Monday 10th June 2013 SDLP Social Development Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said he is shocked by news that the Housing Executive has paid some £18m in over payments to four contractors.
Monday 10th June 2013 SDLP Spokesperson for Finance and Personnel Dominic Bradley has raised serious concerns during the debate on the Supply Resolutions in the Assembly today. The Supply Resolutions debate grants Assembly approval to release the funding to each of the Government Departments.
Friday 7th June 2013 Commenting on the death of Father Matt Wallace the SDLP West Belfast MLA Alex Attwood said;
Friday 7th June 2013 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said he is really looking forward to this weekend’s ‘spectacular’ Return of Colmcille pageant, which is one of the showcase events of the City of Culture year and was written by the author of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Friday 7th June 2013 SDLP Councillor Pat Convery has expressed concern at reports of a suspicious object in the Somerton Park area in North Belfast and said this serves no purpose other than to create distress and disruption to the local community.
Friday 7th June 2013 Following a fire in the engine of one of the six train sets operating between Dublin and Belfast the SDLP Spokesperson for Regional Development John Dallat has called for the two governments to make the replacement of the locomotives and rolling stock a top cross-border a priority.
Thursday 6th June 2013 Traffic wardens or ‘Red Coats’ could be called to check that car parking spaces intended for blue badge holders at shopping centres are not abused by able-bodied drivers. The SDLP Spokesperson on Regional Development John Dallat raised the issue at Stormont where proposals are out for consultation.
Thursday 6th June 2013 SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has tabled a parliamentary motion calling on the UK government to address the discrepancy in pension contributions for people in Northern Ireland who worked before the age of sixteen.
Thursday 6th June 2013 SDLP Councillor Colin Keenan has condemned the gun attack on a man in Turf Lodge in West Belfast and has called on anyone with information to contact the police.
Thursday 6th June 2013 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has registered his deep concern with Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of this month’s G8 Summit in Northern Ireland that millions of people in developing countries are going hungry as a direct result of arable land being used to plant biofuel cash crops instead of food crops.