Belfast-born David McKittrick has been reporting on Northern Ireland since 1971, He has written for the East Antrim Times, the Irish Times and was The Independent's Irish correspondent for many years. He is the author of several books including Making Sense of the Troubles (2000) and Lost Lives (1999).
23 March 2015 10:49 PM
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James Molyneaux: Ulster Unionist leader for 16 years who fought an ultimately losing battle to maintain the status quo
09 March 2015 06:08 PM
A leader of the Orange Order and associated organisations for almost half a century, he was never known as a bigot or as aggressive in his Protestantism
17 February 2015 09:23 PM
The decision to exclude the attacks at the Belfast boys' home from UK-wide inquiry into historical abuse will now be subjected to a judicial review
17 February 2015 07:07 PM
Seamus Daly has previously been ordered to pay damages to victims in civil court
23 December 2014 05:35 PM
David Cameron: "The financial package opens the way for economic security"
12 December 2014 05:57 PM
First Minister Peter Robinson: "To bribe us with our money comes a bit short of what’s required"
03 December 2014 05:26 PM
A political impasse between unionists and republicans has been deepened by public name-calling by prominent figures on both sides
19 October 2014 08:24 PM
Leaders from across political divide attend memorial to the Rev Ian Paisley, watched by David McKittrick
19 September 2014 07:08 PM
Unionists relieved, but Sinn Fein left disappointed
12 September 2014 06:38 PM
My grandmother would have been stunned at his remarkable journey
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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