McReynolds secures support for Universal Basic Income

Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has said he is “absolutely delighted” to secure support from Belfast City Council for a Universal Basic Income and a feasibility study into what a trial would look like here. Peter was speaking after the latest meeting of Belfast City Council saw all Party’s but the DUP – whose members abstained […]

Kelly: New funding aiming to upgrade local alleyways

Belfast City Council is to assess how it can provide a new funding stream aimed at helping local communities hoping to transform their alleyways, thanks to Alliance Councillor Michelle Kelly. The move follows the previous success of projects including the Wildflower Alley, with Council now set to liaise with the Department for Communities, Infrastructure and […]

Those behind East Belfast security alert an absolute disgrace, says Hanvey

Those behind a security alert at the training ground of East Belfast GAA are an “absolute disgrace,” Alliance Councillor Eric Hanvey has said. Police are currently at the ground – Henry Jones Playing Fields on the Church Road in Castlereagh – after receiving an anonymous call stating a number of explosive devices had been left […]

McMullan: Belfast City Hall marks national day of mourning following Beirut tragedy

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has confirmed Belfast City Hall will be lit in the colours of the Lebanese flag tonight, after he made the request following yesterday’s devastating explosions in Beirut. Ross – who lived in Lebanon for a time almost ten years ago – secured the move after the tragedy which saw at least […]

McMullan glad costs associated with high hedges complaints dropped in Belfast

Belfast City Council residents now won’t have to overpay when it comes to making a high hedges complaint, after Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan ensured the cost was brought into line with elsewhere in Northern Ireland. Previously bringing a motion to Council, Ross said it was “absolutely appalling” Belfast residents faced payments around £350 to make […]

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 […]