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).
17 April 2014 12:00 AM
06 April 2014 07:07 PM
Former IRA commander is guest at event during Irish President Michael D Higgins’s state visit
Dr Edward Haughey: Businessman who came from ‘bandit country’ to amass a fortune with his pharmaceutical company
18 March 2014 01:29 PM
‘He was an absolute dynamo, a phenomenon, he couldn’t stop – that’s the sort of guy he was’
28 February 2014 09:38 PM
To understand this week’s controversy over on-the-run IRA suspects we need to look back to the lead-up to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the deal which paved the way to today’s more peaceful Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland First Minister, Peter Robinson, ‘incandescent with rage’ at Hyde Park bombing suspect debacle
26 February 2014 08:19 PM
His threat followed a strong reaction among unionists and some victims’ groups to a London judge’s dismissal of all charges against John Downey
26 February 2014 12:00 AM
25 February 2014 08:48 PM
The deal thrashed out between London and Sinn Fein over those suspected of involvement in historic acts of IRA terrorism was not exactly top secret, but nor was it advertised to the outside world.
18 February 2014 12:00 AM
For most ex dissidents – republican and extreme loyalist – the war in Northern Ireland is over. But last week's letter bombs are a reminder that a threat remains
Ireland’s bankers in the dock: Anglo Irish chiefs charged with illegally bolstering bank’s share price
05 February 2014 08:49 PM
It was the bank that nearly broke Ireland. Now a nation holds its breath as its bosses face trial
03 February 2014 10:58 PM
Former executives accused in Dublin of providing illegal loans worth €450 during ‘Celtic Tiger’ boom
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist