McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that the risk of no trade deal being agreed between Britain and the EU by the end of the year remains high. Mr McGlone said, "While recent focus has been on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations between the British Government and the EU on a new … Continue reading McGlone: Risk of No Trade Deal with EU Remains High

AQW 4405/17-22 – Implementation of the Ireland protocol

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the implementation of the Ireland protocol. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: From 1 January, the greater the deviation between the UK and the EU in terms of trading arrangements, tariffs and SPS rules, the … Continue reading AQW 4405/17-22 – Implementation of the Ireland protocol

McGlone presses for action for farmers

SDLP Mid Ulster Representative, Patsy McGlone MLA spoke today in the Assembly pressing for action and financial clarity for farmers across the North. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Direct farm payments make up a significant proportion of the income generated by our farmers. They have been a lifeline through many difficult months. They are worth … Continue reading McGlone presses for action for farmers

Written Answer AQO 79/17-22 – Brexit: Economic and Fiscal Impact

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Finance whether his departmental officials will work with the Department for the Economy to publish detailed assessments of the economic and fiscal impacts on Northern Ireland of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, including the impact if the UK does not conclude a new … Continue reading Written Answer AQO 79/17-22 – Brexit: Economic and Fiscal Impact

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: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has said that workers at SDC Trailers will now be worried about job security following an announcement by the company. Mr McGlone said that staff need certainty quickly to help them prepare for the future. He said, "In their statement today, SDC Trailers were clear that the economic disruption … Continue reading McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must address the concerns of dairy farmers and processors in the North. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was responding to the warning from the Dairy Council for NI that a no-deal Brexit would be "a devastating situation for the Northern Ireland dairy … Continue reading McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

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