Bradshaw hopes amendments will go some way toward the truth recovery process

Alliance Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the endorsement by the Assembly of her amendments to the Preservation of Documents (Historical Institutions) Bill. The changes will help ensure documents relating to the 27 bodies of babies bequeathed to Queen’s University for medical research from mother and baby homes and other institutions will be […]

Good day for fairness and equality, says Lyttle, as Bill removing religious discrimination against teachers passes Assembly

It is a good day for fairness and equality, Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said, following the successful completion of his Bill to remove the exclusion of teachers from fair employment legislation. The outgoing East Belfast MLA was speaking after his Private Member’s Bill passed its final stage in the Assembly, one of the final […]

Spring Statement does little for most vulnerable or address climate change, says Farry

The Chancellor’s Spring Statement does little for the most vulnerable in society and doesn’t address climate change, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The Alliance Deputy Leader was speaking after Rishi Sunak delivered the statement in the House of Commons. The North Down MP said beyond “headline-grabbing announcements,” there was little of substance for those […]

Important we remember all lives lost to terrorism here and further afield, says Eastwood

It is important we remember all the lives lost to terrorism here and further afield, Alliance’s Sorcha Eastwood has said. The Alliance Legacy spokesperson was speaking on European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism. She said it is vital to send a message of people standing united in the face of terrorism. “It important […]

Long overdue apology an emotional day for victims, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said the apology to victims of historical institutional abuse, delivered on behalf of the Executive by Ministers from all five parties, is an emotional day for all affected. The South Belfast MLA was speaking ahead of the apology to victims and survivors, which will be delivered by Ministers and representatives […]

Update on DAERA Business Plan amounts to nothing short of environmental failure

Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said a business plan update from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) amounts to nothing short of “environmental failure”. Speaking after the update, which was presented to the AERA Committee today, the South Antrim MLA said the report was a catalogue of failures. “Included in […]

Blair: Northern Ireland remains the exception to ambition on delivering net-zero climate legislation

Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said Northern Ireland remains the “exception to ambition” when it comes to net-zero climate legislation. The South Antrim MLA was speaking following the final stage of the Climate Change Bill in the Assembly. Mr Blair said while he was pleased Northern Ireland was no longer the only European […]