Passage of reservoir legislation matter of life and death, says Muir

The passage of legislation allowing the Infrastructure Minister to deal with a number of reservoirs where urgent interventions are required is a matter of life and death, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. The party’s Infrastructure spokesperson was speaking after the Transfers of Functions Bill was approved by MLAs in the Assembly today. It is […]

Green New Deal could help us avoid repeating effects of pandemic, say Muir as Assembly motion passes

A Green New Deal for Northern Ireland could help our society avoid repeating the effects of the COVID crisis, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. The North Down MLA was speaking after the Assembly backed an Alliance motion calling for the Executive to introduce such a policy. It would tackle the climate emergency through transforming […]

Muir criticises Executive Office for failure to take key decisions

Alliance North Down MLA Andrew Muir has criticised the Executive Office for failing to move forward on a number of significant issues. Highlighting the concerns of post-RHI reform and the removal of flammable cladding from high-rise buildings, Mr Muir, the Party’s Finance Spokesperson, said there was “no excuse” to continue blocking these decisions Mr Muir […]

North Down representatives invite Environment Minister to see anti-social behaviour problems first-hand

North Down Alliance representatives have called upon Environment Minister Edwin Poots to take more action to address the range of problems occurring at Helen’s Bay beach, inviting him to visit the site to see first-hand the problems being endured by local residents. North Down MP Stephen Farry, MLA Andrew Muir and party Councillors Gillian Greer […]

Time to get a move on with special events on roads review, says Muir

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has criticised the Department for Infrastructure’s failure to respond to the review of special events on roads legislation prior to COVID-19 restrictions being eased. The Assembly passed legislation in 2017 giving local authorities the power to approve the closure of roads for holding special events such as sport races. […]

Alliance representatives meet with Minister to discuss park and ride and greenway plans

Alliance representatives have met with the Infrastructure Minister to discuss recently announced plans regarding the proposed Tillysburn Park and Ride and the Sydenham Greenway. The meeting, which was attended by party representatives from East Belfast and North Down, including Chris Lyttle MLA, Andrew Muir MLA and Councillors Gillian Greer, Martin McRandal, Ross McMullan and Sian […]

Muir calls for Cost of Division to be top priority for Fiscal Council

Alliance Finance Spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has welcomed the establishment of a Fiscal Council for Northern Ireland with a Fiscal Commission also to commence specific programme of work. The Fiscal Council was announced recently by the Finance Minister will be a permanent, independent body charged with bringing transparency and scrutiny to the Executive Finances. Mr […]