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Durkan expresses concern over the number of alcohol-related deaths

Following the figures released today that show that the number of alcohol-related deaths in Northern Ireland is the highest on record, SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that we need to raise awareness of the pitfalls of alcohol misuse and abuse.
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Bradley appeals for information after four seriously injured in Kilkeel crash

SDLP MLA for South Down Sinead Bradley has appealed for information after four young people were seriously injured in Kilkeel after the car they were travelling in collided with a wall.
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Kelly: Suicide statistics linked to Troubles must focus minds

SDLP Policing and Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly has said that recent statistics showing 1 in 3 Troubles victims have admitted to a suicide bid shown by research by the Docklands Victims’ Association is extremely concerning. Mrs Kelly said that if these stark figures do not focus the minds of the DUP and Sinn Féin, then it will be a sorry insight into how far we are from resolving the issue of Legacy here in the North.
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Hanna: ‘Stop and search’ border zone proposals "grotesque"

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has said that proposals to provide for a mile-wide ‘stop and search’ zone along the border would be grotesque assault on border life and on the Agreement of which the UK Government is a co-guarantor. Ms Hanna was commenting on plans which are being provided for in the ‘Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill’ currently working its way through Westminster.
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McCusker: The treatment of homeless families in Dublin is counter to the Pope’s message

SDLP Councillor Paul McCusker has said that the idea of moving homeless families out of Dublin City Centre is counter to Pope Francis’ message of hope, love and justice. Mr McCusker speaks out after the Dublin Region Homeless Executive put plans in place to move homeless families out of the city centre during the Papal visit later this month.
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