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).
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.
01 April 2013 09:59 PM
The Westminster MP for east Belfast tells David McKittrick why she's still optimistic
16 March 2013 12:00 AM
McGeever was sought by the FBI and police in Germany investigating fraud
10 March 2013 07:14 PM
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.
Father Alec Reid reveals how he tried to save two British soldiers killed in one of the most shocking episodes of the Troubles
10 March 2013 07:08 PM
Priest reveals how he tried to save two undercover British soldiers discovered at a Belfast funeral in 1988.
Mid-Ulster by-election: campaign eerily quiet as IRA murder victim's son faces alleged killer in polls
06 March 2013 04:03 PM
Most assumed it would be a by-election as bitter as any seen in Northern Ireland, not least because one candidate has been accused of involvement in the murder of the father of another.
Northern Ireland: Terrorist attack foiled in Londonderry just minutes before mortars due to be fired at police station
04 March 2013 05:15 PM
'Mass fatalities' avoided in major coup for security forces as three men arrested
19 February 2013 07:24 PM
David McKittrick speaks to the Irish scientist whose team first discovered the scale of the horse meat problem
15 February 2013 07:46 PM
It will be an election with an extraordinary subplot, where one candidate has been publicly accused of killing the father of the other.
14 February 2013 06:19 PM
The authorities have offered compensation to the families of 13 people shot dead in Bloody Sunday in 1972 and to those who were injured in the incident, it has emerged.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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