Ireland in 2011
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January
Day North Republic
1st Six injured in Newry street fight

Man, 44, injured in Newtownards knife attack

Significant rise in swine flu cases

Appeal following fatal Louth car crash

2nd Water restrictions affecting 56,600 NI homes

Four arrested after Newtownards burglary and Belfast traffic accident

Cabinet at war over demands by Greens

Blathnaid taxi-driver is found

3rd NI Water: contacted UK aid scheme on New Year's Eve

Unionists cannot bring back 11-plus test, claims Sinn Féin

Labour calls for 'Seanad to be abolished'

Double murders a defining trend in a year of violence

4th Beleagured NI Water chief [Laurence] MacKenzie steps down

Northern Ireland road deaths lowest since records began


Ireland's smallest baby born weighing under a pound and size of  a pen

Yates bookmaking firm in receivership
5th Beds in NI hospitals face increasing flu pressure

Sinn Fein minister Murphy urged to resign over water crisis

Irish exporters report records sales for 2010

General election not a beauty contest: [Gerry] Adams
6th NI Water overwhelmed by 1m contacts from customers

Increase in Northern Ireland swine flu cases

5,400 new swine flu cases diagnosed this week

Irish Daily Star Sunday paper folds
7th Helicopter air ambulance bid hits problems

Baby is rescued from fire at flat on Braniel estate

'Too successful' festival scrapped

Man dies after Drogheda stabbing
8th Sectarian motive explored in petrol bomb attacks

Seven people rescued from fires in Belfast and Newry

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

Tycoon [Jim Mansfield of Citywest's] empire in ruins with debt of €192m

9th Bullets in post meant for Celtic manager and player

Police seize cannabis worth £75K

Woman dead after gas leak in Cork hotel

Blathnaid - suicide was suspected from the start
10th Daughter of GAA manager Mickey Harte dies on honeymoon

Ousted water chief Laurence MacKenzie is convicted embezzler

Seven arrested over Limerick double killing

FBI investigates FBI data breach
11th

Man charged over Strand Road bomb attack

Pat Finucane murder probe moves a step closer
Bord Bia welcomes increase in exports

Tourism slump costs economy €
600m

12th Patten police redundancy bill hits £500m

Three men charged over murder of Michaela McCreavy


Mortars found at County Kildare 'bomb factory'

Taoiseach explains meeting with [former Anglo chair Sean] FitzPatrick
13th DARD budget says 80 jobs will go over next four years

Ulster swine flu death toll climbs to 17

Irish PM Brian Cowen tells his party he will not resign

Irish influenza level hits a record high

14th £300m 'swiped from NI to sort Treasury', [Finance Minister Sammy] Wilson says

Harte tragedy: Michaela McAreavey's remains brought home to Tyrone

Murder charge over Sandymount road rage attack

Bank matters 'weren't discussed' at controversial meal [attended by Cowen and Anglo Irish bosses]
15th East Belfast attack: man's head smashed through window

Man hospitalised after Bangor attack


Police in Dublin seize '1m euro' of cocaine

Irish woman dies scattering her sister's ashes into stormy sea
16th Chief  medical officer urges swine flu virus calm

Three Orange Halls attacked in Tyrone

Dept of  Finance investigates Bank of Ireland bonuses

Fianna Fáil to hold Cowen confidence vote
17th Michaela McAreavey laid to rest after Tyrone funeral

Derry bomb attack linked to award
Aer Lingus cancels US services amid working hours row

Woman jailed for transporting gun

18th Belfast judge calls for 'iron fist' for burglars

Ministers clash over 4,000 job losses warning

Brian Cowen wins Fianna Fáil leadership vote

Ireland facing 'struggle' on interest rates
19th Giant wind turbine assembly starts

Northern Ireland's only Michelin-rated restaurant loses star status

Aer Lingus cancels 34 flights

New minimum wage from 1 February

20th Gerry Adams resigns as West Belfast MP

Four more people die from swine flu in NI

Investors fear millions lost to French businessman

Election date set for 11th March
21st Army remove bomb found in Belfast's Malone area

Ministers to safeguard school savings

Brian Cowen insists he has support of FF

Irish Finance Bill published
22nd [Enda] Kenny tells Alliance members he will tackle dissidents

PSNI probe if two suspicious fires in Armagh are linked

Irish PM Brian Cowen steps down as Fianna Fail leader

Gardaí seek to identify Cashel crash victims
23rd Jean McConville's daughter considers election

Petrol bombs thrown at flats in north Belfast
Green Party withdraws from government

Eight rescued off Co. Kerry coast

24th Cathedral taks ex-judge to court on choir job discord

Republicans defy police with Lurgan march

Seanad to sit Saturday to pass Finance Bill

Fianna Fáil leadership candidates confirmed
25th 'Sacred' constitution 'may force [Gerry] Adams to stay as MP'

Controlled explosions carried out on suspicious device

Independent TDs cast doubt on Finance vote

[Former Fianna Fáil member Mattie] McGrath to stand as independent candidate
26th PSNI says hundreds walked past Belfast bomb

[House of Commons speaker] John Bercow says Gerry Adams is not an MP

Gerry Adams denies accepting crown title to resign Westminster seat

[Micháel] Martin elected FF leader - as it happened

Donegal bakery axes 124 jobs

Irish government crisis: key bail-out bill set to pass

27th Bombers 'same mindset' as Omagh

Newtownabbey pensioner talks after beating in bed
Finance Bill passes all stages in Dáil

[Micháel] Martin issues [Fine Gael leader Enda] Kenny with debate ultimatum

28th Ex-MLA Fraser Agnew rejoins Ulster Unionists

Failed Belfast flats buyer to pay developer £430,000


Another fireball in Irish skies

Man wounded in Dublin gun attack
29th Man in serious condition after west Belfast stabbing

Disagreement over last Bloody Sunday march
Irish finance bill passes final hurdle

Cannabis factory discovered in Dublin

30th 'Last' Bloody Sunday march takes place in Derry

Rioters attack police during Lurgan alert

2,000 attend meeting to overturn turf ban

Poll - 80% of public want bail-out renegotiated
31st West Belfast health groups respond to double tragedy

Bloody Sunday Paras must be prosecuted, say families

Brian Cowen will not contest general election

Economy will not grow as quickly as forecast - Central Bank
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February
Day North Republic
1st Judgement reserved in Omagh bomb civil appeal

Justice system 'ready' to change

Russian diplomat expelled over fake passports

Protestors mark minimum wage 'day of shame'

2nd Former MP Iris Robison fined over road crash

BNP registers in Northern Ireland for the first time


Police officers resign after failed drugs tests

Parties launch General Election campaigns

Begging crackdown law comes into force
3rd Man shot dead by off-duty officer in Belfast

Law firm Allen and Overy creating 300 jobs in Belfast

Family caught up in armed robbery in Donegal

Developer McKillen wins case against NAMA
4th 117 dental patients recalled as consultant 'removed'

Man shot dead by off-duty police officer is named

Homeowners' plight tops election agenda

Aer Lingus dispute settled
5th Soldier from Northern Ireland dies in Afghanistan

Lorry driver threatened at gun point in Newtownhamilton

Aer Lingus expects full schedule by Monday

Gilmore urges Kenny to take part in TV3 debate
6th Rock guitar star Gary Moore dies aged 58

Three held after vehicle hijacking in Kilrea

Inquiry into death at Tuam Garda station

John Drennan: Fine Gael on a course to govern by itself
7th RIR man Dalzell 'accidentally killed' in Afghanistan

Victim group's use of grant probed

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael clash on health plans

Greens hit sour Northern Bank note
8th North Belfast booby-trap bomb was attached to bike

Double murder plot was 'joint plan' says Crown lawyer

Six million cigarettes seized in Dublin

Angry clashes over officer case
9th Court told [Colin] Howell dropped cable into wife's bath

County Antrim developer [Mervyn McAlister's] sites in receivership

Irish loan programme 'on target' says IMF

Mulvey arbitration resolves Aer Lingus dispute
10th Shots fired in abduction attempt in Strabane

Northern Bank made a pre-tax loss of £95m last year

Six die as Belfast flight crashes in Cork

Ireland 'shamed' by prison report
11th PSNI officer suspended over drugs allegations

Father brandishes knife at PSNI responding to 999 call
Cork airport to resume full services from Saturday [12th]

[Irish Farmers' Association] organising election meetings

Moodys downgrades more Irish banks to junk rating

12th Mistakenly released prisoner caught

Rapist who taunted teenage victim's mum faces new threat of jail

Three held in Cork murder probe

[Micheal] Martin fury as FG targets FF links with developers

13th Belfast's 'tallest building' site in receivership

Malicious attacks on police cars cost £1.6m to repair

30th anniversary of Stardust tragedy

TV star [Brendan Courtney] back on feet after attack
14th Father loses legal case against PSNI

Hazel Stewart trial: killer dentist Howell breaks down in witness box

Irish political parties in five-way election debate

Two Cork air victims laid to rest
15th Minister for Agriculture rejects [civil service] jobs privatisation calls

Ian Paisley health scare as former DUP leader has pacemaker fitted

NI couple's car hit by train at Galway level crossing

EU shocked at talk of bond default - Lenihan
16th Ryan Leslie guilty of murdering baby son Cameron

Northern Ireland has highest jobless rate rise in the UK

Leaders clash over economy & jobs in debate

[Fine Gael leader Enda] Kenny on the brink of single-party rule

17th PSNI get extra £200m to fight dissident terror threat

Young father crushed to death by slurry tank
Republic of Ireland hailed as 'internet capital of Europe'

Labour and Fine Gael clash on tax plans

18th Gerry McGeough guilty of 1981 Samuel Brush murder bid

Irish FA to ban Northern Ireland fan after chants

[European Commission President José Manuel] Barroso has full confidence in Irish recovery

Lenihan 'defamed in bank row'

Ireland's austerity plan is self-defeatingly harsh

19th Man charged in connection with £60,000 Bangor drugs find

Homeless man jailed for a week for begging in Belfast

Loss of faith in the Irish fairy tale

Fine Gael leads in opinion polls

FG, Labour at war over the union vote

20th Death of man in Londonderry 'was murder'

[Gerry] Adams reiterates denial of role in McConville murder

[Enda] Kenny urges [Micheál] Martin to give up teaching job

Three killed in separate road crashes

Richard Bruton: the Irish election and the EU

21st McGurk's bar bomb report alleges 'investigative bias'

Man dead and another critical after 'horrific' hammer attack

Bank of Ireland charges 'unfair'

Bishops criticise 'bonus culture'
22nd Case against carer [who ill-treated pensioner] dropped at Lisburn court

Senior housing executive sacked over conduct breach

Leaders clash in final election debate

Remains found in hunt for missing woman [Marie Greene]
23rd 'I've been left to rot' says tumour patient

NI court hears [Hazel] Stewart 'confession'

Vote closes on islands off Mayo and Donegal

Leaders hold final press conferences

Fears grow for Irish pair missing in earthquake zone

24th Father convicted after 'shaken' baby left brain-damaged

RUC shooting: date set for Pearse Jordan inquest

[Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David] Drumm ordered to appear in US court

Irish evacuated from Libya

25th [Anglo Irish] Bank seeks £90m from developer [Sam Thompson] for personal debts

Derry gang assault man and woman

Young mum who died of cold 'begged for heating'

Chill.ie to create 100 Dublin jobs
26th Teenager dies after Newcastle stabbing

Loyalist [Mark Harbinson] found guilty of having child porn snaps on phone

Enda Kenny on track to be Taoiseach

Irish election - SF president Gerry Adams wins seat

27th Man charged with the murder of Paul Owens in Newcastle

Mother and son escape injury in Strabane shooting

Ireland's next leader Enda Kenny vows bailout review

Record number of seats for GF, Labour & SF

28th [Briege] Meehan fails in no-publicity court case

QUB receives £4.4m to combat 'cyber attacks'

[Enda] Kenny, [Eamon] Gilmore hold coalition government talks

Republic of Ireland's election results herald biggest shake-up in balance of power since the Civil War

Mortgage arrears total
8.6 bn

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March
Day North Republic
1st Boy injured in Belfast school bus attack

DUP's Peter Robinson: we must halt Sinn Féin's all-Ireland project

Talks on Coalition formation begin

Ryanair passenger hurt by jet exhaust

2nd Families welcome [Hazel] Stewart double murder [guilty] verdict

MTV Music Awards to be held in Belfast

Cricket World Cup: Brilliant Ireland shock England

Fine Gael and Labour briefed on economy
3rd Final budget agreed by Stormont Executive

Northern Ireland Water accused of mishandling £46m in tenders

Bank of Ireland paid 66.4m in bonuses - report

Labour Youth call on party to ditch coalition talks
4th Extra £432m for Northern Ireland public services

NI budget: Wilson statement provokes angry exchanges

Queen to make first state visit to Irish Republic

Reduction in IMF/EU package interest rate
5th Man, 31, charged over Derry Real IRA shooting

Pipe bombs and other items found in Portglenone forest

Fine Gael and Labour have draft proposal for government

1,700 protest [in West Cork] over closure of beds
6th Mother 'raped in front of children' in Bessbrook

Man attacked after abduction from house in Omagh

Fine Gael & Labour to form next government

Voter betrayal: FG/Labour to ditch pledges on economy
7th Man and woman found shot dead in house in Craigavon

Belfast man with vCJD dies after long battle

Beef farmers protest at EU office in Dublin

Three hurt in shootout at Smithfield horse fair
8th Royal couple visit NI in run-up to Royal wedding

David Cameron's 'cold shoulder' to Northern Ireland provokes leaders' fury

Murder investigation launched in Limerick

Consumer sentiment rose again in February
9th NI priest steps aside over 'abuse' allegations

Northern Ireland executive budget passed by Assembly

Enda Kenny reveals new cabinet

Workers turn down €28,000 job because they 'get more on the dole'
10th Peter Robinson visits murderer Mark Kincaid in prison

Ulster mum gets £10k after firm's 'bid to humiliate her'

[Taoiseach Enda] Kenny, [European Commission President Jose Manuel] Barroso discuss bailout interest rate

Junior ministers appointed

11th DUP candidate's Antrim home targetted by pipe bomb

40,000 litres of laundered fuel seized from illegal border plant

[Enda] Kenny and [French President Nicolas] Sarkozy exchange strong words

18-year sentence for 'depraved barbarian'
12th Woman shot dead in Portstewart was Marion Millican

Armed robbers strike two bookmakers and a shop in Belfast

Gardaí appeal over missing children

Row over Irish corporate tax rate
13th Church minister sacked over teen relationship

Name of woman killed in Derry car crash is released

Four missing children 'found safe and well'

Corporate rax rate off table - [Minister for Justice Alan] Shatter
14th Pensioner 'on spending spree hunted by kidnap gang'

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness: any protest against the Queen's visit would be a huge mistake

Banks may need more than 10bn

Handful of Irish living in worst hit region [of earthquake-affected Japan] safe and well

Jailed brothel keeper [Thomas Carroll] ordered to pay
2m

15th Man found guilty of Geoff Kerr murder

Hazel Stewart legal aid bill at least £77,000
Dáil approves Programme for Government

Ministers stripped of garda drivers

16th UK's largest fuel-laundering plant found in Crossmaglen

Safe theft led to explosives find under bed

Cork crash plane 'had no faults'

Ministers meet EU and IMF officials
17th USPCA investigates horse cruelty at County Antrim farm

Schools' Cup final ends in brawl

As it happened - St Patrick's Day celebrations

[Senator Ivor] Callely adds to Martin's woes over Seanad plan
18th Bio-tech firm Randox creates 232 new jobs

Country Antrim town raises £7,000 for Japan

Bodies of two women found on Clare beach

[Former journalist Ian] Bailey to be extradited [to France from Ireland]
19th Police appeal over paramilitary shooting

Civil Rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson visits NI
Co Clare beach deaths were 'tragic accident'

Unprecedented security plan in place for Obama and queen

20th Device found in north Belfast alert was 'viable'

Man and girl are attacked in city
Cork plane crash: service to remember victims

Teenager dies in Dublin stabbing

21st Two victims of alleged 'human trafficking' saved

Northern Ireland Policing Board chief quits role

Proposal to reduce privilege days [for civil servants] rejected

Dublin school alert 'an elaborate hoax'
22nd Holywood woman left 'shaken' after children steal scooter

PSNI 50/50 recruitment policy ends

Seven teens held in Inchicore murder inquiry

New powers to assess bankers
23rd Row over Altnagelvin radiotherapy unit postponement

Stakeknife damanged my life - MI5 agent's ex-wife
Shane Geoghegan jury fails to reach verdict

Ireland's wildlife audit revealed

24th Kennedy advisor [Dr Brian Crowe] sacked over newspaper claims

Ian Paisley bids his farewell to Stormont

Economy shrank again in 2010

Bullied Dublin school teacher awarded
88,000
25th Loreto Grammar wins Ruane court challenge

Confusion over UUP radio row on Stephen Nolan show

140 jobs to be created in Shannon

New laws will target white-collar crime
26th Trade union members protest spending cuts in Belfast

Hundreds at Altnagelvin radiotherapy unit protest march

Green Party met to discuss future plans

NAMA swoops on developer [Paddy Kelly's] hotels
27th Corporation tax cut beneficial says Secretary of State

Four arrested after County Down kidnap attempt


Three injured in Dublin shooting

Hatred, disgust, anger - Europe's feelings for us
28th Derry courthouse bomb could have killed say police

Maghaberry prison note 'planted by officer': Ombudsman

Dissident link to Dublin shooting investigated

Gardai find no evidence of Moriarty phone tap

Ministry of Defence says sorry for killing Majella O'Hare

29th Gerry Adam's poll plea to unionists 'who feel abandoned'

Teenager escapes kidnappers in west Belfast
Limb found at Dollymount was from rapist

Sinn Fein call on government to censor [TD Michael] Lowry [over Moriarty Tribunal findings]

30th Ryan Leslie's tariff set at 17 years for baby son's murder

North Belfast bomb alert: families moved
Former FÁS worker jailed over 600,000 fraud

Trace amounts of radiation found in Ireland

The unbelievable truth about Ireland and its banks


31st Bobby Moffett murder: man arrested in Antrim

Video: robber meets his match at Belfast off-licence
Banks need 24bn of further capital

TD [Brendan Griffin] who cut salary in half gives out plum jobs to family members

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April
Day North Republic
1st Kevin Crilly cleared of Robert Nairac murder

Ex-policeman gets life for Annabella Symington murder
Irish mothers are oldest in EU

Busted [Anglo Irish] bank draws billions without any collateral

2nd Policeman killed in Omagh car bomb attack

Show goes on despite fresh bomb scare

[Professor Patrick] Prendergast elected as Trinity Collect provost

Search for [missing fishermen] to resume in the morning
3rd Murdered NI policeman's mother appeals for information

Son questioned over mother's murder in Connor

Government seeks support for bailout negotiations

Cabinet got no say on guarantee: Willie O'Dea
4th Paterson: Kerr terrorists will not destabilise peace

Police attacked while dealing with Lurgan bomb hoaxes

Exchequer deficit stands at over 7bn

President welcomes Prince Albert [of Monaco] to Ireland
5th Ronan Kerr murder: Graffiti lauding bomb 'disgusting'

Sinn Fein councillor drives van with suspect bomb to safety
Alleged 'rape' remarks by Gardaí investigated

Family held hostage in bid to rob Dublin GPO

6th Ronan Kerr murder inquiry: man arrested in Scotland

Parents of Christopher McKee pay tribute to their son
Fukushima contamination found in Irish milk

Cricket: England try to gag Irish fury over exclusion

7th Ronan Kerr bomb 'could have killed runners, child'

Order unlikely to censure pair over Ronan Kerr funeral

Date set for Queen and duke's visit to Ireland

Rates of suicide and self-harming on the rise
8th Ronan Kerr murder: third man arrested

Dissidents 'planning more attacks'

Plans to cut 9,000 staff from health service

Champion kickboxer charged with baby's death
9th Newry bomb alert: device 'could have caused carnage'

Belfast burglars steal snakes from Smithfield Market

Bodies of two Skerries fishermen recovered

Revealed: secret deals for [TD Michael] Lowry and [former independent deputy Jackie] Healy-Rae
10th Ronan Kerr murder: Omagh rally a message for peace

Stewartstown Road shooting: man treated for leg wound

Celtic player Anthony Stoke's relatives released

Census forms to be filled tonight
11th Jessie J shocked by drinking at Trinity College Ball

Anti-McGuinness call at TUV launch

Government agrees terms of spending review

IMF cuts growth forecast for Ireland to 0.5%
12th Man arrested in Donaldson murder probe

Derry woman says bogus taxi driver raped her
AIB chief admits bank 'got it badly wrong'

AIB to axe 2,000 jobs

13th Man convicted of Eamonn Hughes birthday party murder

Alleged would-be hijacker run over by motorist

Dalai Lama urges Irish self-confidence

Suspicious death of woman in Dublin
14th NI Police Ombudsman chief quits over 'meddling'

Rail tragedy boy Ryan Quinn called on father to help

Bank of Ireland lost 950m in 2010

Brothers [Wayne and John Dundon] held as hearing ends in farce
15th Weapons found in Lurgan dissident republican search

No charges for officer who shot robber dead
Minimum wage level to be restored

Ireland making 'good progress' on recovery

Distressed property auction in Dublin

16th Man, 90, dies after road accident in Portadown

Two are charged in NI drugs investigation

CPSU votes in support of strike action

Banking union in call for jobs strategy
17th Red Bay RNLI lifeboat volunteers rescue two men at sea

Service in NI for Julie Wong  who died in NZ earthquake

ICTU wants bank debt repayment restructured

Search continuing for missing Irishman in Amsterdam
18th Youngsters treated for tuberculosis

Petrol station seized from McGleenan brothers by SOCA
Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny makes first Downing Street visit

Sean Quinn upset at Quinn group restructure

Moody's downgrades Irish banks' ratings to junk

19th Belfast bomb 'clear attempt to murder officers'

Ronan Kerr murder: two men released without charge

Irish woman dies in Queensland diving accident

Former AIB boss [Colm] Doherty received
3m package
20th Blast bomb thrown at police patrol in Craigavon

House search in Kerr murder inquiry
Anglo name removed from offices

State firms fire-sale ruled out

21st Man, 33, charged over Ronan Kerr murder

Geoff Kerr widow pleased by Darren Kernohan sentence

No rush to sell off state assets - [Tánaiste Eamon] Gilmore

Government to help Libya evacuation
22nd Border terror probe 'significant'

Peter Robinson condemns Ronan Kerr murder claim

Man has arm partially severed in assault

Post office raid foiled in latest tiger kidnapping
23rd Man charged in Constable Kerr murder charge

RIR parade: Peter Robinson to meet Owen Paterson

Two men charged over Dublin assault

Complete visiting ban at Nenagh General
24th Northern Ireland police issue Easter terror warning

PSNI in Belfast release loyalist terror suspect

Arrest over deaths of Helena and Ryan O'Dwyer in Cork

Easter Rising ceremony held in Dublin
25th Real IRA makes threat to PSNI officers in statement

Two women arrested over Kilkeel shooting

Irishman missing in Benidorm

Man dies in Waterford horse collision
26th Police investigate Real IRA rally at Derry cemetery

Former Stormont minister Bill Craig dies

Quinn Insurance collapse to cost 600m

Teachers' union makes investment plea
27th David Ford pledge on effort to catch Devidas Paliutus

Ballymagroarty bomb alert an elaborate hoax

Alleged abduction attempt foiled in Kildare

Third of births to unmarried women
28th Quinn Insurance takeover confirmed and 'jobs safe'

Real IRA reject talks offer from Fr Michael Canny

33 seats filled in Seanad election

Yes Minister: HSE board agrees to step down
29th Royal Wedding: thousands in Northern Ireland celebrate

Device found close to van in Maghera was 'viable'


Fine Gael win 18 seats in Seanad

New figures show rise in crime rate
30th Belfast man found with bomb timers charged

Strabane gorse fire 'brought under control' by NIFRS

14-year-old drowns in river Liffey

Man dies after being hit by train in Laois

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May
Day North Republic
1st Gorse fires 'putting lives at risk' on the Mournes

Small plane in flames after crash in County Tyrone


Army deployed in gorse fire operation

Enda vows no public pay cuts 'at all costs'
2nd Records calls as gorse fires rage

Jacob Cheshire wins Belfast marathon in record time
Dutch minister backs Irish corporate tax rate

[Peter] O'Toole cements his reputation as one of Hollywood's greats

3rd Semtex, mortar found in dissident republican searches

Belfast airport charges £1 for a pre-flight smoke

Three viable devices made safe in Kildare

Scale of wildfires 'unprecedented' say fire chiefs
4th Man charged over Dymtro Grysunov murder in Kilkeel

NI Fire Service gorse fire battle stops 1,828 fires

Govt to reduce number of TDs - [Minister for the Environment and Local Government Phil] Hogan

NAMA reports €714m loss as discounts average 58pc

5th Voting 'slow but steady' in Northern Ireland

Hydebank cell deaths: three inquiries to be held

Prison population at all-time high - Shatter

Charges dropped in journalist threat case
6th NI Stormont Assembly results: live coverage

Ex-IRA man [Gerry McGeogh] refused release for son's holy communion

Posters banned for visit of Queen

Fall of 2,000 in public sector workforce
7th NI Stormont Assembly election results: day two as it happened

NI election: Robinson dedicates DUP win to Ronan Kerr

Republic of Ireland to get 'EU loan rate reduction'

Sinn Féin commemorate Bobby Sand's death
8th Ronan Kerr's brother attacks Tom Elliot 'scum' remarks

David McClarty holding back on UUP move

Dublin street sealed off over device

Honohan rejects Morgan Kelly criticism
9th NI council election results by council

Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly hurt in crash

Youth dies after Dublin shooting

EU is the best way forward for Ireland - Taoiseach
10th NI's council elections by county

Grenade lands at feet of children
Pension fund levy to pay for jobs initiative

Michael Noonan's plan to get Ireland working

11th Men on trial over £50,000 video blackmail plot

EasyJet's losses soar after fuel price spike
Retrofit scheme to create 2000 jobs - Government

5000 job losses in voluntary sector

12th Lough Erne golf court and hotel resort in administration

Sinn Fein 'scum' outburst unionist Tom Elliot in apology to 'good' republicans

Celtic manager Neil Lennon attack suspect in court

Irish police detain 'al-Qaeda' sympathiser in Dublin

Some retirement funds escape pension levy
13th Sinn Féin takes education role in new executive

Man feared dead in Northern Ireland seaside shooting
Economic recovery weighted down by property collapse

House prices plummet by 40% since peak of boom

14th Duncan Morrison was man shot dead in Bangor

Tom Elliot says he has received a lot of UUP support

Publican charged over pub closure threat

Government wants more time to repay bailout debt
15th Old Bailey bomber Marian Price charged over rally

Police called to trouble at Children's Hospital Belfast

Eamon Gilmore warns of unpopular decisions

Jed but not buried: US awaits twins
16th Central London warned of bomb threat

New Stormont ministers announced
State visit an extraordinary moment - McAleese

Car seizures soar as drivers fail to pay for tax, insurance or NCT

17th Marian Price placed in Maghaberry all-male prison

Colin Howell pleads guilty to indecent assault

Queen lays wreath on Republic of Ireland state visit

British Irish Chamber is launched
18th Car of Northern Ireland police officer's father targetted in arson attack

Iris Robinson makes first public appearance


Queen offers sympathy to Irish victims of the Troubles

[David] Cameron hails UK-Irish 'relationship of opportunity'
19th Abuse case 'one of NI's biggest'

Robinson and McGuinness call for 'collective approach'

Former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald dies aged 85

Twelve activists arrested on way to Queen concert

20th RUC man gets 18 years for murder

Surge in Northern Ireland house repossessions
Irish bailout on track - IMF

Queen's visit has transformed Ireland's image - Tanaiste

21st Men stuck in cave for six hours on north coast

Derry city centre bomb thrown into bank by attackers

Traffic restrictions ahead of Obama visit

Man quizzed over Maynooth device
22nd 21-year-old Aaron Hogg found dead in Maghaberry cell

2000 attend RIR protest in Belfast

Gardaí injured in Cork Airport rampage

Former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald laid to rest
23rd Rosemary Nelson inquiry: 'no collusion' in murder

Derry £56m cancer unit given go-ahead by Poots

Barack Obama draws huge crowd in Dublin

Ireland 'an extraordinary people' - President Obama
24th Derry bomb CCTV footage released

NI flights grounded as ash cloud approaches
Speech was a 'tribute' to Obama - [Enda] Kenny

Irish climber dies on Mount Everest

25th Peter Robinson criticises Mary Travers' killers Stormont job

Northern Ireland hammered 5 - 0 by Robbie Keane's red-hot Republic

Man killed in west Dublin gun attack

Irish airspace gets all clear on volcanic ash
26th Sinn Féin 'get loyalist threats' over Mary McArdle

Belfast gets youngest lord mayor

Cocaine, heroin worth 2m seized in Navan

Ireland's first whistleblower helpline goes live
27th Police 'frustrated' by bomb alerts across NI

Sex scandal First Minister's wife Iris Robinson cleared in toyboy business deal probe

Garda has entire sentence suspended

[Eamon] Ryan new leader of the Green Party
28th Ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur damaged in fire

Northern Ireland corporation tax decision 'in the hands of the people'

Political gender quota legislation planned

80,000 gather for Slane concert
29th Man in critical condition after stabbing in Belfast

[Enterprise minister] Arlene Foster hopeful NI corporation tax will be cut

Government committed to Joint Labour Committee reform - Gilmore

Kidnapped child was murdered in satanic rite [in 1973]
30th Northern Ireland economy to fall behind rest of UK

Action Prison says NI jails 'beyond the point of crisis'
Michael Noonan rules out further Irish bailout

Ireland has a new Facebook friend: Zuckerberg turns tourist

31st Bombs thrown at police officers in Craigavon

Wikileaks Northern Ireland secrets revealed

Government to introduce household charge

Wikileaks: how the US got access to Ireland's secrets
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June
Day North Republic
1st £100,000 panel to decide on Northern Ireland MLA's pay

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy lawyers face court choice


Live register at highest level in 2011

Tanaiste urges diplomats to talk up economy
2nd Eamon Hughes killer jailed for eighteen years

Republican mayor's historic steps into loyalist heartland

[Derrick] Daly guilty of Catherine Smart manslaughter

Taoiseach wants to wave goodbye to IMF's AJ Chopra
3rd Travers killer appointment row prompts advisors review

Police say children had a lucky escape in Derry blast
Man appears in court over Mayo shooting

Weak Irish economy hitting services industry

4th Elliott to remove UUP candidate selection process

Men charged after first Copeland burglary


Talks to avert Aer Lingus strike break down

Provo 'businessmen' fronted property drive
5th NI Aer Lingus pilots to stage work-to-rule

SDLP and UUP back Assembly special advisor review

Donegal man killed in western Australia

Man charged over Co Monaghan assault
6th Traver's brother backs Mary McArdle resignation call

Pipe bomb found at Homebase store


Irish motorcyclist killed in Isle of Man TT

Man shot in Donabate, County Dublin
7th RUC officers murders inquiry team met IRA leaders

Rioter apologises to injured policewoman

Arrest in Co Clare after body found in barrel

Post mistress and son shot
8th Eglinton farm workers 'escape tornado'

Southern Cross proposes 8,000 job cuts

Thousands sit Leaving and Junior Cert exams

1,000 tip-offs a month over welfare fraud
9th Counting begins in West Belfast vote to choose new MP

Corporation tax tops agenda as [David] Cameron arrives in Northern Ireland

Jobs initiative legislation goes through Dáil

Horror nursing home director defends patient treatment
10th Disabled Antrim pensioners terrorised in their home

40 lawyers break ranks to take on abandoned cases

Brian Lenihan dies aged 52

Popular blogger [Roisin Burke] dies during dream holiday to Bali

11th Queen's birthday honours for Northern Irish people

Men with taser guns rob shop in south Belfast
Thousands pay respects to Brian Lenihan

Tánaiste receives Maasai honour

Protest over Dublin Bus cuts

12th Lady Hermon 'unconvinced' over lowering corporation tax

New statue in memory of UDR is unveiled in Lisburn

Five arrested in organised crime investigation

Bank of Ireland lent top brass €50m as businesses refused cash

13th Demotion of Paul Priestly at DRD is 'insufficient'

Police hung gang over armed raids in Belfast
Finance Minister [Michael Noonan] meeting investors in New York

Celtic Tigers trying to scam Nama - Taoiseach

14th Protesters at 'gay cure' event

Ulster Bank buys Outlet retail centre

Govt to establish Magdalene committee

Brian Lenihan, the man who never quit, laid to rest
15th Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley to get engaged

GAA player's family 'to fight on for justice' after trial verdict blow
Irish author Colum McCann wins lucrative literary award

Eggs thrown at Bank of Ireland chairman, CEO

16th IRA 'responsible for Kingsmills'

Fears over loyalist ceasefire

Man held over Santry gun attack

No income tax hike in budget - Taoiseach Enda Kenny
17th Brick bandits strip NIHE site in south Belfast

Big Screen switch-on at Belfast City Hall

'Jobless Paddy' no longer jobless

Euro council chief calls for deal on bailout interest rate cut
18th Belfast parade Tour of the North ends with violence

Duke honours NI Afghanistan soldiers

Investigation after two bombs found in Bray

Commuters protest at Dublin Bus
19th Gang attacks homes in west Belfast

Archbishop Alan Harper apologises over Consultative Group on the Past comments

[Michael D] Higgins wins Labour presidential denomination

Minister: the middle classes are at their limit
20th US Open winner Rory McIlroy due back in NI on Wednesday

Cystic fibrosis breakthrough at Queen's
Economy dominates British Irish Council meet

Irish borrowing on open market 'easier' under EU plan

21st UVF 'orchestrated' Belfast riot

Belfast violence flares again as police attacked

Irish roads sixth safest in Europe

Obama and the Queen cost the taxpayer
20m
22nd Calls for urgent talks in Belfast communities

Police say dissidents behind photographer shooting
Former garda denies being IRA 'mole'

[Brendan] Howlin puts squeeze on top civil servant pay

23rd First Minister Peter Robinson meets UVF leaders

Fire breaks out at Royal Victoria hospital

NAMA boss says willing to talk on salaries

State may be forced to stump up more cash for AIB
24th Loughinisland families 'shocked' at ombudsman findings

East Belfast riots: Police say 16-year-old was shot

Bonfire night in Cork prompts 120 callouts

Boy (14) arrested after alleged rape at Dublin disco
25th Derry's new 'peace bridge' officially opens on Saturday

Whiterock Parade in west Belfast passes off peacefully

FSAI issues bean sprout E Coli warning

Thousands at Dublin Gay Pride Parade
26th EU peace money 'possible' says EU commissioner

Three arrests after road accident

Two men questioned over explosives

Managers accused of 'stymieing' by [Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan] Howlin

27th Hackballscross, County Louth raid 'prevented NI bomb'

Carrickmore GAA club investigate Simon Brady 'knockout'

DAA, Bord Gáis paid €4m in bonuses last year

40 new schools to cope with growing population
28th Disappeared search: body [believed to have been of 17-year-old Columba McVeigh] exhumed in County Monaghan

Six years for illegal immigrants who set up drugs deal


Man charged over Cavan hospital murder

Ireland's birth rate highest in EU
29th Downpatrick burglaries accused has to surrender Xbox

'Return UVF members to jail' - Terry Spence

Live register figure rises by 2,900

Future of Irish-speaking battalion 'in danger'
30th BBC broadcaster David Dunsaith [associated with BBC Radio Ulster's Talkback programme] dies

Al Hutchinson's 'weak leadership'[as police ombudsman] criticised in report

Census reveals Irish population now over 4.58m

Pet store worker in record multi-million deal with HSE
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July
Day North Republic
1st Man accused of stabbing Harry Stockman refused bail

Nelson McCausland in Red Sky intervention

Reduced VAT for tourism, hospitality sectors

Boy (7) dies in road traffic accident with jeep
2nd Man's body recovered from sea off County Antrim coast

Former Alliance leader Sir Oliver Napier dies

Large crowds attend Tall Ships Festival

Search for post office worker as €1.5m missing
3rd DUP MLA Ian McCrea's car burnt outside house

Man charged following seizure of £130k of cannabis
Michael Healy-Rae removed from State agency

Eamon Gilmore warns of further cuts

4th Millions spent at 88 brothels in Northern Ireland

Ardoyne rioter Rodger Jarro Costa jailed for four years

Minister apologises for transplant confusion

Bail for woman who threw boiling oil at garda
5th Man is arrested over Falls Road murder of Paul Crawford

'Invest NI' lost £7m as investors made profit

High Court awards €400k over sex abuse

EU and IMF could make €9bn profit from Irish bailout
6th Woman sues Stakeknife accused Fred Scappaticci

Housing Executive to stick by Red Sky contract decision

Feighan to support Govt in hospital vote

Boy falls through school roof, fractures skull
7th Real IRA chief Michael McKevitt loses Omagh bomb appeal

Journalist Greg Harkin gets warning over hacked emails

New childrens' hospital won't open until 2016

Polar bear ancestors came from Ireland
8th MPs call for NI air passenger duty to be abolished

East Belfast riots - two youths charged
Irish banks' ECB borrowing inches up in June

Over 20 staff to lose jobs as plug is pulled in New of the World Dublin office

Two are held in Dublin over dissident republican probe

9th Paint attack on church condemned

Protest in Ballyclare after police remove flags
Five suffer slash wounds in dispute at Oxegen festival

Gay Mitchell is FG's presidential candidate

10th Hijacked vehicles used on police in County Armagh riots

Annual Drumcree parade takes place

What the Germans really think of Ireland

Garda appeal to trace missing woman [Siobhan McArdle]

11th Ballyclare rioting: PSNI apology over way flags removed

Six flee Derry after dissident threat

Irish synthetic drug use 'highest in Europe'

Ceremonies honour those killed with UN

12th Petrol bombs thrown at police in Ardoyne

Northern Ireland - terrorism 'increasing threat' to Britain

Moody's cuts Irish debt rating to junk status

SF Mayor, Michael Brown, who shook Queen's hand, dies
13th Apology as Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash pilots cleared

Northern Ireland riots: Police make 26 arrests

New species of butterfly in Northern Ireland

Cloyne report: Church failed to report all abuse cases

Commission baffled by downgrade decision
14th Woman raped and man critical after Lurgan flat assaults

Heroic brothers save family of six in sea rescue

Papal nuncio should be expelled - Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Charlie [Flanagan]

Signs of growth and stability in Irish economy - [IMF delegation head Ajai] Chopra

15th University tuition fees 'will not increase' - ministers

Orange Order snubs Martin McGuinness over Twelfth talks bid

Child protection guidelines welcomed

NAMA McKillen decision could cost taxpayer €7m
16th Portadown violence - three arrested in overnight riots

Lurgan rape: accused 'intent on revenge' court told

Move to protect Irish phones from hacking

Austerity protest takes place in Dublin
17th The Open 2011: Darren Clarke captures maiden major win

Coalisland hit and run was 'attempted murder': police

Shannon airport shuts as plane gets into difficulty

Over 1000 protest over Roscommon closure
18th Murder probe launched after hit-and-run victim dies

Orange Order 'raising tensions' with protests

Receivers appointed to Superquinn

€1.15bn increase in Irish trade surplus
19th C. diff outbreak in SE Trust area

Garda Owen Corrigan 'distressed' by IRA mole claims

Gardaí expressed concern at Ferry's employment

Cork Gardai in raid part of dissident republican investigation
20th McIllroy and McDowell welcome Clarke home

Northern Ireland doctor who didn't know how to take a pulse fails to turn up to inquiry

Enda Kenny attacks Vatican over abuse

Council reports rise in doctor complaints

21st Politicians hit out after Ardoyne mortar bomb find

Man stabbed in face in 'sectarian' attack

Man gets eight years for garda's manslaughter

Ireland gets more time to pay EU loans and rate cut
22nd Coleraine accident - man dies in lorry trap accident

Northern Ireland hotel chain family are banned

UK cuts interest rate on Republic of Ireland loan

Michael Noonan rules out second Irish bailout
23rd Lisnaskea fire - 18-year-old man arrested

Shocked workers capture spooky image in Belfast's sewers

Intensive discussion over BOI investment

Two killed in separate road crashes
24th Missing Derry teenager's body recovered in Donegal

Man arrested over east Belfast attempted murder

Galway body identified as missing Latvian man

Gerry Ryan's devastated Melanie [Verwoerd] now gets the sack
25th Former Sean Quinn businesses targetted in attacks

'Policy of delay' on Finucane probe


Papal Nuncio recalled to Rome for Cloyne talks

US billionaire Wilbur Ross buys into BoI in new deal
26th Ronan Kerr murder - five arrested in search operation

Anger over DUP's gay pride 'snub'

€100 household levy in place for two years

Sebastian Barry gets another shot at Man Booker Prize
27th Shots are fired in Willowbank Park, west Belfast

Margaret Ritchie: SDLP leader will fight 'any challenge'

SOLAS to replace FÁS as training agency

Bertie bags $40,000 - for tips on Celtic Tiger 'success'
28th Matt Baggott defends police actions during Kerr arrests

Afghanistan-bound soldier accused of Belfast rape

Gardaí face challengs over rape remarks

Vatican nuncio to Ireland moving to Czech Republic
29th Mark McGovern's family in GAA call after coma incident

Man injured in work accident at JTI in Ballymena dies

Gardaí acquitted of charges of assault

Central Bank cuts forecast for Irish economy
30th Thousands turn up for Belfast's Gay Pride parade

Yob jailed over Ronan Kerr comments

Girl (4) dies in Offaly farm accident

Govt aims not to raise income tax in budget
31st Craigavon: children in house while mother raped

Annacloy security alert: pipe bomb found

[David] Norris says presidential prospects are 'slim'

Private sector pay now 44% behind
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August
Day North Republic
1st Yachtsman [heading for Northern Ireland] missing off Isle of Man found alive and well

Margaret Ritchie to face challenge from Patsy McGlone

Finian McGrath withdraws support for [David] Norris

Culture at HSE described as 'appalling'
2nd Bride and groom arrested in sham marriage raid

Mortgage hell: 1,872 Northern Ireland homeowners receive property seizure orders

David Norris withdraws from Presidential race

Aidan Mullan drowns after falling into River Liffey
3rd Man arrested in Belfast faces gun and explosives charges

Belfast to Turkey operator Holidays 4 U goes bust


FÁS staff try to retain 44 extra leave days

37-year-old man shot dead in Co Cork - police investigation

4th Republican website wanting PSNI pictures shut down

[DUP MP Jeffrey] Donaldson wants death penalty restored for terrorists

Dublin firm Home Payments ceases trading

Irishman killed in Caribbean attack
5th Two Londonderry men accused of having rifle

Marian Price bids to have Massereene charge dropped

Two gardaí found guilty in Waterford trial

Ryanair deny that heart attack passenger charged for sandwich

6th Omagh man remanded in custody over attempted murder

Suspected firearm found during Stranmillis alert

Gay Byrne 'would consider' Presidency run

Big boost for Ireland amidst market chaos
7th Man rescued after falling from boat on River Bann

Ballymena PSNI officers attacked with bricks

Abbey College language school shuts down

Tributes paid to [homeless man in Dublin]
8th Sammy Wilson holds emergency meeting to discuss debt

Sharp rise in Northern Ireland farm thefts
Waterford garda found guilty of assault

Parents have to wait till 2013 for extra leave

9th Arson attack on Quinn Group manager's car

PSNI offer Land Rover help over London riots

Two injured in small plane crash in Tipperary

Irish sheep sells for €108,000
10th Children hurt in Rathcoole canister explosion

Lagmore shooting: 14-year-old boy remanded in custody

Gay Byrne says Fianna Fáil would support bid

Bank of Ireland signals higher mortgage rates
11th Exhumed body not Disappeared victim Columba McVeigh

Veteran Belfast journalist James Kelly dies aged 100
Ireland issues travel advice on Britain

Gay Byrne leads Red C presidential poll

12th Woman stabbed after Belfast health meeting

Robbery suspects arrested by PSNI in east Belfast
Gardaí renew missing Dublin teen appeal

US troops would have stopped flights if asked

13th Referee dies during Derry hurling match

Three women are rescued from mountains in NI
Parents warned after Meath abduction attempts

Man killed in Mayo road crash

14th Around 30 passengers hurt after bus overturns in Belfast

Petrol bombs thrown at police after Apprentice Boys' parade

Thousands march for marriage equality

Gay Byrne Aras 'No' fuels crisis for Fianna Fail leader Martin

15th Marc Williamson murder: Parents' appeal over knife crime

Belfast City Cemetery war memorial vandalised

MBNA-owner to exit Irish credit card market

Little Eva (3) 'lucky to be alive' after balcony fall
16th One dead, others injured in Kilkeel crash

Belfast man in Fastnet race rescue drama

Ó Muircheartaigh interested in Presidency

More Irish using debit cards over cash
17th US GAA player gets 96-week ban after McGovern incident

Architect attacked waitress over cup of tea

Dublin archdiocese close to 'financial collapse'

Irish man shot dead in South Africa
18th Owner of stabbed horse threatened with knife

Mark Durkan steers clear of SDLP leadership row

Man charged over Kildare heroin seizure

Economy trading way to recovery - IBEC
19th Teen arrested over murders of two NI women in Izmir

Two found in Monaghan after kidnap and robbery

Depardieu has 'oui' problem on Dublin-bound flight

Young boxer wins high court challenge
20th Marian Graham family arrive in Turkey after murder

Pensioners 'badly shaken' after burglary in Belfast
Man's body retrieved from Royal Canal

Whale beached off Dungarven dies

21st Man, 45, killed in Ballynahinch crash

Prayers for Kathy Dinsmore and Marian Graham in Turkey
John Drennan: elite dolebusters squad to tackle welfare cheats

[Michael] O'Leary: I'll quit Ireland if they raise income tax

22nd Bomb in Newry Santander branch could have killed or injured

Teenager with Aspergers beaten up in north Belfast

John Magee 'ashamed' by abuse in Cloyne

Ireland's sex trade 'thriving' despite economic downturn

23rd Newry by-pass van bomb: two arrests in Belfast

Mother's plea over Belfast A&E cuts
Increase in number of visits to Ireland

Flight terror: Aer Arann plane in 1km drama over Shannon

24th Four arrests and six rescued in Belfast human trafficking probe

Dissidents suspected as informat injured in Navan bomb
Three arrested in organised crime investigation

'They were great lads, really good fun.. a terrible tragedy'

25th Castlereagh council gets Kirk McCambley contract report

Teen denies £25k banking fraud

[Eamon] Gilmore dismisses large scale debt forgiveness

Hospital documents found in Galway bog

26th Five hurt in car-crash at takeaway premises in Belfast

Human trafficking probe - two men appear in court


Anglo posts €101m half year pre-tax loss

Ó Muircheartaigh rules out Presidential bid
27th Tampered Nurofen tablets found in Northern Ireland

Thousands in Royal Black parades

Adrian McFarland killed in Czech crash

Gardaí investigate Tallaght killing

ESB's €75,500 staff 'spoilt' - admits union chief
28th Belfast comedian Frank Carson has cancer operation

Northern Ireland snooker referee Len Ganley dies

Taoiseach takes part in Waterford cycle

Woman's body is discovered in Castleknock
29th IRA 'aided' anti-apartheid bombing - Kader Asmal memoirs

Portadown rider Wayne Hamilton dies at Manx Grand Prix

Prisoner escapes while attending hospital

Banks lending to business? Nonsense says ISME boss

30th Lagmore gun attack accused gets bail to go to school

PSNI 'vindictive' over Brian Campbell visa issue - SF

HSE investigation into Cork boarding school

Over 55,000 mortgages in arrears
31st Arlene Arkinson search: Police pledge to end family's 'torment'

[Celtic Manager Neil] Lennon attack not proven

Fianna Fáil will not run Áras candidate

Search for meteorite in west of Ireland
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September
Day North Republic
1st Matt Baggott to face legal challenge by McGurk families

Northern Ireland car insurance rip-off: Fightback begins

'Significant' fuel laundering plant is found

New farming methods blamed for lowest bird levels on record

2nd Loyalist Mark Haddock back in custody after trial

Three men arrested in north Belfast raids

Round-the-world gyrocopter flight falters in the face of Russian bureaucracy

Former garda a 'no-show' at Smithwick tribunal

[Governor of the Central Bank Patrick] Honohan flags debt settlement agency

3rd Four charged after stabbing in north Belfast

Two men charged with drugs offences following Belfast raids
Vatican rejects cover-up claims over Cloyne report

IMF releases 1.5bn Euros to Ireland

4th Man is charged with rape of child in Belfast

Belfast supergrass trial: security forces prepare for violence

Richard Bruton defends criticism of Vatican

Man dies following Ballymun gun attack
5th Police ombudsman is to quit job earlier than planned

Bangor woman raided cemetry to decorate her garden
Record overcrowding in hospital system - INMO

Irish universities fall in world rankings

6th UVF supergrass case: 'Gunman told to miss English family'

Alleged County Tyrone Real IRA leader granted bail

Enda Kenny comments on Vatican response

Four Irish women attacked on holiday in the Algarve
7th Former UVF man Robert Stewart admits being an alcoholic

North and west Belfast suspects riots photos released
CoI primate Alan Harper civil partnership warning

575 jobs lost at Talk Talk in Waterford

8th Northern Ireland university tuition fees frozen

Robert Stewart admits changing account of UDA man's murder

Government stands over Vatican criticism

IMF and EU want €
2bn in state assets sold
9th Presbyterian minister calls McGuinness 'great leader'

Constable Stephen Carroll murder: three in court
NAMA to take action if assets moved to spouses

EU report welcomes Irish 'progress'

10th Armed intruders enter Derry flat looking for man

Four fishermen rescued off Donegal coast
Body of Polish driver is located in Galway

Storm force winds expected over Ireland


11th Former Maze prison and Long Kesh holds public tour

9/11 service held in Belfast to remember attacks
Sinn Féin may support presidential candidate

Storm force winds may see ferry services cancelled



12th Man questioned over Denis Donaldson murder

GB students charged more to cover NI fees shortfall
Government 'annoyed' by austerity comments - [Tanáiste] Gilmore

Woman ordered to prison in power line dispute

13th Fears grow for missing Ballycastle woman Karen Coyles

World War II bomb is washed up on beach in Ballyrena

Father D'Arcy's delight at Bishop Daly's call on celibacy

Irish prices still 18% above EU average
14th University of Ulster's Magee extension scaled back

Doctor targeted by bomb 'lived to serve community'

EC proposes better terms for Irish loan

Fears for 250 jobs at Dublin IT company [Pocket Kings]

15th Unionists face Orange Order complaint over Ronan Kerr funeral

Owner Don Reddin fined over 'dangerous' school bus

Clongriffin murder victim 'shot several times'

[Smithwick tribunal]: gardaí were aware of sergeant's IRA links
16th Belfast park opens doors to peace

Four declare for SDLP leadership race


Officers injured as bomb is thrown in Newtownabbey


Revenue recovers 113m after investigations

President offers support to [parents of liver transplant recipient Meadhbh McGivern] 
17th Continuity IRA claim Armagh rocket attack on police

Laser shone into PSNI helicopter

[Martin] McGuinness gets independent support for Áras bid

Government accused over bond holder promise
18th Man is dragged from car in Newry hijacking

Three children were in house during Meigh robbery

Man questioned over Roscommon stabbing

McGuinness declared Sinn Fein's presidential candidate
19th Victims' feelings 'whipped up' claims Martin McGuinness

Reavey brothers' mother robbed in south Armagh

Dana [Rosemary Scallon] seeking nomination for Áras election

Donegal search for American tourist underway
20th Killer Robert Howard can challenge Arlene Atkinson inquest

Police attacked with fireworks in Markets

Fianna Fáil will not back Áras candidate

120 jobs announced for Dublin and Offaly
21st Charlie Armstrong and Gerry Evans had 'violent' deaths

UVF supergrass witness Robert Stewart still unwell

Medical Certs costing almost €500,000 a week

Missing US tourist found in Donegal
22nd Mother of Jennifer Cardy recalls her last movements

Bloody Sunday money 'a little but too late' says Ivan Cooper

Irish economy grew by 1.6% in second quarter

Fury of Sinn Féin minister [Caral Ni Chuilin]
: Michael McDowell's a gobshite
23rd Age of criminal responsibility could be increased

Karen Coyle's family wait to hear if body found off Scotland is loved one

Martin McGuinness 'not appropriate' for presidency - [Irish Justice Minister Alan] Shatter

Irish bank deposits decline by €5.3bn
24th Martin McGuinness' sculpture fetches £5k at auction

Dissident suspects 'had mortar firing tubes'

Norris & Higgins lead in Áras race poll

Emblem for Garda-PSNI rugby team agreed
25th Gusty Spence, former UVF leader, dies in hospital

Staff bound with tape during robbery at Carryduff

Protest over EU motorbike regulations

Shane Ross signs for Norris, 67% 'no' to Aras Provo
26th Bomb found during Derry security alert

Four loyalists to be granted US visas

Gilmore: Ireland will back Palestine's UN bid

Society prefers to ignore child abuse - poll
27th Bangor farmer tells superstar Rihanna to 'cover up'

Bill Barbour killed wife Anne 'to preserve her dignity'

Norris, Dana confirmed as Áras candidates

Gardai launch murder hunt to find Galway teacher's killer
28th Maire Rankin trial: sex assault 'staged' to cover tracks

McGuinness 'ashamed' of IRA bombings


Presidential candidates in first debate

David Norris: my lawyers won't let me release letters
29th Executive to establish inquiry into abuse

Gay rights group 'snubbed' by [Health Minister Edwin] Poot over blood donors

NAMA sells London hotel loans for €800 million

September sizzler breaks records... but all good things must end
30th Police and Catholic schools in bid to break down barriers

Derry priest at McGuinness rally does not 'endorse' him

Taoiseach against any EU treaty changes

Pre-Viking burial site unearthed by EirGrid dig for underground power lines

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October
Day North Republic
1st Belfast bomb capable of causing death, say police

Men armed with meat cleaver and poker attack victim in home

McGuinness tells debate royal meeting would boost peace

Rain causes floods and O2 mobile disruption

2nd Group to examine corporation tax cost for Northern Ireland

DEL lurching from crisis to crisis, says top academic


McGuinness rails against FG 'black propaganda'

Ireland in [rugby] World Cup quarter finals

3rd Some IRA killings could be said to be murder: McGuinness

Liam Adams to be extradited on sexual assault charges

Northern Ireland MPs will no longer be allowed to hold a seat in Stormont

[Gay] Mitchell remarks on suicide 'unfortunate'

Gardai treating Roscommon fire in which girl (5) died as suspicious

4th Karen Walsh beat Marie Rankin to death with a crucifix in Newry

PSNI take Shankill kidnap attempt 'seriously'

Bertie Ahern claims 357K secretarial expenses

Good news for Government as tax returns on the up
5th Public sector workers to pay extra 3.2% into pensions

Smithwick tribunal: British agent was 'intelligence nuisance'

IMF: Irish performance 'surprisingly positive'

Gardai chasing armed gang after botched tiger kidnapping in Dublin

6th Bradbury Place bomb could have been there for days: police

Three Northern Ireland schools to be closed

Teresa Treacy freed as court discharges order

Irish universities fall in world rankings

7th Jennifer Cardy accused Robert Black is multiple killer

Amnesty International responds to abuse victim claims

Dana denies US passport deception

Economic forum: Taoiseach says Ireland will be first country to wave goodbye to the IMF


8th Armed men hijack taxi at gunpoint in Strabane

Irish guards homecoming march in Newtownards
Seán Gallagher clarifies FF involvement

Ireland's World Cup dreams shattered by superior Welsh

9th Time not right for royal meeting: Sinn Fein

Former moderator says executive programme 'not enough'

Polish angler dies after Bundoran sea incident

Six injured in Tallaght house incident
10th Soldier's son confronts McGuinness on campaign trail

Dominic Bradley sanctioned by speaker after Irish row

Mick Wallace ordered to repay €19m to ACC Bank

'Occupy Dame Street' protest continues
11th Homophobic bullying 'prevalent' in Northern Ireland schools

Jim Travers to table bill over Mary Travers killer

Anglo: Quinn sold $200m assets to relatives

Irish bond yields spike dramatically
12th Bomb explodes at Londonderry City of Culture office

Firework explodes in football coach's face


Dana facing further 'malicious' allegations

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness
13th Derry City of Culture office bomb 'crazy'

Derry solicitor Hilary Carmichael is suspended by the Law Society
RTE presidential debate was show trial says Martin McGuinness

[President of European Commission Barraso] praises Irish performance


14th Finucane family 'lured to Downing Street under false pretences'

Portadown FC says it warned police of Glentoran match threat
Priory Hall departments to be evacuated

Dana in desperate bid to save her presidential campaign

15th Engine loss leaves Stranrear-Belfast ferry drifting

PSNI concern over El Divino nightclub at 'volatile' interface
Sean Gallagher joins frontrunners in Irish presidential race

Protesters march through capital

16th Arson suspected in north Belfast fire

£30 added to electric bill by broken power line
Mary McAleese concludes final overseas tour

Clontarf residents protest flood wall plan

17th Derry death 'may have been tragic accident'

Snow Patrol tickets for MTV gig in Belfast go in an hour
Dublin flights diverted due to strong winds

Mary Davis accepts 'collective responsibility' [for decisions made while she was on the ICS board]


18th [Former executive of the Police Ombudsmen] Sam Pollock 'unhappy with approach' taken by police ombudsmen

Liam Adams loses legal bid to appeal extradition

Developer behind apartments was IRA hunger striker

Figures show number of child deaths in care
19th [Deputy First Minister John] O'Dowd urges police ombudsman to resign

59% of rolling tobacco 'illegal'


Inquiry into tyre damage on Dana's campaign car

950 jobs to go at Aviva operation in Ireland
20th Body discovered in Camlough Lake

Police warn Derry vigilantes will kill

McGuinness says [Jerry] McCabe family claims are untrue

Bailout succeeding but 'challenges' remain

21st Real IRA weapons smuggler jailed

Orangemen cleared by Order for attending Ronan Kerr funeral

Norris responds to broadcast of 2002 tape

Dale Farm [in UK] evictions go ahead as Irish travellers bemoan loneliness of empty site

Man is kidnapped on Dublin street

22nd Gangs target elderly women in separate attacks in Newry and Crumlin

Judge Bernadette Kelly hits out at care home staff

Irish presidential election: Gallagher stretches poll lead

2,000 in anti-austerity march in Dublin

23rd Epileptic man Derek Wortley slashed on face in Annalong

Man badly injured after Belfast Street taxi row

Woman dies after Grand Canal fall

'Improper' transactions at investment firm
24th Ulster bank raid murder of Bill Elliot is re-opened

Justice Minister calls Prison Service report a 'watershed'


Severe flooding brings Dublin City to a standstill

Votes cast on islands ahead of final debate
25th Rate debt written off in Northern Ireland rises by 50%

Cash crisis hits NI families with ill children
Two bodies found in aftermath of Irish floods

Hugh Morgan says he handed cheque to Gallagher

26th Finance Minister Sammy Wilson: Tesco will not 'bully' us

Concern at Lissue and Forster Green abuse report 'secrecy'


Two developers paid €200,000 a year by NAMA

Priory Hall developer denies involvement
27th Child killer Robert Black found guilty of murdering Jennifer Cardy

Former DUP candidate John Smyth refused bail on explosives charges

Polling closes in Presidential election

Body recovered from River Shannon
28th Karen Walsh sentenced for Newry pensioner 'crucifix murder'

Martin O'Hagan murder accused has charge withdrawn
Garda Ciaran Jones buried in County Wicklow

Election Count (Friday)

29th McGuinness under 'shadow of past' says Alex Attwood

Queen's University to charge GB students £9,000
Live: Michael D. Higgins elected President

Fire near Priory Hall complex investigated

30th Londonderry stab victim named as Christopher McGaughey

Poundland u-turn over poppy after complaint from Lisburn employee

Toddler dies and his mother and brother rescued in Cork house fire

5,000 greet President elect in Galway City

31st Former patient John Rooney 'haunted' by Lissue House abuse

GAA referee attacked after semi-final clash

[Minister Brendan] Howlin apology over referendum comments

Record numbers run in Dublin city marathon

Irish vote to reject inquiries amendment

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November
Day North Republic
1st Man beaten to death after being dragged from his car in Dungannon

Crossgar couple 'traumatised' during kidnapping

Ireland's debt €3.6bn lower than thought

Two men being questioned after three gardai injured when patrol car rammed
2nd Liam Adams extradited to Northern Ireland

Derry stabbing victim dies from injuries

Second child dies in Cork fire tragedy

Michael Noonan defends 'lesser of two evils'
3rd Northern Ireland Water and department hold key talks

Liam Adams appears in court to face abuse charges
Cardinal Brady 'regrets' Vatican embassy closure

Minister approves plans to abolish Junior Cert

4th London mayor Boris Johnson drives Wrightbus vehicle in Ballymena

Manslaughter trial over pensioner death

Republic must save 12.4bn Euros over next four years

Govt unveils €3.8bn Budget adjustments
5th Alastair McDonnell elected new SDLP leader

Two held over Ormeau Road, Belfast arson attack

Body found in search for kidnapped man [Ciaran Noonan]

Gaza activists [including 14 Irish citizens] await deportation from Israel

6th Stars in Belfast for MTV awards

Woman suffers head injuries in University Road attack

Euro crisis impacting Ireland's growth

Irish hopeful in world yacht race damaged
7th Soldiers' murder trial sees CCTV footage of attack

MLAs clash in Assembly during Finucane inquiry debate

Trial delayed after jury told accused in dead

Former gardaí jailed over brutal Waterford assault

8th 48 car tyres slashed in north Belfast

St Mary's Rasharkin GAA members expelled over ref attack
Govt to spend €2.2m on payslips this year

Killer who executed Dublin mother he stalked had a history of mental health issues

9th Irish government pulls £400m A5 upgrade funding

Family of air crash victim Eithne Walls give up hope on body return

AIB, BoI refusal to cut rates 'pathetic'

[Developers Ray and Danny] Grehan ordered to repay debts to NAMA
10th Former police officer 'one of Leslie White murder accused'

Conservatives want UUP to disband and form new Tory-led party


AIB to cut standard variable rate

22-year-old charged over fatal Donegal crash
11th Fermanagh businessman Sean Quinn declared bankrupt

Man is beaten in his Carrickfergus home

Michael D. Higgins inaugurated as President

NAMA hoping for further art windfalls
12th Security alert in Derry city centre declared a hoax

Pupil sit AQE exams for grammar schools

Banks pressed over interest rate cuts

'Occupy Dame Street' stages protest march
13th Violent scenes at Tyrone GAA game

Up to eight graves damaged by stolen car in Antrim cemetery

New Irish President Higgins visits Londonderry

President Higgins attends remembrance event

Five held after guns, ammunition discovery
14th Ian Paisley retires from ministry

Massareene murders trial: getaway car 'had key evidence'

14 held in garda raids across 6 counties

Murder inquiry expected in Bandon
15th Peter Robinson threatens to resign over Northern Ireland prison row

Supergrass trial: judge reveals member of the public intimidated

[Minister of State Willie] Penrose quits Cabinet over barracks closure

Figures show drop in public sector employment
16th Police in Northern Ireland consider using mini-drones

Massereene trial: DNA in car 'most likely Colin Duffy's'

Taoiseach hopes for 2012 return to bond market

Second murder inquiry launched in Bandon
17th Executive agrees key priorities for government

Enda Kenny to make political push for Finucane inquiry

Government concerned by leaking of budget documents

Rescued man [in Australia] knew girlfriend had died
18th Ministers' plea to Irish government over republican murder victims

Sacked BNP worker awarded damages for wrongful dismissal

Republic of Ireland's sovereignty handed to Merkel, says Sinn Féin

European Commission regrets Irish budget leak

Michael Noonan plans to increase VAT to 23%

Irish banks face mortgage strikes

19th Wreath laid in memory of IRA St Albans bomber

Man slashed with machete in west Belfast burglary

Taoiseach defends VAT increase

Two arrested following €600,000 drugs seizure
20th Two young women raped in Londonderry and Portadown attacks

Woman in her 40s is raped in west Belfast

Masked men carry out robberies in Fermanagh and Armagh

Man held over suspected petrol bomb attack in County Mayo

Man's body recovered from Wexford harbour


21st PSNI investigate 10 rapes a week

Belfast City Council approves demolition of Athletic Stores building in Belfast
Man pleads guilty to Michaela Davis murder

House prices still falling after four years - now 45% cheaper than 2007 peak

22nd Nama move 'to threaten Northern Ireland businesses'

Massereene trial: 'DNA found in very small amounts'

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland investigates RTÉ over [Fr Kevin] Reynolds defamation

Darren Scully resigns as Mayor of Naas

23rd Drumdollagh Construction Company fined £60k over Colin Glass death

Judge rules against Hazel Stewart appeal

PSNI and gardai in £2m cannabis sting

Dublin taxi driver dies following attack
24th RUC killings 'caught in legal limbo'

Gunmen 'threatened to shoot baby' during robbery
11 arrested after Dublin raids on gangs

Irish EU auditor's email criticised Kevin Cardiff

25th Two NI Catholic dioceses to publish child safeguarding reports

Gerard Connors to serve 13 years for Seamus Fox murder

Explosion at Irish Oxygen plant in Cork

Historic first for PSNI in Croke Park
26th End sectarian division, Peter Robinson tells DUP conference

PSNI chief Matt Baggott confident of work 'with friends in Catholic church'

Thousands rally against Government austerity plans

Taoiseach disappointed by Coillte decision
27th Teenagers arrested in animal cruelty investigation in Belfast

Elderly sisters' Ballycastle home ransacked

British-Irish Council summit postponed after Eithne Kenny death

Search for five seamen [lost in Irish Sea] called off
28th Arrest over 1988 strangle murder

Smithwick Tribunal: Michael McKevitt denies tip-off claim

Court orders Sean Quinn to pay over €1.7bn to Anglo

Appeal for information on Ballyfermot shooting
29th Pete Hain warned his computer 'may have been hacked'

Sinn Fein mayor slammed over failure to present award to army cadet

Public servants to get 20pc tax on pensions of €100,000

Prison van gets stuck under Offaly bridge
30th Strike 'biggest since 1979 Winter of Discontent'

IRA victim's daughter Manya Dickinson confronts IRA bomber

85 priests were accused of abuse - Catholic church reviews

ESRI cuts Ireland's growth forecast for 2012
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December
Day North Republic
1st Protesters call for Lord Mayor Niall O Donnghaile's resignation

PSNI to close 34 police stations in cost-cutting drive

State visits by Obama and Queen cost €36m

Broughan calls on Labour to oppose Govt plans
2nd Men held liable for Omagh bomb denied permission to appeal

IRA 'fired first' in 1987 Loughgall attack

Irish deficit rises by 8bn Euros

Tax receipts €520m below target
3rd Apprentice Boys parade for Lundy's Day in Londonderry

Woman arrested after pensioner stabbed in Kircubbin

Lobster pot tag washes up 3,000 miles away in County Kerry

Poll shows rise in support for Fianna Fáil

4th Woman raped during early morning Armagh attack

Men attacked in separate burglaries in north Belfast

Taoiseach warns of 'tough' Budget 2012

Memorial service for sudden death held
5th Belfast City Council accepts lord mayor's apology

Post traumatic stress disorder worst in Northern Ireland

Budget 2012 - at a glance

Latest figures show 20% surge in heroin deaths
6th Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan: police 'overlooked murder clues'

Boy sex accused faces 32 new charges in Dungannon court

Irish budget aim to 'create jobs' Noonan says

Budget 2012 - key points

Cork body confirmed as missing student

7th Pat Finucane's family to challenge David Cameron decision

'No reason' for soldier shooting of Daniel Hegarty
Disability allowance measure 'paused' - Kenny

Man tries to force way into Dáil chamber

8th Cardy family 'do not hate' child killer Robert Black

Smithwick Tribunal told Army officers phone was tapped

AIB will not pass on interest rate cut

Central Bank says it is not printing punts
9th Belfast's Victoria Square celebrates 'busiest day on record'

Former BBC NI boss Anna Carragher to investigate RTE programme

Former Anglo chief Seán FitzPatrick arrested

Father gets life sentence for raping daughters
10th Daniel Hegarty's family 'overwhelmed' by inquest findings

McCausland 'appalled' by winter payment fuel cuts
Michael D Higgins to undergo knee surgery

RSA appeals for increased road safety

11th Commissioner seeks judicial review of adoption laws

Sammy Wilson: price must be right for corporation tax
Victim of Dundalk shooting was Crossmaglen man James Hughes

Govt may re-negotiate Croke Park Agreement

12th Edwin Poots considers bringing back prescription charges

Bomb is found after Keady security alert


Unemployment rate continues to rise - CSO

Michael Fingleton attacks bank claims as 'slander'
13th Northern Ireland severe weather warning in place

Garda collusion 'hindered RUC investigations'

Man charged over Dundalk death

Record wave off Donegal coast
14th Ex-priest James Donaghy guilty of 19 charges

Miami Showband massacre: HET raises collusion concerns

Phil Hogan defends 'low' Household Charge

Paddy Power's first North American deal
15th 'Bad bank' Nama 'may enter' NI mortgage market

Nine PSNI officers disciplined over drowned teenager Daniel Mohan

Wife under 'undue influence' of Seán Quinn

IMF releases €3.9bn in funding to Ireland
16th Irish language sign is Belfast City Hall first

Thousands jailed for non-payment of fines in NI
Seán Quinn's wife ordered to repay €3m

Irishman dies in Darwin explosion

17th Man dies following Portrush fall

Residents moved after another section of Derry wall collapses
Sharp decrease in Govt support - poll

Five arrested at Dublin Airport

Fitch set to downgrade Ireland as Belgian rating cut

18th Man found injured near Bangor's Flagship Centre dies

Man attacked by group of youths
Minister calls for debt deal if EU vote needed

Man critical after assault in Leitrim

19th Five-year-old killed in south Belfast road accident

Massereene accused Brian Shivers says he has only years to live

Quinn business move is 'bankruptcy tourism'

Father & two children found dead at Sligo home
20th Dominic McGlinchey son 'was Massereene getaway driver'

Assaulted referee Ray Matthews quits over appeal verdict
James Hughes murder accused found dead in Dublin cell

Ireland needs more European support - IMF

21st Justice minister may look into the rehiring of RUC officers

Gary Butcher brother "devastated" by Shaun Doherty sentence

Ireland's largest music festival cancelled for 2012

Irish audit prompts Facebook privacy changes
22nd Ex-Ulster Farmers Union boss Graham Furey fined for dumping

Quinn Derrylin headquarters damaged in lorry attack

Govt seeks to reinstate elements of [Joint Labour Committee] system

Family of suicide prisoner call for inquiry into his death
23rd Attwood to rule on Giant's Causeway golf course plan by end of January

Michael O'Neill likely to be named new N Ireland manager


334 jobs secured with Quinn Healthcare sale

Taoiseach pays emotional tribute to his late mother
24th Hijackers beat man with hammer in Coalisland

Northern Ireland First Minister in peace pledge

Man charged over Cork city drugs find

22-year-old in hospital after Laois stabbing
25th West Belfast family left homeless by Christmas day fire

Mild Christmas weather in Derry

Garda appeal following Cork deaths

Christmas mass for Vita Cortex staff
26th Four in court over £450,000 cocaine and cannabis haul

Londonderry car thieves crash into house wall

Thousands attend St Stephen's Day sales

38% rise in Childline calls on Christmas Day
27th Injured man in critical condition after Belfast incident

Resign, campaigners urge MLAs
Man, 51, beaten and stabbed to death in 'brutal' Cork row

Lethal cocktail of drugs thought to be cause of Cork deaths

28th Ballymena man Melvin Bamber charged with murder attempt

Husband and wife among four accused over £450k drug haul

Betfair 'sorry' after Voler La Vedette in-running betting error

Huge rise in welfare fraud tip-offs
29th Turkey murders accused to face bone marrow test

Man arrested over gun incident at Debenhams shop released on bail

Ireland faces new wave of emigration

Judge rules on pregnant asylum seeker case
30th Father of Turkey murders accused arrested by police

Margaret Thatcher 'negotiated with IRA'

Decrease in road deaths during 2011

Mortgage lending levels continue to decline
31st Man dies in County Antrim industrial accident

Passengers onboard with Belfast bus route signs in Irish
Viable device made safe in Clondalkin

1981 State Papers reveal call over Section 31

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