McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress towards extending an application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Irish Grass-fed Beef to include beef produced in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA received an Assembly written answer recently from the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Minister detailing the all-island work towards … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

AQO 1685/17-22 – Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had on extending, on an all island basis, the Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Minister Poots engaged with the DAFM Minister on a number of occasions … Continue reading AQO 1685/17-22 – Protected Geographical Indication status of Irish grass-fed beef

AQW 13310/17-22 – Shared Island Fund

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what discussions has she had with the Irish Government in relation to third level opportunities in the north-west region in the context of the new Shared Island Fund. Minister for the Economy: I have had no discussions with the Irish Government in relation … Continue reading AQW 13310/17-22 – Shared Island Fund

McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed a constructive virtual discussion between representatives of the Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) and Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue. The online meeting, which was facilitated by the Mid Ulster MLA, involved UFU office bearers, chief executive and beef and lamb policy officer and took place at the … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Constructive Meeting with UFU and Irish Minister

AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

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 banning of single-use plastics on the island of Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: At the 4 November British-Irish Council (BIC) Environment sector Ministerial … Continue reading AQW 10015/17-22 – Banning of single-use plastics

AQW 7718/17-22 – Ports Infrastructure

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the infrastructure that will be required at ports in Northern Ireland under the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Official Controls Regulation (OCR) requirements are part of domestic law as … Continue reading AQW 7718/17-22 – Ports Infrastructure

AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to help prepare the agri-food sector for the possibility of the transition period ending without a trade agreement with the EU. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: One of my key priorities is for … Continue reading AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how he will minimise the costs to the agri-food sector of complying with the requirements of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: A key ask for DAERA is for the UK Government and the … Continue reading AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit