Tag Archives: Brid Rodgers

Seanad Éireann

Now that a Platform for Government has been agreed between with Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party and a government will be formed with six ministries each going to FF and FG and three going to the GP……..I … Continue reading

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SDLP: Leave Everyone Behind?

Over the last two days, I have written about Sinn Féin…how seemingly difficult it is to join and how they use patronage to keep everyone onside…and quite a few people on the (perhaps mythical) average industrial wage. As far as … Continue reading

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SDLP: The Campaign Begins

Introducing the SDLP spokespersons in a two hour presentation was an interesting innovation. Normally re-shuffling the “front bench” would have been handled by a simple press release sent along to journalists in the cafeteria in Stormont. So at least two … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

If you are travelling over the Glenshane Pass tomorrow afternoon, look out for a bus load of  SDLP “Derry wans” heading to Belfast. They are heading for the official launch of Colum Eastwood’s Leadership Election Campaign. Thursday is of course … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

Deja vu? When this Blog started, the SDLP was having a Leadership Contest following the resignatin of Margaret Ritchie after poor results in 2011 Assembly contest. This was in August 2011 and while I supported Patsy McGlone, I was pretty … Continue reading

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Dolores Kelly To Resign AS SDLP Deputy Leader?

Probably not. But there is a certain logic. Brid Rodgers, Dolores predecessor as MLA for Upper Bann and Deputy Leader has an interview in The Irish News in which she says that Alasdair McDonnell should resign from the Leadership. It … Continue reading

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SDLP:Reasons To Be Cheerful?

Yes….mostly. The point has been made that SDLP is “only” back to 2007 figures. I think this misses the point that the 2013 percentage was against a single unionist candidate. It also misses the point that SDLP added about 600 … Continue reading

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