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The trouble is, tourists are not as interested in the peaceful side of Ulster

WITH THE promise of peace, no one will begrudge Northern Ireland its long-awaited boom in tourism. But many of Ulster's original tourists seemed to be more interested in seeing evidence of the troubles than anything else.

Now Trimble must woo the doubters

FOR David Trimble, the leader of the Ulster Unionists, yesterday's party executive endorsement was a crucial victory. But a tense, four-hour meeting provided ample signs of the test to which his leadership will be put in the coming months.

Irish Peace Talks: Angry loyalist demonstrators force their way through the locked gates of Stormont

AS the minutes to last night's talks deadline slipped away, hard- line loyalists launched a desperate last throw by forcing their way through the locked gates at Stormont and marching on the castle.

Irish Peace Talks: Blair and Trimble: the key contact

David McKittrick on the balancing act necessary to keep Unionists on board

Blair upbeat as peace edges closer

After relentless rounds of talks, Unionists on verge of accepting idea of cross-border body for Ireland

Loyalists in Ulster clash

POLICE in riot gear were called to an Orange hall in Northern Ireland last night after rival Unionist leaders confronted each other at a rally.

RUC urged to speed up reforms

The Royal Ulster Constabulary was last night accused of dragging its heels over reform for the peace process.

It's a mystery - the strange death of the Irish peace process in three gripping chapters

Today I am bringing you a complete murder mystery story in which YOU the detective will be presented with ALL the evidence necessary to solve the CRIME and then, after you have failed dismally to do it, I will give you the SOLUTION and you will bang your head on the steering wheel, saying "Lordy, Lordy, I should have seen that coming!"

i wish they would ...

Debbie Barham suggests how the great and the good could make themselves even greater and better in 1998.

Pop: Where they go, egos

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Mowlam talks with Paisley

Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam had talks with DUP leader Ian Paisley last night as part of her efforts to maintain the momentum of the Stormont peace process.

Will he stick his neck out for peace?

Profile: David Trimble has made some radical moves in his chequered career in loyalist politics. But now the leader of the Ulster Unionists faces his most critical decision, says David McKittrick

Blair signals move on Sinn Fein talks

Deepening gloom as marching impasse nears

Frailty, thy name is Williamson

When the Reverend Lucy Winkett was appointed a canon at St Paul's Cathedral, it was a first, and a cause for some celebration. But to Paul Williamson, most tireless adversary of women priests, it was yet again time to go to court. By Andrew Brown

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