Myself and my colleagues Fearghal McKinney MLA and Cllr Kate Mullan met with Senior Tesco Management today to highlight the local depth of feeling about the unexpected announcement of the closure of the Tesco Store on the Cregagh Road, with the potential loss of 59 full and part-time staff. There is currently a strong community […]

Todays announcement that Kainos are committed to a major expansion delivering over 400 jobs in Belfast and Derry is very welcome news. Kainos are head quartered in South Belfast, after emerging as a Queens University campus company nearly thirty years ago. Todays news of their expansion plans is great news for Belfast and Derry and […]

Best of luck to SDLP candidate Justin McNulty, running in the Newry and Armagh constituency for this Mays Westminster election.

I condemn the incident earlier this week where sectarian graffiti was painted on the doors of St Anthony‚Äôs Church, Willowfield. This is an unwarranted and thuggish act of vandalism that belongs in the past. To attack a place of worship in such as way is beyond the pale, and something that cannot be tolerated. I […]

At the recent Stormont House review I pressured Executive parties as well as the British and Irish Governments to deliver the infrastructure essential to economic growth across Northern Ireland. I flagged up the urgent need to begin upgrading the A5 and A6 as well as the need to make progress on the cross-border Narrow Water […]

Today I highlighted to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how critical regional connectivity is in relation to economic development. I asked her if she appreciates how important air links between Belfast and London and Dublin and London are, and if the Heathrow slots would be protected if IAG took over AerLingus.

Asking the Minister for Health about the extent that Health trusts are involved in decision making to close nursing homes such as Orchard House in Belfast. Sought assurances for residents affected.

Queried Employmenent and Learning Minister Stephen Farry MLA on whether he has facilitated talks to encourage greater partnership between St Marys and Stranmillis Colleges