First Minister Peter Robinson speaks to the media outside the Stormont Hotel, Belfast, following the publishing of the Hallet review into controversial amnesties for on-the-run prisoners from Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Hallett believes unionist politicians such as Peter Robinson should have known about the scheme

John Downey: In February, Peter Robinson threatened to resign as First Minister after the on-the-runs controversy came to light with his London trial. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Sinn Féin says British and Irish governments must honour commitments to deal with ‘anomaly’ of on-the-runs

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers announced the on-the-runs report will be published today. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Inquiry into scheme for dealing with republicans accused of paramilitary offences had been due in June

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt refers to claims children were used by British intelligence services “to gain control over prominent publi(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

Chief constable and community leaders express relief parades pass peacefully

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: at the weekend he tweeted, “Pleased today’s Orange O parades passed peacefully. Parades Commission determination & those who mainly abided by it delivered.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Behind all the marching, parties must tackle the underlying issues

An Orange Order parade on Crumlin Road adjacent to the nationalist Ardoyne neighbourhood as part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Orangemen return to Shankill to disperse after parade is blocked on Woodvale Road

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has described the image of a lynched figure on a bonfire at Ballycraigy on the outskirts of Antrim Town as “deeply offensive and a clear hate crime by those responsible”

Guarded hope that contentious parade will pass off relatively peacefully

Curtis Walker throws his band baton beside a loyalist pyre on Lanark Way in Belfast as final preparations are made for the 11th night bonfire. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Analysis: the North just might emerge relatively unscathed this year

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