2022 will bring best opportunity for people to vote to deliver real change, says Long

The new year will bring the best opportunity for people to vote to deliver real change in our community in May’s Assembly election, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. Speaking during her New Year’s message, the Justice Minister also said, at a time when our community faces huge challenges, whether due to COVID, climate […]

Executive Climate Change Department could see Northern Ireland lead the way, says Tennyson

An Executive Department for Climate Change could see Northern Ireland lead the way with targets to combat the climate crisis, Alliance Climate Change spokesperson Eóin Tennyson has said. A recent report by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee suggested a climate change commissioner to scrutinise the Executive. However, Eóin said a specific […]

Continuing binary cross-community designation and voting system at Assembly slap in the face for others, says Armstrong

Continuing the binary cross-community designation and voting system at the Assembly is a slap in the face for the growing number of people who don’t identify as either unionist or nationalist, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said. The Strangford MLA was speaking ahead of an Alliance motion to the Assembly this Tuesday (October 19), which calls for a replacement […]

Gray welcomes passing of legislation allowing for remote Council meetings to continue

Alliance Councillor Lauren Gray has welcomed the passing of Assembly legislation allowing for remote Council meetings to continue. The Department for Communities had allowed the legislation letting Council meetings to take place online or in a hybrid model to lapse at the end of May, meaning for the past six weeks Councils across Northern Ireland […]

Armstrong disappointed no unambiguous or unequivocal apology from Sinn Féin

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said she is disappointed no “unambiguous or unequivocal apology” has come from Sinn Féin in relation to their actions at the Bobby Storey funeral. The Strangford MLA was speaking after participating in an Assembly motion to censure Sinn Féin Ministers, after the Public Prosecution Service announced earlier this week there […]

Constant inaction from Executive Office allowing abuse of flags, identity, culture and tradition to divide, says Bradshaw

Constant inaction from the Executive Office is allowing the abuse of flags, memorials, language and heritage to continue to perpetuate divides here rather than promote our common cultures, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said. The South Belfast representative was speaking ahead of bringing an Alliance motion to the Assembly on Monday (March 22). It calls […]

Damages Bill set to tackle on-going delays, says Dickson

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has welcomed the introduction of the Damages Bill to the Assembly, commending the Justice Minister for bringing for this “important legislation”. Speaking after the bill was brought forward on Monday, Mr Dickson said it was needed to tackle on-going delays to personal-injury claims. Once law it will allow those claimants who […]