McGlone Welcomes Climate Change Legislation in North

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has welcomed the Climate Change Bill for Northern Ireland passing its final stage in the Assembly this week. “I’m very relieved that the legislative process on climate change has come to a conclusion. Everyone accepts the need to help address the need for action on climate change and … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Climate Change Legislation in North

McGlone Welcomes Assembly Support for Fracking Ban

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the Assembly’s support for a ban on onshore fracking in the North. Although the second stage of the Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill was agreed on Tuesday it is unlikely to make it into law before the end of the current Assembly term. Speaking after the debate … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Support for Fracking Ban

McGlone Criticises Awarding of Dalradian Prospecting Licences

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has criticised the decision by DUP Economy Minister Gordon Lyons to award two new mineral prospecting licences to Dalradian Gold Limited. The Mid Ulster MLA said the SDLP remained firmly opposed to the practice and the DUP Minister was failing to take the views of local communities on … Continue reading McGlone Criticises Awarding of Dalradian Prospecting Licences

McGlone welcomes Minister Mallon’s bid to extend concessionary fares scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a bid by SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to extend the concessionary fares scheme. The current scheme provides free and half fare travel on public transport, via a SmartPass, for several groups of people, including children, senior citizens and some people with disabilities. Minister Mallon is … Continue reading McGlone welcomes Minister Mallon’s bid to extend concessionary fares scheme

McGlone: Knockloughrim suspected murder deeply shocking

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the suspected murder of a woman in Knockloughrim is deeply shocking. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "The news that the death of a woman in Knockloughrim is being treated as suspected murder is deeply shocking. "My thoughts at this moment are with the woman’s family … Continue reading McGlone: Knockloughrim suspected murder deeply shocking

McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern that some people could struggle to access the high street voucher scheme and has called for urgent action from Stormont Ministers. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for a £100 pre-paid card through the NI Direct website. While applications … Continue reading McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has urged hospital patients and their visitors to wear face coverings when required. It comes after the British Medical Association said doctors has noticed an increasing number of people refusing to wear masks or get tested for coronavirus before attending hospital appointments or visits. The Mid-Ulster MLA said, "It is very … Continue reading McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

McGlone: Legacy issues cannot be solved by closing door on justice

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said the British Government cannot be allowed to shut the door on the prospect of truth and justice for victims and survivors. He was speaking at Stormont on Tuesday after an SDLP recall petition to show opposition to the British Government’s proposed amnesty for troubles-related crimes. MLAs backed … Continue reading McGlone: Legacy issues cannot be solved by closing door on justice