McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said there is growing concern over the potential impact of the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal will have on local farmers and the environment. The SDLP party spokesperson on farming and agriculture was speaking after the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, faced questions in the Dáil about … Continue reading McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP seeks DVA Meeting over MOT Fiasco

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said the long waiting times for MOT appointments currently experienced by motorists is unacceptable. The party is seeking an urgent meeting with the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) to resolve the issue. Mr McGlone said, "The SDLP have requested an urgent meeting with DVA to put an … Continue reading SDLP seeks DVA Meeting over MOT Fiasco

McGlone: Concern at Proposed Closure of Foyle Hilton Meat Processing Facility in Cookstown

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern at the sudden announcement of the proposed closure of the Foyle Hilton meat processing facility in Cookstown. Mr McGlone said, "The announcement by Foyle Food Group of the proposed closure of the Foyle Hilton meat processing facility in Cookstown by the end of August will … Continue reading McGlone: Concern at Proposed Closure of Foyle Hilton Meat Processing Facility in Cookstown

McGlone Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Giant Following Passing of Ivan Cooper

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has paid tribute to the life and legacy of Civil Rights giant Ivan Cooper following the sad news of his passing today. The Mid Ulster MLA said that Ivan Cooper’s driving ambition was to deliver civil rights, equality and fairness for people regardless of their background. Mr McGlone … Continue reading McGlone Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Giant Following Passing of Ivan Cooper

Affordable Warmth Scheme Applications Not Being Approved – McGlone Raises Concerns With Departments

A block has been placed on a home insulation scheme set up to address fuel poverty in the private sector. A delay has been placed by the Department for Communities on the Affordable Warmth Scheme - the scheme was set up to provide home insulation, draught proofing, heating and boiler replacements. The Mid-Ulster MLA, Patsy … Continue reading Affordable Warmth Scheme Applications Not Being Approved – McGlone Raises Concerns With Departments

McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

SDLP Farming Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has urged farm workers to be cautious when working with slurry. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Everyone working on a farm knows how dangerous slurry can be. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by fumes, putting yourself and others in danger. "Even experienced farm workers need to exercise extra … Continue reading McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

McGlone Welcomes Start of Resurfacing of Killybearn Road

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the announcement of the start of resurfacing work on the Killybearn Road, Cookstown. The £150,000 resurfacing scheme will start on Monday 3 June 2019 and will cover approximately 600 metres of the road from Old Coagh Road to Drumgarrel Road. Mr McGlone said, "Having highlighted the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Start of Resurfacing of Killybearn Road

McGlone Congratulates Mid Ulster SDLP on Successful Election

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has congratulated the successful party candidates who were elected to Mid Ulster Council on May 2. Mr McGlone said, "The SDLP in Mid Ulster had a successful election returning six hard-working councillors to serve their local communities. "Across the board we saw our first preference vote up in … Continue reading McGlone Congratulates Mid Ulster SDLP on Successful Election