SDLP Representatives and Law Centre hold Public Meeting on Welfare Reform

Mid Ulster SDLP representatives along with the Law Centre NI held a well-attended Welfare 'Reform' Public Meeting in Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera on Tuesday 26th February. As well as the Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone and local Councillors, Martin Kearney and Christine McFlynn, the SDLP MLA for East Derry, John Dallat was also present. The meeting … Continue reading SDLP Representatives and Law Centre hold Public Meeting on Welfare Reform

SDLP Meets Department for Communities over Discretionary Support Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, met with Department for Communities officials in Dungannon on Thursday to discuss the operation of the Discretionary Support scheme. Along with Mr McGlone, the SDLP delegation included Mid Ulster Councillors Christine McFlynn and Martin Kearney, and representatives from other areas. Discretionary Support replaced the Social Fund Community Care … Continue reading SDLP Meets Department for Communities over Discretionary Support Scheme

McGlone Seeks Meeting with DAERA over Brexit Preparations

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, is to meet with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to discuss their preparations for Brexit and beyond 29th March. The Mid Ulster MLA is also to raise the issue of nuclear waste dumping following the publication of video broadcasts by Radioactive … Continue reading McGlone Seeks Meeting with DAERA over Brexit Preparations

SDLP members vote to establish formal policy partnership with Fianna Fáil

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the development by the party membership who voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing a formal policy partnership with Fianna Fáil at a special conference in Newry on Saturday. SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone commented, "The SDLP has a strong history of making tough decisions in the interests of the people … Continue reading SDLP members vote to establish formal policy partnership with Fianna Fáil

McGlone: A Partnership for a New Ireland

Mid Ulster SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has expressed his support for proposals put forward by the leadership of the SDLP and Fianna Fáil at the recent partnership launch in Belfast.  McGlone added, "politics is changing across these islands, old responses to new challenges will no longer cut it. Politics has moved onto new ground and … Continue reading McGlone: A Partnership for a New Ireland

SDLP Raise Concerns with Audit Office over Welfare Reforms

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has met with the Auditor General, Kieran Donnelly, to raise concerns over ongoing changes to the welfare system in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA accompanied SDLP MLAs, Nichola Mallon and Claire Hanna, at the meeting on Wednesday. Mr McGlone said, "Yesterday Nichola Mallon, Claire Hanna and I … Continue reading SDLP Raise Concerns with Audit Office over Welfare Reforms

McGlone: Continued Political Uncertainty Risks Chaos and Economic Devastation

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that the continued uncertainty over political developments on Brexit and Stormont risks devastating the local economy and causing chaos for the food and agricultural sector. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Theresa May began the latest attempt to get approval … Continue reading McGlone: Continued Political Uncertainty Risks Chaos and Economic Devastation

McGlone: Urgent Need for New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has urged the Department of Health to set a date for the development of a new-build mental health facility at the Antrim Area Hospital site. Along with party colleague John Dallat, MLA, Mr McGlone met with Dr Tony Stevens and senior officials at the Northern Health and Social … Continue reading McGlone: Urgent Need for New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim