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).
02 September 2013 03:27 PM
Presidents and poets pay tribute to Seamus Heaney as son reveals content of last text message sent by the Nobel laureate to his wife
11 August 2013 09:01 PM
The Northern Ireland Secretary said the violence was ‘a hugely regrettable step backwards’
11 August 2013 12:00 AM
Knock was a shanty town in the west of Ireland that had but a single blessing: in 1879, 15 people saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary . One visit from the Pope a century later, and a local priest was graced with a vision of how to transform this tiny backwater. Four decades on, is his dream still alive?
11 August 2013 12:00 AM
Police in Northern Ireland are bracing themselves for a fresh wave of violence today after officers came under sustained attack during riots that again proved that no solution has been found to the parades problem.
09 August 2013 06:52 PM
Extra police will be deployed in Northern Ireland this weekend to deal with a number of potentially contentious parades involving both loyalists and republicans.
09 August 2013 06:50 PM
Chief officer of Portlaoise Prison was left brain-damaged and paralysed after he was shot in the back of the neck in Dublin in 1983
08 August 2013 07:35 PM
New information shows that atrocity which claimed 29 lives could have been prevented
04 August 2013 08:32 PM
There’s sympathy for the families that many things went lethally wrong
Belfast riots: US diplomat arrives to resolve thorny issues as petrol bombs and missiles injure police
16 July 2013 07:47 PM
‘Peace envoy’ to Northern Ireland appointed in a bid to resolve issue of contentious parades
12 July 2013 11:50 AM
Church handed a rare defeat, but legislation only covers severely limited number of cases
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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