- Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson threatened to resign after the existence of the letters was made public.
- David Cameron called the letters a "dreadful mistake".
- The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 meant anyone convicted of paramilitary crimes was eligible for early release from prison.
- However, this did not cover those suspected of such crimes, nor did it cover people who had been charged or convicted, but who had escaped from prison.
Lady Justice Hallett confirmed there are two other cases where letters were sent in error in a scheme which was kept quiet.
The findings of a four-month inquiry into On-The-Runs letters are unlikely to appease the families of IRA victims.