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

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David McKittrick: Fr Reid truly was a priest who carried the message

The ghastly image of Father Alec Reid, his face blood-stained after he had tried in vain to save the life of two soldiers, created near-despair in Belfast in 1988.

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