Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has led fellow Foyle MLAs and parents to hand a petition into the Assembly expressing concern at the proposed closure of Woodlands Speech and Language Centre in Derry.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne has called on Environment Minister Alex Attwood to review the operation of the hydroelectric system on the Camowen River after concerns were raised regarding the environmental impact of the project.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP Lower Falls Cllr Colin Keenan has welcomed Minister Attwood’s decision to refuse planning permission for a new development on the Andrews mill site.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan met with Health Minister Edwin Poots today to make a representation on behalf of Western Trust administration workers whose jobs, it has been proposed to move out of Derry.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP Balmoral Councillor Claire Hanna has said the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society will be missed in the area following their move to the former Maze site, and that any housing development planned for the Balmoral site must be held up to rigorous scrutiny.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has urged the Health Minister to protect children in the North of Ireland from neglect.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP Vice-Chair of the Assembly’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Dolores Kelly, has welcomed the news that the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society is to take up residence at the former Maze Prison site.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has spoken out in advance of the Westminster Budget to call for positive action to be taken on key issues negatively affecting the lives of ordinary people.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 The Northern Ireland Assembly must introduce legislation to address serious welfare issues surrounding the greyhound industry. The call has been made by East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat following the discovery of greyhound carcasses in the sea off the North Coast weighed down with concrete blocks and rope.