PSNI must take action against threats and intimidation in Avoniel, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has backed Belfast City Council’s calls for the PSNI to take robust action against those who continue to be involved in aggravated trespass at the Avoniel Leisure Centre site, ensuring reports of intimidation and threats are properly investigated. The Party made the call as the Leisure Centre entered into another day of […]

McDonough-Brown successfully proposes consultation into flags on public property

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has successfully proposed a public consultation into the removal of all flags on public property throughout the city. Botanic Councillor Mr McDonough-Brown was speaking after members of the Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee backed the idea, agreeing to consult with members of the public on the issue. Further details of […]

McReynolds launches annual RAF Wings Appeal

Deputy Lord Mayor, Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds, together with Air Marshal Sean Reynolds and Wing Commander Noel Williams RAF (Retd), launched the 2019 Battle of Britain Wings Appeal at Belfast City Hall, with service personnel and veterans in attendance. Cllr McReynolds said, “I was pleased and delighted to be able to launch the RAF Associations’ […]

McReynolds signs book of condolence for Nora Quoirin

Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor, Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds, has signed a book of condolence at Belfast City Hall in memory of Nora Quoirin, after her body was tragically discovered in Malaysia. Speaking afterwards, Peter said: “This is a tragedy that has touched the hearts of many over the past two weeks, especially here in Northern […]

Féile must tackle problem with Wolfe Tones set list, says Nicholl

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has again called on Féile to limit the Wolfe Tones set list, following yet more inappropriate chanting. Kate said: “Each year Féile continues to grow in strength, attracting high numbers of festival goers keen to enjoy to wealth of inclusive events on offer. “Yet every year the good work by the […]

Alliance holds meeting with PSNI over bonfires and flags

The Alliance Party met with senior PSNI officers at Police Headquarters on Friday morning, outlining a range of concerns about the recent issues around bonfires and flags. The delegation included Councillor Michael Long, Councillor Michelle Kelly and Councillor Eric Hanvey as well as Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA and Policing Board member John Blair MLA. […]

PSNI must take action against threats and intimidation in Avoniel, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has backed Belfast City Council’s calls for the PSNI to take robust action against those who continue to be involved in aggravated trespass at the Avoniel Leisure Centre site, ensuring reports of intimidation and threats are properly investigated. The Party made the call as the Leisure Centre entered into another day of […]

Leisure centre closure “unacceptable” says McDonough Brown

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has said it is “absolutely unacceptable” that the local community has lost access to Avoniel Leisure Centre for a third day. Users are currently being stopped from using the site after bonfire builders blocked the entrance in an attempt to stop the illegal bonfire being removed from Council land. Emmet […]