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).
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
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.
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