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# sdlp - Saturday 16 March, 2019

RTÉ criticised for policy change that cuts off Northern Ireland from TV competitions

RTÉ said that it changed its policy to comply with regulations in Northern Ireland.

# sdlp - Monday 4 March, 2019

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers

The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.

# sdlp - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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Sinn Féin accused of 'getting desperate' by tweeting edited version of SDLP leader's speech

Colum Eastwood has said that Sinn Féin wasn’t being truthful.

# sdlp - Friday 22 February, 2019

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn Féin to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

# sdlp - Monday 11 February, 2019

SDLP Brexit spokesperson resigns over partnership with Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP announced their policy partnership last month.

# sdlp - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Opinion: The partnership with Fianna Fail won't give the SDLP the electoral boost it's hoping for

This proposed partnership won’t do much for either party and it won’t help to revive the institutions in the North, writes Gareth Brown.

# sdlp - Thursday 24 January, 2019

'Proud' and 'Disgusted': Fianna Fáil and SDLP 'partnership' creates mixed feelings within the party

Leaders of Fianna Fáil and the SDLP failed to rule out a future merger of the parties.

# sdlp - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'

Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.

# sdlp - Monday 31 December, 2018

Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger

Talk of an SDLP-FF merger is increasing ahead of elections next year.

# sdlp - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast

The incident is believed to have occurred at Glen Road beside St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast.

# sdlp - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing

The candidate, Councillor Sorcha McAnespy, was announced at an event in Tyrone tonight.

# sdlp - Monday 13 August, 2018

1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives

A support group is calling for better support, funding and care for victims.

# sdlp - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Northern parties contemplating anti-Brexit alliance to oust Ian Paisley Jr

The controversial DUP MP is currently the subject of a holiday expenses scandal involving the government of Sri Lanka.

# sdlp - Monday 9 July, 2018

Máiría Cahill is now a councillor for the SDLP

The former Senator will remain a member of the Labour party.

# sdlp - Sunday 11 March, 2018

# sdlp - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

SDLP to meet with election office over claims votes were 'stolen' in constituency it lost to Sinn Féin

“This is a matter of public confidence and it is critical that all efforts are made to ensure that any malpractice is not tolerated.”

# sdlp - Monday 6 March, 2017

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election

If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.

# sdlp - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

The Northern Ireland elections explained, in five controversies

Voters go to the polls tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

# sdlp - Monday 19 December, 2016

Arlene Foster survives no confidence vote - but Sinn Féin plan another for New Year

Arlene Foster has repeatedly refused to resign – saying that the scheme was not her responsibility.

# sdlp - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'No one knows where this is all going to end up': Leaders meet to discuss Brexit fallout

Gerry Adams has said “an alternative to Brexit” should be found.

# sdlp - Sunday 2 October, 2016

The new leader of the SDLP is 33 years old. He says it's time for Gerry Adams and the old guard to move on

Derryman Colum Eastwood stopped by for an interview.

# sdlp - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Northern Ireland's election is happening today, but will there be any change?

The polls are open in the assembly elections in Northern Ireland.

# sdlp - Friday 8 May, 2015

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2002 All-Ireland winner loses out in bid to become MP in Northern Ireland elections

SDLP candidate Justin McNulty lost out in Newry & Armagh.

# sdlp - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Sinn Féin will have to write 'Londonderry', not 'Derry' for election

The Electoral Office has stated that the way electoral forms are completed has always been the same.

# sdlp - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.

# sdlp - Monday 24 November, 2014

Family of 21-year-old beaten to death in a Monaghan barn ask politicians for help

The SDLP are laying down a motion in Stormont.

# sdlp - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy

It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles

# sdlp - Friday 5 September, 2014

The SAS 'Loughall ambush' which killed 8 IRA men may be investigated

A civilian was also killed in the gunfight which was the biggest single loss of life for the IRA during The Troubles.

# sdlp - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Man shot in legs in alleyway in punishment-style attack

The incident happened off Shaw’s Road in Belfast at around 8pm last night.

# sdlp - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Lorry hijacked and driver ordered to take suspicious object to police station

The incident happened in Derry early this afternoon.

# sdlp - Monday 28 July, 2014

Pensioner drowns 'attempting to remove tricolours from island' at Armagh pond

It’s believed the man was trying to swim out to the island to replace them with a Union flag.

# sdlp - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Unionist parties all walk out of Stormont talks in protest over parade block

They called the talks “fruitless” after a contentious parade in north Belfast was blocked.

# sdlp - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin and DUP are still the big two

They haven’t raced ahead however.

# sdlp - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland

Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.

# sdlp - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Northern Ireland rejects same sex marriage for third time in 18 months

Northern Ireland is now the only part of the UK which has not passed a law to introduce same sex marriage.

# sdlp - Friday 28 February, 2014

"A deception by omission" - Robinson says the DUP was misled over 'on-the runs'

Martin McGuinness disagrees saying that if the DUP’s outbusts are about appeasing hardline unionists and electioneering.

# sdlp - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Gilmore: Dublin may get involved if there’s no progress on Haass

The Tánaiste says there may be a joint intervention by the Irish and British Governments if parties are unable to make progress.

# sdlp - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

McGuinness: Unionists have been "dancing to the tune of extremists"

The leaders of the five main Northern Ireland parties held talks yesterday to discuss the fallout from Haass, and have agreed to a further meeting next week.

# sdlp - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate

The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.

# sdlp - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Sinn Féin says that the proposals ‘did provide a basis for agreement’ while the DUP wants more time to consider areas of ‘profound disapproval’.

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