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Kelly: Prison leave review cannot be ignored

SDLP Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has said that the recommendations contained in a CJI report on prison leave policies cannot be ignored. Mrs Kelly said that the needs of victims cannot be secondary.
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Mallon: Neurology patients deserve better

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has said that waiting times for a first neurology outpatient appointment are unacceptable for worried patients and overworked staff. The North Belfast MLA said that staff are working tirelessly to manage demand while also coping with the biggest patient recall in history.
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Hunter: US connection vital for foundations of peace

Deputy Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council Cara Hunter recently met with the United States Conference of Mayors to build links with US cities, explore investment opportunities and find out more about how the US uses local government powers to deliver public services at a bigger scale. Councillor Hunter has undertaken visits to US Homeland Security, Inter-faith Programs, meetings with former civil rights activists and Congressmen to promote social cohesion and strengthen the socio-economic ties between Northern Ireland and the United States.
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McCrossan: Invest NI Chief must prioritise regional economic equality

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has welcomed the appointment of a new Chief Executive at Invest NI. The West Tyrone MLA said that Kevin Holland’s tenure at the investment agency will be judged on his ability to deal with regional investment inequality and the lack of opportunity West of the Bann.
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McGlone: Brexit a severe threat to NI Dairy Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must address the concerns of dairy farmers and processors in the North. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was responding to the warning from the Dairy Council for NI that a no-deal Brexit would be “a devastating situation for the Northern Ireland dairy industry, farming families, rural communities and the Northern Ireland economy.”
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