McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that comments at the Agriculture Committee this morning, from DUP MLA William Irwin, calling for an extension to the Brexit transition period are too little, too late. The SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson commented, "I could scarcely believe my ears when I heard DUP MLA William Irwin say … Continue reading McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit

AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures his Department is taking to safeguard the agriculture and agri-food sectors in the context of Brexit. (AQW 200/17-22) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Department has a comprehensive Brexit Programme, Chaired by the Permanent Secretary, which … Continue reading AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

McGlone Leads SDLP in All-Ireland Meeting with Farming Groups

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, met with representatives of NIAPA and the Ulster Farmers Union in Maghera last week to discuss a range of important agriculture and agri-food issues. The SDLP Agriculture Spokesman, along with his party colleague, Mid Ulster Council Chair, Martin Kearney, was joined by Charlie McConalogue TD of Fianna Fáil, … Continue reading McGlone Leads SDLP in All-Ireland Meeting with Farming Groups

McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must seek a further extension to the deadline for leaving the EU. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set on trying to ignore the law forcing him to seek an extension to … Continue reading McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said there is growing concern over the potential impact of the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal will have on local farmers and the environment. The SDLP party spokesperson on farming and agriculture was speaking after the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, faced questions in the Dáil about … Continue reading McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

SDLP Farming Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has urged farm workers to be cautious when working with slurry. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Everyone working on a farm knows how dangerous slurry can be. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by fumes, putting yourself and others in danger. "Even experienced farm workers need to exercise extra … Continue reading McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture Patsy McGlone MLA and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & The Marine Charlie McConalogue TD led a delegation this week to meet the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to raise concerns about the implications of Brexit on the Agri-food sector. The MLA for Mid … Continue reading McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

McGlone: No Deal Brexit Would Cause Chaos for Agricultural Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that a No-Deal Brexit would devastate the local economy and cause chaos for the food and agricultural sector. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Government published proposals for leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. Mr McGlone said,  "The British Government’s proposals … Continue reading McGlone: No Deal Brexit Would Cause Chaos for Agricultural Sector