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Eastwood: 20 years on and we have moved from power-sharing to power-starving

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that 20 years on from the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, it is high time we returned to the spirit upon which the Agreement was built. Though two decades on we have achieved much together, this avoidable impasse has moved us from power-sharing to power-starving. However, the Foyle MLA said that all was not lost and that the formula for breaking the impasse lies within the Agreement and the sustainability of lasting peace lies within the spirit upon which it was built.
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Reilly condemns sectarian attack

Reacting to the news of a sectarian attack in the Waterside area of Derry on Saturday, Cllr Martin Reilly condemns these brutal actions on a young teenager and says thoughts must go to the victim of the attack and their family.
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Dallat: Arrests raise hopes for justice

East Derry SDLP MLA John Dallat has said that the arrest of two people in connection with the murder of Inga Maria Hauser 30 years ago is significant.
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Durkan calls for review of Home Office decision to stop local boy receiving medicinal cannabis

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has warned that the Home Office have overstepped their brief by issuing a legal letter to a local GP who has been prescribing medicinal cannabis to a 12 year-old boy who suffers from severe epilepsy. Billy Caldwell has been reacting well to the treatment, but the family are anxious as they only have enough of the life-saving drug to last until June. Ms Caldwell has said that officials have signed her son's 'death warrant' by undermining health professionals.
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Mallon urges 200 patients yet to make a recall appointment to contact the Belfast Trust

After a party political briefing at the Department for Health by the Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly and the Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride on the neurology recall it is clear many questions remain unanswered.
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