Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Health spokesperson Mark H Durkan is to call on the Health Minister to carry out a consultation on the introduction of an opt-out system for organ donation.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Social Development spokesperson Mark H Durkan has expressed regret at the Alliance Party’s failure to vote for an SDLP motion aimed at mitigating the impact of welfare cuts here.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Derry City Councillor Shaun Gallagher has condemned this morning’s armed robbery of a van in the Racecourse Road area of the city.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Foyle MLA, Colum Eastwood, has congratulated James McClean on his call up to the Irish squad for the forthcoming friendly against the Czech Republic. Mr Eastwood said that James was a credit to himself, his family and to Derry City and would undoubtedly prove his worth at international level for Ireland.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed a High Court decision to grant a judicial review on the denial of legal aid for relatives of victims of the Loughinisland massacre to challenge the Police Ombudsman’s ruling on security force collusion in the deaths.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan is to lead a delegation of Northern Ireland MPs this week (Wednesday) to meet the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in London to urge the removal of restrictions on the investment types which Northern Ireland credit unions can invest in under new regulatory reforms.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan is to join a committee at Westminster tomorrow which scrutinises the major reforms proposed in the Financial Services Bill – including credit union reform in Northern Ireland, consumer protection and regulation of the banks.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Foyle MLA, Colum Eastwood, has said that the fact that neither the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) or the Department Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) have any civil servants, of any grade, working in the Derry City Council area represents a huge failure of ministerial responsibility and governmental power.
Monday 20th February 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed commitments from Roads Service and Derry City Council that flood prevention works will be carried out on the Letterkenny Road which will reduce the risk of flooding for houses in the area.