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SDLP members vote to establish formal policy partnership with Fianna Fáil

SDLP members have overwhelmingly voted in favour of establishing a formal policy partnership with Fianna Fáil.
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Dallat: Decision to submit file to PPS on Inga-Maria offers a chink of light

A decision by the PSNI to submit a file on the murder of the German backpacker Inga-Maria Hauser to the Public Prosecution Service has been welcomed by the SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat who has been involved in the campaign for justice for the Hauser family for many years.
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Eastwood: Westminster must heed the voices of people here

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that today’s meeting with Theresa May has not filled him with confidence about her ability to broker a deal that includes the Backstop. Nonetheless, Mr Eastwood impressed upon the British Prime Minister the importance of the Backstop, a stance she understands given her government arrived at that position in December 2017.
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Durkan demands fair funding for Derry suicide prevention service

Following correspondence from the Department of Health concerning suicide prevention in the North West, SDLP Mark H Durkan MLA has deemed the disparity between Department funding grants for Belfast and Derry suicide de-escalation services ‘mind-boggling.’ Funds allocated under the transformation programme totals £380k for Belfast until 2020 whilst Derry has received only £30k- with local organisations funding the shortfall with an additional £100k.
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Eastwood: We will be delivering a simple message to Mrs May- bank the Backstop

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that his party will be bringing a very simple and succinct message to Theresa May tomorrow, that if the British Government are sincere in their claims that they wish to protect the interests of Northern Ireland from a no-deal Brexit, then they will not waver on the Backstop.
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