Essential Executive has comprehensive plan to tackle issues related to pandemic, Brexit and other matters, says Muir

It is essential the Executive has a comprehensive plan to tackle the issues relating to the pandemic, Brexit and other issues over the next year, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. Mr Muir was speaking after an Assembly debate on the need for a recovery and investment strategy, post-COVID-19. He said there was a unique […]

Muir alarmed by Finance Minister’s COVID-19 funding announcement

Alliance Finance Spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has raised concerns after the Finance Minister announced the Executive has less than two months remaining to allocate £250m of COVID-19 funding. In a statement to the Assembly, the Finance Minister confirmed that he had not been granted additional flexibility by the Treasury to carry forward COVID-19 funding received […]

Armstrong delighted after Assembly backs her remote participation suggestion

Alliance Chief Whip Kellie Armstrong has said she is delighted after the Assembly backed her suggestion to allow MLAs to take part in plenary debate remotely. Last month, the Strangford MLA wrote to the Assembly’s Committee for Procedures, as the current software system in Parliament Buildings allows for MLAs to take part in Committees remotely […]

Lyttle submits Assembly recall petition, urging Education Minister to give statement on school issues

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has submitted an Assembly recall petition for the Education Minister to give an urgent statement on the safety of and contingency for school restart, transfer tests and examinations in January. The Chair of the Education Committee has submitted a recall petition, which 30 MLAs must sign in order to […]

Alliance: No woman should suffer abuse in silence

Alliance Party MLAs have come together to say enough is enough on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as concerns continue to grow on the impact on women throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Kick starting 16 days of activism, MLAs Naomi Long, Paula Bradshaw and Kellie Armstrong have said it is up to […]

Bradshaw: Terms of Reference for research into historical clerical child abuse taking too long

Alliance Party MLA Paula Bradshaw has said she is disappointed after it was revealed the Terms of Reference for research into Historical Clerical Child Abuse have not been signed off to date. The MLA for South Belfast questioned the Executive Office on Monday, when it became clear the Terms of Reference had not been dealt […]

Long announces new Alliance spokespersons

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has announced the party’s spokespersons for the new Assembly mandate, saying the party’s representatives will continue working to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland.   Chris Lyttle will continue as Alliance Education spokesperson, chairing the Assembly’s Education Committee, while Paula Bradshaw will remain as Health spokesperson and also take up […]