Ferguson says city deal business case approval massive step forward

Alliance Derry-Londonderry Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said the approval of the business case for the area’s city deal is a massive step forward for the local area. The Secretary of State is due to approve the multi-million pound Derry City and Strabane deal, with the heads of terms being signed for the £250 million to […]

Ferguson disappointed by City Deal news

Alliance Derry and Strabane Councillor Rachael Ferguson has expressed disappointment after it was confirmed a City Deal for the area cannot proceed without devolved Government. The multi-million pound package, originally announced in May, would see the north-west benefit from £105 million in Government funding. However, Derry City and Strabane District Council has now confirmed the […]

McAllister welcomes City Deal news

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has welcomed the Secretary of State signing the Heads of Terms for the Belfast City Deal. The move is another major step towards the completion of the first City Deal for Northern Ireland, which would see £350 million of funding. Further funding from the private sector could being the […]

Alliance welcomes city deal money but says Chancellor is ignoring elephant in room

Alliance representatives have welcomed money for a city deal for the Belfast region but added the Chancellor is ignoring the elephant in the room over Brexit. Councillor Peter McReynolds and Stephen Farry MLA were speaking after Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the Budget. The city deal will mean £350 million of funding, however, it is less […]