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 […]

Nicholl welcomes cross-party effort to tackle poverty this Christmas and beyond

Alliance Belfast City Councillor Kate Nicholl has welcomed a cross-party commitment to supporting local organisations aimed at tackling poverty and helping those in need throughout the festive period. Speaking after a special meeting, which saw a proposal pass to enable the Council to direct funds to leading charities struggling to cope with demand this Christmas, […]

O’Lynn accuses Council of attempting to block key questions about fundraising dinner

Alliance Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has said Mid and East Antrim Borough Council “made repeated attempts” to block Councillors asking key questions regarding the Council’s appearance at a fundraising dinner for Ian Paisley MP. Councillor O’Lynn, who was speaking after a special Council meeting brought by Alliance to seek answers for ratepayers due to the recent […]

Mulholland highlights plight of arts sector still waiting on funding

Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland will highlight the plight of the creative industries across Belfast at a Council meeting tonight, as the pandemic, lockdown and subsequent restrictions have left the sector in crisis. Speaking as the delay in rolling out an allocated £29 million in funding continues, Sian added the potential loss of knowledge, skills and […]