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Hyde Park bomb suspect cancels homecoming party

A party to mark the release of the Hyde Park bomb suspect, whose trial collapsed sparking a political crisis, has been cancelled.

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What the independent inquiry into NI letters will cover

The inquiry into the scheme to deal with secret letters to IRA suspects will:

  • Produce a full public account of the operation
  • Produce a public account of the extent of the administrative scheme for OTRs
  • Determine whether any letters that were sent contained errors
  • Make recommendations on any errors

The inquiry judge will be able to review all the documentation and invite people for interview but will not be able to compel witnesses to attend and those that do will not be questioned on oath.

It will be up to former ministers and officials invited to interview whether they attend.

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