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, […]

Politicians have a duty to stand up for minorities, says Donnelly, after DUP’s social media post

Politicians have a duty to stand up for the inclusion of minorities, Alliance West Tyrone representative Councillor Stephen Donnelly has said, after a local DUP MLA shared “malicious anti-LGBT propaganda” on social media. DUP West Tyrone MLA Tom Buchanan shared the post from a woman who claimed she was gay until she became a Christian. […]

Donnelly says focus must be on regeneration after pandemic

The focus across West Tyrone must be on regenerating town centres and allowing villages to prosper after the pandemic, Alliance’s Stephen Donnelly has said.   Councillor Donnelly, recently selected as Alliance’s West Tyrone spokesperson, said towns and villages throughout the constituency had been deeply damaged by the effects of COVID-19 and its consequences but as […]

International Men’s Day about changing roles and responsibilities of men

Alliance West Tyrone General Election candidate Stephen Donnelly has said International Men’s Day should be about acknowledging the changing roles and responsibilities of men in modern society. Councillor Donnelly said important issues such as mental health, suicide among males, educational attainment and toxic masculinity should be talked about in order to break the taboo around many […]

West Tyrone deserves active representation to fight Brexit – Donnelly

The Alliance Party general election candidate for West Tyrone will be Councillor Stephen Donnelly. Speaking after his selection as candidate Councillor Donnelly said: “West Tyrone voted heavily to remain in the European Union and deserves active representation in opposition to Brexit and in favour of a People’s Vote. “As a rural border constituency, and highly […]

Alliance pledges to continuing working with people of Omagh on issues

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has pledged her party will continue to engage with the people of Omagh on a range of issues, following a number of meetings in the area.Mrs Long was speaking after leading an Alliance delegation, including recently selected Omagh candidate for next May’s Council election Stephen Donnelly, along with party MLAs […]