McGlone welcomes PEACE PLUS programme funding

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has welcomed a commitment from the EU to invest €235m in Ireland through the PEACE PLUS programme. PEACE PLUS is a new cross-border EU programme to strengthen peace and reconciliation and cross-border cooperation. It replaces previous INTERREG and PEACE funding. The investment will be targeted in a number of … Continue reading McGlone welcomes PEACE PLUS programme funding

McGlone: Johnson’s reckless Protocol legislation will wreck livelihoods

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said the British government’s Protocol legislation would put livelihoods in the North at risk. He was speaking after the NI Dairy Council said the Protocol was working for the industry, and urged the government against changes to the current trade rules. Mr McGlone said the performance of the … Continue reading McGlone: Johnson’s reckless Protocol legislation will wreck livelihoods

AQO 2814/17-22 – Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for an update on the operation of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Avian Influenza outbreak across the British Isles has been ongoing for 34 days now since the first confirmation in a … Continue reading AQO 2814/17-22 – Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

McGlone: Legacy issues cannot be solved by closing door on justice

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said the British Government cannot be allowed to shut the door on the prospect of truth and justice for victims and survivors. He was speaking at Stormont on Tuesday after an SDLP recall petition to show opposition to the British Government’s proposed amnesty for troubles-related crimes. MLAs backed … Continue reading McGlone: Legacy issues cannot be solved by closing door on justice

SDLP seeks recall of Assembly following British Government amnesty proposals

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLAs have tabled a petition to recall the Northern Ireland Assembly from its summer recess to urgently address British Government proposals to create an amnesty for those involved in the most serious troubles related crimes. Mr McGlone said, "The British Government’s intervention is a brutal assault on victims and survivors … Continue reading SDLP seeks recall of Assembly following British Government amnesty proposals

AQW 19867/17-22 – Representations on proposed trade agreement with Australia

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what representations he has made to the UK Government on the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: I have been clear that a trade agreement with Australia should see current standards maintained and that … Continue reading AQW 19867/17-22 – Representations on proposed trade agreement with Australia

AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Irish Government on the potential impact on the agri-food industry on the island of Ireland of the proposed trade agreement with Australia. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Negotiations … Continue reading AQW 19868/17-22 – impact on agri-food industry of proposed trade agreement with Australia

AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the support his Department provides to beekeepers. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department recently launched two new initiatives in Northern Ireland aimed at protecting all pollinators, including honeybees. The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and All-Ireland … Continue reading AQW 19865/17-22 – Support for Beekeepers