McGlone: Careful management needed for Prisoner release scheme

SDLP Justice Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that careful management of a scheme to release some prisoners early as a result of the coronavirus crisis is needed following an announcement by the Justice Minister today. Mr McGlone said that there must be robust support plans in place for anyone released to ensure that they … Continue reading McGlone: Careful management needed for Prisoner release scheme

McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

Chair of Stormont’s All Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone MLA has called on government to act on the advice of the Construction Employers Federation and provide cover for non-essential construction work to cease as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said that construction projects should continue, with appropriate social distancing, … Continue reading McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

McGlone presses for action for farmers

SDLP Mid Ulster Representative, Patsy McGlone MLA spoke today in the Assembly pressing for action and financial clarity for farmers across the North. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Direct farm payments make up a significant proportion of the income generated by our farmers. They have been a lifeline through many difficult months. They are worth … Continue reading McGlone presses for action for farmers

McGlone: Minister Must Address Serious Systemic Failures in Administration of Universal Credit

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Minister for Communities to address the serious systemic failures affecting Universal Credit claimants as identified by Advice NI. Mr McGlone said, "Problems with Universal Credit continue to mount up and remain one of the most frequent issues raised by my constituents. "The serious systemic … Continue reading McGlone: Minister Must Address Serious Systemic Failures in Administration of Universal Credit

McGlone: Resources must be found for County Tyrone Junction Improvement

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Minister for Infrastructure to secure the necessary resources for a proposed junction improvement at the A45 Coalisland Road/ C623 Farlough Road junction. The Mid Ulster MLA was responding to an Assembly written answer from the Minister to a question he had submitted on road … Continue reading McGlone: Resources must be found for County Tyrone Junction Improvement

McGlone: Minister Must Implement Proposed Reform of Affordable Warmth Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has again urged the Minister for Communities to implement proposed reform of the Affordable Warmth Scheme. The Mid Ulster MLA was responding to an Assembly written answer from the Minister to a question he had submitted on the delayed reform. Mr McGlone said, "The SDLP has been lobbying … Continue reading McGlone: Minister Must Implement Proposed Reform of Affordable Warmth Scheme

McGlone Presses new Education Minister on Inclusion of St Pat’s in School Enhancement Programme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has pressed the new Minister for Education on the inclusion of St Patrick’s College, Maghera, in the school enhancement programme for 2022/23. The Mid Ulster MLA took the opportunity to question the Minister, Peter Weir MLA, on the issue during the first question time of the newly restored … Continue reading McGlone Presses new Education Minister on Inclusion of St Pat’s in School Enhancement Programme

McGlone encourages Gaeilgeoirí to apply for Líofa bursary

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has encouraged Irish Language students, young and old, to apply for the Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme for assistance with the cost of studying the language. Speaking after the scheme opened for 2020, Mr McGlone said, "There is a long, rich history of Irish Language students spending time in the … Continue reading McGlone encourages Gaeilgeoirí to apply for Líofa bursary