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Cunningham welcomes interim Dalriada decision

SDLP Ballycastle Councillor Dónal Cunningham has welcomed the decision of Mr Justice Treacy to grant an interim order keeping Dalriada Hospital open while a judicial review into the closure of the hospital proceeds.
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Dobbins: Loan sharks keep biting

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has spoken out against financially vulnerable people being plagued by nuisance calls from payday loan companies. It is said that up to ten calls a week are being made, offering high cost loans and enticing some vulnerable people into taking out expensive credit.
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McGrath: High Court decision proves flaws in health closure process

Downpatrick SDLP Councillor and local health spokesperson, Colin McGrath, has welcomed a ruling in a Judicial Review case in the High Court which says that Dalriada Hospital must stay open as the early closure without proper consultation was not correct.
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Heading meets with DSD Minister over Fuel Poverty

SDLP Councillor Brian Heading has met this week with the Minister for Social Development to discuss the issue of fuel poverty in West Belfast. Accompanied by the residents and the SDLP Spokesperson for Housing, Dolores Kelly MLA, Mr Heading highlighted the problem of energy inefficiency in homes while advising on ways to resolve the issue:
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Durkan to meet Social Security Agency chief over Lisahally job fears

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan is to meet the Chief Executive of the Social Security Agency Tommy O’Reilly in Belfast tomorrow over fears that up to 30 jobs could be lost at the Agency’s Lisahally satellite unit on the outskirts of Derry.
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