From the Derry Journal archives…

A short piece of “nostalgia” from the Derry Journal archives, May 19, 1989.

“The SDLP leadership has lost its way,” claimed Derry Sinn Fein councillor, Mitchel McLaughlin, commenting yesterday on SDLP Leader John Hume’s invitation to the Unionists to engage in talks without an agenda, but within the context of Northern Ireland. Colr. McLaughlin said the gap between between nationalist demands for peace, unity and independence and the willingness of John Hume, Austin Currie and Eddie McGrady to settle for the return of Stormont was growing wider and wider.

reasons to be cheerful