Alliance meets Audit Office over BCC funding

The Audit Office is to look into if Belfast City Council and its Councillors have followed recommendations in relation to funding, after an Alliance team met with representatives from the body on Friday. Councillor Nuala McAllister described the meeting as “essential” as she argued the DUP and Sinn Féin had largely ignored calls to see […]

O’Neill: Department must consult on what a pedestrianised Belfast would look like

Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill has called for a full consultation to be undertaken before the re-opening of the road network close to Primark gets the go ahead. With Belfast City Centre being effectively pedestrianised through the cordon in the wake of the Primark fire, the East Belfast Councillor said it was essential the right decision […]

Alliance representatives criticise labelling of homes as ‘nationalist’

Alliance representatives have criticised media reports of ‘nationalist’ homes being built on a site in North Belfast. The story about planning approval being granted to build houses in a flashpoint area was accompanied by the headline ‘Nationalist homes to be built along Orange Order parade route’ after Belfast City Council backed the plans. The four […]

McAllister: Only Alliance will stand up to the DUP and Sinn Féin

Alliance is the only party prepared to stand up to the DUP and Sinn Féin’s continued carve up of ratepayers money, as the Party confirmed it would be returning to the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the issue. Councillor Nuala McAllister made the comments as all other parties fell in behind the DUP and Sinn […]

McAllister: Cowardly move to remove names from call-in

The Alliance Party has been forced to withdraw its ‘call-in’ over the latest DUP and Sinn Féin financial carve-up at city hall, after two councillors, an independent and one UUP removed their names – a move Councillor Nuala McAllister has described as “cowardly”. Speaking after the Alliance Party’s attempt to block the DUP and Sinn […]

Alliance calls-in decision over arts funding

Alliance Belfast City Councillors have ‘called-in’ the latest financial carve-up between the DUP and Sinn Féin at City Hall over thousands of pounds of arts funding. The allocation earlier this month at the Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee saw the money given to various groups and organisations in West and East Belfast. It was […]