SDLP: widen scope for North South relations

The SDLP have been working since last Autumn at building their nationalist profile with a series of seminars and events proposing much closer links with the Republic. The culmination of that activity is a detailed set of proposals today in Dublin and Belfast. Suzanne Breen has had early sight of them. Daily Ireland however believes that some of the party’s councillors are being fulmoxed by Sinn Fein’s tactic in chamber of presenting motions to adopt re-unification as council policy.

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