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

McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned the British Government not to risk food safety in their eagerness to secure a quick trade deal with the United States. Recent reports have suggested that Government ministers are considering allowing products like chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef into the UK market during negotiations with their … Continue reading McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

McGlone presses Minister for Animal Cruelty Register

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has submitted an Assembly question to Justice Minister, Naomi Long, asking for an update on the introduction of an Animal Cruelty Register. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "In spite of legislation to punish offenders, there is no central register of those convicted of animal cruelty offences. Having one would … Continue reading McGlone presses Minister for Animal Cruelty Register

McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has received a reply to a Priority Written Assembly question he asked to Health Minister, Robin Swann, providing an update on telemedicine capacity. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "These are unprecedented times and our health service is working tirelessly to keep us safe and fight back against COVID-19. … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

SDLP MLA refuses to be intimidated following loyalist threat

SDLP MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Patsy McGlone has said that he refuses to be intimidated after senior PSNI officers informed him of a threat made by loyalist paramilitaries. Mr McGlone said that neither he, nor journalists who have received threats, will be silenced or censored. Patsy McGlone MLA said, "Late last night, … Continue reading SDLP MLA refuses to be intimidated following loyalist threat

McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has submitted a written Assembly question to Health Minister, Robin Swann, to ask for an update on our telemedicine capacity. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "These are unprecedented times and our health service is working tirelessly to keep us safe and fight back against COVID-19. They deserve our … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey, to seek protections for people who applied for Universal Credit in the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I had become aware of a significant number of cases where people in employment and receiving Tax … Continue reading McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures