Mark Durkan

Type: Person
Name: Mark Durkan
Title: Party Leader - Social Democratic and Labour Party (United Kingdom)
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Scotsman Cartoon: Drifting devolution plans

PLANS to hand greater powers to Scotland are being pushed through at "unrealistic" speed and may be unworkable, MPs have been told.A Commission chaired by Lord Smith is currently working with the main parties at Holyrood to broker a deal on more powers ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish devolution timetable ‘is unrealistic’

PROPOSALS to hand more powers to Holyrood in line with flagship referendum promises are being pushed through at "unrealistic" speed and may be unworkable, MPs have been warned today.And Mark Durkan, former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland even ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Leaders: Why West must do all it can in Ebola fight

With every day that passes in the developing Ebola crisis, the need for greater international co-ordination becomes more manifest. Some co-ordination is certainly due in assessing the scale of this deadly virus, the rate at which it is spreading and the ... [Published The Scotsman - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

MPs back motion calling for action to stop police using RIPA to find journalists' sources

A dozen MPs have so far supported a motion expressing concern over police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to find journalists's sources. (Picture: Reuters)Proposed by Labour's John McDonnell yesterday, the Early Day Motion now has the ... [Published Press Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Call for inquiry over abuse claims in Spotlight programme

The Assembly’s Justice Committee has asked Justice Minister David Ford to appear in front of the committee on Tuesday amid growing concern about allegations of high-level political interference in a sexual abuse case involving an alleged IRA man.On Tuesday ... [Published NewsLetter - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Monitoring Forum condemn Fountain ‘hate crime’ attack

The members of Foyle Interface Monitoring Forum have condemned the attack in The Fountain, reported in last week’s Sentinel.On behalf of the Forum, Michael Doherty, director of the Peace and Reconciliation Group, said: “The FIMF wish to express their ... [Published Londonderry Sentinel - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Durkan votes to recognise Palestine

Foyle MP Mark Durkan has voted in favour of a motion at Westminster calling on the British government to formally recognise the state of Palestine.He said: “We stand more chance of seeing a two-state solution (in Israel/Palestine) if there is more semblance ... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Nobel Peace Prize: Durkan welcomes prize for Malala Yousafzai

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed today’s news that 17 year-old Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.The teen activist, shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan in 2012 for her support of girls’ education, subsequently ... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 2 reports

Durkan: Rise in food bank use ‘symptom of poverty’

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said the number of food banks and people using them have risen in Londonderry as people find it harder and harder to cope as the cost of living rises while benefits and wages are squeezed or frozen.Mr Durkan, a member of ... [Published NewsLetter - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 2 reports

Minister Foster’s decision gives hope to Campaigners

The licence granted to a company that plans to drill for shale gas in County Fermanagh has been terminated.Yesterday Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster decided not to grant another extension of Tamboran Resources three year licence as ... [Published Ocean FM - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

NI parties divided over air strikes

The House of Commons was packed for the debate and several MPs from Northern Ireland took part in the vote for UK military air strikes in Iraq Northern Ireland parties are divided over whether there should be air strikes in Iraq, as MPs voted to support ... [Published BBC - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 2 reports

300 Working at New Call Centre

#contactcenterworldSept 26, 2014 -- Bosses at Derry’s new call centre have revealed that they have already recruited almost 300 people as they official opened the premises.The new centre at the former Stream site at the Ulster Science and Technology Park ... [Published ContactCenterWorld.com - Sep 26 2014]

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SDLP MP Mark Durkan said: "whilst i can fully understand those who want to respond in a sharp way - especially given the nature of what the islamic state has done and we know are capable of doing - i am still not convinced that these measures can be effective in the precise way that people claim."
Mark Durkan, SDLP Foyle MP, said: "we have a record here in derry of workforces showing good performance and good productivity, in a way that has proved they are not just earning their own wage, but in a way that has actually allowed them to go on to create future jobs as well."

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Piece by piece, the Sinn Fein mountain of lies ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 19 2014]
The Scotsman Cartoon: Drifting devolution plans [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
Leaders: Why West must do all it can in Ebola f... [Published The Scotsman - Oct 16 2014]
Scottish devolution timetable ‘is unrealistic’ [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 16 2014]
MPs back motion calling for action to stop poli... [Published Press Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
Call for inquiry over abuse claims in Spotlight... [Published NewsLetter - Oct 15 2014]
Monitoring Forum condemn Fountain ‘hate crime’ ... [Published Londonderry Sentinel - Oct 15 2014]
British Parliament sends a message to Obama: th... [Published Mondoweiss - Oct 14 2014]
Durkan votes to recognise Palestine [Published Derry Journal - Oct 14 2014]
Parliament update: recognition debate [Published Palestine Solidarity Campaign - Oct 14 2014]
SDLP: Durkan calls for urgent introduction of M... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 11 2014]
One year on... and now Exploris can start build... [Published Newtownards Chronicle - Oct 10 2014]
Nobel Peace Prize: Durkan welcomes prize for Ma... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 10 2014]
Ebrington site now “all out to market” [Published Derry Journal - Oct 10 2014]
Bradley voices support for lowering voting age [Published Newry Times - Oct 08 2014]
Mural and house attack in Londonderry slammed [Published NewsLetter - Oct 07 2014]
Tourism Events Fund cut a ‘major loss’ [Published Derry Journal - Oct 06 2014]
Return of Colcmille wins UK award [Published Derry Journal - Oct 03 2014]
Sinn Fein to select Ó hEára to contest Foyle se... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 03 2014]
Ilex to lose key role to new super-council [Published Derry Journal - Oct 03 2014]
Durkan: Rise in food bank use ‘symptom of poverty’ [Published NewsLetter - Oct 02 2014]
Durkan: Food bank use a symptom of poverty leve... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 02 2014]
Tamboran loses its Fermanagh fracking licence [Published Donegal Democrat - Oct 01 2014]
Local representatives engage with housing assoc... [Published CommunityNI.org - Oct 01 2014]
Minister Foster’s decision gives hope to Campai... [Published Ocean FM - Oct 01 2014]
Tamboran drilling Licence terminated in Fermanagh [Published Ocean FM - Oct 01 2014]
Baby joy as Mark H Durkan says hello to his 'li... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Sep 30 2014]
SHINE launched at City Hotel [Published Derry Journal - Sep 27 2014]
How NI MPs voted on Iraq air strikes [Published NewsLetter - Sep 26 2014]
Britain goes to war in Iraq - but which MPs vot... [Published Irish Mirror - Sep 26 2014]
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British Parliament sends a message to Obama: th... [Published Mondoweiss - Oct 14 2014]
Yesterday the British Parliament voted overwhelmingly (274-12) to recognize a Palestinian state, and if you listened to the debate, one theme above all else explains the crushing victory: The British public has been horrified by Gaza and its opinion ...
The Noes to the Left [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Sep 26 2014]
Labour (24 ): Diane Abbott Graham AllenAnne BeggRonnie CampbellMartin CatonKaty ClarkIan DavidsonPaul FlynnStephen HepburnKate HoeyKelvin HopkinsSian JamesMark LazraowiczJohn Mc DonnellIain McKenzieAustin MitchellGrahame MorrisGeorge MudieLinda R ...
Galantas chief believes co's persistence will b... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom website - Sep 19 2014]
The share price certainly does not reflect it, but Galantas Gold ( LON:GAL , CVE:GAL)  is in the final straight heading towards planning approval for underground development of the Omagh Project in Northern Ireland.   There is one major hurdle in ...
PMQs LIVE: One Rogue Editor Edition [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jun 25 2014]
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister Q1 Damian Collins (Folkestone and Hythe) Q2 Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen)  Q3 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley) Q4 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley) Q5 Mark Durkan (Foyle)  Q6 Chris Bryant (Rhondda) ...
Bomb Damages Northern Ireland Hotel; Nobody Hurt [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - May 30 2014]
(DUBLIN) — A bomb detonated Friday in the lobby of a hotel in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry, but police said a swift evacuation ensured that nobody was injured. The device detonated inside the Everglades, one of the longest operating hotels ...
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