UK Government’s trade talks document manifesto for confrontation, says Farry

The UK Government’s document outlining its priorities for trade talks with the EU is a “manifesto for confrontation,” Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MP has said. The 30-page document states the Government’s aim for a trading relationship with the EU following the transition period at the end of 2020. However, Dr Farry said it was […]

Public inquiry needed into illegal waste dumping, say Alliance Councillors

Alliance Derry City and Strabane Councillors Philip McKinney and Rachael Ferguson have said a public inquiry is needed into the dumping of illegal waste on the Mobuoy site. Councillor McKinney and Councillor Ferguson were speaking after a visit from colleague Andrew Muir, Alliance’s Infrastructure spokesperson, to the local area on a range of issues. They […]

Lyttle welcomes review into health and wellbeing services available to former prison officers

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed the announcement of an urgent review into the health and wellbeing services available to former prison officers. The review into the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT) by the Department of Justice will look at the services available to former prison officers and identify if additional provision is appropriate. […]

Lyttle expresses serious concern over Education Authority management changes

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has expressed serious concern after the Education Authority announced changes had taken place to its management arrangements for special educational needs (SEN). Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, was speaking after Education Authority officials at today’s sitting of the Committee revealed there had been ‘changes to the […]

Minister must heed warning on community pharmacies, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the Health Minister must heed the warning and take immediate action to avoid industrial action by community pharmacists, after they voted to press ahead with it as a last resort. The South Belfast MLA stated: “I have been standing with community pharmacists warning about the growing crisis […]