13 April 2006 Edition

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At that point we close the chapter . . . or we close the book. Tony Blair at the Navan Centre, Armagh, sets a 24 November deadline for the restoration of devolved government in the Six Counties, 6 April.

We acknowledge the speedy statement from the IRA disassociating themselves from this murder. We believe that statement to be true. Statement issued by the family of Denis Donaldson 8 April.

I think back all the time. I go back to the things I have done in my day and some of them I would possibly have done differently. Ian Paisley reflects on the past on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Belfast Telegraph 6 April.

Paisley heads up a community whose members are lost and politically sleepwalking. Tom McGurk on the lack of political leadership shown by the DUP. Sunday Business Post, 9 April.

In the end, Ian Pisley did become king of the uinionist castle. Now, every morning he can wake up, close one eye and be king. Tom McGurk, Sunday Business Post, 9 April.

I used to get called a closet Shinner. The term 'Castle Catholic' applies to some members of the SDLP. Former prominent SDLP member Martin Morgan describes the party's leadership of that party, Daily Ireland, 10 April.

Martin Morgan explained how when canvassing during the 2001 council elections the public would not believe the SDLP is a United Irealnd party. Daily Ireland, Monday, 10 April.

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