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Gardiner: Sinn Féin and DUP Unite to Block Call for British Irish Intergovernmental Conference

SDLP Councillor Tina Gardiner said she was “disappointed but not surprised” when Sinn Féin failed to back the SDLP motion in Derry City and Strabane District Council that called on both the Irish and British Governments to immediately convene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference in the absence of a functioning executive and Assembly.
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Eastwood pays tribute to Donovan McClelland

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has paid tribute to former South Antrim MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Donovan McClelland upon news of the Antrim man’s passing this morning.
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Durkan: Latest waiting list figures are unacceptable

SDLP Health spokesperson and Foyle MLA, Mark H Durkan, has expressed his disappointment that a key health commitment has not been met as patients are still waiting longer than they should for a first outpatient appointment a hospital. He made the comments after data from the Department of Health highlight that at the end of December last year, 271,553 patients were waiting for a hospital appointment with a consultant.
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Kelly: Victims in the middle of ugly political spat

SDLP Policing and Legacy Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has said that victims and survivors have again been placed in the middle of an ugly political spat between the DUP and Sinn Féin. Ms Kelly said that it serves no one’s interests to engage in claim and counter claim on television and radio programmes while victims and survivors continue to be denied truth, justice and accountability.
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McCrossan: Uncertainty threatens Shared Education Campus

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has expressed serious concern that ongoing political uncertainty is threatening the future of Omagh’s Strule Shared Education Campus (SSEC).
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