First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter  Robinson has  expressed “suspicion” that senior republicans such as Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received official British guarantees that they would never face prosecution for alleged involvement in actions such as the killings of Jean McConville and Frank Hegarty. Photograph: Will Oliver/PA Wire

The comfort letters issued to the so-called republican on-the-runs (OTR) must be declared “null and void” so that pledges of non-prosecution should ha(...)

Asked whether he would urge the McConville family to pass on names to the PSNI, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would, and would urge anyone else with information about the killing to pass it on.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has praised the courage of the children of murdered Jean McConville and urged them to give the names of those they believed were (...)

Undated photo of Jean McConville with three of her children. Detectives investigating the IRA murder of the Belfast mother-of-10 more than 40 years ago have arrested and released a 56-year-old man today. Photograph: PA Photo

A 56-year-old man detained by detectives investigating the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville more than 40 years ago has been r(...)

A file photograph of Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972. Photograph: PA.

A veteran republican has been charged in connection with the IRA murder more than 40 years ago of Belfast mother of 10 Jean McConville. I(...)

Gerry Adams has again insisted in a  television documentary that he had nothing to do with the death of Jean McConville: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Opposition figures have urged anyone with information on the location of secret graves of people murdered by the IRA to make (...)

The Taoiseach has challenged Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams over the IRA abduction, murder and secret burial of widowed mother-of-ten Jean McConville.

The Taoiseach has challenged Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams over the IRA abduction, murder and secret burial of widowed mother-of-ten Jean McConvill(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: said Fianna Fáil was fighting a battle for survival and that was their only concern in raising issues. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has again insisted he had no involvement in the 1972 killing of Jean McConville, the Catholic mother-of-10 whose body was(...)

Jean McConville with three of her children in 1972, shortly before she was abducted and murdered by the IRA. Photograph: Pacemaker

A US court ruling has paved the way for the PSNI to begin formal moves to gain copies of the Boston College tapes relating to the 1972 abduction and m(...)