Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill speaks to the media after leaving Government Buildings in Dublin, following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograp: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Peter Madden says acquittals of four of his clients in alleged IRA questioning have been ‘ignored’

Maíria Cahill who has alleged she was raped by a suspected IRA member when she was a teenager in 1997. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Barra McGrory wants to see if there are ‘lessons to be learned’ in how prosecution service handled allegations

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: said the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was the “best-placed authority” to address the Kincora allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Amnesty decries Northern Secretary’s decision as part of British government ‘conspiracy of silence’ over abuse at Belfast boys’ ho(...)

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions has said an independent review of how the Maíria Cahill prosecution case was handled is to be established. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘If there are lessons to be learned, we will do so, openly and transparently,’ says DPP

First Minister Peter Robinson with Maíria Cahill  in his office at Parliament Buildings in Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

One-time prisoner says he is unaware of any deep IRA culture of sex abuse

Maíria Cahill arrives for her meeting with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson at Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Cahill willing to meet Sinn Féin, but only if meeting recorded

Maíria Cahill  on BBC 
Spotlight
: “There are other victims out there listening to all this and being retraumatised because of Sinn Féin’s refusal to admit what has happened.” Photograph: Pacemaker/BBC Spotlight

First Minister says she is a ‘source of encouragement for others in similar circumstances’

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has a big challenge ahead: to get his party back into the House of Commons, where it is seatless. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt uses party conference to suggest electoral pact with DUP

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