Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has described the decision to postpone upgrades on both the Belfast-Dublin and Belfast-Derry railway lines as another stab in the back for those committed to building a modern railway network embracing the island of Ireland.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley has welcomed the announcement that 300 jobs are to be created by First Derivatives in Newry.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP Oldpark Councillor Nichola Mallon has called for a zero tolerance approach from the PSNI in relation to ongoing attacks on buses in the area.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has joined fellow MPs at Westminster who are calling on the government to fully comply with EU legislation which gives greater protection to workers from asbestos.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP East Belfast representative Séamas de Faoite has criticized Alliance Party councillors on Belfast City Council for proposing a ten per cent increase for cremations at Roselawn Cemetery.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr Pat Convery has announced that MTV will play host to the 2011 European Music Awards.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP Derry health spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said the situation facing domiciliary care in the north is bleak and not showing any signs of improving in the future.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP South Belfast MP Dr. Alasdair McDonnell has expressed concern that the coalition government’s proposed changes to pension ratings will mean many of his constituents will sorely lose out.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has urged the Regional Development Minister to reconsider his department’s draft budget after it emerged that an 11-mile section of railway track between Lurgan and Lisburn, in need of £40 million in repairs, will not be upgraded under current departmental plans.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 Speaking following a meeting in Westminster about the ongoing plight of former Visteon workers, South Belfast MP Dr. Alasdair McDonnell has urged Ford to fulfill its pension responsibilities to former employees.