The year-long inquiry was prompted by the collapse in the prosecution of John Downey for the 1982 Hyde Park bombing. Downey was one of the recipients of the ‘on the run’ letters. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

Letters given by the British Government for nearly a decade to Republicans telling them they were not wanted for prosecution were “questionably unlawf(...)

Sligo-born man Philip Steels, who was killed in London last September in an attack on a street. Photograph: Metropolitan Police.

A drug-dealer who smashed in the head of a Sligo-born man with a brick in a vicious attack following an argument on a London street last year has been(...)

Malachi Lindo, 27, had taken ethylone before he attacked 51-year-old Philip Steels in Enfield in the early hours of September 4th, 2014.

A Tesco worker has been found guilty of smashing in a stranger’s head with a brick while high on a synthetic drug.Malachi Lindo, 27, had taken ethylon(...)

Irishman Christopher John Barry, known as Jack, died after he was stabbed in the back as he and his partner tried to get into their flat block in Edmonton. Mr Barry exchanged words with a gang of youths after they tried to get into the complex to go a party at another flat.

A 13-year-old boy has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the murder of an Irish man who had tried to stop a gang of youths entering his apartment blo(...)

Mohammed Ammer Ali has been charged with attempting to have a chemical weapon. Photograph: Getty Images

A man arrested in Britain by counter-terrorism detectives has been charged with attempting to acquire a chemical weapon in the form of the toxin ricin(...)

File court artist sketch   of Brusthom Ziamani, appearing via video link at the Old Bailey in London. The court heard how the teenager  idolised the killers of fusilier Lee Rigby and was arrested while allegedly on his way to behead a British soldier. Picture: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A British Muslim who idolised the killers of fusilier Lee Rigby was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court heard.Brusthom Zi(...)

Stephen Skeen (36) is charged with inflicting actual bodily harm on his partner, threatening to kill her, attempting to choke her with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing a class C prescription drug

A man described as “extremely violent and unpredictable” who charged with choking his partner was refused bail after a court heard allegations he has(...)

John Downey: his prosecution for murdering four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in London’s Hyde Park in 1982 was stayed by an Old Bailey judge, who said he could not be tried because he had relied on a letter of comfort, issued in 2007. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron and Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers have barred two officials from giving evidence on Wednesday to a (...)

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies has died after an illness at the age of 70. Rice-Davies was one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair. Models and showgirls Mandy Rice-Davies, (centre, right), and Christine Keeler, (behind), surrounded by press photographers as they leave the Old Bailey during the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, a major figure in the Profumo Affair. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Mandy Rice- Davies — one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan’s Tory government in the 1960s and contributed(...)

Former News of the World editor and government communications boss Andy Coulson, who has been released from prison. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss Andy Coulson left Hollesley Bay open-prison in Suffolk, England, this morning.C(...)