Sam McBride Northern Ireland Editor
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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.

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Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Independent

Focus Areas

  • Northern Ireland

858 Articles
2 days ago

Criminal investigation begins into PSNI anti-corruption officers who claimed thousands for illega...

A criminal investigation into potential corruption by two former PSNI anti-corruption officers has begun almost a yea...

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5 days ago

UUP pondering fiscal anarchy to avoid life-threatening cuts to health — and no one knows how this...

What looms ahead of Northern Ireland’s health system is potential carnage — but what was once the most staid of polit...

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7 days ago

Insuring my Rolls-Royce in England costs less than for a Ford Fiesta in North Down, says Tim Collins

An Ulster Unionist candidate in one of the party's top target seats has denounced alleged "price-gouging" by insuranc...

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8 days ago

ITV debate showed that damage to Tories' sinking ship is irreparable

Desperately grasping for hope after the Conservatives' dreadful start to the campaign, Rishi Sunak tonight needed to ...

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9 days ago

Ten non-political events likely to influence the General Election in Northern Ireland

Elections aren’t just defined by what politicians decide; events seemingly unconnected to who runs the country can in...

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9 days ago

Defiant Naomi Long says she did nothing wrong and refuses to rule out perverse paedophile law appeal

Justice Minister Naomi Long has refused to say if she will spend more public money appealing a law protecting suspect...

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11 days ago

Would you turn away a man of courage like Saeed Safi, knowing he would face death?

Saeedullah Safi is just 24 but has the heart of a lion. Already in the journalist’s short life he’s been in three exp...

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12 days ago

There are massive questions for Naomi Long over a perverse and absurd law she proposed

What unfolded in Belfast High Court yesterday morning was a devastating exposure of the failure of the Stormont syste...

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18 days ago

Whatever the Westminster election campaign brings, it will disrupt the fledgling Northern Ireland...

Last Wednesday, when Rishi Sunak stood forlornly outside No 10 Downing Street, he was actually channelling a predeces...

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19 days ago

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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20 days ago

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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20 days ago

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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