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McCusker alarmed at rising alcohol related deaths

SDLP Councillor Paul McCusker has said that new statistics released by NISRA that show an increase in alcohol related deaths is extremely alarming and requires immediate attention. Cllr McCusker added that more must be done to raise awareness of the negative impacts of alcohol, as well as heightening efforts to tackle the root causes that lead people to become dependent upon alcohol.
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McClelland condemns vicious attack in Newtownabbey

SDLP Councillor Noreen McClelland has condemned a vicious attack on a group of five Romanian men late last night after a gang of men forced their way into a property in Newtownabbey.
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Attwood condemns Dermot Hill Parade attacks

SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood has condemned repeated attacks on Dermot Hill Parade home
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Savage secures major Social & Affordable Housing Conference for Newry

SDLP Councillor Michael Savage proposed a unique cross-party motion at Monday night’s Council meeting, calling for a Social & Affordable Housing Conference to take place in Newry this coming February. The motion proposed by Cllr Savage is the first cross-party motion of its kind to be considered by Newry Mourne and Down District Council.
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Lyons: Gillen recommendations are a challenge to us all

SDLP Balmoral Councillor Donal Lyons has welcomed Belfast City Council lending its support for the key recommendations in the Gillen Review and has encouraged everyone in Belfast to take part in the public consultation. The motion proposed by Cllr Lyons called on Belfast City Council to support the key recommendations within the Gillen Review but expressed caution at the restorative justice approach.
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