A Belfast councillor who helped organise the SDLP’s civil rights anniversary programme has decided not to stand for re-election.
One of the SDLP’s most high profile members has resigned the party whip in protest at its partnership with Fianna Fail.
The SDLP has suffered a series of resignations after ratifying its partnership with Fianna Fail.
The nationalist SDLP has voted by more than two to one to back a new partnership with Ireland’s main opposition party.
Nationalist parties north and south of the Irish border have launched an “historic” partnership aimed at unfreezing the Stormont deadlock.
Fianna Fail’s parliamentary party “fully endorsed” the plan for a partnership with the SDLP at a private meeting on Tuesday night.
Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald said it was “very concerning” that Theresa May had not removed the option of a no-deal from the table.
Irish political representatives have criticised the country’s main opposition party after it announced it would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with the Government for another year.
Mary Lou McDonald has used a speech at the centenary celebration for the first female MP to reaffirm her party’s stance on abstentionism.