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Statement from Leaders of SDLP and Fianna Fáil on the 21st Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

The Leaders of the SDLP and Fianna Fáil have called on all parties to embrace the spirit of power-sharing which led to the Good Friday Agreement 21 years ago today. Colum Eastwood and Micheál Martin have branded the failure to deal with the crises in health, education and Brexit in the North a ‘betrayal of the Agreement and those who voted for it’.
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Doherty welcomes jobs boost for west Belfast

SDLP Representative Paul Doherty has welcomed the announcement that a further 100 jobs have been created in west Belfast after two major retailers announced they’d be opening new stores at the Park Centre this summer.
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Durkan: Train and retain strategy needed to tackle spiralling locum bill

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has deemed the £83 million locum spend, revealed in a recent NIAO report, an appalling frittering away of vital capital in the absence of long-term solutions.
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Doherty: Anti-social behaviour destroying our community

SDLP Representative Paul Doherty has branded death drivers, who last night destroyed pitches in the Falls Park by reckless driving and setting alight a vehicle, as selfish individuals who care nothing for their community.
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Durkan welcomes HPV vaccine for boys and FIT bowel screening

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has welcomed the announcement from the Department of Health, that FIT screening for bowel cancer and HPV vaccine for boys age 12-13, will be made available in Northern Ireland as soon as next year.
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