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# Alliance party

Last month
May 2023
'This isn't about bin collections': Weary Northern Ireland to vote in decisive election
A report by
Eimer McAuley
The Alliance party looks set to emerge as the third biggest party at local government level.
Today, voters across Northern Ireland will head to the polls to have their say in the first local council elections since 2019.
"This isn't about getting your bins collected. This is about the current form of Government in Northern Ireland, and the ongoing impasse."
Eimer McAuley reports on the issues being raised on the doorsteps.
'Wise up': Derry Girls actor channels Sister Michael to blast 'ignorance' of Stormont deadlock
On the election trail in Belfast: Local issues take back seat as Stormont stalemate looms large
Last year
# Deadline Day
Bertie Ahern: ‘Sad day’ for people of Northern Ireland as they face another election
The former Taoiseach said an election will not ‘change a damn thing’ because the Northern Ireland Protocol is not even on the agenda.
Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.
# Assembly election
DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive
British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis is set to meet with the leaders of the Stormont parties tomorrow.
# Assembly election
Here's how much the North's parties spent on ads on Facebook ahead of the Assembly election
Over £30,000 has been spent by the five main parties during the election campaign.
# Stormont Elections
Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate
The leaders of the five largest parties in Northern Ireland participated in the UTV Election Debate show.
All time
# covid19
Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism
Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.
# New Rules
Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North
For the first time in years, many races in Northern Ireland are proving difficult to predict.
# Sylvia Hermon
The North's only independent MP is standing down - get set for a potentially nasty battle for her seat
Independent unionist Lady Sylvia Hermon is standing down as an MP.
# Northern Ireland
'We have real opportunities lying ahead': Hopes are high in the Alliance Party ahead of a UK general election
The party has enjoyed significant success by running on an anti-Brexit platform.
# new faces
Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats
The Alliance Party’s Naomi Long was elected with the DUP’s Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson of Sinn Féin.
# three week deadline
'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election
If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.
# following suit
Belfast City Council votes in favour of same-sex marriage
The vote went 38 in favour, 13 against with two abstentions.
# Fighting On
Belfast politicians vow not to be scared by "hand-delivered bullets"
The bullets were delivered to two politicians on Friday.
# Deadline Day
'Today is the last day in Belfast. Hope leaders seize it' - Haass urges progress as deadline looms
The final day of negotiations began at 10am this morning.
# Shooting
79-year-old man questioned over Newry shooting is released on bail
The 50-year-old victim was shot in the stomach and knee, and remains in a critical condition in hospital.
# Northern Ireland
Two petrol bombs thrown at Alliance Party East Belfast office
The party called the incident “an attack on democracy”.
# Northern Ireland
Polls open in Mid-Ulster to fill seat vacated by Martin McGuinness
A by-election is being held to fill the Westminster seat vacated by the Sinn Féin MLA last December.
# Union flag
Alliance Party calls for legislation on flags and emblems
The party said all permanent emblems should be subject to planning consent.
# Northern Ireland
Loyalists plan protests across North over new policy on Union flag
At least 21 peaceful protests are planned for 6pm this evening, in moves that could hamper commuters across NI.
# Violence
Alliance Party: "This was an attempt to kill police officers"
A gang of 15 men attacked an unmarked police car opposite the offices of an Alliance Party MP last night, as violence worsens in Belfast.
# Northern Ireland
House and car of Alliance Party councillor attacked in NI violence
The councillor urged those orchestrating recent attacks to stop “before somebody is killed”.
# Northern Ireland
Hillary Clinton condemns recent violence in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland’s leaders paid tribute to Clinton and her husband for their help building peace in the province.
# Northern Ireland
Pics: Protests in Belfast as council votes to restrict flying of Union flag
The city council has voted to restrict the flying of the Union flag to 15 days during the year. It has previously flown all year round.
# Derry
Condemnation for 'cowardly and callous' bomb explosions in Derry
Forensic examinations at the two scenes of the explosions last night will get underway this morning.
# Controversy
Backlash after DUP representative's criticism of GAA
Future Stormont minister Jim Wells’ criticism of the GAA for sanctioning misleading and inappropriate charitable collections has provoked a spirited response from the Alliance Party.
# Belfast
Republican supporters occupy Alliance Party HQ in Belfast
A number of people are reported to have staged a demonstration at the building in a protest over prison conditions.
# Adams
By-election being held to fill Gerry Adams' Westminster seat
The Sinn Féin president resigned the seat earlier this year in order to run for the Dáil where he now sits as a TD for Louth.
# Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont
Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.
# Northern assembly
All 108 Northern assembly seats filled as UUP leader labels Sinn Féin as 'scum'
Negotiations to form an executive are expected to get underway as the Ulster Unionist Party leader comes under fire for comments about Sinn Féin at a count centre.
# Elections
DUP and Sinn Féin in command as North's 'shambolic' assembly count resumes
There have been widespread delays in counting across the region with less than half of the assembly’s seats filled so far.