Government needs to tackle loyalist paramilitaries as it does dissident republicans, says Eastwood

The UK Government needs to tackle loyalist paramilitaries the same way it does dissident republicans, Alliance’s Sorcha Eastwood has said. Councillor Eastwood was speaking after media reports the UVF had issued a warning it was ‘actively planning’ on targeting Irish politicians and officials in Northern Ireland. It comes in the wake of a security alert […]

McAllister says those behind security alert will not drag us back to the past

Alliance North Belfast representative Nuala McAllister has said those behind a security alert in North Belfast will not drag us back to the past, despite their actions. Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney was addressing an event at the Houben Centre on the Crumlin Road when the centre was evacuated. A funeral at the nearby […]

Alliance’s Matt Beaumont Condemns the Erecting of Sectarian Posters on Remembrance Day

Alliance’s Fermanagh and South Tyrone Assembly candidate, Matt Beaumont has said the erecting of sectarian posters on Remembrance Day, close to the town’s war memorial, is a highly offensive act.   “It is absolutely mind boggling and highly offensive that anyone would carry out this stupid act, which achieves nothing except increasing tensions in the […]

DUP needs to condemn representative’s comments about local asylum seekers, says Dickson

The DUP needs to condemn comments by a local representative in relation to asylum seekers in Carrickfergus, Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has said. Mr Dickson was speaking following comments by DUP Councillor Marc Collins about a number of people who have been placed in the Loughshore Hotel in the town by the Home […]

Attacks on culture are wrong, says Beaumont

All attacks on culture are wrong, Alliance Fermanagh and South Tyrone representative Matt Beaumont has said, as he condemned the depiction of an Orange man hanging and the burning of flags on bonfires. Speaking after the orange effigy had been removed, Matt said: “Everyone has the right to celebrate their culture and there is absolutely […]