Reg Empey

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Former Labour Northern secretary Peter Hain: called for  the British government and the Northern Ireland Executive to move urgently to implement a compensation scheme for victims of violence in the North. File Photograph:   Tim Whitby/PA

Two former Northern secretaries in Labour governments have joined a veteran Conservative adviser in calling for more effective action against paramili(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams being applauded by delegates   after addressing the opening session of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation at Dublin Castle in 1991. Photograph: Frank Miller

A decision by president Mary Robinson to meet Gerry Adams during a visit to west Belfast in 1993 was vehemently opposed by then Northern Ireland secre(...)

Mike Nesbitt: among the former Ulster Unionist Party leaders who joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three former Ulster Unionist Party leaders – Mike Nesbitt, Tom Elliott and Reg Empey – joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Ar(...)

US president Bill Clinton and Gerry Adams in 2000 in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

The extent of Bill Clinton’s involvement in the tortuous early days of the Northern Irish peace process is revealed in a series of transcripts of tele(...)

Hillary Clinton: her aide Sidney Blumenthal questioned the Tory leader’s talks on an election pact with the UUP and questioned whether he supported the February 2010 power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron was accused of “threatening recklessly to destroy a generation of work” by a close adviser to Hillary Clinton when he met union(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton: criticised for sending “classified” information on a private server. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Emails released in the political storm over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email address for official business as US secretary of state sho(...)