McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has said that workers at SDC Trailers will now be worried about job security following an announcement by the company. Mr McGlone said that staff need certainty quickly to help them prepare for the future. He said, "In their statement today, SDC Trailers were clear that the economic disruption … Continue reading McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the investment of £392,000 at Derrychrin Primary School, Ballinderry. The business case for the project received approval in July this year and will see the removal of existing mobile classrooms and toilets and provision of a prefabricated classroom extension. … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

McGlone: Good Friday Agreement more important than personal gain

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that the principles of peace and power sharing are more important that personal political gain as he confirmed that he would not accept the post of Speaker of the Assembly in the absence of an Executive. Mr McGlone said that a shadow Assembly with no Executive, no … Continue reading McGlone: Good Friday Agreement more important than personal gain

SDLP Welcomes DoE Approval for Replacement Classrooms for St Patrick’s College Maghera

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the replacement of modular classroom accommodation at St. Patrick’s College, Maghera. The total cost of the project, to construct two double prefabricated classrooms, is expected to be over £710,000 and it should be completed in August 2020. Mr McGlone … Continue reading SDLP Welcomes DoE Approval for Replacement Classrooms for St Patrick’s College Maghera

McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that in the absence of a functioning NI Executive, government Departments must demonstrate unity of purpose with the public to combat the growing climate crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking following the launch of the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) five-year strategy to transform … Continue reading McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must address the concerns of dairy farmers and processors in the North. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was responding to the warning from the Dairy Council for NI that a no-deal Brexit would be "a devastating situation for the Northern Ireland dairy … Continue reading McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

McGlone: Secretary of State should Extend Welfare Reform Mitigation Package if NI Executive is not Restored

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said the Secretary of State should commit to the extension of the welfare reform mitigation package if an Executive is not restored. Mr McGlone said, "Tens of thousands of families across Northern Ireland are facing immediate hardship if the welfare reform mitigation package is not extended. "Unless … Continue reading McGlone: Secretary of State should Extend Welfare Reform Mitigation Package if NI Executive is not Restored

McGlone Leads SDLP in All-Ireland Meeting with Farming Groups

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, met with representatives of NIAPA and the Ulster Farmers Union in Maghera last week to discuss a range of important agriculture and agri-food issues. The SDLP Agriculture Spokesman, along with his party colleague, Mid Ulster Council Chair, Martin Kearney, was joined by Charlie McConalogue TD of Fianna Fáil, … Continue reading McGlone Leads SDLP in All-Ireland Meeting with Farming Groups