Morning Post…

– NEWS LETTER: Jim Allister claims the sunset clause agreed by the Politburo OFMDFM amounts to ending the DUPs veto on a Sinn Fein Policing and Justice Minister after 2012…

– GUARDIAN: Mary Lou makes decision on Dublin Central seat in event of clash
– IRISH NEWS: Uncle Gerry’s woolly minded waistcoat

– NEWSWEEK: RIchard Haass on the need to bolster moderation as a viable course of action in Israel/Palestine

– IRISH TIMES: Anglo Bank… Midnight in Tokyo; Afternoon in Dublin

– DAILY TELEGRAPH: A 75% Government stake becomes 100%

– FINANCIAL TIMES: Allied Irish Banks down nearly 13 per cent, Bank of Ireland falling 13.3 per cent and Irish Life & Permanent down 5.5 per cent

– IRISH TIMES: Micheal Martin warns over the consequences of a second No Vote.

– PRESS ASSOCIATION: There is just that wee matter of the Bank of America bailout

– IRISH TIMES: Leader on the Junior Ministers… “It’s difficult to know what some of them do…”

– THE HERALD: Alex Salmond faces two inquiries by Scottish Parliamentary Standards Committee

– SCOTSMAN: Scottish pupils enter educational ‘Black Hole’ between P5 and Second Year

– BELFAST TELEGRAPH: One in ten schoolchildren in Northern Ireland are suffering from mental health conditions

– MORNING POST: Big Brother silences Tommy Sheridan’s rendition of the Fields of Athenry

– THE SUN: Gorgeous Gemma could be 75 and still be Miss Great Britain

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  • RepublicanStones

    ‘But no compulsory passport checks are to be imposed on the 224-mile land border between the republic and Northern Ireland, although ad hoc “intelligence-led” immigration checks will be carried out by mobile teams of Border Agency staff.’

    Because Finchley it ain’t !

    ‘Iran, the principal patron of both Hamas and Hizbullah and the greatest regional threat to Israel, may no longer think Israel is a helpless giant.’

    I doubt if Iran ever thought Israel was ‘helpless’.

  • RepublicanStones

    Regarding the Dail’s bailout of AIB, its reported nobody will be loosing their job….because they’re all now part of the public sector 😉

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    Regarding the passport issue, but it’s not such a big deal. Anytime I ever travelled to Britain, whether to see my relations of the ‘diaspora’ or an odd Man U game, I always brought my Irish passport with me. I wasn’t always asked to show it either but I felt more comfortable having it with me.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Jimbo doesnt just think it is the “ending the DUPs veto on a Sinn Fein Policing and Justice Minister after 2012…”

    But also that OFMDFM office will retain the repsonsibility for judicial appointments.

    Nothing from Robbo or Deputy Dodsy yet?

  • Mick Fealty

    Well it is only January (2009) Sammy…

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Well it is only January (2009) Sammy…

    … and a touch short of a political liftime

  • Rory Carr

    The Morning Star OnLine (not the Morning Post) were clear and correct in expressing some sanity on the “sectarian nature” of The Fields of Athenry.

    I enjoy this version (after a cup of saki or three):

  • Rory Carr


    DAILY TELEGRAPH: A 75% Government stake becomes 100%…

    Daily Telegraph?

    Daily Telegraph (incorporating the Morning Post) shurely? At least that is how it was back in the day*.

    *That would be pre-‘Gilbert and George’.

  • The Guardian piece refers to Immigration checks between GB and NI. I was met by one at International Airport coming off a plane from Heathrow at 11.30 this morning – they were looking for photo id from everyone. The article implies these checks will be more frequent. Surely no prob on flights where we need to carry photo id, but I think BMI still does not request it, so such checks at City could be a shock for some travellers

  • Silver Line

    It appears after 2012 P&J;reverts back to present situation a DUP Veto, JA talking nonscence as usual.