Community United in Solidarity on Sperrin Gold-Mining Proposals

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has highlighted concerns about the potential impact of gold-mining in the Sperrins on the health of the local people. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after attending a community meeting in Falagloon Hall in Maghera. Mr McGlone said, “The ongoing gold-mining proposals in the Sperrins are causing understandable … Continue reading Community United in Solidarity on Sperrin Gold-Mining Proposals

SDLP Delegation meets DAERA Permanent Secretary

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has led a delegation to meet with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to discuss the challenges facing the Agri-food sector in the mouth of Brexit. The delegation included MLAs John Dallat and Mark H Durkan. The MLA for Mid-Ulster commented, "As has … Continue reading SDLP Delegation meets DAERA Permanent Secretary

McGlone leads delegation to meet Minister Creed

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA led a delegation to Dublin to meet Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss a number of concerns facing the Agri-food sector in the mouth of Brexit. Mr McGlone was pleased to receive assurances by the Minister that the EU27 will not be move … Continue reading McGlone leads delegation to meet Minister Creed

McGlone: North must have a voice in Presidential Election

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has called for a referendum for citizens in Northern Ireland to have the right to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election. Mr McGlone said that the legislation being drawn up by the Irish Government would extend the franchise to the North, providing citizens with their democratic right … Continue reading McGlone: North must have a voice in Presidential Election

McGlone extends deepest condolences after death of 8-year old boy

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family of an 8-year old boy from Maghera who was tragically killed after being struck by a car. Mr McGlone commented, “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young boy as they come to terms with … Continue reading McGlone extends deepest condolences after death of 8-year old boy

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