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# SDLp

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2022
# SDLp
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.
# joint authority
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.
# no 10
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.
# end of partnership
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Northern Ireland
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
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.
# NI Protocol
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.
Voices
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.
# Stormont
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.
# Assembly election
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.
# Stormont Elections
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.
# Stormont Election
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.
# Northern Ireland
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”.
# Stormont Election
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.
# intimidation
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
# Pat Hume
'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.
# RIP
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.
# Colum Eastwood
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.
# Nothern Ireland
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.
# SDLp
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.
# cblive
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.
Voices
Colum Eastwood: We live in the Ireland that John Hume imagined - an island at peace
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to John Hume and asks what the peacemaker would have made of the events of 2020.
# RIP
Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies aged 83
The Irish peace icon passed away after a long struggle with dementia.
# seen it all
'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?
Unionists and nationalists all agree that Sinn Féin is a powerful electoral force.
# power sharing
The strangest thing about Northern Irish politics? There's a government, but no opposition
Some credit the short-lived opposition for helping to expose the ‘cash for ash’ scandal.
# Simon Byrne
PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen
The photo, which Simon Byrne posted on Twitter, attracted considerable criticism.
# Belfast South
New SDLP MP writes letter to Commons speaker protesting against oath of allegiance to the Queen
“My primary allegiance is to the people of South Belfast, in all their diversity,” Claire Hanna wrote to the House Speaker today.
# uk election 19
For the first time, Northern Ireland has more nationalist than unionist MPs
There were gains for the SDLP, Alliance and Sinn Féin during a bad night for the DUP.
# Belfast South
Final countdown: On the doorsteps with the DUP and SDLP in one of the North's tightest races
The SDLP and the DUP are locked in a tight contest in Belfast South.
# dirty tricks
SDLP leader says he's 'disgusted' as fake leaflets asking for donations sent to potential voters
The incident has been reported to the PSNI.
# New Rules
Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North
For the first time in years, many races in Northern Ireland are proving difficult to predict.
# Change
Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.
# Abortion
Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont
Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.
# Northern Ireland
'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019
The party currently has no MPs and wants to change that in a few months time.
# ivan cooper
Ivan Cooper: Northern Ireland civil rights leader who led Bloody Sunday march dies aged 75
Tributes have been paid to the Northern Ireland politician, who led the march on Bloody Sunday.
# mairia cahill
Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address
Cahill filed a restraining order to protect herself in the past, and now worries for the safety of herself and her young daughter if her address was to be released.
# RTÉ
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.
# mark durkan
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.
# more than words
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.