SDLP Welcomes Resurfacing Work in Stewartstown

Local SDLP representatives have welcomed the start of resurfacing work along North Street, Stewartstown. In June this year, the SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, contacted the Department for Infrastructure NI requesting an inspection of the road condition in the town. Following that inspection, the Department confirmed that resurfacing work would take place this … Continue reading SDLP Welcomes Resurfacing Work in Stewartstown

SDLP Delegation emphasises cross-departmental involvement in arts in meeting with the Permanent Secretary

An SDLP Delegation led by Patsy McGlone MLA, including Claire Hanna MLA, Pat Catney MLA and Councillor Malachy Quinn met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and senior officials to highlight the need for a period of sustained reinvestment in the arts as in the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The MLA … Continue reading SDLP Delegation emphasises cross-departmental involvement in arts in meeting with the Permanent Secretary

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

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: 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