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).
Northern Ireland: Terrorist attack foiled in Londonderry just minutes before mortars due to be fired at police station
04 March 2013 05:15 PM
'Mass fatalities' avoided in major coup for security forces as three men arrested
19 February 2013 07:24 PM
David McKittrick speaks to the Irish scientist whose team first discovered the scale of the horse meat problem
15 February 2013 07:46 PM
It will be an election with an extraordinary subplot, where one candidate has been publicly accused of killing the father of the other.
14 February 2013 06:19 PM
The authorities have offered compensation to the families of 13 people shot dead in Bloody Sunday in 1972 and to those who were injured in the incident, it has emerged.
10 February 2013 07:47 PM
Kevin McGeever was known to Interpol, the FBI and police forces
06 February 2013 07:46 PM
The brother of a businessman found wandering dishevelled in rural Ireland after an eight-month absence has said a gun was held to his head and his life threatened several times while he was held captive.
05 February 2013 07:18 PM
A harrowing picture of humiliation and exploitation suffered by Irishwomen and girls in workhouses known as the Magdalene laundries has been laid out in an official report which characterised them as “lonely and frightening places.”
01 February 2013 07:04 PM
Kidnappings for ransom are not unusual in Ireland and in the past were carried out by the IRA
26 January 2013 12:00 AM
Folklore has it that she was the first female member sworn into the IRA
22 January 2013 12:00 AM
The life of Alfie Fripp, who has died at the age of 98, is an example of the unpredictability of the fortunes of war, for he spent almost the entirety of the Second World War as a prisoner in the hands of the Germans. As the oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war, he was the last of the "39ers", who were captured in 1939 and spent long, dreary years behind Nazi barbed wire. When asked how many attacks he had completed in Blenheim bombers, he would reply wryly, "Half a mission," for his plane crash-landed in Germany in the second month of the war.
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