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Voluntary Exit Scheme for civil servants is opportunity to pay living wage

When the dust settled following the conclusion of the all-party talks, leading to the publication of the Stormont House proposals and when we all had a chance to drill down into the detail, it became clear that there were some areas which needed sign

Time for clear commitment on Derry university expansion

The debate on the expansion of Magee is one we have had for 50 years, now it's time to end the talk and ensure Derry has the university it deserves.

Suffering same old problems amid same old promises

It was heart-warming to see so many old friends and familiar faces back home in Derry during the Christmas break, yet it was a bittersweet reunion.

It’s time to right a 50 year injustice and expand Magee College

Next Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of a report which condemned Derry to decades of economic stagnation.

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and DUP's Gregory Campbell both seem to be embracing 'sticks and stones' ethos

There is a children’s nursery rhyme that goes ‘sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.’ It would appear that this is the principle being embraced by the DUP and Sinn Fein at the moment.

Derry needs less excuses and more delivery on job creation

Martin McGuinness made several statements in the past week regarding Derry's economic problems.

Time to tighten the rules on expenses

As an MLA I am very clear on the rules and regulations about how I spend public money.​

SDLP believes strongly in parental choice

We have to move towards a shared community whether that's with housing or education.

Scottish independence: Let's think about a border poll for Northern Ireland

It is a time of immense change and opportunity for the people of Scotland. For the first time in over 300 years they are faced with a choice, the result of which will profoundly change the shape of government on these islands.

Stagnation at Stormont

There's an atmosphere of stagnation at Stormont as Sinn Fein and the DUP continue to fail at governing