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Answer needed for SDLP absence

ALASDAIR McDonnell, the leader of the SDLP, stated on radio that the reason the eight Newry councillors didn't show up at the meeting to vote on the issue of Raymond McCreesh Park was because some were sick and others had different appointments.

Perfectly reasonable, you might add.

Until you realise that it was the SDLP who demanded that the meeting was held at 6pm so that they could attend.

So the question needs to be put to Alasdair McDonnell again: why didn't your councillors show up to vote on the issue of Raymond McCreesh Park?

This time, Alasdair, maybe you can elaborate on why they demanded a meeting at the same time as they had prior arrangements?



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