The UK Government now needs to apologise for the actions of the Army in the Ballymurphy massacre after a coroner ruled they were ‘entirely innocent of any wrongdoing,’ Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said.
Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the publication of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s submission on the Severe Fatal Impairment Bill, which clarifies that the Bill is incompatible with the UK’s international human rights obligations and with Northern Irish law.
We cannot repeat mistakes seen throughout the pandemic when it comes to tackling the climate emergency, Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said.
Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has said he is frustrated after the Economy Minister showed “disinterest” in the continuation of the Erasmus programme for students in Northern Ireland.
Alliance South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has said there must be no further delay on minority language and culture legislation being brought forward by the Executive, despite ongoing leadership changes in Unionist parties.
Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has told the Secretary of State the briefing to media about UK Government plans to rule out future prosecutions in Troubles-related cases showed a “callous and cavalier attitude” towards the victims and survivors of the Troubles.
There is a need to balance the requests of those selling alcohol with the health of the community, Alliance Communities spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said.
Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the assurance Pfizer and Moderna vaccine supplies will suffice to complete the vaccination programme among younger adults.
Alliance representative Jackie Coade has commended all those involved in dealing with an exploded pipe bomb type device in Newry.