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Kelly questions Minister’s commitment to inquests

SDLP Policing Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has questioned Justice Minister David Ford on his department’s commitment to properly resourcing inquests following comments made by senior Coroner John Lecky claiming that they are being “funded on a drip-feed basis”.
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McGlone: Executive must deliver on agri food strategy

Chair of the Stormont Enterprise Committee, Patsy McGlone says the time for waiting on an agri-food strategy for Northern Ireland is over.
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McDonnell: Children and working poor bear the brunt of austerity

SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP has said that the government must respond to report after report which points out that austerity is hurting the most vulnerable.
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Attwood: Working families feel let down over nursery places

SDLP Belfast Cllrs Tim Attwood and Brian Heading have held meeting with senior officers in SEELB this morning to discuss access to local nursery school places.
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McDonnell: Governments must be ‘fully engaged’ to avoid Summer of trouble

SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP has called on the British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers to ensure that her government is fully engaged in negotiations on emblems, parading and the past in order to defuse tensions ahead of a difficult summer in Northern Ireland.
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