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Mallon: Dr Watt discharge patients feel abandoned

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has called on the Department for Health to set out the pathway and process for clinical reassurance for the thousands of anxious Dr Watt discharge patients who continue to be left completely in the dark over eight weeks after the neurology recall was announced.
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Mallon: Increase in child poverty shameful

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has described the increase in the number of children living in poverty here, revealed in the latest NI Poverty Bulletin, as another “stark and shameful reminder of how our most vulnerable citizens are being failed”. Figures revealed in the latest Poverty Bulletin published by the Department for Communities show the number of children living in relative poverty after housing costs here increased from 23% in 2015/16 to 27% in 2016/17, the most recent year for which these statistics are available.
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Mallon: McGurk Families face another road block on the road to justice

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has expressed frustration and disappointment at the Attorney General's decision to refuse a fresh inquest into the McGurk Bar massacre.
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Kelly: Political stalemate delaying Domestic Abuse Legislation

SDLP Policing and Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has said that it is a disgrace that due to the continued infighting between Sinn Féin and DUP and lack of functioning institutions, the Domestic Abuse Bill, which is sitting in the Department of Justice, cannot be progressed.
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Tierney welcomes funding commitment

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has welcomed a commitment from Derry City and Strabane District Council to allocate funds towards a number of capital projects and other corporate priorities within Council’s capital plan.
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