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).
Secret agent Raymond Gilmour who infiltrated IRA to become supergrass accuses MI5 of abandoning him to a life of mental anguish
09 October 2012 06:12 PM
A one-time police agent who passed on information about the IRA has surfaced in England with claims that MI5 have left him destitute and failed to protect him against republicans.
29 September 2012 08:30 AM
Belfast residents have appealed for calm amid fears a major Protestant march today could result in disturbances on the streets.
Belfast teenagers using Facebook to plan riots that have injured more than 60 police officers over three nights
05 September 2012 06:32 PM
Teenagers charged with involvement in recent sectarian rioting in Belfast have been keeping in touch through Facebook, a court in the city was told today.
04 September 2012 07:20 PM
Catholic and Protestant leaders decry the violence, which some locals put down to unemployment
Chief Constable praises police 'courage and restraint' after 47 officers were injured amid sectarian rioting in Belfast
03 September 2012 06:08 PM
A Chief Constable has praised “the courage and restraint” of police after 47 officers were injured as they tried to quell sectarian rioting in Belfast.
23 August 2012 12:00 AM
Eva Loeffler has the strongest of connections with both disability and Paralympic sport: she and her father both devoted decades to the causes. The woman appointed as mayor of the Paralympic Village spent a day there yesterday and said: "The atmosphere is absolutely amazing. I'm having a marvellous time – everybody's spoiling me."
10 August 2012 12:00 AM
Katie Taylor had the raucous support of thousands on both sides of the Irish Sea
08 August 2012 05:36 PM
Worldwide, only Vietnam experienced a greater drop in those describing themselves as religious
03 August 2012 09:00 AM
He was once Ireland's richest man. But now Sean Quinn is bankrupt, under siege from the Irish government – and an unlikely local hero
Maeve Binchy: Best-selling novelist whose work displayed an empathetic understanding of the human condition
01 August 2012 12:00 AM
The author Maeve Binchy was for 30 years the queen of Irish popular fiction, collecting a series of major awards for the 16 novels which sold 40 million copies all over the world. Yet part of the reason why the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny yesterday described her as "a national treasure" was the outsize personality which came across powerfully not just in her writing but in her broadcasts and personal appearances.
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