Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP Environment Minister Alex Attwood has said the salary increase for Translink’s Chief Executive is wrong and highlights the wider problem that government has no say on the pay of the top earners of government organisations.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has taken the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP on his first tour of Derry today.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has supported the launch of a new handbook for people living with advanced Parkinson’s disease at Westminster this week – including an estimated 185 people in Derry who live with Parkinson’s.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan is calling for better care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after attending this week’s Westminster launch of a new report from Arthritis Care - Three wasted years - which has revealed a significant lack of progress in improving RA services.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP Regional Development Committee member Dolores Kelly says Translink’s Chief Executive’s pay increase is comparable in monetary terms to having an extra nurse on our hospital ward or a teacher in a classroom.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP North Belfast MLA Alban Maginness has welcomed the Parades Commission’s appointment of a three-person group to consult on marches through the Ardoyne area.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan received a petition from almost 33,000 ActionAid supporters at Westminster yesterday calling for the correction of what he has termed a ‘perverse and invidious’ tax loophole which is estimated to cost developing countries some £4 billion in fair and much-needed revenue.
Friday 20th April 2012 SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has hit out at spiralling fuel prices, saying that out-of-control pricing will cause untold misery to thousands and pose a major threat to the local economy.