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Rogers: Educational underachievement is the major issue facing our young people

SDLP Education spokesperson Seán Rogers MLA has said that the Education Minister must do more to tackle underachievement and the Executive must deal with social disadvantage.
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Donnelly expresses disappointment on benefits risk to jobseekers refusing zero-hour contracts

SDLP Omagh Council candidate Joanne Donnelly has expressed disappointment after news jobseekers risk losing their benefits if they turn down certain zero-hours contracts without good reason.
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Cleary-McGuffin: Delay on NIHE overpayment accusations ‘casts serious doubt’

SDLP Mid Ulster candidate Maria Cleary-McGuffin has called on the social development minister to reveal the outcome of an enquiry into alleged overpayment to local construction firms by the Housing Executive.
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MCKINNEY: Minister must establish Cancer Drugs Fund

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney says the public will be sorely disappointed if the Health Minister does not announce soon a Cancer Drugs Fund model for Northern Ireland.
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Attwood: Tánaiste's intervention an important one

Responding to the Tánaiste’s comments on Monday, SDLP Hass negotiator Alex Attwood, said: “This is an important intervention from the Tánaiste. It reaffirms that there is no place for threats, implied or explicit, to our political institutions and policing arrangements. This is the right response and the strong one.
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