When the SDLP made waves down South

When the SDLP made waves down South
A Social Democratic and Labour Party press conference in Smithfield in London in 1972. Standing at rear: Edward McGrady and Paddy Devlin. Seated from left: Austin Currie, Gerry Fitt, John Hume, Ivan Cooper and Paddy O’HanlonPA

If Fianna Fáil does merge with the SDLP - or even subsume it - it will almost certainly mean an end to a Northern party that once enjoyed wide support in the Republic

Recent reports in the media refer to discussions between Fianna Fáil and the SDLP about the possibility of a merger of these two parties. The speculation is that, rather than this being simply a friendly merger to arrange for greater cooperation on an all-Ireland basis, it would more likely be a takeover of the SDLP by Fianna Fáil, and bringing about the sad end of the SDLP.

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