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# sdlp - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Sinn Féin will have to write 'Londonderry', not 'Derry' for election
# The Stroke City
# The Stroke City

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

Apr 2nd 2015, 12:32 PM 17,754 Views 80 Comments

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'
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

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

Dec 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,733 Views 51 Comments

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
# Tullycora
# Tullycora

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

Nov 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,379 Views 11 Comments

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
# War Games
# War Games

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:08 PM 24,467 Views 229 Comments

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
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

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

Sep 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 22,758 Views 245 Comments

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
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Man shot in legs in alleyway in punishment-style attack

Aug 31st 2014, 6:52 PM 18,927 Views 24 Comments

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
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

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

Aug 20th 2014, 3:52 PM 9,758 Views 16 Comments

The incident happened in Derry early this afternoon.

# sdlp - Monday 28 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 28th 2014, 9:24 PM 54,136 Views 0 Comments

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
# Orange Order
# Orange Order

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:15 PM 18,082 Views 169 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

May 24th 2014, 12:25 PM 5,807 Views 39 Comments

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
# Election 14
# Election 14

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

May 22nd 2014, 7:40 AM 5,226 Views 13 Comments

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
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

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

Apr 30th 2014, 11:22 AM 13,420 Views 283 Comments

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'
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

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

Feb 28th 2014, 1:32 PM 5,085 Views 93 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Jan 19th 2014, 3:55 PM 9,138 Views 66 Comments

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"
# Haass Talks
# Haass Talks

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

Jan 15th 2014, 8:24 AM 5,273 Views 76 Comments

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
# Compromise
# Compromise

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

Jan 9th 2014, 10:32 PM 8,204 Views 73 Comments

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
# No Deal
# No Deal

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Dec 31st 2013, 8:04 AM 7,732 Views 128 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Dec 28th 2013, 3:24 PM 7,244 Views 27 Comments

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
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Haass talks with NI parties expected to last well into night

Dec 23rd 2013, 10:28 PM 5,141 Views 79 Comments

“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
# RIP

Tributes paid to SDLP's Eddie McGrady

Nov 11th 2013, 7:40 PM 6,762 Views 16 Comments

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
# Conall McDevitt
# Conall McDevitt

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

Sep 4th 2013, 10:15 PM 10,022 Views 20 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

Orange Order parades banned from passing Ardoyne shopfronts

Jul 24th 2013, 8:45 AM 5,242 Views 123 Comments

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
# North Belfast
# North Belfast

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

Jul 18th 2013, 8:28 PM 6,763 Views 88 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Jun 4th 2013, 7:57 AM 7,856 Views 71 Comments

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
# Civil Marriage
# Civil Marriage

Northern Ireland Assembly votes against calls for same-sex marriage

Apr 30th 2013, 12:27 PM 5,683 Views 58 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Mar 7th 2013, 9:04 AM 3,748 Views 32 Comments

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
# Threat
# Threat

Bullet and sympathy card sent in post to SDLP member

Mar 6th 2013, 11:06 PM 9,399 Views 24 Comments

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"
# Derry
# Derry

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

Mar 4th 2013, 3:44 PM 4,322 Views 13 Comments

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
# Flag Protests
# Flag Protests

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

Feb 26th 2013, 5:18 PM 4,475 Views 22 Comments

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
# Flags
# Flags

Condemnation as journalist and SDLP politician sent bullet in the post

Jan 7th 2013, 12:59 PM 4,265 Views 14 Comments

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"
# Flags
# Flags

Belfast violence is being "orchestrated by loyalist paramilitaries"

Jan 6th 2013, 1:05 PM 9,318 Views 147 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Dec 3rd 2012, 9:18 PM 17,577 Views 180 Comments

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
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:21 AM 3,953 Views 51 Comments

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
# Sir Hume We Presume
# Sir Hume We Presume

John Hume awarded knighthood by Pope

Jul 6th 2012, 8:13 AM 4,382 Views 41 Comments

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
# SDLp
# SDLp

Alasdair McDonnell elected as new SDLP leader

Nov 5th 2011, 6:58 PM 525 Views 30 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland to lose 2 MPs as new electoral boundaries revealed

Sep 13th 2011, 9:30 AM 749 Views 5 Comments

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
# Lillis
# Lillis

Republican prisoner Brendan Lillis set free from prison

Aug 19th 2011, 8:33 AM 711 Views 2 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a united Ireland?

Jun 17th 2011, 9:59 AM 13,503 Views 149 Comments

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
# United Ireland?
# United Ireland?

Waning support for united Ireland among Northern Catholics

Jun 17th 2011, 9:10 AM 3,071 Views 36 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

May 16th 2011, 3:57 PM 449 Views 0 Comments

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