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 Assistant Chief Constable Peter Sheridan:  he complained to MPs  yesterday that he had been unfairly treated by the ombudsman Michael Maguire and was not made aware beforehand of the criticisms. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Former police officers in Northern Ireland have lost trust in the Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire, according to the highest-ranking Catholic to se(...)

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(...)

Newly promoted PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris told the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee yesterday that just 17 officers were investigating 28 cases.

The investigation into the 228 republicans who were given letters saying that they were not wanted for prosecution could take up to a decade because o(...)

Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh boming in Northern Ireland in which 29 people were killed, a new report has found. Photograph of the aftermath of the Co Tyrone bomb. Photograph: PA

Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh boming in Northern Ireland in which 29 people were kill(...)

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 (...)