Active travel opportunities must be enhanced and promoted, says McAllister

North Belfast’s cycling infrastructure remains seriously underdeveloped, Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said, as she called on Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon to implement plans that will actually make a difference. Nuala – the Alliance Party’s active travel spokesperson – said the problems are so bad that there is no way to safely access the city […]

‘We will continue to work together for an open, transparent process”

The Alliance Party, SDLP, Green Party and People Before Profit have said they are disappointed attempts to ensure all those in need across Belfast had fair access to support have been blocked by the DUP and Sinn Féin. Despite this, we will continue to work together to ensure transparency, accountability and that council resources can […]

Alliance secures greater funding transparency at City Hall

The Alliance Party has secured a new open and transparent process for how local organisations are funded by Belfast City Council. Speaking after the latest Strategic, Policy and Resources meeting, Councillor Nuala McAllister said the new Neighbourhood renewal fund would be a fair way to support all local people, after Alliance fought back against a […]

Long: ‘Living roof’ will transform bus shelters

Belfast High Sheriff, Alliance Councillor Michael Long, has said he is delighted to see Translink include the ‘living roof’ idea as part of the newly designed ‘Insignia+’ style shelter. Having previously campaigned for the change, Councillor Long said the living roof option would allow for wildflower gardens to be added to the new shelters, with […]

Long seeks greater recognition of Belfast’s shared history

Belfast City Council must do more to celebrate its rich history, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said, as he called for greater recognition of Belfast’s ‘enlightenment’ period. The current High Sheriff was speaking as he pushed for the erection of street signage in various locations across the City Centre to celebrate the period of shared […]

Long unsurprised after Alliance motion becomes first deferred by controversial committee

Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said he is unsurprised, after an Alliance motion became the first in Belfast City Council history to be deferred by a controversial new committee. The Business and Standards Committee allows the DUP and Sinn Féin to ‘vet’ issues of their choosing before they go to full Council, giving the two […]

City Hall to light up purple to support We The 15 campaign

East Belfast Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has welcomed the launch of the ‘We The 15’ campaign which has launched ahead of the Paralympic Games. The campaign – led by the International Paralympic Committee and International Disability Alliance – aims to be the ‘biggest human rights movement’ in history, transforming the lives of the 1.2 billion […]

Long and Hanvey disgusted after reports of paramilitary threat in Cregagh

Alliance Councillors Michael Long and Eric Hanvey have said they are disgusted after reports of a loyalist paramilitary threat which forced a Catholic mother and her three children to leave the Cregagh estate. The media reports state the woman, originally from West Belfast, was told the UVF and UDA had put her entire family under […]