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).
'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
13 May 2013 07:57 PM
Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable talks to David McKittrick about the need to deal with the roots of discontent
'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
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Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
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