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Dallat: Railway setback another slap in the face for North West

SDLP Regional Development spokesperson John Dallat MLA has described as ‘devastating’ an announcement by DRD Minister Danny Kennedy that the contract for phase II of the upgrade of the Coleraine-Derry section of the Belfast-Derry railway will have to go out for retendering because the current prices are too high.
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Ten thousand people back Armagh rail campaign

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley MLA has today lodged a petition with the Assembly at Stormont today calling for a rail link to be reopened between Armagh City and Portadown. The petition with ten thousand signatures was co-ordinated by local woman Suzan McComb.
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Ramsey: Draft budget fails the North West again

SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has said that the draft budget proposed by Finance Minister Simon Hamilton represents another failure to address the regional imbalance that has left the North West neglected for years.
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Tierney: Shantallow shooting ‘barbaric’

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has condemned the shooting of a 26 year old man in Shantallow on Sunday night.
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Ritchie: Genetic Testing will help us beat Ovarian Cancer

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called for the implementation of automatic genetic testing of women diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in an effort to tackle the condition which claims a life every 2 hours.
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