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Eastwood appoints Rodgers Chair of Civil Rights Committee

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has appointed Bríd Rodgers as Chair of a Civil Rights Committee charged with planning the 50th Anniversary of the movement. Mr Eastwood said that 2018 offers an opportunity to deliver on the lasting legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland on it’s 50th anniversary.
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Durkan: Altnagelvin issues reflect urgent need for investment

SDLP MLA and Health Spokesperon Mark H Durkan has said that patients and staff cannot afford to be let down by a failure to bring about transformation of our healthcare system but the current political stagnation is failing them miserably.
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Hanna: Brexit negotiations exposing British Government

SDLP South Belfast MLA Claire Hanna has said that the negotiations between the European Union and British Government have exposed the chaos at the heart of Brexit. Ms Hanna’s comments follow a statement issued by the European Parliament’s Brexit steering committee which outlines the British Government’s failure to progress all issues in the first phase of talks.
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McGrath welcomes uniform u-turn

SDLP MLA Colin McGrath has welcomed the departmental u-turn on assistance for families for school uniforms after the party made representations on the issue.
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Durkan meets Royal College of GPs on health service challenges

Following a meeting with the Royal College of GPs regarding health service challenges, SDLP MLA and Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said that in spite of additional resource committed to the health service by the Secretary of State, acute pressures are impacting on frontline staff and patient outcomes.
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