City Hall to light up purple to support We The 15 campaign

East Belfast Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has welcomed the launch of the ‘We The 15’ campaign which has launched ahead of the Paralympic Games. The campaign – led by the International Paralympic Committee and International Disability Alliance – aims to be the ‘biggest human rights movement’ in history, transforming the lives of the 1.2 billion […]

Long and Hanvey disgusted after reports of paramilitary threat in Cregagh

Alliance Councillors Michael Long and Eric Hanvey have said they are disgusted after reports of a loyalist paramilitary threat which forced a Catholic mother and her three children to leave the Cregagh estate. The media reports state the woman, originally from West Belfast, was told the UVF and UDA had put her entire family under […]

Mulholland welcomes confirmation of Irish language nursery school in East Belfast

Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland has welcomed news that Naíscoil na Seolta, the first Irish language nursery school to be based in East Belfast, has been given the go ahead to be situated in the grounds of Braniel Primary School. Cllr Mulholland has paid tribute to all those involved in the driving the opportunity forward, as […]

Obligation on everyone to make city safer and fairer for women and girls, says Mulholland

There is an obligation on everyone to do all they can to make Belfast a safer and fairer place for women and girls, Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland has said. The East Belfast Councillor was speaking ahead of bringing a motion to Thursday’s Belfast City Council meeting, relating to what she described as “the societal scourge […]

Confederate flags must be removed, says Lyttle

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has urged those flying racist, white supremacist symbols in East Belfast to remove them immediately. On the appearance of the Confederate Flags in the Island Street area, Alliance representatives wrote to the PSNI urging them to consider if the erection of the symbols could be viewed as a racist hate crime, […]