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This year
Belfast City Council to request that new Irish passport design includes imagery from the North
SDLP councillor Gary McKeown said the design should be inclusive of the whole island, not just the Republic.
SDLP submits motion to mandate Ireland-UK cooperation on northern financing
The SDLP said that the motion aims to encourage cooperation and prevent a “stealth return” to direct rule.
Paint daubed on rainbow pedestrian crossing in Derry being treated as a hate crime
In September of 2021, Derry became home to the first rainbow pedestrian crossing in the North.
Police investigating robbery of elderly man visiting family grave at west Belfast cemetery
The man was visiting a family grave yesterday morning when he was targeted by three men.
Internment bonfire in Derry called off following 'fighting and anti-socal behaviour' last year
The fires are associated with the August anniversary of the introduction of internment without trial during the Troubles.
‘Sinn Féin look unstoppable’: What next for NI's major parties after the local elections?
‘They are also on course to become the largest party south of the border at the next election there, that’s basically the set.’
Kenya's 'Derry Girl', a schoolboy, and an openly-gay 'Scouser': The changing faces of NI politics
Among the notable candidates to be elected was the SDLP’s Lilian Seenoi-Barr, who became the first black person to be elected to any office in Northern Ireland.
'This isn't about bin collections': Weary Northern Ireland to vote in decisive election
A report by
Eimer McAuley
The Alliance party looks set to emerge as the third biggest party at local government level.
Today, voters across Northern Ireland will head to the polls to have their say in the first local council elections since 2019.
"This isn't about getting your bins collected. This is about the current form of Government in Northern Ireland, and the ongoing impasse."
Eimer McAuley reports on the issues being raised on the doorsteps.
'Wise up': Derry Girls actor channels Sister Michael to blast 'ignorance' of Stormont deadlock
On the election trail in Belfast: Local issues take back seat as Stormont stalemate looms large
On the election trail in Belfast: Local issues take back seat as Stormont stalemate looms large
On the canvass trail with representatives from four different parties, the lack of an executive was the overarching theme.
BBC journalists set to strike on first day of election count in Northern Ireland
The move by the National Union of Journalists is in response to cutbacks at Radio Foyle.
SDLP MLA calls on Derry manager Rory Gallagher to 'stand aside' following domestic abuse allegations
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service decided not to pursue the claims due to a lack of evidence.
'Not a paradise': DUP MP points to cost of a Big Mac when SDLP leader calls for United Ireland
‘Anyone who wants a Big Mac – I am not a fan; I do not buy them—will have to pay £2 more in the Republic of Ireland than they will in Northern Ireland’.
'What have I done to deserve that?': NI local election candidates on poster vandalism
‘As a candidate, it is hard to tell yourself that it’s not really you they are going after, it’s the party.’
Colum Eastwood rules out SDLP merger with Irish Labour Party
Irish Labour leader Ivana Bacik described the SDLP as a “sister party”.
Analysis: If the SDLP decline continues, Northern Ireland's politics will suffer
Ahead of the SDLP’s party conference this weekend, Emma DeSouza looks at its struggles to hold support in a polarised political landscape.
SDLP may abstain on 'Stormont brake' vote, with Colum Eastwood saying it 'muddies the water'
The brake would allow a minority of MLAs at Stormont to formally flag concerns about the imposition of new EU laws in Northern Ireland.
Sinn Féin and DUP both rise in new Northern Ireland opinion poll
The poll put support for Sinn Féin at 30.6% and DUP at 23.9%.
SDLP says it's concerned over balance of BBC's 'editorial decisions' after MLA taken off-air
Matthew O’Toole and Stephen Nolan were discussing comments made last night by chair of the Loyalist Communities Council, David Campbell.
Last year
Portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume unveiled at Westminster
Painted by the critically acclaimed artist Colin Davidson, the portrait of the former SDLP leader will hang in Portcullis House.
Sinn Féin and SDLP call for joint Dublin-London rule in Northern Ireland if Executive blocked
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that there could not be a return to previous direct rule arrangements.
Taoiseach congratulates Rishi Sunak but SDLP leader labels his 'coronation a farce'
The SDLP leader has called for an early general election, but a senior Tory MP has said this will not happen.
Taoiseach: Fianna Fáil 'to continue work' with SDLP despite reports of split
SDLP leader Colm Eastwood is said to have informed party delegates over the weekend.
SDLP rejects accusations that Stormont recall motion is 'stunt politics'
Two previous attempts to elect a speaker, which would open the way for the nomination of First and deputy First Ministers, have failed.
SDLP to form new official opposition at Stormont as Northern Ireland Assembly recalled
Elected parties have yet to form an Executive since the election in May.
Stormont to be recalled next week in latest attempt to elect speaker
Currently, the Assembly is unable to function as the DUP have blocked the election of a new speaker.
DUP accuse SDLP, Alliance and Labour of being a 'pan-nationalist front' during Protocol debate
Jim Shannon’s comments were criticised by Alliance MP Stephen Farry, who called for Shannon to reflect on what he said.
Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.
Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.
Here's how much the North's parties spent on ads on Facebook ahead of the Assembly election
Over £30,000 has been spent by the five main parties during the election campaign.
Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate
The leaders of the five largest parties in Northern Ireland participated in the UTV Election Debate show.
The FF-SDLP partnership: 'The last thing we want is for it to be a Fianna Fáil canvas'
It’s about “support from the background”, a bit of logistics, TD Paul McAuliffe told The Journal.
PSNI investigates SDLP billboard damage in 'incredibly nasty election campaign’
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood claims “loyalist paramilitaries are manipulating young people to attack SDLP posters and billboards”.
Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'
“I think if people do that, we can see a real change at Stormont,” the SDLP leader said.
Condemnation after SDLP candidates intimidated and threatened while out canvassing
Colum Eastwood hit out at the “violent thugs” who were trying to intimidate the candidates.
All time
'She was the calm at the centre of chaotic times': Funeral of Pat Hume takes place in Derry
Mrs Hume, a mother-of-five from Derry, died at home after a short illness on Thursday, surrounded by family.
Hillary Clinton leads tributes after death of Pat Hume
Pat Hume worked alongside her husband from the beginning of the civil rights movement in Derry in the 1960s.
SDLP leader received death threats after naming Soldier F
Colum Eastwood used parliamentary privilege to name the veteran who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.
Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence
The UK PM was accused of contributing to the toxic environment through “mistruths” regarding Brexit regulations.
SDLP writes to RTÉ over 'frustration and dismay' at exclusion from united Ireland discussion
Matthew O’Toole MLA said ‘speaker after speaker’ cited the party’s founders.