SDLP Raise Concerns with Audit Office over Welfare Reforms

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has met with the Auditor General, Kieran Donnelly, to raise concerns over ongoing changes to the welfare system in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA accompanied SDLP MLAs, Nichola Mallon and Claire Hanna, at the meeting on Wednesday. Mr McGlone said, "Yesterday Nichola Mallon, Claire Hanna and I … Continue reading SDLP Raise Concerns with Audit Office over Welfare Reforms

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

McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon

Reacting to the news that the Department for Communities failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting the Líofa funding bursary, SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that Ministers and Departments should not play party politics with people’s lives and languages. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “When the Líofa bursary was cut, it was … Continue reading McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon