The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O’Connor, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly: An Armagh court heard that in 2008 the so-called “on the run” letter was passed from the government to the Sinn Féin Assembly member who then passed it to the individual who has been identified as a suspect in the 2003 killing of Co Armagh man Gareth O’Connor. Photograph: PA

The disclosure that a suspect in the murder and disappearance of Gareth O’Connor mistakenly received an “on the run” letter assuring him he was not be(...)

 Sinn Féin politician Gerry Kelly has insisted he had no knowledge a republican who received an “on the run” letter from him was a murder  suspect. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Senior Sinn Féin politician Gerry Kelly has insisted he had no knowledge that a republican who received an “on the run” letter from him was a leading (...)

In 2008 a so-called “on the run” letter was passed from the Government to Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly (pictured) who then passed it on.

The inquest of a murdered father of two in Northern Ireland has been halted after it emerged that a suspect has been wrongly issued with a Government (...)

John Downey, who denies murdering four  soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Hyde Park, London, on July 20th, 1982. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A former Northern Ireland Office official has defended the fact he told Republicans they were not wanted for prosecution, saying letters were only sen(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair answers questions at the parliamentary inquiry at the House of Commons in London, into the ‘on the runs’ letters and the deal he did with Sinn Féin to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has defended granting hundreds of letters to republicans telling them they were not wanted for prosecution, s(...)

The Commons’ Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has sought to inquire into Tony Blair’s actions during his time in No 10 Downing Street. Photograph: PA

Former Labour prime minister, Tony Blair has finally bowed to demands from House of Commons MPs to appear before an inquiry investigating the decision(...)

John Downey: his prosecution for murdering four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in London’s Hyde Park in 1982 was stayed by an Old Bailey judge, who said he could not be tried because he had relied on a letter of comfort, issued in 2007. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron and Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers have barred two officials from giving evidence on Wednesday to a (...)

The summons, which is highly embarrassing for Mr Blair, is the first time a House of Commons inquiry has had to order a former prime minister to come before it to give evidence. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has been summoned to give evidence to MPs about the decision to tell hundreds of republican “on the runs” the(...)

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(...)