Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has used parliamentary privilege to identify a former British Army soldier who faced murder charges for his actions on Bloody Sunday.

Soldier F faced charges of murdering James Wray and William McKinney on Bloody Sunday in Derry on 30 January 1972, when troops opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in the Bogside, killing 13 people.

Last year, it was announced that the prosecution of Soldier F would not proceed amid due to concerns about the admissibility of evidence.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood MP named Soldier F in the House of Commons last July and Tóibín has done so in the Dáil today.

Meath Live is not naming Soldier F for legal reasons.

A number of families of Bloody Sunday victims are legally challenging decisions by the Public Prosecution Service not to prosecute veterans for murder over Bloody Sunday.