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McCrossan: North’s economy cannot be sacrificed for a hard Brexit

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has said that the growth gap between economies on this island points to widening inequality as Brexit approaches. The West Tyrone MLA stressed the need to take back control of Northern Ireland’s economic future.
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Rip off royal mail must address postal charges

SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has said that Royal Mail must address significant differences in postal charges North to South that are ripping off people here.
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McGrath: Education can’t cope with budgetary stress

SDLP Children and Young People Spokesperson Colin McGrath MLA has said that a warning from the Chief Executive of the Education Authority about a £350m funding gap proves what many have known for a long time – we are on the brink of a breakdown in our schools.
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Kelly: Positive report can’t conceal significant failures at Magilligan

SDLP Policing and Legacy Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed progress made at Magilligan prison revealed in a new report compiled by the CJI, HMIP and others today but has said that it cannot be allowed to conceal the fact that there remain serious problems. Ms Kelly, who has met the Criminal Justice Inspectorate on this issue, said that the report’s finding on the experiences of Catholic prisoners, in particular, were deeply disturbing.
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Durkan: Time for a fair wage for carers

SDLP Health and Mental Wellbeing Spokesperson, Mark H Durkan MLA, has welcomed the publication of an expert panel's report on Adult Social Care.
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