McGlone: Hargey Continuing to Fail to Meet Mid Ulster Social Housing Needs

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said the Executive’s current strategy on social housing is continuing to fail to meet housing need in the Mid Ulster constituency. In response to Assembly Questions from the Mid Ulster MLA, the Communities Minister, Sinn Féin’s Dierdre Hargey, revealed that just 15 social housing units are currently … Continue reading McGlone: Hargey Continuing to Fail to Meet Mid Ulster Social Housing Needs

McGlone welcomes progress of Irish language legislation

SDLP Irish Language Spokesperson Patsy McGlone has welcomed the progress of Irish language legislation at Westminster. The legislation, which also includes protections for Ulster Scots, has passed through the House of Lords. Mr McGlone paid tribute to the work of Irish language campaigners and said the progress marked an important step on securing long overdue … Continue reading McGlone welcomes progress of Irish language legislation

McGlone welcomes PEACE PLUS programme funding

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has welcomed a commitment from the EU to invest €235m in Ireland through the PEACE PLUS programme. PEACE PLUS is a new cross-border EU programme to strengthen peace and reconciliation and cross-border cooperation. It replaces previous INTERREG and PEACE funding. The investment will be targeted in a number of … Continue reading McGlone welcomes PEACE PLUS programme funding

McGlone: Animals will suffer without cruelty register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that animals will suffer if an animal cruelty register is not introduced in the North. He was speaking after DAERA Minister Edwin Poots said a register was not possible for legal and financial reasons. The SDLP has been campaigning for an All Island Animal Cruelty Register, with … Continue reading McGlone: Animals will suffer without cruelty register

Shock and sadness as police launch murder investigation following death of woman in Cookstown

SDLP representatives Patsy McGlone MLA and Cllr Kerri Martin have expressed their shock and sadness as police launch a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Cookstown. https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2022/06/20/news/man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-murder-following-death-of-woman-77-in-cookstown-2747869/ ENDS

McGlone: Johnson’s reckless Protocol legislation will wreck livelihoods

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said the British government’s Protocol legislation would put livelihoods in the North at risk. He was speaking after the NI Dairy Council said the Protocol was working for the industry, and urged the government against changes to the current trade rules. Mr McGlone said the performance of the … Continue reading McGlone: Johnson’s reckless Protocol legislation will wreck livelihoods

McGlone: Serious questions remain in case of Dr Tamara Bronckaers

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that there are still serious questions for the civil service to answer following further developments in the case of the whistle-blower Dr Tamara Bronckaers. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “Following the reports this morning of further developments in the case of Dr Tamara Bronckaers, it is clear that there … Continue reading McGlone: Serious questions remain in case of Dr Tamara Bronckaers

McGlone welcomes police apology to family of Sean Brown

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has welcomed a belated apology from the PSNI to the family of murdered GAA official Sean Brown. Mr McGlone said an inquest into Mr Brown’s murder must now commence as soon as possible. Mr Brown was abducted in Bellaghy in May 1997 and murdered by the LVF. Police have … Continue reading McGlone welcomes police apology to family of Sean Brown