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Hanna: Economic challenges demand local action

SDLP Finance Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has said that a year of turbulence for local business, with more ahead in the next 12 months, demands action from local politicians to protect Northern Ireland’s economy. Ahead of the most challenging phase of the Brexit negotiations, the South Belfast MLA warned that economic hardship must be mitigated to protect people and businesses.
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Dallat: Frozen footpaths an absolute nightmare and a disappointment

Once again there is disappointment that the response to clearing snow from footpaths hasn’t happened in many areas according to East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat.
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McCusker: City must do more to tackle homelessness

SDLP North Belfast Councillor and Homelessness activist Paul McCusker has said that the city must do more to tackle the causes of homelessness and support those who find themselves on the streets. Cllr McCusker has also written to the Council’s Chief Executive demanding an explanation for the removal of benches in the city which people with nowhere left to go used to sleep. The move follows a motion which Cllr McCusker brought to the Council last week calling for more support for the city’s rough sleepers.
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Eastwood Calls on Parties to have the Courage for Compromise

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood speaking as the Brexit negotiations are set to progress, calls for the formal resumption of the talks process in Northern Ireland. The SDLP Leader tells all parties to have the “courage for compromise.”
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McGrath concerned at stabbing incident in Downpatrick

SDLP MLA Colin McGrath has said that any one with information regarding the stabbing incident in Downpatrick last night should contact the PSNI
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