Representatives welcome Casement approval but say local community needs to benefit

Alliance representatives have welcomed approval being granted for the redevelopment of Casement Park but said the local community needs to benefit from the plans. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon gave the go-ahead for the redevelopment of the West Belfast ground, which saw initial proposals fail in 2014 following a legal challenge by some locals. “This is […]

Higgins expresses shock after teenagers trapped in burning building

Alliance West Belfast representative Donnamarie Higgins has expressed her shock after four teenage girls were trapped inside a barn which was set alight by youths in Dunmurry. The 13-year-old girls gained access to the disused barn in the Mount Eagles Avenue area shortly after 8.15pm yesterday (Monday). While inside, several male youths set blocks of […]

West Belfast shooting not representative of the community says Higgins

Alliance West Belfast representative Donnamarie Higgins has said whoever carried out the shooting in West Belfast does not represent anyone in the community and must be condemned. Ms Higgins said: “Yet again guns have been brought onto the streets of Belfast and a young man shot. This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. […]

West Belfast needs a strong Remain voice – Higgins

Alliance Party candidate for the West Belfast constituency in the general election, Donnamarie Higgins, has said the area needs a strong Remain candidate who will take her seat.   Speaking about her selection, Ms Higgins said: “Whilst politicians continue to bicker amongst themselves, people in areas like West Belfast are being left behind. Issues like health, […]