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 (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers at Stormont: agreement ‘offers us a new start, and a far more hopeful future.’ Photograph: PA Wire

The Irish and British governments and the five Northern Executive parties have concluded an agreement that Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanag(...)

Arlene Arkinson, from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, vanished after a night out at a disco across the Border in Co Donegal in 1994. Photograph: PA Wire

Police have pledged to explain to a coroner why they blanked out sections of files relating to the disappearance of a murdered schoolgirl.Lawyers for (...)

File photo dated January 5th, 1976 of the bullet riddled minibus where 10  Protestant textile workers were shot shot dead in an IRA attack near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill in 1976. Photograph: PA

The Garda has been accused of “effectively ignoring” requests to co-operate with a new inquest into the murders of 10 Protestant workmen gunned down i(...)

An undated picture  of Dhara Kivlehan and her husband Michael.

An expert witness has told the inquest into Dhara Kivlehan’s death that a delay in getting specialist renal and liver care for her was one of a number(...)

The hearing was moved to the Republic amid concerns that medics from Sligo could not be compelled north of the Border.

A coroner has bowed to pressure and offered to almost treble the number of witnesses for an inquest into the death of a woman who died days after givi(...)

Robert Christie’s father, also Robert, is understood to be in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

The death of a boy in a farming incident in north Antrim has triggered shock and sadness and prompted renewed warnings about the dangers of working w(...)