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McNulty seeks clarity on broadcasting of GAA games

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on the GAA, RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland to clarify what games, including where Ulster Clubs and Counties are competing, are to be broadcast during 2019. Mr McNulty was speaking as RTÉ announced it would be expanding its coverage of games to include National League and Club Championship games in the coming season.
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McCusker: Substantial drug seizure extremely worrying

SDLP Councillor Paul McCusker welcomes that £1m worth of drugs was seized and taken off the streets in Belfast today. However, Cllr McCusker added that the news that such a substantial amount of drugs was set to be distributed among communities here will be extremely worrying for many people.
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McGlone: Continued Political Uncertainty Risks Chaos and Economic Devastation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that the continued uncertainty over political developments on Brexit and Stormont risks devastating the local economy and causing chaos for the food and agricultural sector. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Theresa May began the latest attempt to get approval for her Withdrawal Agreement in Parliament.
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McNulty: We cannot afford for intergovernmental relationships to deteriorate

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has expressed concern regarding the strain caused by Brexit on the three strands approach as laid out in the Good Friday Agreement, in particular east-west relations.
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Mallon: Universal Credit delay nothing to be celebrated

Responding to a letter from the Department for Communities to the advice sector confirming that it will not begin the managed migration phase of the roll out of Universal Credit until 2020 as opposed to July 2019 as originally planned, SDLP Social Justice Spokesperson Nichola Mallon MLA said this delay is not something to be celebrated as in effect it means more low income and working families will lose out financially.
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