Dead horses lie covered up  after an IRA bomb exploded as the Household Cavalry was passing in Hyde Park, London in 1982. File Photograph: PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair could be called before a parliamentary inquiry to explain a secret deal he made with Sinn Féin to assure repu(...)

David Trimble:  scathing about officials and the late Northern secretary of state Mo Mowlam. “I did not have a good relationship with the NIO,” he said. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Letters given to republican on-the-runs were used by Sinn Féin to maintain “loyalty and discipline” in their ranks, former Northern Ireland first mini(...)

Northern Ireland’s chief constable Matt Baggott gives evidence inside the House of Commons in central London, to the ongoing Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry into theon-the-run (OTR) administrative process.

Five suspected IRA members who were previously told that they were not wanted for crimes in Northern Ireland are now being investigated for serious te(...)

Peter Hain: “I think there should be an end to all conflict-related prosecutions.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

DUP Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster has described as a “grubby distraction” a call by the former Labour(...)

Ulster Bank’s parent, RBS, has been accused of effectively closing “viable” businesses in Northern Ireland and the Republic. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP

There will be no red carpet and not a single A-list celebrity present, but tomorrow 14 Northern Irish and British politicians will host what promises (...)

The IBOA’s general secretary Larry Broderick told the inquiry that bank employees feel they have been “vilified” by the actions of senior bank management. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There is a culture of fear in the banking sector not just in Ireland but right across the industry, the Irish Bank Officials’ Association has warned.T(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott:  PSNI has lost power to seize criminal assets

International criminals could set up in Northern Ireland because of changes to British policing which have weakened the Northern Ireland police servic(...)

An estimated 13 per cent of people in the North do not have access to a bank account, according to evidence presented on the first day of an inquiry i(...)

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trades Association said  nearly two-thirds of businesses which applied for bank credit were successful despite a difficult trading climate over the past year. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The North’s largest companies have seen their combined turnover rise but have suffered a small slip in profitability.A survey carried out by credit ch(...)

Tory MP Laurence Robertson will chair the committee investigating NI banking. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

The impact of the National Asset Management Agency on property prices in Northern Ireland and the role the Republic plays in the banking sector ther(...)