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Thursday, June 20, 2002

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More from the irrascable Brendan O’Neill, who really can’t stand the patronising attitude of some towards the Irish football team’s sojourn in the World Cup. No doubt the fact that the Irish fans were seen as the best of the …

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Thursday, June 20, 2002

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Trimble continues to apply pressure with the threat of leaving his post. Wrapped in similar metaphors, Nationalist commentator Maurice Hayes calls it marching, whilst Unionist columnist Steven King sees it as walking. This discussion explores some aspects of the two …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002

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With a Panorama documentary on BBC TV tonight, papers are full of stories relating to alleged collusion between the police and the paramilitaries. David McKittrick, John Ware, and David Sharrock have all written extensive articles. Rumours of the impending collapse …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002

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Peter Robinson’s appeal against the legality of the re-election of the First and Deputy First Minister comes to a head next Monday. It could lead to the meltdown, many have talked about and few outside the growing ranks of DUP …

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Monday, June 17, 2002

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It’s summer and trouble continues: in the streets and in the political backrooms, though the real threat to Trimble may come in form of next month’s meeting of the UUP’s executive. In Belfast Mayor Maskey intends to embrace the Union …

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Friday, June 14, 2002

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The forthcoming report by Metropolitan police commissioner Sir John Stevens into the Finucane murder finds collusion between the RUC and Loyalist paramiltaries and is causing it’s first rumbles today. Meanwhile leading Unionists claim that links between the Columbian leftist paramilitary …

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Thursday, June 13, 2002

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A bit further from the current street action and the cost of the Holy Cross dispute becomes clear. Johnny Adair’s brother is jailed for riotous behaviour at the time. New Lord Mayor Maskey visits the Presbyterian church. One Alliance counsellor …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002

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Argentina leave the World Cup and England under the cool hand of their Swedish manager fight on.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002

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Looks like Reid is standing firm on the status of the ceasefires. Meanwhile the rioting has tempted the normally anti-Republican Malachy O’Doherty to make a strong attack on Loyalist tactics.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002

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Full time: 3:0 It wasn’t always pretty, but it should do the team no harm to score three in open play. And what about England tomorrow? Here’s a Scottish perspective on the attitude of supporters in the Celtic Fringe towards …