AQO 631/17-22 – Office of Identity and Cultural Expression

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the establishment of the Office of Identity and Cultural Expression. First Minister and deputy First Minister: TEO officials continue with preparatory work, to legislate for core elements of the Rights, Language and Identity proposals contained in the … Continue reading AQO 631/17-22 – Office of Identity and Cultural Expression

AQW 7910/17-22 – Cultural Recovery Package

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities when applications can be made for support under the £29 million package allocated for cultural recovery. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: The £29m allocation from the Executive is in addition to the £5.5m Creative Support Fund previously established by the Department of which, to … Continue reading AQW 7910/17-22 – Cultural Recovery Package

AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what measures have been taken to allocate the £33 million support package for arts and culture. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: At the Executive meeting on 24th September 2020, the Executive agreed to allocate £29 million to DfC for cultural recovery. Given that the … Continue reading AQW 7529/17-22 – Support package for arts and culture

McGlone encourages Gaeilgeoirí to apply for Líofa bursary

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has encouraged Irish Language students, young and old, to apply for the Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme for assistance with the cost of studying the language. Speaking after the scheme opened for 2020, Mr McGlone said, "There is a long, rich history of Irish Language students spending time in the … Continue reading McGlone encourages Gaeilgeoirí to apply for Líofa bursary

McGlone Highlights Freeview Service Problems

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that a significant number of his constituents have experienced problems with their Freeview digital TV service following recent changes to the way some channels are broadcast. Mr McGlone said, "A significant number of constituents have contacted my office having experienced problems with their Freeview digital TV … Continue reading McGlone Highlights Freeview Service Problems

SDLP Delegation emphasises cross-departmental involvement in arts in meeting with the Permanent Secretary

An SDLP Delegation led by Patsy McGlone MLA, including Claire Hanna MLA, Pat Catney MLA and Councillor Malachy Quinn met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and senior officials to highlight the need for a period of sustained reinvestment in the arts as in the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The MLA … Continue reading SDLP Delegation emphasises cross-departmental involvement in arts in meeting with the Permanent Secretary