Former British prime minister Tony Blair could be summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry into letters given to more than 200 Republican(...)

Newly promoted PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris told the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee yesterday that just 17 officers were investigating 28 cases.

The investigation into the 228 republicans who were given letters saying that they were not wanted for prosecution could take up to a decade because o(...)

Former Northern Ireland secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding members of the security forces, a newly-published document reveals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Northern Ireland secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding me(...)

The Northern Ireland Secretary, Theresa Villiers, has warned that anyone who received letters saying they did not face prosecution for paramilitary of(...)

Lady Justice Hallett: said right of appeal to the court of appeal existed. Photograph:   Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The British government will not challenge the decision not to try John Downey for the Hyde Park bombings even though the attorney general who made th(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson speaks to the media outside the Stormont Hotel in Belfast yesterday, following the publishing of the Hallett review into controversial amnesties for on-the-run prisoners from Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The British government’s scheme whereby about 200 people were told whether or not they were wanted for prosecution was chaotic and badly run, but it (...)

John Downey: In February, Peter Robinson threatened to resign as First Minister after the on-the-runs controversy came to light with his London trial. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It was essential that non-prosecution commitments issued to more than 180 so-called republican on-the-runs cannot now be used to avoid potential futu(...)

Lady Justice Hallett found that the on-the-run  scheme used was ‘unprecedented and flawed’, but that it was not unlawful or improper. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The British Government’s decision to tell Republican on-the-runs that they were not wanted for prosecution was not “a get out of jail card”, a top Bri(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers announced the on-the-runs report will be published today. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Gerry MoriartyThe report into the on-the-runs controversy in Northern Ireland is to be published today. The inquiry into the British government scheme(...)

Dead horses lie covered up  after an IRA bomb exploded as the Household Cavalry was passing in Hyde Park, London in 1982. File Photograph: PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair could be called before a parliamentary inquiry to explain a secret deal he made with Sinn Féin to assure repu(...)