McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern that some people could struggle to access the high street voucher scheme and has called for urgent action from Stormont Ministers. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for a £100 pre-paid card through the NI Direct website. While applications … Continue reading McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has urged hospital patients and their visitors to wear face coverings when required. It comes after the British Medical Association said doctors has noticed an increasing number of people refusing to wear masks or get tested for coronavirus before attending hospital appointments or visits. The Mid-Ulster MLA said, "It is very … Continue reading McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

McGlone: Legacy issues cannot be solved by closing door on justice

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said the British Government cannot be allowed to shut the door on the prospect of truth and justice for victims and survivors. He was speaking at Stormont on Tuesday after an SDLP recall petition to show opposition to the British Government’s proposed amnesty for troubles-related crimes. MLAs backed … Continue reading McGlone: Legacy issues cannot be solved by closing door on justice

McGlone Calls for Plan to Tackle Back-to-School Costs

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Education Minister Michelle McIlveen to produce a plan to tackle the ‘back to school’ costs that are pushing more and more families into debt. The call came after it was revealed that over one third of parents had been pushed into debt as a … Continue reading McGlone Calls for Plan to Tackle Back-to-School Costs

SDLP seeks recall of Assembly following British Government amnesty proposals

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLAs have tabled a petition to recall the Northern Ireland Assembly from its summer recess to urgently address British Government proposals to create an amnesty for those involved in the most serious troubles related crimes. Mr McGlone said, "The British Government’s intervention is a brutal assault on victims and survivors … Continue reading SDLP seeks recall of Assembly following British Government amnesty proposals

McGlone Welcomes Progress on new-build school at Holy Trinity College

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress on the new-build school at Holy Trinity College, Cookstown. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after receiving a written reply to an Assembly question he had asked to the Education Minister. Mr McGlone said, “I welcome the confirmation of progress on … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Progress on new-build school at Holy Trinity College

McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that rural communities need a strategic plan to build a sustainable path to economic recovery. The SDLP spokesperson on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs was speaking after this week’s Assembly debate on the 2021-22 budget. Mr McGlone said, “The one-year roll-over budget … Continue reading McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

Social Democratic and Labour Party Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that the impact of a UK trade deal with Australia that includes zero tariffs on agriculture products would risk flooding local markets with cheap, low quality meat imports from third party countries that would decimate local farming businesses if the protections of the … Continue reading Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats