Alliance holds meeting with PSNI over bonfires and flags

The Alliance Party met with senior PSNI officers at Police Headquarters on Friday morning, outlining a range of concerns about the recent issues around bonfires and flags. The delegation included Councillor Michael Long, Councillor Michelle Kelly and Councillor Eric Hanvey as well as Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA and Policing Board member John Blair MLA. […]

Historical Institutional Abuse Bill must pass through Westminster without delay, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said legislation to implement the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse must now pass through Westminster without delay, after draft legislation was forwarded to the Northern Ireland Office by the Executive Office. The South Belfast MLA stated: “We have now cleared all the hurdles necessary to ensure […]

Bradshaw welcomes domestic abuse offence provisions, but warns further steps needed

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed a move to include Northern Ireland in Domestic Abuse Offence provisions in a Bill published today. Legislation to protect domestic abuse victims from coercive control will be extended here as part of the Home Office Bill at Westminster. Coercive control has been a crime in England and […]

End of life benefits must apply to NI, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said there must be clarity that the outcome of a review into end-of-life benefits announced by the UK Government must apply to Northern Ireland. The South Belfast MLA stated: “Coping during the end-of-life period is difficult enough without the additional pressures of managing a reforming welfare system to access […]

PSNI must take action against threats and intimidation in Avoniel, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has backed Belfast City Council’s calls for the PSNI to take robust action against those who continue to be involved in aggravated trespass at the Avoniel Leisure Centre site, ensuring reports of intimidation and threats are properly investigated. The Party made the call as the Leisure Centre entered into another day of […]