"The fall-out from the Northern Bank raid is that trust and confidence in the process are now at a very low level. The sooner we can deal with these issues straight up with the republican movement, the better.
Johnny Adair is released from prison this week, Suzanne Breen reports on where he'll be welcome and profiles his life of violence
Suzanne Breen profiles the violent career of Johnny Adair and discovers
his love of gold jewellery and Tina Turner
The kidnap of a Colombian FARC leader in Venezuela means that the country is no safe haven for the Colombia Three, whose whereabouts are still unknown, reports Michael McCaughan
The IRA makes up to £30 million a year from legitmiate and illegal businesses in Ireland and the UK. Suzanne Breen reports
Despite widespread belief that the Provisionals were responsible for the £22 million bank robbery, the culprits may never be convicted, writes Suzanne Breen
Lack of photographic evidence of decommissioning remains the major obstacle to the restoration of the North's political institutions, writes Suzanne Breen
The Humanising of David Trimble. By Fionnuala O Connor
If the road towards peace becomes straighter and smoother in time, no one looking back can ignore how tragedy reshaped this summer. Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams look strengthened by the outcome of Omagh. The psychology is simpler than the politics: one should feed the other. But an altered David Trimble may still need more than can be given at this point, by the organisation Gerry Adams has helped change in tune with himself and the community he comes from.
IRA 1760 (53%)
Other Republicans 199 (6%)
Loyalists 920 (28%)
Security Force 355 (11%)
Total Killings 3330
(These figures are taken from “An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993” by Malcolm Sutton and all available figures on killings since 1993)
A chronology of the deaths through the Northern Ireland troubles
January 9, 1971: The IRA murdered six civilians in a land mine explosion at Brougher Mountain, near Trillick, Co Tyrone.
January 30, 1972: The British Army murdered 14 Catholics in Derry on what has become known as “Bloody Sunday”.