Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Byrne named to SDLP talks team

Conall McDevitt quit politics after admitting he failed to declare payments made shortly after he was elected

Joe Byrne is to replace Conall McDevitt in the SDLP's Haass talks team.

The West Tyrone MLA will join Alex Attwood at the negotiating table while Dolores Kelly will take Mr McDevitt's place at the Policing Board.

The former South Belfast MLA stepped down last week after acknowledging that he had not declared some payments.

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell said: "Joe will provide a strong voice for ordinary people whose lives are so negatively affected by on-going conflict and contentious parades."

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