Education Minister must deliver robust safety measures for schools, says Lyttle, as he confirms Alliance support for recall petition

The Education Minister must deliver robust safety measures for schools, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Mr Lyttle said while his party supported an Assembly recall petition to bring the Minister to the chamber, many pupils had already returned without appropriate actions being taken or plans outlined by the Department of Education. The […]

2022 will bring best opportunity for people to vote to deliver real change, says Long

The new year will bring the best opportunity for people to vote to deliver real change in our community in May’s Assembly election, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. Speaking during her New Year’s message, the Justice Minister also said, at a time when our community faces huge challenges, whether due to COVID, climate […]

Greenway lighting scheme will allow residents to use route in darker times, says McReynolds

A lighting scheme for the Comber Greenway will allow residents of East Belfast and beyond the opportunity to make use of the route during darker months, Alliance East Belfast representative Peter McReynolds has said. Councillor McReynolds was speaking after the Department for Infrastructure announced a pilot scheme to light the urban section of the greenway […]

Executive Climate Change Department could see Northern Ireland lead the way, says Tennyson

An Executive Department for Climate Change could see Northern Ireland lead the way with targets to combat the climate crisis, Alliance Climate Change spokesperson Eóin Tennyson has said. A recent report by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee suggested a climate change commissioner to scrutinise the Executive. However, Eóin said a specific […]

Help us drive change and ban hunting wild mammals with dogs, says Brown

The Alliance Party has launched a petition aiming to garner support to outlaw hunting wild mammals with dogs – a move Councillor Patrick Brown has said is long overdue. Speaking ahead of the annual Boxing Day hunts, the Alliance Party’s animal welfare spokesperson spoke of his disappointment that another year has gone by without the […]

Active travel opportunities must be enhanced and promoted, says McAllister

North Belfast’s cycling infrastructure remains seriously underdeveloped, Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said, as she called on Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon to implement plans that will actually make a difference. Nuala – the Alliance Party’s active travel spokesperson – said the problems are so bad that there is no way to safely access the city […]

A Green New Deal will tackle rising energy costs, says Donnelly

Retrofitting all social housing and giving grants to retrofit private homes with energy efficiency measures would be a major step towards helping people get through the current crisis of rising energy costs, Alliance’s Danny Donnelly has said. Danny, who was recently appointed the party’s Biodiversity and Green Energy spokesperson, said Alliance’s Green New Deal plan, […]

Frost resignation should be opportunity for more pragmatic approach says Alliance

Alliance Party Deputy Leader, Stephen Farry MP, has responded to the resignation of Lord Frost as the UK’s Brexit negotiator and expressed his hope that this would lead to a more pragmatic and constructive approach, but warned that a more confrontational approach would be hugely damaging and unsustainable. Stephen Farry stated: “It is far from […]