Council’s Mulligan motion should not go ahead, says Boyle

A Council motion to mark American founding father Hercules Mulligan should not go ahead, Alliance Councillor Yvonne Boyle has said. Alderman Boyle, who originally brought a motion to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Leisure and Development Committee on a fortnight ago to establish a commemorative plaque marking Coleraine’s Hercules Mulligan, said the amended motion by […]

Questions remain over Council involvement in DUP fundraiser

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said two local Councils involved in the latest DUP financial scandal now have questions to answer. Stewart Dickson, MLA for East Antrim, was speaking after it was confirmed DUP MP Ian Paisley would be forced to pay back money acquired from two local government authorities for a dinner which has […]

McCaw welcomes support for Council Litter Strategy

Alliance Councillor Chris McCaw has secured cross-party support for a new Litter Strategy for Causeway Coast and Glens. The first to be introduced in Northern Ireland, the move will tackle the growing level of litter in the area, drawing on the experience of numerous Councils across the rest of the UK. Speaking after the latest […]

Black Lives Matter campaign supported by Alliance in Causeway Coast and Glens

The Alliance Party in Causeway Coast and Glens ensured the Black Lives Matter campaign was supported in the area by securing Council buildings where lit up in recognition. Speaking after Cloonevin was lit up on June 9th, Alderman Yvonne Boyle said the move recognised the local support for the movement, whilst also respecting the current […]

Causeway Coast closed for Easter visitors – McCaw

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has urged people to stay away from the Causeway Coast area over Easter to help combat Coronavirus. Councillor McCaw said: “The Causeway Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and attracts many thousands of visitors over the Easter period. This Easter, the experts expect us to be […]

McCaw welcomes Minister’s response to council financial crisis

Alliance Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Chris McCaw has welcomed confirmation the Department of Communities has asked the Council for details of proposed recovery plans from its ongoing financial difficulties. Councillor McCaw was speaking after his colleague, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir, received a response to an Assembly question to Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. It details […]

Council finances need to be transparent and robust, says Alliance

Alliance Councillors on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council have said radical action needs to be taken to ensure Council finances are robust, with transparency paramount. In a joint statement, Councillor Chris McCaw and Alderman Yvonne Boyle said Councillors and ratepayers had been shocked to learn of the extent of the Council’s financial deficit. “We […]

Causeway Council finances need investigation

Alliance Councillors on Causeway Coast and Glens Council have called for an investigation into Council finances following confirmation of a shortfall in budgets.   Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw said: “Councillors were shocked, when late last year we were told by Council officers that we faced a budgetary crisis. This followed three years of zero increases […]

McCaw expresses disappointment at DUP walkout over Pride Flag

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has said he is “very disappointed” that the DUP group decided to walk out of a council discussion on flying the Rainbow flag for Belfast Pride festival this year. Councillor McCaw said: “Flying a rainbow flag for one day from Council headquarters would be a small yet very significant gesture […]

Boyle says town centre regeneration will be her priority if elected

The Alliance Party has selected former Councillor Yvonne Boyle to contest the Coleraine area in this May’s local government elections for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The former Deputy Mayor for the area says her focus will remain on increasing footfall for Coleraine town centre, helping to improve the local economy. She said: “In […]