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Good Friday relationships still key

Closer North/South integration can’t properly
evolve without co-operation and reconciliation within the North

Concerns over SIF processes won’t go away despite motion defeat

I spoke in the Assembly this morning in support of a motion calling for an independent review of the Social Investment Fund. The motion was defeated by 53 votes to 38.

I’m launching a consultation on law to protect mothers and babies breastfeeding in public…

This summer, I gave notice to the Assembly of my intention to bring a Private Member’s Bill in response to the need for legislation to protect the right of babies to be fed in public places

In the wake of Brexit, what now for nationalism?

I explored some of the issues resulting from the Brexit referendum, including the challenges and opportunities for Irish nationalism…

NAMA — we need immediate action

The Assembly Finance Committee met again last week to discuss issues arising from the the sale of the NAMA loan portfolio, and in light of yet more revelations on BBC’s Spotlight programme, the SDLP has reiterated our call for a comprehensive inquiry with a firm all-island dimension — if ever there was a North/South issue it is this.