SDLP publishes new cross-border co-operation proposals

The SDLP has published proposals for closer cross-border co-operation in a range of areas including policing, health, transport and the economy.

The proposals include the establishment of an all-Ireland intelligence agency and Criminal Assets Bureau to tackle organised crime and terrorism, as well as a cross-border sex offenders register.

Speaking at the launch of the document, SDLP leader Mark Durkan unionists had nothing to fear from such all-island co-operation.

However, the hardline Democratic Unionist Party is calling instead for greater links between the North and Scotland, claiming the SDLP's proposals are "unnatural".


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