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 (...)

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(...)

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

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

Lady Justice Hallett’s report can’t have made easy reading for First Minister Peter Robinson and all the other unionist politicians who insisted they (...)

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(...)