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Catney reiterates call for opening of Knockmore Line

Lagan Valley MLA Pat Catney has reiterated the SDLP’s call for the opening of the Knockmore rail line between Lisburn and Antrim. His remarks come following a meeting with Chief Executive of Translink, Chris Conway. During this meeting, Mr Catney raised questions regarding the status of the Knockmore rail line.
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SDLP: Shock and Sadness at North Belfast Death

North Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon and Councillor Paul McCusker have urged anyone with information following the death of a man in North Belfast to go to the Police.
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Dallat: Under-funding of Translink eroding future planning

Environment Spokesperson and East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat has said that the lack of money going into public transport is in serious danger of repeating mistakes of the past when trains were unreliable and buses were clapped out by old age. His remarks came after a meeting with Chief Executive of Translink, Mr Chris Conway at Stormont.
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Eastwood: Tusk's Brexit Warning Must be a Final Wake Up Call to British Government

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that comments from Donald Tusk must serve as a final wake-up call to the British Government on the Irish border. Addressing the European Parliament, President Tusk confirmed that there would be no Brexit withdrawal agreement and no transition deal until a resolution is found which prevents a hard border in Ireland.
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SDLP calls for more support for families facing benefit sanctions

An SDLP delegation has met with Kevin Higgins, Head of Policy for Advice NI, to discuss shared concerns regarding the impact of Universal Credit as it is rolled out across Northern Ireland and is calling for more support for families facing benefit sanctions.
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