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Hanna praises young people’s passion for Europe

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has paid tribute to the young people who organised a rally outside Belfast City Hall on Wednesday night calling for Single Market and Customs Union membership for Northern Ireland.
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Eastwood: Misleading fears over constitutional question must not derail a good deal

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said a good deal for the nationalist and unionist peoples on the island of Ireland must not be blocked by misplaced or misleading fears surrounding the constitutional question. Mr Eastwood offered his total reassurance to unionism in Northern Ireland that Irish nationalism across Ireland remains unmoved in its commitment to the principle of consent. He emphasised this commitment would remain unchanged post-Brexit.
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Durkan: Time to ban mesh implants

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has called for a ban on the use of vaginal mesh implants in the treatment of organ prolapse in Northern Ireland. Mr Durkan said that the life altering effects of mesh implants when they do not function properly are too great to risk for any patient.
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Tierney: Cautious welcome for Buncrana road development

SDLP Derry Councillor Brian Tierney has given a cautious welcome to news that the Department for Infrastructure has appointed consultants to develop a scheme for the Buncrana road widening project. Cllr Tierney confirmed that the SDLP has been lobbying the department to move on the scheme for some time.
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Heading urges council to contact EU trade commissioner over Bombardier jobs

SDLP West Belfast Councillor Brian Heading has urged Belfast City Council to write to the European Trade Commissioner about the ongoing dispute between Bombardier and Boeing in the United States. Cllr Heading said that the Council must do all it can to safeguard local jobs.
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