McGlone Presses new Education Minister on Inclusion of St Pat’s in School Enhancement Programme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has pressed the new Minister for Education on the inclusion of St Patrick’s College, Maghera, in the school enhancement programme for 2022/23. The Mid Ulster MLA took the opportunity to question the Minister, Peter Weir MLA, on the issue during the first question time of the newly restored … Continue reading McGlone Presses new Education Minister on Inclusion of St Pat’s in School Enhancement Programme

McGlone encourages Gaeilgeoirí to apply for Líofa bursary

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has encouraged Irish Language students, young and old, to apply for the Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme for assistance with the cost of studying the language. Speaking after the scheme opened for 2020, Mr McGlone said, "There is a long, rich history of Irish Language students spending time in the … Continue reading McGlone encourages Gaeilgeoirí to apply for Líofa bursary

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: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must address the concerns of dairy farmers and processors in the North. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was responding to the warning from the Dairy Council for NI that a no-deal Brexit would be "a devastating situation for the Northern Ireland dairy … Continue reading McGlone: Brexit a Real and Present Danger to NI Dairy Sector

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: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that the British Government must seek a further extension to the deadline for leaving the EU. The SDLP Spokesperson on Agriculture was speaking as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set on trying to ignore the law forcing him to seek an extension to … Continue reading McGlone: Britain Must Seek Further Extension to Brexit Deadline

McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said there is growing concern over the potential impact of the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal will have on local farmers and the environment. The SDLP party spokesperson on farming and agriculture was speaking after the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, faced questions in the Dáil about … Continue reading McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP seeks DVA Meeting over MOT Fiasco

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said the long waiting times for MOT appointments currently experienced by motorists is unacceptable. The party is seeking an urgent meeting with the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) to resolve the issue. Mr McGlone said, "The SDLP have requested an urgent meeting with DVA to put an … Continue reading SDLP seeks DVA Meeting over MOT Fiasco