Alliance calls for teachers to be awarded Freedom of Belfast

Alliance Deputy Lord Mayor Emmet McDonough Brown has called for Teachers to be awarded the Freedom of the City, in recognition of all they do to support, train and inspire Northern Ireland’s next generation. Calling for the accolade to be delivered at the earliest opportunity, Emmet added this was a positive issue he hoped all […]

Plans to light up Belfast parks progress

Belfast City Council is to consider options for lighting parks across the city throughout the winter months, after the issue was raised by Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown. Highlighting the issue on Monday night, Emmet – Belfast’s Deputy Lord Mayor – has secured confirmation that the Council will look at identifying the costs and benefits […]

McDonough Brown seeks solution to keep parks open longer

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown is pushing back against Belfast City Council’s decision to close all parks at sunset throughout the winter months. Describing it as “unnecessary”, the South Belfast Councillor will next month urge his Council colleagues to get behind his plans to ensure greater access to outdoor space throughout the long winter months. […]

McDonough Brown leads remembrance events across Belfast

Alliance Deputy Mayor Emmet McDonough-Brown has spoken of his great privilege in representing Belfast during remembrance events across the city today. Leading the civic act of commemoration in Belfast, Emmet said that in this, the 100th year since the ending of World War one, it was important to ensure the memory of all those who […]

Plans to make Belfast a dog-friendly city almost complete, says McDonough-Brown

Alliance South Belfast Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has said plans to make Belfast a dog-friendly city are almost complete.The city’s Deputy Mayor – who has campaigned for the change over the last few years – says the move will make clear where dogs are welcome, helping dog owners and business owners across Belfast. He has encouraged […]

McDonough Brown brings Wooferendum campaign to Belfast

Alliance South Belfast Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown is bringing the Wooferendum campaign to Belfast City Hall – an event aimed at drawing attention to the impact on pet travel Brexit will have. The Councillor behind Belfast becoming more dog friendly, Emmet has said this is a real concern for all dog owners who are used to […]

McDonough-Brown seeks Council meeting over Holyland concerns

Alliance South Belfast Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has sought a meeting with the Council Chief Executive to raise residents’ concerns over students returning to the Holyland.With the start of the new university term approaching, locals have aired worries about on-street drinking and other anti-social behaviour issues. Councillor McDonough-Brown said the experiences of many residents were disgraceful […]

UUP playing blame game after failure to work for bonfire solution

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has said the UUP’s desperation to avoid providing long lasting solutions to bonfires is fully on display, as the party has yet again begun playing the blame game in a bid to distract attention from its Councillors’ actions. Emmet said that despite the UUP, along with other Unionist parties, backing […]

McDonough Brown welcomes extension of Belfast Bikes in South Belfast

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has welcomed news work is set to begin on the relocation of Belfast Bikes to three key locations across South Belfast – a move he has long campaigned for. The new bike docks will be located at sites on the Ormeau Road, Stranmillis and at Catalyst Inc, after the scheme […]

Alliance leads cross-party delegation to Audit Office

The Alliance Party today led a cross-party delegation to the Audit Office, in a bid to highlight the on-going carve up of Belfast City Council funds between the DUP and Sinn Féin. Joined by UUP and SDLP representatives, the meeting aimed to address the latest allocation of £200,000 to organisations pre-agreed by the DUP and […]