Scottish model offers route to justice for Northern Ireland victims and survivors of historical abuse, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said developments in Scotland may offer a way for fast compensation for elderly or infirm victims of Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland, and called on the Secretary of State to act. The Scottish Government will fast track payments to victims and survivors of care homes there in […]

Ford praises progress at Maghaberry Prison

Former Justice Minister David Ford has congratulated the staff at Maghaberry Prison and the leadership of the Northern Ireland Prison Service on recent progress at the prison which was reported in the latest inspection report from CJINI and HMIP. David Ford said: “I set up the Prison Review Team shortly after I became Minister and […]

Bradshaw encourages public response to rape trials consultation

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has encouraged the public to respond to a consultation on the handling of trials involving rape and other serious sexual offences. Sir John Gillen’s series of recommendations in a preliminary report include banning members of the public from such trials and making the accused anonymous until they are charged with any […]