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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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Durkan welcomes government move on standardised cigarette packs

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed today’s announcement by the Public Health Minister Jane Ellison that the British government is to move forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs.
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Durkan calls for Derry ‘City Deal’

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has called for Derry to get a ‘City Deal’ – a British government initiative previously available only in England but recently extended to Scotland – which would boost investment, promote growth and create jobs in the city.
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McDonnell: British and Irish Governments must be active hands in Haass delivery

SDLP Leader Dr. Alasdair McDonnell MP has said that the British and Irish governments must be active participants in the delivery of the Haass proposals.
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