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Eastwood: Politics must address challenges and crises we face

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has welcomed signals that a deal is finally within reach between the DUP and Sinn Féin. Mr Eastwood said the SDLP would await the publication of its detail before giving full judgement. The SDLP Leader added that after a year of political failure the focus must immediately return to the threat of Brexit, a stagnant economy and the crises in our health service and in school budgets – priorities entirely absent in the negotiation between the DUP and Sinn Féin. In order to help bring that focus, Mr Eastwood has once again set out the SDLP’s priorities if a Programme for Government negotiation begins in the week ahead.
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Eastwood Comments on the Political Situation

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA comments after a meeting with the Irish and British Governments alongside the UUP and Alliance.
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Hanna welcomes strong EU defence of Northern Ireland

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna has welcomed a strong defence of Northern Ireland’s economic, social and political interests from EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier today. Ms Hanna said that the framework agreement at the conclusion of Phase One of the Brexit talks is not up for renegotiation and London must be held to its commitment of regulatory alignment in areas of North-South Cooperation.
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Tierney welcomes council support for Leafair pitch enhancements

SDLP Derry Councillor Brian Tierney has supported a proposal at the Council’s Health and Communities Committee to support the enhancement of Leafair pitch.
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SDLP Delegation meets Agriculture Minister on Brexit concerns

A delegation of SDLP representatives has met with Irish Agriculture Minister Michael Creed TD amid concerns for the all-island agri-food industry.
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