Douglas “horrified” after tablet find

“Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has said she is “horrified” to hear a container of tablets was discovered by young children at the site of an eleventh night bonfire. Speaking after the reports emerged she said those who carelessly dumped the tablets in the Bloomfield area should “have more thought” for the wider community. Cllr Douglas […]

Alliance writes to Parliamentary Commissioner urging Paisley investigation

Alliance Chief Whip Kellie Armstrong MLA has written to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards urging an investigation after new allegations were made about Ian Paisley MP. It follows allegations Mr Paisley took two further holidays to the Maldives, neither of which appeared on his register of interests, and which came a number of months after […]

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 […]