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 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

McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must seek a further extension to the deadline for leaving the EU. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set on trying to ignore the law forcing him to seek an extension to … Continue reading McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture Patsy McGlone MLA and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & The Marine Charlie McConalogue TD led a delegation this week to meet the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to raise concerns about the implications of Brexit on the Agri-food sector. The MLA for Mid … Continue reading McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

McGlone: No Deal Brexit Would Cause Chaos for Agricultural Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that a No-Deal Brexit would devastate the local economy and cause chaos for the food and agricultural sector. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Government published proposals for leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. Mr McGlone said,  "The British Government’s proposals … Continue reading McGlone: No Deal Brexit Would Cause Chaos for Agricultural Sector

McGlone: Continued Political Uncertainty Risks Chaos and Economic Devastation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that the continued uncertainty over political developments on Brexit and Stormont risks devastating the local economy and causing chaos for the food and agricultural sector. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Theresa May began the latest attempt to get approval … Continue reading McGlone: Continued Political Uncertainty Risks Chaos and Economic Devastation

McGlone: A good deal for the Agri-food sector

SDLP Agricultural Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that comments from the Ulster Farmers' Union that a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the Agri-food industry must be given consideration by MPs at Westminster. Mr McGlone added, "The draft Withdrawal Agreement is far from perfect, but it is a positive arrangement that provides protections … Continue reading McGlone: A good deal for the Agri-food sector