Egan ‘delight’ as Translink backs down over path closure

Councillor Connie Egan has spoken of her delight after Translink announced it won’t close a much used public right of way, less than 48 hours after Alliance started a campaign to overturn the decision. Plans to close the path between the station and Manse/Brunswick Road had been met with uproar, with Connie just yesterday announcing […]

No place for guns on our streets, say Alliance representatives, after town shooting

Alliance representatives have said there is no place for guns on our streets, after a shooting incident in Bangor. A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital after being shot in Balligan Gardens in the town around 9pm yesterday (Monday). He suffered injuries to his lower right leg. “There is no place in […]

Egan: A Green New Deal will help secure a sustainable future for Bangor

Alliance North Down Representatives have rolled out a bold, positive plan to reinvigorate Bangor Town centre, during a special public meeting focussed on post-covid recovery. Newly named North Down representative Councillor Connie Egan, joined Andrew Muir MLA and Stephen Farry MP in an event designed to encourage as many local people as possible to come […]

Frustrating Council has kept outdoor tennis courts closed, says Egan

It is frustrating a local Council has decided to keep its outdoor tennis courts closed, despite the Executive’s roadmap for easing restrictions allowing them to reopen, Alliance Councillor Connie Egan has said. Executive guidelines allowing outdoor tennis courts and some other sports facilities to reopen changed from today (April 1) but despite other Councils opening […]

SERCO is ‘out of line’ with redundancy plan, says Alliance

North Down Alliance Party representatives have urged SERCO to rescind planned redundancies in North Down saying they are appalled at the treatment of staff employed by the SERCO run leisure facilities across the borough, with many facing redundancy. Andrew Muir MLA and Councillor Connie Egan have said the company is “acting completely out of line” […]

Egan disappointed after Councillors vote to slash community recycling fund

Alliance Councillor Connie Egan has said she is disappointed after some Councillors on Ards and North Down Borough Council voted to cut a community recycling fund in half. The Recycling Community Investment Fund has funded projects such as sea bins, beach cleaning, community gardens and cigarette ballot boxes among others across the borough. Councillors from […]

Alliance Seeking Assurances around Local Post-Primary Transfer

A local Alliance Party delegation this week met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education, Derek Baker, and senior officials to discuss preparations for the post-primary transfer in North Down this year and a range of other education issues. The delegation comprised Stephen Farry MLA, Kellie Armstrong MLA, Chris Lyttle MLA, Cllr Karen […]