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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Protests over the use of the Union Flag turned violent in January

Can Belfast change? Ask Naomi Long, the centrist MP who's facing death threats

The Westminster MP for east Belfast tells David McKittrick why she's still optimistic

Kevin McGeever owned a palatial home in Craughwell, Galway

Missing Irish tycoon Kevin McGeever is arrested on suspicion of wasting police time

McGeever was sought by the FBI and police in Germany investigating fraud

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.

Father Alec Reid;

Father Alec Reid reveals how he tried to save two British soldiers killed in one of the most shocking episodes of the Troubles

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

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

'Mass fatalities' avoided in major coup for security forces as three men arrested

Irish food safety chief, Prof Alan Reilly; The Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, which was raided by police and the FSA

Professor Alan Reilly: 'If I'd got horse meat tests wrong, I would be selling The Big Issue by now'

David McKittrick speaks to the Irish scientist whose team first discovered the scale of the horse meat problem

Francie Molloy denies being involved in the killing of the father of Nigel Lutton (pictured)

IRA murder victim's son to face alleged killer in election

It will be an election with an extraordinary subplot, where one candidate has been publicly accused of killing the father of the other.

Bloody Sunday offer 'an insult'

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.

Kevin McGeever owned a palatial home in Craughwell, Galway

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Kevin McGeever was known to Interpol, the FBI and police forces

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