There should be no more delay for apology for victims and survivors, says Bradshaw

The First Minister and Deputy First Minister need to avoid any further delay in issuing an apology to the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said. South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw said while First Minister Arlene Foster had stated last week the Executive Office was close to appointing a […]

Protocol isn’t perfect, but best way to protect GFA, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has called on the UK Government to honour its previous commitment to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, as the best way forward for Northern Ireland rather than risk irrevocable damage to the Good Friday Agreement. Speaking during an Assembly debate, Alliance Party MLAs argued that whilst what’s currently in place isn’t perfect, it […]

It makes no sense to split Lisburn with COVID restrictions, says Eastwood

It makes no sense to split Lisburn in two over COVID-19 restrictions, Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood has said. The Alliance representative was speaking after Health Minister Robin Swann confirmed half the city – under the postcode BT28 – would be subject to restrictions, but the other half – effectively the other side of the city’s […]

Coade says caution and civic responsibility must be watchwords, ahead of new restrictions

Newry and Armagh Alliance representative Jackie Coade has said caution and civic responsibility must be the watchwords going forward, ahead of new restrictions being introduced in the BT60 postcode area. Health Minister Robin Swann announced the area will join the list of those where restrictions will occur on gatherings in private homes as of 5pm […]

Blair troubled by UK Government leaving out Northern Ireland in climate change assessment

Alliance Environmental spokesperson John Blair MLA has said it is deeply troubling to learn the UK Government did not include Northern Ireland when assessing a framework to combat climate change. Speaking during today’s meeting of the Assembly’s Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Committee meeting, Mr Blair quizzed DAERA officials on the Government’s […]

Bradshaw urges public to heed warnings as new restrictions introduced for areas

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has urged the public to heed the warnings around rising cases of coronavirus transmission as another area was added to the list of areas where extra restrictions are to be imposed. The postcode BT60 will join the list of areas where restrictions will occur on gatherings in private homes. […]

Greenway announcement another major step towards achieving local benefits, says Ferguson

Announcement of half the funding for a local greenway is another major step towards achieving huge benefits for the community here, Alliance Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said. Councillor Ferguson was speaking after a multi-million-pound funding package was announced to develop a number of greenway projects across Northern Ireland. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon unveiled the £2.8 […]

Armstrong says confirmation of clear face masks for health workers will make a real difference

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said confirmation thousands of clear face masks will soon be available to health professionals will make a “real difference” for many people here. Strangford MLA Ms Armstrong – who is partially deaf – has been campaigning for months for clear face coverings to be used where possible to help those […]