Colum Eastwood

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood was coy on suggestions of a future relationship with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Since the SDLP played a pivotal role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland they have suffered at the polls. The then leader John Hume knew by opening(...)

As SDLP leader Colum Eastwood told his party’s annual conference at the weekend,  political vacuums don’t end well in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The claim by former Ulster Unionist party leader David Trimble’s that the Irish Government’s Brexit strategy risks provoking loyalist paramilitaries h(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood: 20 years after the Belfast Agreement, ‘our politics finds itself in a very bad way’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The SDLP is focused on a return to the spirit of the Belfast Agreement and tackling the challenges of Brexit, leader Colum Eastwood has told delegates(...)

Oranmore Street, Clonard, Belfast. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Commemorations of the past in Northern Ireland are often centred on public space; stories and identities are stamped into the landscape through murals(...)

British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed British prime minister Teresa May’s speech. File photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster said Theresa May’s speech has “set forward the basis upon which it would be possible to move forward”. Ms Foster welcomed th(...)

Sinn Féin and SDLP leaders have welcomed the initiative from civic unionism and others challenging what they said was a nationalist assumption that qu(...)

 Eamonn Mallie with Ian Paisley and  Baroness Eileen Paisley in 2014: Baroness Paisley urged leaders on both sides to ‘confess  your sin and confess your mistakes’

Baroness Eileen Paisley has criticised DUP leader Arlene Foster and said her late husband Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness would not have created the(...)

Belfast Agreement: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said a proposal to end the powersharing requirement was more than the “tinkering” its advocates claimed. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, has warned British MPs against undermining the Belfast Agreement, accusing Brexiteers of targeting it to furth(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he had spoken with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, and would remain in close contact

The Government was taken completely by surprise by the abrupt decision of the DUP to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions, (...)

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