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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Carcasses of horses of the Household Cavalry lie in the road following the Hyde Park bomb attack

In 1982, debris and flesh were scattered around Hyde Park – human and equine

David McKittrick, a reporter at the scene of the attack on the Blues and Royals, on the day Ulster’s bloodshed shook London

Chief Constable Matt Baggott at a G8 press conference at Hillsborough Castle

G8 summit will put Northern Ireland under security lockdown

Miles-long fence and roadside checkpoints among measures to protect world leaders

Police stand by their armoured vehicles as a car burns following violence east Belfast in January

Northern Ireland's top policeman gives wake-up call on paramilitaries

Security sources say they would not be surprised if dissidents were to stage an incident during G8 summit

Matt Baggott, Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland

'Terrorism is the backdrop against which we have to operate': Northern Ireland police chief
is ready to protected some of the world’s most powerful figures

Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable talks to David McKittrick about the need  to deal with the roots of discontent    

A brightly coloured security gate on the peace line in the nationalist Short Strand area of Belfast

'Taking Belfast's peace walls down solves nothing. They should be higher': Protestants and Catholics agree time is not right to dismantle barriers

Protestants and Catholics agree that the peace lines give both sides a sense of security

Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused an abortion

Irish church prepares for battle over abortion law

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

Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar were gunned down by two masked gunmen as they collected pizzas outside the gates in 2009

Signs of the times: Shoppers pass by a pro-UVF mural in Belfast’s Shankill Road

Ulster loyalist hardliners in peace overture

Sinn Fein welcomes surprise PUP move toward active involvement in 'reconciliation' process

Liam Adams, brother of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, arrives at Belfast Laganside Court, where he faces child sex abuse charges.

Gerry Adams gives evidence at brother Liam's trial for child sex abuse

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.

Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia and a rare strain of E.coli

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