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Sinn Féin discuss welfare cuts with main church leaders

28 October, 2014 - by Alex Maskey


A Sinn Féin party delegation including Conor Murphy MP, DSD committee deputy chair Mickey Brady, Fra McCann DSD committee member along with Alex Maskey Chairperson Social Development Committee meet with the four church leaders in Armagh today.

 Speaking after the meeting Mr Maskey said,

 “The meeting with the leaders of the four main churches was most constructive and in depth. I very much welcomed the opportunity to discuss the current impasse on proposed Welfare Reform legislation in the Assembly.

 “Our discussions covered the widespread public concern and confusion about what impacts there will likely be if the legislation is passed unamended in the Assembly.

 “All of us at the meeting agreed that tackling poverty and protecting the most vulnerable in our community is the responsibility of all of society whilst the Assembly parties have the responsibility to seek agreement on the way forward in protecting the most vulnerable while also helping to make politics work better for everyone.”

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