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O’Toole welcomes NUJ recovery plan

SDLP Finance Spokesperson, Matthew O’Toole MLA has welcomed the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) recovery plan and has raised the issue of support for local media with the Finance Minister this week.
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Durkan calls for urgent Arts Sector recovery package

SDLP Social Justice Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has reiterated his calls for an immediate funding package to guarantee the survival of the Arts Sector throughout the North. At Thursday’s Communities Committee briefing, members heard from the Arts Collaboration Network who painted a stark picture of the detrimental impact COVID has had on the sector and the implications of continued restrictions.
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Eastwood calls on British Government to release classified files of Troubles’ victims

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has called on the Northern Ireland Secretary of State to review victims’ files which have been recently reclassified and will be closed for another 30+ years.
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McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has said there is still work to do to ensure that the Self Employed Scheme online portal is fully inclusive and Irish passports are accepted as a means of ID.
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Hunter welcomes Mental Health Champion Appointment

SDLP Mental Health Spokesperson, Cara Hunter MLA has welcomed the interim appointment of Professor Siobhan O’Neill as the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland.
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