McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress towards extending an application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Irish Grass-fed Beef to include beef produced in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA received an Assembly written answer recently from the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Minister detailing the all-island work towards … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

AQO 1685/17-22 – Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had on extending, on an all island basis, the Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Minister Poots engaged with the DAFM Minister on a number of occasions … Continue reading AQO 1685/17-22 – Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef

McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a constructive virtual discussion between representatives of the Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) and Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue. The online meeting, which was facilitated by the Mid Ulster MLA, involved UFU office bearers, chief executive and beef and lamb policy officer and took place at the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

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 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

AQW 7623/16-21 – Brexit: Ensuring an All-Ireland Approach to the Processing of Dairy Products

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the specific efforts made since the EU referendum to ensure an all-island approach to the processing of dairy products. (AQW 7623/16-21) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs:  This issue is being considered as part of a detailed assessment … Continue reading AQW 7623/16-21 – Brexit: Ensuring an All-Ireland Approach to the Processing of Dairy Products

AQW 7524/16-21 – Irish Livestock Products

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline the specific efforts since the EU referendum to ensure an all-island labelling scheme for Irish livestock products. (AQW 7524/16-21) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs:  This issue is being considered as part of a detailed assessment of the … Continue reading AQW 7524/16-21 – Irish Livestock Products