SDLP blocks Unionist for senior post

There’s very little background provided with the headline of this story so it’s hard to know what substance lies behind it, but apparently the Nationalist dominated Newry and Mourne Council has voted to keep out one of its few Unionist representatives from a senior post with the local strategy partnership.

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