McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has said that workers at SDC Trailers will now be worried about job security following an announcement by the company. Mr McGlone said that staff need certainty quickly to help them prepare for the future. He said, "In their statement today, SDC Trailers were clear that the economic disruption … Continue reading McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

McGlone: Good Friday Agreement more important than personal gain

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that the principles of peace and power sharing are more important that personal political gain as he confirmed that he would not accept the post of Speaker of the Assembly in the absence of an Executive. Mr McGlone said that a shadow Assembly with no Executive, no … Continue reading McGlone: Good Friday Agreement more important than personal gain

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: Secretary of State should Extend Welfare Reform Mitigation Package if NI Executive is not Restored

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said the Secretary of State should commit to the extension of the welfare reform mitigation package if an Executive is not restored. Mr McGlone said, "Tens of thousands of families across Northern Ireland are facing immediate hardship if the welfare reform mitigation package is not extended. "Unless … Continue reading McGlone: Secretary of State should Extend Welfare Reform Mitigation Package if NI Executive is not Restored

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

Affordable Warmth Scheme Applications Not Being Approved – McGlone Raises Concerns With Departments

A block has been placed on a home insulation scheme set up to address fuel poverty in the private sector. A delay has been placed by the Department for Communities on the Affordable Warmth Scheme - the scheme was set up to provide home insulation, draught proofing, heating and boiler replacements. The Mid-Ulster MLA, Patsy … Continue reading Affordable Warmth Scheme Applications Not Being Approved – McGlone Raises Concerns With Departments

McGlone Welcomes Progress on New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress on the development of a new-build mental health facility at the Antrim Area site. In a recent email to the Mid Ulster MLA, the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health, Richard Pengelly, confirmed that the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) proposal for … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Progress on New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

SDLP Representatives and Law Centre hold Public Meeting on Welfare Reform

Mid Ulster SDLP representatives along with the Law Centre NI held a well-attended Welfare 'Reform' Public Meeting in Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera on Tuesday 26th February. As well as the Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone and local Councillors, Martin Kearney and Christine McFlynn, the SDLP MLA for East Derry, John Dallat was also present. The meeting … Continue reading SDLP Representatives and Law Centre hold Public Meeting on Welfare Reform