Mulholland says independent investigation needed to get answers for families affected by funeral events

An independent investigation into events during the Bobby Storey funeral at Roselawn Crematorium is needed to get answers for the families affected, Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland has said. Councillor Mulholland was speaking after seconding a successful motion at a special meeting of Belfast City Council, calling for such an inquiry. It passed with 36 votes […]

Roselawn issues show need for full transparency over decision making at City Hall, says Mulholland

Councillor Sian Mulholland has said the Alliance Party has already raised a number of concerns about operational decisions made over the events reported from Roselawn last Tuesday. Sian – who sits on the Council’s Strategic Cemeteries and Crematorium Working Group – said the fallout also highlights the need to see all Council Committees reinstated immediately […]

Long: Reassurances sought after cremation concerns

The Alliance Party has today held a meeting with Belfast City Council officials to seek reassurances over Council’s actions during Bobby Storey’s cremation at Roselawn on Tuesday. Group Leader Councillor Michael Long said media reports that began to surface over the past 24 hours where “extremely concerning” as was the fact elected representatives had to […]

Nicholl: We are all let down by virtual meeting farce

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has hit out at Belfast City Council’s attempts to hold a virtual meeting, calling it a “farce and a complete let down” as all other Councils in Northern Ireland have moved forward successfully with the format. Speaking after a special meeting held to decide if Committee meetings would take place before […]

McMullan: Recovery plan must let Belfast lead on inclusion

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has said Belfast City Council’s Covid-19 response and long-term recovery plan must deliver on the Council’s commitments to be inclusive of disabled people and older people calling on the Local Government authority to commit to being a globally leading city on inclusion and accessibility. The East Belfast Councillor was speaking as […]

Nicholl: Four parties content with closed door politics

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has hit out at Belfast City Council’s attempts to hold a virtual meeting, calling it a “farce and a complete let down” as the local government authority still won’t hold all Committee meetings until August. Speaking after a special meeting was held to decide when Committee meetings would resume, Kate said […]

Alliance Belfast Councillors call for clear strategy to help aid city’s recovery from pandemic

Alliance Belfast Councillors have called for a clear strategy to be developed to help aid the city’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Councillor Michael Long, the party’s group leader in Belfast, has already raised the issue with other group party leaders, calling for a task force to be established that includes Council, Assembly, Departments and […]