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# SDLp

All time
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.
# Joint Statement
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”.
# Fallout
SDLP Brexit spokesperson resigns over partnership with Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil and the SDLP announced their policy partnership last month.
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.
# merge
'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.
# The Troubles
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”.
# new year party time
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.
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.
# new candidates
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.
# docklands victims association
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.
# coalition of the willing
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.
# Lisburn and Castlereagh
Máiría Cahill is now a councillor for the SDLP
The former Senator will remain a member of the Labour party.
# House Of Commons
Most people want Sinn Féin to sit in Westminster to vote on Brexit - but would it make a difference?
It might in a tight vote.
# Foyled
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.”
# three week deadline
'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.
# Get smart fast
The Northern Ireland elections explained, in five controversies
Voters go to the polls tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# all-island dialogue
'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.
# North by Eastwood
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.
# don't copy the south
Northern Ireland's election is happening today, but will there be any change?
The polls are open in the assembly elections in Northern Ireland.
# ge2015
2002 All-Ireland winner loses out in bid to become MP in Northern Ireland elections
SDLP candidate Justin McNulty lost out in Newry & Armagh.
# the stroke city
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.
# 1984 State Papers
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.
# Tullycora
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.
# War games
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
# legacy issues
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.
# shots fired
Man shot in legs in alleyway in punishment-style attack
The incident happened off Shaw’s Road in Belfast at around 8pm last night.
# Bomb Scare
Lorry hijacked and driver ordered to take suspicious object to police station
The incident happened in Derry early this afternoon.
# Tragedy
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.
# Orange Order
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.
# Election 2014
Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin and DUP are still the big two
They haven’t raced ahead however.
# Election 14
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.
# Gay Marriage
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.
# War of Words
"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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Haass talks
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.
# Compromise
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.
# No deal
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’.