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).
Hillary Clinton condemns recent Norther Ireland violence on the same day police discover bombs in Londonderry and County Down
07 December 2012 10:37 AM
Continuing tensions in Belfast cast a shadow over a visit to the city by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who condemned recent violence by loyalists complaining of restrictions on the flying of the union jack.
04 December 2012 11:25 PM
Recrimination raged in Belfast after 18 people, including 15 police officers, were injured in riots sparked by a dispute over flag-flying. Peter Robinson, the First Minister, described the removal of the Union Flag from Belfast City Hall as "provocative".
28 November 2012 12:00 AM
Maria Santos Gorrostieta, the Mexican figure who has just suffered a brutal death, was described as a heroine of the 21st century because of her fearless political stand against the drug cartels ravaging her country. It was the third attempt on the life of the 36-year-old medical graduate by those involved in the illegal industry which generates billions of dollars and in recent years has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Gorrostieta, the former mayor of the remote town of Tiquicheo, continued to speak out against the drug gangs, undeterred even by an attack which killed her first husband and left her badly scarred and in constant pain.
18 November 2012 12:00 AM
Anger grows after dying woman's pleas for a termination ignored
15 November 2012 05:58 PM
Irish abortion laws have become “like a sword of Damocles” hanging over doctors because there are grey areas where they were left at risk of committing a criminal offence, according to the leading consultant obstetrician Dr Peter Boylan.
'This is a Catholic country': Woman dies of septicaemia after being refused an abortion in Irish hospital
14 November 2012 07:25 PM
The death in Ireland of a woman whose repeated requests for an abortion were turned down - reportedly because “this is a Catholic country” - has sparked international protests and condemnation.
07 November 2012 12:00 AM
Susan Jeffers, who was styled the Queen of Self-Help, sold millions of books exhorting readers to strike out boldly to conquer their fears and improve their lives. A legion of mostly female fans have provided testimonials that her dozens of books led them to shake off their apprehensions, build up their self-worth and attempt to realise their real potential.
03 November 2012 12:00 AM
High-profile republican questioned over killing as arrests made both sides of border
02 November 2012 03:15 PM
In January Colin Duffy, now under arrest for questioning about the killing this week of the prison officer David Black, was acquitted of the murders of two soldiers outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim who were about to leave for duty in Afghanistan.
Long-serving Northern Ireland prison officer murdered in motorway ambush in suspected dissident republican attack
01 November 2012 07:11 PM
The killing by republican dissidents of the first prison officer murdered in Northern Ireland in almost 20 years today generated waves of shock and condemnation.
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Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
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- 2 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
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- 4 Joanna Lumley’s garden bridge over the Thames gets £30m seal of approval from Government
- 5 Ian Wright breaks down in ITV documentary charting his rise to England and Arsenal striker