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Ritchie calls for debate on Tourism VAT rate

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called for a Parliamentary debate on the tourism industry in Northern Ireland and asked the UK government to lower the rate of VAT on tourism services. Speaking at Business Questions in the House of Commons Ms Ritchie asked that Parliamentary time be set aside in the New Year to address these matters:
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McKevitt: Casement Park plans a huge boost for GAA

SDLP South Down MLA and spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Leisure Karen McKevitt says plans to transform Casement Park into a modern 38,000-seater Gaelic Games stadium is a huge boost for Gaelic games in Ulster.
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Ramsey calls on UU to talk with ‘Occupy Coleraine’ students

SDLP Employment and Learning Spokesperson Pat Ramsey has called on the University of Ulster to engage with students who are staging a protest at their Coleraine campus.
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McKinney: Legal costs must not trump healthcare funding

SDLP MLA and Party Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney has expressed his concern at the amount of funding requested for clinical negligence settlements by the Department of Health in their January 2014 bid.
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McKinney: Who is accountable for our Health Service?

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney MLA has questioned who is really running the health service.
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