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).
Hetty Bower: Political activist whose membership of the Labour Party stretched back to the days of Keir Hardie
15 November 2013 08:00 PM
Hetty Bower, who has died at the age of 108, had a life remarkable both for its longevity and for decades of indefatigable campaigning on a range of anti-war and left-wing issues. Despite failing eyesight and hearing, until a few months ago she was still taking part in protest marches, often delivering inspirational speeches. She was not only one of the oldest women in Britain but also one of the country’s oldest political activists.
05 November 2013 07:48 PM
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29 October 2013 06:14 PM
IRA terrorist turned Sinn Fein minister Gerry Kelly has threatened to reopen old wounds by revealing how he led the spectacular Maze jailbreak in 1983. He tells David McKittrick why he wrote his book, and why doesn’t regret blowing up the Old Bailey
29 October 2013 05:19 PM
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23 October 2013 09:47 PM
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06 October 2013 06:22 PM
Journalist who reported from the Far East for the BBC across three decades
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Former IRA commander repeatedly abused Aine Adams when she was aged between 5 and 9
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David McKittrick reports on former terrorist’s visit to Warrington, where two boys died 20 years ago in bombing
13 September 2013 08:51 PM
Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has criticised the British government’s decision not to set up a public inquiry into the Omagh bomb attack which killed 29 people in 1998.
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Presidents and poets pay tribute to Seamus Heaney as son reveals content of last text message sent by the Nobel laureate to his wife
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The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
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