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Eastwood To Press Irish and British Governments on Border Bank

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA revealed that he will meet the British and Irish governments this week to present a case for the establishment of a North-South Structural Fund – a Border Bank. The Foyle MLA said he believed from previous discussions with An Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister, the governments will be interested in exploring the financial deal that could be used as an economic lever for the border areas against Brexit.
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Mallon: Mental Health judgment underlines need for PIP changes

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has said that a High Court ruling that the British Government’s PIP changes ‘blatantly discriminated’ against people with mental health problems once again underlines the callous nature of the benefit shakeup.
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Kelly: Loughinisland families deserve justice

SDLP Legacy Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has said that Loughinisland families must have justice after over twenty years of campaigning.
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Dallat: Citizens Assembly Worth Exploring

SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat said that increasing engagement between political decision making and citizens is "important" and if that's what the idea behind a Citizens Assembly - its worth "exploring"
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Durkan: Mental Health Must Not Be Forgotten

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that more resources must be allocated to mental health in the budgetary process. Mr Durkan's comments come after a meeting with the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health this week.
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