Armstrong says nomination of integrated education groups well deserved

Alliance Integrated Education spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said a joint nomination of the Integrated Education Fund and Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education for the Nobel Peace Prize is well-deserved recognition of both organisations. The nomination of the IEF and NICIE for the prestigious award was made by a number of MPs, TDs and […]

Armstrong says nomination of integrated education groups well deserved

Alliance Integrated Education spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said a joint nomination of the Integrated Education Fund and Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education for the Nobel Peace Prize is well-deserved recognition of both organisations. The nomination of the IEF and NICIE for the prestigious award was made by a number of MPs, TDs and […]

Alliance writes to Parliamentary Commissioner urging Paisley investigation

Alliance Chief Whip Kellie Armstrong MLA has written to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards urging an investigation after new allegations were made about Ian Paisley MP. It follows allegations Mr Paisley took two further holidays to the Maldives, neither of which appeared on his register of interests, and which came a number of months after […]

Armstrong calls on Department Permanent Secretary to meet MLAs immediately over welfare reform mitigation

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has called on the Department for Communities Permanent Secretary to meet MLAs immediately over welfare reform mitigation measures, after she said she wouldn’t until after May’s Council election. Ms Armstrong was speaking after receiving a letter from Tracy Meharg, following her Department’s review of welfare mitigation funding. Mitigation measures are currently […]

Armstrong says death of teenagers heart-breaking

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said the death of three teenagers following an incident at a hotel in Cookstown is “heart-breaking”. Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old died following reports of a crush among young people waiting to get into a St Patrick’s Day party at the Greenvale Hotel. A number of others have also been […]

Armstrong celebrates #BalanceforBetter this International Women’s Day

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has praised the efforts of women in politics across Northern Ireland in keeping dialogue open between all parties. Celebrating International Women’s Day, Kellie – the newly elected Deputy Chair of the NI Assembly Women’s Caucus – said that while today places a focus on women, it’s the ongoing work of women […]

Alliance Seeking Assurances around Local Post-Primary Transfer

A local Alliance Party delegation this week met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education, Derek Baker, and senior officials to discuss preparations for the post-primary transfer in North Down this year and a range of other education issues. The delegation comprised Stephen Farry MLA, Kellie Armstrong MLA, Chris Lyttle MLA, Cllr Karen […]

Welfare of people replaced by operational performance on benefits, says Armstrong

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said welfare of people has been replaced by operational performance, following a meeting with the Department for Communities. The Strangford MLA was speaking after meeting with the Permanent Secretary and senior members of the Department for Communities about both PIP and Universal Credit. She said she was disappointed the Civil […]