Fleadh Cheoil could bring huge benefits to Armagh

At the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council meeting on 28 October, Alliance representatives voted in favour of a proposal that council should explore hosting the Fleadh Cheoil in Armagh City. Speaking after the vote Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery said: “There is a rich culture, arts and heritage scene within our borough with many people […]

Tennyson expresses disappointment after fossil fuel divestment vote

Alliance Party Councillor Eóin Tennyson has expressed his disappointment after the DUP and UUP groups on Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council teamed up to defeat his motion calling for the Local Government pension scheme to be divested from fossil fuel companies. This comes after the DUP, UUP and SDLP voted to defer an […]

Pope calls for urgent funding for Brexit impact on border businesses

Alliance Banbridge Councillor Brian Pope has called for central government funding to be made available for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council to undertake urgent assessments on the potential impact of Brexit on local businesses. Councillor Pope said the fact the Council area shared a “substantial length of border” with the south meant it should be funded […]

You cannot put a price on equality and acceptance, says Tennyson

Alliance councillor Eóin Tennyson has said you cannot put a price on equality and acceptance, following a decision by ABC Council not to participate in the Belfast Pride parade this year. The comments came after the DUP and UUP voted against allowing the Council to have a corporate presence at this year’s Belfast Pride parade […]

Tennyson disappointed by Climate Emergency vote

Alliance councillor Eóin Tennyson has expressed his disappointment after the UUP, DUP and SDLP voted to amend his Climate Emergency motion and defer it to committee. The original motion would’ve seen ABC Council declare a Climate Emergency, commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and establish a dedicated all-party working group to achieve that goal. […]

Alliance proposal to oppose Oil Extraction defeated

Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery has said he’s “extremely disappointed” after Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council failed to oppose the awarding of petroleum licenses, despite both the SDLP and Sinn Féin previously speaking against these licenses. If allowed to continue, the move could see oil exploration in the South Lough Neagh Basin – something Alliance is […]