It has been widely reported that Freddie  Scappaticci (above) was the British spy in the IRA known as Stakeknife, whose activities are under investigation in connection with many murders during the Troubles.  File screengrab: PA Photo/BBC News

Northern Ireland’s former deputy Director of Public Prosecutions was asked to stay at home over a decision not to prosecute Freddie Scappaticci for p(...)

The Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland confirmed on Tuesday there will be no prosecution of Gerry Adams or six others questioned after hearsay evidence emerged from the Boston College Belfast Project. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will not be prosecuted in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville. The Public Prosecution Service(...)

Gerry Adams: “I have committed no offence.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

The North’s Attorney General, John Larkin, QC, has queried why action wasn’t taken to clarify the specific allegations that Áine Adams made against h(...)

Were it clear that Aine Adams had in 1987 alleged rape rather than the less specific term of sexual abuse, then under law Gerry Adams would have been obliged to report that information to the police. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A significant element of the review by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin QC into the decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams for allegedly withho(...)

The North’s Public Prosecution Service was correct to conclude that Gerry Adams should not be prosecuted for withholding information about the sexual abuse of his niece Aine Adams, a report by the Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin, QC, has concluded. Photograph: Alan Betson

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) was correct to conclude that Gerry Adams should not be prosecuted for withholding information about the s(...)

 Tánaiste   Eamon Gilmore who said he would speaking to Dr Richard Haass today  about a possible resumption in the Northern Ireland talks in which the US diplomat could have a role. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is due to talk to Dr Richard Haass today as the political fallout from the arrest and detention of Gerry Adams for five days br(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at a press conference in Belfast last night following his release from custody. He said much of the questioning centred on claims contained in the Boston College tapes. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, who was released from Antrim police station yesterday evening after five days in custody, has again insisted he wa(...)