McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said there is growing concern over the potential impact of the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal will have on local farmers and the environment. The SDLP party spokesperson on farming and agriculture was speaking after the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, faced questions in the Dáil about … Continue reading McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

McGlone: Concern at Proposed Closure of Foyle Hilton Meat Processing Facility in Cookstown

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern at the sudden announcement of the proposed closure of the Foyle Hilton meat processing facility in Cookstown. Mr McGlone said, "The announcement by Foyle Food Group of the proposed closure of the Foyle Hilton meat processing facility in Cookstown by the end of August will … Continue reading McGlone: Concern at Proposed Closure of Foyle Hilton Meat Processing Facility in Cookstown

McGlone: No Deal Brexit Would Cause Chaos for Agricultural Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that a No-Deal Brexit would devastate the local economy and cause chaos for the food and agricultural sector. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Government published proposals for leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. Mr McGlone said,  "The British Government’s proposals … Continue reading McGlone: No Deal Brexit Would Cause Chaos for Agricultural Sector

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: 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