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Local parties must be involved in Protocol negotiations – UUP

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Finance Spokesperson, Steve Aiken OBE MLA, has urged the UK Government and the EU to include local political parties in the negotiations aimed at finding a deal to resolve the long-standing issues surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol. Steve Aiken said: “The announcement today that talks around resolving the protocol are to be […]

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SDLP Welcome Fresh Protocol Negotiations

SDLP Leader of the Opposition Matthew O’Toole has welcomed the prospect of fresh negotiations between the British government and the European Union on the Protocol.  It comes after new Foreign Secretary James Cleverly held talks with Maroš Šefčovič on Friday. South Belfast MLA Mr O’Toole said: “It is welcome news that the UK and EU are […]

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Parliament Must be Recalled Urgently to Discuss New Government Financial Plan!, says Farry

Parliament must be recalled urgently to discuss a new Government financial plan, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The pound has dropped in value after the Government’s tax cut plan sent the UK economy into turmoil, with the IMF criticising the move. “Last week’s financial statement from the Chancellor is an unmitigated self-inflicted financial and […]

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British Government Needs to do More to Help Businesses! – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government needs to do more to help struggling businesses including reinstating the reduced rate of VAT businesses had during the pandemic. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “A clear message from local businesses is that the single biggest action the British government could take to help […]

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Workers & Families Left in The Cold After Tory Budget-O’Dowd

“The Tories have put the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people with their Budget proposals”, says Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd. His ministerial colleague Deirdre Hargey, who has described the Budget proposals as “putting the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people struggling to heat their homes”, will meet with her Scottish and Welsh counterparts later this week […]

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MP Hits Out at ABC Council

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has hit out at ABC Council over their refusal to collect black bags from home owners and businesses following the industrial action. The local MP recently welcomed the end of the strike saying that she was keen for a fair deal for both the workers and the rate payer.  She has […]

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Lockhart Praises Funding Fair

Upper Bann MP, Carla Lockhart has hailed her recent funding fair a very successful evening with a significant number of groups and organisations from right across Upper Bann taking time to come along and engage with a range of funders. Speaking following the event Carla Lockhart MP said, “I was very grateful to all who […]

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Criteria for United Ireland Poll is Being Met – Aontu

Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has echoed claims by the former North of Ireland Secretary of State Shaun Woodward that the criteria for a United Ireland Poll are being met currently. Tóibín stated today; “There is no longer a political Unionist majority. There is no longer a Unionist majority in the Assembly. […]

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Sinn Fein State “Tories Have Put Interests of Super-Rich Over Needs of Ordinary People!”

Sinn Féin MLA Deirdre Hargey has said the Tories have put the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people with their Budget proposals. The communities minister will meet with her Scottish and Welsh counterparts later this week on the need to tackle the cost-of-living emergency. Deirdre Hargey said: “The Budget announced by the Tories […]

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‘Need for Action to Tackle Cost-of-Living Crisis!’- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said action must be taken to tackle the cost-of-living crisis which is placing a huge burden on workers, families and businesses.   Speaking at a Sinn Féin fringe meeting at the British Labour Party conference this evening, the South Down MP said: “The heavy squeeze on household and business […]