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).
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.
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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