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Durkan distances himself from FG policy as he gears up to represent party in EU elections

The former SDLP leader says that Fine Gael has not built nearly enough social houses

10th March, 2019
Mark Durkan: ‘I was very clear with Fine Gael: I would not own their record or their domestic policy outlook’ Picture: Press Eye

Fine Gael’s European election candidate Mark Durkan has said he is not going to “waste time” defending the party.

The former SDLP leader also refused to endorse Fine Gael’s tax cut pledge, acknowledged the party had not built enough social houses and, in a further departure from government policy, called on Karen Bradley to resign as Northern Ireland secretary.

Speaking from his home in Derry, the new European Parliament...

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