Belfast City Councillors call for animal abuse register

Belfast City Councillors have unanimously agreed to write to the Belfast, Dublin and London governments calling for a central register of animal abusers. SDLP Botanic Councillor Gary McKeown, who proposed the motion, said: "In spite of legislation to punish offenders, there is no central register of those convicted of animal cruelty offences. Having one would help prevent further animals being placed in the care of convicted animal abusers.
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Heading: Those behind ruthless attacks must stop

SDLP Cllr Brian Heading has challenged those responsible for shooting a man in the ankles last night to cease their activity and get off the backs of people in West Belfast. He said:
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SDLP and Fianna Fáil spokespeople meet on Environment

SDLP Environment Spokesperson John Dallat MLA met his counterpart from the Fianna Fáil Party, Timmy Dooley TD, in Leinster House, Dublin.
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Reid welcomes deal to save Wrightbus jobs

SDLP Ballymena Cllr Eugene Reid has welcomed a deal in principle between the Wright family and Jo Bamford to acquire the business and land, saving local jobs. He said:
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Tierney proposes refill stations to tackle plastics overuse

SDLP Ballyarnett Councillor Brian Tierney has made a proposal at Derry and Strabane District Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee that water refill stations should be made available in council parks and venues to tackle single use plastics.
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