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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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

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Ulster loyalist hardliners in peace overture

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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

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

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Today would have been her wedding anniversary

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Dalai Lama visits Londonderry, urging a 'century of peace'

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The plans follow the tragic death Savita Halappanavar, who miscarried 17 weeks into her pregnancy

Husband relives when his wife Savita Halappanavar asked for a termination, only to be told 'this is a Catholic country'

Inquest hears that  dentist asked twice for an abortion and was denied on both occasions

Ireland outraged as 'gloating property developer' escapes debts

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.

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