Finance Minister must consider range of measures to assist businesses through coronavirus crisis

The Finance Minister must consider a range of measures to assist businesses encountering a downturn in trade as a result of coronavirus, Alliance Finance spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said. North Down MLA Mr Muir said a number of businesses currently experiencing difficult times due to the spread of coronavirus, action from Conor Murphy such […]

Muir says action needs to happen quickly to save jobs affected by Flybe administration

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said action needs to be taken quickly to save jobs affected by Flybe going into administration. Mr Muir was speaking following a rally by Flybe and Belfast City Airport Swissport staff at Parliament Buildings, before meeting representatives of workers under threat of redundancy following the airline falling into […]

Change of legislation needed to promote active lifestyles, says Muir

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said if we are to properly promote active lifestyles, there needs to be a change of legislation to help organisers of sporting events. The North Down MLA was speaking after meeting with Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon, alongside representatives from Athletics Northern Ireland, Triathlon Ireland and the Northern Ireland […]

Public inquiry needed into illegal waste dumping, say Alliance Councillors

Alliance Derry City and Strabane Councillors Philip McKinney and Rachael Ferguson have said a public inquiry is needed into the dumping of illegal waste on the Mobuoy site. Councillor McKinney and Councillor Ferguson were speaking after a visit from colleague Andrew Muir, Alliance’s Infrastructure spokesperson, to the local area on a range of issues. They […]

Muir extremely concerned over claims of Translink viability

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said he is extremely concerned after a senior civil servant said the viability of Translink was in jeopardy. The Department for Infrastructure’s John McGrath told the Assembly’s Infrastructure Committee while the company had managed to maintain the rail and bus network, it was “running out of options” financially. […]

Major concerns about business rates revaluation – Muir

Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said the current rates revaluation of businesses will cause considerable difficulty for many. Andrew Muir said: “Across Northern Ireland, around 74,000 businesses will have their Net Annual Valuation reassessed to allow for their annual rates bill to be calculated. Land and Property Services has now published the draft list of […]