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January
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Terry Wogan reveals 'difficult times'[during Troubles]

Three injured in Belfast and Ballymena assaults

2% VAT hike among new measures to take effect

Copyright lifted on work of Ulysses author James Joyce

2nd Shot fired through window of west Belfast home

£26m drop in turnover for Henry Brothers of Magherafelt

Solidarity protest at Vita Cortex plant

Mary and Martin McAleese get Tipperary Peace Prize
3rd 3,500 customers still without power across Northern Ireland

IRA disagreement over 1981 hunger strike files

170 firms collapsed every month in 2011

Occupy movement takes over Cork building
4th Search for Samuel Campbell to resume in morning

Lord Feldman says UUP 'wrong to reject Tory merger'
Thousands register to pay household charge

Govt invited to Somme ceremony in Belfast

Irish budget deficit increases to almost 25 bn euros

5th North Belfast alert: suspicious object was bomb

Rise in number of tourists to Northern Ireland
Live Register fell 3,300 last month - CSO

115,000 pensioners face paying more tax

6th Dissident republicans target soldier in car bomb in north Belfast

Gerry McGeough suffered inequality, pardon review hears

Stricken oil tanker lashed by gales has tot aged 2 on board

Vita Cortex claims sit-in puts 60 jobs at risk

Child welfare suspended to over 5,600 in swoop

Irish developer Ray Grehan in UK bankruptcy move

7th Dungannon alert a 'viable device'

Controversial breast implants not used in Northern Ireland

Murder investigation launched in Dublin

President appoints three from old college to Council of State
8th Girl treated for smoke inhalation after Belfast petrol bomb attack

Woman dies after County Armagh road accident

Belfast Project interviewer fears for his life

Man held over pensioner death

Dublin nursing home takes in fire evacuees
9th Soldiers 'bugged' car owned by Stephen Carroll murder accused

Hundreds of gaps in Belfast nursing rota

Top economist warns of second Irish bailout

Inquiry into remains found in Dublin Mountains
10th Businessman Sean Quinn loses bankruptcy case

Film teen 'left for dead' in sectarian attack
Remains of missing Dublin man identified

Journalist Mary Raftery dies aged 54

11th Ulster Bank could lose 15% of workforce in north and south

Stephen Farry criticises DEL abolition justice plan

Documents show US concern over Irish bailout

Man, three children located by gardaí
12th Three people are arrested over Comber murder

Free orthodontic treatment for children could be about to end


Kenny 'absolutely rules out' second bailout

Ryanair to introduce new 25c levy


13th Woman's car hijacked in John Street in Belfast [the sixth such hijacking in ten days]

Four arrested over north Belfast dissident bomb

Quinn Group HQ damaged in fire

Dublin students win Young Scientists for 2012

Kenny warning over financial transaction tax
14th Men with hatchet 'chased teens' in Strathfoyle, Londonderry

Carjackers target two more drivers in Belfast [bringing total to nine in eleven days]


Irish couple recall Italian cruise ship ordeal


Man treated after Waterford stabbing incident

Top hurler appears in court over 'hit and run' incident
15th PSNI legal bid for Boston College IRA tapes 'not way to truth'

Dissidents link to armed robbery

Search for missing fishermen off Cork coast

House prices fell further in 2011 than in 2010
16th Three men charged with Philip Strickland murder

Spate of Belfast hijackings continues

Occupy protesters take over former bank in Belfast

Seán Quinn says IBRC has vendetta against him

Government to cut rent supplement
17th Pipe bomb may have been thrown at police in west Belfast

Ex-RUC officers in 'sensitive' policing jobs

Murder of Donegal man in Glasgow investigated

Six in Longford court over YouTube behaviour
18th Doctor would not be treated in Antrim Hospital

Two men arrested after vehicle hijackings in Belfast
Diving suspended at Cork trawler site

Limerick stabbing victim was known to gardaí

19th Two explosions at separate locations in Londonderry

Two babies dead after infection at Belfast hospital

Ireland meets latest targets in bailout review

Two bodies found in Cork trawler search
20th Brian Shivers guilty of Massereene soldiers' killings

Three babies dead after infection at Belfast hospital

Kenny hopes for more female Dáil candidates

Oil spill affects west Limerick water supplies
21st Man is arrested after an attempted carjacking in west Belfast

Colin Duffy in 'state persecution' claim

LRC talks fail to resolve Vita Cortex dispute

Man charged over shooting incident

22nd Deep clean of Belfast hospital's neo-natal unit complete

Homes evacuated in Toome alert caused by abandoned car

Third body found in Cork trawler search

Varadkar - Higher costs if bond holders burned
23rd Belfast hospital deaths: seventh baby contracts infection

Dissident bombs blamed for collapse of Derry fleadh 2013 bid

Man held over Cabra hit-and-run

Human remains found in Co Wicklow search

24th Sink taps source of infection that killed three babies

Northern Irish film The Shore makes Oscar shortlist

Noonan, Draghi discuss Anglo promissory notes

Home prices drop biggest since early 2010
25th Colin Duffy acquittal raised in Commons by William McCrea

Overturned lorry spills mackerel across field in County Down

Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts 

Anonymous targets Government websites
26th Baby and woman rescued from Glengormley fire

£30k of cocaine seized in house raids in Limavady

Minor earthquake felt in north Donegal

Ivor Callely released from garda custody
27th Neil Hyde 'has named Martin O'Hagan murder gang'

Rev Ian Paisley ends 60 years of full-time ministry

Kenny responds to criticism over comments

Overwhelming response to search appeal
28th Derry wins bid to host the All-Ireland fleadh

Man critical after fall from moving police van

Man charged over Stephen O'Meara murder

19-year-old woman killed in Galway crash

29th Fatal baby infection found at Ulster Hospital

Woman held over £200,000 cannabis haul in Antrim
Gardaí issue appeal after woman's body found

Rescue crews search for man off Louth coast

30th Computer is examined in Stephen Carroll court case

Northern Ireland exports up almost 10% on last year

Lord Saville: Bloody Sunday was Derry's 'most terrible day'

Thousands of workers due PRSI refunds

Ryanair ups profit forecast on higher fares
31st Former Beechmount Leisure Centre 'anti-social hot-spot'

House attack: resident may leave Northern Ireland
Sky contact centre to create 800 Dublin jobs

Flat sealed off in Dublin murder inquiry


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February
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Man is held over 'badger baiting' in Banbridge

Three prison officers suspended after escape attempt

Rudo Mawere murder suspect found dead in UK

Two Irish websites taken off line
2nd Truth behind soldier's murder 40 years ago comforts family

£120,000 spent on Strabane courthouse which could close
Two men sought over Finglas pub shooting

Seán Quinn's family in High Court challenge

3rd Man shoots himself in Dungannon hairdressers

Stephen Carroll murder accused John Paul Wootton 'sought address'


Thomas Byrne facing €52m fraud charges

Traveller family lose school admission case
4th Man is arrested over Royal Mail van hijack

Pupils await transfer test results

WHO see 72% rise in Irish cancer cases by 2030

Taoiseach visits search site at Union Hall
5th Murder investigation launched after man found dead in Lurgan

Man attacks police officer with knife in Lurgan

Snow forces cancellation of Aer Lingus flights

IED discovered in Co Offaly
6th Ian Paisley admitted to Ulster hospital

North Down hunt dogs kill cat in Kircubbin

Reduced fee for septic tank inspections

Welfare not funding 'basic standard of living'
7th Northern Ireland sex industry 'fastest growing in UK'

Ian Paisley able to communicate 'to some degree'

Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Belfast airport

Marie Collins details abuse at Rome symposium

Sensor fault found in Cork plane crash inquiry
8th Pseudomonas found in more hospital taps

Halifax Belfast jobs in doubt over restructuring plan

Tallaght shooting victim 'not intended target'

Tax breaks to attract key staff to Ireland
9th Shots fired in Londonderry bookmakers

Retired prison staff may reapply

€14.5m spent on garda resources at Corrib site

Three firms to create almost 500 jobs

Protestant schools under threat in Donegal

10th Brian Shivers sentenced to 25 years' jail for soldiers' murders

Derry man Andrew Allen shot dead in Buncrana, Donegal

High Court dismisses [TD Michael] Lowry defamation appeal

Meteor and eMobile customer data stolen
11th DUP mayor in Dublin for GAA semi-final

Candlelit vigil held for Joby Murphy at River Lagan
Woman, child killed in Navan housefire

Vita Cortex protest takes place in Cork

12th Man arrested in Coalisland is charged following bomb find

Man critically injured in Keady car attack

Actor David Kelly dies aged 82

Man and woman found dead in Co Roscommon
13th Call centre firm HCL BPO to cut 255 jobs in Belfast and Armagh

Newry woman Lindsay White guilty of Marek Muszynski murder

Govt promises 100,000 new jobs by 2016

Irish language committee met twice in 2011
14th £580m investment 'sustains 3,000 jobs' - Peter Robinson

Stephen Carroll trial: Army 'reluctant to hand over device'
Govt to take action on missed interviews

18,000 Dublin homes yet to pay bin charge

15th County Down soldier shot dead in 'accident' in Afghanistan

Northern Ireland prison officer recruitment drive launched
More decentralised offices to be closed

Businessman acquitted in burglar assault case

16th La Mon IRA bomb victims want public enquiry after HET report

Sinn Fein set to support Belfast Diamond Jubilee events

Welfare fraud inspectors to get new powers

Businessman acquitted in burglar assault case
17th Newtownabbey's Valley Leisure Centre water test results faked

Anna Lo victim of Belfast hijack attempt

John Gilligan handed further six-month sentence

Enda Kenny vows to restore Ireland's reputation
18th Man escapes injury in east Belfast shooting

Masked gang pull women from parked car in west Belfast hijacking

Fresh appeal for missing woman Monica Riordan

RDS plays host to international coin fair


19th Arrest follows dissident searches in west Belfast

Carjacking releases 'wrong message' say Sinn Fein

Xi invites Kenny on official China visit

Martin wants Nuncio to build 'humble' church
20th Man struck with hammer in west Belfast carjacking

Constable Kerr murder 'linked to other dissident incidents'


60,000 waiting for day & inpatient treatment

Bank of Ireland's pre-tax losses narrow
21st Runkerry golf resort plan gets green light

Ian Paisley making 'steady progress'

Man charged with murder of McCarthy-McNamara

PayPal to create 1,000 jobs in Dundalk

President Higgins praises Irish in Britain

22nd Nine men cleared of murdering UDA man Tommy English

Comic Frank Carson dies aged 85

Two bodies found on separate farms in Carlow

€3bn sale to include parts of ESB, Bord Gáis
23rd Man admits killing Trevor Spiers outside Portstewart nightclub

PPS to examine UVF supergrass 'deal' in Belfast

Welfare at risk if jobseekers refuse work

€35m already spent on children's hospital plan
24th Father of Gordon Gallagher pleased republicans admit son's killing

Belfast Olympic boxing hopeful McCarthy suffers assault

SIPTU gets permission to demolish Liberty Hall

€1.3m paid out for 'ghost' estate safety
25th Man arrested over Ian Paisley 'confidentiality breach'

Halt One Direction concert ticket re-sales: SDLP

Household Charge protests in 40 locations

54,000 cigarettes seized in Fermoy
26th Child injured in west Belfast gun attack

Man's body recovered from Belfast Lough near Holywood

Funeral of Florence Noonan takes place

Sinn Fein gains support in Republic survey suggests
27th NI farmers on alert as more cases of Schmallenberg virus reported

Water leaked in room during birth at Royal Maternity Hospital

Eli Lilly to create 200 Kinsale jobs

JobBridge reaches target of 5,000 internships
28th Elderly brothers robbed by masked gang near Newry

Ian Paisley home from hospital after heart problems
House prices 48% below peak levels

IMF releases €3bn in loans to Ireland

Irish to vote on EU fiscal treaty

29th Bishop apologises over paedophile priest

Flood 'destroyed bomb evidence' Smithwick Tribunal told
Sydney man cleared of Gearóid Walsh killing

Éamon Ó Cuív resigns as FF Deputy Leader


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March
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Man dies following Belfast gun attack

Justice Minister David Ford defends supergrass laws

Ian Bailey wins appeal against extradition

Fianna Fáil 'united' over fiscal referendum

2nd PSNI lists 'passed to prisoners' in Maghaberry

Former NI Water director Declan Gormley to sue Sinn Fein trio

IMF urges EU & ECB on promissory notes deal

Irish women earn 17% less than Irish men

Irish president Michael D Higgins in Belfast visit

County Kerry Farmer who destroyed ring fort fined

3rd Tributes paid to Frank Carson at his funeral in Belfast

Pensioner dies after Newry road accident
Two opinion polls suggest support for treaty

Catholic Church at 'breaking point' over abuse

Relic of St Laurence O'Toole stolen

4th Omagh bomb victim's husband Laurence Rush dies

DSD has no plans to introduce mortgage rescue scheme

Martin warns Ó'Cuív against Treaty campaign

Varadkar: No vote would hamper bailout access
5th Pair charged with Christopher Mackin murder in Belfast

Belfast Oscar winner Terry George returns home
155 jobs announced for Galway, Dublin & Cork

Post mortem on body found off Dublin coast

6th Couple charged with Christopher Mackin murder in Belfast

Most Northern Ireland schools face difficulties in key areas


Dublin arrest in 'Anonymous' probe

Central Bank issues warning on investment firm

Ex-IFA president released from prison

7th Ferry and cargo vessel collide

Man dies in Ballymoney house fire

Appeal for information on Kilcock murders

BAI upholds complaint against Frontline tweet
8th UUP leader Tom Elliott quitting as party leader

Father saw gunmen shoot his son on Londonderry street
Two bodies found in burnt-out car near Dundalk

AIB confirms plan to cut 2,500 jobs

Occupy Dame Street camp is cleared


9th I was undermined says Tom Elliot

Government contracts received after MoD officials paid, court hears

Slane bypass planning permission refused

Ireland garlic scam: Paul Begley jailed for six years

10th Loyalists blamed for bomb attack on house in east Belfast

Army attend security alerts in Ballygowan and Coleraine

Begley family 'devastated' over jail sentence

Two men killed in separate road crashes
11th Police treat Newtownards fire as 'suspicious'

Pensioner assaulted in Dromore home

Noonan confirms debt negotiations underway

Two arrested after body found in Co Kerry
12th Man injured in Belfast gun attack

Religious orders search for child abuse evidence
PM and Taoiseach meet in London

Cork homes evacuated after device discovered

13th Caral Ni Chuilin's advisor Mary McArdle 'to leave post'

14 arrested for money laundering


Two charged with murder of Brazilian man

Darren Sutherland 'in a panic' before death

14th Panel gives MLAs 11% pay increase

Unemployment down but number on benefits up

NAMA looking at sites for children's hospital

Garda convicted of dangerous driving
15th Horse mussels fine from Europe could be £8m

Health chief pledges action plan after Belfast hospital death

BoI chief Richie Boucher paid €623,000 in 2011

Banks hampered in repossession cases

Ireland's first oil well to yield 4,000 barrels per day

16th Eight arrested in Holyland unrest

Agent was trusted member of Provisional IRA, Smithwick Tribunal hears

Escaped prisoner questioned on criminal damage

Garda sergeant fined €2,000 for sexual assault
17th St Patrick's parades get under way across NI

UVF east Belfast 'leader' Stephen Matthews released
St Patrick's Day Celebrations

Visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital

18th Masked and armed men rob cash van

Body found in Mournes was a woman
Ahern promised Healy-Rae €71m for Kerry roads

Taoiseach to meet New York traders

19th Peter Robinson says no need for opposition referendum

Man robbed during kidnapping in west Belfast
Break-in at Irish justice minister Alan Shatter's home

Garda dies in Co Wicklow road accident

20th Edwin Poots to detail plans to tackle problems at Royal A&E

Former US Senator George Mitchell in 'emotional return' to NI

Wexford body lay undiscovered for three months

Angler dies after falling into Lough Corrib

Vatican reports on Irish child abuse scandals


21st Mixed NI reaction to budget plans

Tribunal upholds dismissal for Facebook sex comments


Murder investigation launched in Co Cavan

Barack Obama given Irish ancestry certificate
22nd Parcel bomb accused 'learned about hoax devices by watching A-Team'

High tide of rubbish on Northern Irish beaches

Mahon Tribunal - Key Findings

Ireland back in recession in late 2011
23rd Glass victim Aine King says doctor has advised counselling

Belfast City Airport withdraws runway extension plan

Woman awarded €450k over symphysiotomy

Bigger property falls a risk - Central Bank
24th PSNI receive freedom of borough

Trimble attacks Scottish nationalists over threat to the Union

Bertie Ahern resigns from Fianna Fáil

Irish firm announces €19m China deal
25th Quarter claiming Incapacity Benefit 'can work'

Thousands run Sport Relief Mile


Corrupt politicians' pensions 'can be stopped'

Five injured in Limerick pub incident
26th GAME enters administration - 110 jobs to go

Agreement reached in prison service dispute


Children of the Troubles most prone to suicide in Northern Ireland

Lukasz Rzeszutko begged his attackers to stop

Pádraig Flynn resigns from Fianna Fáil
27th PSNI spent £4m on supergrass case

Thomas Devlin murder: Loyalist threat to Nigel Brown claim

Thousands attend State funeral for Jim Stynes in Melbourne

11 sites identified by NAMA as possible location for new children's hospital

28th Minister Arlene Foster moves to quell NI petrol panic

Mother of Constable Ronan Kerr says his murder achieved 'nothing'

Escaped prisoner Martin McDermott had fled Loughan House before

Government buys Irish Life for €1.3 billion
29th Antrim chemical company in food warning

David McNarry suspended by Ulster Unionist Party
Irish is third most used language in the country - 2011 Census

New details of State guarantees to Catholic Church on primary school education

30th Police widow 'disgust' at killers

Three vehicles hijacked and set alight in Craigavon
Three jailed for Polish man Lukasz Rzeszutko's murder

Dept 'ignored warning' over religion teaching

31st Mike Nesbitt is new Ulster Unionist leader

New Titanic Belfast complex opens

Two men arrested after €6.5m drugs seizure

4,000 gather for Household Charge protest

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April
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Firefighters evacuate part of Bass Buildings in Belfast

Four cars set alight in Derry's Shantallow

Deal saves British Game stores but Irish jobs lost

Children in border areas may get school choice
2nd Six deaths at Donegal nursing home probed

Bomb found in Harold Andrews' lane in Rosslea

75 jobs to go with Peats 'World of Electronics' closures

Govt to end detention of children in St Patrick's Institution
3rd Woman sees daughter and husband shot outside house

Independence of HET comes under criticism


Alan Shatter tells AGSI that more garda station closures are on the way

Govt may not hit 8.6% deficit target - Fiscal Advisory Council

4th Pseudomonas outbreak review criticises health officials

Births to teenage mothers at lowest level in 35 years


56-year-old man dies in Dublin city centre crash

Ireland's budget deficit falls sharply in March

5th Rape hearing adjourned for no-show

40 jobs under threat at Strabane nightclub
888,751 have registered for Household Charge according to the Local Government Management Agency

Man charged with murder of Marioara Rostas

6th Bomb found in Newry 'could have killed'

PSNI officers suspended in racist and sectarian text messages inquiry

Investigation into death of Grezegorz Guzik in Tullamore continuing


Cannabis plants seized by gardai after Longford raid

7th Police officers rescue woman from fire at flat in Ballymena

Belfast is setting for Titanic light show

Two charged over seizure of heroin worth €1.5m in Finglas

Government considers property tax exemptions
8th Free Gerry McGeough and drop Bloody Sunday case, urges Irish ex-minister

Pictured: Spectacular Titanic show lights up Belfast sky

President Michael D Higgins attends 96th anniversary of 1916 Easter Rising at GPO

Cruise liner recreating Titanic voyage to stop in Cobh
9th Dissident republicans arrested in Londonderry

Man arrested in England over Norman Moffatt murder

Man dies and two injured in two-car collision in Co Westmeath

Spending cuts to dominate Irish National Teachers' Organisation conference

10th Stormont to host first Orange event for Ulster Covenant

NASUWT in warning on regional pay for teachers

Leaked priest defamation report 'finds RTE unfair'

Social Justice Ireland says 700,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland.

11th Derry attack link to 'organised fight'

Derry girl caught up in tsunami warning in Thailand

Bank clerk shot at home in Tallaght, County Dublin

ECB official Joerg Asmussen warns Irish banks on debt
12th Top Chinese politician Liu Yandong arrives in Northern Ireland

NI tourism spend increases by 20%

More than 20% of Irish children 'hear voices'

38 million cigarettes with an estimated value of €14.7m seized at Dublin Port

13th Patient dies after listeria outbreak at Antrim and Causeway hospitals

Reward for information about murder of Joanne Mathers

Survey finds Irish Catholics 'want married priests'

Investigation launched after shooting at farm in Kilsallaghan in Swords
14th Arson attack on pensioner's home in Ballycastle

Woman dragged from car on Buncrana Road in Derry
More needs to be done to create jobs and investment - Tánaiste

Waterspout spotted off Bray Head, Co Wicklow

15th Mother and daughter killed in Dungannon fire

Titanic tragedy remembered in special events

Taoiseach confirms that households will pay for water meters

Ireland to help establish €2bn Chinese equine centre in Tianjin
16th Derry bomb was left under car of PSNI officer's parents

Five arrested at 'sham wedding' in Larne, County Antrim

Donegal ranked last in An Taisce review of council planning records

47% of households left with €100 at end of month after paying essential bills

17th Police believe fatal fire 'was started deliberately'

McGurk's bar street name back on Belfast agenda
Irish Water to be subsidiary of Bord Gáis - Hogan

Lock of Michael Collins' hair withdrawn from auction

18th Parking fines to increase by 50% in Northern Ireland

PSNI gun left in north Belfast house after raid

Dáil debating Socialist Party abortion X-case bill

German woman leaves baby behind in Dublin city hotel
19th Sammy Wilson says use of public money in Peter Hain case

Enda Kenny says true test of peace is absence of peace walls

Gavin O'Reilly resigns as CEO of Independent News & Media

Private Members' Bill on X-case abortion legislation defeated
20th Warrenpoint couple admit Alzheimer's widow £100K con

Northern Ireland petrol prices 'highest in UK'

Record €11.5m settlement awarded to Galway child after car crash

Apple to create 500 jobs at European headquarters in Cork

21st Woman escapes injury in Londonderry petrol bomb attack

Flybe ends City of Derry to Paris flights

Female cyclist killed in Cork collision

€56m Cork hospital and hospice officially opened
22nd Legal action over Peter Hain memoirs 'misconceived'

Arrest made in Andrew Allen murder investigation
Mandate union says they are advising members to vote 'no' to Fiscal Treaty

Priest takes leave after indecent pictures accidentally shown in public

23rd Magilligan Prison to close in six years time

Search for IRA murder victim Columba McVeigh begins
Karl Donohue sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter of Raymond Bates in Dublin road rage incident

Woman killed in Cork road crash

24th Smithwick Tribunal hears claim Martin McGuinness involved in murder plan

Glengormley grandparents deny killing Rebecca McKeown

Body found in search for Galway fisherman

Fiscal treaty does not mean permanent austerity - IMF official
25th Ilex head admits mistakes were made with public money

17 jobs lost with closure of Mourne Granite Ltd
Troika officials complete sixth review mission on Irish financial programme

Three inmates recaptured after escape from Loughan House open prison in Cavan


26th Two men sought over Dungannon fatal fire

Prince of Wales given Irish prayer book gift in Belfast
IMPACT to recommend Yes vote in fiscal treaty referendum

Ireland meeting IMF/EU programme targets

27th PSNI at scene of security alert at Fathom Line, Newry

Guns and ammunition found during 'dissident' searches

Former TD O'Keeffe released without charge

Prison Service to incentivise payments to inmates
28th Newry bomb had 600 pounds of explosives and was fully primed

Thousands celebrate Ulster rugby triumph

Fr Brian D'Arcy denies questioning Catholic doctrine

€240,000 worth of cannabis seized in Meath
29th Police treat woman's body find as 'suspicious'

Father Martin McVeigh in 'indecent images' row issues statement


Protest held over community nursing home closure in Abbeyleix

Investigation into death of woman in Enniskillen
30th Martin McGuinness questions need for NIO and Secretary of State

Murder investigation after Coleraine man confronts burglar

CSO report says 75% of burglaries are not detected by gardaí

Data Protection Commissioner records record number of complaints in 2011

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May
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Bertie Acheson died of heart attack after intruder assault

Irish passport key to fee waiver in Scotland

€175m Asian trade hub in Athlone would create up to 1,500 jobs

Roads around Phoenix Park re-open after viable device made safe

2nd NI tops in UK for April sunshine

HET review must be independent say victims' families
'I was only doing a favour', ex-garda tells tribunal

Cardinal Seán Brady says he will not resign over failure to pass on Brendan Smyth abuse claims

3rd Bmibaby to stop Belfast flights from 11 June

Inquest rules SAS 'justified' in shooting dying IRA man
Cardinal Sean Brady: McGuinness and Gilmore critical

Receiver for Westlife star Shane Filan's property firm

4th Northern Ireland death penalty appeal to go ahead

Ulster Bank losses increase in first quarter


Report criticises RTE journalism standards

Cully & Sully sold to US company

All Irish bonds sold by Europe's largest fund

5th Motorcyclist critical after Tandragee 100 crash

Tributes at funeral of murder victim Bertie Acheson
One man charged in connection with Cork attack which left man critical

Gerry Adams happy to take part in televised debate on referendum with other party leaders

6th Body found during search for missing man in River Bann

Finance department will not pay for McArdle replacement

Man arrested after 71-year-old man shot dead in Mayo

Press Ombudsman John Horgan says RTÉ must concentrate on fair and reasonable reporting

7th Thousands take part in Belfast's 31st city marathon

Survey - Northern Ireland has lowest library use in UK

Éamon Ó Cuív faces 'monumental decision'

Cardinal Seán Brady apologises to abuse victim Brendan Boland

8th Pension age for women rising to 65 by 2018

Vatican 'miserably failed' abuse victims

Éamon Ó Cuív to remain in Fianna Fáil, will make no further comment on referendum

Leo Colton denies IRA links at Smithwick Tribunal


9th Ferry passenger rescued from Belfast Lough

Executive to foot the bill for Irish Open in Portrush

Former Christian Brother John McCabe jailed for abusing three boys

Two bodies discovered in Limerick city apartment

10th Woman arrested over report of 'baby' falling from ferry

Kainos creates 60 software jobs in Derry

DAA seeking up to 150 redundancies at Dublin Airport

Pavee Point wants solution after 'sulky race' held on Cork road

11th Northern Bank raid money laundering conviction quashed

Family call for Owenvale Court care home to be closed

Govt plan for performance management 'unworkable' - unions

EU expects Ireland's budget deficit to fall

12th Two charged over murder of Carrickfergus man Simon Tang

Two men killed in road accidents in Armagh and Lisburn

Poll shows big rise in support for fiscal treaty Yes vote

Greek euro exit could lead to Ireland downgrade
13th Rochdale-type abuse cases 'occur in Northern Ireland'

Marian Price being interned says SDLP's Alban Maginness
Businessman Declan Ganley to campaign against EU Fiscal Treaty

National Famine Commemoration Day concludes

14th Northern Ireland golf clubs 'may harbour sectarian attitudes'

Officers disciplined over Jim Heasley investigation
Taoiseach confronted by protesters while campaigning for the fiscal treaty in Athlone

€500m centralised DIT campus at Grangegorman gets go-ahead

15th PSNI kept body parts in 67 unexplained deaths cases

Peter Maloney admits killing Victor Stewart in County Armagh

Taxi drivers reject Leo Varadkar's claim that green lights are 'inherently racist'

Philip Doyle guilty of killing fiancée Leona Murphy's baby

16th Fear among victims' families over body parts retention

Augentius Fund Administration creates jobs in Belfast

Undecided voters hold key to treaty outcome - poll

Occupy Galway protest camp removed from Eyre Square

Shot man drove to Dublin's Cloverhill Prison for help

17th Peter Hain says end of contempt case 'victory for free speech'

Sinn Fein pick Martina Anderson for European Parliament
Cost of borrowing for Ireland hits 7.5%

Govt insists position 'crystal clear' despite Richard Bruton comment on second referendum


18th Three Lurgan dissident republican suspects charged

DPP Barra McGrory challenges 'lenient' underage sex sentence

BoI and AIB to shed up to 3,500 jobs in redundancy schemes

Fred Forsey Jr found guilty in corruption trial

19th Four remanded over 'terror training camp' near Omagh

Pipe bomb and gun found during Belfast security alert

Cannabis cultivation now a 'multi-million euro industry' in Ireland

Man's body found in Co Cork

20th Bellaghy teenager died 'protecting sister'

Scottish rider dies in North West 200 race

Garda critically injured in shooting incident in Kerry

George Papandreou criticises Michael Noonan for 'flippant' comment on Greece and feta cheese

21st Constable Stephen Carroll's widow disgusted at killer's sentence

Bellaghy woman's ex-partner remanded over fatal shooting

Central Bank 'not comfortable' over level of mortgage arrears

Digital Marketing Institute says Ireland has 'unemployable' marketing graduates
22nd David McNarry expelled by the Ulster Unionist Party

Bombs made safe after alert at Maureen Ave in Derry

RTÉ Chairman Tom Savage faces fresh calls to quit over Mission to Prey

23-year-old Irishman drowns in Laos river

23rd Michaela McAreavey murder trial hears confession claim

Limavady man pleads guilty to child prostitution charge

NAMA announces proposals to invest €2bn into the economy

44-year-old charged with Mary Ryan murder in Dublin
24th Sinn Fein men accompany Martin Corey at funeral

Northern Ireland beaches in Blue Flag award record

Three in custody after court quashes 2005 conviction

Crowds greet Vita Cortex workers as 161-day protest ends
25th Hotter than Athens - Northern Ireland basks in sun

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness confirms unionist talks


Three arrested following row at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin

Seafood companies to create 140 jobs in €15.5m investment

26th Moneyscalp Forest fire 'may have been arson'

Martin McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans

Adams tells Sinn Féin Ard Fheis Government has entrenched austerity

Michaela McAreavey trial resumes in Mauritius after heated exchanges

27th Two die in Cavan motor rally accident

Riot police patrol Helen's Bay beach party

Man drowns swimming in disused quarry in Ballykelly, Co Kildare

Gardaí seize weapons and explosive in Limerick after search

28th Rebecca McKeown's grandparents acquitted of manslaughter

20% of NI students 'to exploit Irish passport loophole'

Two men arrested over death of Irish student Nicola Furlong in Tokyo

Financial irregularities found at Bloxham stockbrokers

29th Rhys Jack is third member of his extended family to drown

Woman killed in Lisburn stabbing was Latvian woman Ksenija Vorosilin

Sinn Féin seeks judicial review of Referendum Commission's statements

Stunning photo of cloud-free Ireland released
30th Three women admit charges over Belfast brothel

British hostage Patrick Noonan freed in Sudan

19-year-old dies after Kerry sand dune collapse

RTÉ likely to target programming, regional operations and staff numbers for €25m savings


31st Year in prison for ship crash captain Miroslaw Pozniak

Court told of alleged UVF link to Simon Tang murder

CSO publishes 2009 figures on births, deaths and marriages

Low voter turnout in fiscal treaty referendum

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June
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Liverpool confirm Brendan Rodgers as manager

DUP's Gavin Robinson is new Lord Mayor of Belfast

Ireland passes fiscal treaty referendum by 60.3% to 39.7%

Martin McDermott extradited from Northern Ireland
2nd Diamond Jubilee: 21-gun salute at Hillsborough

Belfast woman among four kidnapped aid workers freed in Afghanistan

Olympic Flame arrives in Belfast ahead of cross-border relay

St Manchan's Shrine recovered in Co Offaly

HSE urges parents over measles vaccine
3rd Man dead in Fermanagh road accident

Bomb attack on PSNI in Londonderry was 'murder bid'

Any improved funding deal for Spain should apply in Ireland - Leo Varadkar

Four children rescued after becoming stranded on Co Clare island

4th Mother's anger over GAA club's 'IRA medals' for under-12s

Olympic torch visits Giant's Causeway and rope bridge

Thousands gather for Dublin Women's Mini Marathon and Cork City Marathon

Safety plea to road users as five die over weekend

5th Politicians condemn Olympic torch trouble in Londonderry

Body of missing teenager Gerard Slattery is found


Strike action under way at Bord na Móna in dispute over pay

Report says immigrants hit hardest by recession
6th Boy critical after armed robbery in Magherafelt

Michaela McAreavey's widower John gives evidence in Mauritius

Pfizer announces 177 job losses in Co Cork

Thousands turn out to see Olympic torch in Dublin
7th Owen Corrigan says Smithwick Tribunal collusion claims 'terrible lie'

Protestant men jailed during internment suing government

Charlie Flanagan says Mick Wallace should face 'consequences' of VAT underpayment

Man dies after being arrested at Mayo bar
8th Court told Mark Cassidy attacked his mother and partner

Owen Corrigan tells Smithwick Tribunal of Donaldson 'rogue garda' claim fears

Irish footie fans: 'Angela Merkel thinks we're at work'

Seals' severed heads nailed to signs at Dingle sanctuary
9th Police have been attacked during a hoax alert in Craigavon

Body recovered from lake in Craigavon


Boil water notice issued in parts of Limerick over contamination fears

Independent TD Mick Wallace seeks permission to address Dáil over VAT underpayment


10th Man charged after attack on schoolboy Philip Convery

Caral Ni Chuilin says Sinn Fein not consulted on Jubilee party

100 Irish soccer fans turned away from Poznan campsite

Church is on a path to renewal - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
11th No do-able solution to Jubilee party: Martin McGuinness

Murder sentencing to be reviewed in Northern Ireland - David Ford

Dr Alan Ahearne says format of Irish bailout 'a mistake'

Leaving cert higher level maths paper branded a 'disgrace'
12th Royal Ulster Agricultural Society members vote in favour of Maze move

Biggest ever Bombardier order 'to sustain Belfast jobs'


Irish Republic pardons wartime deserters

Ex-solicitor jailed for three-and-a-half years for €750,000 fraud
13th Belfast woman loses final bid to save pit bull terrier-type dog

Party distances itself from Maginnis comments on gay marriage

Croke Park Agreement has saved €1.5bn to date, according to Implementation Body

Investigation after Hill of Tara monument vandalised
14th Paisley says National Trust north coast golf resort challenge 'a disgrace'

Gun jammed in man's face in Derry

Mick Wallace makes Dáil statement on tax affairs

Extensive fire damage at Slane recycling plant
15th Martin McGuinness drops Queen visit hint

Aer Lingus to switch to George Best Belfast City Airport

Proinsias De Rossa's son found not guilty by reason of insanity

Mistake leads to HSE medical job offers being rescinded

16th Kenneth Branagh leads Northern Ireland Queen's Birthday honours list

Man charged after discovery of £150,000 drugs haul

Man killed, two swim to safety after car enters sea off Co Wexford

Bloomsday events to celebrate James Joyce's Ulysses
17th Nesbitt withdraws UUP whip from Maginnis

Ambulance crew attacked in Poleglass

Legacy of Church in Ireland shaken by appalling abuse - Pope

Joan Burton says eurozone redemption fund may be created
18th Officers disciplined after Newtownards gay couple complain

Families claim soldiers given go ahead to shoot-to-kill

Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland

Troika considers effect of changing Irish bailout terms

19th Senior PSNI officer awarded silver fáinne for Irish

Newtownabbey 'Super Cemetery' could be built opposite Children's Hospice
Irish ambassador to Poland assists in search for missing soccer fan

Ryanair makes cash offer for Aer Lingus, valuing the airline at €649m

20th Department of Regional Development discriminated against candidate

One in four in IRA members were informers Smithwick Tribunal told

Child injured by suspected pipe bomb left outside Co Wicklow house

Ireland has 4th highest national income per head in the EU
21st Last ever UK death sentence conviction quashed

'Serious breach' in NI Water appointment - ex-commissioner

Commission proposes constituency boundary changes and reduction in TDs

Mayor asks for minute's silence for James Nolan


22nd Robinson says Sinn Fein right to meet Queen

Helicopters in Antrim mountain rescue
Ireland to remain outside financial tax group - Michael Noonan

Two men killed in Longford crash

23rd Republicans hold Belfast demonstration against Queen's visit

Alan McDonald: Former Northern Ireland captain dies suddenly

New Zealand 60-0 Ireland

49 elderly passengers and two occupants of a car taken to hospital following bus crash in Donegal
24th Queen meeting a 'significant step' says Gerry Adams

Pensioner hit in head with pellet outside Mater Hospital

Ulster Bank payment problems to persist until the end of the week

Man dies after collapsing on Dublin's Camden Street

Fire causes extensive damage to Dublin pub
25th Queen handshake 'about reconciliation' says McGuinness

John O'Dowd announces £173m funding for 18 new schools


Two arrested over Dublin city centre murder

Public sector pay increments 'should be deferred' - Leo Varadkar

26th Queen Elizabeth meets victims of IRA bombing

Robber jailed for killing Co Armagh farmer Victor Stewart
Ex-billionaire Sean Quinn 'in contempt of court'

Two held after up to 350kg of cocaine seized in Kildare and Dublin

ESRI report says Ireland has highest birth rate in EU


27th Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands

Queen attends Jubilee party in grounds of Stormont

Taoiseach wants bank debt to be shared at EU level

Woman suffers serious facial injuries in Dublin assault
28th Belfast floods: Emergency funding for premises affected

Ulster Bank customers still having problems
Cork and Belfast assess damage after overnight flooding

Anthony Lyons convicted of sexual assault in Dublin in October 2010

29th Sammy Wilson criticises Ulster Bank delays

Asbestos found at Bloomfield Collegiate School building
Minister Michael Noonan says EU deal will not change Budget in December

Quinns given three weeks to comply with orders

30th Brothers in court over £250,000 Belfast drugs find

Ulster Bank problems 'won't be fixed by Monday'
Richard Bruton on trade mission to France

Man arrested over damage to Monet painting at the National Gallery of Ireland


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July
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Constable Peadar Heffron loses first stage of compensation bid

Irish minister attends Belfast Somme commemorations

Thousands greet Derry Londonderry yacht at city quay


Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore defends Joan Burton's PRSI comments

Thousands take part in the Pride Parade in Dublin

2nd FG Wilson cutting up to 260 jobs

Sir Philip says Ulster Bank working to clear backlog


Cost of borrowing for Ireland drops to 6.34%

Alarm company to create 30 jobs in Dublin
3rd Giant's Causeway tourist centre unveiled

Fred McClenaghan guilty of Marion Millican murder

Ireland to make limited return to bond market with auction of three-month bonds

Centra orders four stores to withdraw Children's Allowance alcohol promotion


4th Police waging war on 180 crime gangs

Ulster Bank locates firm's 'missing' £50,000 payments
Irish trainee pilots stranded in Florida and facing loss of €80,000 as aviation school ends course

Two men fined for Leaving Cert identity switch

5th Bloody Sunday: Police to investigate Derry deaths

Ulster Bank Chief Executive Jim Brown will not take bonus
National Treasury Management Agency successfully sells three-month treasury bills

Report finds 2,066 unfinished 'ghost estate' developments around Ireland

6th Bloody Sunday investigation 'must include Martin McGuinness'

Trio jailed for running brothels in Northern Ireland
Former U2 personal assistant Carol Hawkins jailed for seven years

Met Éireann warns three weeks' worth of rain could fall in places this afternoon and evening


7th US court rules Dolours Price interview must be given to PSNI

Armed gang robs Neill's Hill Brasserie in east Belfast

Belfast and Dublin Lord Mayors join in war remembrance

Torquay crash: Mother loses unborn baby
8th Two escape injury after shots fired at Belfast house

Housing Rights Service get funding for repossession legal advice

Howlin insists Govt will get to bottom of bank guarantee

Motorcyclist dies in Dublin road crash


9th Orange Order Ardoyne parade decision protested by loyalists

Ulster Bank to open 10 branches on Twelfth of July holiday


Man facing charges over Phoenix Park stabbing refused bail

Dundrum apartment complex to be evacuated over fire safety breaches

10th Ardoyne Twelfth Orange parade ruling to be challenged

First minister intervenes in Lennox dog row
Health Minister James Reilly in a consortium listed in Stubbs Gazette over €1.9m debt

Noonan hopes for 'significant' bank debt deal by October

11th Heartbreak as death row dog Lennox destroyed by Belfast council

North Belfast boy accused of trying to stab mother

500 scientists arrive for EuroScience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin

Recorded suicides rose 7% last year, according to the CSO
12th Chaotic scenes in courtroom as Michaela McAreavey accused are cleared of murder

In Pictures: Twelfth parades 2012

Ireland continues to achieve Troika targets

Ghost estate sells for €640,000; €10,159 per house
13th Owen Paterson in call over Northern Ireland parades

Loyalist band filmed outside north Belfast Catholic church

Ireland could join CERN for €1m says director general Rolf-Dieter Heuer

Two uninjured after small plane makes emergency landing in Wicklow

14th Portadown disorder man is charged

Boy, 11, dies in Donegal farm accident
€40,000 taken in Walkinstown cash-in-transit raid

Fianna Fáil's Niall Collins in call for Dublin crime task force

15th Mauritian newspaper publishes Michaela crime scene photos

Girl in 'life threatening' condition after falling into sea


Armed robbery in Dublin pub

Cork swimmer Steve Redmond completes 'Oceans7' challenge


16th Girl who died following incident at Portballintrae beach named as Bethany Cousins

Michaela photos: McGuinness to meet Mauritian High Commissioner


Castlerea Prison investigating the disappearance of two prisoners

Report finds link between recession and suicide
17th Michaela murder: PSNI asked to assist investigation

Police aware of identities of Paul McCauley attackers

€2bn stimulus package could create up to 13,000 jobs

Wind farm firm Element Power says it will create 2,000 jobs by 2018 in €8bn project


18th OFMDFM agree on Victims Commissioner and Maze project

Milk nightclub attack couple awarded £90,000 in damages

HSE to cease to exist by 2014, Cathal Magee to step down

Demolition of NAMA apartments in Longford
19th Lily Kerr claims she acted in the public interest in documents row

Poland flags burned on bonfires across Belfast on 11 July

Labour Court recommends halving public service sick pay entitlements

Record-breaking 48-tonne haul of silver recovered off Galway coast

20th Runkerry golf complex row: National Trust board member quits

Power cuts after fire at electricty substation in Galliagh

Call for Bloody Friday attackers to 'come clean' ahead of anniversary

Peter Darragh Quinn, Seán Quinn Jnr sentenced to three months jail over contempt

Irish government unveils design for memorial to abuse victims
21st Man arrested after teenage girl raped in Newtownards

Police attacked during disturbances in Londonderry

The Quinn family have responded to yesterday's prison sentences saying that the "real perpetrators" remain free

€2.6m worth of cannabis seized in Dublin raid

22nd Girl critical after collision with van in Newry

Four hooded men rob Belfast store
Paraic Casey dies attempting to swim English Channel

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch expects legislation to allow for abortion following report on X Case

23rd Man dies after being hit by lorry on Andersonstown Road

New moves in Michaela McAreavey murder case
Ex-Anglo Irish Bank executives in court

O'Connell Street Bank of Ireland branch forced to close after Occupy Dame Street protesters stage demonstration 


24th Boris Johnson London bus pledge welcomed by Ian Paisley

Criminal Justice Inspection report calls for intervention

Warrant issued for former hunger striker Tom McFeely

Property prices fall again in Dublin, nationally
25th £10,000 of diesel stolen from Crawfordsburn filling station

Ex-UUP aide Steven King still critically ill in India
Dublin judge slams Sean Quinn family's' 'dishonesty'

Why does it always rain on me? Madonna asks Irish audience as she sings in downpour

26th Nit combs are 'nothing new'

IRA bomber Paul Kavanagh's proposed new role creates upset
SIPTU may ballot health sector workers over longer working hours

Civil servants to face stricter performance ratings

27th Pipe bomb explodes outside house in Londonderry

Derry man 'active and prominent member' of RAAD

AIB mortgage rates to rise 0.5%

Nicola Furlong murder suspect to be tried as adult in Japan

28th Drink bottle 'DNA link' to alleged burglar

Man charged after drugs seizure at house on Saintfield Road, Belfast
Passer-by stops elderly man from being robbed at ATM in Galway

Body found in search for missing man off Valentia Island, Kerry


29th Woman, 32, faces Belfast armed robbery charges

Woman is raped in Limavady alleyway
Peter Darragh Quinn photographed at GAA match

Court of Arbitration dismiss Denis Lynch's appeal due to lack of jurisdiction

30th Row follows DRD decision not appeal discrimination case

Attack on PSNI vehicle in west Belfast was 'attempt to kill police'

Anthony Lyons jailed for six months for sexual assault

Writer Maeve Binchy dies aged 72
31st Claudy victim Marjorie Leslie calls for meeting with Martin McGuinness

Northern Bank downgrades economic forecast for Northern Ireland


Former hunger striker Tom McFeely wins appeal

Philip Doyle jailed for 11 years for baby's manslaughter

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August
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Nine injured in Derry ambulance accident

David Cameron hails Team GB's first Olympics gold medal win

Sinn Fein 'distances itself' from Sean Quinn

Live Register numbers fall by 2,300 in July
2nd Support overwhelming: says Olympic medallist Peter Chambers

Hydebank governor Gary Alcock charged with misconduct


Garda report critical of MCD over Phoenix Park disturbances

Drivers facing increase in number of penalty point offences at midnight

3rd Alan Campbell wins bronze in single sculls Olympic final

Glen Road, west Belfast, mortar bomb searches over

Funeral of Maeve Binchy marked in Dalkey, Co Dublin

Baby girl dies after falling out the window of a sixth floor Dublin apartment

4th Mother of accused physically restrained in court

Thousands attend Belfast annual Pride parade
Search after men spotted climbing down manhole near Dublin Castle

Kerry-born journalist and writer Con Houlihan dies at 86

5th Elderly man dies in one car crash in north Belfast

SDLP councillor Seamus Shields dies

NAMA employee bought property in agency's portfolio

Two 17-year-old kayakers rescued in Cork
6th Olympics: Wendy Houvenaghel blasts cycling team-mates & coach

Kellys bar familes demand inquiry into 1972 attack


Katie Taylor guaranteed Olympic medal after win

John Joe Nevin win guarantees Olympic medal
7th PwC Economic Outlook finds NI lost 11,000 jobs in two years

33 Police Service of Northern Ireland officers suspended in one year

Over 17,000 prison committals last year

2,000 cars taken off the road after failing NCT
8th Irish boxing: Paddy Barnes wins second Olympic medal

Norman Moffat murder: FBI studying cctv footage


NI cancer discovery paves way for better treatments

Seán Quinn says Quinn Insurance administration costs 'shocking'

Cian O'Connor wins Olympic bronze in showjumping,
Katie Taylor seals place in final,
Barnes secures at least bronze


Woman awarded €375,000 over father's sexual abuse

9th Cannabis worth £600,000 seized in Carrickfergus

Rider injured at Dundrod 150 motorcycling meeting

Katie Taylor wins Olympic gold for Ireland

Garda Representative Association says patrol car shortage is hampering policing

10th Motorcycle racer Lee Vernon dies after Ulster Grand Prix crash

London 2012: Boxer Michael Conlan loses Olympic semi-final

Four dead, three injured in Offaly crash
Bank of Ireland reports half yearly loss of €1.25 billion
11th Four arrested in Derry over petrol bombs

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band wins world championships

Gardaí investigation into alleged sexual assaults on three women

Man beaten with hammer, stabbed in Cork
12th Jim Wells responds to his re-tweet making fun of Irish

Hundreds take part in Ballymurphy protest

Gardaí call for witnesses to three separate road crashes

Confusion over Team Ireland homecoming
13th McIlroy hailed as 'wonderful ambassador' after US PGA win

NI Fire Service staff work in 'culture of fear'


Irish Olympic team arrives home

Two separate search operations off Clare and Cork
14th Belfast's Olympic boxers in open-top bus welcome

Ballymena fire causes 30 homes to be evacuated

Three bodies recovered from the sea after two search operations

Irish Olympic team arrives home to a warm welcome

15th Coleraine homecoming for Olympic medal-winning rowers

Northern Ireland unemployment figures increase again

Students receive Leaving Cert results

Ireland's Olympians attend reception in Farmleigh
16th Valuable accordions stolen from collector in Comber

MTV Europe Music awards generated £22m for Belfast

Second man to be charged by in connection with murder of Shane Geoghegan in 2008

Legal action flagged over non-payment of Household Charge

17th University of Ulster offers withdrawn due to error

Rasharkin parade passes off peacefully


Quinn daughters 'shocked' at Quinn Group Limited's liquidation

Over 50% of Irish mortgages in negative equity - Davy

18th Girl dies in horse riding accident in Londonderry

Neal Turkington's name added to Portadown war memorial

Seven Cork beaches close due to high E.coli levels

Four airlifted to hospital following separate incidents in Co Clare

19th University of Ulster offers extra places for engineering courses

Crowd attacks police in Craigavon
Woman arrested in Wexford over death of man at Ballyedmond

Taoiseach says Govt will not rest until economic sovereignty is reclaimed and restored at Michael Collins commemoration

20th Police apology to Derry mayor Kevin Campbell for raid

UDA denies issuing threat to Belfast journalist

Points increase for many third-level courses

State losing €860m to black market, says Retail Ireland
21st Jordanian Paralympic squad arrests over assault claim [in County Antrim]

'Hate campaign' against Protestant boxers

Universities seek major reform of points system

Irish nine-year bonds close below 6%
22nd Bail granted to Paralympian sex charge trio

Paralympic flame lit at Slieve Donard in NI

Man dies following Dublin stabbing

Irish banks second lowest for granting loans - research
23rd NI bucks the national trend in GCSE exam results

Brian Shivers ill-health leads to additional charges withdrawal


Body found in James Sheehan search

Receiver appointed to Greenstar waste company
24th Ground Zero architect Daniel Libeskind selected for Maze site

Fake Facebook voucher offer scam
Government says second bailout can be avoided through Permanent TSB restructure and promissory note deal

Agreement reached in Dublin Airport taxi dispute

25th Seven police officers injured in Belfast parade disturbances

Boy picks up WW2 bomb on County Londonderry beach

RIC War of Independence deaths remembered at service

Value-based property tax 'crazy' - IPAV
26th Belfast marks Paralympic Games with celebration concert

Swimmer rescued by lifeboat near Cushendall


Army in 21-gun salute send-off to Tall Ships as festival draws to an end

53 arrests at Marlay Park concerts

27th £145k bill due to metal thefts at Translink and NI Water

Urgent talks called after Belfast parade trouble

Man charged over attack on Irish men in Australia

Over 1,200 unemployed people have benefits cut
28th Maginnis quits Ulster Unionist Party

No plan to remove Billy Hunter tributes at Belfast Asda store

Revenue defends Target Express action

Unions say allowance cuts for new teachers will erode 'goodwill'
29th Northern Ireland racer Trevor Ferguson dies in Manx crash

Women put into boot as men beaten at Randalstown forest

Post mortem on body of woman discovered in Dundalk house

NAMA gives Granard group extra time to secure loan for town centre site
30th Vivenne McCord in legal challenge to PSNI's rehiring policy

Sinn Fein MP Pat Doherty backed loyalist band cash bid

Health Service Executive announces €130m of cuts to be made before end of year

Cork Target Express staff end sit-in after liquidators' assurances
31st Ulster Bank outlines compensation scheme

Bethany Firth wins gold medal at Paralympics in London

Benefits appeal woman Cecilia Burns from Strabane has died

Exploitation case worker not entitled to €92,000 award

Ireland's unemployment 5th highest in the EU

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September
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Arvalee Special School 'devastated' by suspicious fire

Woman's arm is broken by robbers in west Belfast
Darragh McDonald, Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop win gold medals at Paralympic Games in London

Clare Daly resigns from the Socialist Party after row over her support for Mick Wallace

2nd Ten PSNI officers injured during Belfast parade trouble

£1k raised for Oscar Knox stolen in Omagh

Two arrested after man critically injured in Co Clare shooting incident

Small attendance at Smithfield Horse Fair

3rd DARD being moved from Belfast to Ballykelly

Police blame loyalists for Belfast parade trouble
Man killed in Dublin shooting, second man injured

Body of child discovered in Co Cork house

4th Police chief urges action as violence flares in Belfast

Theresa Villiers to be new NI Secretary

Armed checkpoints set up in Alan Ryan murder probe

Tax receipts 1.7% ahead of target
5th Missiles thrown at police during north Belfast trouble

41 job losses as Portstewart care home closes


Mother charged over son's death in Cork

Cork search for missing diver ends for the night
6th North Belfast riots: Robinson and McGuinness meet Baggott

Royal Black Institution apology to St Patrick's Church over march

ECB announces new and potentially unlimited bond-buying programme

School sending some students home early due to budget cuts
7th Orange Order holding parade talks

Paralympics 2012: Jason Smyth clinches T13 200m gold medal

Man's body found in Bantry housing estate

Work continuing on Irish bank debt issue - European Commission
8th Three petrol bombs thrown at house in Newtownabbey

Farm machinery destroyed in fire at Clandeboye Estate


TV licence no solution to lower revenues: Rabbitte

Search to resume for diver missing off Cork coast
9th Codie, the collie dog who was set on fire, is put to sleep

Thousands attend BBC Proms in Park at Titanic slipway


Alan Shatter condemns events at Real IRA man Alan Ryan funeral

Man is charged over Dublin stab killing
10th Eglinton Paralympian Smyth misses out on gold post box

BBC reporter takes an Ecar test drive across Northern Ireland

Irish Paralympians given heroes' welcome at Dublin airport

Irish survey says lack of understanding of mental health issues
11th 'Paedophile' Facebook page monitored by police

Mark Keenan jailed over balcony fall death of Jamie Murray

Australian man in court charged with David Greene murder

Goat-herders sought for Howth Head project
12th FG Wilson: 760 jobs to go in Northern Ireland

Taxi driver John Flynn in legal bid over UVF collusion probe

Meeting in Dublin on cross-border roads later

Arrears in Dublin City Council housing scheme triple
13th Scott Vineer attack in Lisburn: teenager arrested

Judge rejects $45m loan transfer appeal bid

Kingsmills victims' relatives unhappy with Taoiseach meeting

Over 1,100 Nissan cars recalled in Ireland
14th Peter Robinson seeks Irish government apology

Ken Cleland, Maze development board appointee, faces legal action

Smoke inhalation cause of death in Roscommon fire

Vodafone to donate €40,000 over unsolicited marketing communications
15th Slurry tank incident underway in Hillsborough

Alan Ryan Dublin funeral: Three charged
Kate topless photos carried in Irish Daily Star tabloid

Three men charged with IRA membership

16th Nevin Spence killed in County Down slurry accident

Man stabbed to death at Parkmore, Craigavon
Independent News & Media says closing Irish Daily Star over photos 'disproportionate'

Post mortem on 11-year-old Offaly girl inconclusive

17th Spence family deaths: NI farming community 'reeling'

O'Dowd critical of Gove move on GCSEs

Kate topless pictures: Irish government to revisit privacy bill

Hospital consultants' starting wage to fall by 30%
18th Ulster Covenant march: Parties meet Parades Commission

Complaints about NI doctors up 20% in year

Government fails to meet public service allowances targets

Almost 350 jobs saved in US group's buy-out of Clerys
19th NI Boundary Commission electoral map review cost revealed

Court action over south Belfast vested homes


Irish government fails to meet savings targets on public sector allowances

Irish writer wins prestigious award in UK
20th Wrightbus set to supply 600 London buses

Scott Vineer attack: New witness comes forward

Woman who refuses to stop attending lectures at GMIT faces arrest

First-time outpatient waiting list doubles to 340,000
21st Dissident republicans blamed for Strand Road, Derry, bombs

Marion Millican murder: Fred McClenaghan jailed for at least 16 years

Gardaí to probe Suicidology association fund irregularity

Two charged over attack on Irishman in Western Australia
22nd 'Meteor shower' over Northern Ireland 'space junk'

Staff threatened in Castlereagh shop robbery

Red C/Sunday Business Post poll suggests rise in Sinn Féin support

Over 300 people protest over the closure of a respite centre for adults in Abbeyleix, Co Laois

23rd Nevin Spence memorial: Fans mourn 'brightest and best'

Knockevin Special School damaged in vandal attack

Appeal after Irishwoman goes missing in Australia

Father and daughter charged over €1.5m drug seizure
24th Baby dies in Antrim road accident

40 jobs go at staff training firm First4Skills

'Fundamental reform' of public sector pay needed - Minister Brendan Howlin

27-year-old man dies after Portarlington shooting

25th A month of rain falls in several days in some parts of NI

Elderly fisherman dies in Donegal drowning accident

Gardaí to speak to child who saw father shot dead in Dublin

Two Irish students win European young scientist award in Bratislava

26th Parades Commission rules on Ulster Covenant Orange Order parade

Communisis relocates 46 jobs from Lisburn to Crewe

Roisin Shortall resigns as junior health minister

House prices see biggest gain since 2007 - CSO
27th Residents urge peaceful protest at Covenant parade

Adams rejects Dolours Price claims over IRA

Man charged with rape and murder of Jill Meagher in Melbourne

Two men questioned after allegedly spying on Dublin garda headquarters
28th Clarehill Plastics Ltd fined after worker's arm is amputated

SDLP cancels pub crawl after cheap drinks promotion criticism

Department of Finance figures show nearly €4m paid to former ministers last year

SO figures show increase in burglaries, fraud and kidnappings
29th Ulster Covenant: Thousands on centenary parade

Two charged after drugs found in Carrickfergus house
Tánaiste meets Ban Ki-moon in New York

Three men charged with possession of €1.5m worth of cannabis
30th David Mills dies from his injuries after Ballynahinch attack

BNP leader Nick Griffin defends Fenian comment on Twitter

Jill Meagher's mother thanks public for support

Joan Burton regrets Roisin Shortall's decision to resign

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October
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st  Man charged with David Mills' murder in Ballynahinch

Gay marriage proposal rejected by Stormont assembly members

Social Justice Ireland criticises proposal to cut child benefit

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz says austerity almost never works to resolve economic downturns
2nd Kieran Murphy and Laurence McAllister convicted of drug smuggling bid in Scotland

Mike Nesbitt says John McCallister unity remark 'wrong'

Irishwoman Easkey Britton makes surf waves in Iran

Barnardos calls for more modest child benefit payment
3rd Nicolas Cage receives damages and apology over online story

Church of Ireland to reveal new Primate of All-Ireland
Banks misreported thousands of customers' credit histories to credit body

Defence Forces 'not fit for purpose' after cuts, PDFORRA conference hears

4th Substantial bomb made safe by army bomb experts in north Belfast

Derry woman Dorothy Carlyle beaten and stabbed in South Africa

Education Minister announces major overhaul of Junior Certificate

Man dies in waste disposal truck incident in Dublin
5th Ardoyne bomb was 'mortar type' device

Facebook page shows Belfast women walking home after night out

Eamon Gilmore says 'context' referred to Government stability

Central Bank says further pay revisions needed

6th Joe Brolly donates kidney to St Brigid's GAC coach

Mother and child rescued from Warrenpoint fire
35-year-old charged over John Wilson murder

Two viable explosive devices made safe in Limerick

7th Firework: Man 'could lose eye' after firework incident

John Hume, SDLP, receives papal honour in Londonderry

Richard Bruton confirms up to 8,000 public sector redundancies will be sought

Investigation under way into cause of Dublin pub fire

8th Millie Martin trial: Mother and partner in tears at evidence

Massereene barracks, scene of Real IRA attack, for sale

Three former Anglo Irish Bank executives charged with unlawfully helping group of investors

Revenue seizes eight million contraband cigarettes at Dublin Port

9th Dunloy alert: Bomb found near Catholic church

IRA supergrass Raymond Gilmour 'abandoned' by MI5


20,000 farmers demonstrate in Dublin over funding concerns

Kerry Group to create up to 900 jobs in Kildare

Two held as 50 puppies recovered from two cars in Dublin

10th Omagh kidnap investigation: Men due in court

Decisions due on NI coastline energy projects

Up to 36,000 Toyotas in Ireland to be recalled as fault found in window switch of seven million vehicles worldwide

Teenager injured in Dublin shooting

11th Five IRA accused can be named - judge

Marie Stopes private abortion clinic to open in Belfast
Parents of severely brain-damaged child face €500,000 legal bill over failed court action

Paddy Power to create 600 jobs in Dublin

12th Controversial loyalist band members arrested

Martin McGuinness says Sinn Fein remains opposed to abortion liberalisation

Joan Burton pledges no cuts to 'core' social welfare rates in Budget

Trade surplus rose by €1 billion to record high of €4.9 billion in August
13th Teenager charged over Ahoghill and Portglenone attacks

Players and supporters in brawl during Dungannon Swifts/Linfield game

Man arrested after suspect device found in Dublin

Priory Hall residents march to mark one year since they were forced to leave their homes over fire safety concerns
14th E. Coli cases linked to Flicks restaurant in Belfast

Two men arrested in Belfast over National Front leaflets

5,000 attend rally in support of Quinn family

Man arrested after Romanian man stabbed dead in Co Cavan
15th Joe Brolly kidney transplant to Shane Finnegan fails

E. coli outbreak: Almost 70 people could be affected

New drug price deal to save over €400m

Enda Kenny says TDs should raise issues within the party
16th Lisa Dorrian: Police begin search of land in Comber

Lord Morrow says human trafficking rising in Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster leading IRA victims' delegation for Dublin meeting

Human rights of St Patrick's prisoners 'ignored or violated'
17th Andrew Allen murder: brother leaves Londonderry after death threat

Robinson and McGuinness meet amid DUP-Sinn Fein tension

New poll shows Sinn Féin losing out to Fianna Fáil

Arrest in search for Irish woman missing in Wales
18th Police investigate Belfast baby girl's sudden death

Marie Stopes: Call for investigation into Belfast abortion clinic
Enda Kenny seeks implementation of EU agreement on debt

CSO figures show significant increase in number of people with no religion

19th Police Ombudsman investigation into UVF collusion claims

John Larkin abortion comments totally wrong - Sinn Fein

Seán Quinn Jnr released from prison after case is adjourned for two weeks

Discount retailer to create 300 jobs
20th Cipriani restaurant forced to change name in trademark dispute

Londonderry arson attack causes £200,000 damage

Cork ambulance protest group ends 85km stretcher push

Bruton on five-day investment mission to US West Coast
21st Newtownbutler: man killed in house fire

Fianna Fail accuses Irish government of neglecting Northern Ireland

Debt deal stands despite Angela Merkel's remarks - Pat Rabbitte

Two children killed in Co Galway road crash
22nd Dundonald teenagers 'beaten by carloads of men'

Families welcome Police Ombudsman investigation into UVF collusion claims

Francois Hollande backs debt deal for Ireland

Ireland's deficit reduced to 13.4% in 2011 from 30.9% in 2010
23rd Countdown to NI 's digital TV switchover underway

NI health negligence claims cost £116m over five years

Girl suing parents over fatal car crash

90 jobs lost at poultry plant in Co Cavan
24th NI soldier killed in Afghanistan

MI5 downgrades dissident Irish republican GB threat

Sean Quinn Jr jailing 'amply justified' says court

Teachers from Dublin schools protest over new pay structures
25th Woman's car hijacked in Corporation Street, Belfast

Jail term warning for shining laser pens at aircraft

US software firm Yapstone creating 120 jobs in Drogheda

Ireland suspends aid channelled through Ugandan government
26th Newtownabbey murder: police investigate drugs links

Gallaher cigarette factory owners JTI fined 150k after worker killed

Irish Ferries vessels involved in 'minor incident'

Human arm found on south Dublin beach
27th Man, 76, is killed in Dungannon farm accident

Arsonists destroy two Carrickfergus buildings

Funding at reasonable price critical to Ireland's recovery - Joan Burton

Half of farmers have no identified successor - survey
28th Third man arrested over Danny McKay murder in Newtownabbey

Oscar Knox home in Belfast after treatment setback

Alan Shatter criticises 'inaccurate' report in Sunday Independent

Gardaí seek help to find missing Aoife Phelan
29th Pearse Jordan inquest jury fails to agree on key aspects of IRA man's killing

Man charged over pensioner attack in Abetta Parade, Belfast


Gardaí investigating fatal Dublin stabbing

Thousands take part in Dublin City Marathon; Ndungu wins for second year in a row
30th Afghanistan death marine and medic's bodies repatriated

Gerard Gibson's mother in legal challenge against Historical Enquiries Team

Report favours St James's for new National Children's Hospital

Mullingar shopping centre evacuated after fire
31st DUP help to defeat coalition government over EU budget vote

QUB gets £32m to set up new Centre for Experimental Medicine


Society has failed tragic teenager Erin says priest

Eircom to shed 2,000 jobs by 2014

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November
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Northern Ireland prison officer shot dead in motorway ambush

Storm over Stonewall's Cardinal Keith O'Brien 'bigot' award


Merkel says sustainability of sovereign debt to be determined by eurozone finance ministers

Man critical after Halloween costume catches fire
2nd David Black murder - Irish police make arrest over prison officer attack

Tony McCoy breaks teeth in Wetherby fall

Catherine Gowing: More remains found in hunt for vet

Seán Quinn Snr begins nine-week prison sentence over contempt of court
3rd Footballer Scott Allan was driving crash car in Portsmouth

Clinton condemns prison officer killing

Over 2,000 take part in anti-abortion march in Co Mayo

1,500 home help workers protest over HSE cuts
4th Two critical after Portadown road crash

Scrabble: Belfastman Paul Gallen wins UK title

Noonan unable to reduce banks' 'historic' salaries

Man's body discovered in Waterford
5th Ballymena firm Patton facing cash pressures

Quinn protesters block Derrylin factory entrance
Nine questioned as police probe Ecstasy haul

Ugandan govt to repay €4m that went missing from Irish Aid funds


Irish emigrant loses two sons in US superstorm Sandy

6th David Black funeral: Killers 'bloodthirsty criminals'

Derry City faithful turn out for cup winning homecoming
Gabriel Byrne: Irish Gathering 2013 'seen as scam' by Irish Americans

Supreme Court hears appeal against Children's Referendum campaign decision

7th David Black murder: Man, 46, arrested in Lurgan

Housing Executive wins first stage of court battle with Lord Rana

Man arrested after discovery of body in Co Laois search

Irish growth forecast trimmed again by European Commission
8th Hundreds attend Enniskillen Poppy Day bomb service

Fermanagh man shot at crows from moving car
Taoiseach accepts 'European of the Year' award from German publishers

Islands voting in Children's Referendum

9th Chief Constable voices concerns ahead of City of Culture

DUP concern over ex-agents after BBC 'IRA-supergrass' probe

Daniel O'Donnell sets UK chart record with 25 years album sales

24-year-old man charged with murder of Aoife Phelan
10th Several hundred attend pro-choice rally in Belfast

SDLP to hold other Stormont parties 'to account'
Post mortem confirms former garda was murdered in Cavan

Tánaiste says Irish nationalism is united in rejecting murder

11th Enda Kenny in Enniskillen Remembrance tribute

Man dies after balcony fall in Strabane nightclub


Children's Referendum amendment passed by 58% of voters

Two men die in Offaly plane crash
12th Bomb near Belfast school may have been car 'booby trap'

Stormont MLAs vote for NI amateur boxing association

Ireland wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

300 jobs announced for Dublin and Galway
13th Stormont to vote on whether to exclude DUP's Jim Wells

Increase in waits in emergency wards
Minister formally apologises after less than a third of student grants processed

Average debt per person in Ireland nearly €40,000

14th Bertie Acheson killing: woman charged with pensioner's manslaughter

Hayley Fullerton: 'Hospital failings' ahead of death

Health Minister James Reilly seeks report following woman's death after miscarriage at University Hospital Galway

All 27 National Irish Bank branches closed today
15th NI 'considered' among UK locations to host 2013 G8 summit

Coroner John Leckey suspends inquests into controversial killings


Irish deputy prime minister calls for same-sex marriage referendum

285 staff to be made redundant by Liberty Insurance
16th Child treated for burns in hospital after Ballymena fire

David McConaghie arrested over David Simpson office 'toilet camera'

Savita Halappanavar - Irish embassy protest over death

Ireland's spend on health above European average -  OECD
17th Funeral of PA Maglochlainn, NI gay rights campaigner to be held on Saturday

Belfast city centre lights up for Christmas

Rallies held around Ireland in memory of Savita Halappanavar

Thousands rally in support of Our Lady's Hospital in Navan
18th Belfast priest Fr Hugh Kennedy will not be prosecuted

James McClean: Police investigate reports of 'threats' against fooballer


James Reilly cautions against rushed response on abortion legislation

Immigrant Council of Ireland criticises doubling of registration fee
19th Northern Ireland man dies in Australia road accident

Anti-bullying week begins at Northern Ireland schools

Some RTÉ current affairs staff disciplined after mistakes in presidential debate

Many consumers confused by food expiry dates
20th Seamus Fox killing 'not seen' by Woodbourne PSNI officers

Mini-skirt taunt sexual harassment victim awarded £27,000

David Cameron confirms G8 summit to be held in Co Fermanagh

Dublin City Council proposes eight 'quiet areas'

Off-duty pilot helps land Lufthansa plane at Dublin Airport
21st All NI health trusts miss four-hour A&E target

Ann Travers: Flashbacks of sister's murder after McArdle appointment



Sinn Féin X Case motion defeated

Garda Commissioner says 25 gangs are operating in the State
22nd David Ford in plan to cut legal aid bill for civil cases

Millie Martin trial: Mother sobs during court questioning

Dublin ambulance stolen as patient attended to

Irish President defends Savita inquiry remarks
23rd Altnagelvin Hospital wards evacuated in fire

G8 summit means PSNI needs 2,000 GB officers
Man dies while clearing ditches in Cork

Co-author of Frontline report takes legal proceedings over BAI claims

24th Peter Robinson: Catholic 'majority want NI to stay in UK'

Shots fired at man leaving east Belfast club

10,000 attend Dublin anti-austerity demonstration

Irish Daily Star editor resigns over topless Duchess of Cambridge photos
25th Two Titanic menus fetch more than £100,000 at auction in England

Hijackers drag man from car in Finaghy, south Belfast

Mayor turns on Christmas tree lights on O'Connell Street in Dublin

Rally in support of Israel takes place in Dublin
26th David Ford signals turnaround on Magilligan prison closure

Concentrix Technologies creating 100 IT jobs in Belfast

Savita Halappanavar's family issue public inquiry ultimatum

Convicted District Court Judge Heather Perrin offers to resign
27th Man arrested after woman falls from fourth floor flat in Belfast

Bombardier Belfast welcomes £4.8bn jet deal
Director of SAFE Ireland says 11,000 women and children used their services

Cystic Fibrosis patients waiting for inpatient room at St Vincent's Hospital

28th Large drop in tourists to Northern Ireland

Former Ireland rugby international David Tweed guilty of child abuse

Former district court judge Heather Perrin is jailed for deception

Dublin school 'inundated' with offers of help
29th Partner found Pauline Haveron dead in bath

David Black's widow tells of 'desperate pain'

Anglo Irish Bank in legal action against Ernst & Young

Wealthy schools benefiting from tax back scheme

30th Facebook given 72 hours to remove paedophile monitoring page

Naomi Long criticises DUP over 'direct attack' on flag issue

Judge directs that nun be found not guilty in indecent assault trial

Irishman is found guilty of Tenerife murder in 2010

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December
  Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
1st Killultagh Estates reports £46m loss

Lundy's Day: Thousands attend 'peaceful' Londonderry parade
Poll shows 85% of people support X Case ruling abortion legislation

Constitutional Convention meets for first time, Kenny commits to referendums on each decision


2nd GAA investigates Crossmaglen player's racial abuse claim

Kingsmills Massacre: Sectarian attack on memorial to IRA victims


Third arrest made over fatal Dublin stabbing

Government deny reports of divisions ahead of Budget
3rd Trouble erupts in Belfast after council votes to change Union flag policy

Convicted paedophile seeks damages from Facebook

A charity calls for 'lunatics' term to be removed from Irish law

Up to 1,000 new jobs projected for Shannon aviation sector
4th Millie Martin murder: Barry McCarney found guilty

Laura McNamee leaves her home amid flag vote threats

Eamon Kelly (65) dies after gun attack in Killester, Dublin

Eamon Gilmore says Budget is 'very tough' but fair
5th Press photographers must hand over Ardoyne riot pictures

Armed robbers target elderly couple in County Londonderry

Burton defends allowance cuts in Budget

Property tax, child benefit cut among key measures in 2013 Budget
6th Droppin' Well bombing: Atrocity remembered 30 years on

Union flag protests: Suspend demonstrations says Peter Robinson

Govt defends cuts to respite care grants in Budget 2013

Foreign ministers attend OSCE summit in Dublin
7th Naomi Long: 'Death threat' against Alliance party MP

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemns recent NI violence


Man arrested in connection with Dublin city death

Search underway for two men after crash in Galway
8th Belfast flag protests: Loyalists clash with police after rally

Londonderry rocket: Three men charged with terror offences

Appeal for witnesses to an assault in Temple Bar

Three family members die in Co Leitrim house fire
9th Belfast flag protests: Loyalists march through Londonderry

Tyrone teenagers Kevin Conway and Lisa O'Donnell killed in crash

Over 1,500 people protest in Waterford seeking to maintain and retain hospital services

Two released without charge in Eamon Kelly murder investigation

10th Police car petrol-bombed opposite MP Naomi Long's office

Londonderry court: Three men appear on rocket charges
County Cork house fire: Elderly man dies

100 jobs promised at Dublin IT firm

11th Jeffrey Donaldson and Edwin Poots threatened: DUP

Ninth day of flag protests in Northern Ireland

Census shows gap between Protestants and Catholics narrows to 3% in Northern Ireland

FF say they will make Govt TDs vote 'line by line' on cuts

ESRI study reveals over 20% live in jobless households
12th Pat Finucane murder: 'Shocking state collusion', says PM

Man faces Peter Robinson death threat charge

First stage of Social Welfare Bill passed with no Government defections

IMC strikes gold in north Co Wexford

13th Union flag: DUP's Arlene Foster urges end to street protests

Conal McDevitt and Guy Spence receive death threats

Labour TD Colm Keaveney votes against Social Welfare Bill

Cork woman gives birth to second child via robotic surgery
14th Declan Gormley wins libel case against Sinn Fein

Press photographer's home targeted in Mayobridge pipe bomb attack
People of black ethnicity in Republic report highest level of discrimination

Woman awarded €170,000 after loss of baby


15th Hundreds attend Belfast peace vigil

Belfast cleric starting Black Santa charity sit-out

Former Clare GP acquitted of deception charges

Voicemail hacker awaits sentence
16th Belfast City Hall: more than 1,000 join peace vigil

Police appeal over Newry armed robbery

Former Kerry footballer Páidí Ó Sé dies aged 57

Man charged over murder of Shane Rossiter
17th Trouble flares at flag protests in Belfast

Londonderry man jailed for 13 years for Strand Road bombing

Eishtec to create 250 jobs at Wexford call centre

Eamon Gilmore says deal on legacy bank debt will be a priority for Irish EC presidency
18th Union flag protests pass off peacefully in Belfast

Michaela McAreavey murder: Moneea suing Mauritian police

Govt confirms 'legislation with regulations' on abortion based on X case

Four Irish on Forbes '30 under 30' list

19th Sinn Fein and Alliance politicians sent bullets in the post

Police Ombudsman orders new Loughinisland massacre inquiry

Former minister Frank Fahey receives apology and 'six-figure sum' in libel action

Rabbitte taken aback by 'vigour' of bishop 'culture of death' abortion warning

20th Bloody Sunday: Soldiers face questions in police murder investigation

Northern Ireland's five main party leaders discuss flag protests

Seven people injured after chemical spill in Co Clare

Ireland has highest birth rate of 27 European Union nations
21st Union flag protests: 30 demonstrations in Belfast

Michael McIlveen murder retrial sought by PPS

President leads tributes to Minister of State Shane McEntee

Former Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick released on bail
22nd Incident at Bangor police officer's home was murder bid

72 prisoners in NI get Christmas home leave

Two held after €1m Dublin cannabis seizure

Weather warnings as Christmas travel rush begins
23rd Suspicious fire at Catholic church in Whitehead

High winds block Northern Ireland roads

Fatal house fire in Co Carlow

Journalist Arthur Quinlan dies aged 92
24th Men appear in court in Londonderry after hammer attack

Search continues for missing Belfast man Harry Warwick
Up to 180,000 people expected to travel today

Gerry McEntee criticises anonymous attacks on his late brother


25th Church leaders deliver festive calls of hope and reconnection

Loyalists to continue demonstrations at Alliance MP's office

Cardinal Seán Brady reiterates Catholic Church's anti-abortion stance

Wide range of charity events take place

26th Lurgan families return home following security alert

Pipe bomb was left outside Lurgan house

70% of retailers open for post-Christmas Day sales in urban areas

Charities report surge in calls for help over Christmas period

27th Michaela McAreavey murder: Mauritius police reportedly identify suspect

Three released after stabbing in Skegoneill, north Belfast

Oireachtas committee to examine social media role

70% of householders have paid charge, says Minister Phil Hogan
28th British government had several strategies to end 1981 hunger strike

Sinn Fein rejects claim that TD was linked to 50 murders

State papers reveal pro-life amendment concerns

Man arrested in Sandra Collins investigation
29th Union flag protests held in Belfast

Petrol bomb attack on house in Newtownards, County Down

Investigation underway after a man's body was found on a Dublin Street

Man dies in hospital after shooting incident in Co Kildare

30th Bomb under policeman's car - PSNI blame dissident republicans

Alexander McKee disappearance: body found during searches

Shannon Airport will become independent of DAA

Irish Coast Guard saves 161 lives in 2012
31st Dissident republicans 'remain determined to kill'

Boy dies after being hit by empty car in Dundonald

Ceremony to mark Ireland's EU presidency

Death of Ireland's oldest woman

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