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  Social Democratic and Labour Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The SDLP were key players in the talks throughout the 1990s that led to the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998.
The SDLP was the largest nationalist party in Northern Ireland from the time of its foundation until the beginning of the 21st century.
The SDLP fear that the British will then withdraw pressure on the republicans to end their rôle in "criminality" - the illegal activities taken to fund the "struggle" but which, in the eyes of many critics, have now taken on a life of their own as a source of funds for the republican movement's infrastructure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SDLP   (1155 words)

 CAIN: SDLP Manifesto - Assembly Election 25 June 1998
Since its foundation the SDLP has been committed to the principle that it is for the people of Ireland alone, with the consent of both parts of the island respectively, freely and concurrently given, to determine their relationships with each other and with the people of Britain.
The SDLP wishes to see farm incomes increase but believes that it is important that the industry is mindful of the challenges of the modern competitive global market and the need for diversification of the rural economy generally in the face of the next round of CAP reform and EU enlargement under Agenda 2000.
The SDLP is committed to the principle that, regardless of the wealth of the family, all children must be guaranteed a good minimum standard of living, and given the best possible education, health-care and opportunities to develop their potential.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /issues/politics/docs/sdlp/sdlp98.htm   (4404 words)

 Social Democratic and Labour Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
As such the SDLP was an expression of a grudging acceptance by Catholics in the Northern state, as seen in the demands of the over the previous decade.
The SDLP, though, quickly came to the view that Stormont was unreformable and withdrew from the Parliament.
In the 2004 European elections, the SDLP lost the seat that John Hume held since 1979 to Sinn Féin.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Social_Democratic_and_Labour_Party   (793 words)

 Sinn Féin: The Sinn Féin/SDLP Talks
That Sinn Féin and the SDLP agree that the IRA is politically motivated in its actions and that IRA Volunteers are not criminals.
That Sinn Féin and the SDLP agree that the British government and its forces in Ireland are not in a peacekeeping role.
The SDLP does not deny that the task of persuading the unionist people that their best interests lie in coming together with the rest of the people of this island to build a new Ireland, which accepts and accommodates all our differences, will be a very difficult one.
sinnfein.ie /gaelic/peace/document/79   (15260 words)

 Not updated: SDLP Election WM manifesto
The SDLP is working to achieve social inclusion and economic growth through balanced and sustainable regional development, determined strategically with reference to an all-Ireland and European context, addressing both the needs of urban and rural communities and taking into account environmental and quality of life issues.
The SDLP was formed to construct a new political framework, a new Ireland built on a solid foundation of human rights principles, which would support new institutions and attract the allegiance of all sections of the community.
The SDLP is a member of the Socialist International and is committed to the development of international relations as a means to address poverty, injustice and conflict.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/e01/man/sdlp/Election2001-WMmanifesto.htm   (6890 words)

 SDLP should say yes
The indications are that the Taoiseach, Mr Ahern, and the British Prime Minister, Mr Blair, plan to intensify the pressure on the SDLP to take a lead on this issue next week if no progress is made at official level to end the current stand-off.
This situation, in turn, is fomenting legitimate fears in the SDLP that Sinn Féin could balk in the end, all the better to garner nationalist votes in the election.
There is a special obligation on the SDLP, the constitutional nationalist party with a proud history, to square up to the consequences of a continuing stalemate.
www.orgsites.com /pa/aoh17pec/SDLP.htm   (531 words)

 Mark Durkan - SDLP Youth Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The SDLP would not only campaign for a united Ireland, they would do it in such a way as to convince a majority of people that this was the most just, most logical, and most beneficial way for Ireland to be constituted.
SDLP youth took to the streets of Newcastle, Co Down during the SDLP's 31st Annual Conference as well as getting party delegates to sign a petition calling on the British Government to CLOSE Sellafield with immediate effect.
Both these pictures were taken in Derry showing SDLP Youth ou on the streets campaigning on issues that affect young people and also demostrate the support given to SDLP Youth by the Ledaership of the Party.
www.markdurkan.ie /youth.htm   (901 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | N Ireland | SDLP to monitor direct rule ministers
However, the SDLP said it was concerned that the Northern Ireland Office would not give all of the money to sectors like health and education promised by former SDLP finance minister Sean Farren.
The SDLP also wants to ensure that action was taken in relation to tightening financial controls at the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, investigating allegations of fraud in the agricultural sector and ensuring proper standards are set by the schools inspectorate.
SDLP sources said they would also monitor the performance of Secretary of State Paul Murphy's ministerial team who could expect to face an increased number of written questions at Westminster.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/uk_news/northern_ireland/2445883.stm   (344 words)

 SDLP pact with Sinn Fein moves step closer
THE prospect of a pact between Sinn Fein and the SDLP at the next election moved closer yesterday when John Hume called for nationalists to act against the "over-representation of Unionists at Westminster".
Mr Hume, the SDLP leader, said that co-operation with Sinn Fein could lead to seven nationalist MPs instead of four and an effective counterbalance to "Unionist flmail of the British Government".
Sinn Fein recently wrote to the SDLP inviting it to discuss the issue and was told formal discussions could not take place until the election was called.
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/01/06/nsdlp06.html   (441 words)

 NI peace process: SDLP
The SDLP leader, Mr John Hume has welcomed the joint Government proposals: "It is addressing the central issues and the central relationships that go to the heart of our problems." If these were agreed it would be "very, very historic".
The SDLP told Tony Blair that it was committed to working as quickly as possible with the other parties at Stormont to reach agreement.
The SDLP and the nationalist community shares a sense of Irishness with the wider nationalist community throughout the island.
quis.qub.ac.uk /qubcu/ni/nisdlp.htm   (1355 words)

 BreakingNews.ie: SDLP launches blueprint for United Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In a clear dig at rivals Sinn Féin, the SDLP said that uniquely among parties in Northern Ireland, it was clear on the structures of a united Ireland and the strategy for achieving it.
The SDLP was making a three part launch of its blueprint in Belfast Castle this morning, in Dublin at lunchtime and in the border city of Newry, Co Down tonight.
The SDLP said it recognised it would be wrong to force Northern Ireland into a United Ireland without the consent of a majority and equally that it should be kept in the UK despite a vote for unity by a majority.
www.breakingnews.ie /2005/03/21/story194622.html   (692 words)

 ::: u.tv :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
SDLP leader Mark Durkan threw down the gauntlet to the West Belfast MP as both parties clashed over their Good Friday Agreement credentials.
The SDLP claimed in the new deal the DUP would have secured a veto over key decisions by nationalist ministers and the scrapping of the joint election of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
The SDLP insisted it had always pressed for demilitarisation, while on policing it had fought in the House of Commons for changes to Peter Mandelson`s bill while Sinn Fein`s MPs refused to take their seats.
u.tv /newsroom/indepth.asp?id=54069&pt=n   (1313 words)

 ::: u.tv :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He also claimed the SDLP had recently suggested that "10 hand-picked mandarins" be appointed by the British Government to administer local government departments in the absence of devolution.
The SDLP noted Sinn Fein had criticised one of its MPs for supporting repressive legislation but countered the party-backed legislation to bring those behind the Omagh bomb in 1998 to justice while Sinn Fein refused to co-operate with either the PSNI or Gardai.
In the absence of devolution, the SDLP said it had proposed that the government nominate ten people from civic society including the voluntary sector and trade union to run government departments, acting temporarily as ministers.
u.tv /newsroom/indepth.asp?id=54069&pt=n   (1313 words)

 The SDLP Political Party
SDLP Leader Mark Durkan MP has welcomed plans for new legislation on the devolution of justice announced by Peter Hain today - but has warned that it must live up to requirements set out by the SDLP in a paper passed to the two Governments last year...
SDLP Derry Councillor Seana Hume has said ‘proof that a smoking ban would decrease the number of people smoking strengthens the case for a smoking ban in the north’....
SDLP Mayor of Armagh City and District John Cambell has officially opened Keady Recreational Centre this morning...
www.sdlp.ie   (313 words)

 CAIN: Issues: Politics: Murray, Gerard (1998) JOHN HUME and the SDLP: Impact and Survival in Northern Ireland'
The political reality for the SDLP was that the Anglo-Irish Agreement had failed to convince Sinn Féin that the British viewed the legitimacy of the Nationalist and Republican identity on an equal footing to that of the Unionist tradition.
The SDLP took a considerable amount of criticism from Unionists for allegedly obstructing the efforts of Peter Brooke and subsequently, Sir Patrick Mayhew, in bringing the main constitutional parties to the conference table.
Overall the SDLP vote rose from 154,087 first-preference votes or 21.1 per cent of the valid poll in the 1987 General Election, to 184,455 votes representing 23.5 per cent of the poll in the 1992 General Election, thereby demonstrating a rise of 30,368 votes for the SDLP.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /events/bmtalks/murray/murray98.htm   (7889 words)

 Irish Democrat : News and comment : News 2001 : Recovery or eclipse: where now for the SDLP
Unfortunately, the SDLP conference spent too much time in self-congratulation for claimed past successes, including the Good Friday agreement, and not enough on asking how these were achieved and on how to progress towards what the electorate is trying to tell them is the ultimate democratic goal -- equality, unity and independence.
Despite this, the SDLP decided to participate in the new board, not wishing to appear to be being led by Sinn Féin.
Is the SDLP, as John Hume argues, a 'post-nationalist' party, with the implication self-government in a re-united Ireland is an irrelevancy; and does Hume's position make sense alongside his argument that membership of a federalising EU means Ireland taking a share in the sovereignty of Germany, France and so on.
www.irishdemocrat.co.uk /news/2001/sdlp   (1030 words)

 BBC Politics 97
The SDLP was the main opposition party in the Stormont assembly until direct rule from Westminster was introduced to Northern Ireland in 1972.
Direct dialogue between SDLP leader John Hume and the Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, was initiated in 1993.
He was first elected to represent the SDLP in Europe in 1979 and has been the MP for Foyle continuously since 1983.
www.bbc.co.uk /politics97/parties/pasdlp.shtml   (461 words)

 SDLP...: Participating Lenders
While all participating lenders must meet certain County restrictions, the actual terms of loans offered through the SDLP may vary from one participating lender to another.
Potential SDLP applicants should contact the participating lenders for the specific terms of the SDLP loans they offer.
All homebuyers participating in the Settlement Downpayment Loan Program are required to participate in pre-purchase counseling by the participating lender.
www.co.ho.md.us /DH/sdlp_lenders.htm   (131 words)

 Slugger O'Toole: SDLP excluded from Castlereagh DPP
Posted by: Fraggle at June 2, 2005 02:45 PM The SDLP have been crying out for d'Hondt to be applied to everything as some kind of panacea for all our problems.
Posted by: SDLP Supporter at June 2, 2005 03:13 PM given that I have demonstrated how D'Hondt would not have delivered the result that was delivered at the CBC AGM.
Posted by: beano; EverythingUlster.com at June 3, 2005 11:47 AM Reality states that the sdlp are now a political noniety, a small middle class grouping the majority of Nationalists have turned they back on.
www.sluggerotoole.com /archives/2005/06/sdlp_excluded_f.php   (2280 words)

 RTE News - Ahern welcomes SDLP's policing endorsement
Mr Ahern said he was pleased that the SDLP shares the Government's positive assessment that the proposals can comprehensively deliver the spirit and substance of the Patten Report.
Mr Ahern said that he hoped other parties would soon be in a position to reach a similar assessment that the conditions can bring about a truly representative, accountable and acceptable police service for all the people in the North.
The SDLP's endorsement of the policing proposals was also welcomed by the Northern Secretary as an "unprecedented move".
www.rte.ie /news/2001/0820/patten.html   (557 words)

 Sinn Féin: SDLP in no position to lecture Sinn Fein over defence of Agreement
The SDLP claim to support the political institutions yet have proposed that the British government appoint ten hand picked mandarins to administer the local departments.
The SDLP support fully the work of the IMC a body established at the demand of unionism to try and exclude republicans from the political process.
At Weston Park a senior SDLP negotiator stated that the issue of demiltarisation was solely for Sinn Féin and the British government to resolve - when it became clear that Sinn Féin were making progress on this issue in the latest talks the SDLP suddenly claimed that this issue has been a priority all along.
sinnfein.ie /news/detail/7799   (723 words)

 SDLP Youth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SDLP Youth is the youth wing of the Northern Ireland political party the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
It is organised throughout Northern Ireland and plays an active role within the SDLP's activities.
The group is currently involved in a campaign to prevent the introduction of top-up tuition fees for university students in Northern Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SDLP_Youth   (117 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | SDLP adviser calls for merger with Fianna Fail
It was Kelly who guided the SDLP to their last major victory over Sinn Fein: Dr Joe Hendron's triumph over Gerry Adams in West Belfast 10 years ago.
He was also vice-chairman of the SDLP in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Not all SDLP members are in favour of being absorbed by Fianna Fail, however.
www.guardian.co.uk /Northern_Ireland/Story/0,2763,877909,00.html   (337 words)

 BBC - History - The SDLP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The SDLP is one of the two main nationalist parties in Northern Ireland.
In 1998 the SDLP won 24 seats in the new Northern Ireland Assembly and its deputy leader, Seamus Mallon, was appointed Deputy First Minister.
The SDLP supported the Anglo-Irish Agreement and used it in their attempts to involve Sinn Féin more closely in constitutional politics.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/troubles/factfiles/sdlp.shtml   (615 words)

 Slugger O'Toole: Feeney: SDLP needs to address
SDLP there are enough 'other' voters who will vote to keep out the DUP.
Posted by: middle-class taig at May 9, 2005 03:28 PM Feeney is an ex SDLP who appears to have an axe to grind.
Posted by: IJP at May 10, 2005 02:10 AM What was required of the SDLP was a strong and definitive leadership.
www.sluggerotoole.com /archives/2005/05/feeney_sdlp_nee.php   (1328 words)

 Irish Examiner > Breaking News > Conlon to speak at SDLP conference
Mr Conlon has in the past appeared in SDLP broadcasts and the party was involved in efforts to secure a public apology from the British government for his wrongful imprisonment.
SDLP leader Mark Durkan was involved in efforts to secure a public apology from the British government, lobbying Taoiseach Bernie Ahern to raise the case with Tony Blair at a summit in Downing Street last week.
Mr Durkan will replace John Hume as the SDLP’s Westminster candidate in what promises to be a tough battle to retain the seat against a challenge from Sinn Féin chairman Mitchel McLaughlin.
www.irishexaminer.com /breaking/story.asp?j=164441760&p=y6444z63z&n=164442638&x=   (413 words)

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