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Durkan condemns ‘abductions, torture and killings’ of gay men in Chechnya

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has co-sponsored two parliamentary motions at Westminster this week condemning reports of ‘abductions, torture and killings’ of gay men in Chechnya – and which call on the international community to ensure that the Russian authorities are held accountable for upholding its international human rights obligations.
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Downpatrick crash is a tragedy

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has described the death of an 18-year-old man in a car crash outside Downpatrick as a ‘profound tragedy’ that has shocked the local community.
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May’s rush to election reflects disdain for North

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that the British Prime Minister’s rush to call a snap Westminster election reflects the disdain she holds for Northern Ireland and attempts to restore power sharing government here.
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Attwood raises questions over Belfast City Council decision on planning notices

Cllr Tim Attwood has expressed concern that Belfast City Council planning notices will no longer appear in the Irish News, Belfast Telegraph and Andersonstown News
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Lynch condemns Antrim Hate Crime

SDLP Antrim Councillor Roisin Lynch has condemned an attack on a house in the Tarragon Park area of the town in the early hours of the morning.
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