Derry rioting serves no purpose except disrupt the community

Alliance Party Justice spokesperson, Stewart Dickson MLA, has condemned those behind rioting in Derry / Londonderry.   Stewart Dickson said: “Once again we see violence on the streets and police officers attacked. There can be no excuse or justification for attacks on the police who were responding to reports of a suspicious object being found […]

Paramilitary threats to children reprehensible – Dickson

Alliance Party Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said threats of violence must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. He was speaking after graffiti appeared on a wall in West Belfast referring to the PSNI Chief Constable, Simon Byrne. Stewart Dickson said: “Whoever painted this threat on to a wall in West Belfast certainly […]

Dickson says no fault divorce reforms should also be introduced to Northern Ireland

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said Northern Ireland should also see reforms to its divorce laws after changes to the legislation in England and Wales were promised. ‘No fault’ divorce will be introduced in England and Wales as soon as parliamentary time allows, Justice Secretary David Gauke has stated, meaning an extension of […]

Dickson says dissident threats need removed immediately

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said threats made by dissident republicans against vehicle recovery firms working with police need removed immediately. Two companies have been targeted by arsonists recently, damaging several vehicles. It is believed threats have also been issued by dissidents towards firms. “This is a delinquent and vicious activity against people […]

Dickson participates in European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism at Parliament Buildings

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has taken part in an event to mark the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism at Parliament Buildings. Mr Dickson said he was moved to attend the event, which heard from various victims and survivors including Geraldine Ferguson, mother of Patrick Azimkar, Mervyn Lewers, a former police officer who […]