Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP Deputy Leader and Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said a report released on Wednesday morning from the NI Audit Office has highlighted that as many as 21 per cent of pensioners in the Cookstown and Magherafelt areas are living in poverty.
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has urged pensioners to uptake the social security benefits available to them after a report revealed that 29per cent of pensioners living in Limavady are experiencing poverty levels twice that of their counterparts in Derry and Coleraine.
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP junior agriculture spokesperson Thomas Conway has said DARD should consider locating some department offices to Claudy under any change to the location of public sector jobs.
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has called for a full inquiry into the financing of victims’ groups in South Armagh after a BBC Spotlight programme revealed serious irregularities in the use of public funds by one group. Mr Bradley said:
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has told the DCAL Minister that every effort must be made to maximize the impact of the City of Culture 2013, with a cross-departmental approach.
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP Foyle MLA Mary Bradley has welcomed the Housing Executive investment of £252,000 into the installation of gas heating and loft insulation in homes in Galliagh and Shantallow.
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 SDLP Northland councillor Mark H Durkan has urged pensioners to make sure they are getting their full benefits and not missing out on money that is entitled to them during tough economic times.
Thursday 24th February 2011 SDLP South Down Assembly Candidate Karen McKevitt has called for the speed limit to be reduced from 70mph to 60mph at the Dromantine section of the A1.
Friday 25th February 2011 SDLP Newry Cllr Gary Stokes has expressed concern following the stabbing of three men in the Drumgullion Avenue area of the city.
Friday 25th February 2011 SDLP Down District Cllr Patsy Toman has raised concerns about the impact of changes to the Welfare of Animals Bill and the Single Farm Payment at a Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) meeting in Dundonald House, Stormont.