Tag Archives: Desmond Gillespie

SDLP Youth…47 Years Ago (My Part in Their Success)

Best wishes to SDLP Youth who are holding their annual conference today. It is a little known fact that in early 1974, Paddy Devlin drove my friend Mary and me to a SDLP meeting at the Dunowen Inn, in Dungannon. … Continue reading

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SDLP at 50

Happy Birthday SDLP. I remember the day the SDLP was formed. I vividly recall the founding members and a handful of journalists outside the venue. A journo asked “will the SDLP be non sectarian?” and Paddy Devlin replied “we are … Continue reading

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SDLP and Sinn Fein: How It Was

One of the books on the Troubles, it might even be Brian Feeney’s book on SDLP and Sinn Fein describes the early 1970s Sinn Fein manifestation as non combatants…the parents and wives of the activists in the Irish Republican Army. … Continue reading

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