David McKittrick

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).

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Sean FitzPatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish, arriving at court in Dublin where he, along with two others, faces charges of trying to inflate the share price of the now-defunct bank

Ireland’s bankers in the dock: Anglo Irish chiefs charged with illegally bolstering bank’s share price

It was the bank that nearly broke Ireland. Now a nation holds its breath as its bosses face trial

Facing trial: The accused are former chairman and CEO Sean FitzPatrick, the ex-finance director Willie
McAteer and former chief financial officer Pat Whelan

Three bankers on trial in Dublin over crash that brought Ireland to its knees

Former executives accused in Dublin of providing illegal loans worth €450 during ‘Celtic Tiger’ boom 

Philomena Lee in Dublin at the launch of the Philomena Project, a campaign to open up Irish adoption records

Philomena Lee's tragic tale was made into a film starring Judi Dench - but her battle continues

Philomena Lee, the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, launches project to help find children who were forcibly adopted

Ian Paisley stepped down as Northern Ireland’s First Minister in 2008

The Rev Ian Paisley’s wrath for the unionist successor Peter Robinson who ‘broke his heart’

The veteran DUP politician has never recovered from Peter Robinson’s ‘plot’ to replace him

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, left, and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness; McGuinness accused unionist parties of 'dancing to the tune of extremists'

First Minister Peter Robinson brands Martin McGuinness a ‘dictator’ over breakdown of talks on future of Northern Ireland

Nationalist leader had blamed unionists for former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass’s failure

Rev Ian Paisley has moderated his views on certain issues in older age

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The former firebrand was looked back on his 60-year career in politics during a series of interviews with the BBC

Former US diplomat Richard Haass and co-chair Meghan O'Sullivan speak at the Stormont hotel in Belfast. Overnight talks failed to find agreement on any of three topics

Disappointment as Northern Irish deal eludes parties

“This process is not dead, but it is far from finished,” says American diplomat chairing talks

US envoy Richard Haass said talks would conclude on Monday

Talks on the future of Northern Ireland in balance as time runs out to secure a deal

Negotiators making final push for breakthrough on how to regulate contentious marching and flag-flying, and on how to deal with issues arising from the country’s violent past

Chief Supt Harry Breen (left) and Supt Bob Buchanan were shot dead in 1989 shortly after meeting a senior garda in Dundalk, Co Louth. An officer tipped off the IRA about their movements

Irish police colluded in IRA killing of Northern Irish officers

Superintendents were betrayed by Garda counterparts after visit south of border, inquiry concludes

Reid would eventually witness the IRA putting its weapons beyond use

Obituary: Father Alec Reid

Activist who helped forge peace in Northern Ireland by breaking the taboo of politicians talking to paramilitaries

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