Businesses need certainty in an uncertain time, says Dickson

Businesses in Northern Ireland need certainty in an uncertain time, Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said. The East Antrim MLA was speaking after the Assembly backed an Alliance amendment to a motion on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, calling on the UK Government and EU to work constructively within the context of the Northern Ireland Protocol […]

Dickson condemns those behind Carrickfergus attack

East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has condemned all those behind a suspected petrol bomb attack in the Carrickfergus area. Police are investigating motives for the attack on a home in Schomberg Court, where a woman and boy escaped injury. The Alliance representative said: “This attack on a woman and a boy is completely unacceptable and […]

Questions remain over Council involvement in DUP fundraiser

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said two local Councils involved in the latest DUP financial scandal now have questions to answer. Stewart Dickson, MLA for East Antrim, was speaking after it was confirmed DUP MP Ian Paisley would be forced to pay back money acquired from two local government authorities for a dinner which has […]

Consideration must be given to those with dementia and carers, says Dickson

We must ensure consideration is given to those with dementia and their carers, Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said. The East Antrim MLA was speaking during an Assembly debate on promoting dementia-friendly policies. The motion called for a recognition of the need to prioritise and enhance the health and well-being of people with dementia, including […]

Protocol isn’t perfect, but best way to protect GFA, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has called on the UK Government to honour its previous commitment to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, as the best way forward for Northern Ireland rather than risk irrevocable damage to the Good Friday Agreement. Speaking during an Assembly debate, Alliance Party MLAs argued that whilst what’s currently in place isn’t perfect, it […]

Dickson disappointed by Minister during Excluded meeting but retains hope for progress on issue

Alliance Economy spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has described as “disappointing” a meeting with the Economy Minister regarding traders excluded from her grant schemes, but said he hopes progress will still be made in achieving parity for them. Mr Dickson was speaking after meeting with Diane Dodds, alongside members of the Excluded NI group. The organisation […]

Dickson calls on Minister to act to protect workers’ redundancy pay

East Antrim Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has called on the Economy Minister to act urgently to protect workers facing redundancy, as the Government in London has confirmed it will legislate to ensure redundancy is calculated on the basis of contractual pay, rather than furlough pay. Mr Dickson commented: “I have been aware of this issue […]