Mark Durkan

Type: Person
Name: Mark Durkan
Title: Party Leader - Social Democratic and Labour Party (United Kingdom)
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

McAteer welcomes Commons vote to recognise Palestine

SDLP Newry councillor Kevin McAteer has welcomed a vote in the House of Commons which calls on the recognition of Palestine as a state.Councillor Kevin McAteerSpeaking to Newry Times, Cllr McAteer said, “The recognition of Palestine as a legitimate state ... [Published Newry Times - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

£35m investment and 35 new R&D jobs at Seagate

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed today’s announcement by Seagate Technology that they are to invest £35m and create 35 new Research and Development jobs at their Springtown facility in Londonderry.Mr Durkan said: “This announcement is a huge vote ... [Published Londonderry Sentinel - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Jobless rate 'needs united approach'

Three other constituencies are in the top 10 of unemployment rates. Politicians from two political parties in Londonderry have said there has been an united approach in tackling unemployment in the city.They were responding to recent figures that showed ... [Published BBC - Oct 22 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 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

SDLP: Durkan calls for urgent introduction of Meningitis B vaccine

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has called on the government to publish the details of when the new Meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero) will be given to all babies on the NHS – saying “time lost is lives lost”.The call comes 8 months after the Department of Health ... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 11 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 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Baby joy as Mark H Durkan says hello to his 'little flower'

Meet "little flower" Lily Violet.Her birth was celebrated by Environment Minister Mark H Durkan and his wife Anne yesterday.She weighed a healthy 8lb 3oz when delivered at Derry's Altnagelvin Hospital.The minister tweeted a picture of him embracing his ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Sep 30 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]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Durkan to vote against ISIL air strikes

MP for Foyle, Mark Durkan, will vote against UK air strikes on ISIL in Iraq later today.Mr. Durkan and his fellow SDLP MPs have all said they are not prepared to support the motion which is currently being debated in the House of Commons in London.Speaking ... [Published Derry Journal - Sep 26 2014]

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McAteer welcomes Commons vote to recognise Pale... [Published Newry Times - Oct 24 2014]
Weekend read: Excerpts from UK House of Commons... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 24 2014]
'DUP holding talks to ransom' say SF [Published BBC - Oct 23 2014]
New Chair for Credit Unions All-Party Parliamen... [Published CCR Magazine - Oct 23 2014]
£35m investment and 35 new R&D jobs at Seagate [Published Londonderry Sentinel - Oct 23 2014]
Seagate jobs boost ‘a huge vote of confidence’ ... [Published Derry Journal - Oct 23 2014]
Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] [Published They Work For You - Oct 23 2014]
Jobless rate 'needs united approach' [Published BBC - Oct 22 2014]
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]
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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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