Urgent action required to prevent further fish kills, says Blair

Urgent action is required to prevent further repeats of fish kills after a reported incident at Three Mile Water, Alliance South Antrim MLA John Blair has said. The Environment spokesperson was speaking after requesting agreement from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to investigate the incident, which took in his South Antrim […]

We need to protect our natural environment, says Mathison

Alliance Strangford representatives have welcomed the recent withdrawal of a planning application to redevelop Tullynagardy Wood in Newtownards. Councillor Nick Mathison – newly selected constituency representative – and Kellie Armstrong MLA want to see the ancient woodland protected after it was recently subjected to a planning application for car parking and vehicular access, with the […]

Green New Deal could help us avoid repeating effects of pandemic, say Muir as Assembly motion passes

A Green New Deal for Northern Ireland could help our society avoid repeating the effects of the COVID crisis, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. The North Down MLA was speaking after the Assembly backed an Alliance motion calling for the Executive to introduce such a policy. It would tackle the climate emergency through transforming […]

We cannot repeat pandemic mistakes when tackling climate emergency, says Blair

We cannot repeat mistakes seen throughout the pandemic when it comes to tackling the climate emergency, Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said. Mr Blair was speaking after the latest stage of the Climate Change Bill in the Assembly, which has been co-sponsored by Alliance alongside the other main parties except the DUP. He […]

Creation of 50,000 new jobs over decade would move us towards sustainable economy, says Long, as Alliance launches Green New Deal

The creation of 50,000 new jobs over the next decade would help Northern Ireland move towards a sustainable and green economy, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. The call comes as the party launches its Alliance Green New Deal, a major policy document designed to tackle not only the climate emergency but a range […]