Durkan Delighted Radio One Big Weekend In Derry

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SDLP MLA for Foyle, Mark H Durkan, has welcomed that Derry will be a venue for BBC Radio One’s One Big Weekend. “This is an announcement that has excited many people in the City and there is a real buzz about it. Many have fond memories of the last time we hosted One Big Weekend several years ago and many …

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Durkan Urges Elderly To Avail Of Benefit Entitlements

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SDLP Social Development spokesperson Mark H Durkan has welcomed the Make the Call campaign which seeks to help pensioners find out if they are missing out on benefits they may be entitled to. Mr. Durkan said: I welcome the government’s campaign to encourage elderly people to Make the Call to see if they are entitled to new or additional benefits. …

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Durkan Calls For Improved Muscular Dystrophy Services

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has called on the Health Minister, Edwin Poots, to implement the recommendations of the McCollum Report into treatment of Muscular Dystrophy. Mr. Durkan said: I have had the humbling experience of listening to helpless parents of the effects of Muscular Dystrophy on their children who are prone to Duchenne, a very serious form of …

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Durkan Welcomes Translink Investment At Drumahoe

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SDLPSocial Development spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Regional Development to extend the Drumahoe park and ride facility on the Glenshane Road near Derry. Mr Durkan was speaking following confirmation that planning permission has been granted for the scheme which is due to commence on site in mid-October and to be completed by …

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Durkan Welcomes “One Call” Service For Bereaved

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SDLP Spokesperson for Social Development has welcomed the new “one call” service to help bereaved relatives check if they are eligible for help with funeral costs. The Foyle MLA was speaking following an initiative announced today by the Social Security Agency to support those dealing with the loss of a loved one: He said: Relatives who have just lost a …

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Durkan Condemns Barbaric Attack On Elderly Women

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has condemned the actions of two thugs who committed a brutal attack on two elderly sisters in the Glen area of Derry in the early hours of this morning. Police confirmed early this afternoon that two young burglars armed with a knife terrorised two women in their 80s near their home in the Glen …

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