McGlone: there can be no doubt that we face a climate emergency

SDLP Environment Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone urged senior Departmental officials to treat the climate crisis with the severity it deserves and not to play to the flawed politics of a DUP Minister. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "Minimisation of the climate crisis and the confusion that ensued from Minister Poots, based on an official briefing, is … Continue reading McGlone: there can be no doubt that we face a climate emergency

Meat processing workers must be protected

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that workers at meat processing plants must be assured that every step is being taken to secure their safety following reports of a small number of Covid-19 cases at Moy Park.  Mr McGlone said that the North must learn from outbreaks at meat processing plants in other … Continue reading Meat processing workers must be protected

McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has written to the First and deputy First Minister asking what measures have been taken to ensure that people with sight loss or other disabilities are not disadvantaged, as we recover from COVID-19. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "As we enter the recovery phase, it is crucial that citizens … Continue reading McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has encouraged women to seek advice if they feel they are missing out on their state pension entitlement, following a written reply from Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "In recent months, I have been contacted by numerous women who have experienced a shortfall in … Continue reading McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has said there is still work to do to ensure that the Self Employed Scheme online portal is fully inclusive and Irish passports are accepted as a means of ID. Mr McGlone commented, "The SDLP have been pushing the Finance Minister and British Government officials to secure improvements … Continue reading McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that the risk of no trade deal being agreed between Britain and the EU by the end of the year remains high. Mr McGlone said, "While recent focus has been on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations between the British Government and the EU on a new … Continue reading McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

McGlone recommits to Animal Cruelty Register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has recommitted to campaigning for an all island Animal Cruelty register, following a positive response from Minister Poots. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I submitted a written Assembly question some weeks ago asking for an update on the issue of an animal cruelty register, which the SDLP have been … Continue reading McGlone recommits to Animal Cruelty Register

McGlone welcomes £10m pot for rural roads

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has welcomed a commitment from Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to support rural communities across the North by introducing a new £10m rural roads fund. Patsy McGlone MLA said, "SDLP Minister Mallon has carefully crafted her capital budget to ensure that no one is left behind. The Infrastructure Minister has … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £10m pot for rural roads