Alliance Councillor on Ards and North Down Council, Gillian Greer, has said she is bitterly disappointed that the Northern Ireland Hospice is not to receive a share of additional funding provided to hospices in England, Scotland and Wales.
There needs to be an increase in mental health and suicide prevention services for young people in particular, Alliance’s Chris Lyttle MLA has said.
Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the Health Minister’s warning his Department needs £661 million to maintain existing services and meet commitments shows the transformation of health and social care must speed up.
There is a need to end the categorisation of healthcare for trans people as mental and behavioural disorders, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said.
A shooting incident in the Stiloga Road area of Dungannon was reckless and could have had tragic consequences, Alliance representative for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Matthew Beaumont has said.
Alliance Leader Naomi Long has offered congratulations to the first same-sex couple to be married in Northern Ireland.
Alliance Councillor Billy Webb has welcomed Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s setting of its residential rates to 1.99 per cent, the lowest increase across Northern Ireland since the creation of the ‘super councils’ in 2015.
A huge burden on families across Antrim and Newtownabbey will be lifted with easier access to pre-worn school uniforms, Alliance’s Julian McGrath has said, after his proposal for a scheme providing them took a step closer to being realised.
There are far more pressing infrastructure needs in Northern Ireland than a proposed bridge to Scotland, Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir has said.