DUP leader Peter Robinson: is not hyping the prospects of the Haass talks on parades, flags and the past. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin was operating within the “terms and conditions of his contract” when he called for a halt to all inquiries in(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  shares a joke with Ian Paisley, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, during a reception at Belfast City Hall to mark St Columbanus Day. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

History can be an instrument of reconciliation rather than of division, the President Michael D Higgins said on a visit to Belfast yesterday.President(...)

Women walk past a Loyalist mural on the   Newtonards Road in East Belfast. John Larkin has suggested that there should be an end to prosecutions into killings related to the Troubles. Photograph: Reuters

Four years ago, Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley jnr wrote to First Minister Peter Robinson telling him that he would be “mad” to proceed with(...)

The aftermath of the Omagh bombing in Co Tyrone on August 15, 1998

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin needed his thick neck and broad back for the metaphorical blows that rained down on him yesterday and that wi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin has said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been widely criticised after he proposed an end to all prosecutions, public inquiries and inquests into Troub(...)

John Larkin: said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings. Photograph: NewRayPics

John Larkin, Northern Ireland’s single-minded Attorney General, is not a lawyer to avoid controversy whether that be stepping into rows over gay adopt(...)

Enda Kenny: said the suggestion would be hard for families who had lost loved ones in the Troubles to accept

The proposal by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin for a cessation of all inquiries into Troubles-related killings up to the 1998 Belfast Agreem(...)

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin, whose proposal to end prosecutions in Troubles related murders has been heavily criticised by both nationalist and unionist politicians. File Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin must have a thick neck and a broad back because he must know the metaphorical blows that are going to rain do(...)

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allegations that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was involved in the murder of Jean McConville.

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allega(...)

Dr Richard Haass: is in Belfast  for all-party talks aimed at resolving the three contentious issues of the legacy of the Troubles. File Photograph:  PA Wire

A deal on parades, flags and the past is achievable before Christmas, US diplomat Dr Richard Haass said in Belfast today.Dr Haass, who is back in Belf(...)

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