"Santa is an informer' became the latest piece of graffiti to be daubed in republican areas of Belfast this week. Over the past ten days four republicans have been named as British Agents in the Irish media, another three names are also being mentioned. The volume of names being 'leaked' has led to suspicion that British intelligence is attempting to detract attention from its role in bringing down the Stormont Assembly while simultaneously sowing confusion within republican ranks.
The family of Pat Finucane are canvassing cross-party support for a full public inquiry into his murder in 1989
Had it been almost anyone else other than Denis Donaldson revealed as an undercover British agent at the heart of Gerry Adams's inner sanctum, I doubt that the sense of shock and disappointment amongst republicans would have been quite so numbing.
Questions now arise over the Castlereagh 'break-in' in March 2002 and the IRA 'property portfolio' and links between the police and loyalist paramilitaries. By Colm Heatley
Evidence that the British sabotaged Irish constitutional settlement. By Vincent Browne
In the spirit of the pantomime season, here's a warning for the most senior members of Sinn Féin: "Look out, he's behind you".
Nearly 70 per cent of economic activity in the North revolves around the public sector, compared to 37 per cent in the South. Finance Minister Brian Cowen recently announced 75 billion in cross-border investment, while Peter Hain has declared that the North's economy can only be seen as part of an 'all-Ireland economy'. Surprisingly, this has received cross-party support. Colm Heatley reports
Although Gerry Adams expects the January report of the Independent Monitoring Commission to declare the IRA has kept its commitments to decommission, he believes the IMC's time is up, as it is inherently undemocratic, unaccountable and incompetent
A vegetarian, born-again Christian who doesn't drink, Rhonda Paisley would really like to be a painter. Her action against the DUP is not about 'Paisley versus Paisley', but about women's struggle for positions within the DUP. By Susan McKay
The British government has yet to respond to the call by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) on 13 November to begin talks with the group over its future, according to a senior figure within the organisation.