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).
Sir Alan Peacock: British economist who also chaired the Peacock Committee on the financing of the BBC in the 1980s
04 August 2014 11:00 PM
During his long life Sir Alan Peacock immersed himself in his chosen profession of economics – the so-called dismal science – but also in more pleasurable areas such as the arts and fine wines.
Joep Lange: Scientist and researcher in the forefront of the battle against HIV/Aids who was killed on Flight MH17
23 July 2014 12:00 AM
Joep Lange was one of the many Aids researchers who died in Ukraine on Flight MH17, depriving the world of an invaluable store of expertise on the HIV virus. For decades he combined meticulous research, theoretical insights, international administration and academic work with an astonishing passion and determination to fight the disease.
Kenny Kingston: Psychic to the stars whose list of visitors from the afterlife included, he said, Elvis, Diana and the Duchess of Windsor
18 July 2014 09:19 PM
Among the people Kenny Kingston kept in close contact with during his long and prosperous life were Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Windsor. Or so he said. His circle of acquaintances, he insisted, also encompassed large numbers of notable figures including John Wayne, Bette Davis and the Duchess of Windsor (before she died). Presidents Truman and Eisenhower consulted him, he said, on their electoral chances.
Inquiry blames ‘systemic failures’ after IRA suspects were wrongly told they were not wanted by police
17 July 2014 07:37 PM
A judge-led inquiry ordered after an IRA bomb suspect was wrongly given government assurance he was not wanted by UK police, has identified two other cases where similar errors were apparently made.
06 June 2014 06:11 PM
The "Irish Holocaust" saw hundreds of babies left to die – and the practice may have been more common than first thought
26 May 2014 12:35 AM
In elections in Dublin voters delivered what the Irish Prime Minister described as a wallop to his austerity-minded government, punishing his coalition and providing a breakthrough for Sinn Fein and other anti-establishment groupings.
02 May 2014 08:00 PM
The ethical dilemma raised by the arrest of Gerry Adams for a crime that took place in 1972
Jean McConville murder: The Protestant-turned-Catholic mother of 10 executed by the IRA – but not found for 31 years
01 May 2014 04:56 PM
It was not until 1998 that the IRA said they accepted full responsibility, promising to do all in their power to alleviate the 'incalculable pain and anguish' inflicted
30 April 2014 09:18 PM
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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