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Mallon: DWPs lax attitude towards ESA repayments disgraceful

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has said that the findings of the Public Accounts Committee that show ESA underpayments were entirely avoidable is appalling, and a damning indictment of the total lack of disregard for the welfare of claimants who rely on these payments.
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Catney: Loss of local Marks & Spencer store disappointing

SDLP Business Spokesperson Pat Catney has expressed disappointment that Lisburn City Centre will be losing a local Marks & Spencers store.
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SDLP: PM must respect the rights of the majority in the North who voted Remain

The SDLP will deliver a message to the Prime Minister that the only outcome that will satisfy the people of Northern Ireland is that it remains in the Customs Union and the Single Market and the only reassurance the people of the North can now possibly trust from the British Prime Minister is a legal, unbreakable commitment to the agreed Brexit backstop of December 2017. A senior SDLP delegation will meet the British Prime Minister on her visit to Northern Ireland on Thursday.
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Mallon reiterates call for standalone Anti-Poverty Strategy

SDLP Social Justice Spokesperson Nichola Mallon MLA has said that the figures published today which show that deprived areas in Belfast and Derry City and Strabane have the highest premature death rates across these islands are a stark reminder that some of the most vulnerable people in our society are being failed. Reiterating the SDLP’s call for a standalone Anti-Poverty Strategy, she said that it is a disgrace that we do not have a functioning Executive committed to tackling poverty as a key priority.
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SDLP delegation raise concerns with RTÉ in light of Brexit

SDLP MLAs Justin McNulty and Patsy McGlone have raised a number of concerns with RTÉ in Dublin today on behalf of constituents in the North regarding coverage and broadcast availability.
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