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Election 2022 Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Kelly Demands Executive Ministers Focus on the Job Not political games!

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has said she is frustrated and angry at the continued threats to stability and delivery from the DUP and Sinn Fein. With just four months of this mandate left, the SDLP is calling for the delivery of the agreed New Decade New Approach commitments. The Upper Bann MLA said: […]

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Election 2022 Politics South Down Stormont

McKevitt Demands Executive Ministers Focus on the Job Not Political Games

SDLP Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor Karen McKevitt has said she is frustrated and angry at the continued threats to stability and delivery from the DUP and Sinn Fein. With just four months of this mandate left, the SDLP is calling for the delivery of the agreed New Decade New Approach commitments. Cllr. McKevitt said: […]

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Armagh Business Community Newry Politics South Armagh

McNulty Calls on Economy Minister to Redeploy High Street Voucher Scheme Funding

SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty has called on the Economy Minister to ensure that unspent funds from the High Street Voucher Scheme are reallocated to boost social protections this winter. Speaking as the Spend Local Scheme draws to a close, the Newry & Armagh MLA commented: ‘I have been lobbying the Economy Minister to ensure […]

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Infrastructure Lurgan

Kelly Welcomes Public Consultation on All Island Strategic Rail Review

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed the announcement of a public consultation on the all-island Strategic Rail Review.  The public consultation was announced this week by SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Irish Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.  It opened on Monday and seeks to gain insights from stakeholders and the wider public […]

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Lurgan Politics

SDLP Backs Missing Persons Day for North

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has backed calls for a missing persons day to be established in the North.  Mrs Kelly was speaking after the family of missing Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian spoke about the importance of missing persons day in the South and called for a similar occasion in the North.   Upper […]

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Health South Down

McGrath Welcomes Progress on Payments to Independent Health Staff 

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has welcomed progress on the Covid-19 recognition payment to independent health care staff. Speaking in the Assembly this week Health Minister Robin Swann confirmed over £1m had been paid out so far. However, Mr McGrath said there were still thousands of staff waiting to receive their payment and called on […]

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Politics South Down

Bradley Welcomes Public Consultation on Charlotte’s Law

SDLP Justice Spokesperson Sinead Bradley has welcomed a public consultation into a law-change that would consider killers’ decision not to reveal the location of their victims’ bodies. ‘Charlotte’s law’ follows a campaign by the family of Co Tyrone woman Charlotte Murray who went missing in 2012. The law has also received support from the family […]

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Armagh Newry South Armagh

McNulty Welcomes Taxi Action Plan

SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty has welcomed the announcement of a range of measures to tackle the shortage of taxi drivers across the North. SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced she will legislate for a 7.6% increase in the maximum taxi fare and will introduce a support package for new drivers.   Minister Mallon […]

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Health Lurgan Politics

Kelly Welcomes Progress on Payments to Independent Health Staff

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed progress on the Covid-19 recognition payment to independent health care staff.   Speaking in the Assembly this week Health Minister Robin Swann confirmed over £1m had been paid out so far.   However, Mrs Kelly said there were still thousands of staff waiting to receive their payment […]

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Health Lurgan Politics

Kelly Extremely Concerned by Situation at Craigavon Area Hospital

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has said she’s extremely concerned by the situation unfolding at Craigavon Area Hospital. Ambulances are being diverted away from the hospital and patients were told not to attend except in life-threatening situations on Sunday evening.  The Upper Bann MLA said: “The pressures at Craigavon Area Hospital and across the […]