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Planning Delays Compromising Investment for South Armagh – Murphy

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has expressed concern at the delay in the council processing planning applications. Speaking in relation to a project to develop a mobile phone mast in the Camlough and Bessbrook area, the Slieve Gullion councillor said: “The delay facing planning applications such as these, is proving to be problematic.  “The application […]

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DUP Boycott of Executive Has Left Public Services at Mercy of Cruel Tory Cuts – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the DUP’s boycott of the Executive has left public services at the mercy of cruel Tory cuts. Speaking after the Budget Bill passed through Westminster today, Conor Murphy said: “The decision by the DUP to boycott the Executive has left people and public services exposed to the full […]

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New Political Leadership Required to Transform Invest NI – Murphy

With an annual budget of almost £140m and over 600 staff Invest NI is well resourced to develop our economy. However, under the DUP’s control since 2007 the organisation has lacked a clear and consistent set of objectives. Some larger companies and consultants have been well catered for, but the vast majority of small businesses […]

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McGrath: NI Secretary Has Responsibility to Progress Dáithí’s Law

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris needs to take responsibility and progress Dáithí’s Law. He was speaking after a meeting between the Secretary of State and the MacGabhann family on Wednesday. South Down MLA Mr McGrath said: “The Secretary of State had the opportunity today to express his full support […]

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Heaton-Harris Must Spell Out What If Anything He Has Done to Restore Executive – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the British Secretary of State should listen to the voices of leading US figures on key issues of the Protocol and legacy.  Speaking ahead of Chris Heaton-Harris’ visit to the US, Conor Murphy said:  “The US administration has been steadfast in its support for the Protocol and the […]

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Finnegan Welcomes Passing of Citizen’s Assembly Motion

Sinn Féin councillor Aoife Finnegan has welcomed the passing of a motion by Newry Mourne and Down District Council calling on the Irish Government to establish a Citizens Assembly to plan and prepare for Irish Unity. The Slieve Gullion councillor said: “Tonight’s result is a very positive step forward in the discussion on a new […]

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British Government Learns Nothing from Decade of Austerity – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the British Government continues to deny nurses and public sector workers a fair pay rise and that it has learned no lessons after a decade of austerity. The MLA said: “The Tory austerity over the past decade has decimated public services. The most vulnerable people have been […]

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Education Cuts “Catastrophic” for Children

Proposed further cuts to funding would have a “catastrophic” effect on schools and young people, the NI Children’s Commissioner has said, following news that the Education Authority (EA) have been directed to bridge a £110m funding gap. “Meeting with the EA recently I was alarmed to discover the scale and depth of cuts being asked […]

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NIPSA Health Workers Join Other Unions at Dozens of Picket Lines Across NI Tomorrow

Thousands of NIPSA health workers will join colleagues from other unions at dozens of picket lines across Northern Ireland tomorrow (Thursday, 26 January) against the backdrop of a unprecedented cost-of-living crisis. The 24 hour stoppage will be the second full day of action taken by health sector unions in their campaign to secure safe staffing, […]

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4,000 Unite NHS Members to Strike Across NI Tomorrow

Health and social care workers determined to defend living standards Members of Unite, which represents 4,000 health and social care workers across Northern Ireland, will be joining members of other health unions in taking industrial action tomorrow (Thursday 26 January).  The strike is a result of the failure to deliver a cost of living pay […]