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 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
24 January 2014 07:19 PM
Philomena Lee, the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, launches project to help find children who were forcibly adopted
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
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The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
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