# Alliance

Last month
May 2023
# The North
‘Sinn Féin look unstoppable’: What next for NI's major parties after the local elections?
‘They are also on course to become the largest party south of the border at the next election there, that’s basically the set.’
# East Belfast GAA
Security alert at playing pitches used by East Belfast GAA condemned as 'utterly unacceptable'
‘Solidarity with East Belfast GAA and all those who use these facilities,’ tweeted Alliance leader Naomi Long.
# NI Local Elections
Kenya's 'Derry Girl', a schoolboy, and an openly-gay 'Scouser': The changing faces of NI politics
Among the notable candidates to be elected was the SDLP’s Lilian Seenoi-Barr, who became the first black person to be elected to any office in Northern Ireland.
# NI Local Elections
On the election trail in Belfast: Local issues take back seat as Stormont stalemate looms large
On the canvass trail with representatives from four different parties, the lack of an executive was the overarching theme.
# poster vandalism
'What have I done to deserve that?': NI local election candidates on poster vandalism
‘As a candidate, it is hard to tell yourself that it’s not really you they are going after, it’s the party.’
This year
# Alliance
Russia warns of 'countermeasures' after Finland becomes 31st member of Nato
Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine prompted Finland – and its neighbour Sweden – to drop decades of non-alignment.
# gfa 25
'The DUP won't be celebrating': Why do a majority of unionists oppose the Good Friday Agreement?
The 25th anniversary won’t be a cause of celebration for everyone.
# Stormont
Sinn Féin and DUP both rise in new Northern Ireland opinion poll
The poll put support for Sinn Féin at 30.6% and DUP at 23.9%.
# Alliance
Finland may join Nato without Sweden over Turkey's opposition
The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey has fewer problems with Finland joining than Sweden.
# naomi long
Alliance leader willing to test legality of Stormont’s ‘discriminatory’ voting system
It is understood Alliance has sought legal advice on whether the existing arrangements are human rights compliant.
Last year
# Dublin Airport
Pro-IRA chanting at Dublin Airport condemned
Footage of the incident was posted on social media on Saturday.
# NI Protocol
DUP accuse SDLP, Alliance and Labour of being a 'pan-nationalist front' during Protocol debate
Jim Shannon’s comments were criticised by Alliance MP Stephen Farry, who called for Shannon to reflect on what he said.
# Defence
Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said it is the fastest accession process in the alliance’s history.
# Demands
Turkey’s Erdogan still against Finnish and Swedish Nato bids
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said meetings this week with Finnish and Swedish delegations had not been ‘at the expected level’.
# Stormont
Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP
Jeffrey Donaldson said that calling on the Northern Ireland Protocol to be implemented in full was ‘such folly’.
# Assembly election
SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election
Sinn Féin remains firmly on course to emerge as the largest Stormont party.
# Stormont
What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.
# Stormont
Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.
# Alliance
'We can't get any pitch facilities with lights' - All-Ireland champions set for new season
Galway camogie captain Sarah Dervan and Cork Ladies player Erika O’Shea are both calling for a merger in the GAA.
All time
# Germany
German parties agree three-way deal that paves way for successor to Merkel
Olaf Scholz of the centre-left Social Democrats is set become Germany’s new chancellor
# Northern Ireland
Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support
UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.
# Results
Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland
The latest results from the 18 constituencies in the North.
# uk election 19
For the first time, Northern Ireland has more nationalist than unionist MPs
There were gains for the SDLP, Alliance and Sinn Féin during a bad night for the DUP.
# The North
DUP wins most seats in the northern elections while the Alliance party makes major gains
The Alliance party, which claims to be neither nationalist or unionist, made the most gains in the election.
# The Troubles
Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'
Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.
# one for all
Trump says US is committed to NATO after allies commit to increase their spending
“The US were not treated fairly, but now we are. I believe in NATO.”
# Alliance
Finn Harps and Derry City to play friendly to raise funds for north-west flood victims
Almost 50 families in the region were left homeless following last week’s flash floods.
# Get smart fast
The Northern Ireland elections explained, in five controversies
Voters go to the polls tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.
# bailout buddies
Portugal's anti-austerity alliance is about to form a government
Communists, Greens and the Left Bloc have banded together to take power the majority.
# all together now
Group of Independents want to strip politicians of some power and revive rural Ireland
The group held talks today to discuss a possible alliance based on shared principles.
# delivery date
It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice
The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…
# go team
'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance
Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.
# Independent Revolution
Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'
Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.
Opinion: The left needs to form a stronger alliance – and soon
With rumours rife that the two old civil war parties will go into government following the next general election, the disparate elements of the left must come together.
# Fighting On
Belfast politicians vow not to be scared by "hand-delivered bullets"
The bullets were delivered to two politicians on Friday.
# Compromise
Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate
The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.
# Italy
Silvio Berlusconi invites former allies into alliance
Berlusconi reached out to the Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano to try to forge a political alliance to oppose his enemies on the left.
# world asthma day
National asthma programme will 'save lives'
The call comes on World Asthma Day, as an alliance is also formed to fight for better air quality in Ireland.
# Alliance
Galway GAA ties up five-year sponsorship deal with Supermacs
The county’s new jerseys were displayed at an event to announce the deal earlier this evening.
# hume street
Call for public meeting on future of iconic Hume Street building
An alliance of conservationists, artists, architects and local politicians have launched a campaign calling for an iconic Georgian building not to go into private ownership in Dublin.