Government legacy plans undermine rule of law, says Farry

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has expressed “deep concern” at proposals by the UK Government to stop prosecutions of Army veterans here. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the pledge on what he called “vexatious” allegations during the Queen’s Speech. Dr Farry said it could have potential implications for the Stormont House Agreement and  the UK’s human […]

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 […]

Secretary of State now needs to show actions and not just words, says Long

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said the Secretary of State has to now show “actions and not just words” to restore confidence in her, after she apologised for her comments around legacy. The apology followed Karen Bradley’s statement yesterday, in which she said killings by the police and military during the Troubles were not […]

Secretary of State comments unwarranted and unjustifiable political interference, says Long

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said comments by the Secretary of State represent an “unwarranted and unjustifiable act of political interference” in the justice system, and undermine the rule of law, after she said killings at the hands of security forces during the Troubles were not crimes. Speaking in the House of Commons today, […]

Dickson says legacy inquest funding welcome but process should have begun years ago

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said while he welcomes the announcement of additional funding for legacy inquests, the process should have begun several years ago. Mr Dickson was speaking after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new funding to deal with outstanding legacy cases over the next six years. It follows work carried […]