Michael McKevitt: had demanded a full one-third enhanced remission of a 20-year sentence imposed on him in August 2003, after he had been convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael McKevitt, who is serving a 20-year sentence for membership of the Real IRA, will remain in prison at least until the Supreme Court hears an ap(...)

Alleged Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt will have to wait until at least next week to hear if he will get out of jail early.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Alleged Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt will have to wait until at least next week to hear if he will get out of jail early. Judge Bernard Barton tol(...)

Mr Justice Bernard Barton will give his decision tomorrow afternoon on the application for release from Portlaoise prison of alleged IRA leader Mich(...)

 Michael McKevitt:   was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in August 2003 after being convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The High Court will decide today if it will deal with a freedom application by jailed IRA leader Michael McKevitt before a Supreme Court hearing on (...)

Real IRA man Michael McKevitt has lost his latest bid to have his appeal over his conviction for directing terrorism heard on a point of law of exceptional public importance by the Supreme Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Real IRA man Michael McKevitt has lost his latest bid to have his appeal over his conviction for directing terrorism heard on a point of law of except(...)

Michael Gallagher (right), whose son Aiden (21), was killed in the Omagh bomb attack with Stanley McCombe who lost his wife Ann, speaking in Belfast on the decision by the British Government not to hold a public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed 29 people. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The resolve of the Omagh families who for years have been pleading for a cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA bombing was severely tested by No(...)

Former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt photographed in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed a bid by the Real IRA's Michael McKevitt to have his conviction for directing terrorism declared a m(...)

Omagh family members Michael Gallagher (left), who lost his son Aidan, and Stanley McComb who lost his wife Ann, in the Omagh bomb attack. Photograph: PA

It is imperative the four men held responsible for the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing are pursued for £1.6 million in damages, M(...)