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Mallon: Secures Confirmation No PIP Claimants Will Lose Out From Review

At a meeting with the Department for Communities, SDLP Social Justice Spokesperson Nichola Mallon secured the "cast iron commitment" that no one will lose out from new PIP review.
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McCrossan: Brain drain threatening North's Economy

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has said that statistics published by the Department for the Economy demonstrate a concerning brain drain of the North’s best and brightest young people. The figures published this week show that over a third of students from Northern Ireland chose to leave for university. Information from the Department’s Destination of Leavers statistics last year demonstrated that over two thirds of those who leave will not come back.
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Eastwood presses British Prime Minister on City Deal for Derry

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood pressed the British Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver a City Deal for Derry during a meeting at Stormont on Monday.
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Eastwood: Absence of Talks means the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference must be Convened

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has sought to build support across Dáil Éireann for the convening of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference. Since the collapse of the negotiations between the DUP and Sinn Féin, the SDLP Leader has spoken to An Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin and to the Labour Leader Brendan Howlin.
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Eastwood: We need to get back to the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has commented after the collapse of the negotiations at Stormont that this is "a dangerous and difficult moment for the future of this part of Ireland."
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