McGlone: Farms across the North threatened by Brexit

SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Patsy McGlone MLA has said that farms right across the North are under serious threat as we hurtle towards a 'no deal' Brexit. Mr McGlone added, if we fail to get our local devolved institutions up and running, an unmitigated brexit will be felt across farms for generations. … Continue reading McGlone: Farms across the North threatened by Brexit

McGlone: No-Deal Brexit would strike a bad blow to the Agri-Food Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that a no-deal Brexit would devastate the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland. The SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson, Mr McGlone said, “Recent comments by right-wing Brexiters in Britain have suggested that a no-deal Brexit is an outcome that some politicians would welcome. “The reality is that a no-deal … Continue reading McGlone: No-Deal Brexit would strike a bad blow to the Agri-Food Sector

McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon

Reacting to the news that the Department for Communities failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting the Líofa funding bursary, SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that Ministers and Departments should not play party politics with people’s lives and languages. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “When the Líofa bursary was cut, it was … Continue reading McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon

McGlone Demands Equality for Sign Language Users

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that it is disappointing that two years after proposals to grant Irish and British Sign Language official recognition were consulted upon, these proposals have been stopped in their tracks due to the political deadlock. The SDLP MLA said that the current political standoff is not delivering language … Continue reading McGlone Demands Equality for Sign Language Users

McGlone: Urgent Action Needed to Address Failure to Meet Patient Demand

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called for urgent action to address the failure of the Health Service to meet patient demand for treatment. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after the Western Trust admitted in correspondence that a lack of resources meant they were unable to see or treat all patients referred … Continue reading McGlone: Urgent Action Needed to Address Failure to Meet Patient Demand

McGlone Welcomes Planned Repair of Local Roads

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern that a lack of resources is continuing to cause delays in implementing necessary repairs on rural roads. The Mid Ulster MLA recently contacted Infrastructure NI to report problems on the Killybearn Road, Mullan Road, Killycolpy Road and Sunnyside Road. In their response the Department acknowledged … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Planned Repair of Local Roads

McGlone Welcomes £15million Roads Recovery Plan

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the allocation of £15million for a ‘roads recovery plan’ by the Department for Infrastructure. The plan was revealed in response to the Mid Ulster MLA’s recent letter to the Permanent Secretary of the Department, Peter May, highlighting the dangerous state of the rural road network in … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £15million Roads Recovery Plan

McGlone: More support for families facing benefit sanctions is needed

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that more support is required for families facing benefit sanctions, including home visits for families with children before any sanctions are imposed. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “The regressive Universal Credit sanction regime is much harsher than before. The Department for Communities is trying to put … Continue reading McGlone: More support for families facing benefit sanctions is needed