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Naomi Long said : "It will make a real and tangible difference to people who are abused. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 18, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It seems like they have waited a very long time. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 18, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We are encouraging the public not to see it as a private and behind-closed-doors matter. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 18, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "As well as not being within the spirit of the regulations, it also isn't fair on smaller retailers, local retailers," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 15, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It's often second nature to nip out in the car but we must all stop and ask ourselves if that journey is essential. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It's often second nature to nip out in the car but we must all stop and ask ourselves if that journey is essential. " External link

RTERadio Friday, January 8, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It's often second nature to nip out in the car but we must all stop and ask ourselves if that journey is essential. " External link

RTERadio Friday, January 8, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : “Given the evolving situation around Covid, NICTS will continue to work closely with the judiciary, with tribunal panel members and public health bodies to assess the implications for all its operations and to also make sure that all activity at the Nightingale venue and its properties can be conducted safely” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about British ) : “Moving a line on a map, or changing the constitutional position of Northern Ireland, won’t change the fact that I am both British and Irish and that both of those are an important part of my identity,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “We need to do this in a way that will bring a majority of people with us, but not just the bare majority, that, actually, a majority of people that will want to participate, and that even those who maybe don’t want a united Ireland would still feel comfortable participating in a conversation about having one, and that might sound like you’re setting the bar very high, and it’s not,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “In terms of being able to do this in a way that doesn’t lead to years of further discord,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about British ) : “Moving a line on a map, or changing the constitutional position of Northern Ireland, won’t change the fact that I am both British and Irish and that both of those are an important part of my identity,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “We need to do this in a way that will bring a majority of people with us, but not just the bare majority, that, actually, a majority of people that will want to participate, and that even those who maybe don’t want a united Ireland would still feel comfortable participating in a conversation about having one, and that might sound like you’re setting the bar very high, and it’s not,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “In terms of being able to do this in a way that doesn’t lead to years of further discord,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Tragically, on average six people are killed every year in Northern Ireland as a result of domestic abuse, and incidents of abuse remain on the rise, not helped by the current Covid-19 pandemic,” “The focus will not be on apportioning blame but on learning and the sharing of good practice to improve how incidents, and indeed victims, of domestic abuse, are responded to” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long warned : “The impact on the executive’s budget is potentially catastrophic – this would be RHI on steroids” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 7, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : “The staff involved in this incident have received manager’s advice and guidance, and additional data awareness training has been undertaken. A full review of disclosure management procedures, including looking at the responsibilities and obligations of partner Disclosure Providers, is currently underway” External link

msn-uk Friday, December 4, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is critical that we strive to make organised crime unprofitable and to bring criminals to justice," "Next year, new legislation will be introduced to enhance powers for law enforcement agencies here, bringing Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK. "Unexplained Wealth Orders, account freezing and forfeiture powers, and the ability to seize criminal assets are just three of the additional measures that will be available to strengthen collective efforts to tackle organised crime. "In addition work will continue on proposals for new organised crime offences" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We were all to make ourselves available to do interviews and so on today to try to explain what is obviously quite a devastating announcement yesterday for a lot of businesses, and I can only apologise because that does not appear to have happened, but I am certainly happy to do my best to explain what happened. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 20, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “The annual memorial service is an important event in the Prison Service calendar. It is a time to remember all Prison Service staff killed while serving the community. It is a time to reflect on the contribution they made, and also a time to remember their families. Sadly the widows and close relatives of Prison Service staff who lost their lives in the line of duty are unable to attend today, but it is important we remember them all. They carry their great suffering, pain and loss with dignity” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 6, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I've met with families bereaved through death by dangerous driving and heard their heartbreaking stories. I am also grateful to every person who shared their experience as part of the public consultation. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long added ( about Commission ) : "The Law Commission is currently consulting on provisional proposals for reform, which will include recommendations for new offences," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "all of us care about the impact on wellbeing and the economy of extra restrictions" External link

bbc Friday, October 16, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "none of us want any restrictions but we need to suppress the level of transmission to protect vulnerable people and NHS - that's the scientific advice" External link

bbc Friday, October 16, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "But we're also clear that enforcement matters," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 9, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It is reasonable to do that, store owners tell us all the time what we can and can't do. "We cant' go into a shop and throw things on the floor for example" External link

bbc Friday, October 9, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Mark Kelly ) : "I said at the weekend that I found Mr Kelly's comments both offensive and thoroughly inappropriate, and I have asked that he reaffirm his commitment to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means, consistent with his responsibilities both as a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Journalism is a crucial part of our society, fulfilling a vital function of democracy," "In an era where many are quick to label many stories and events as fake news, it is important journalists are allowed to continue to play their role, away from threat and intimidation" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "A lot of good work has been done by the Northern Ireland Prison Service during the coronavirus pandemic, not alone to keep people in their care safe but to help others in the community. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about error ) : "This unintentional error in legislation, which dates back to 2009, was not picked up until very recently. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I can confirm that I wrote to my Executive colleagues on August 10, seeking their views on the current minimum age of criminal responsibility within Northern Ireland, which is 10 years of age. The accompanying discussion paper provided relevant background and statistical information in order to inform their consideration. " External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Subject to funding for the scheme being made available, it is anticipated the scheme could open for applications by early March 2021,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, September 7, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "it is not clearer where the money is coming from yet" External link

bbc Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It is clear that there remains a lack of political agreement over aspects of the scheme and, in particular, there is an urgent need to resolve the source of funding for the payments. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Everything possible has been done to get jury trials up and running in the safest and most efficient way possible,” “Jury trials are one of the cornerstones of our justice system, and it is a hugely significant step that we are now in a position to accommodate them again” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Everything possible has been done to get jury trials up and running in the safest and most efficient way possible,” “Jury trials are one of the cornerstones of our justice system, and it is a hugely significant step that we are now in a position to accommodate them again” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Chief Constable ) : "I unreservedly condemn this violence. My thoughts are with those who have been injured. I have spoken to the Chief Constable to express my concern for his officers and to thank him for the PSNI's role over the weekend in protecting public safety and ensuring the safety of contractors" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, August 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “Absolutely disgraceful conduct. Officers should not face this kind of violence as they try to keep people safe. Residents are sick of this nonsense every year – they want peace and quiet I hope that no-one was seriously injured and that they all make a full and speedy recovery” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “Absolutely disgraceful conduct. Officers should not face this kind of violence as they try to keep people safe. Residents are sick of this nonsense every year – they want peace and quiet I hope that no-one was seriously injured and that they all make a full and speedy recovery” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “Absolutely disgraceful conduct. Officers should not face this kind of violence as they try to keep people safe. Residents are sick of this nonsense every year – they want peace and quiet I hope that no-one was seriously injured and that they all make a full and speedy recovery” External link

westernpeople Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “While we will certainly miss having the gathering of the Pride parade, it is still nevertheless very important that we focus on what we have achieved over the past few years as a community and what we can achieve in the future by working together” External link

irishtimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long told : "No one wants to place restrictions on people's lives unnecessarily" External link

bbc Monday, July 27, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long told : "No one wants to place restrictions on people's lives unnecessarily" External link

bbc Monday, July 27, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “We have to be able to rebuild trust,” “The Executive has gone off the rails before because people threw up their hands in despair and walked away. We can’t afford to do that, Northern Ireland can’t afford for us to do that” External link

irishtimes Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Arlene Foster ) : "I think it would be very difficult at this point to stand on a podium and give other people advice when the person you share that podium with hasn't taken that advice, so I understand entirely where Arlene is coming from on this," External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It wasn't that she attended an event which got out of control in terms of numbers. This was a Sinn Féin-organised event, the stewards were from Sinn Féin, so they knew it was going to be a large gathering before she went and she made a conscious choice to be there, when it was contrary to the regulations and to the advice" External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Arlene Foster ) : "I think it would be very difficult at this point to stand on a podium and give other people advice when the person you share that podium with hasn't taken that advice, so I understand entirely where Arlene is coming from on this," External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It wasn't that she attended an event which got out of control in terms of numbers. This was a Sinn Féin-organised event, the stewards were from Sinn Féin, so they knew it was going to be a large gathering before she went and she made a conscious choice to be there, when it was contrary to the regulations and to the advice" External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Drugs bring nothing but misery and those who line their pockets off the back of that misery simply do not care about the destruction and harm they are causing to young and vulnerable people within their own communities. I welcome the increase in seizures by the PSNI" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 26, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "There is no place for the gun in our society and those responsible for this appalling crime have left a family grieving and a community in shock," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "There is no place for the gun in our society and those responsible for this appalling crime have left a family grieving and a community in shock," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “the message is simple – please stay at home unless your journey is essential” External link

thejournal Friday, May 8, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “For some in our community the involvement of the military is still an issue of sensitivity … to be fair, the military are also aware of that and therefore the site they have given us is self-contained, it’s not branded, it’s completely centrally managed. "They were really conscious of their wish to ensure that anyone who would use that facility would feel comfortable and confident about using it” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Help is available and while you may be socially distancing you are definitely not alone,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “It is important that our response is not temporary or fleeting as domestic abuse is neither” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "I am acutely aware that perpetrators of abuse will think they can use the current crisis to inflict more psychological and physical control over their victims. We already know this has been the case in other countries such as China and Italy, and calls to our own 24-hour domestic and abuse helpline have also increased" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I unreservedly condemn this senseless murder and offer my deepest sympathies to the family. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I unreservedly condemn this senseless murder and offer my deepest sympathies to the family. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, March 30, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 30, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We have to manage this very carefully to make sure public safety is maintained and that we don't overwhelm our prison service and that we're also able to keep all those in our care safe and look after them" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 30, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population," External link

afp-en Monday, March 30, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We are on a fast-moving and frankly troubling terrain and we have to plan accordingly, both in individual departments and across the executive. " External link

heart Friday, March 27, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We are on a fast-moving and frankly troubling terrain and we have to plan accordingly, both in individual departments and across the executive. " External link

skynews Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "Woodlands is the recipient of children sent by police and courts, they must accept and work with every child referred, and have no right to exclude, nor options to assess suitability, before accepting a child from court. As corporate parents, Woodlands staff deliver all necessary supports and services to children in their care, including providing for their spiritual and religious needs" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "My deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of Joan and I am dreadfully sorry for their loss. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "My deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of Joan and I am dreadfully sorry for their loss. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Violence has no place in our society and the actions of those who terrorise their own community by bringing guns on to the streets must be condemned by all of us. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 2, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We want to prioritise those areas which can have the greatest impact on complainants going through that system in the first phase of implementation," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is not my job to assess whether organisations are active or inactive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 28, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “I welcome the conclusion of the 2019/20 pay round for PSNI officers in the federated and superintending ranks. " The award is consistent with the recommendations of the independent Police Remuneration Review Body and recognises the work of police officers in Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "My officials are currently exploring evidence-based information in relation to attacks on places of worship, in liaison with the police, as well as criteria for the Places of Worship Security Fund that operates in England and Wales to assess if any similar scheme for Northern Ireland is required. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Those responsible for leaving this explosive device in the Silverwood Industrial Estate have no regard for human life and are motivated by a need to create fear and disruption in our community. “Thankfully, due to the professionalism and expertise of security personnel, a potentially serious incident has been averted. I commend all involved for their vigilance" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Those responsible for leaving this explosive device in the Silverwood Industrial Estate have no regard for human life and are motivated by a need to create fear and disruption in our community. “Thankfully, due to the professionalism and expertise of security personnel, a potentially serious incident has been averted. I commend all involved for their vigilance" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “In light of concerns raised by a former panel member, I sought assurances from the Board on the robustness and integrity of the appointment process. I concluded that the issues raised did not undermine the overall integrity of the process” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I look forward to working with the chief constable, deputy chief constable and their senior team to continue to build a safe, fair and just community where we respect the law and each other," External link

bbc Friday, January 31, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "The changes will reduce the impact of the existing interface fence on nearby residents, whilst continuing to provide appropriate security for local people. I welcome this as progress and commend the ongoing work across interfaces to reduce tensions, build relationships and remove physical barriers" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Over a long and distinguished career in policing, Stephen Martin has made an enormous contribution to the security and safety of the Northern Ireland community. “In his role as a senior officer, Stephen has been an eloquent advocate for the PSNI, working tirelessly and with integrity to play a crucial role in delivering a professional, high quality policing service for everyone in our society. “We are all indebted to Stephen for the commitment he has shown over his 34-year career and I wish him well for the future”. Northern Ireland Policing Board chairperson Professor Anne Connolly thanked Mr Martin for his contributions to policing and service to the community over his career and wished him well for the future. DUP MLA Mervyn Storey, who sits on the NI Policing Board, also paid tribute. ‘‘In almost 34 years’ service Stephen has served the whole community through the dark days of the Troubles," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 20, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is up to each of us as political leaders to prioritise reform and restoration of the Assembly. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is up to each of us as political leaders to prioritise reform and restoration of the Assembly. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It is disappointing that on such an important issue, one that effects people in Northern Ireland directly and could have serious consequences tomorrow, he wasn't willing to actually come into the room and have the conversation with us this evening" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "No more of this 'there was a deal, there wasn't a deal' nonsense that we've had before with things that have fallen apart," "Let people know what was on offer and let people judge whether their elected representatives are actually representing them or not" External link

independent-ie Monday, December 16, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT



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Naomi Long

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Naomi Long said : "It will make a real and tangible difference to people who are abused. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 18, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It seems like they have waited a very long time. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 18, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We are encouraging the public not to see it as a private and behind-closed-doors matter. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 18, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "As well as not being within the spirit of the regulations, it also isn't fair on smaller retailers, local retailers," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 15, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It's often second nature to nip out in the car but we must all stop and ask ourselves if that journey is essential. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It's often second nature to nip out in the car but we must all stop and ask ourselves if that journey is essential. " External link

RTERadio Friday, January 8, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It's often second nature to nip out in the car but we must all stop and ask ourselves if that journey is essential. " External link

RTERadio Friday, January 8, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : “Given the evolving situation around Covid, NICTS will continue to work closely with the judiciary, with tribunal panel members and public health bodies to assess the implications for all its operations and to also make sure that all activity at the Nightingale venue and its properties can be conducted safely” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about British ) : “Moving a line on a map, or changing the constitutional position of Northern Ireland, won’t change the fact that I am both British and Irish and that both of those are an important part of my identity,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “We need to do this in a way that will bring a majority of people with us, but not just the bare majority, that, actually, a majority of people that will want to participate, and that even those who maybe don’t want a united Ireland would still feel comfortable participating in a conversation about having one, and that might sound like you’re setting the bar very high, and it’s not,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “In terms of being able to do this in a way that doesn’t lead to years of further discord,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about British ) : “Moving a line on a map, or changing the constitutional position of Northern Ireland, won’t change the fact that I am both British and Irish and that both of those are an important part of my identity,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “We need to do this in a way that will bring a majority of people with us, but not just the bare majority, that, actually, a majority of people that will want to participate, and that even those who maybe don’t want a united Ireland would still feel comfortable participating in a conversation about having one, and that might sound like you’re setting the bar very high, and it’s not,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “In terms of being able to do this in a way that doesn’t lead to years of further discord,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Tragically, on average six people are killed every year in Northern Ireland as a result of domestic abuse, and incidents of abuse remain on the rise, not helped by the current Covid-19 pandemic,” “The focus will not be on apportioning blame but on learning and the sharing of good practice to improve how incidents, and indeed victims, of domestic abuse, are responded to” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long warned : “The impact on the executive’s budget is potentially catastrophic – this would be RHI on steroids” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 7, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : “The staff involved in this incident have received manager’s advice and guidance, and additional data awareness training has been undertaken. A full review of disclosure management procedures, including looking at the responsibilities and obligations of partner Disclosure Providers, is currently underway” External link

msn-uk Friday, December 4, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is critical that we strive to make organised crime unprofitable and to bring criminals to justice," "Next year, new legislation will be introduced to enhance powers for law enforcement agencies here, bringing Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK. "Unexplained Wealth Orders, account freezing and forfeiture powers, and the ability to seize criminal assets are just three of the additional measures that will be available to strengthen collective efforts to tackle organised crime. "In addition work will continue on proposals for new organised crime offences" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We were all to make ourselves available to do interviews and so on today to try to explain what is obviously quite a devastating announcement yesterday for a lot of businesses, and I can only apologise because that does not appear to have happened, but I am certainly happy to do my best to explain what happened. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 20, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “The annual memorial service is an important event in the Prison Service calendar. It is a time to remember all Prison Service staff killed while serving the community. It is a time to reflect on the contribution they made, and also a time to remember their families. Sadly the widows and close relatives of Prison Service staff who lost their lives in the line of duty are unable to attend today, but it is important we remember them all. They carry their great suffering, pain and loss with dignity” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 6, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I've met with families bereaved through death by dangerous driving and heard their heartbreaking stories. I am also grateful to every person who shared their experience as part of the public consultation. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long added ( about Commission ) : "The Law Commission is currently consulting on provisional proposals for reform, which will include recommendations for new offences," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "all of us care about the impact on wellbeing and the economy of extra restrictions" External link

bbc Friday, October 16, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "none of us want any restrictions but we need to suppress the level of transmission to protect vulnerable people and NHS - that's the scientific advice" External link

bbc Friday, October 16, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "But we're also clear that enforcement matters," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 9, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It is reasonable to do that, store owners tell us all the time what we can and can't do. "We cant' go into a shop and throw things on the floor for example" External link

bbc Friday, October 9, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Mark Kelly ) : "I said at the weekend that I found Mr Kelly's comments both offensive and thoroughly inappropriate, and I have asked that he reaffirm his commitment to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means, consistent with his responsibilities both as a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Journalism is a crucial part of our society, fulfilling a vital function of democracy," "In an era where many are quick to label many stories and events as fake news, it is important journalists are allowed to continue to play their role, away from threat and intimidation" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "A lot of good work has been done by the Northern Ireland Prison Service during the coronavirus pandemic, not alone to keep people in their care safe but to help others in the community. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about error ) : "This unintentional error in legislation, which dates back to 2009, was not picked up until very recently. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I can confirm that I wrote to my Executive colleagues on August 10, seeking their views on the current minimum age of criminal responsibility within Northern Ireland, which is 10 years of age. The accompanying discussion paper provided relevant background and statistical information in order to inform their consideration. " External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Subject to funding for the scheme being made available, it is anticipated the scheme could open for applications by early March 2021,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, September 7, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Sinn Fein have a right to their view about how the Government has implemented the pension. They have a right to make their case, as has every party. They do not have a right to launch such vitriol at those who will qualify or smear them in this way" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "it is not clearer where the money is coming from yet" External link

bbc Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It is clear that there remains a lack of political agreement over aspects of the scheme and, in particular, there is an urgent need to resolve the source of funding for the payments. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Everything possible has been done to get jury trials up and running in the safest and most efficient way possible,” “Jury trials are one of the cornerstones of our justice system, and it is a hugely significant step that we are now in a position to accommodate them again” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Everything possible has been done to get jury trials up and running in the safest and most efficient way possible,” “Jury trials are one of the cornerstones of our justice system, and it is a hugely significant step that we are now in a position to accommodate them again” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Chief Constable ) : "I unreservedly condemn this violence. My thoughts are with those who have been injured. I have spoken to the Chief Constable to express my concern for his officers and to thank him for the PSNI's role over the weekend in protecting public safety and ensuring the safety of contractors" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, August 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “Absolutely disgraceful conduct. Officers should not face this kind of violence as they try to keep people safe. Residents are sick of this nonsense every year – they want peace and quiet I hope that no-one was seriously injured and that they all make a full and speedy recovery” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “Absolutely disgraceful conduct. Officers should not face this kind of violence as they try to keep people safe. Residents are sick of this nonsense every year – they want peace and quiet I hope that no-one was seriously injured and that they all make a full and speedy recovery” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “Absolutely disgraceful conduct. Officers should not face this kind of violence as they try to keep people safe. Residents are sick of this nonsense every year – they want peace and quiet I hope that no-one was seriously injured and that they all make a full and speedy recovery” External link

westernpeople Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “While we will certainly miss having the gathering of the Pride parade, it is still nevertheless very important that we focus on what we have achieved over the past few years as a community and what we can achieve in the future by working together” External link

irishtimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long told : "No one wants to place restrictions on people's lives unnecessarily" External link

bbc Monday, July 27, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long told : "No one wants to place restrictions on people's lives unnecessarily" External link

bbc Monday, July 27, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “We have to be able to rebuild trust,” “The Executive has gone off the rails before because people threw up their hands in despair and walked away. We can’t afford to do that, Northern Ireland can’t afford for us to do that” External link

irishtimes Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Arlene Foster ) : "I think it would be very difficult at this point to stand on a podium and give other people advice when the person you share that podium with hasn't taken that advice, so I understand entirely where Arlene is coming from on this," External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It wasn't that she attended an event which got out of control in terms of numbers. This was a Sinn Féin-organised event, the stewards were from Sinn Féin, so they knew it was going to be a large gathering before she went and she made a conscious choice to be there, when it was contrary to the regulations and to the advice" External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said ( about Arlene Foster ) : "I think it would be very difficult at this point to stand on a podium and give other people advice when the person you share that podium with hasn't taken that advice, so I understand entirely where Arlene is coming from on this," External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It wasn't that she attended an event which got out of control in terms of numbers. This was a Sinn Féin-organised event, the stewards were from Sinn Féin, so they knew it was going to be a large gathering before she went and she made a conscious choice to be there, when it was contrary to the regulations and to the advice" External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Drugs bring nothing but misery and those who line their pockets off the back of that misery simply do not care about the destruction and harm they are causing to young and vulnerable people within their own communities. I welcome the increase in seizures by the PSNI" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 26, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "There is no place for the gun in our society and those responsible for this appalling crime have left a family grieving and a community in shock," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "There is no place for the gun in our society and those responsible for this appalling crime have left a family grieving and a community in shock," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “the message is simple – please stay at home unless your journey is essential” External link

thejournal Friday, May 8, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long responded : “For some in our community the involvement of the military is still an issue of sensitivity … to be fair, the military are also aware of that and therefore the site they have given us is self-contained, it’s not branded, it’s completely centrally managed. "They were really conscious of their wish to ensure that anyone who would use that facility would feel comfortable and confident about using it” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “Help is available and while you may be socially distancing you are definitely not alone,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “It is important that our response is not temporary or fleeting as domestic abuse is neither” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "I am acutely aware that perpetrators of abuse will think they can use the current crisis to inflict more psychological and physical control over their victims. We already know this has been the case in other countries such as China and Italy, and calls to our own 24-hour domestic and abuse helpline have also increased" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I unreservedly condemn this senseless murder and offer my deepest sympathies to the family. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I unreservedly condemn this senseless murder and offer my deepest sympathies to the family. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, March 30, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 30, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We have to manage this very carefully to make sure public safety is maintained and that we don't overwhelm our prison service and that we're also able to keep all those in our care safe and look after them" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 30, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "If we are to manage the rapidly developing crisis we are facing, it is vital that we begin now to take steps to reduce our prisoner population," External link

afp-en Monday, March 30, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We are on a fast-moving and frankly troubling terrain and we have to plan accordingly, both in individual departments and across the executive. " External link

heart Friday, March 27, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We are on a fast-moving and frankly troubling terrain and we have to plan accordingly, both in individual departments and across the executive. " External link

skynews Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "Woodlands is the recipient of children sent by police and courts, they must accept and work with every child referred, and have no right to exclude, nor options to assess suitability, before accepting a child from court. As corporate parents, Woodlands staff deliver all necessary supports and services to children in their care, including providing for their spiritual and religious needs" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "My deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of Joan and I am dreadfully sorry for their loss. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "My deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of Joan and I am dreadfully sorry for their loss. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Violence has no place in our society and the actions of those who terrorise their own community by bringing guns on to the streets must be condemned by all of us. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 2, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "We want to prioritise those areas which can have the greatest impact on complainants going through that system in the first phase of implementation," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is not my job to assess whether organisations are active or inactive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 28, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : “I welcome the conclusion of the 2019/20 pay round for PSNI officers in the federated and superintending ranks. " The award is consistent with the recommendations of the independent Police Remuneration Review Body and recognises the work of police officers in Northern Ireland” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "My officials are currently exploring evidence-based information in relation to attacks on places of worship, in liaison with the police, as well as criteria for the Places of Worship Security Fund that operates in England and Wales to assess if any similar scheme for Northern Ireland is required. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Those responsible for leaving this explosive device in the Silverwood Industrial Estate have no regard for human life and are motivated by a need to create fear and disruption in our community. “Thankfully, due to the professionalism and expertise of security personnel, a potentially serious incident has been averted. I commend all involved for their vigilance" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Those responsible for leaving this explosive device in the Silverwood Industrial Estate have no regard for human life and are motivated by a need to create fear and disruption in our community. “Thankfully, due to the professionalism and expertise of security personnel, a potentially serious incident has been averted. I commend all involved for their vigilance" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : “In light of concerns raised by a former panel member, I sought assurances from the Board on the robustness and integrity of the appointment process. I concluded that the issues raised did not undermine the overall integrity of the process” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "I look forward to working with the chief constable, deputy chief constable and their senior team to continue to build a safe, fair and just community where we respect the law and each other," External link

bbc Friday, January 31, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long said : "The changes will reduce the impact of the existing interface fence on nearby residents, whilst continuing to provide appropriate security for local people. I welcome this as progress and commend the ongoing work across interfaces to reduce tensions, build relationships and remove physical barriers" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "Over a long and distinguished career in policing, Stephen Martin has made an enormous contribution to the security and safety of the Northern Ireland community. “In his role as a senior officer, Stephen has been an eloquent advocate for the PSNI, working tirelessly and with integrity to play a crucial role in delivering a professional, high quality policing service for everyone in our society. “We are all indebted to Stephen for the commitment he has shown over his 34-year career and I wish him well for the future”. Northern Ireland Policing Board chairperson Professor Anne Connolly thanked Mr Martin for his contributions to policing and service to the community over his career and wished him well for the future. DUP MLA Mervyn Storey, who sits on the NI Policing Board, also paid tribute. ‘‘In almost 34 years’ service Stephen has served the whole community through the dark days of the Troubles," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 20, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is up to each of us as political leaders to prioritise reform and restoration of the Assembly. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long added : "It is up to each of us as political leaders to prioritise reform and restoration of the Assembly. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "It is disappointing that on such an important issue, one that effects people in Northern Ireland directly and could have serious consequences tomorrow, he wasn't willing to actually come into the room and have the conversation with us this evening" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Naomi Long said : "No more of this 'there was a deal, there wasn't a deal' nonsense that we've had before with things that have fallen apart," "Let people know what was on offer and let people judge whether their elected representatives are actually representing them or not" External link

independent-ie Monday, December 16, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader17.12%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
alliance party leader6.49%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
leader of the alliance0.08%EN06/10/201710/06/2017
major0.08%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
chief0.08%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
green party leader0.08%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
mp42.14%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
member0.31%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
alliance party deputy leader5.86%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
deputy0.16%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
alliance party mp11.02%EN03/19/201519/03/2015
east belfast alliance mp0.70%EN03/18/201518/03/2015
colleague0.23%EN01/15/201415/01/2014
east belfast alliance party mp4.85%EN11/18/201318/11/2013
lawmaker1.25%EN07/29/201329/07/2013
only mp7.97%EN12/10/201210/12/2012
only british mp0.31%EN12/09/201209/12/2012
representative0.70%EN12/07/201207/12/2012
local mp0.08%EN07/02/201102/07/2011
mayor0.31%EN02/05/201005/02/2010
sindaco0.08%IT06/17/200917/06/2009
councillor0.08%EN07/23/200523/07/2005
Names Lang Count
Naomi LongEN52.22%
Naomi LongPT23.91%
Naomi LongFR23.86%


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