McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has said there is still work to do to ensure that the Self Employed Scheme online portal is fully inclusive and Irish passports are accepted as a means of ID. Mr McGlone commented, "The SDLP have been pushing the Finance Minister and British Government officials to secure improvements … Continue reading McGlone: still work to do to ensure access to Self Employed Scheme

AQW 4687/17-22 – Online identification for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance, pursuant to AQW 4092/17-22, for an update on the resolution of online identification verification problems with the Self Employed Income Support Scheme for holders of an Irish Passport and a Northern Ireland Driver Licence. Minister of Finance: My Department has worked closely with HMRC … Continue reading AQW 4687/17-22 – Online identification for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that in the absence of a functioning NI Executive, government Departments must demonstrate unity of purpose with the public to combat the growing climate crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking following the launch of the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) five-year strategy to transform … Continue reading McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must address the concerns of dairy farmers and processors in the North. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was responding to the warning from the Dairy Council for NI that a no-deal Brexit would be "a devastating situation for the Northern Ireland dairy … Continue reading McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

McGlone Leads SDLP in All-Ireland Meeting with Farming Groups

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, met with representatives of NIAPA and the Ulster Farmers Union in Maghera last week to discuss a range of important agriculture and agri-food issues. The SDLP Agriculture Spokesman, along with his party colleague, Mid Ulster Council Chair, Martin Kearney, was joined by Charlie McConalogue TD of Fianna Fáil, … Continue reading McGlone Leads SDLP in All-Ireland Meeting with Farming Groups

McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must seek a further extension to the deadline for leaving the EU. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set on trying to ignore the law forcing him to seek an extension to … Continue reading McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture Patsy McGlone MLA and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & The Marine Charlie McConalogue TD led a delegation this week to meet the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to raise concerns about the implications of Brexit on the Agri-food sector. The MLA for Mid … Continue reading McGlone leads delegation to meet DAERA Permanent Secretary

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