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# 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’.

# sdlp - Saturday 28 December, 2013

'Time to fish or cut bait': Haass talks recommence, with Monday set as deadline

The US diplomat is back for “one final effort” to reach agreement on some of the most contentious outstanding issues of the peace process.

# sdlp - Monday 23 December, 2013

Haass talks with NI parties expected to last well into night

“It’s going to be an interesting night,” the US diplomat told reporters, as he arrived at Belfast’s Stormont Hotel.

# sdlp - Monday 11 November, 2013

Tributes paid to SDLP's Eddie McGrady RIP

Tributes paid to SDLP's Eddie McGrady

McGrady, who passed away today, was one of the founding members of the SDLP.

# sdlp - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

"It was a really stupid thing"... SDLP politician quits after payments scandal

Dublin-born Conall McDevitt is to quit politics with immediate effect after failing to declare earnings from a PR company.

# sdlp - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Orange Order parades banned from passing Ardoyne shopfronts

The order has vowed to stage a protest at the location every weekend until it is allowed complete its ‘July Twelfth’ parade.

# sdlp - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Parades Commission tells Orange Order: You can't march through Ardoyne

In a decision announced this evening, the Commission said it had received no representations from unionists ahead of Saturday’s march.

# sdlp - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

New law means people with serious convictions can't become political advisors

The law was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly last night.

# sdlp - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly votes against calls for same-sex marriage

MLAs voted 53 to 42 against a motion which called on the Northern executive to allow civil marriage for same-sex couples.

# sdlp - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Polls open in Mid-Ulster to fill seat vacated by Martin McGuinness

A by-election is being held to fill the Westminster seat vacated by the Sinn Féin MLA last December.

# sdlp - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Bullet and sympathy card sent in post to SDLP member

The SDLP has condemned the death threat, with Conall McDevitt saying it will not prevent him from doing the job he has been elected to do.

# sdlp - Monday 4 March, 2013

MP condemns those who "want Derry to be a theatre for destruction"

Police in Northern Ireland found a suspicious object after intercepting a van in Derry last night.

# sdlp - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

SDLP calls on police in Northern Ireland to "assert the rule of law" over flag protests

Earlier today the Chief Constable of the PSNI said that marches and protests in Northern Ireland which do not notify the Parades Commission “must now come to an end”.

# sdlp - Monday 7 January, 2013

Condemnation as journalist and SDLP politician sent bullet in the post

A 9mm bullet and a sympathy card containing the name and photograph of the SDLP MLA were intercepted at a sorting office.

# sdlp - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Belfast violence is being "orchestrated by loyalist paramilitaries"

The head of the Police Federation of Northern Ireland said loyalist paramilitaries have hijacked the flags protests and are using “any excuse” to attack the police.

# sdlp - Monday 3 December, 2012

Pics: Protests in Belfast as council votes to restrict flying of Union flag

The city council has voted to restrict the flying of the Union flag to 15 days during the year. It has previously flown all year round.

# sdlp - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# sdlp - Friday 6 July, 2012

John Hume awarded knighthood by Pope

Derry Man becomes member of the Order of St. Gregory. But why does the Pope award knighthoods?

# sdlp - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Alasdair McDonnell elected as new SDLP leader

McDonnell’s victory over his three opponents was announced at the party’s annual conference in Belfast today.

# sdlp - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Northern Ireland to lose 2 MPs as new electoral boundaries revealed

The number of constituencies in Northern Ireland will fall from 18 to 16 by 2015, according to the Boundary Commission’s new proposals.

# sdlp - Friday 19 August, 2011

Republican prisoner Brendan Lillis set free from prison

The former IRA member’s partner has told of her joy after Mr Lillis, who is seriously ill, was released in the North.

# sdlp - Friday 17 June, 2011

Poll: Should there be a united Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a united Ireland?

A new poll in Northern Ireland has shown that a majority of Catholics want to remain in the UK. What do you think?

Waning support for united Ireland among Northern Catholics

More than half would now prefer to remain part of the UK – double the previous figure before the Republic’s economic crisis hit home.

# sdlp - Monday 16 May, 2011

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.

# sdlp - Sunday 8 May, 2011

All 108 Northern assembly seats filled as UUP leader labels Sinn Féin as 'scum' Northern Assembly This post contains videos

All 108 Northern assembly seats filled as UUP leader labels Sinn Féin as 'scum'

Negotiations to form an executive are expected to get underway as the Ulster Unionist Party leader comes under fire for comments about Sinn Féin at a count centre.

# sdlp - Friday 6 May, 2011

Counting underway in fourth elections to Stormont Assembly

The DUP and Sinn Féin are expected to remain the biggest parties in Stormont – with a minor chance of Sinn Féin coming out on top.

# sdlp - Saturday 16 April, 2011

SDLP election candidate injured after rock attack on car

Dolores Kelly is injured after two rocks are thrown through her windscreen – the day after two canvassers are attacked.A