Blair says criticism of police response to flute band incident risks fuelling false notions

Alliance Policing Board member John Blair MLA has said unionist parties criticising the police response to a flute band who wore Parachute Regiment insignia at a parade in Derry-Londonderry risks undermining the work of the PSNI and fuelling false notions of two-tier policing. Mr Blair was speaking after the DUP and UUP met with police […]

Blair welcomes DAERA natural environment push

Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has welcomed the creation of a new £400,000 environment fund by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), aiming to more easily connect people to the natural environment. The Environmental Challenge Competition is open to local councils and not-for-profit organisations who want to apply for funding for […]

Stormont House proposals best way of dealing with legacy, Blair tells Chief Constable

The Stormont House Agreement proposals are the best way of dealing with the legacy of the past, Alliance MLA John Blair has told the new PSNI Chief Constable. Alliance Policing Board member Mr Blair was speaking after attending an introductory meeting with Simon Byrne, alongside party colleagues Stephen Farry MLA and Councillor Sorcha Eastwood. Mr […]