Opposition parties call for a rethink of transitional measures for women’s state pension age

The two official Northern Ireland Assembly Opposition parties have called for fair transitional arrangements to be put in place for women affected by changes to the state pension age. The first Opposition Day saw a petition presented to the Speaker by SDLP South Down MLA Colin McGrath on behalf of Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign and a debate on the floor of the Assembly calling on the Government to rethink their position.
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Eastwood congratulates Corbyn on election

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has congratulated Jeremy Corbyn MP on his reelection as Labour Leader Today. Mr Eastwood, who will attend a joint Irish Labour, British Labour and SDLP event in Liverpool this week, said that he looked forward to working with Mr Corbyn to fight Brexit in Ireland.
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Mallon comments on Ardoyne parades deal

SDLP North Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon has commented following the announcement that a deal aimed at resolving Ardoyne parades standoff has been reached.
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Cusack encourages applications for Airtricity Scholarship

SDLP Cllr Shauna Cusack has encouraged students to apply for help with their future fees from the SSE Airtricity Scholarship Fund. The fund has a total annual value of around £80,000 which will give up to 20 students support totalling 50% of their Third Level Student Fees from University of Ulster and South West College.
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Government needs to find its backbone on Europe

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that the DUP/Sinn Féin government needs to grow a backbone on Europe and stand up for the interests of people in Northern Ireland who voted to remain.
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