Mark Devenport Journalist
  • Belfast
  • Freelance

Born in Oxford, living in Belfast. Journalist, Broadcaster and Commentator. Former BBC NI Political Editor. Contributor for newspapers including The Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Newsletter & Daily Mirror NI. Author of two books, "Flash Frames" and "Man of War, Man of Peace".

Published In

The Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Newsletter & Daily Mirror NI

Focus Areas

  • Politics
  • Northern Ireland
  • Power Sharing
  • Brexit
  • Covid
  • Conflict Resolution

78 Articles
5 months ago
irishtimes.com

‘Northern Ireland is seen as a place apart’: Former top security official believes Irish unity is...

From ‘handshake prevention’ to bringing about ceasefires, Chris Maccabe has done his fair share to take the gun out o...

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8 months ago
inews.co.uk

Rishi Sunak's reshuffle will do nothing to revive power sharing in Northern Ireland

There seems no desire to signal any dramatic shift in relation to Stormont, despite Suella Braverman's high-profile s...

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10 months ago
irishtimes.com

Stakeknife: The inside story of IRA double agent Freddie Scappaticci

Almost two decades after the agent known as Stakeknife was outed as an informer, many interviewees for this book stil...

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over 1 year ago
bigissue.com

Good Friday Agreement 25 years on: What is there to celebrate?

As President Biden heads to Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, what is there to celeb...

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

UK opposition to US creating envoy role for North detailed in files

Economic link between NI and Clinton’s home state was rejected on grounds Arkansas was ‘too poor’

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

Bloody Sunday: Mo Mowlam’s draft apology on soldiers ‘not intending murder’ ruled out

NI secretary favoured review with ‘overriding limitation that no soldier or other crown servant should be placed in j...

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

British complained to Ireland about lack of action on ‘terrorist financing’ in Border areas

Declassified papers show British officials considered three options for addressing the problem

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

Trimble assassination risk raised with officials in months after peace deal

Ulster Unionist leader expressed concerns over protection provided at Stormont and on visits to London

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

‘Money, money, money’: Stormont politicians annoyed about expenses after Belfast Agreement

Representatives were more interested in travel expenses than negotiations, Northern Ireland Office civil servant comp...

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

Sinn Féin’s promotion of ‘polite fiction’ of independence from IRA dismayed officials

Many voters ‘cannot recall Gerry Adams wearing anything but Armani’, senior NIO official wrote

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

Setting up Northern Ireland Assembly likened to ‘Star Trek’ mission

Official warned partisanship, ‘culture of dependency’ and ‘permanent opposition mode’ would complicate process

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over 1 year ago
irishtimes.com

Higgins’s repeal of Sinn Féin broadcast ban caused tension between governments

A decision by Michael D Higgins to lift the broadcasting ban on Sinn Féin when he was minister for arts in 1994 cause...

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