McGlone: North must have a voice in Presidential Election

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has called for a referendum for citizens in Northern Ireland to have the right to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election. Mr McGlone said that the legislation being drawn up by the Irish Government would extend the franchise to the North, providing citizens with their democratic right … Continue reading McGlone: North must have a voice in Presidential Election

McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon

Reacting to the news that the Department for Communities failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting the Líofa funding bursary, SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that Ministers and Departments should not play party politics with people’s lives and languages. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “When the Líofa bursary was cut, it was … Continue reading McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon

McGlone Demands Equality for Sign Language Users

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said that it is disappointing that two years after proposals to grant Irish and British Sign Language official recognition were consulted upon, these proposals have been stopped in their tracks due to the political deadlock. The SDLP MLA said that the current political standoff is not delivering language … Continue reading McGlone Demands Equality for Sign Language Users