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).
'Taking Belfast's peace walls down solves nothing. They should be higher': Protestants and Catholics agree time is not right to dismantle barriers
06 May 2013 06:00 PM
Protestants and Catholics agree that the peace lines give both sides a sense of security
03 May 2013 07:32 PM
A major confrontation between church and state appeared inevitable in the Republic of Ireland last night as the country’s Catholic hierarchy voiced strong opposition to new abortion proposals.
Real IRA murders: Brian Shivers cleared of 2009 double murder of British soldiers at Massereene barracks in Antrim
03 May 2013 01:53 PM
Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar were gunned down by two masked gunmen as they collected pizzas outside the gates in 2009
28 April 2013 12:00 AM
Sinn Fein welcomes surprise PUP move toward active involvement in 'reconciliation' process
22 April 2013 07:02 PM
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams gave evidence in a Belfast court today at the trial of his brother Liam, who is accused of child sex abuse.
19 April 2013 12:20 PM
Today would have been her wedding anniversary
18 April 2013 06:21 PM
The Nobel peace laureate and spiritual leader crossed the city's symbolic peace bridge
11 April 2013 06:44 PM
He is regarded as one of Ireland’s literary giants and most innovative wordsmiths, but James Joyce has himself just become the subject of an unintended piece of linguistic innovation.
Husband relives when his wife Savita Halappanavar asked for a termination, only to be told 'this is a Catholic country'
08 April 2013 07:20 PM
Inquest hears that dentist asked twice for an abortion and was denied on both occasions
05 April 2013 12:04 AM
An audacious attempt by an Irish property developer to rid himself of debts of half a billion dollars by declaring himself bankrupt in the US has caused outrage in Dublin.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'naked pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death