Muir welcomes decision to grant planning permission for North-South Interconnector

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has welcomed the granting of planning permission for the North-South Interconnector. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon gave the green light to the Northern Ireland part of the multi-million-pound project, which has already been okayed in the south. North Down MLA Mr Muir said it was welcome good news. “Increasing the […]

Muir welcomes move to aid delivery of infrastructure projects

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has welcomed the establishment of a Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure, but said there needs to be a wider focus from the Executive on delivery on such projects. Minister Nichola Mallon said the panel would help bring greener and more sustainable infrastructure but North Down MLA Mr Muir said […]

Special events legislation review a chance to promote active lifestyles, says Muir

A review into special events legislation is a chance to help promote active lifestyles, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. Mr Muir was speaking following the announcement of the review by Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. The legislation gives the power to local Councils to close roads so events such as street parties or sporting events […]

Executive must allocate additional funds without delay

Alliance Finance spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said an additional £600 million allocated to Northern Ireland to fight effects of the pandemic must be allocated without delay, as too many people continue to suffer the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Muir was speaking after the additional money was confirmed, expressing concern that with no […]

New legislation to reflect permanent shift in working patterns required, say Alliance MLAs

Alliance Economy spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA and Infrastructure and Finance spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA have called on Stormont Ministers to consider major new legislation in response to changes in working patterns that have been accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst key workers have continued to keep commuting, the number of people working from home in […]