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McDonnell: Flags cannot continue to be used as instrument of sectarianism

The latest controversy surrounding the erection of flags in South Belfast serves as a sharp reminder as to why political parties must resolve to ‘finish the job’ on the Haass Talks, SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell has said.
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O'Loan: Shock at Ballymena death

SDLP Ballymena Councillor Declan O'Loan has expressed shock following news police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a 28-years-old woman in the town.
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Durkan calls for British-Irish co-ordination on standardised tobacco packaging

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has tabled a parliamentary motion at Westminster calling on the UK and Irish governments to use the British-Irish Council (BIC) to ensure standardised graphic packaging, without brand logos, on all tobacco products across these islands.
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McDonnell: Consistent position on flags required

SDLP Party Leader Dr. Alasdair McDonnell MP has called for a consistent approach to flags by the PSNI after they warned that anyone putting up flags in a mixed area in South Belfast could be charged with breaching the peace.
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Dallat: Let Ballynafeigh flags decision radiate across the North

SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat says the decision by the PSNI to treat Ballynafeigh as a ‘neutral’ area where loyalist flags on street lights would be a breach of the peace is “highly significant” for other parts of the North.
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