Sam McBride Northern Ireland Editor
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  • Belfast Telegraph

Sam McBride is the Northern Ireland Editor of the Belfast Telegraph and the Sunday Independent. His 2019 book Burned: The Inside Story of the Cash-for-Ash Scandal and Northern Ireland’s Secretive New Elite became a Sunday Times and Irish Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize. He is a regular presence on radio and television, giving analysis of events which impact on Northern Irish politics and society.

Published In

Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Independent

Focus Areas

  • Northern Ireland

885 Articles
about 2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

This election will not decide if there is a border poll... and the DUP is not just wrong to sugge...

In the year I was born, there was a Westminster election and the result now looks astonishing. Of Northern Ireland’s ...

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about 2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Belfast filmmaker refuses to say if Iran is paying him as he is ‘special guest’ in Tehran alongsi...

Prominent Belfast filmmaker Sean Murray has refused to say if he is getting money from Iran as he dodged questions on...

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about 2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

DUP shouldn’t lose Lagan Valley, but it is a measure of unionism’s decline that it is even at risk

It is a measure of how much the DUP has squandered, and how much unionism has declined, that Lagan Valley is even bei...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Police probe into Police Ombudsman was meant to take ‘weeks’ – but is still ongoing after more th...

Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman continues to be investigated by police more than six months after Chief Constable...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nothing to see here... Sinn Fein closes ranks for a Covid whitewash

Where does real power lie in Sinn Féin? With the leaders we see or the leaders who are unseen? When the UK-wide publi...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

In defence of leaking: Sometimes you have a right to know, and we’ve a duty to tell you

For three weeks, the Covid Inquiry has sat in Belfast to examine Stormont’s response to the pandemic.

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

In full: The 1,000+ DUP WhatsApp messages published and then deleted by the Covid Inquiry

Here are the more than 1,000 internal text messages between some of the DUP's most senior figures which were publishe...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

More than 1,000 high-level DUP messages show party top brass mocking the Catholic Church, laughin...

More than 1,000 internal text messages between the DUP's most senior figures have been published by the Covid Inquiry...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

A defiant Arlene Foster confronted with the hapless government over which she presided, admitting...

If anyone in the DUP was getting nostalgic for the days of Arlene Foster's leadership, today might have dispelled the...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Devastating examination of Michelle O’Neill leaves her flapping – and shows her evidence was misl...

Never in her 19-year career as a politician has Michelle O'Neill been as hopelessly at sea about a matter of such pro...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Only after some calculations on a piece of paper over deaths did Swann realise scale of crisis

Health Minister Robin Swann has said he only realised the true scale of the Covid pandemic days before lockdown when ...

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2 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Alarmingly, Covid Inquiry isn’t calling key witnesses, with not a single spad or PSNI officer to ...

The Covid Inquiry’s investigation of how Stormont handled the pandemic is now just days away from leaving Belfast, an...

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