Northern Ireland's Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed that a Belfast man is to be prosecuted for the murders of two Catholic workman on a building site in 1994.  

The evidence of loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty is to be used as part of the prosecution case. 

Five weeks ago, the DPP decided 13 suspects should not face charges related to serious crimes on the evidence of loyalist informer Haggarty. 

The 45-year-old had implicated himself in more than 200 serious crimes, including five murders, five attempted murders and 23 counts of conspiracy to murder.

He also admitted to being a member of loyalist paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force and a police informer. 

The DPP concluded Haggarty's evidence alone was insufficient to prove an allegation beyond reasonable doubt.

Today, DPP Barra McGrory announced the same argument is the reason why two other suspects will not be prosecuted in relation to the murder of Alan John Harbinson in 1997. 

However, one man is to be charged with the murders of Gary Convie and Eamon Fox, two construction workers shot dead in north Belfast in 1994.

As well as Haggarty's testimony, there is other eyewitness and forensic evidence relating to that individual, meaning he is the only one of 16 implicated by Haggarty who will come before the courts.

Even if he is convicted, the maximum prison term he is likely to serve is two years, because the murders took place in 1994, before the Good Friday Agreement.