UK Government’s shameful course of action will see paramilitaries no longer held to account, says Farry

The UK Government’s intention to prevent prosecutions of soldiers who committed crimes during the Troubles is a “shameful course of action” which will see paramilitaries no longer held accountable for their actions, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has said. Reports suggested the legislation will be announced in the Queen’s Speech next week, which could […]

North Down representatives invite Environment Minister to see anti-social behaviour problems first-hand

North Down Alliance representatives have called upon Environment Minister Edwin Poots to take more action to address the range of problems occurring at Helen’s Bay beach, inviting him to visit the site to see first-hand the problems being endured by local residents. North Down MP Stephen Farry, MLA Andrew Muir and party Councillors Gillian Greer […]

Michelle O’Neill needs to issue unreserved public apology over actions at Storey funeral, says Farry

Michelle O’Neill needs to issue an unreserved public apology regarding her actions at the Bobby Storey funeral, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has said. The Public Prosecution Service announced it was not recommending prosecution for anyone in relation to the funeral, which saw 2,000 mourners attend at a time when strict limits were in […]

NIO dodging responsibilities on victims’ payment scheme, says Farry

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has accused the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) and UK Government of failing to act responsibly on the victims’ payment scheme. It comes after Secretary of State Brandon Lewis suggested money set aside for legacy in the New Decade, New Approach deal could be used to fund pension payments for Troubles’ victims. “This scheme […]

Deadline for EU residents should be removed urgently, say Long and Farry

The impending deadline for applications for EU residents and ‘frontier workers’ to remain in the UK should be removed urgently, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA and Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP have said. They have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel, urging them to scrap the deadline for applications, currently […]

Farry calls for Government creativity to fix Protocol with a UK-EU veterinary agreement

Alliance North Down MP Stephen Farry has written to the UK Government and EU Commission to suggest a UK-EU veterinary agreement, saying it would ease pressures caused by Brexit and help UK food exporters more generally. The Alliance Deputy Leader said if the Government was prepared to reconsider one aspect of Brexit, it could stop […]

UK Government and EU Commission need to address trade flow problems, says Farry

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has called for the European Commission and the UK Government to jointly address some of the issues currently affecting trade flows into Northern Ireland, through additional flexibilities and derogations. The North Down MP said some problems being experienced had arose from a lack of planning and information given on short notice, […]