Dickson says dissident threats need removed immediately

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said threats made by dissident republicans against vehicle recovery firms working with police need removed immediately. Two companies have been targeted by arsonists recently, damaging several vehicles. It is believed threats have also been issued by dissidents towards firms. “This is a delinquent and vicious activity against people […]

Sinn Féin leader showed incredibly poor judgement with banner, says McAllister

The Sinn Féin leader showed incredibly poor judgement by posing behind a banner emblazoned with ‘England get out of Ireland,’ Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said. Mary Lou McDonald stood with the banner at the New York St Patrick’s Day parade yesterday. Councillor McAllister said she should reflect on her actions and apologise. “This sort […]

Eastwood condemns armed robbery

Alliance Castlereagh South representative Sorcha Eastwood has condemned those behind an armed robbery at a local shopping centre. Two masked men entered the Winemark at Carryduff Shopping Centre around 9:10pm yesterday (Thursday) before threatening a member of staff with a hammer, pushing him to the back of the store and making off with money and […]

Armitage expresses shock after murder investigation opened

Alliance Councillor David Armitage has expressed his shock after police opened a murder investigation in East Belfast. Two men have been arrested following the death of a man in Kyle Street this morning. “My condolences are with the loved ones of the deceased at what must be an extremely sad time for them,” said Councillor […]

JJ Magee must clarify his comments, says McAllister

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said Councillor JJ Magee must clarify his views on crimes carried out by the IRA, after an online exchange appeared to suggest he did not. Nuala said: “In a week where victims’ issues are so prominent it is extremely disturbing that any Councillor would be so careless in an exchange […]

Kelly condemns suspected arson in Antrim

Alliance Councillor Neil Kelly has condemned a suspected arson attack in the Antrim area. The incident took place late on Monday night, when a blaze was discovered at the premises of a Turkish barbers in the town. Neil Kelly said: “It is extremely distressing that a local business has been targeted in such a way. […]