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# SDLp

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# Northern Ireland
'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.
# Peace Process
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.
Tributes paid to SDLP's Eddie McGrady
McGrady, who passed away today, was one of the founding members of the SDLP.
# Conall McDevitt
"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.
# Belfast
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.
# North Belfast
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.
# Northern Ireland
New law means people with serious convictions can't become political advisors
The law was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly last night.
# civil marriage
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Threat
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.
# Derry
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.
# Flag Protests
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”.
# Flags
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.
# Flags
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Gay Marriage
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.
# Sir Hume we presume
John Hume awarded knighthood by Pope
Derry Man becomes member of the Order of St. Gregory. But why does the Pope award knighthoods?
# SDLp
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Lillis
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.
# Your Say
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?
# United Ireland?
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Northern assembly
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.
# Stormont
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 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