Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has revealed that after intensive discussions with the Department of Justice, members of the Oireachtas now have the same rights to access prisoners as any other elected representatives on the island, after he secured the amending of Prison Standing Orders.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Coleraine Cllr Roisin Loftus has condemned the robbery of an elderly woman in Garvagh.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Agriculture spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed the Agriculture Minister’s plea to banks to be more flexible toward the farming community and has urged her to take more effective action to clear her department’s delay in issuing Single Farm Payments (SFP).
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Ballymena Councillor Declan O'Loan has condemned a racist arson attack which occurred last night at a house on the Galgorm Road in Ballymena.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has described the physical attack on two men in Rathbury Road, Limavady, as one of the worst he has come across in recent times.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley has said that it is totally unacceptable that there are 8,500 teachers on the Substitute Teachers Register many of whom have never had a full time teaching job.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has called for the government’s planned restriction on tax relief for charitable giving to be reversed – not least because it could hit donations to charities in Derry and the Magee campus of the University of Ulster.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley has repeated his call for people to come forward with information which may help in the location of the remains of people who disappeared during the Troubles.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Health Spokesperson, Mark H Durkan, has said that the Social Work Strategy must be properly resourced if it is to have a significant impact in improving Social Work here.
Monday 16th April 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has condemned those responsible for leaving a viable bomb device in the Drumleck Drive area of Derry last night.