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Dallat: Put your money where your mouth is

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Stephen Hammond, who ultimately took the decision to centralise motor taxation in Swansea, has told the SDLP his department will work with the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland in a bid to avoid compulsory redundancies, and will also support any staff who need to learn new skills to secure alternative employment.
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Durkan welcomes EU plans to scrap mobile roaming charges across Europe

Speaking after the EU Commission announced its ambitious plans to scrap mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan welcomed the measures as a particular benefit for his border constituency of Derry.
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Kelly: Robinson ignores cost of policing Twaddell as he threatens to take nuclear option on Welfare Reform

The First Minister Peter Robinson has ignored the cost of policing the Twaddell protest as he threatens to take the ‘nuclear option’ on Welfare Reform, according to SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly.
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Durkan backs call for 20mph urban speed limit

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has supported the Go 20 campaign by the road safety charity Brake and Allianz Insurance to make 20mph the default urban speed limit – and joins eight in 10 people (78%) across the UK who believe 20mph should be the norm around schools, on residential streets, and in village, town and city centres.
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McDonnell: Northern disadvantage as Republic’s air travel tax scrapped

Passengers travelling from northern airports must pay a £13 departure tax, whilst from 1st April flights from the likes of Dublin will see no such tax. The UK air passenger duty applies per flight, meaning that those getting connecting flights from Belfast via Britain will have to pay twice.
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