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

McGlone Calls for Plan to Tackle Back-to-School Costs

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Education Minister Michelle McIlveen to produce a plan to tackle the ‘back to school’ costs that are pushing more and more families into debt. The call came after it was revealed that over one third of parents had been pushed into debt as a … Continue reading McGlone Calls for Plan to Tackle Back-to-School Costs

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

McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that rural communities need a strategic plan to build a sustainable path to economic recovery. The SDLP spokesperson on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs was speaking after this week’s Assembly debate on the 2021-22 budget. Mr McGlone said, “The one-year roll-over budget … Continue reading McGlone: Strategic Plan needed for Sustainable Future

McGlone Welcomes Unanimous Support for Protection of Peatlands and Woodlands

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the Assembly’s unanimous support for an SDLP motion calling for measures to protect, preserve and enhance our peatlands and woodlands. The motion, which was debated on Tuesday 11 May, also paid tribute to the emergency service personnel from across these islands and the local community who … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Unanimous Support for Protection of Peatlands and Woodlands

McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has branded statutory rules introduced by the AERA Minister today as a ‘missed opportunity’ to set out a bold new vision for farming and rural communities. The Mid Ulster MLA said that Brexit has already cost farming communities £50m in loss of Rural Development and Bovine TD eradication funds. … Continue reading McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Minister to provide extra resources to special education schools to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned the Education Minister on the level of support provided by his Department during the Assembly ad hoc meeting last week. Mr McGlone said, "The special … Continue reading McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

McGlone Highlights Concern at Impact of Pandemic on Domiciliary Care

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has highlighted concerns at the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the provision of domiciliary care in the South Derry area. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned the Health Minister on the level of support provided by his Department during the Assembly ad hoc meeting last week. Mr McGlone said, … Continue reading McGlone Highlights Concern at Impact of Pandemic on Domiciliary Care