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 […]

Dickson says legacy inquest funding welcome but process should have begun years ago

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said while he welcomes the announcement of additional funding for legacy inquests, the process should have begun several years ago. Mr Dickson was speaking after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new funding to deal with outstanding legacy cases over the next six years. It follows work carried […]

Dickson expresses shock after murder investigation launched

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has expressed his shock after police launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in Co Antrim. The deceased was found in his home on the Church Road in Glenwherry around 1pm today (Tuesday). It is understood he had been shot and had been discovered by a neighbour. […]

Dickson says restriction of Bill disgraceful

Stewart Dickson MLA has said a move to restrict the scope of a Bill potentially reforming abortion law in Northern Ireland to appease the DUP is “disgraceful”. Labour MP Stella Creasy had intended to bring an amendment to the draft Domestic Abuse Bill but said its scope had been restricted, which then prevented her bringing […]

Dickson criticises parties over Immigration Bill

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said it is “shameful” the DUP supported a Government Bill designed to end of freedom of movement after the UK leaves the EU. Mr Dickson also said the Labour Party “disgracefully” only introduced a one-line whip on the matter, ensuring the Government was victorious. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination […]

Dickson condems shooting in Warrenpoint

Alliance Justice Spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has urged anyone with information following a fatal shooting in Warrenpoint to speak to the PSNI immediately. A man was killed and a woman critically injured in the attack in the Lower Dromore Road area. He added: “This is an absolutely vile attack which will have left the local […]

Dickson praises emergency services after weapons find

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has praised the emergency services following a major weapons find in West Belfast. The haul, which included two AK47s, two sawn-off shotguns, a rifle, three pipebombs and ammunition, was discovered after police attended the scene of a fire in a boiler house in Rodney Drive. Police believe the weapons […]