McGlone presses for action for farmers

SDLP Mid Ulster Representative, Patsy McGlone MLA spoke today in the Assembly pressing for action and financial clarity for farmers across the North. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Direct farm payments make up a significant proportion of the income generated by our farmers. They have been a lifeline through many difficult months. They are worth … Continue reading McGlone presses for action for farmers

AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures his Department is taking to safeguard the agriculture and agri-food sectors in the context of Brexit. (AQW 200/17-22) Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The Department has a comprehensive Brexit Programme, Chaired by the Permanent Secretary, which … Continue reading AQW 200/17-22 – Safeguarding agriculture and agri-food sectors

McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the investment of £392,000 at Derrychrin Primary School, Ballinderry. The business case for the project received approval in July this year and will see the removal of existing mobile classrooms and toilets and provision of a prefabricated classroom extension. … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

SDLP Farming Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has urged farm workers to be cautious when working with slurry. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Everyone working on a farm knows how dangerous slurry can be. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by fumes, putting yourself and others in danger. "Even experienced farm workers need to exercise extra … Continue reading McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

SDLP Welcomes Resurfacing Work in Stewartstown

Local SDLP representatives have welcomed the start of resurfacing work along North Street, Stewartstown. In June this year, the SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, contacted the Department for Infrastructure NI requesting an inspection of the road condition in the town. Following that inspection, the Department confirmed that resurfacing work would take place this … Continue reading SDLP Welcomes Resurfacing Work in Stewartstown

Community United in Solidarity on Sperrin Gold-Mining Proposals

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has highlighted concerns about the potential impact of gold-mining in the Sperrins on the health of the local people. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after attending a community meeting in Falagloon Hall in Maghera. Mr McGlone said, “The ongoing gold-mining proposals in the Sperrins are causing understandable … Continue reading Community United in Solidarity on Sperrin Gold-Mining Proposals

SDLP Delegation meets DAERA Permanent Secretary

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has led a delegation to meet with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to discuss the challenges facing the Agri-food sector in the mouth of Brexit. The delegation included MLAs John Dallat and Mark H Durkan. The MLA for Mid-Ulster commented, "As has … Continue reading SDLP Delegation meets DAERA Permanent Secretary

McGlone Welcomes Planned Repair of Local Roads

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern that a lack of resources is continuing to cause delays in implementing necessary repairs on rural roads. The Mid Ulster MLA recently contacted Infrastructure NI to report problems on the Killybearn Road, Mullan Road, Killycolpy Road and Sunnyside Road. In their response the Department acknowledged … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Planned Repair of Local Roads