Long pays tribute to Bloody Sunday families and survivors on anniversary

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has paid tribute to the families of victims and to survivors of Bloody Sunday, on the 50th anniversary of the massacre. A number of Alliance representatives, including the party’s Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP and local elected representatives, participated in today’s memorial service in the Bogside – the area of […]

Ferguson calls for those behind Parachute Regiment flags to remove them

Alliance Foyle representative Councillor Rachael Ferguson has called on those who erected Parachute Regiment flags in Derry-Londonderry to remove them immediately, ahead of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. The flags appeared in the Newbuildings and Drumahoe areas over the weekend, a few days ahead of memorial events to the 14 people killed by the […]

Bradshaw says we must do all we can to provide access to truth and justice for victims, after Assembly backs Alliance amendment

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said we must do all we can to provide access to truth, justice and accountability for families of victims, after the Assembly backed an Alliance amendment to a motion on legacy issues. The amendment reiterated the Assembly’s opposition to UK Government plans for an amnesty for those being investigated over […]

Farry welcomes intervention of UN on Government’s legacy proposals

Alliance Party Deputy Leader, Stephen Farry MP, has welcomed the intervention of United Nations Human Rights experts in which they express concern at the UK Government’s legacy proposals. Following the intervention of the two experts – Fabián Salvioli, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and Morris Tidball-Binz, Special […]

High Court ruling a vindication for Omagh families, says Donnelly

A High Court ruling there was a ‘real prospect’ the Omagh bombing could have been prevented is a major vindication for the families, Alliance Councillor Stephen Donnelly has said. Mr Justice Mark Horner also called for an investigation on both sides of the border over the 1998 bombing, after a case brought by Michael Gallagher, […]

Ombudsman findings illustrate why amnesty proposals are bad idea, says Blair

The findings of a Police Ombudsman report into the murder of a Catholic teenager by the UDA is further evidence why the UK Government’s amnesty proposals are a bad idea, Alliance MLA John Blair has said. The Ombudsman found ‘significant failures’ in the police investigation into the killing of Damien Walsh in 1993, who died […]

Alliance will engage in legacy discussions but to fight against amnesty proposals, says Long

Alliance will engage in any discussions about the legacy process but with the desire to fight against the UK Government’s proposals for a Troubles amnesty, party Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. She was speaking during an Assembly debate on the UK Government’s legacy proposals, which would see an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related murder, […]

Alliance will continue to fight to ensure victims are focus of process, says Long

Alliance will continue to fight to ensure victims are the focus of the legacy process, party Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. Mrs Long was speaking after meeting Secretary of State Brandon Lewis and Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney alongside other Executive leaders to discuss legacy matters, including UK Government proposals for an amnesty […]

UK Government amnesty proposals assault on rule of law and human rights, says Farry

UK Government proposals on legacy are an assault on the rule of law and human rights, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has said. Dr Farry was speaking as the Secretary of State announced the statute of limitations, designed to end all prosecutions for Troubles-related cases pre-1998. The North Down MP said it was an […]