Durkan: Health Minister admits to shocking underfunding of mental health services

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has expressed his concern after the Health Minister revealed that although mental health issues account for around 25% of healthcare cases, mental health services receive only 5.5% of the healthcare budget.
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McCrossan: York Street Interchange first casualty of DUP/SF Brexit confusion

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has called on the Executive to explain where the money for promised infrastructure projects will come from if Northern Ireland is forced out of the EU. Mr McCrossan made his comments after the Infrastructure Minister confirmed the York Street Infrastructure would have to be put on hold following the loss of EU funds.
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McGlone: British Government preparing to hang farmers out to dry

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has slammed comments from British Farming Minister George Eustice at a DUP sponsored event which indicate the government is preparing to drop agriculture subsidies as a result of Brexit.
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Mallon: Government under fire on housing crisis

SDLP North Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon proposed a motion in the Assembly calling on the Government to build more houses to address the staggering number of people waiting for social housing. The motion was one of two from Opposition parties on the second Opposition Day at Stormont.
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Durkan: Minister’s announcement fails to address nursing pay disparity

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has called on the Minister for Health to increase starting nursing salaries to match those available in Britain.
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