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 […]

Mulholland welcomes confirmation of Irish language nursery school in East Belfast

Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland has welcomed news that Naíscoil na Seolta, the first Irish language nursery school to be based in East Belfast, has been given the go ahead to be situated in the grounds of Braniel Primary School. Cllr Mulholland has paid tribute to all those involved in the driving the opportunity forward, as […]

Belfast can begin to showcase diverse history with new statue, says Long

Belfast has a chance to showcase its diverse side with a statue of a noted anti-slavery campaigner, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said. Councillor Long was speaking ahead of a meeting of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee tomorrow (Friday) at which a proposal to erect a monument to Mary Ann McCracken will […]

Council backs schools sign language motion from McMullan

Belfast City Council has given its support for an Alliance motion calling for sign languages to be added to the school curriculum in Northern Ireland. East Belfast Councillor Ross McMullan, who brought the motion, said the Council’s unanimous support was an “important show of solidarity and support” to the local deaf community. “An accessible and […]

Minister must act on Disability Strategy, says McMullan

Belfast City Council has backed an Alliance motion to call on the Minister for Communities for Northern Ireland to bring forward the Disability Strategy to improve enforcement of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 25 years on since it came into law. Speaking after his motion passed at Belfast City Council to note the 25th anniversary […]