Today an historic day for Northern Ireland following passage of Integrated Education Bill, says Armstrong

Today is an historic day for the entirety of Northern Ireland following the passing of the Integrated Education Bill, Alliance’s Kellie Armstrong MLA has said. The Strangford MLA was speaking after her Bill passed the Assembly 49 votes to 38, despite the DUP, TUV, UUP and one independent unionist voting against. The Bill, which will […]

O’Lynn says we must Break the Bias on International Women’s Day

Alliance’s Patricia O’Lynn has said we must do all we can to Break the Bias for future generations, as she celebrated International Women’s Day. Speaking shortly after she addressed the Alliance Party’s conference, the Party’s North Antrim candidate said she felt real pride in stepping forward and adding her voice to an often male-orientated political […]

Urgent measures needed to support households through cost of living crisis, says Muir, as Alliance releases policy proposals

Urgent measures must be taken by the Assembly and Westminster to support households through the cost of living crisis, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. North Down MLA Mr Muir was speaking as Alliance launched a series of proposals aimed at addressing the cost of living crisis. It includes a home heating support grant voucher […]

Dunmurry Manor review outcome re-emphasises need for independent care home regulator, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the report into the handling of complaints about safeguarding and care at Dunmurry Manor Care Home reinforces the need for a fully independent care home regulator. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after the publication of the independent report. It found Dunmurry Manor’s owner, Runwood Homes, as […]

Women’s health strategy needed to improve endometriosis care, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for a women’s health strategy to help address extended waiting times for endometriosis diagnosis. Her comments coincide with the beginning of Endometriosis Action Month, which promotes the need for positive changes and tangible actions for those who suffer from the condition. “It is disgraceful women here are […]

Latest UN assessment of global warming damning indictment of political failure, says Farry

The latest UN assessment of global warming is a damning indictment of political failure, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. Dr Farry was speaking after the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which stated many of the impacts of the climate crisis are now irreversible, although a brief window of time […]

Document shows health is Alliance’s top priority, says Bradshaw

Alliance has launched its policies and priorities document for health and social care in the coming Assembly mandate, with party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA saying its range of commitments across all Departments would prioritise health and well-being. The document outlines the changes needed to the health service in order to transform it, with every […]

Russian invasion of Ukraine requires strong sanctions and humanitarian response

Alliance Party Deputy Leader, Stephen Farry MP, has described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a blatant act of aggression. He has stressed the urgent need for comprehensive sanctions against the Putin regime, and called for the UK to play a leadership role in a genuine collective approach in addressing the inevitable humanitarian and refugee […]