Public inquiry needed into illegal waste dumping, say Alliance Councillors

Alliance Derry City and Strabane Councillors Philip McKinney and Rachael Ferguson have said a public inquiry is needed into the dumping of illegal waste on the Mobuoy site. Councillor McKinney and Councillor Ferguson were speaking after a visit from colleague Andrew Muir, Alliance’s Infrastructure spokesperson, to the local area on a range of issues. They […]

Muir extremely concerned over claims of Translink viability

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said he is extremely concerned after a senior civil servant said the viability of Translink was in jeopardy. The Department for Infrastructure’s John McGrath told the Assembly’s Infrastructure Committee while the company had managed to maintain the rail and bus network, it was “running out of options” financially. […]

Major concerns about business rates revaluation – Muir

Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said the current rates revaluation of businesses will cause considerable difficulty for many. Andrew Muir said: “Across Northern Ireland, around 74,000 businesses will have their Net Annual Valuation reassessed to allow for their annual rates bill to be calculated. Land and Property Services has now published the draft list of […]

Muir urges Minister to ensure residents’ parking scheme review reports promptly

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has urged the Infrastructure Minister to ensure a review into residents’ parking schemes reports promptly. Minister Nichola Mallon recently replied to an Assembly Question posed by North Down MLA Mr Muir detailing a review is currently being undertaken after the introduction of the first such scheme in South Belfast. […]