Alliance MLA for Strangford
Personal attacks on female politicians in the run up to last week’s Assembly election have been reported to police after one MLA received “graphic and disturbing images” during the weekend’s election count.
A body which represents estate agents has claimed that private rents in Northern Ireland are likely to increase as a consequence of a Stormont law which could see the forcible reduction of rents by 10% - even though the law is unlikely to ever be used.
Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said she feels “absolutely fantastic” after the Assembly passed a bill aimed at reforming and meeting the demand for integrated education, giving it the same support as controlled and maintained schools and allowing for its promotion and provision.
It may not be perfect, it may not change the world, but the Assembly has voted in favour of legislation to ensure greater support for the integrated education system in Northern Ireland.
I don’t imagine any government will abolish the Catholic education system. When Doug Beattie asserts the need for a single education system in Northern Ireland, that is what is implied, that Churches would not be free to run their own systems in competition with the state.
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