DUP needs to condemn representative’s comments about local asylum seekers, says Dickson

The DUP needs to condemn comments by a local representative in relation to asylum seekers in Carrickfergus, Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has said. Mr Dickson was speaking following comments by DUP Councillor Marc Collins about a number of people who have been placed in the Loughshore Hotel in the town by the Home […]

Attacks on culture are wrong, says Beaumont

All attacks on culture are wrong, Alliance Fermanagh and South Tyrone representative Matt Beaumont has said, as he condemned the depiction of an Orange man hanging and the burning of flags on bonfires. Speaking after the orange effigy had been removed, Matt said: “Everyone has the right to celebrate their culture and there is absolutely […]

Lavery condemns those behind ammunition discovered in Lurgan

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has condemned those who left live ammunition near a children’s playground in the town. PSNI officers made the discovery in the Kilwilkie area yesterday (Sunday). A further search today (Monday) found nothing else. The package has been taken for further forensic analysis. “This was a troubling discovery, especially so close […]

Farry: Johnson extremely reckless regarding no deal Brexit

With future relationship talks between the UK and EU at a critical final stage, Alliance Party Deputy Leader and Brexit Spokesperson, Stephen Farry MP, has criticised Boris Johnson and the UK Government for failing to grasp the realities of its choices on Brexit. Dr Farry also stressed that Alliance would continue to oppose the insertion […]

Lavery says those behind alert and attacks do not represent majority of town

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has said those behind a security alert and attacks on the police do not represent the vast majority of the town. Several petrol bombs were thrown at PSNI officers during disturbances today (Sunday) in Levin Road, which followed a security alert caused by an elaborate hoax in the Tarry Drive […]