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 […]

Long: Removing profits an important tool in fight against organised crime

Removing the proceeds of crime is a powerful tool when it comes to disrupting the activities of organised crime groups, Naomi Long has said. The Alliance Justice Minister was speaking as she begins the process of bringing Northern Ireland into line with legislative provisions elsewhere. Four Northern Ireland codes of practice issued under the Proceeds of […]

Long tells Secretary of State media briefing on amnesty showed callous and cavalier attitude towards victims and survivors

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has told the Secretary of State the briefing to media about UK Government plans to rule out future prosecutions in Troubles-related cases showed a “callous and cavalier attitude” towards the victims and survivors of the Troubles. Mrs Long made the comments to Brandon Lewis during a meeting today ahead of […]

Long: Today’s announcement an important milestone for victims and survivors

Alliance Justice Minister Naomi Long MLA has welcomed today’s announcement by Mr Justice McAlinden of his intention to open the Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme for applications from 30 June 2021. She said: “I have said from the outset, when I agreed my Department could be designated to administer the scheme, I shared the frustration of […]

Creation of 50,000 new jobs over decade would move us towards sustainable economy, says Long, as Alliance launches Green New Deal

The creation of 50,000 new jobs over the next decade would help Northern Ireland move towards a sustainable and green economy, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. The call comes as the party launches its Alliance Green New Deal, a major policy document designed to tackle not only the climate emergency but a range […]

Long expresses condolences following death of Prince Philip

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has expressed her condolences after Buckingham Palace announced the death of HRH Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving royal consort in British history, leaving four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. “My thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this very sad time,” said Mrs […]