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

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: A good deal for the Agri-food sector

SDLP Agricultural Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that comments from the Ulster Farmers' Union that a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the Agri-food industry must be given consideration by MPs at Westminster. Mr McGlone added, "The draft Withdrawal Agreement is far from perfect, but it is a positive arrangement that provides protections … Continue reading McGlone: A good deal for the Agri-food sector

McGlone leads delegation to meet Minister Creed

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA led a delegation to Dublin to meet Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss a number of concerns facing the Agri-food sector in the mouth of Brexit. Mr McGlone was pleased to receive assurances by the Minister that the EU27 will not be move … Continue reading McGlone leads delegation to meet Minister Creed

McGlone: Farms across the North threatened by Brexit

SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Patsy McGlone MLA has said that farms right across the North are under serious threat as we hurtle towards a 'no deal' Brexit. Mr McGlone added, if we fail to get our local devolved institutions up and running, an unmitigated brexit will be felt across farms for generations. … Continue reading McGlone: Farms across the North threatened by Brexit

McGlone: No-Deal Brexit would strike a bad blow to the Agri-Food Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that a no-deal Brexit would devastate the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland. The SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson, Mr McGlone said, “Recent comments by right-wing Brexiters in Britain have suggested that a no-deal Brexit is an outcome that some politicians would welcome. “The reality is that a no-deal … Continue reading McGlone: No-Deal Brexit would strike a bad blow to the Agri-Food Sector

AQW 7624/16-21 – Brexit: Impact on Border Communities

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to outline Executive discussions with particular regard to border communities and how they may be affected by Brexit. (AQW 7624/16-21) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs:  This issue is being considered as part of a detailed assessment of the potential … Continue reading AQW 7624/16-21 – Brexit: Impact on Border Communities

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