Ken Maginnis

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Seamus Mallon: His political opponents came to appreciate him as an honest, stubborn, conscientious Ulsterman, who dealt in straight talking. Photograph:   Paula Beats/ Reuters

On the bitterly cold evening of February 20th, 1986, Seamus Mallon made his maiden speech in the House of Commons as newly-elected MP for Newry and Ar(...)

SNP MP Hannah Bardell and Lord Ken Maginnis. He was quoted as saying: ‘Queers like Ms Bardell don’t particularly annoy me. Okay, she’s got her cheap publicity out of it.’ Photographs: Antony Jones/Getty Images for Diva Magazine and Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating an “allegation of hate crime at the House of Commons” after a Scottish MP was described as “(...)

Ken Maginnis of the Ulster Unionist Party: his pessimism struck a Security Policy and Operations Division official in 1989. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Northern Ireland official remarked after visiting a Ulster Defence Regiment base in 1989 that the British government needed to do more to convince (...)

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher flanked by Geoffrey Howe and Tom King wave goodbye after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in Hillsborough, Co Down, in May 1985. Photograph: Pat Langan

A snub to a direct rule minister over a UDR regimental dinner in the wake of the Anglo-Irish Agreement provoked the ire of the Northern Ireland secre(...)

Lord Maginnis, arrives at Dungannon court house. The House of Lords peer has been convicted of assaulting a motorist in a road rage incident in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Lord Ken Maginnis, the former Ulster Unionist MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone has been found guilty of assault during a “road rage” incident last ye(...)