Hanna: Remain can no longer be ruled out

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has welcomed the announcement that Labour is preparing to vote down any withdrawal agreement put forward by Theresa May that does not meet the aims the government has set out or the needs of people here. Ms Hanna said that is was clear from the Labour conference that remaining within the EU is still well within the realms of possibility.
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Dallat: Audiology waiting lists unacceptable

SDLP MLA John Dallat has said it is simply not good enough that the Northern Health and Social Services trust have 885 patients over the age of 18 on the waiting list for hearing difficulties. A Freedom of Information request has revealed that twenty-one patients are waiting more than 21 weeks with the longest waiting 172 days.
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McGlone: North must have a voice in Presidential Election

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has called for a referendum for citizens in Northern Ireland to have the right to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election. Mr McGlone said that the legislation being drawn up by the Irish Government would extend the franchise to the North, providing citizens with their democratic right to vote for the Irish Head of State.
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Catney: Loss of Norwegian Airlines service another blow to North’s Economy

SDLP Business Spokesperson has expressed disappointment at the announcement that Norwegian Airlines will be ending their services from Belfast International Airport to New York and Boston.
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Durkan: Suicide Strategy cannot wait on political agreement

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said that Northern Ireland cannot afford to wait until political agreement is reached for a Suicide Strategy to be implemented. Mr Durkan commented after the Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride stated that the new suicide strategy - Protect Life 2 – has been finalised but cannot be published without Ministerial endorsement.
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