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January


Day North Republic

1st Gardener's Question Time star John Cushnie dies

Hoax baby announcement left Van Morrisson 'flabbergasted'

Record drop in road deaths

Gardaí to interview trucker in DART debacle
2nd Cardinal Daly's body lies in state in Belfast

[Peter] Robinson's 'silence' on Cardinal's death sparks backlash

Atheists challenge new blasphemy laws

'Snowed under'

3rd Coldest December since 1981

UVF brothers to turn 'supergrass' in 10-year-old murder case
State paid out €130m in funding to Travellers

Extra grit imported to treat roads - NRA

4th Gun victim attacked by three men

Faulty computer software could have led to Chinook crash, report claims

We're cleaning up our act... but cities are getting dirtier

Family held during Dublin robbery
5th Mourners attend Cardinal Daly's funeral

Slips on ice lead to cancelled surgery
Explosives planted on man to test airport security

Warning of further heavy snowfall

6th Iris Robinson attempted suicide after an affair

Loyalist group UDA decommissions illegal arsenal

Cold snap destroys €15m worth of spuds

Severe [snow] disruption to flights, bus services
7th Bovine foetus used in attempt infect cattle herd with brucellosis

Peter Robinson back at work after revelations

Grit supplies running critically low

Heartache over freak death of backpacker Donal Bolton
8th Policeman injured in Randalstown bomb critically ill

Robinson defiant despite pressure
Irish police discover gun in raid [on dissident republicans]

Baby dies after Lusk incident

9th [Northern Ireland Secretary] Woodward warns [Peter] Robinson crisis must not derail assembly

Iris Robinson thrown out of DUP after Kirk McCambley revelations

Decision to close schools [over snowfall] welcomed

Defence Forces to take more active role[in clearing snow and ice from roads]
10th [David] Trimble calls on Robinson to go

Northern Ireland Mirror journalist Philip Coburn hurt in Afghan bomb
Sinn Féin on attack as councillor quits [in Dublin]

Two dead after gun attack in Dublin city centre


11th Peter Robinson steps aside as NI First Minister [for six weeks]

Gerry Adams rejects 'cover up' claims over suspect brother

Four questioned over Dublin double murder

Snow and ice still affecting road conditions
12th Sammy Wilson details £367m budget cuts from April

Kidnap gang 'threatened to shoot family'

Irish tycoon Bernard McNamara 'has no assets left'

Man abducted in Dublin is freed
13th Inquiry into award of contract to Iris Robinson's lover

DUP turmoil brings little joy to republican streets of Belfast

Pony forced onto ice and left to drown

Plane grounded after emergency landing

14th GAA team 'target of bomb attack' in Antrim

NI talks on policing and justice set to continue

Irish sailors rescued near Java

Millions flock to famous attraction [Guinness Storehouse]
15th Sinn Féin detail Liam Adams role amid sex abuse claims

Arrests at home of Iris Robinson's lover Kirk McCambley

Conjoined twins born to Irish couple

Cancer vaccine programme to go ahead
16th Newry-Larne Irish Cup game abandoned after fighting

Exclusive: Peter Robinson full interview: truth about Iris and me

Man held over Finglas ammunition find

Man stabbed to death after row in [Dublin] street
17th Acting First Minister Arlene Foster hails positive atmosphere at NI talks

[Peter] Robinson shakes hands with [Martin] McGuinness for the first time

Flight of the developers as creditors tighten grip

[Dublin] house targetted in petrol bomb attack
18th Man, 29, remanded over Belfast stabbing

Presbyterian Mutual Society savers 'feel forgotten'

Probe after man stabbed to death outside his home [in Tipperary]

21% increase in organ donations in 2009

19th DUP and UUP hold secret meetings in England

Church raises £10,000 for Haiti
Movie star Gabriel Byrne speaks of his boyhood sex abuse anguish

Louk Sorenson claims first Irish grand slam win in open era at Australian Open

20th Gerry Adams anger over Sunday Tribune claims [that he has not done enough to help the victims of sexual abuse]

NI policing devolution talks end

Irish government accused of cover-up over bank inquiry

Pope calls all Irish bishops to meeting about child abuse
21st Police inquiry into Iris Robinson programme claims

Man shot in leg in raid by gang

Cork murder victim was shot once

Boards.ie suffers hacking attack
22nd Robert Black denying murder [of Jennifer Cardy]

Solicitor jailed for stealing £480,000 from clients

Dublin facing more water cuts

Baby left in Carlow cathedral
23rd Sinn Féin discuss talks collapse

Officer arrested over Loughinisland misconduct probe

Bank raiders escape with cash in Wicklow

Man injured in Limerick shooting
24th Injured officer Peadar Heffon 'regains consciousness'

Northern Ireland Tories condemn secret talks with Unionists

'Guards can't cope as gangs take over'

Man arrested over Galway drugs seizure
25th [Gordon] Brown and [Brian] Cowen in NI for emergency justice talks

Gerry Adams and niece Aine Tyrell row over abuse claims

Irish public sector workers begin work-to-rule

300m to be spent fixing water mains
26th All-party Northern Ireland crisis talks begin

[David] Cameron's Unionist blunder

Dad-of-four dies in horror farm accident

Public sector may face more pay cuts

27th PM Gordon Brown leaves NI without justice deal

Cattle starved to death on Northern Ireland farm

Gaming company [GALA] creates 103 Dublin jobs

Angry victims 'appalled' by four-year term for abuser [Edwin Curry]

28th 'Legal high' link to gun attack

Orange Order convened 'unionist unity' talks

Ireland accused of exposing women to anti-abortion lies

FÁS report reveals serious deficiencies


29th Hopes fading for weekend NI justice transfer deal

Hughes Christenson and Nortel: hundreds of jobs to be lost as US companies withdraw

Employee held over Irish Republic's largest bank raid

[Eamonn] Lillis found guilty of manslaughter

30th Armed pair attack couple at home [in Tyrone]

No blueprints from the governments, no sign of a deal... just what is going on at the Northern Ireland talks?

Raiders beat diamond dealer with hammer in 1m robbery

Poll shows jump in support for Fianna Fáil
31st Policing and justice progress made - McGuinness

Man threatens staff with sword

Funeral for Irish Haiti victim [Andrew Grene]

30km/hr Dublin speed limit extended

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February


Day North Republic

1st Justice devolution deal possible as talks continue

Injured woman found on road dies
Civil and Public Services Union to escalate industrial action

Father and son killed in Donegal crash


2nd Northern Ireland Unionists confirm merger talks with Tories

Peter Robinson 'struggling to sell policing deal to DUP'

Murder investigation as body [in Dublin mountains] investigated

Site (abairleat.com) aims to help students learn Irish
3rd Robinson back as First Minister

Homes cleared after Belfast police station attack
Students protest over Waterford IT dispute

Suspected dissident attack foiled [in County Donegal]


4th DUP MLAs meet at Stormont to discuss deal

Further delay over Liam Adams arrest warrant
'Fireball' lights up Irish sky

Carlow man sentenced for brothel network


5th Northern Ireland justice powers to be devolved in April

[Thomas] Valliday guilty of Francis 'Bap' McGreevy murder

Eamon Lillis sentenced for Cawley manslaughter

Taoiseach calls on 'spirit of 1916' to lift gloom
6th NI child abuse inquiry need - Amnesty

Belfast gunman robs cash in transit driver
Rural gardaí taking twice as many sick days as city officers

Missing man [Francie Green]'s body found in Clare

7th Scotland and N Ireland could reject the Bill of Rights

Margaret Ritchie new SDLP leader
Micheál Martin defends 4.4m embassy spending [in Canada]

Pedestrian killed in Limerick crash

8th INLA confirms disposal of weapons

Official IRA gets rid of weapons

Irish opposition member George Lee quits Dáil and Fine Gael

Fire crews battle for three hours to save Russborough House
9th Peter Robinson warns NI justice deal must be honoured

Police target dissident republicans on both sides of Irish border

750 jobs to go at Bank of Scotland Ireland

D&B to create 100 jobs in Dublin
10th Robbers threaten to kill family

The NI travel agency who turned holidays into disasters

UNITE to oppose Halifax job losses

Mobile network 3 to create 90 new jobs

11th Man questioned over woman's death in Newcastle

Man is injured in armed robbery in north Belfast
[School] principals warn of 'ghettoisation'

Arrest after Limerick firearm find

12th UVF brothers [involved in Tommy English murder] admit 13 years of crime

DUP anger at [Gerry] Adams' parading comments

Unemployment to peak at 13.5% - FÁS

Head shop destroyed in Capel Street fire
13th Two held in Toomebridge 'sex assault' investigation

UUP sparks new row over policing and justice
Déirde de Búrca 'threatened damage' [to Green Party] over EU role

EasyJet tycoon sues 'arrogant' O'Leary over Pinnochio ads

14th £2m drugs found in Northern Ireland and England

Four charged with bribery at MoD base
[Tánaiste Mary] Coughlan defends handling of Ryanair offer

Pure debacle in Paris [rugby]

15th £20m 'pledge for Irish language'

Thomas Devlin accused will not testify
Pope meets Irish bishops on child abuse scandal

Mortgage lending fell 50% in fourth quarter

16th Basque separatist de Juana Chaos refused taxi licence

Top Orange Order officials in crunch talks
Pope condemns bishops over abuse

Dubai [Hamas murder] suspects had [fake] Irish passports - police

17th Standard watchdog's remarks 'unwise' - [Peter] Robinson

Gerry Adams' wife Collette tells of cancer shock

Competition seeks to transform Irish economy

Man held over river body murder
18th Robinson slams 'shoddy' Presbyterian Mutual Fund probe

Belfast club that refused entry to black man fined £15,000

Willie O'Dea resigns as Minister of Defence

Teenager remanded over man's gun death [in Dublin]
19th Dissidents' mortar bomb abandoned at PSNI station

Three teenagers stabbed in Belfast burglary

Clerical sex abuse survivors to review Rome meeting with archbishop today

Irish unity goes well beyond borders

20th Orange Order leaders voice concern over parade proposals

Officer injured in car bomb out of intensive care


Opposition criticises Bank of Ireland move

Boy (3) killed in tractor accident on family farm
21st PSNI in Iris Robinson council searches

Man bailed as lemurs seized in Banbridge and Ballymena

Man questioned over Dublin shooting

Majority have no sympathy for Twink [Adele King's] mortgage nightmare
22nd Car bomb explodes at Newry courthouse

McGuinness criticised over [Orange Order] comments

Five arrested in dissident probe

Investigation into fatal Limerick shooting

23rd 'Sheer miracle' that Newry court bomb did not kill

Anger over decision to keep quiet on parades proposals

Trevor Sergant resigns as Minister of State

Two more Irish passports 'linked to [Hamas] assassination'
24th UUP loses its only MP as Herman goes solo

Belfast pair given life for murder of Thomas Devlin

[Ryanair Chief Executive Michael] O'Leary says Government 'telling lies' on Hangar 6

Leading garda to investigate scandals

25th Real IRA blamed for border murder

Church attendance soars with 15-minute mass
Co Galway man seeks bilingual (Irish/English) jury

Insurance claims soar over floods

26th Belfast UVF supergrass 'becomes Catholic'

TUV member: I'm sorry for linking PSNI with Gestapo

Hughes & Hughes goes into receivership

NAMA plan wins EU approval
27th Fire in south Belfast 'suspicious'

Vigil held over Newry bomb attack
Irish asset agency [NAMA] eyes London hotels

Support for main parties unchanged - poll

28th Hoax device 'used to lure police' in County Armargh

Elderly women robbed by armed men in south Belfast

Two held in Limerick over Daniel Treacy death

Millionaires row as Cullen slates O'Leary in verbal volley

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March


Day North Republic

1st Police attacked with petrol bombs in west Belfast

DUP vows to keep academic selection

IMPACT steps up industrial action

Infrastructure warning over soaring population
2nd Ian Paisley to stand down as MP after 40 years

Real IRA: Doherty admitted drugs link

Embryo couple awarded 2.5m legal costs

Coldest Irish winter since 1963
3rd Saville inquiry into Bloody Sunday 'pointless': [Alliance leader David] Ford

Principal of failing NI school at Crumlin removed

Neolithic man puts bypass on hold

Pension qualification age to be 68 by 2028
4th Gerry Adams' brother Liam released on 15,000 euros bail

Ulster Grand National winning horse Chief Oscar drops dead after race

Oliver Hayes found guilty of murder [of Anne Corcoran]

Deal sees workers end hunger strike
5th 'Fragile' recovery for NI economy

UUP doubt over devolving justice powers to Stormont

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis underway in Dublin

HSE calls on staff to end work-to-rule

6th Gerry Adams praises deal on police powers transfer

Orange Order welcomes NI parades progress

Adams strongly critical of FF-led government

[SIPTU warns] government that 'time is running out'


7th Hillary Clinton calls Northern Ireland leaders on [justice] deal

[Secretary of State Shaun]  Woodward denies IRA 'on the runs' given pardons

Gerry Adams against brother's extradition battle

AIB has the 'worst loan book' ever seen in Europe [according to CreditSights]
8th UUP to vote against Northern Ireland justice deal

Four men detained in serious crime probe

Martin Cullen resigns from Dáil and Cabinet

Man convicted over
6.4m of heroin

9th PM hails 'historic' Northern Ireland justice vote

[Derry] city name change is 'dead'
Irish [Muslim] arrests over 'plot to kill cartoonist'

Aer Lingus to drop 230 cabin crew jobs


10th Faulty blanket led to baby death

[Alliance leader David] Ford: I'm ready for justice post challenge

Aer Lingus crew to get minimum redundancy pay

Taoiseach under pressure to shock [Health Minister Mary] Harney
11th Pair guilty of homophobic murder

Invite ex-IRA boss [Sean Garland] to White House, says [church] minister

First swine flu deaths since December

Malahide viaduct collapse blamed on wrong maintenance checks


12th PPS to consider [Robert] Hamill decision

Four Catholic schools to lose grammar status

An Post takes action over racist email

Ex-Finance Minister [Alan Dukes] to become Anglo Chairman

13th Two escape injury in Antrim gun attack

Ex-RUC man may be charged over Hamill murder
Arrests made as Glentoran fans clash with Dublin police

Pipe bomb explodes at Dublin house


14th Dissidents 'like London street gangs' - Matt Baggott

Venture capital firm and ex-Kennedy insider channel millions into Northern Ireland

'I did not help cover-up' - Catholic Primate Sean Brady

[Prof Brendon] Drumm: Unread [X-rays and GP referral letters] unacceptable

15th Motorist in Newry roadside attack ordeal

Two appear on terrorism charges in Newry
Two charged over cartoonist 'death plot'

[Victim of Father Brendan Smyth] in [Cardinal Sean] Brady resignation call

16th No Pope visit to Northern Ireland

Report by MPs into Omagh bomb spy claims published
[Martin McGuinness says] [Sean] Brady should 'consider his position' over abuse priest case

Union action to delay 20,000 welfare cheques

17th President Obama congratulates Robinson, McGuinness

In Pictures: St Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland

Obama thanks Cowen for US access to Shannon

Cardinal [Sean Brady] says sorry over paedophile priest

18th Priest [Father Joseph Quinn] paid alleged abuse victim

Hunt pack savages family pet dog
Ex-Anglo Irish chairman [Sean] FitzPatrick in fraud inquiry

Final warnings for Ireland over Court [of Justice] rulings

19th Belfast alerts declared hoaxes

Bishop in second sex case cover-up

Pope writes letter on Irish paedophile priests

Controversy over Dublin suicide conference

20th Teenage girl rescued from traffickers

Orange Order woman expelled over sash at funeral

Pope Benedict apologises for Irish priests' sexual abuse

Time of 'golden circles' is over - [Fine Gael leader Enda] Kenny

21st Bishop [of Down and Connor] urges Catholics to discuss Pope's letter

Police fired on at railway alert

Abuse survivors' group welcomes Papal apology

Anglo [Irish Bank]  lets [Sean FitzPatrick] off hook for
7m debt


22nd Commons backs police and justice devolution

Ulster Bank faces deluge of legal actions over contracts
Republican link to Dundalk death not ruled out

[Financial] regulator condemned over banking crisis

23rd Families want panel for UVF probe

Belfast's iconic big wheel to close

[Tony] Killeen and [Pat] Carey promoted to Cabinet

Alert wreaks further passport havoc

24th PSNI complaints rise by a third

More Northern Ireland grammars may lose status

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop of Cloyne

Nine pipe bombs made safe in Dublin shed

25th Fears over mephedrone stock-piling

Blow to David Cameron as only Ulster Unionist MP [Sylvia Hermon] quits party

[Minister for the Environment] John Gormley rejects DDDA 'cover-up' claim

Irish economy shrank at record rate in 2009
26th Orangewoman wins court battle

Orange Order 'must distance itself from BNP candidate'
'Just resolution needed' - [Cardinal Sean] Brady

Judge critises Michael O'Leary [of Ryanair] for lying


27th Gunmen open fire on house in Derry

Fire crews tackle Belfast blaze

Support for Fianna Fáil drops - poll

Two Red Kites test positive for poison
28th Child concerns see priest 'take leave'

Sir Reg Empey urges caution over [Orange] Order's Pope protest
Progress reported in pay talks

Thousands protest against plans to move hospital's acute services


29th Ministers agree proposal on Presbyterian Mutual Society

Former IRA chief claimed Gerry Adams ordered Jean McConville murder

Government fails to provide services in Irish

Pipebomb 'left outside head shop'
30th [Peter] Robinson bought 'key land' for £5

Sledgehammer vandals in tourist bus wrecking spree
Anglo Irish Bank to get 8.3bn in fresh bailout

NAMA to take on first loans at 47% discount

31st Police search [Policing Board Chairman] Barry Gilligan's offices

30,000 homes still without power

Anglo Irish reports 12.7bn loss

[Taoiseach Brian] Cowen fumes at 'traitor' allegation

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April


Day North Republic

1st Police team to probe priest abuse of children

Prescription fees abolished in NI

Man dies following assault in Waterford

Credit review office has no powers to force banks
2nd Electrical chain Laser shuts down shops

PSNI review Derry sectarian attack investigation

16-year-old stabbed to death [in Dublin]

Trucker drives home message of contempt [against Anglo Irish Bank]
3rd Sir Reg Empey mulls Peter Robinson 'liar' accusation

Masked gang beats man with bars in north Belfast
Rowan Williams criticises Irish Catholic Church 'credibility'

Graduate salaries plummet to a miserable
400 a week

4th Unionist attacks Tory B&B stance

Walker airlifted from Mournes
2,000 attend 1916 Rising commemoration

Two men quizzed over 'racial' murder

5th Republican prisoners' Maghaberry protest goes on

Dissident republicans behind car bomb in Crossmaglen

Man arrested over [Catherine Smart] death

Gardai hunt two gangs after botched ATM raids

6th Maghaberry prisoners end protest

Bloody Sunday inquiry report to be released after general election

Quinn [Insurance] workers protest at Regulator's decision

Tanaiste warning over spending cuts


7th Boy drowns after fleeing police in Londonderry

Northern Ireland politicians set for fierce election battle
[Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland] reject pay and reform deal

'Little fighters' [conjoined twins] set for surgery

8th Quinn administrators meet Fermanagh staff

River teen death 'disaffected'

Conjoined twins separated in London

Tragic Phoebe 'bullied before moving to US'

9th 'Racist motive' in Pole's murder

NI Tory [Jeff Peel] resigns after unionist unity deal

[Irish Medical Organisation] proposes free universal health care

[Central] Bank issues job warning amid economic recovery

10th Tony McCoy [from Antrim] wins Grand National with Don't Push It

140 jobs lost at NI chain Laser

Youth arrested as seven stabbed in Drogheda

Notorious paedophile priest [Donal Collins] found dead
11th City service for Polish victims

Fireman injured in Downpatrick brick attack

Powerscourt owner critical, one dead, after plane crash

Viable device made safe in Dublin
12th Real IRA admits Northern Ireland base car bomb

David Ford secures justice job

Second man dies after Wicklow plane crash

Quinn court battle with regulator adjourned

13th New bomb alert as device found in South Armagh

Cardinal Brady taken to hospital

SIPTU to recommend pay deal acceptance

NAMA may knock down some homes, McDonagh says

14th Jim Allister fails in leaflet ban bid

Republican dissidents blamed for Northern Ireland spate of violence

Complaint to Europe over Cork  incinerator plan

Irish sites nominated for World Heritage list
15th Gorse fire 'started deliberately'

Bombardier gets aircraft order

Cork, Shannon [airport restrictions caused by volcanic ash] lifted

Quinn Insurance gets permanent administrators

16th Flight hopes as NI restrictions due to be lifted

Irish police forces in dissident pledge
Republic holds Ireland air crash memorial mass

Bank of Ireland chief gets
1.5m top-up to pension

17th Ash still disrupting flights

Belfast teenager stabbed in neck

Irish airspace closed until 1pm Sunday

Bank of Scotland/Halifax offers borrowers
1000 if they swap mortgages to rivals

18th Police use CS spray to control trouble in Ballycastle

Arson attacks at Belfast houses

Irish [air] travellers face further disruption

Gangsters offer gardai up to
30,000 for uniforms
19th Man dies after Whitehead cave rescue

[Matt] Baggott on patrol in Crossmaglen
UK on alert after 'granny gun' [Dublin gangland] feud [threatens to spill into Britain]

Irish Nationwide  reports massive losses

20th Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey stands down in South Belfast

No more flights to leave tonight

Phased reopening of Irish and UK airspace

Shock as GAA star [Philly McGuinness] dies in accidental collision

21st Flights resume as air ban lifted

Man arrested after Antrim mother found strangled

Cowen backs bid to recover [former Irish Nationwide chief Michael] Fingleton bonus

Ryanair boss says he will defy compensation rules

22nd Explosion outside police station

Dissident threat level increases

Ireland's deficit highest in Europe in 2009

Bank official's wife kidnapped in Dublin
23rd Two held after father-of-eight beaten to death in west Belfast

Man jailed over Bobby Tohill abduction

Nine arrests in Limerick anti-gang operation

Plea to regulator amid Quinn Insurance job fears


24th Pipebomb found at Homebase, Newtownabbey store

David Cameron: I'll target Northern Ireland for cutbacks
Protesters invade Anglo-Irish HQ

Gangland criminal shot dead in crowded Dublin pub

25th 'Richest  man' Quinn drops off Irish wealthy list

PSNI officers attacked by crowd in west Belfast

Taoiseach warns over public sector strikes

[Michael] Fingleton wants to give
1m to charity
26th GL Wilson fined over employee death

Prayers for student Natasha McShane left critical after Chicago attack

Bank of Ireland to raise 3.4bn

Máire Geoghegan Quinn to return pensions
27th Ballymena leader in anti-social orders table

Sacked BBC presenter Jerome Quinn blasts BBC over [lack of] GAA coverage

Bertie Ahern to surrender ministerial pension

Government will not compensate airlines


28th Informer's 'weapon planting' claims investigated

Phase-out of PSNI reserve officers may be delayed

Commissioner criticises [Freedom of Information] scope

[Minister for Health Mary] Harney issues warning over IMPACT action

29th ETA killer has jumped bail in Northern Ireland, court told

Quinn Insurance: 200 jobs to go in Fermanagh
Drimnagh murder [of two Polish men] accused was 'off his head'

[MEP Liam] Aylward hands back his ministerial pension

30th Police recover body of Fermanagh teenager Daniel Mohan

Northern Ireland wants Clegg to be next Prime Minister

RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan found dead

900 jobs to go at Quinn insurance


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May


Day North Republic

1st Lorry fire disrupts M1 traffic

Assault 'sectarian hate crime'

Dramatic surge in support for Labour - poll

ICTU accuses government of 'failing' unemployed

2nd Buses destroyed in depot attack

Rider is killed in Kirkistown short circuit crash
Man charged over Tullamore shooting

Gerry [Ryan]'s friends feared for his health

3rd Petrol bombings forcing us to leave say family

Belfast marathon 2010
Volcanic ash cloud could ground Irish flights

NAMA begins Anglo loans transfer

4th Scottish and N Irish airspace to close in new ash risk

In Northern Ireland, three political futures are on the line
Man pleads guilty to Roy Collins murder

Arson suspected after spate of weekend fires

5th Sean Quinn stands down from board

Bomb attack on home of PSNI officer's father

[European] Commission issues [Environmental Impact Assessment] warning to Ireland

[Beaumont] hospital to shed 52 beds amid funds shortfall

6th NI polls close for 2010 election

Group's drug referrals 'up 300%'
New ash restrictions in Republic

Hundreds attend funeral of Irish radio star Gerry Ryan

7th Northern Ireland election results

Peter Robinson loses East Belfast seat to Long in election

[David] Curran gets life for Drimnagh murders

[Anglo Irish Bank] asked to consider winding down

8th Man charged with murdering ex-prisoner Stanley Close

Unionism facing leadership crisis over Robinson and Empey defeats
Ash causes further flight disruption

State official [Fiona Finnegan] avoids jail after stealing
100,000 from bank


9th Search for missing man postponed

Ryanair denies ash causing delays

Two arrested after Tallaght drugs seizure

Rising debt costs sparks fears of an early budget

10th Northern Ireland parties clarify coalition position

Ryanair admits volcanic ash in Belfast engines

Events organiser [Patrick Browne] jailed for five years

Man sentenced for insurance scam

11th Thomas Devlin's killer jailed for a minimum of 30 years

Belfast Ryanair landed due to cleaning chemical

Immediate ban for head shop substances

Protestors struggle with police at Irish parliament

12th Owen Paterson new NI Secretary of State

Northern Ireland MPs vow to resist cuts by new Cameron government

Irish Nationwide may need more state money

Consumer confidence rises in April
13th NI leaders talk to Conservative leader David Cameron

Saville 'must be published soon' [says Owen Paterson]
South Africa author Bree O'Mara dies in Libya crash

Ireland's sovereignty not an issue - Tánaiste

14th No drastic cuts for NI says Secretary of State Owen Paterson

Prince Charles tours RUC memorial garden

Meath victim suffered multiple stab wounds

County Down man admits running Dublin brothel ring


15th Sir Reg Empey to stand down as UUP leader in autumn

NW200 spectator seriously injured in cliff fall

Man in court on false imprisonment charge

Protest at HSE plans to shut down Loughloe House
16th NI flights grounded as ash cloud returns

Pair rescued from sea at Portrush

Ash clouds force closure of Dublin airport

Shooting sparks fears of fresh gang bloodshed

17th Brady to stay on as archbishop

Northern Ireland airspace reopens after volcano ash chaos
Body found in Dublin woodland

Family of murdered teenager [Daniel McAnaspie] accuse HSE [of ignoring his cries for help]

18th Ex-husband charged with Pauline Haveron murder

Blame RIRA for your wife's death [Omagh case]
Pfizer to cut up to 785 jobs in Ireland

Scuffles at Dublin city protest

19th Ex-priest sues over PSNI security vetting

Former DUP man William Wilkinson on trial over allegation of rape

Gardaí say Emer O'Loughlin was murdered

Shareholders hit out at Bank of Ireland's call for rights issue
20th Abortion ad blocked in Northern Ireland

Tyrone man Gary McGurk killed New Yorker ex-girlfriend

37-year-old found guilty of jockeys' manslaughter [in England]

Shoppers jump to safety as burglar crashes car during chase

21st Justice system 'favours wealthy'

Ulster nurse killed in bath had affair with son's pal, court told

Bethany infants buried in unmarked graves

Teaching unions reject public sector pay deal

22nd Lough body thought to be missing Larne man - police

Orange Order urges Unionist unity
President opens famine exhibition in New York

Gardai shoot gunman in pub stand-off

23rd Irish police foiled dissident bomb attack says [Irish Justic Minister Dermot] Ahern

Man is shot and beaten in bedroom in Strabane
President [Mary McAleese] commemorates Famine in New York

Ministers' secret joy at euro meltdown


24th SDLP's Declan O'Loan withdraws nationalist unity call

New attorney general John Larkin 'may need more powers'

Guinness good for you - official

Ten held over Adrian Ronan abduction

25th Health service cuts 'less severe' than feared

In Video: Northern Ireland child survives jet ski horror crash

Big Irish crackdown on net piracy

Number of women travelling for abortion falls

26th Man charged with courthouse bomb

Dissident republicans remain highly active - IMC report
Senator Kieran Phelan dies suddenly

199 jobs to go at Co Offaly plant

27th NI council morale 'at rock bottom' over merger doubt

[Former DUP councillor] William Wilkinson found guilty of rape

Government reveals plan to sell VHI [Ireland's largest health insurer]

CSO figures show 2007 baby boom
28th Sinn Féin warns chief constable in ex-priest case

Ian Paisley made a peer in the Dissolution honours

Gang sought after Dublin attack and robbery

Couple sentenced for baby abduction
29th Man arrested in Belfast over Shankill UVF shooting

Dunmurray pair in court on £30,000 cannabis charges
Fianna Fáil regain second place in poll

Man remanded over Limerick city shooting

30th NI's 26 councils asked to pay cost of slimming

Bomb explodes in Derry
Two men killed in Cork, Wexford crashes

HSE open to lifting of legislative hurdles

31st Enniskillen bomb fire station tribute removal 'wrong'

[Francis] Lawlor escape is a 'real miracle'
Vatican to investigate sexual abuse in Ireland

School children miss 12-13 days on average


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June


Day North Republic

1st SDLP's Pat Convery replaces Naomi Long as Belfast major

PSNI attacked by crowd

Two Irish Gaza activists deported from Israel

Nine held in Galway gang inquiry
2nd Appeal judges reject bid to overturn Irish ban

Driver admits causing schoolgirl's death in bus crash

Man charged over Ulster bank raid in Dublin

[Foreign Affairs Minister Michael] Martin appeals to Israel over Irish-owned Gaza aid ship

3rd Hundreds attend vigil for murdered loyalist Moffett

PUP leader Dawn Purvis quits after Bobby Moffett murder

Rowdy scene in Dáil over sitting proposals

M3 motorway set to open
4th Police link UVF to Moffett murder

Loyalist mourners defy UVF at murdered man's funeral

Irish ship the Rachel Corrie is due to arrive in Gaza

FF Senator [Larry Butler] resigns whip over expenses

5th Belfast protest against Israeli Rachel Corrie seizure

UVF 'still has guns' - PUP leader
Israel diverts aid ship Rachel Corrie to Ashdod

Man arrested over Co Wicklow death

6th Fire crews extinguish blaze at Belfast recycling plant

Belfast residents unhappy over air traffic

Israel to deport five Irish aboard Rachel Corrie

Ryanair is paying no tax - despite a record
3bn sales

7th The mother of twin girls attacked by fox is from NI

Arcade robbery: Newry woman shot in stomach

Rachel Corrie activists 'relieved' to be home

Brothers accused of directing criminals

8th NI leaders meet PM in London for talks on budget cuts

Derry gets its youngest ever mayor
Two arrested after Dublin armed robbery

Hospital wrongly told mum baby was dead in womb

9th Kyle to continue as PUP leader

15-year-old girl found dead in Newtownards Park

Reports slam Irish bank failures

One in five drops higher level Maths - report

10th UK royal couple Edward and Sophie barred from Ulster restaurant

[Guardian] paper inquiry story 'speculation'   Story

Labour most popular party - poll

Government to back Taoiseach over economic crisis


11th [Martin] McGuinness attacks Bloody Sunday story 'speculation'

Man injured in Belfast house shooting

Bank experts appear at Oireachtas Committee

Galway City Hall damaged in blast


12th Man dies after dinghy capsizes

Bangor cocaine addict killed lover at party
Opposition parties want immediate election

All Blacks too strong for Ireland

13th [Secretary of State] Paterson calls for end to Bloody Sunday 'speculation'

Trio arrested over GAA attack

Recession puts pressure on suicide services

Solders are 'trading in illegal arms'


14th The executive fails to reach a deal on council reform

David Trimble on Gaza flotilla inquiry

Fine Gael leader Richard Bruton is sacked

SIPTU refers missing
2.35m to Gardaí

15th Bloody Sunday report published

Barristers' legal aid fees top £1m in Northern Ireland
Irish to expel Israeli diplomat over Hamas killing

Aer Lingus will suspend Shannon, US flights

16th Public Prosecution Service seeks advice on how to respond to Saville Inquiry

[GAA star] Kevin Nugent in hospital after attack

Irish PM, Brian Cowen, survives confidence vote

Rape crisis centre reports increase in calls
17th Bloody Sunday: David Cameron finds it 'painful' to work with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness

Petrol bombs and paint thrown at police in west Belfast

Enda Kenny survives confidence vote

Taoiseach discusses debt crisis in Brussels


18th 300lb van bomb left at Aughnacloy police station

Ulster pub chain owners in adminstration

Rapist loses action against media

'Head shop' owners risk jail

19th Three arrested in Kilkeel after major search

Pensioner cyclist hurt in Lurgan attack
Kennedys [Ted and Jean] win Tipperary [International Peace] award

Co-driver killed at Topaz Donegal International Rally

20th River Lagan victim's name is released

Saville inquiry: over 150 kilings by soldiers during Troubles in Northern Ireland never fully investigated
Man questioned over Waterford death

FF and FG dissidents planning new party


21st US Open: Graeme McDowell triumphs at Pebble Beach

Ballymena man killed in West Africa plane crash
Central Bank to adopt 'intrusive' approach

Government withdraws transgender appeal

22nd Budget: Stormont ponders Osborne cuts

Mob ransacks houses in Donegall area of Belfast

Bank official abducted in Dublin robbery

Woman's body found in car in Dublin

23rd Police believe Keady fire and bomb alert linked

Sacked Information Commission head loses case

Queen to visit Republic by end of year - Cowen

[Former Chief of Staff] Dermot Earley dies aged 62

24th Army makes safe substantial bomb in Keady

Northern Ireland bans hare coursing, and fox hunting could be next

IMF warns Ireland must stay on target

Drink-drive limit slashed despite late lobbying


25th Cowen attends British-Irish Council meeting

'ETA suspect Fermin Vila Michelena arrested in Belfast'

Missing high-risk sex offender may be in Ireland

Mick O'Connell elected Mayor of Cork

26th Priest quits over handling of abuse

Prince Charles' Glastonbury meeting with veteran republican [Danny Morrison]

Thousands take part in Dublin Pride parade

Fraud squad probes HSE missing millions
27th Toddler dies after Clough road accident

Belfast city centre assault leaves man badly injured

Gardaí investigate Dublin abduction

Tycoon [Bernard McNamara]'s dolce vita ends as art seized

28th Man dies after stolen car crash near Dundrod

Racist and homophobic attacks increasing in Derry

Two brothers shot dead in Dublin

Cocoine worth
9.5m seized in Terenure

29th Police officer 'critical' after customs operation

'No peace process here as gangs target us in hate campaign'

Fake Irish passport allegation in spy case

Couple held in drug raid were due to wed


30th Two guilty of RIRA gun plot

Gerry Adams and Jackie McDonald meet for the first time

5800 people added to Live Register in June

Doubts cast over claims recession is over

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July


Day North Republic

1st School loses suspended boy case in Supreme Court

Ballymena councillor gets seven years for rape

Civil partnership bill passes through Dáil

Bruton & Noony to return to Fine Gael front bench

2nd West Belfast murder inquiry begins after man found dead

School bus death driver spared prison

Dispute may have led to Wicklow shooting

Number of head shops halves following clampdown


3rd Police attacked during west Belfast riot

Ian Paisley rapped over Pope visit remarks

Three held in Limavady murder investigation

Skerries race competitor killed in crash
4th Five officers injured by rioters in west Belfast

Orangemen hold Drumcree parade

Nightmare for jobs as Eircom to shed 2000

Government for semi-State 'stock take'

5th Two injured by baton rounds say police

Economy discussed at cross-border talks

Jedward star stretchered off-stage after injury

Brian Cowen leading a 'united government'
6th MP says government 'allowed IRA terrorism to go on'

Raise the Lord... Ian Paisley enters the upper chamber
Asylum seekers will not be forced onto buses

EU ban on Aer Lingus takeover 'valid'

7th Police to suspend controversial stop and search powers

Draft parade laws 'in chaos' as Orange Order says no

Man charged over Dublin hammer attack

Three resign party whip over [Civil Partnership] bill

8th Relatives angered by 1971 McGurk's Bar bomb report

Police hurt by golf club attacker
Gang 'picks up penguin' from Dublin City Zoo

Dog breeding bill passed by Dáil

9th Ombudsman pulls report into 1971 bomb

Orangemen rebuff appeal from Gerry Adams for meeting

Man killed in Finglas shooting

[Former head of Anglo-Irish Bank Sean] FitzPatrick to be declared bankrupt

10th Five men held in border dissident probe

Man and daughter in cliff rescue

Tributes paid to campaigner Sean Loftus

Woman killed in Tipperary road crash
11th Petrol bombs thrown during Ballybeen estate trouble

South Armagh bomb 'designed to kill or injure police'
Calls for [Minister for Health Mary] Harney to guarantee services

Bank lending plan to target export sector

12th 27 police officers injured in Belfast riots

Police attacked at Orange march protest in Ardoyne

Eight people are killed in Donegal car crash

Bye-election judicial review is allowed
13th Robinson and McGuinness condemn NI rioting

Belfast bonfire hit and run car found

Man is shot dead in Dublin attack

Watchdog calls for reform to improve children's rights
14th 'Significant arrests' promised after Belfast riots

Armagh blast bomb 'was to be used to attack police'
John Gilligan reveals he drew dole

Frantic rescue bid fails to save man as car plunges from pier [in Howth]

15th Londonderry named the UK City of Culture

Baton rounds fired in fourth night of Ardoyne violence

Two injured in Dublin shooting

Jobs boost as 420 posts created

16th Police shut down a £500K cannabis factory in Bangor

Bank of Ireland jobs to go in NI, the Republic and UK

Ryanair boss in grovelling apology to rival he libelled

Government was warned over bank guarantee

17th Guns find in New Lodge PSNI murder bid probe

100 people stage protest at Asda store in north Belfast

Man held after Dublin drugs find

Thousands affected by travel firm [Goldtrail] collapse
18th Kells Road Race motorcyclist killed in practice

Men charged with attempted murder of man in Coleraine
Man dies after Howth Head cliff fall

FG taps 'Nama 10' developer for money [summary]

19th Legal first cross-border life sentence quashed

NI drowned man's name released
Govt publishes bill on self-defence

Moody's downgrades Ireland's rating

20th Name of man murdered in Tempo released by police [as Ciaran Woods]

Pervert Ulster brothers told to go into hospital
Irish link to help Scotland's birds of prey

43,000 customers to be refunded after ATM fault


21st Liam Adams bids for legal aid to fund media transcripts

Terrorism arrests rising in NI

Talks look at jobs and consumer spending

Two held over Newbridge stabbing

22nd Irish republican terrorist jailed for life for murder of soldier in Derby

Anti-terror legislation review details dissident threat

Twelfth 'should be a national holiday' in the south

Bank guarantee made in quickly changing crisis


23rd President McAleese hits out at dissident 'wreckers'

Appalling 'epidemic' of Nothern Ireland's unscrupulous puppy farms

Bank of Ireland and AIB pass European stress test

Arrest after fatal stabbing in Swords

24th Alex Higgins: tributes paid to talent of 'Hurricane'

Drugs seized in property searches in South Tyrone
Teen critical after Limerick city assault

Receiver calls in experts to run hotel with
40m debts

25th Family rescued from house fire in east Belfast

Motorcyclist dies in road crash

65,000 attend Bray Air Show

[Enda] Kenny is accused of threats to [Lucinda] Creighton

26th Book of condolence is opened for Alex Higgins

'Market not illness' caused job loss [of Collin Tenner], tribunal told

Three wounded in Dublin bar shooting

Vera McGrath guilty of husband's murder


27th Ministers launch consultation over anti-sectarian plans

[Ian] Paisley: I'd accept Sinn Fein in top Stormont job

Ten men held in Republic of Ireland over 50 burglaries

Cannabis factories found in Meath, Dublin

28th Man 'travelled 30 miles to take part in Ardoyne riot'

New Irish schools approved despite empty places

Irishman [John O'Neill] shot dead outside bar in Spain

Sinn Fein bid to name airport after hunger striker

Five-year-old boy wins defamation case against Lidl

29th Maze site set to be redeveloped

Court told loyalist bonfire 'mob surrounded car'

Substantial increase in robberies: Central Statistics Office

More migrants quitting Ireland than any EU state

Postmistress sacked for armed robbery security failings

30th Widow's relief as remains found in 'Disappeared' search

Bishop backs 1971 killings probe

Údarás na Gaeltachta fears for future

Irish Central Bank says euro-region recovery 'may moderate'
31st Thousands due at Belfast Gay Pride event

Stand-off at North Belfast flat ends after police talks

Two killed in Mayo road smash

Phoebe [Prince's] father calls on bullies to say sorry for torment

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August


Day North Republic

1st Man's body [Duncan McInnes] retrieved from harbour

Tractors worth £115,000 stolen in Ballymena
Ex-editor [Conor] Brady wants Irish Republic media to cover news in the north

Irishman [Ray Carroll] in record breaking Atlantic crew

2nd Funeral service for Alex Higgins at Belfast Cathedral

Sinn Féin and loyalists discuss parades
DNA tests on remains found in Wicklow

Chaos as [Dublin] zoo gibbon makes swing for freedom

3rd Car bomb explodes near Londonderry police station

Tributes paid to NI soldier killed in Afghanistan
FF suspend [Senator Ivor] Callely  over expense allegations

Wettest July since 1950 sees double average rainfall

4th Carbon monoxide suspected as two teenagers found dead

Booby trap soldier had 'lucky escape' in Bangor

Government close to Budget targets

AIB records loss of
2bn for first six months

NI students attacked in Gaeltacht

5th Mother tells of devastation of death of 'perfect son'

Drunken day-tripper fined for attacking officers

Irish Republic's unemployment up again

Searches target Limerick gangs
6th Greysteel killer Torrens Knight freed from jail

Bomb policeman acted on instinct
Anglo: Bank guarantee will have to be extended

Two arrested after armed robbery (in Co. Kildare)

Number jailed for not paying fines up 91%

7th Bomb at Catholic police officer's home in Kilkeel

Cuts absolute disaster for Northern Ireland's shared future: Peter Hain

Two arrested over Sligo assault

Hospital faces axe from crippled HSE


8th Woman stabbed in head on doorstep in Omagh

Gerry Adams says bid to engage with dissident republicans 'not a stunt'

Five arrested in Louth operation [into dissident republicans]

Callely statement fails to impress Cowen


9th Police search Policing Board office and chairman's home

PSNI chief issues 'attacks' warning

Callely faces two inquires into expenses

Bank control of Arnotts approved by [European] Commission
10th Cookstown booby-trap bomb partially exploded

Hundreds of gas fitter's customers told to switch off appliances now

Grocery prices drop 14% at supermarket giants

Environmentalists outraged as ring forts levelled


11th Man charged with murder of Michael McLaughlin

Armed robbers raid Co. Armagh bank
Victims criticise Pope's decision [not to accept resignation of two bishops]

Bank of Ireland posts losses of
1.25bn

12th 'Secret talks' held with dissidents

Man charged over bomb at Londonderry police station

[Rapist] Larry Murphy released from prison

Perseid meteor shower to offer stargazers a cosmic treat

13th Police say Dungannon stab death was murder

Blaze destroys Belfast social club

37 arrests in Dublin drugs operations

Plea to enterprise chiefs as call centre closes

14th Derry Apprentice Boys parade passes peacefully

Children injured in Lurgan bomb

Gardai track freed rapist on train trip

8000 protest over Roscommon hospital

15th Dissident talks 'not a betrayal' - Matt Baggott

DPP member's car targetted in Newry petrol bomb attack

Witnesses sought for fatal Dublin shooting

Markets lose faith in 'vulnerable' Ireland


16th Man in court on weapons charges

Teenage boy raped in Co. Tyrone

Three killed in boat fire off Cork

Irish ministers fly into a storm over use of jets

17th German teenagers hurt in bus attack

[Chairman of the NI Policing Board] Barry Gilligan interviewed by police over land deal

[Irish Bank Officials' Association] says 4,000 finance jobs at risk

Onlookers throw rocks and eggs at newlyweds [in Limerick]


18th HMRC staff sacked over race abuse

Number of southern shoppers falls by 35%

[Former Irish Nationwide boss] Michael Fingleton 'remorseful' over bailout

Irish scientist's invention puts whisky in the car

19th Northern Ireland A-Level stars shine brightest

Information Commission probing Northern Ireland Water over Freedom of Information Act

Bank of Scotland Ireland to close by December

Man shot and tied up by gang


20th 32CSM man charged under terrorism legislation

Ex-TUV candidate unrepentant over Twitter support for racists

150 hotels under threat after BoSI closure

Two killed in car crash


21st PSNI criticised over Rasharkin parade route change

Trio rescued on Mourne mountains

Ten rescued from vessel off Dingle

Viable device made safe in Co. Wicklow
22nd Irish terror groups target Conservative party conference in Birmingham

Man charged with murdering woman in Portadown

[Finance Minister Brian] Lenihan addresses Collins commemoration

[Gay rights] campaigners in Dublin 'march for marriage'


23rd Boy (16) drops dead at GAA match days before birthday

Man arrested over woman's death
IFA in chaos after four board members quit

[Senator Ivor] Callely given more time to explain expenses

24th Justice call after Claudy report

Northern Ireland GCSE students score top marks

Aer Lingus cuts losses sharply after reducing costs

New pupils to receive hi-vis jackets

25th Bishop Daly's 'doubts' over Claudy bomb report claims

Man arrested over Tyrone illegal fuel plant
Four teenagers die in car crash

Irish credit rating is downgraded

26th Woman, 51, killed in wedding day

Ex-officer was within 15 minutes of Fr Chesney arrest

Interim examiner appointed at Aer Airann

Controlled explosion on viable Limerick device

27th Australians warned over visiting Northern Ireland

Parents of suicide teen say their son needed more help

3,516 Irish had recalled hip device fitted

Overseas visits down, figures show

28th Scottish sex offender Fraser McLaughlin 'may be in NI'

Derry's 'pride' over first gay parade
Youth held after 12-year-old girl found dead

3m cigarettes seized in M1 operation

29th SF Councillor claims woman assaulted at Ballymena march

Claudy bomb: priest defends Catholic church

'Work for dole' scheme announced

Rifle found next to body of woman reported missing by her family


30th Man charged with burgling home of Derry's bishop

Nineteen arrests as two police officers hurt in riot
Teen charged with Dublin schoolgirl murder

Irish-made drug could save thousands

31st Ryanair pulls out of Belfast City airport

Boy struck by boat at Cranfield beach critically ill
Anglo Irish bank in £6.7bn loss

Actor Mike Lally dies aged 64


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September


Day North Republic

1st Illegal South Armagh diesel plant blamed for pollution

[Tony] Blair 'bent the truth' over peace
Fianna Fáil, Greens deny split over Anglo

Unemployment still on the rise

2nd Boy hit by boat dies in hospital

Policing Ardoyne riots cost £1.1m

300k stolen as AIB official's wife abducted

Gangster linked to Geurin case awaiting extradition

3rd Murder inquiry launched in Armagh

RUC gave bookies massacre gun back to loyalists
Department of Education confirms it has stopped claiming [from the European Social Fund] for FÁS [Training and Employment Authority]

[Taoiseach Brian] Cowen opposes wind-down of Anglo-Irish Bank

4th Firefighters tackle large gorse fire in Newcastle

PSNI rescue 15 sex workers after blitz on brothels
Tony Blair pelted with eggs at book signing in Dublin

Five held in bank robbery investigation

5th Twelve children in Lurgan have E. Coli infection

Petrol bomb attack in Enniskillen

Contract for Poolbeg incinerator expires today

Heartbreak as Irishman dies in fiery plane crash [in New Zealand]

6th Gang 'spent £54,000 advertising Belfast brothels'

School evacuated after boy picks up pipe bomb

Callely seeks High Court action against Seanad's Select Committee

Woman dies in Westmeath crash
7th Northern Ireland spending cuts will have 'devastating impact' [Peter Robinson]

Priest [Paddy O'Kane] to meet dissident republicans' families

Covanta criticises Poolbeg's Gormley proposal

Eight held in Limerick murder inquiry
8th Bouncer exposed himself at Queen's Student Union bar

Derry city councillors told of 'home help' health cuts

Anglo Irish Bank to be broken up by Dublin

Three held over Edgeworthstown pipe bombs
9th McGuinness 'forgot deathbed talk' with Claudy priest

Strabane taxi driver picks up viable pipe bomb

President invites [Russian President] Medvedev to Ireland

Eight arrested after Tipperary searches
10th Man who murdered Shirley Finlay appeals guilty verdict

More unmarked babies graves found at Bethany House

More [economic] regulation needed, says McAleese

Brendan McFarlane wins case against state

11th Two men are shot in attack in Ardoyne

Two charged over cannabis finds

Man escapes shooting attempt in Dublin

French to examine Toscan du Plantier evidence
12th 4,500 people enjoy BBC Proms in the Park at Hillsborough

WW2 mortar bomb found in attic of house in east Belfast

Stark warning over homelessness

[Willie] O'Dea call to Cowen: face up to by-elections

13th [UUP candidate] Rodney Connor challenges NI election result

Sinn Fein man 'gave out fake ballots' at poll station

Ten gang suspects arrested within hours of [Dublin] shooting

New screening detected 192 bowl cancer cases

14th No collusion over [Billy] Wright murder

Ian Paisley's Pope protest 'is an embarrassment'
Irish Premier denies being hung over during interview

Sharp rise in people seeking Post Leaving Cert courses

15th Remains those of Disappeared man Charlie Armstrong

UVF chiefs sanctioned 'public execution' [of Bobby Moffett] says IMC

Cowen: Interview 'wasn't my best performance'

Woman charged with Athlone manslaughter


16th Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness did not meet Pope

New York Stock Exchange to set up Belfast outpost

Irish borrowing costs rise again

Viking site discovered at Co Louth


17th Father of Kevin Fletcher charged with his murder

Twelfth parades and riots cost £2.2m over four days

Why did Ireland's science minister agree to launch an anti-evolution book

Radon gas detected in 597 Irish homes

18th 'Disappeared' man Charlie Armstrong's funeral held

Real IRA chief's brother in court over weapons

Five arrested following Garda drugs raid

Pensioner gets hate mail over Mass boycott

19th Teenagers hurt in sectarian attack

[Justice Minister David] Ford denies 'blind eye' turned on UVF murder
All-Ireland SFC Final: Cork 0-16 0-15 Down

Pope beatifies UCD founder as UK visit ends


20th 'Leave us in peace', says Northern Ireland Minister Peter Robinson [after his wife returns to NI]

Official inquiry into NI sex offender cases

Brian Cowen vows to stay in his job as Irish PM

74% believe Government is handling economy poorly


21st Dogs to be put down after attack on Londonderry child

Finance minister says NI budget likely to fall by £2bn

1.5bn  in Government bonds auctioned

Men hit worst as unemployment soars

22nd  Churches claim banking practices contribute to suicide

Cruelty charge over death of toddler Millie Martin
[Bankrupty] court told Sean Fitzpatrick [former Anglo Irish Bank chairman] has an income of 188 a month

Brothers charged with Toyosi murder

23rd Tom Elliot win Ulster Unionist party leadership

Four years jail for 'raging wife' who killed her husband

Brian Lenihan denies 'double-dip' recession

Gardai hunt travellers after horse race on major road

24th Northern Ireland Commonwealth team will go to Delhi

USPCA rescues 70 horses from County Antrim farm

Noel Grealish withdraws support for Government

Developer [Paddy McKillen] wins case on NAMA challenge
25th Dissident bombings in Britain are a 'strong possibility', says [Home Secretary Therasa] May

Blast bomb found in north Belfast

Man charged over taxi driver's murder

Support for FF remains steady - poll


26th Tyrone father of six 'critical' after attack

Two men charged with blackmail in Belfast

Ignore Mass boycott call: Irish Bishops

Four questioned over machine gun find

27th Man charged with murder of RUC policeman in 1981

Mother of murdered baby Millie Martin on cruelty charge

Tánaiste to travel to US after Labour pairing

Bankrupt developer costs Bank of Ireland £36m

28th [Irish police commissioner Fachtna] Murphy says attack on Britain 'a strong possibility'

Israel refuses entry to Nobel peace prize winner [Mairead Maguire]


Irish employees working harder to keep jobs

Family awarded
56,000 over HSE delays
29th [Bill] Clinton outlines plans to boost NI economy

Nama takes over £3.3bn in Northern Ireland loans

Irish trainee policeman arrested over indecent assault

'Toxic' truck driven at Leinster House gates

30th GAA player [James O'Reilly] faces GBH charge at Downpatrick court

Dad attacked with hammer and knife, court told

Irish deficit balloons after new bank bail-out

Budget will be harsher than planned - Lenihan

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October


Day North Republic

1st Rape accused released 'in error' by prison service

Gun plot RIRA man sentenced to 20 years
Republic of Ireland on edge of economic abyss

Govt says no change in corporation tax rate

2nd Suicide husband murdered his wife

Police seize cannabis worth £250k in Ballymoney

Sinn Féin tables Lenihan confidence motion

Gran threw milk over girl (11) to douse flames after fire attack

3rd NI minister [Alex Attwood] 'vigilant for unjust welfare reform cuts'

OFMDFM Committee 'stifled by party ties'

Markets may affect bank bailout figures

Man beaten to death with a hurley for 'slow driving'

4th Murder accused dentist admits sex attacks on patients

[Graeme] McDowell key man in Ryder Cup win
Lenihan: tax in line with Government targets

Central Bank revises down recovery forecasts

5th Real IRA claims Derry car bomb attack

Lightning strikes family's home near Newry
Developer McKillen takes case against NAMA

Tax minimum wage earners - IBEC [Irish Business and Employers Confederation]

6th Cameron pledges to fight dissident republican violence

Northern Ireland teens deny schoolgirl rape
Seamus Heaney wins £10,000 Forward Prize

Irish stargazer spots 'supernova' exploding star

Fitch downgrades Irish Republic's credit rating

7th Major PSNI operation against dissidents announced

Did Orange Order Chief's comments breach hate laws?
SIPTU has 'relevant' SKILL documentation

Irish pensioner dies after horrendous castration bid

8th Dinner lady's 'grooming' warning 'takes the biscuit'

McGuinness hits out at Robinson over 'solo run'

[British Deputy PM Nick] Clegg pledges to revisit NI cuts

Cowen would welcome consensus on economy

Irish lenders' ECB borrowings rise to
119bn

Rugby hero and beloved dad [Moss Keane] leaves the field


9th Man 'beat and smothered partner in Belfast murder bid'

Declassified files from Northern Ireland Troubles placed on-line

Irish unemployment 'has peaked', employers' group says

Fine Gael ready to deal with budget deficit - [Enda] Kenny

10th Skimming device found on Banbridge ATM

Security lockdown to thwart dissidents in Northern Ireland

Two men face Dublin court on terror charges

Four people die in separate crashes


11th School place case is 'thrown out'

Girls take the strain as Runher just keeps on growing

Republic arms find 'significant'

Gardaí probe use of Irish passports by Russia

12th QUB student contracts meningitis

Colin Duffy claims strip-search 'abuse'
Irish court rules in favour of ISPs in privacy case

Government to cut Vocational Education Committees by more than half

13th Bloody Sunday inquiry: Saville has 'no regrets'

Police officer attacked by gang

Aer Lingus cabin crew in work to rule

Taoiseach accused of ruining chances of cross-party agreement on cuts

14th Owen Paterson makes commitment on capital funding

Judge to rule on murdered Massereene soldiers case

Ex-Anglo Irish Bank chief executive bankrupt

500k worth of illegal medicines seized

The Irish twist in the Chile mining tale

15th Belfast councillor's leap costs £24,000

Body found in search for 'disappeared' man Gerry Evans

Four hurt in Mountjoy prison disturbances

Bank accounts targetted by gangs

16th Catholic Church reacts to Robinson remarks on education

Ervine's brother is elected new PUP leader
Teenagers rescued in Wicklow mountains

[Former Anglo Irish Bank chief David] Drumm's garda snub key to debt deal failure

17th McGuinness warns Robinson over education comments

Six charged over £500k drugs haul in Portstewart

Three killed in separate road crashes

Gardai warn of upsurge in gang extortion crime

18th PSNI seek £200m from Government for dissident threat

Belfast city centre police officer faces 38 charges

Man injured in Dublin shooting

Healthcare firm announces 250 new jobs in County Mayo

19th 60 'high calibre' NI jobs created by US investors

DUP's Bell withdraws 'mouth from south' remark
Irish FA president Raymond Kennedy resigns his position

NI murder accused opts for retrial in Dublin

20th NI leaders accuse government of breaking promises [regarding budget cuts]

Armed gang who tied up mum and son are 'cowards'

48-year-old found dead in Avoca, County Wicklow

Blood found in teenager's room, gardai assault trial told


21st Suicide vigil in west Belfast aims to raise awareness

Queen and Duke end first day of engagements in NI
Bad economic news in Republic 'unrelenting'

Audit shows 33,000 'ghost houses' in the Republic

22nd Northern Ireland's health provision 'worst in UK'

NI leaders seek urgent meeting with Cameron over cuts
Surge in Irish prison population

First fall in greenhouse gas level in 20 years

23rd 'Several dead' in helicopter crash on Mourne mountains

Thousands attend union spending cuts protest

John Hume humbled by RTÉ's "Ireland's greatest" TV vote

McAleese and Paisley launch transcripts of 1641 horrors

24th Man shot in Londonderry paramilitary-style attack

Suspected pipe bomb recovered in north Belfast

Growth forecast for Ireland to be downgraded

Three killed on Wexford and Dublin roads

25th Tributes paid to Mourne helicopter crash victims

Belfast Metropolitan College bosses slammed by unions

Man hospitalised after Dublin shooting

Teacher suffers head injuries in attack

26th Renewed disturbances in Rathcoole area of Newtownabbey

Fresh 'Disappeared' dig for Peter Wilson announced

Four TDs granted expense claims exemption

Women rescued in Palmerston trafficking raid

27th More Northern Ireland swine flu cases expected

Gerry Adams McConville allegations broadcast

New light shed on Michael Collin's killing

Spending cuts in Budget vital to 'win markets'
28th Police helicopter injured airlifted from Mournes

Nine injured in car crash in west Belfast

FÁS to be replaced with new agency - Tánaiste

CSO figures reveal country in grip of 'robbery epidemic'
29th Pensioner dies after attack in Lisburn

100 civilian staff at PSNI bases to review security

Jury fails to reach verdict over garda death [Robbie McCallion]

Britain launches probe into Ryanair's stake in Aer Lingus

30th Police blame 'cowardly element' for County Armagh bomb

Spooktacular Halloween weekend for Northern Ireland

Teen with hand gun arrested in Dublin

Welfare faces significant cutbacks - [Social Protection Minister] Éamon Ó Cuív

10,000 protest over Navan health cuts

31st Small bomb found in car at Belfast International Airport

Teenagers' car seized after County Londonderry trouble

Suspicious package found in Rialto, Dublin

[Economist Colm] McCarthy warning: IMF is at our door

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November


Day North Republic

1st Teenager gets year's detention for killing grandfather

Residents forced to leave homes after small explosion

Retired garda denies knowing MI5 whistle blower

Councillor quizzed over [Mary] Harney paint incident

2nd Body found in search for 'Disappeared' [Peter Wilson]

Robert Saulters steps down as head of the Orange Order

Tánaiste regrets Jim McDaid's resignation

Nama reports
6m profit in second quarter


3rd Child sick with swine flu dies

Vigil for pensioner who died after shop robbery

Gardaí, students clash in Dublin

Unemployment rate falls for second month in a row

4th £100,000 'found in dissident republican house' says IMC

230 jobs to go at Bank of Ireland in Northern Ireland

Man remanded over 250,000 benefit fraud

Government confirms
6bn cuts in coming budget

5th People appeal after Randalstown kidnap victim released

Son 'fled through Ulster with corpse'

BBC asks Queen if she would like to take control of Irish Republic

EU says light at the end of the tunnel for Ireland

6th Belfast attack 'intended to kill'

'Fake monk' accused of being crook

Two cheat death in gun attack

Garda watchdog to examine footage of protests
7th Duke attends army rememberance event

Fundraising Black Santa Rev Houston McKelvey to step down
Victim of latest tiger raid lucky to escape with life, say gardai

Coastal areas are braced for floods as storm nears

Whales found dead on Donegal beach

8th Enterprise Minister calls on banks to 'start lending'

£20m gratuity scheme for police part-time reserve announced

13 arrested in organised crime operation

Bid to find relatives of [English] man found dead
9th Woman charged with Randalstown kidnapping

Antrim firm Mivan wins £6.5m contracts
Second charged over fatal Coolock shooting

Man remanded over girl's murder

10th Man's body found in fume-filled Fermanagh house

Northern Ireland recession forecast to end within a year
Lenihan says Ireland has not lost sovereignty

Students protest against garda 'brutality'

11th 50-50 recruitment in PSNI may be scrapped

Conditions 'horrendous' in Belfast mental health unit

Armistice Day marked by Glasnevin Trust

'Real urgency' about [developer Paddy] McKillen's NAMA appeal
12th Dissident republican strength claim 'sheer madness'

Derry aid convoy stuck in Libya
Irishman, 23, is killed in New Zealand car accident

Lenihan welcomes EU support on bonds issue

Profits to fall by 35% at Bank of Ireland

13th Man rescued by helicopter from Fair Head cliffs

Unionists 'angered by Stormont'
Ireland 'in preliminary talks with EU on bailout'

Attempted ATM robbery foiled in Co. Kerry

14th Cars destroyed in suspected arson at Priory in Benburb

Soldier dies in Afghanistan blast
Gerry Adams to run for seat in Irish parliament

Ireland fights to stave off £77billion bail-out

Ireland's young flee abroad as economic meltdown looms

15th [SDLP's Margaret] Ritchie poppy is 'act of moving on'

Rape trial  of Thomas Devlin killer Nigel Brown halted
Irish resisting EU bail-out pressure

Distribution of free cheese underway

16th Wife of Irvinestown gas death man dies in hospital

Pat Sheehan chosen to succeed Gerry Adams at Stormont
EU backs Irish government into corner on bailout

60% more Irish head to Australia

Man detained over four deaths at Limerick house

17th Briege Meehan to face sex abuse charges

Severe weather causes NI flooding
[British Chancellor George] Osbourne: Britain ready to help Ireland

Brian Cowen denies any bailout talks

Protestant teacher wins discrimination case in the Republic of Ireland


18th Paisley backs 'Crown reunification'

Dentist Colin Howell admits to double murder
Banks need external assistance - Lenihan

Q&A: Republic of Ireland finances

'No question of loss of sovereignty', says Taoiseach

Ireland takes hardline stance on corporate tax as bailout talks begin

Was it for this?

19th Winter storms keep raging in Northern Ireland

Tributes to 'helium death' teenager from Newtownabbey

Irish cabinet finalising plans to cut budget deficit

Ireland in last minute bid to avoid stigma of bank bail-out

AIB reports
13bn fall in profits

Ireland is losing the propaganda war

20th Shots fired at house in Antrim

7,000 children take unofficial NI grammar school tests
Republic of Ireland may have firesale of top assets

Google warns Irish government against tax increase

Broad approval for economic plan - Cowen

21st Death of injured man in west Belfast 'suspicious'

20 people in fight outside bar in Cullybackey
Republic of Ireland confirms EU financial rescue deal

A nation's outrage to drive Cowen out

22nd Two arrested over murder in west Belfast

Northern Ireland Church slams anti-sectarian plan
Irish PM Brian Cowen to call new year election

Stable Irish economy in Britain's 'interest'

23rd Two men charged with murder of Seamus Holland

Killer of Londonderry man Emmet Shiels is jailed
Sinn Féin calls for no-confidence vote in Irish government

85bn fund for banks and public finances

Cowen remains FF leader after meeting

Bank of Ireland plunges on bailout dilution concern

24th Victim may have been overcome by fumes

DUP sees Catholic schools as a threat, claims Sinn Féin
Gardaí believe Finglas victims were set up

Irish unveil tough austerity plan

Homes fail to sell at
11,700

Dublin's now a fairer city for shoppers

25th Higgins apology letter sells for £2,400

UUP chief in talks with GAA
Ó Cuív admits €65m welfare overpayment

Plan means people 'can adjust own lives', claims Taoiseach


26th 70 jobs to go at Bangor call centre, Anderson Manning

Londonderry welcomes Turner prize 'coup'

Sinn Fein wins Donegal south-west by-election

Schools told to cut non-teacher staff pay
27th Peter Robinson tells party East Belfast is key target

Londonderry man rescued from Waterside flat fire

Dublin protesters march against cuts as bail-out looms

Sinn Féin tries to form Dáil grouping

Snow and ice cause travel disruption

28th Temperatures plunge to record low

West Belfast family held hostage by armed gang

Irish Republic 85bn euro bailout agreed

Labour's [Joan] Burton says Ireland is 'banjaxed'

29th Remains were 'Disappeared' Crossmaglen man Gerry Evans

Bad weather closes 95 schools across Northern Ireland
Anglo Irish Bank's wind down will take 'years'

Ireland should default on its debts - the people's verdict


30th Students end sit-in fees protest at QUB

Third NI prisoner released by mistake in two months


Government like an 'asylum'- [Environment Minister John] Gormley

Boy (14) handcuffed with dad in failed tiger kidnap


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December


Day North Republic

1st Ardoyne man Michael McLarnon innocent, HET report finds

William Mawhinney guilty of partner's bath tub murder

Quarterly reviews part of EU-IMF rescue deal

Dole queue getting shorter

Commuters' icy meltdown

2nd 150 PSNI officers ' to be moved to guard duty'

Seized mortar 'was for attack north of border'
Flights resume at Dublin airport amid snow chaos

Sinn Féin beats Fianna Fáil in poll

Man stabbed dead in Dublin

SNP minister John Mather brands Ireland 'incompetent'

3rd 21-year sentence for killer dentist [Colin Howell]

Schools closed and travel disrupted in heavy snow

Sinn Fein set for huge gains in Republic of Ireland election: poll

Opposition parties unveil plans to cut deficit

4th Funeral for Irish Ranger Aaron McCormick

Number of PSNI officers fell too quickly - Matt Baggott

Government confirms records 32% deficit

1m cigarettes seized by customs

5th Woman killed in Frosses Road crash

Part of man's ear bitten off in Newry attack

Ministers face pay and pension cuts

SF swing can make [Labour leader Eamon] Gilmore Taoiseach


6th Heavy snow causes travel chaos

West Belfast taxi group may withdraw route after attack
Financial Times - Lenihan Europe's worst finance minister

New measures to protect struggling homeowners

7th Scores of NI schools to close on Wednesday

Equality report: Catholic workforce continues to rise
Irish Republic's austerity budget passes first vote

Up to 500 protest outside Leinster House

Bank of Ireland ATM and online systems fail

8th Prison bosses slammed in report over John Deery death

Police fired at 'machete robber' in Portadown

Taoiseach questions opposition credibility

Water rationing hits 1.6 million as supplies run low


9th Students removed from Belfast Road protest

Arrests in Belfast and Preston over importation of guns

Social Welfare Bill passed by Dáil

Number of long-term unemployed doubles

Bailed out AIB to pay top staff
40m bonus

10th 300 people at Derry protest against tuition fee hike

Terrorist activity 'played down' - Police Federation

Minimum wage cuts passed in Dáil

Gerry Ryan's death 'likely' caused by cocaine use

11th £1m worth of drugs seized by police in Northern Ireland

Masked gang beat men with baseball bats in Belfast

1m stolen plant machine recovered

Arsonist who killed Irish jockey and friend jailed for six years

12th Man dies after lake fall at Lurgan Park

Pipe bomb left at PUP man's home in Antrim

Live explosive found under car in Dublin

Murder inquiry launched in Dublin

13th Swine flu warning to pregnant women in Northern Ireland

MI5 'offered to disclose Finucane murder files'
Adams to stand for election in the Republic

AIB £33m bonuses stopped by Irish government

14th Londonderry couple's victory on sham wedding law

Remains were Disappeared man Peter Wilson's

Savings sought from DPP, Attorney General, CSO

Crucial banking bill published

15th Education loses £67m in draft budget plan

Legal liability unlikely in clearly footpaths of snow

Dáil approves restructuring of banking sector

Taoiseach: civil servants' payouts 'not a bonus'

16th Northern Ireland Executive to hold child abuse inquiry

Ulster to sell off family silver to ease pain of massive budget cuts

45 arrested over drugs in 48 hours in Dublin

Women's human rights violated by abortion ban


17th Emergency flash warning for heavy snow in NI

Northern Ireland budget protest by Nipsa members
Irish credit rating cut again by Moody's

IMF warns further adjustments may be needed

18th Newry security alert is declared hoax

City businesses damanged by severe weather
Woman and son die in County Louth crash

Two bodies recovered from Dublin's Grand Canal

19th Warning is issued over more snow in Northern Ireland

Man arrested after two assaulted in Rasharkin

Gardaí investigate Cork sledding accident

Tram and car in Dublin collision

20th Northern Ireland road conditions 'worst in 25 years'

'Considerable sum' stolen from Park Avenue Hotel


European Central Bank raises concerns about rights to Irish Bank collateral

Officer caught carrying drugs into Mountjoy

21st Three to face charges over Robert Hamill death

NI teen who killed grandad gets his jail sentence doubled

Ireland's ESB buys Northern Ireland Electricity for £1.2bn

Government launches Irish language strategy

22nd 'Grenade' found at policeman's Fermanagh home

Coalisland firm must pay £32m damages in pig meal case

Bank of Ireland fee decision criticised by consumer agency

CSO figures reveal Limerick worst place for life expectancy

23rd NI Policing budget to be cut by £260m over four years

Northern Ireland swine flu cases soar by 400%

40,000 passengers stranded as Dublin airport shuts

AIB €3.7bn capital injection approved

24th Victor Stewart killing: man, 23, in court over murder

Gritters in NI to operate on Christmas Day

New law to recognise gay couples in Irish Republic

Heating problems close Athlone nursing home


25th NI motorway closed after power lines collapse

Salvation Army hosts annual Belfast dinner

Motorists advised to take extreme care

Man dies on M11 in Co. Wicklow
26th Man is injured in Omagh assault

Shots fired at house in Clogher

Arrest over Christmas Day death in Dublin

Nama must hire insider 'to turn State's evidence'
27th NI thaw leaves thousands without water supply

Lurgan houses flooded with sewage

Widespread water restrictions amid flood fears

Shoppers brave sub-zero night in search of bargains

28th Water chaos affects thousands in Northern Ireland

Three hurt during armed robbery

Device explodes at Limerick house

Two die in house fires in Cork, Galway

Pregnant woman among Monaghan crash dead

29th Leaders 'let down' as 36,000 struggle in water crisis

Two children mugged by men in west Belfast

Cigarettes worth €860,000 seized in Dublin

Man in hospital after Dublin shooting

30th NI First Minister calls NI Water's response to crisis 'shambolic'

NI swine flu cases 'have more than doubled'

Bertie Ahern to step down as TD

1980 files show mutual London-Dublin suspicion

31st NI golfer McDowell among New Year Honours recipients

Vehicles damaged in Lisburn arson attack

Fresh appeal for missing 33-year-old

Man 'critical' after Finglas shooting

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