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Byrne: Praise for cross border effort in tackling Slieve Gullion Gorse fire

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has praised the efforts of the Fire and Rescue Service and the Irish Air Corps in their attempts to bring the Slieve Gullion gorse fire under control.
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Attwood: Department for Infrastructure must immediately act to protect homes and properties according to court injunction

SDLP Belfast City Council Group Leader Tim Attwood has welcomed the fact Mrs Justice Keegan has made a very strong order against the Department for Infrastructure to take immediate steps to reduce the height of the bonfire at Bloomfield Walkway.
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Eastwood says gangsters ruining progress in Derry

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that those who hijacked and set fire to a Housing Executive maintenance van are a disgrace and have no thought for anyone or anything other than their small-minded agenda. Mr Eastwood said it is understood that the men who hijacked the van, before setting it alight on the Lecky road, did so at gunpoint.
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Durkan welcomes Chief Medical Officer's call to ban vaginal mesh in NI

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan welcomes the call by the Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride to ban vaginal mesh implants in Northern Ireland. The request came after the news that NHS England is putting an immediate curb on mesh operations with the advice of the Cumberlege review.
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McCrossan: Common sense has finally prevailed in Billy Caldwell case

SDLP MLA for West Tyrone Daniel McCrossan has said he is relieved to hear that Billy Caldwell will finally receive his treatment at home, administered by a nurse and stored in Altnagelvin hospital.
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