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 […]

Portrush traders need assurances around Open, says McCaw

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has said Portrush traders need to receive assurances they will not be “abandoned” while the Open takes place in the town. The golfing event is due to take place in the town in July 2019. Councillor McCaw, who has recently been selected by Alliance to run for the party in […]

Alliance selects Chris McCaw to replace the late Barney Fitzpatrick

Alliance has selected local activist Chris McCaw to fill the party’s seat on Causeway Coast and Glens Council – a seat left vacant by the sudden passing of long standing Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick earlier this month. Selected by local Alliance members at a special meeting on Tuesday night (May 29) at Portstewart Town Hall, Chris […]

Alliance representatives pay tribute to Barney Fitzpatrick

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has paid tribute to party Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick, who has passed away. Barney, who served as Councillor for the Causeway area of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, passed away in hospital yesterday (Saturday). He was first elected to the previous Coleraine Borough Council in 2006, which followed 40 […]

All victims deserve to be remembered says Fitzpatrick

Alliance Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick has responded to concerns regarding a recent Council vote. He said: “I was in the RUC for 40 years and over this time saw many people lose their lives. All victims deserve to be remembered, which is why if we are going to have permanent memorials I believe they need to […]

Introduction of parking charges will be bad for our communities and businesses, says Alliance

Alliance Party activists have called on Causeway Coast and Glens Council to re-think its decision to introduce seasonal parking charges in some tourist spots – a move opposed by Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick. Approved at a recent meeting, the move will see charges introduced across the Council area, including Ballintoy Harbour, Ballycastle Marina and part of […]