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

McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has said that workers at SDC Trailers will now be worried about job security following an announcement by the company. Mr McGlone said that staff need certainty quickly to help them prepare for the future. He said, "In their statement today, SDC Trailers were clear that the economic disruption … Continue reading McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the investment of £392,000 at Derrychrin Primary School, Ballinderry. The business case for the project received approval in July this year and will see the removal of existing mobile classrooms and toilets and provision of a prefabricated classroom extension. … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

McGlone: Good Friday Agreement more important than personal gain

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that the principles of peace and power sharing are more important that personal political gain as he confirmed that he would not accept the post of Speaker of the Assembly in the absence of an Executive. Mr McGlone said that a shadow Assembly with no Executive, no … Continue reading McGlone: Good Friday Agreement more important than personal gain

SDLP Welcomes DoE Approval for Replacement Classrooms for St Patrick’s College Maghera

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the replacement of modular classroom accommodation at St. Patrick’s College, Maghera. The total cost of the project, to construct two double prefabricated classrooms, is expected to be over £710,000 and it should be completed in August 2020. Mr McGlone … Continue reading SDLP Welcomes DoE Approval for Replacement Classrooms for St Patrick’s College Maghera

McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that in the absence of a functioning NI Executive, government Departments must demonstrate unity of purpose with the public to combat the growing climate crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking following the launch of the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) five-year strategy to transform … Continue reading McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must address the concerns of dairy farmers and processors in the North. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was responding to the warning from the Dairy Council for NI that a no-deal Brexit would be "a devastating situation for the Northern Ireland dairy … Continue reading McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector