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Attwood: Crumlin Star FC vindicated after Cllr Ruth Patterson suspended for 6 months

Following a formal complaint from Cllr Tim Attwood, the Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards has found Cllr Ruth Patterson breached the Councillor Code of Conduct and suspended her from Belfast City Council for 6 months. Cllr Attwood made the complaint after Cllr Ruth Patterson made outrageous comments about Crumlin Star Football at a full meeting of Belfast City Council in July 2018. Cllr Tim Attwood and members of Crumlin Star FC attended the hearing.
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Dallat condemns Portrush Graffiti

SDLP MLA John Dallat has called for the immediate removal of graffiti at the West Strand Portrush that claims Syrian people are not welcome.
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SDLP determined to see disability motion pass in all eleven councils

SDLP Deputy Leader Nicola Mallon MLA has welcomed the unanimous cross-party support across five councils for the implementation of a UNCRPD motion that states ‘Council recognises the valuable contribution that those living with disabilities make to our society and will undertake to prepare a review on how the council meets local obligations within the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’. Ms Mallon added that the SDLP’s Disabled Members Group are the driving force behind the motion, as it is “their lived experience that has guided this mission and ultimately their determination that will see the motion pass through all remaining six councils.”
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Durkan secures additional £20K for Derry Crisis Intervention

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has secured an additional £20,000 funding for Derry's Crisis Intervention centre following a proposal to the Permanent Secretary for Health Richard Pengelly.
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Kelly welcomes legacy inquest reform

SDLP Policing and Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed the long overdue announcement by the Department of Justice that funding has been released to deal with outstanding legacy cases. Mrs Kelly added "it was always our argument that this was standalone issue and the responsibility lay solely with the British Government."
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