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November 30, 2006

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11/30/06 - Blair & Adams To Hold Talks On Devolution
IT 12/01/06 Blair & Adams To Hold Talks On Devolution
BN 11/30/06 Miami Showband Relatives Encouraged By Meeting
BB 11/30/06 Paisley Appeal Over Disappeared
SF 11/30/06 Adams Sets Out SF Position On Policing
UT 11/30/06 DUP Claim SF Are Dodging 1st Move On Policing
BB 11/30/06 Former PSNI Chief Cramphorn Dies
BB 11/30/06 Loyalist's Acquittal Appealed
NW 11/30/06 Victim's Brother Says Stone Is Publicity Seeker
BN 11/30/06 Teens Try To Reduce Number Of Belfast Suicides
BN 11/30/06 Omagh Judge Launches Attack On Police Witnesses
NW 11/30/06 Local Political Activists Critical Of Sinn Féin
IT 12/01/06 Opin: Growling At The Dog-Lover Adams
IT 12/01/06 Ancient Remains On View In Clare

11/30/06 - SF To End Its Assembly Sessions Boycott
BT 11/30/06 SF To End Its Assembly Sessions Boycott
IT 11/30/06 Adams Outlines Conditions For Policing Debate
BT 11/30/06 SF Ready To Meet Orde
BT 11/30/06 I'm Ready: Orde
BB 11/30/06 Omagh Trial Charges Move Rejected
IN 11/30/06 Explosive Report Soon To Be Published
IN 11/30/06 Accused Freed From Attempted Murder Charge
IN 11/30/06 Families Welcome Collusion Findings
BN 11/30/06 Ahern To Meet Miami Showband Families
BB 11/30/06 Victim's Mother To Meet Paisley
UT 11/30/06 Durkan Concern At Collusion Claims
IN 11/30/06 Nationalist Anger Over Parade Near Flashpoint
IN 11/30/06 Massacre Collusion Claims ‘Fanciful’ Says MEP
UT 11/30/06 DUP Reject Collusion Claims
BT 11/30/06 Levels Of Business Extortion Up Since GFA
BT 11/30/06 Wilson: DUP Not Using 11+ As Bargaining Chip
BN 11/30/06 ICCL: Govt Should Not Accept US Assurances
BN 11/30/06 Russian Improving After Falling Ill In Dublin
IN 11/30/06 Opin: Time Won’t Change Stark Choice DUP Faces
IN 11/30/06 Opin: Thanks For The New Police, Ian
BT 11/30/06 Opin: Universal Revulsion Over Stone Attack
BT 11/30/06 30,000 BA Passengers Alerted Re: Radiation
BT 11/30/06 Support Network Founded In Tribute To SF MLA
BT 11/30/06 Nothing Left To Chance As Belfast Goes Online
BT 11/30/06 Horrific Ordeal From Flesh-Eating Bug
BT 11/30/06 A Glimpse Into The Irish Writer's Mind
IN 11/30/06 End Of An Era As Family Shoemakers Closes Down
HC 11/30/06 Plenty To Stew About In Dublin

11/29/06 - Adams Declares Willingness To Meet PSNI Chief
IT 11/30/06 Adams Declares Willingness To Meet PSNI Chief
IT 11/30/06 Ahern Takes Threats To SF Seriously
BN 11/29/06 Brits 'Colluded In International Terrorism'
IT 11/30/06 Widespread Collusion By Brits Behind Atrocities
IT 11/30/06 Collaboration Between Loyalists/Security Forces
BN 11/29/06 Plea To Enshrine Human Rights In Policing
IE 11/29/03 Schumer To Address ILIR Rally On Friday
BN 11/29/06 Omagh Bomb Families Demand Cross-Border Inquiry
ND 11/29/06 £10m Tax Bill For Slab
BT 11/29/06 Hopes Rise Of Peaceful Lundy Day After Talks
BB 11/29/06 Embassy Garda 'Went Off Drinking'
BN 11/29/06 Man Recovering After Kinsale Harbour Rescue
IT 11/30/06 Monarch Admired De Valera – Archive

11/29/06 - The Wind That Shakes the Barley Opens Mid March 2007

11/29/06 – Collusion Revealed on Both Sides of the Border
IT 11/29/06 Investigation Call Into Loughinisland Collusion
BN 11/29/06 Britain 'Colluded Over Murders In Republic'
BT 11/29/06 Belfast Telegraph Ltr: Stone’s Mission To Kill
BT 11/29/06 Copy Of Stone’s Letter
IT 11/29/06 SF Confirms Further Threat To Adams
BB 11/28/06 DUP Aiming To End Power Tensions
NW 11/29/06 Assembly Is Shambles Inside & Outside
BT 11/29/06 Ulster Future: Reconciliation? Talking
IT 11/29/06 Bradley Hails SF Policing Move
IN 11/29/06 SF Joins Boards But Backing For Garda Qualified
BB 11/29/06 Backing Police A Step Into History
IT 11/29/06 SF Battles For Hearts & Minds Over Policing
BB 11/29/06 NI Police DNA Database Trebles
IT 11/28/06 Plane Stopped At Shannon After Kidnap
BN 11/29/06 McDowell: Airports Not For Illegal Purposes
IT 11/29/06 McDowell Predicts FF Election Success
CO 11/28/06 Anti-Catholicism’ Throughout Scotland: Cardinal
IT 11/29/06 McAllister Refused Asylum Plea In US
IN 11/29/06 Opin: Stone Fired By Paisleyite Rhetoric
BT 11/29/06 Opin: After Stone Incident Nothing Surprises Us
IN 11/29/06 Opin: Proconsul Do Anything To Save Own Skin
BN 11/29/06 Ex Russian Leader Falls Ill In Dublin
DR 11/29/06 Cherish The Ladies: Christmas A Celtic Touch
IT 11/29/06 Minister Gives €500,000 To Restore Cathedral
IT 11/29/06 Shannon Closed After Jet Tyres Burst

11/28/06 - Blair Stays Upbeat On Prospect Of Devolution
BT 11/28/06 Blair Stays Upbeat On Prospect Of Devolution
UT 11/28/06 Paisley: 'Time For SF To Deliver'
BT 11/28/06 Sir Reg Now Seeks Clarification Of 'Deal'
BT 11/28/06 Hain Under Fire After 'Overruling' Committee
BT 11/28/06 DUP Chairman Defends Controversial Statement
BT 11/28/06 Paisley Rejects Rift Over Power-Sharing With SF
SF 11/28/06 Spec Crim Crt Must Follow Diplock Into Extinction
SF 11/28/06 Kelly Meets On Diplock & Other Justice Issues
SF 11/28/06 EU Highlights Irish In Illegal Rendition Program
BB 11/28/06 Court Order Over Stone TV Footage
UT 11/28/06 SDLP Slam Stone's Former Bosses
BB 11/28/06 UDA Distances Itself From Stone
BT 11/28/06 Stone Joins List Of Killers Who Blew Freedom
BB 11/28/06 SF Takes Role On Dublin Policing Board
PN 11/28/06 Stone Aimed To Kill Loyalist He Thought Was Gay
BT 11/28/06 Adair's Do-Good 'Conversion' Ridiculed
AP 11/28/06 Sup Crt Declines Case Of Asylum Seeker & Chldrn
IT 11/28/06 Appeal Over IRA Convictions Rejected
UT 11/28/06 More Honours For Trimble & Hume
BT 11/28/06 Opin: Perplexing Issues Surround Paisley Stance
BB 11/28/06 Hain's Wife Injured In M4 Crash
BB 11/28/06 Orange Approval For Boyne Centre
BN 11/28/06 Conradh Seeks Prominence For Irish Road Signs
BT 11/28/06 Folk Star Tommy Makem Defiant After Cancer Blow
ST 11/28/06 Study Abroad: Plan For Scholarships In N IRL
BT 11/28/06 Qust: Are Apologies For Hist Events Worthwhile?
UT 11/28/06 Irish Car Hire Prices Double Over Christmas

11/27/06 - Sinn Féin Keen To Press Ahead
SF 11/27/06 Sinn Féin Keen To Press Ahead
IT 11/28/06 Paisley Signals Readiness To Enter Power With SF
BN 11/27/06 UDA Distances Itself From 'Recluse' Stone
BB 11/27/06 House Raided After Stone Arrest
IT 11/28/06 Stormont To See Return Of Armed Police
IT 11/27/06 McCabe 4 To Challenge Release Policy
BB 11/27/06 Prominent Loyalist Refused Bail
BN 11/27/06 Ombudsman Faced Revolt Over McCartney Probe
IT 11/28/06 Diplock Courts Set To Be Abolished In North
IT 11/27/06 Sinn Fein Joins Dublin Policing Body
RT 11/27/06 Taoiseach: Devolved Govt Will Boost NI Economy
TE 11/27/06 Britain Wants UK Break Up, Poll Shows
MS 11/27/06 Blog: And You Dear To Call Me A Terrorist
PA 11/27/06 Blog: The South
PA 11/27/06 Blog: Views Of The IRA
PB 11/27/06 Blog: Slaughter Fatted Calf For Paisley
IT 11/28/06 Purchase Offers Sent To Great Blasket Owners
LA 11/27/06 Booming Belfast Puts Its Blasts In The Past
CP 11/27/06 Easter Rising Tales Come To NKY
WC 11/27/06 Conflict -- N. Ireland's Sectarian Tattoos Fade
SB 11/27/06 Blog: Reading In The Dark

11/27/06 - Court Won't Hear McAllister's Pleas

11/27/06 – Politicians Resume Debate At Stormont
IT 11/27/06 Politicians Resume Debate At Stormont
BT 11/27/06 Political Rift Remains After Stormont Chaos
UU 11/27/06 Blog: SF Have Lost Argument On Police - Empey
RT 11/27/06 McCartney Says Paisley Is Ready To 'Sell Out'
BT 11/27/06 Paisley's Silence Spoke Volumes: McCartney
BT 11/27/06 Stone's Real Cause Is The Quest For Fame
BT 11/27/06 Mad Dog And Irish Men
IN 11/27/06 NIO Staff Get Bonuses Of £2m Over Last 5 Years
IN 11/27/06 Republicans Opposed To SF’s Strategy Plan Meeting
BT 11/27/06 Opin: Spooks To Get Licence To Be Ill
BT 11/27/06 Descendants Of Slaves May Live In Ulster

11/26/06 - SF Prepared To Call Ardfheis In January
IT 11/27/06 SF Prepared To Call Ardfheis In January
IT 11/27/06 Justice Job In North May Go To SDLP Or UUP
SF 11/26/06 Adams & Mcguinness To Lead SF Delegations
TO 11/26/06 Stone 'Only Wanted To Go Back To Jail'
IH 11/26/06 Susp IRA Dis Charged With Firebombing Stores
IT 11/27/06 Opin: The Way We Use Irish
BL 11/26/06 Blog: Summary Of SF’s Sean Oliver Speech
TF 11/26/06 Blog: No Surrender?
IT 11/27/06 De Valera Sought Papal Approval For Constitution

11/26/06 – Report: Loyalist & British Collusion On Bombings
SB 11/26/06 Report: Loyalist & Brits Collusion On Bombings
SB 11/26/06 SF, DUP Meet Tomorrow Following Farce
BB 11/26/06 DUP And SF 'Have To Move Forward'
TO 11/26/06 Fury At Paisley’s Statement
BB 11/26/06 Stone's Release Licence Suspended
BN 11/26/06 Killer's Jail Term To Be Decided
OB 11/26/06 UDA Hit Squads Sent To Hunt Stone
SL 11/26/06 Hero: 'I Thought Michael Stone Was A Human Bomb'
BN 11/26/06 US/UK Treaty Gives UK Power Over US Citizens
SL 11/26/06 Shoukris Moved Due To Safety Concern
IT 11/26/06 RUC Vets Seek Funding For Museum
IT 11/26/06 IRA Ambush Anniversary Marked
BG 11/26/06 Opin: Lesson From A Bloody Past
GU 11/26/06 Opin: IfPower-Sharing Fails, Stone Will Be Back
SL 11/26/06 Opin: Alan Mcbride: Fudge ... With Added Nuts!
FD 11/25/06 Blog: British Agenda Is Set In Stone
LW 11/25/06 Blog: Idiot Of The Year Michael Stone Fat Chops
SB 11/26/06 Ex-IRA-Hunger-Striker In Major Property Battle
SB 11/26/06 Dollar Decline Prompts Fears For Global Markets

11/25/06 - Attempt by Loyalist to Stall Peace Process Fails

11/25/06 - Assembly To Reconvene On Monday
BB 11/25/06 Assembly To Reconvene On Monday
IN 11/25/06 Political Map Still On Course Despite Chaos
BN 11/25/06 Rhetoric Coming Back To Haunt Parties - Durkan
BB 11/25/06 Stone On Adams Murder Bid Charge
BT 11/25/06 Stone Could Be Back In Prison For Rest Of Life
IN 11/25/06 Throw Away Key Says Widow Of Victim
IN 11/25/06 Stone: Savage Crimes Of Mass Murderer
IN 11/25/06 Stone’s Actions ‘An Attack On Democracy’
BT 11/25/06 Plaudits For The Guards
IN 11/25/06 Adair Dismisses Stormont As Publicity Stunt
IN 11/25/06 Security Tight After Assault By Murderer
IN 11/25/06 UDA Leader Denies Link
IN 11/25/06 Ordinary Day Transformed By Events
IN 11/25/06 Opin: A Bizarre Day At Stormont
BT 11/25/06 Opin: Sad Publicity Act By Sad Individual
BT 11/25/06 Opin: Tide Has Turned On Ulster Mavericks
IM 11/25/06 Opin: MI5 - PSNI Act2 Stormont
IN 11/25/06 Opin: Did Anyone Write Stone Into Script?
IN 11/25/06 Opin: Enough To Have All In Need Of Stiff Drink
GK 11/25/06 Blog: I Smell A Rat, The Securocrats!
SO 11/25/06 Blog: It Is A Tale, Told By An Idiot...
BT 11/25/06 The Ulster Connection

11/24/06 - Paisley Has Provided Clarity Needed, Says Ahern
IT 11/25/06 Paisley Has Provided Clarity Needed, Says Ahern
IT 11/25/06 Blair Hopeful Despite Growing DUP Challenge
EX 11/25/06 Stone Intervention May Have Caused Paisley U-Turn
SF 11/24/06 Adams Calls For Re-Convening Of Assembly ASAP
IT 11/25/06 Stone Attack Overshadows Day Of Confusion
SF 11/24/06 Gerry Adams Address In The Assembly
IT 11/25/06 Process Survives Day Of Fudge And Turmoil
IT 11/25/06 Explosives, Gun, Knife & Abuse About A Sell-Out
IT 11/25/06 Stone Pulled Flamingbox Out Of Bag
IT 11/25/06 Michael Stone: One-Man Attacker
IT 11/25/06 Devices Crude But Capable Of Killing, Says Orde
BB 11/24/06 Stone Held Over Stormont Attack
BN 11/24/06 Friends Tell Of Stone's Crippling Illness
BN 11/24/06 Killer 'Acting Alone' In Stormont Attack
UT 11/24/06 First Signs Of DUP Public Split
BB 11/24/06 SF Councillor Gets 'Threat Warning'
IT 11/25/06 Opin: Sinn Féin Needs To Provide Leadership
IT 11/25/06 Opin: Bells Ring As Stone Farce Wastes Time
TH 11/25/06 Opin: An Ugly Reminder Of The Past
RT 11/24/06 15-Year-Old Dies After GAA Club Incident
RT 11/24/06 Three Surfers Rescued Off Clare Coast

11/24/06 - Governments Defiant Over Bomb Threat
IT 11/24/06 Governments Defiant Over Bomb Threat
SF 11/24/06 Sinn Fein To Treat Nominee As Deputy Minister
TO 11/24/06 Loyalist Killer Stone Storms Into Ulster's Parliament
TO 11/24/06 Chaos At Stormont: On The Spot
BT 11/24/06 Stone Held After Stormont Bomb Alert
AP 11/24/06 N. Ireland Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation
BT 11/24/06 Paisley Row Cleric Shuts Site On DUP Squabble
BB 11/24/06 DUP Clergyman’s Power-Sharing Comments 'Personal'
IT 11/24/06 Hain Stands By Victims Appointment
BT 11/24/06 Hain Inquiry Report Could Face A Delay: Goldsmith
BN 11/24/06 US Couple Donates To Cliffs Of Moher Safety After Baby's Death

11/24/06 – Micheal Stone’s Bomb Threat Evacuates Stormont
IT 11/24/06 Stormont Evacuated Over Loyalist Michael Stone Bomb Threat
BN 11/24/06 Paisley Delays Power-Sharing Decision

11/23/06 - Blair In Talks With Paisley In Bid To End Standoff
IT 11/24/06 Blair In Talks With Paisley In Bid To End Standoff
BB 11/23/06 Major Day Looming For NI Process
AP 11/23/06 British Plead With N. Ireland's Paisley
UT 11/23/06 Empey: 'Govt Frantic For Solution'
PJ 11/23/06 Time Line-Highs & Lows Of N Ireland Peace Process
BB 11/23/06 Omagh Judge Wants Statement Probe
BB 11/23/06 'Independent' Pledge On Job Probe
SF 11/23/06 Sinn Fein Launch Initiative On Parades Issue
IT 11/24/06 Parlon Rules Out Skellig Railing

11/23/06 - Up To Brink As Assembly Deadline Looms
BT 11/23/06 Up To Brink As Assembly Deadline Looms
BT 11/23/06 'No-Nonsense' Deadline Vanishes Without Trace
IT 11/23/06 Paisley Warned Over Power-Sharing
BT 11/23/06 Paisley Silent On Free Presbyterian Warning
BT 11/23/06 Opin: Stormont Lights Must Not Be Dimmed
IN 11/23/06 Opin: It Makes Economic Sense For A Single Economy
BT 11/23/06 Opin: Peter Hain- A Law Unto Himself?
BT 11/23/06 New Attack Linked To Feuding Families
BT 11/23/06 Community Fury At Church Plan To Demolish Hall
BT 11/23/06 Just Two Of Ulster's 'Supergeese' Return
MC 11/23/06 Johnny Cash Concert From Ireland Comes To DVD

11/22/06 - Intensive Talks Today To Rescue St Andrews Plan
IT 11/23/06 Intensive Talks Today To Rescue St Andrews Plan
BB 11/22/06 Hain Warns On Party Nominations
BN 11/22/06 Ahern Makes 16 US Lobby Trips To Ease Plight Of Irish
EE 11/22/06 Frank Durkan Dead At 76

11/22/06 - Hain Warns SF, DUP On Devolution
IT 11/22/06 Hain Warns SF, DUP On Devolution
WT 11/22/06 DUP Attempts To Bait Republicans Will Fail - Doherty
BB 11/22/06 St Andrews Bill Goes To The Lords
IN 11/22/06 Devolved Policing `On Target'
BT 11/22/06 Security Service To Deliver 5 Key Principles
LA 11/22/06 Tomas O Raghallaigh: Struggle For United Ireland
MM 11/22/06 Blog: A Forgotten Face Of Immigration Reform
BN 11/22/06 Former Prison 'Could Stage Agriculture Show'
BT 11/22/06 Hain Probe: Three Papers Are Key
IN 11/22/06 CIRA `Hit List' Man Appeals To Dissidents
BB 11/22/06 Murder Attempt Charge Is Dropped
IN 11/22/06 Opin: Unionists Still Believe They Own The North
BT 11/22/06 Opin: Inquiry Must Not Hold Up Devolution
IN 11/22/06 Opin: New Spook Palace Is The Last Thing We Need
WP 11/22/06 Famous Bohola Born Lawyer Dies In US

11/22/06 - North To Get Policing Powers In 2008 - Hain
IT 11/21/06 North To Get Policing Powers In 2008 - Hain
RT 11/21/06 NI Power-Sharing Legislation Is Passed
BT 11/21/06 DUP Bids For Extra Time On Deadline
BT 11/21/06 Stormont Committee Will Meet Weekly
IT 11/22/06 Sinn Fein Will 'Support Policing'
IT 11/22/06 Pressure On SF As Debates On St Andrews Legislation
BN 11/21/06 TDs Criticise Garda Response To Shell To Sea Protests
BT 11/21/06 PM Urged To Intervene In Hain Affair
BT 11/21/06 Hain: Independence Call For Cover-Up Probe
BT 11/21/06 Hain To Face 67 Questions And Attorney General Probe
BT 11/21/06 Analysis: Judge Moves Hain Affair To Different Level
BT 11/21/06 Haddock Jailed For 10 Yrs, But May Be Out In Only Two
BT 11/21/06 Haddock Inquiry Call Over Judge's Comments
BB 11/21/06 Court Told Of Bomb Unit 'Contact'
BB 11/21/06 Slab Murphy’s Brother’s Assets Frozen
BB 11/21/06 People Mourn House Fire Tragedy
BB 11/21/06 Major Carriageway Upgrade Opened
BB 11/21/06 Stormont Papers Opened To Public
BG 11/21/06 Tommy Makem: He Still Sings To Irish Ears

11/21/06 – SF: Transfer Of Policing & Justice Powers Must Happen
SF 11/20/06 Transfer Of Policing & Justice Powers Must Happen
IT 11/21/06 DUP Warns On Timetable To Devolve Policing
BN 11/20/06 Gardai To Review Security At Adams' Holiday Home
IT 11/21/06 Hain Under Pressure At Westminster
BB 11/20/06 Loyalist Jailed For 'Savage' Act

11/20/06 - Adams - Time To Step Up The Pace If Progress Is To Be Made
SF 11/20/06 Adams - Time To Step Up The Pace If Progress Is To Be Made
IT 11/20/06 Paisley Snubs North Government Talks Again
BB 11/20/06 Parties Discuss Future Assembly
BT 11/20/06 Face To Face, But Without Paisley
BT 11/20/06 Church Leaders Hopeful Of A Peace Deal
SF 11/20/06 First Ever Sinn Fein Member Of Housing Executive Board
BB 11/20/06 NIO's Appointment Under Scrutiny
SF 11/20/06 Sinn Fein Calls For Immediate Inquiry Into Appointment
IN 11/20/06 Burning Of Lundy `Peaceful'
IN 11/20/06 Soldiers' Killer Can Move To North Jail
IN 11/20/06 Irish Army Peacekeeper `Cracked' Under Pressure
IT 11/20/06 Priest Seriously Hurt In Co Kerry Attack
RT 11/20/06 Church Outraged By Kerry Priest Attack
BT 11/20/06 Opin: Time Of The Essence To Broker A Deal
IN 11/20/06 Opin: War Is Over - Politics Is New Armed Combat
BT 11/20/06 Opin: P¢L O Muir¡: Ulster-Scots In The Depths
IT 11/20/06 Church Fails To React To Shortage Of Priests
BN 11/20/06 First Irish University TV Station Goes 'On-Air' Today
BT 11/20/06 The Boss Brings Irish Ballad To Belfast Stage
BT 11/20/06 Movie Legend Pacino To Be Honoured By Trinity
IM 11/20/06 Special Screenings From The Irish Film Archive
IT 11/20/06 Council To Recognise Dingle Placename
MF 11/20/06 Saint Of 9/11

11/20/06 - NI Parties To Meet Today After Postponement
IT 11/20/06 NI Parties To Meet Today After Postponement
UT 11/19/06 Hain Warning Over N Ireland Devolution Deadline
SB 11/19/06 Opin: SF Must Say Yes To Policing

11/19/06 - Frank Durkan, Irish Advocate, Dies at 76
NY 11/19/06 Frank Durkan, Irish Advocate, Dies At 76
AP 11/19/06 Frank Durkan, Defender Of Irish Nationalists, Dies At Age 76


11/19/06 – Obit: Frank Durkan, Defender Of Irish Nationalists
IH 11/19/06 Obit: Frank Durkan, Defender Of Irish Nationalists
IA ??/??/?? Friends Celebrate Durkan Landmark
BN 11/19/06 Sinn Fein Calls For Commissioner Of Victims Inquiry
SL 11/19/06 Paisley Says No To Stormont Meeting
BB 11/19/06 Parties 'Must Decide Ministers'
IT 11/19/06 No Reason For St Andrews Agreement To Fail - Ahern
SL 11/19/06 Talkin' Bout Devolution
SL 11/19/06 'Let's Consign Direct Rule To The Dustbin'
SL 11/19/06 Brian Rowan: 'D' For Disaffected
SL 11/19/06 MPs Set To Discuss UVF Threat To Journalist
SL 11/19/06 Council Should Be Ashamed Over UVF Wreath
SL 11/19/06 (Slab) Murphy's Flaw!
BN 11/19/06 FG: One In 20 Patients Picks Up Hospital Bug
TE 11/19/06 Flatley `On The Mend'

11/19/06 - Call For More Scrutiny Of MI5's Role In Ulster
GU 11/19/06 Call For More Scrutiny Of MI5's Role In Ulster
TO 11/19/06 Election Timing Angers DUP
II 11/18/06 Ian Won't Shake Gerry's Hand
SB 11/19/06 Object To Catholic Murder Ended Officer's Army Career
TO 11/19/06 Police Winning Over Republican Heartland
TO 11/19/06 Gallagher: Adams Death Threat Is Bogus
II 11/18/06 Corrupt Company's Link To SF $375,000 Fundraiser
LP 11/18/06 McCabe: If Only 1 Copy Is Sold-Here Is Factual Record
BB 11/18/06 Film Exposes Ireland's 'Dark Underbelly'
RE 11/17/06 British Director Takes Irish Tiger By The Tail
YO 11/18/06 Cillian Murphy Reveals Versatile Self
ST 11/17/06 Flatly 'Inundated' With Support
NJ 11/18/06 Irish-American Group Honors County Residents

11/18/06 - McGuinness - Process Is Edging Forward
SF 11/18/06 McGuinness - Process Is Edging Forward
BB 11/18/06 DUP Will Not Be Rushed - Robinson
NH 11/18/06 Individuals Under Loyalist Threat Call For Protection
IT 11/18/06 NI Court Ruling On Hain Decision Postponed
IT 11/18/06 Fmr DUP Mayor Sentenced To 4 Mths For Impersonation
BB 11/18/06 Did Prison Education Bring Peace?
BB 11/18/06 Opin: Remember.. What Was That Date In November?
IT 11/18/06 Gardai Invstgatng MRSA At Hospital Send File To DPP
BN 11/18/06 Referendum On Statutory Rape To Be Held In March
IT 11/18/06 Contrite O Cuiv Bows To Wishes Of People Over Dingle
BN 11/18/06 Snow Forecast As Winter Kicks In
BT 11/18/06 I See Dead People

11/18/06 - O'Loan To Investigate 1991 Murder Of SF Councillor
IT 11/17/06 O'Loan To Investigate 1991 Murder Of SF Councillor
NW 11/17/06 Taoiseach Promises To Help Fullerton Campaign
BT 11/17/06 North-South Veto Cannot Be Enforced
BT 11/17/06 I Can Still Shut Assembly: Hain
BT 11/17/06 New Pledge Set To Move Power-Sharing Forward
IT 11/18/06 Alliance Anger After NI Talks Exclusion
BT 11/17/06 Welsh MPs Join Calls For Probe Into Hain Conduct
SF 11/17/06 Hain: Complete Arrogance Over Commissioner Verdict
BB 11/17/06 Omagh DNA Evidence 'Unreliable'
BB 11/17/06 Ex-Mayor Jailed For Voter Fraud
NH 11/17/06 Opin: Some Republicans Sowing Seeds Of Confusion
IT 11/17/06 Opin: Paisley And Adams Can Overcome Hurdles
IT 11/17/06 Sinn Fein TD Headbutted By Repeat Driving Offender
NW 11/17/06 Women Make Dramatic Addition To Ramelton
IT 11/17/06 RTE Radio Shows Lose Listeners
IT 11/17/06 Ashley Judd Film Will Tell Tale Of Irish Priestess
IT 11/17/06 Flatley Illness Not Life Threatening

11/17/06 - Action Alert: Nov 24th Deadline

11/16/06 –SF Needs Not Declare Police Support Until Assembly Start
RT 11/16/06 SF Needs Not Declare Police Support Assembly Start
SF 11/16/06 Adams - Process Is Moving In The Right Direction
BT 11/16/06 Extra Human Rights Powers, Diplock Courts To Go
BB 11/16/06 Date Set For NI Assembly Election
BT 11/16/06 DUP 'Delight' At Prospect Of March Poll
BN 11/16/06 Assembly To Be Dissolved For Election
BN 11/16/06 Sinn Fein To Meet SNP For First Time
BB 11/16/06 Deceased MLA's Vote Still Counts
IT 11/16/06 Opin: Progress In North Calls For Courage
BT 11/16/06 Opin: Light Shining At The End Of The Tunnel
RT 11/16/06 Court Refuses US Request To Extradite Couple
IT 11/16/06 New-Look Irish Times Website Aims For Wider Audience
NW 11/16/06 Society Talk On Women Of 1916

11/15/06 - Sinn Fein At Holyrood For Talks On Peace Process
TH 11/15/06 Sinn Fein At Holyrood For Talks On Peace Process
OF 11/14/06 Taoiseach To Meet Fullerton Family This Week
UT 11/14/06 Police Chief Says There Is A "Hierarchy Of Deaths" In NI
GI 11/15/06 FBI Refuses To Comment On Art Investigation
BT 11/14/06 Opin: Loyalist Terrorists Prepare For Change
BT 11/14/06 Opin: Is This The Way Forward For Policing?
NH 11/14/06 Opin: Hard-Hitting Judgement Confirms All Suspicions
EX 11/15/06 O'Dea Pulls Out Of Launch For IRA Man's Biography
TS 11/16/06 Michael Flatley Seriously Ill in Hospital
HC 11/13/06 Prison Show On Big Screen
UC 11/13/06 Crossroards: Peace Process & Future Of A United Ireland

11/15/06 - SF In Serious & Detailed Discussions With British
SF 11/15/06 SF In Serious & Detailed Discussions With British
BB 11/15/06 March Date For Assembly Election
IT 11/15/06 North Parties To Be Briefed On New Legislation
SF 11/15/06 Sinn Fein - Diplock Courts Must Go
BT 11/15/06 Outrage Over Laying Of UVF Wreath At City Hall Cenotaph
BT 11/15/06 'Ulster Must Be Led Into The Light'
BN 11/14/06 Paisley's Daughter Presses On With Case Against DUP
BN 11/15/06 Cameron: Sinn Fein Should Hand Over Killers
BB 11/15/06 Threats To Sinn Fein 'Very Real'
NH 11/15/06 Photos 'A Reminder Of Why Sinn Fein Must Back Police'
IT 11/15/06 State Set To Announce Plans For Dialogue With Churches
IT 11/15/06 Minister To 'Vigorously Contest' Ruling In Supreme Court
IT 11/15/06 Imam Calls For Attack In Ireland - BBC
IT 11/15/06 Dervish Selected For Eurovision Contest
IT 11/15/06 Military Event 'Best Option' To Mark 1916
BB 11/15/06 Google Announces 500 Dublin Jobs
IT 11/15/06 Beckett Letters May Fetch 300,000
IT 11/15/06 Port Tunnel To Open On December 20th

11/14/06 - Irish America Wants U.S. To Take More Active Role in Irish Peace Process

11/13/06 – Adams 'Not Deflected' By Threats
BB 11/13/06 Adams 'Not Deflected' By Threats
BT 11/13/06 Republicans Must Win Battle On Policing
BN 11/13/06 Govt Knew Of Threats To SF Leaders - Ahern
RT 11/13/06 Sinn Féin Committed To Peace: Hain
GU 11/13/06 Sticking Points Remain As Ulster Deadline Looms
BB 11/13/06 PSNI Plans For Civilian Officers
BT 11/13/06 Hain Inquiry Decision To Be Decided By Hain
IN 11/13/06 Photographer Covered Worst Of Derry Troubles
IN 11/13/06 Killing Of Teenagers Had Impact On Future MP
IN 11/13/06 Bogside A War Zone When Shootings Happened
IN 11/13/06 Sr SF Leader’s IRA Role No Secret Says Party
BN 11/13/06 Survey: Irish Motorists Guilty Of Tailgating

(Poster’s Note: See ‘Killing of Teenagers’ story for 1972
picture of Martin McGuinness in IRA Uniform. Jay)

11/12/06 - Assembly Election Set To Be Held Next March
IT 11/13/06 Assembly Election Set To Be Held Next March
BN 11/12/06 Republican Rebels Force SF To Step Up Security
GU 11/13/06 Cath. & Prot. Hail Life In Neutral Zone
CP 11/12/06 Blog: Troubled Challenging Charming W Belfast
CP 11/12/06 Wind That Shakes Barley Rev (Longer than Film)
IT 11/13/06 Hugh Leonard Honoured At 80
IT 11/13/06 Davitt's Great Grandson Leads Young Greens
IT 11/13/06 Polish Woman Dies After Cliffs Of Moher Fall

11/12/06 - RUC Officer Implicated In Loyalist Collusion
SB 11/12/06 RUC Officer Implicated In Loyalist Collusion
SF 11/11/06 Govts Need To Deliver On St. Andrews Timetable
TO 11/11/06 Plan To Let Hain Choose Leader
BN 11/12/06 Delay Over Policing May Derail Devolution
SL 11/12/06 Hain Pressed Over IRA Sanctions
SL 11/12/06 LVF 'Caretaker' Denies Estate Feud Situation
SL 11/12/06 Riot Squad Officers Eject Shoukri & Boreland
SL 11/12/06 Violence Fears As New Boss Boots Out Old Guard
SL 11/12/06 Blazers Replace Balaclavas At Services
SL 11/12/06 CIRA 'Won't Lift Death Threats'
BN 11/12/06 Archbishop Calls For Patience In Northern Talks
SL 11/12/06 OAP Suffers Broken Leg After Thug Attack
II 11/12/06 Bertie Rules Out SF Role
SL 11/12/06 Op/Ed: McCartney: DUP Has Caved In To Blackmail
TO 11/12/06 Opin:DUP & SF - Lose Support To Win Peace
BB 11/12/06 Opin: Yeah But No But... What Next?
SL 11/12/06 Opin: Straight Talking: Decent People
HD 11/12/06 Belfast: The `Troubles' Tour
BG 11/12/06 An Untroubled Derry Tries Stirring Up Tourism
BN 11/12/06 Woman Rescued After Falling From Cliffs Of Moher
SL 11/12/06 Concern At Cops Gear Up For Sale
TU 11/12/06 'Irish Christmas' At The Egg On Dec. 12
NT 11/12/06 Conversion To Islam; Man Closer To Irish Roots
MT 11/12/06 AIRE Presents Premiere Of A Christmas In Kerry

11/11/06 - British Govt Urged To Acknowledge Collusion
BN 11/10/06 British Govt Urged To Acknowledge Collusion
BT 11/10/06 Team To Probe Alleged State Collusion Murders
RT 11/11/06 Orde Ready To Address SF On Policing
UT 11/11/06 McCord Calls For Reward Incentive
BT 11/10/06 Six Years And £30m To Crack Unsolved Murders
SF 11/10/06 McGuinness - Assembly Should Meet On November 24th
BT 11/11/06 Paisley To Meet PM As Rumours Grow About Talks
BN 11/10/06 Paisley Accuses Adams Of ‘Declaring War On Law And Order’
DJ 11/11/06 McGuinness Appeals To Republicans:Set Aside Diffs & Unite
DT 11/11/06 Presbyterians Call On SF To Support PSNI ASAP
NY 11/10/06 NY Times: Progress Seen On N Irish Power-Sharing
ME 11/10/06 Sinn Fein's 'Plan B' Call For North
IT 11/11/06 Extra Powers For South Is Raised
GU 11/11/06 Hain Expects Stormont Progress
AP 11/11/06 Parties Fail To Meet The Deadline For Ulster Deal
BT 11/11/06 Hain Urged To Reply To Judge
BB 11/11/06 Hain Dismisses Suspension Calls
IT 11/10/06 Fr Alec Reid Honoured At Belfast Awards Ceremony
BB 11/11/06 Alert Continues After Bomb Find
BT 11/10/06 Files On Wright Killers Are Among 1000s Destroyed/Missing
NY 11/09/06 NY City Comptroller's Influence Reaches N Ireland
NY 11/09/06 OP/ED: NYC Comptroller Wm Thompson: Investing For Peace
IT 11/11/06 Opin: Will Paisley Finish Career By Doing The Deal?
BT 11/11/06 Opin: Political Stability Is Still Within Reach
IT 11/11/06 Garda Given Report On Deaths At Leas Cross
NY 11/12/06 Bk Rev: Damaged Goods
JN 11/11/06 Cultural Group Puts On Irish Play – The Year Of The Hiker

11/10/06 - Governments To Press On With Devolution
IT 11/10/06 Governments To Press On With Devolution
RT 11/09/06 Hamill Inquiry Challenges Police Anonymity
IT 11/10/06 Dermot Ahern In New York To Campaign For Illegal Irish
BB 11/10/06 Democrat Victory 'Will Help NI'
SF 11/10/06 Adams: Our Eyes Are On The Prize - Peace & Justice For All
BB 11/10/06 Signs Of Movement In NI Process
IN 11/10/06 US Role In Mural Removal Revealed
BT 11/10/06 Lords To Probe Hain Parade Commission Appointments
RT 11/10/06 McAleese Visiting Belfast & Armagh Today
BB 11/10/06 Fire Attack Man Dies In Hospital
BT 11/10/06 Burned Maze Files May Have Held Truth
IN 11/10/06 PSNI Team Banned Following Pitch Fight
BN 11/10/06 McDowell Accuses Sinn Féin Over Bellenaboy Violence
BN 11/10/06 Ó Caoláin: McDowell's Comments 'Scare Tactics'
IT 11/10/06 Man Shot In Belfast Paramilitary-Style Attack
IT 11/10/06 Cross-Border Body May 'Face Serious Damage'
BT 11/10/06 Opin: Loose Ends In Deal Must Be Tied Up
BT 11/10/06 Opin: Eric Waugh: Bribed Into Devolution?
IT 11/10/06 Opin: Deadline? Pull The Other One
BT 11/10/06 Hotel To Provide Comfort For Shrine's Barefoot Pilgrims
BT 11/10/06 First Tailor-Made Performance Of Play Based On Banned Book
BT 11/10/06 Researchers Impressed By Google's Medical Diagnoses
BN 11/10/06 Irish Have Fourth Highest Quality Of Life - UN Report
IN 11/10/06 Rare Books From Irish Authors On Display At Fair
IT 11/10/06 Death Of Leading Architect At Age Of 72

11/09/06 - Survey: Voters Back St Andrew's Agreement
BN 11/09/06 Survey: Voters Back St Andrew's Agreement
IN 11/09/06 PR Offensive Launched By Unionists
RT 11/09/06 Adams To Meet Supporters In New York
RT 11/09/06 Ahern: US Relationship Unaffected By Mid-Terms
NJ 11/09/06 SF Sean Oliver: Visitor From The Emerald Isle
IN 11/09/06 Police Fire Shot During ‘LVF Row’
BB 11/09/06 Man Held On 'Feud' Incident Freed
BT 11/09/06 Almost 400 A&E Staff Attacked In Last Three Years
BT 11/09/06 Police To Question Brothers In Hospital Over Burnt Couple
IN 11/09/06 Brothers Related To SDLP Politician
IN 11/09/06 Omagh Bomb Expert Clashes With Defence
BB 11/09/06 Anger Over Omagh Memorial Delay
BB 11/09/06 Abandoned Bomb Report Is Checked
IC 11/09/06 Castle Street: A Royal Mess
BT 11/09/06 Opin: America Sending A Message To Ulster
IN 11/09/06 Opin: Questions Haunt Probe Into Loyalist Collusion
IN 11/09/06 Opin: Paisley’s About-Face Has Faithful Still In Shock
IN 11/09/06 Opin: Ireland On The Cusp Of A Historic Development
BT 11/09/06 Adrift In The Atlantic
IN 11/09/06 ‘Pivotal’ Magazine On Sale At Book Fair
IT 11/09/06 An Bord Pleanála Approves Plan For Haughey Estate
BN 11/09/06 Pet Labrador Saves 10-Year-Old Boy From Pit-Bull Attack

11/08/06 - Ahern Urged To Press Blair On Collusion
BT 11/08/06 Ahern Urged To Press Blair On Collusion
BB 11/08/06 DUP Deadline For Proposal Stance
BN 11/08/06 DUP Hardliner Prompts Further Pessimism About North Deal
TO 11/08/06 Couple Are Set Alight In Attack By Masked Gang
BN 11/08/06 NI: More Catholics Reporting Crime To Police
BB 11/08/06 Hain Contacted By London Police
UT 11/08/06 Actor Backs Call For Integrated Schools
BB 11/08/06 NI World War II Website Launched

11/08/06 - IAUC: British Collusion With Loyalists Needs Independent Investigation

11/07/06 - Parties Set To Approve Deal By Friday
IT 11/08/06 Parties Set To Approve Deal By Friday
BN 11/07/06 Paisley: SF Response To St Andrew's 'A Step Backwards'
SF 11/07/06 Collusion Report Recommends Brits Co-Op With Inquiry
GU 11/07/06 N Ireland's Help Enlisted To End Sectarian Violence
BN 11/07/06 Trad Groups Get Stamp Of Approval
MT 11/07/06 Makems Play at Rochester Opera House After TG
GU 11/07/06 The Shadow Of A Gunman: Citizens, Glasgow
IT 11/08/06 Death Of Seán Haughey, Brother Of Former Taoiseach

11/07/06 - Collusion: PSNI 'Not Capable Of Getting To Truth'
BT 11/07/06 Collusion: PSNI 'Not Capable Of Getting To Truth'
BB 11/07/06 Families Lobby MPs On 'Collusion'
SF 11/07/06 SF Accompany Loughinisland Families To Westminster
BN 11/07/06 Bar Massacre Families To Go To European Parliament
IT 11/07/06 Officials To Meet North Collusion Report Authors
SF 11/07/06 Time To Convene Meeting Of Programme For Govt Committee
RT 11/07/06 Ahern Urged To Hold Summit On Collusion Claims
BT 11/07/06 Paisley Meets Eames To Discuss Agreement Plans
BB 11/07/06 Parties Meet Hain Over Agreement
UK 11/07/06 Downing Street Statement On Sinn Fein
BB 11/07/06 New Super-Council Names Announced
BT 11/07/06 Justice Schemes Facing Closure Over Shortfall In Funding
BB 11/07/06 Integrated Housing Plan For City
BT 11/07/06 Opin: Sinn Fein In Danger Of Overplaying Its Hand
GG 11/04/06 Blog: Shake Hands With The Devil
NB 11/04/06 Blog: Adams One Of World’s Most Stalked Male Celebrities
BN 11/07/06 Conference To Address Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
IT 11/07/06 Irish Obsessed With Gossip, Shops, Think-In Told

11/06/06 - Washington Allows Adams To Fundraise For Sinn Féin
IT 11/06/06 Washington Allows Adams To Fundraise For Sinn Féin
BN 11/06/06 Academic 'Shocked' By Collusion In Loyalist Murders'
SF 11/06/06 Report Exposes Activities Of RUC/UDR Death Squad
IT 11/07/06 RUC, British Army Linked To 74 Murders
IN 11/06/06 Dr Brady: Dissidents Could Fill Vacuum
IN 11/06/06 Durkan Urges SF Not To Be Goaded
CB 11/06/06 Massacre Families Lobby Over Loyalist 'Cover-Up'
IN 11/06/06 Last Of Roads Shut During Troubles To Be Reopened
BB 11/06/06 Loyalist Killer Loses Taxi Murder Appeal
IN 11/06/06 Shooting Blamed On Loyalist
IN 11/06/06 26 Irish Soldiers To Be Pardoned
IN 11/06/06 Attwood: We Could Learn A Lot From Bobby (RFK)
IN 11/06/06 Opin: Dr Brady In A Timely Warning
GB 11/06/06 Blog: Sloppy Journalism!
EB 11/06/06 Blog: Dirty, Filthy Collusion: Time For The Truth
IT 11/07/06 Make Irish A Gift, Not A Threat
IT 11/07/06 Plans To Protect Northern Catholics In 1974 Revealed
IM 11/06/06 Skellig Michael: The Denial Of History As State Policy
IT 11/07/06 Irish Films Nominated For Awards

11/06/06 – SF Endorses SAA As Having Potential To Move Process Forward
IA 11/06/06 Sinn Fein Executive Endorses St. Andrews Plan
SF 11/06/06 St. Andrews Has The Potential To Move The Process Forward

11/06/06 - Security 'Links' To Murder Plots
BB 11/06/06
Security 'Links' To Murder Plots
IT 11/06/06
Garda Castigated In Report On North Collusion
UT 11/06/06
RUC And Garda Aware Of Collusion
PA 11/06/06
Army 'Colluded In Loyalist Murders'
BT 11/06/06
Inquiry Completed Into Job Bias Claims At Cross-Border Body
BB 11/06/06
Sinn Fein Report On Saint Andrews
BT 11/06/06
Opin: Devolution Is A Prize Worth Winning
NH 11/06/06
A Loyalist In Bandit Country
BT 11/06/06
Europe Suffers Worst Blackout For Three Decades

11/05/06 - Government Will Not Abandon North
IT 11/06/06 Government Will Not Abandon North
IM 11/05/06 Opin: Has The Irish Times Become Too Big For Its Boots?
TW 11/06/06 Irish Lottery Players Want Bigger Wins
IT 11/06/06 Irish MRSA Rate Higher Due To Poor Resources

11/05/06 - Sinn Féin To Discuss St Andrews Talks
BN 11/05/06 Sinn Féin To Discuss St Andrews Talks
BB 11/05/06 DUP Are 'In Favour Of Agreement'
BB 11/05/06 Durkan Criticises Selection Plans
BN 11/05/06 NI: Ex-Spy (Kevin Fulton) Freed In Murders Probe
SL 11/05/06 Time For Truth
SL 11/05/06 Speak No Evil
SL 11/05/06 Shoukri: 'I Fear No One'
SL 11/05/06 Strange Bedfellows
BB 11/05/06 NI Lawyer Criticises Saddam Trial
BB 11/05/06 Ireland 31-69 Australia
IT 11/05/06 Service In Belfast Marks Disbandment Of RIR
RW 11/05/06 Book Review: Irish Folk, Trad & Blues: A Secret History

11/04/06 - Paisley Ready To Defy DUP Opponents On Peace Deal
GU 11/05/06
Paisley Ready To Defy DUP Opponents On Peace Deal
TO 11/05/06
85% Of Dups Agree To Sharing With Sinn Fein
EX 11/04/06
Adams: Peace Process Must Continue With Or Without DUP
SF 11/04/06
Adams: Young People Need Their Voices Heard For Peace Process
SB 11/05/06
Money Talks In North Deal
BB 11/04/06
Police Issue Appeal On (Dissident) Firebombs
TO 11/05/06
Focus: They (Dissidents) Haven't Gone Away, You Know
GU 11/05/06
Anika's Lonely Death Highlights (Loyalist) Racist Hatred
SB 11/05/06
Prosecution Is Damaged Again In Omagh Case
GU 11/05/06
Secret Plan To Use Maze Site As Prison
TO 11/05/06
Iraqis Turn To Ireland For Advice On Finding Peace
TO 11/05/06
Ireland: Divided It Stands
IT 11/04/06
Hill Of Tara Campaigners March Against M3 Route
TO 11/05/06
Revealed: Top Irish Who Are Not Who

11/04/06 - Ruling On Anonymity For Police Criticised
IN 11/04/06
Ruling On Anonymity For Police Criticised
BB 11/04/06
DUP Is Facing Difficult Decisions
IN 11/04/06
Durkan Urges Governments To Put DUP Under Pressure
BB 11/04/06
DUP Members 'Contact UK Unionist McCartney'
IN 11/04/06
Stadium At Maze `A White Elephant'
BB 11/04/06
Ombudsman Probes Lorry Shooting
IT 11/04/06
Fianna Fail Opens 70th Annual Ardfheis In Dublin
CB 11/04/06
Youth Survives Jammed Gun Attack
IN 11/04/06
War Is Over Says UDA - But No Decommissioning
IN 11/04/06
1969 - A Tortured City Burns With Sectarian Hatred
IN 11/04/06
Big Social Upheaval Took Many By Surprise
IN 11/04/06
Loved Ones Mark 90th Anniversary Of Disaster
IN 11/04/06
Department Spent Œ165,000 On Irish Translation
IN 11/04/06
Bid To Turn Twelfth Into Festival Gaining Ground
IN 11/04/06
Pitcairn Sex Offenders To Start Jail Terms
IN 11/04/06
Hallowed Ground Spawns A Fascinating History
IC 11/04/06
Griffith's Banned Films To Be Shown In Cardiff
JH 11/04/06
Blog: Kilroy Was Here - The Birth Of A Legend

11/03/06 - British Need To Come Clean On Hamill Murder
SF 11/03/06
British Need To Come Clean On Hamill Murder
IT 11/04/06
Unease Within DUP Ranks Over Deal With SF
UT 11/03/06
Durkan Calls For Referendum On St Adrews Deal
BB 11/04/06
Police Open Fire On Lorry In City
SF 11/03/06
Concern At PSNI Operation In West Belfast
CB 11/04/06
Board Official Hoping Sinn Fein Will 'Endorse Policing Soon'
IK 11/04/06
Blog: Good Bye Long Kesh
RT 11/03/06
Williams To Meet Pope Benedict
AC 11/03/06
Mary Robinson Spotlights Human Rights Abuses In Darfur
YO 11/03/06
Irish Dance Company Trinity Returns To Japan
IT 11/04/06
Pioneering Irish Nurse The Subject Of New Film
IT 11/04/06
Dubliners Try To Prevent EMI From Selling CD Selection Of Songs

11/03/06 - RUC Officers Have Robert Hamill Inquiry Ruling Overturned
RT 11/03/06
RUC Officers Have Robert Hamill Inquiry Ruling Overturned
BT 11/03/06
Delay Fears For Sinn Fein Special Police Conference
BT 11/03/06
'Unveil Any Side Deals To Ensure The Public's Confidence'
BT 11/03/06
Tories Brand Ulster Œ50bn Cash Package Smoke And Mirrors
BT 11/03/06
DUP Questions 'Unrealistic' Deadline Date
BT 11/03/06
No Complaint Ever Upheld Against MI5
BT 11/03/06
PSNI: The Gains After All The Pains
BT 11/03/06
PSNI: The Force Of Change
DT 11/03/06
Claudy Report Could Embarrass Church - Claims Source
CP 11/03/06
Explosives Found On Mount Leinster
BT 11/03/06
Stone: I Planned To Kill Mayor
BT 11/03/06
Education Of Kids 'Is Important To UVF Leadership'
BT 11/03/06
Opin: Ulster Parties Must Not Be Sold Short
BL 11/03/06
Blog: Bertie, A Part-Time Republican?
RT 11/03/06
Fish Stocks May Be Wiped Out Within 50 Years
BT 11/03/06
Arizona Voters Turn Against Republicans' Hard Line On Migrants
GC 11/03/06
Andy Cooney Show: High Praise For Step Dancers
IT 11/03/06
Development Of Largest Retail Park In State Announced

11/02/06 - SF Seeks Timetable On Policing Powers
IT 11/03/06
SF Seeks Timetable On Policing Powers
IT 11/03/06
Blame SF For Any Delay, Says Paisley
BB 11/02/06
Ahern Says Next Two Weeks Crucial
RT 11/02/06
SF Concern Over Lack Of Contact With DUP
BB 11/02/06
Irish Goverment To Unveil Package
UT 11/02/06
Paisley: 'Sinn Fein Must Support Policing'
BT 11/02/06
OTRs: The Issue That Simply Won't Go Away
CB 11/02/06
Dead Governor Ordered Maze Prison Files 'To Be Destroyed'
IM 11/02/06
SF MLA To Call On Irish Americans To Make Peace Process Work.
IT 11/02/06
McCabe Killers Not Eligible For Early Release, Court Told
RT 11/02/06
Kevin Fulton ‘Double Agent' Quizzed Over 1990 Murders
BG 10/25/06
Immigration: Healey Spouse Backed Illegals' Hiring
IT 11/03/06
Opin: 10 Years Of TG4
IT 11/02/06
Cobh Couple Fight Extradition For Kidnapping Grandson
ST 11/02/06
Movie Review: 'Stolen'

11/02/06 - Adams Calls For No More Setbacks
UT 11/02/06
Adams Calls For No More Setbacks
UT 11/02/06
Hain: Deadlines Will Not Be Allowed To Slip
BB 11/02/06
Funding Package 'Needs More Work'
RT 11/02/06
Package Conditional On Power Restoration
RT 11/02/06
Ex-IRA Spy Arrested In London
BT 11/02/06
Hain Hits Back In IRA Fugitives Row
BT 11/02/06
Opin: Solid Gold At The End Of Political Rainbow
BT 11/02/06
Red Wine Molecule Is Shown To Extend Life
BT 11/02/06
New Colin Farrell To Star In Good Friday Agreement Movie
RT 11/02/06
Irish Population Is Out Of Kilter - Report

11/01/06 - Brown Pledges Œ50 Billion For NI Over Next Decade
IT 11/01/06
Brown Pledges Œ50 Billion For NI Over Next Decade
IT 11/02/06
SDLP Predicts Hain Will Recall Government Body In North
BN 11/01/06
Man Held In 'Collusion' Murders Probe
PQ 11/02/06
Michael Stone Admits Plotting To Kill Livingstone
BB 11/01/06
DUP Doubts Over Devolution Date
BB 11/01/06
Police 'May Name' Racist Loyalist Groups
BB 11/01/06
Ex-IRA Mole Questioned On Murders
BM 11/01/06
Dublin/Monaghan Bombs Inquiry To Be Complete Next Month
BN 11/01/06
Schoolboy Murder - 1,000 Statements Taken
IT 11/02/06
Opin: Vatican & Queen Liz Will Find 'Tis Fairly Grim Up North
RT 11/01/06
Harney Blames Over-Prescription For MRSA
IT 11/02/06
First Two Irish Cases Of MRSA Resistingantibiotics
BB 11/01/06
Black Humour Among Cemetery's Graves
IT 11/01/06
Almost 75% In Republic Know A Suicide Victim
WG 11/01/06
Cormac O'Malley: Revolutionary's Son Helps NYU Focus

11/01/06 - DUP Taking An `Absurd Position' On Policing
IN 11/01/06
DUP Taking An `Absurd Position' On Policing
SF 11/01/06
Time For Brits To Convene Programme For Govt Committee
IN 11/01/06
Report Explores `Truth' Process
SF 11/01/06
Sinn Fein Welcome Contribution To Truth Recovery Debate
BB 11/01/06
Parties Make Their Pitch To Brown
SF 11/01/06
Sinn Fein Set Out Agenda Ahead Of Gordon Brown Meeting
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Dissidents 'Behind Bomb Attacks'
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Opin: DUP Policing Stance Wrong
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Garda¡ And Fire Service Report Busy Halloween Night
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Blair And Adams To Hold Talks On Devolution Today

Gerry Moriarty, Northern Editor

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is to meet British prime
minister Tony Blair in London today to discuss how to
overcome obstacles to restoring devolution as a number of
DUP politicians insisted there could be no prior agreement
on when policing and justice would be transferred to the
Northern Executive.

PSNI chief constable, Sir Hugh Orde, responding to an
article by Mr Adams in yesterday's An Phoblacht, said he
was prepared to hold face-to-face meetings with the Sinn
Féin president.

DUP leader Dr Ian Paisley is due to hold a strategy meeting
today with Assembly members, MPs and the party's sole MEP,
Jim Allister, in Co Antrim today - a meeting which is also
expected to be used to address tensions within the party
over the St Andrews Agreement.

The British and Irish governments are attempting to devise
a formula that would resolve the standoff between Sinn Féin
and the DUP over when and whether responsibility for
policing and justice would be devolved to the Northern
Executive. This, and the subject of MI5, are expected to be
the main issues on the Adams/Blair agenda today.

Sinn Féin is also expected to decide today whether it will
participate in the new transitional Assembly which is
meeting again at Stormont on Monday.

Three DUP politicians - North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds and
Assembly members Edwin Poots and Ian Paisley jnr -
yesterday issued statements insisting the party would not
provide Sinn Féin with a date for the devolution of justice
and policing powers.

This was in response to Mr Adams's An Phoblacht article
where he said he was prepared to speak directly with Sir
Hugh Orde and where he repeated his willingness to propose
an ard- fheis on policing, but based on a timetable for the
transfer of policing powers.

Mr Dodds repeated that such a DUP commitment would not be
forthcoming, although he moderated his previous position
that such devolution would not happen in a "political
lifetime". Sinn Féin now had a "long way to go" before the
DUP would consider such a move.

He said Sinn Féin, "alone of all the parties in Northern
Ireland, are demanding that before they can support the
police they must have some kind of control or influence at
an early date. No other party has ever demanded or been
granted this.

"Sinn Féin have a long way to go yet before they can even
begin to earn the confidence and trust of decent people
that would allow us to contemplate devolution of policing
and justice," said Mr Dodds.

Meanwhile, Sir Hugh said he was ready to hold direct talks
with Mr Adams. "My people have got to be able to talk to
their people and at every level openly about all the issues
that people are concerned about," he told yesterday's
Belfast Telegraph.

"Policing isn't political. It is about people who need
help. All I ask is that my people are given the opportunity
to protect all communities. Don't judge us by the past.
Judge us by what we do now. That's all I ask," he added.

Sinn Féin and the SDLP oppose MI5 having any role in
general or "civic" policing and distrust British government
assurances that the secret agency's role will be limited to
UK "national security".

Sir Hugh said that "national security is about
international terrorism and if people think the island of
Ireland is immune from international terrorism then they
need to wise up".


Miami Showband Relatives Encouraged By Meeting With Taoiseach

30/11/2006 - 16:01:35

Relatives of those that died in the 1975 Miami Showband
massacre said this afternoon they were greatly encouraged
by the intentions of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on their case.

A report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee, published
yesterday, said that British security forces colluded with
Loyalist terrorists in the massacre.

Three members of the band were shot dead by a UVF gang at a
checkpoint outside Newry after driving home from a dance in
Banbridge 31 years ago.

Speaking today after a meeting with the Taoiseach, massacre
survivor Steven Travers said Mr Ahern had indicated that he
would do all he could to get answers from Tony Blair:

“He asked us to clarify what it was that we wanted and he's
going to endeavour to get all the answers that we've been
looking for for 30 years,” Mr Travers said.


Paisley Appeal Over Disappeared

DUP leader Ian Paisley has appealed for anyone who can help
find the body of an IRA murder victim to come to him.

Mr Paisley was speaking before a meeting with Vera McVeigh,
whose son Columba, 17, was kidnapped, murdered and secretly
buried by the IRA in 1975.

He said he believed there were those who knew what had
happened but were under pressure not to speak.

"Let's identify the body and let our dear sister and her
family bring an end to it all," he said.

Earlier on Thursday, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said
he was prepared to do everything humanly possible to help
recover Columba's remains.

However, Mrs McVeigh said she was not impressed by Mr
Adams' words.

Mrs McVeigh, who has recently been ill, added that the
recovery of her son's body would mean the world to her.

Mr Paisley was contacted by the late Monsignor Denis Faul,
a campaigner for the Disappeared, asking for his help.

In July, he said Fr Faul had told him not to give in until
the families of the Disappeared had retrieved their loved
ones' remains.

The meeting was set up by the DUP peer Lord Morrow.

Columba McVeigh's younger brother, Oliver, said that his
mother talked about her murdered son every day, and needed

He said that they hoped the involvement of the DUP leader
would help his family and the other families of the

"They can certainly apply more pressure on Sinn Fein/IRA
and on the two governments because there's going to be no
closure for our families unless they turn up the bodies,"
he said.

"If anyone saw my mother - seen the state she was in, they
would certainly want it to happen and I'm sure the other
families would be the same."

In 2003, Mrs McVeigh said she had given up hope of ever
finding her son's body.

She was speaking as police completed a 14-day excavation at
bogland at Bragan near Emyvale, County Monaghan.

The operation was the third dig in the area and followed
new information passed to the Irish government by the IRA.

In 1999, the IRA offered to help locate the bodies of the
nine Disappeared. Three victims were found in 1999 while
one was uncovered in 2003.

Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2006/11/30 17:20:16 GMT


Gerry Adams Sets Out Sinn Féin Position On Policing

Published: 30 November, 2006

In a wide ranging article published in today’s (Thursday
20th) edition of An Phoblacht, Sinn Féin President Gerry
Adams sets out the party’s position on policing. Mr Adams
makes it clear that he believes that the remaining issues
can be resolved. He says that he is committed to calling a
meeting of the party Ard Chomhairle immediately when these
issues are resolved for the purpose of convening a special
Ard Fheis within the timeframe set out at St. Andrews.

Full text of article follows below

I want to welcome Ian Paisley’s commitment to take up the
post of First Minister and to share power with Sinn Féin
once outstanding issues are resolved, and if the electorate
so decide. I do not underestimate the challenge this is for
Sinn Féin and for many republicans and nationalists. Nor do
I underestimate the challenge a power sharing arrangement
presents for Mr. Paisley and the DUP.

However, I am confident that all of the outstanding issues
can be resolved, including that of policing. Sinn Féin is
for policing and a fair and effective legal and judicial
system which is transparent and accountable. That requires
a different policing experience to the one we have known.

Republicans and nationalists are against criminality. Those
who target the young and the elderly, those who deal in
drugs and rob and assault our senior citizens, as well as
the rapists and racists, have to face justice.

In all of the countless negotiations we have had on this
issue in recent years Sinn Féin’s strategic goal has been
to achieve a civic policing system which is accountable to
citizens and representative of the community as a whole.

A number of key matters remain to be resolved. Central to
these are the exercise of power and accountability over
policing and justice. It is unreasonable to expect
politicians or citizens to take responsibility for policing
and justice and yet have no real authority over these

Local politicians would not agree to run the health service
without authority over it. Local politicians would expect
to be able to question or challenge the Health Minister
about decisions being taken by the health department.

Policing and justice are vital, fundamental issues of
concern for every citizen. The Assembly and Executive
should have the same rights in respect of these matters as
for health and education and environment and so on. It
makes sense. I believe we can find agreement on this.

What is needed is a definitive timeframe, a date for the
transfer of power and the departmental model into which
power will be transferred. This isn’t rocket science. It is
about parties taking straightforward and practical

Some DUP politicians have said this matter cannot be
resolved for several political lifetimes. That is
unsustainable. Arguments about trust and confidence are in
my opinion fundamentally bogus. None of our political
parties trust each other. That is universal. It is not
unique. It is the nature of politics. In our situation this
distrust is heightened by decades of injustice, division,
discrimination and the last 30 years of conflict.

Very few nationalists or republicans trust the agencies of
the northern state. This is particularly so, and with good
reason the case with policing agencies, whether the old
RUC, the B Specials and other local militia, or the PSNI.

Significant progress has been made in making the PSNI more
accountable but because of the sectarian and repressive
history of policing in the six counties the PSNI will have
to do a lot to earn the confidence of most nationalists.

Some in this post conflict period may think this is unfair.
But the fact is that there was partisan policing which
engaged in harassment, torture, assassination, shoot-to-
kill, plastic bullet murders and maimings and collusion
with death squads. That is why the Good Friday Agreement
required ‘a new beginning to policing’ as an essential
element of the peace process.

That is why policing is such an emotive issue. And because
many RUC officers died or were injured in the conflict it
is understandable that this emotion affects unionists as
well as nationalists.

That is why there is a need for interlocking processes and
measures to compensate for the lack of trust and
confidence. And the truth is there is not a single
political player who does not know this. So crucially we
need local accountability and control of our policing and
justice structures. We need to take control of policing and
justice away from London.

The British government also needs to deal with a number of
matters which remain under its control; principle among
these is the role of MI5. There is no role for MI5 in civic
policing. The PSNI cannot serve two masters. Neither can
there ever again be a force within a force.

So, there is a job of work to be done on these issues. Can
they be resolved? Yes. And let there be no doubt that even
if and when these matters are resolved, there will still be
a lot of work to be done by everyone to win nationalist and
republican confidence in the PSNI. Indeed some republicans
may argue that the British connection and the partition of
Ireland prohibits support for any policing agency in the
north. But Sinn Féin believes that
none of these problems are insurmountable. We are up to the
challenge of resolving these matters.

Let me be very clear about this. I am committed to calling
a meeting of the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle immediately when
these issues are resolved. This Ard Chomhairle meeting will
be for the purpose of convening a special Ard Fheis within
the timeframe set out at St. Andrews.

However, let me be equally clear that I will not go to the
Ard Chomhairle to seek a special Ard Fheis unless I have
the basis to do so.

In order to expedite these matters Sinn Fein will intensify
our contact with the British government. We are prepared to
meet with the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde on issues
which fall within his remit and we will sit down with the
DUP and other parties at any time to agree other issues.

I am determined to make clear to the widest cross section
of national public opinion and especially unionist people
that I am determined to see all these issues dealt with as
quickly as possible and, as I have said, within the
timeframe set out at St. Andrews. If the two governments
and the other parties are of the same mind then there is no
reason why this cannot happen.

Making the peace process work is exhausting and
frustrating. It is far from a perfect process and
republicans are not naive. I have repeatedly said that
progress is very much inch by inch.

I would appeal to nationalists and republicans to stay
focussed, united and patient through this difficult


DUP Claim SF Are 'Dodging' First Move On Policing

Gerry Adams has been accused of putting the cart before the
horse in demanding a date for policing and justice powers
to be transferred in Northern Ireland before Sinn Fein
endorsed the police service.

By:Press Association

Democratic Unionist Policing Board member Ian Paisley Jnr
accused the Sinn Fein president of trying to dodge the
requirement on his party to move first under the St Andrews
plan for power sharing by publicly supporting the Police
Service of Northern Ireland.

In a hard-hitting response, the North Antrim Assembly
member said: "Gerry Adams should hear this message loud and

"He is not getting a date for the devolution of policing -

"He cannot put the cart before the horse in this matter.

"Sinn Fein must stop running away from and dodging the
issue. Support for the police, the courts and the rule of
law must come first in a real, genuine and meaningful way
before anyone could even contemplate a timeframe for the
devolution of policing.

"By avoiding this issue Sinn Fein only postpones serious
consideration of devolution by unionists. It is up to Sinn
Fein to build confidence by their actions and so far they
have failed this sincerity test."

In an article in the republican newspaper An Phoblacht, Mr
Adams signalled Sinn Fein could hold a special conference
on policing by next March if all its concerns were properly

A day after it was confirmed the West Belfast MP had been
told by the PSNI of another threat to his life, he spelt
out clearly his requirements if a party conference to
consider endorsing the police was to be held within the
timetable envisaged at St Andrews.

Mr Adams said he needed a definite date for the transfer of
policing and justice powers from Westminster to Stormont,
agreement on the type of devolved government department
that would handle them and for MI5 to be excluded from any
civic policing role.

He also offered to meet PSNI Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde
and the Rev Ian Paisley`s Democratic Unionists in a bid to
break the political impasse.

The Sinn Fein leader stated: "Let me be very clear about

"I am committed to calling a meeting of the Sinn Fein ard
chomhairle (national executive) immediately when these
issues are resolved.

"This ard chomhairle meeting will be for the purpose of
convening a special ard fheis (party conference) within the
timeframe set out at St Andrews.

"However, let me be equally clear that I will not go to the
ard chomhairle to seek a special ard fheis unless I have
the basis to do so.

"In order to expedite these matters Sinn Fein will
intensify our contact with the British Government. We are
prepared to meet with the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde on
issues which fall within his remit and we will sit down
with the DUP and other parties at any time to agree other

"I am determined to make clear to the widest cross section
of national public opinion and especially unionist people
that I am determined to see all these issues dealt with as
quickly as possible and, as I have said, within the
timeframe set out at St Andrews.

"If the two governments and the other parties are of the
same mind then there is no reason why this cannot happen."

Policing remains the major obstacle to Prime Minister Tony
Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern`s hopes of restoring
power sharing at Stormont by next March.

The DUP and Sinn Fein are engaged in a Mexican stand-off
over the issue, with Mr Adams insisting he cannot call a
special conference on policing without a date for and
agreement on the type of government department that will
handle law and order.

However DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson and the party`s
North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds have warned it could take
several political lifetimes until unionists are convinced
the powers could be handled by a devolved administration.

Mr Adams said the DUP`s objections to the devolution of
policing and justice powers were bogus.


Former PSNI Chief Cramphorn Dies

Former acting PSNI Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn has

The police officer, who was deputy chief constable of the
RUC, had been West Yorkshire's chief constable for the past
four years.

He died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr Cramphorn,
50 was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004.

As RUC deputy chief constable, and then acting PSNI chief
constable, he oversaw the introduction of the new policing
arrangements for Northern Ireland.

In a statement, the PSNI said: "The contribution by Colin
Cramphorn to the history and development of policing in
Northern Ireland can never, nor should ever, be

"The successful evolution of the Police Service of Northern
Ireland as a professional policing organisation, which is
regarded highly both at home and abroad, is in no small
measure due to his dedication, drive and unassuming but
effective commitment.

It added: "In the highly sensitive and often politically-
charged atmosphere which prevailed following the Patten
report, he recognised the importance of building on the
solid foundations of the past in order to create a new
service of which every citizen could, and should, be proud.

"In that he succeeded."

As West Yorkshire's chief constable, Mr Cramphorn led the
force during a time when it was rocked by the fatal
shootings of two officers - Pc Ian Broadhurst on Boxing Day
in 2003 and Pc Sharon Beshenivsky last November.

Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2006/11/30 17:50:39 GMT


Loyalist's Acquittal Appealed

The decision to acquit prominent loyalist William "Mo"
Courtney is to be taken to the Court of Appeal.

He was freed from Belfast Crown Court on Thursday after the
judge upheld his acquittal over the killing of Alan "Bucky"

Prosecuting QC Geoffrey Millar said they would appeal on
the grounds an error was made in deciding the 43-year-old
had no case to answer.

Mr Courtney, of Fernhill Heights, was tried under the
Diplock no-jury system.

On Tuesday Belfast Crown Court judge Mr Justice McLaughlin
said he could not convict him of the 2003 murder of Alan
McCullough - a former associate of UDA leader Johnny Adair
- or UFF and UDA membership.

As Mr Courtney was freed on his own bail of £100 on
Thursday, the judge said he had been thrust into a
difficult position after ruling that the evidence was not
strong enough to convict him.

"I have made it clear that the ruling I gave two days ago
was not intended to be a detailed analysis of all the
evidence," he said.

"It purports to be nothing more than an analysis of certain
portions of evidence which, in my opinion, left such gaps
in the prosecution case that I had to come to the
conclusion there were no circumstances in which I could
properly convict.

"The prosecution now invites me to allow them to appeal
that conclusion.

"It seems to me there's something of a conflict between me
having reached that decision and now saying there is no
arguable case to grant leave.

"I'm not very happy that the prosecution has established
the basis upon which it should be given leave (to appeal)."

As he refused the application, Mr Justice McLaughlin
accepted that the prosecution was free to put its case
before the three Appeal Court judges.

He added that he had proceeded with caution because it was
the first time a judge sitting in a Diplock trial in
Northern Ireland had been put in such a position.

The body of Mr McCullough, 21, was found in a shallow grave
on the outskirts of north Belfast. He had been shot.

An earlier hearing had been told that Mr McCullough had
been a member of the so-called "C company" of the UDA -
headed by Adair.

"C company" had been expelled from the UDA in 2002, and a
number of its members, including the victim, had been
ordered out of Northern Ireland by UDA leaders.

Mr McCullough returned to Northern Ireland in April 2003
and his body was found on 5 June.

Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2006/11/30 13:28:26 GMT


Victim's Brother Says Michael Stone Is Publicity Seeker

Roddy Hackett and Desmond Tutu.

By Mark McKelvey

THE brother of a Tyrone man murdered by Michael Stone has
described the convicted killer's bizarre attack on Stormont
last Friday as "a publicity stunt" to keep himself in the

The Milltown murderer is now being held in solitary
confinement at Maghaberry, facing five attempted murder
charges after his one-man offensive at Parliament
Buildings, which ended with him being trapped in a
revolving door and disarmed by two Stormont security staff.

Roddy Hackett, whose brother Dermot was gunned down in 1987
by the UFF near Drumquin, came face to face with the
notorious loyalist hitman in February for a controversial
BBC programme.

Stone was convicted of Mr Hackett's murder but later
claimed in his autobiography that he helped arrange the
killing but hadn't actually pulled the trigger.

Roddy, who lives in Omagh said, "We only met him for one
reason, to find out about whether he played an active part
in my brother's shooting and he said he didn't."

In this landmark meeting Stone claimed to have only planned
the attack, despite previously admitting that he carried
out Dermot Hackett's murder.

Speaking to the UlsterHerald, Roddy said he can no longer
believe fully what Stone told him, as these recent actions
have made him question the motives behind Stone's actions.

Roddy said, "I am beginning to think now, how many other
things has he said that he has done that he hasn't, as he
seems to be a real man for the limelight. I honestly do
think he is a publicity seeker, living in a world of his

"I don't think that he (Stone) had anything to do with my
brother's killing. He may have done a bit of the planning,
but he has left the whole thing up in the air again," said

Roddy questioned Stone's mental health, but also admitted
to feeling an element of sympathy for him.

"At the time that we met him I felt sorry for him, I still
do as I think he could have psychiatric problems - he is
just one of these people that has been brought up with
trouble in their life and now can't live without the
notoriety of being gone. I think the pressures of the way
he lives and what he has done in the past has got to him."

Independent MLA Kieran Deeny who was in the chambers of
Parliament Buildings at the time of the crazed attack
reiterated this suggestion that Stone craves attention.

He said, "There was an air of disbelief throughout the
chamber that this was happening, but that is the sort of
guy that he is a narcissist who loves publicity.

"I understand that big incidents like last Friday has to be
publicised, but these individuals get far too much media
attention and strive on it and wants more of it. The media
has to take some responsibility as this is why Stone picks
these places. He picked a graveyard 18 years ago because
there was a huge profile on it and picked a huge day in
Northern Ireland politics last Friday."


Teens In Bid To Reduce Number Of Belfast Suicides

30/11/2006 - 18:24:26

Two Belfast teenagers are at the centre of a new bid to cut
the city’s suicide rates from 150 a year, it emerged today.

Caitlín Ní Cathail and Paul McCann have become the youngest
team ever to be trained in internationally renowned
techniques to recognise the symptoms before it’s too late.

The pair attended a conference in Newfoundland, Canada, to
partake in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

The initiative, developed over 23 years, involves a first-
aid process to detect any warning signs and intervene.

Mr McCann, 19, a student from west Belfast’s Lower Falls,
said: “It’s to help recognise the basic concept of suicide
and symptoms such as stress and giving away possessions and
act on them.

“We see ourselves as care workers trying to pull people out
of the river of suicide.”

Mr McCann and Ms Ní Cathail, both 18, from Ballymurphy,
west Belfast, work with Belfast City Council’s Youth Forum,
where they are teaching colleagues about what can be done
to protect those at risk.

They are also planning to run a course for staff working in
the community and team up with the Samaritans to put on a
play at City Hall in December to raise awareness of the
difficulties facing some of the most vulnerable at

“We would like as many people as possible to come along,”
said Mr McCann.

“Suicide is something people find hard to talk about, but
we need to start looking closely at what we can do to
intervene before it happens.”

He added: “The Youth Forum has identified suicide as a
major area of concern and has drawn up a strategy to help
tackle it.

“We aim to raise awareness among as many people as
possible, highlighting the effects suicide has on our

“There is often a great stigma or taboo around suicide
which may prevent people reaching out for help.

“However, they often give involuntary signals that they are
thinking about it and if we can pick these up we can apply
first aid until the necessary help is forthcoming. In this
way ASIST is proven to work and it helps save lives.”


Omagh Judge Launches Attack On Police Witnesses

30/11/2006 - 17:15:31

The judge in the Omagh bomb trial today launched a
blistering attack on two police officers over what he
branded misleading and false evidence.

He called their actions “reprehensible” and added: “The
credibility of the two witnesses had been brought into
serious question”.

It was revealed today the Northern Police Ombudsman has
been called in by Chief Constable Huge Orde after the judge
earlier called for an immediate investigation of the
officers’ actions.

Mr Justice Weir issued his damning indictment of Detective
Sergeant Fiona Cooper and Detective Sergeant Philip
Marshall, since promoted to detective chief inspector, when
ruling on a defence application to have two of the 58
charges against the alleged Omagh bomber thrown out.

Yesterday the defence team for 37-year-old south Armagh man
Sean Hoey made an application to have two charges,
unrelated to the Omagh bombing itself, dismissed.

Orlando Pownall, QC, claimed the officers had been involved
in “a unity of purpose, otherwise known as a conspiracy to
bury” evidence.

The charges surrounded a murder conspiracy and a mortar
bomb find at Altmore Forest at Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in
April 2001, nearly three years after the Omagh bomb, which
claimed 29 lives and injured hundreds more.

Hoey, an electrician, denies all charges against him.

After considering the application overnight the judge told
Mr Pownall he was turning it down.

However, he described the actions of the two police
officers as “reprehensible”.

He said: “The defence has exposed the nature of false and
misleading evidence of these two witnesses”.

He went on: “The credibility of the two witnesses has been
brought into serious question.”

Explaining his refusal to drop the charges he said: “I do
not, however, accept in the course of the present case that
the conduct of the police witnesses is so grave as to
threaten or undermine the rule of law itself.

“Any prejudice can be dealt with within the trial process.”

Mr Justice Weir said he considered there was no
infringement of Hoey’s human rights in continuing the trial
on the two counts.

The accusations against the two police witnesses centred on
written statements that they made and that the court heard
had replaced earlier statements, which had since

Mr Pownall alleged the statements had been doctored to beef
up the case against Hoey to appear stronger.

Last week the judge called for an immediate investigation
into why the statements were altered.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed today that
Orde had referred the matter to the police ombudsman for


Local Political Activists Critical Of Sinn Féin

left to right , Francis Mackey 32 county Sovereignty
Movement , Brendan Mackin independant chairman , William
gallagher IRSP , and Declan Kearney Sinn Fein speaking at
the public meeting on policing in the Conway Mill last
night see bimpe fotogan pic seamus loughran

By Ronan McSherry

THE chasm within republicanism was evident during a
discussion on policing attended by leading Tyrone political
activists Francis Mackey of the 32-County Sovereignty
Movement and Willie Gallagher of the IRSP.

Around 200 people attended the debate in the Conway Mill,
Belfast on Monday night.

Mr Mackey who once held the position of Chairman of Omagh
District Council was highly critical of his previous party,
Sinn Féin. He claimed that his former colleagues allusions
to "securocrats" are merely "scare tactics" to justify
their acceptance of British rule in Ireland. He said that
his group would not accept a police force "whilst partition

Despite an assertion from Declan Kearney of Sinn Féin that
his party had signed up to nothing and are still in the
process of negotiation, Mr Mackey questioned the decision
to involve the republican movement in any process which was
in essence created and controlled by the British

He added,"The spectacle of republicans donning the uniform
of once legitimate targets blinds some to the reality of
what that represents. Part of the normalising policy is the
normalising of the British government's illegal claim to
rule in Ireland."

His sentiments were echoed by Willie Gallagher from
Strabane who said, "For republicans the PSNI can never be
accepted as an acceptable police service" He also commented
that while republicans have accepted police "in issues of
ordinary crime, they cannot solve the corrupt policing
system by becoming police within the corrupt system."

The debate which became quite heated at times, took place
against a background of pressure being exerted on Sinn Féin
by the two governments and other political parties to sign
up to policing.

Earlier that day DUP leader Ian Paisley intimated in an RTE
interview that his party would be ready to share power with
Sinn Féin as soon as they accepted the current policing
arrangement. It is a proposition that is causing much
unease among grassroots republicans.


Opin: Growling At The Dog-Lover Adams

Fionnuala O Connor

That was a tender tableau as the Sinn Féin leader arrived
at Stormont. Out of the car, scarf knotted against the
cold, busy politician's folder under arm, pats Osgur the
dog. The last political figure in the North to display
public affection for a pooch and take it to the office was
Peter Mandelson, a comparison you'd think Mr Adams would

Images matter too much when politics has little substance.
Last Friday's hokum at Stormont had a layer of dire
seriousness beneath the farce, yet it is the sights that
will stick. As a Sinn Féin image, November 2006 vintage, Mr
Adams as dog-lover may be as potent as the sight of Ian
Paisley clutching his script a bit too tightly, and much
more significant than the Michael Stone sideshow.

Many look at or listen to leading republicans in peacetime
mode and feel angry or sick. It affronts some of those
bereaved by the IRA, or maimed by them, to be presented
with images of Mr Adams as writer, Martin McGuinness as
fisherman, feted abroad or consulted by foreign visitors as
conflict-resolvers. Maybe when republicans do sign up to
support Northern Ireland's police - as they have only this
week begun to do formally in the South - a share of
antipathy will dissolve.

Some will always resent the sense that each ounce of new
respectability displaces a ton of blame for the blood and
misery of the past. Depict Adams, McGuinness et al as
personalities, this thinking goes, or simply enhance their
human qualities and you make a pact with Satan.

It is more difficult to judge the status of leading Sinn
Féiners now among their own community.

The SDLP's most loyal supporters will never forgive the
republican movement for so many deaths, for prolonging the
violence, alienating the South and embittering so many
unionists. Among republicans, there is fear and resentment
about the process that has neutered the IRA, destroyed the
arms and set a course towards final recognition of the
state by accepting the police. The still-uncertain prospect
of sharing power with Dr Paisley has obvious limitations as
a pay-off.

Traditionalists hate the Adams-McGuinness team with a
vengeance, but even among the faithful they have lost a
little lustre. The journey from war to peace has taken too
long, and familiarity breeds irreverence. There are people
old enough to have set up homes, had children and lost
marriages, who don't remember the war because they were
young teenagers in 1994 when the IRA called that first
cessation of hostilities. Some still like to see Gerry
Adams wandering round events in the West Belfast festival
in his Aran jumper or bringing his grandchild to watch his
son playing football in Casement Park. Simply because he is
a grandfather, the greying man patting Osgur the dog may
have passed his peak as father of his people. They might
not want him to try the regal wave of the octogenarian Dr
Paisley: the pose with dog had a touch of off-duty film

Still, he looked composed. Compared to "the other side",
Sinn Féin's leaders radiate assurance. Last Friday saw Dr
Paisley take up three, perhaps four positions inside 24
hours, none of them gracefully. As he read his speech,
crunching the paper hard as though warding off the
temptation to improvise, it became clear that the text
hammered out with Tony Blair's minions had been amended.
Some of his MLAs grew fidgety.

Near the end, concentration took its toll. Despite loud
prompts from his son and Peter Robinson, the new-fangled,
insulting replacement for the RUC eventually came out
"ESPI" instead of PSNI. Invoking Martin Luther's "Here I
stand" may have been his own idea but dwindled without "I
can do no other," which in the circumstances might have
brought disbelieving giggles. The angry statement that
emerged with 12 signatures included some surprises, like
the personable Gregory Campbell and the recently ennobled
Lord Morrow. Some wondered at the rebellion of longtime
Paisley aide Nigel Dodds.

Others thought it might be a reaction to his poor showing
in a recent poll, when he unexpectedly trailed in behind
blow-in Jeffrey Donaldson and well behind the leader's son,
the latter clearly benefiting from his new prominence
during his father's forays into the strange territory of
negotiation. As previously-hidden tensions break into the
light, the DUP has started to look like an ordinary
political party.

Mr Adams has averted major splits and held his movement
together on an extraordinary journey. Dr Paisley's ability
to do the same is now being put to the test. His
performance will decide the course of the next phase of the
peace process. He long ago went beyond playing grandfather
to assume the role of patriarch.

He has discovered, however, that some important supporters
are not as Paisleyite as they once were - but then nor is


Ancient Remains On View In Clare

Gordon Deegan

Artefacts from a cemetery containing the cremated remains
of at least 27 individuals discovered along the path of the
€190 million Ennis bypass went on display yesterday for a
month at the Clare County Museum.

Curator John Rattigan said the earliest of the remains have
been carbon-dated back to the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze
Age between 2450-2150 BC. Burials continued at the site
through the Bronze Age and up to the late Iron Age,
spanning some 2,700 years, he said.

"Three glass beads, which are included in the 'Funerary'
section of the exhibit, were found when processing
archeological material during post-excavation. The beads
originated from a ring barrow excavated at Claureen near
the Lahinch Road and were probably votive offerings of
Mediterranean origin dating from between 250 BC-50 AD."

Other artefacts found at the cemetery include cremated
bone, pottery fragments, stone tools and cereal grains from
Manusmore in the parish of Clareabbey.

Mr Rattigan said the exhibition features a full collection
of artefacts dating from the Bronze Age to modern times.
"The free exhibition represents a final opportunity for the
public to view the artefacts" before they are sent for
storage in Dublin, he said.

A book on the archaeological work is expected next year.

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