The Irish republican icon and Old Bailey bomber Marian Price has been freed from jail. The convicted IRA prisoner was released after serving more than two years in Northern Ireland jails. She had been sent back to prison after Owen Paterson, the former Northern Ireland secretary, revoked her licence. Price, now known as McGlinchey, along with her late sister Dolours, were imprisoned in the 1970s for their part in the explosions outside the Old Bailey which marked the start of the Provisional IRA's bombing campaign in Britain. Price had moved from Hydebank prison to a Belfast hospital on medical advice last June because of ill health. When she was first sent back to prison in 2011, Paterson said he made the decision to revoke her licence because the threat she posed had "significantly increased". Price has been a leading member of the political wing of the dissident republican group the Real IRA. She was arrested two years ago after she held up a speech for a masked man at a dissident republican rally in Derry. The west-Belfast-born republican was later charged with having supplied a phone used during the murders of the soldiers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, who were shot dead outside Massereene army base in County Antrim. The charges against her providing a mobile telephone for a terrorist purpose and aiding and abetting a meeting in support of an illegal organisation still stand. Her release follows a long campaign by not only dissident republicans but also a number of human rights groups as well as her former comrades in Sinn Féin to have her freed on humanitarian grounds. The ex-IRA prisoner became a bitter critic of Sinn Féin's peace strategy and openly accused its leaders of selling out basic republican principles. Note she has still got outstanding charges against her.. And has been released.