Mad Dog' Adair let out of Maghaberry kennel: The Independent
David McKittrick

Nationalists sceptical about Adair statements: RTE

North peace too precious to lose: Irish Examiner

Sinn Fein Tailors Appeal to Expand Its Influence: New York Times
Warren Hoge

Political parties in South should work with Sinn Fein, says Adams: The Irish Times
Alison Healy

SF acccused of 'speaking with forked tongue': Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Keeping Sinn Fein out: The Economist

Green light: The Times

Royal tour ends with bomb scare and boycott: Daily Telegraph
Caroline Davies

Churches Unite to greet Queen: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Thornton and Marie Foy

Views differ on speech content: Belfast Telegraph
Noel McAdam

Tightrope to harmonious Stormont visit: BBC (May 14)
Mark Simpson

Queen's visit is building bridges: Belfast Telegraph

Stormont talks over Ardoyne dispute: BBC

Victims' families protest over screens for police: The Irish Times
Dick Grogan

Durkan on Bloody Sunday walkout: UTV Internet


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