Decisions over future of non-domestic RHI scheme unable to be taken due to DUP Executive collapse, says Dickson

Decisions over the future of the non-domestic RHI scheme cannot be taken thanks to the DUP’s collapsing of the Executive, Alliance’s Stewart Dickson MLA has said. Mr Dickson was speaking after receiving confirmation from the Economy Minister decision-making has stalled in relation to the scheme. The Alliance MLA had enquired when Gordon Lyons intended to […]

No further support for DJs and musicians impacted by COVID

Alliance Communities Spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said she is disappointed after it was confirmed no further financial support would be offered to DJs, musicians and all those involved in large scale events, after COVID restrictions prevented them from working. The MLA for Strangford was speaking after she made a formal request to the Minister […]

Bradshaw encourages open conversations on Sexual Health Week

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has encouraged people in Northern Ireland to have an open conversation about sex and sexual health, as Sexual Health Week takes place. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Talk Sex,’ with Ms Bradshaw saying the stigma around discussing sex contributes to poor sexual health, with many being too embarrassed to […]

Rise in cost of plastic bags could put some under mounting financial pressure, says Blair

The rise in cost of a single use plastic bag could put some people under mounting pressure in the midst of a pandemic and cost of living crisis, Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said. The South Antrim MLA was speaking during an Assembly debate on the issue. Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced […]

Introduction of retired prison officer services is repaying small part of debt, says Lyttle

The introduction of health and well-being support services for retired prison officers is repaying a small part of the debt our society owes to them, Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said. The East Belfast MLA was speaking after the announcement of the service for retired officers by Justice Minister Naomi Long. In conjunction with the […]

Cancer Strategy must be fully funded and part of the transformation agenda.

Alliance Party Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said that the ten-year Cancer Strategy for Northern Ireland must be fully funded by the Executive and part of a wider transformation of the Health Service to achieve its aims. Her comments coincide with World Cancer Day, which is marked annually on 4th February. “It is welcome that […]

Threats to Executive literally playing with people’s lives – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has warned that threats to the functioning of the Executive are literally playing with people’s lives, as there remains no budget settlement for health services emerging from the Pandemic. The South Belfast MLA stated: “We need to be very clear that with no budget set for health services emerging from […]