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 (...)

PSNI:  judge was told that allowing the force to participate in the case would strengthen opposition to attempts to quash the findings reached on the deaths of Martin McCaughey and Dessie Grew.

The PSNI should be excluded from a legal challenge to the inquest verdict on the killing of two IRA men, the High Court heard today.Lawyers for the fa(...)

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 (...)

Michéal Martin’s father Paddy in an Irish Army uniform

Micheál Martin’s spidery writing is all over the printout of an email sent to him by his cousin outlining his family connections. Like many extended I(...)

A man walks past graffiti on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast, in 2014. photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A former loyalist prisoner has secured a High Court order to stop police flying to the US to collect tapes of interviews he gave to a US university pr(...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast last year.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A former loyalist prisoner has started a High Court bid to block prosecuting authorities from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university projec(...)

Four searches, the most recent in September 2013, have been carried out in Bragan Bog, Co Monaghan, since 1999, but Columba McVeigh’s remains have yet to be found.

A Catholic bishop is on Wednesday night appealing “in the name of humanity” to anyone with information about where one of the Disappeared, Columba McV(...)

Michael Gallagher, the father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing , has  won the legal right to challenge the government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity. File photograph: Eric Luke

The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing today won the legal right to challenge the British government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is adamant the party “does not want to go into government as a minority party”. Photograph: Eric Luke

With the TV dramatisation in full flow, it’s not surprising that Charlie Haughey creeps into conversation during an interview with Sinn Féin leader(...)