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Kelly: Platitudes won’t combat domestic violence

SDLP MLA, Dolores Kelly has announced her intention to investigate elements of the Justice Bill that could be improved to more effectively tackle domestic and sexual violence in Northern Ireland. Ms Kelly has also called for funds that help victims and front-line staff to be ring-fenced from future cuts.
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Ritchie: Treasury must stop withholding Corporation Tax detail

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that detail on George Osborne’s commitment to the devolution of Corporation Tax following a successful outcome to the current round of All Party Talks remains short and unsatisfactory.
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Durkan: London ovarian cancer reps pay tribute to ‘inspirational’ Una Crudden

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has attended this week’s Westminster launch of Target Ovarian Cancer’s manifesto for the General Election 2015 – at which representatives warmly acknowledged the sterling campaign led by Una Crudden who became an inspirational fundraiser and campaigner for ovarian cancer treatment in Northern Ireland.
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Durkan: ‘In Their Footsteps’ London campaign ‘poignant and powerful’

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has described yesterdays ‘In Their Footsteps’ campaign in London, which focused on lost lives from the Northern Ireland conflict, as ‘poignant and powerful’. Mr Durkan attended the ‘sea of shoes’ display in Whitehall symbolising lost or injured loved ones from the Troubles (including victims from Derry) and the subsequent House of Commons event which called for ‘the truth to be set free’ and an independent mechanism to deal with the legacy of the conflict.
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O’Donnell: Avoid quad bike tragedy this Christmas

SDLP Councillor Mark O'Donnell has called on parents to consider the potential danger in buying scramblers and quads as gifts for Christmas.
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