Stormont House legacy proposals best and last opportunity to deal with the past, says Farry

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) proposals are the best and last opportunity to deal with the legacy of the past.Dr Farry was speaking as Alliance finalised its response to the UK Government’s consultation on addressing the past. However, he indicated there still needed to be some changes […]

Ford warns aspects of dealing with past still need urgently resolved

Alliance MLA David Ford has welcomed publication of the UK Government’s consultation on legacy aspects of the Stormont House Agreement but warned vital aspects of dealing with the past are still to be resolved. Mr Ford was speaking after the Government announced the document, entitled Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past, will be released […]

Vital Government proceeds with legacy consultation, stresses Farry

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said it is vital the UK Government proceeds with its proposed consultation on the legacy aspects of the Stormont House Agreement. Dr Farry said a renewed discussion around a potential statute of limitations for soldiers accused of illegal killings here during the Troubles was inappropriate and at odds […]

Ford welcomes High Court ruling on former First Minister’s legacy funding decision

Alliance MLA David Ford has welcomed a High Court ruling that the former First Minister’s decision to block funding for a plan to deal with legacy inquests was “unlawful and flawed”. Ex-Justice Minister Mr Ford was speaking after a High Court judge said Arlene Foster’s decision, that £150 million allocated as part of the Stormont […]