It’s time the UK Government lived up to commitments on conversion therapy ban – Tennyson

Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has said it is time that the UK Government lived up to its commitments outlined in the 2018 LGBT Action Plan, by banning so-called ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapies which seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or suppress their gender identity. Councillor Tennyson said, “It’s been over two years since the […]

Tennyson expresses sympathy after factory worker redundancy news

Alliance Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) Councillor Eóin Tennyson has expressed sympathy with staff at a Portadown factory, after a consultation begun for up to 500 redundancies. The potential redundancies for workers at Thompson Aero Seating come after the company blamed the ‘extreme challenges’ facing the aviation industry. Councillor Tennyson said the effects would be […]

Tennyson calls on universities to introduce no-detriment policies to mitigate coronavirus impact

Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has called on universities and the Minister for the Economy to introduce ‘no-detriment’ policies to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on students in third level education. Councillor Tennyson, a former Queen’s University student, said it was an anxious time for students, who had had their education severely disrupted by COVID-19. “Our […]

Craigavon Hospital waiting times unacceptable – Tennyson

Alliance Councillor and General Election candidate for Upper Bann Eóin Tennyson has branded waiting times at Craigavon Area Hospital’s emergency department ‘appalling and unacceptable’.   He was speaking after it was revealed that 83 patients had to wait more than 12 hours for treatment on Tuesday evening.   Councillor Tennyson said: “Staff at Craigavon Area […]

Tennyson expresses disappointment after fossil fuel divestment vote

Alliance Party Councillor Eóin Tennyson has expressed his disappointment after the DUP and UUP groups on Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council teamed up to defeat his motion calling for the Local Government pension scheme to be divested from fossil fuel companies. This comes after the DUP, UUP and SDLP voted to defer an […]

Alliance representatives express shock after man shot dead

Alliance representatives have expressed shock after a man was shot dead in Co Down. The man was killed at a filling station on Main Street, Waringstown, shortly after 9pm. Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson and party Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA condemned those behind the killing. “This is a shocking incident and people stunned by tonight’s […]

You cannot put a price on equality and acceptance, says Tennyson

Alliance councillor Eóin Tennyson has said you cannot put a price on equality and acceptance, following a decision by ABC Council not to participate in the Belfast Pride parade this year. The comments came after the DUP and UUP voted against allowing the Council to have a corporate presence at this year’s Belfast Pride parade […]

Tennyson disappointed by Climate Emergency vote

Alliance councillor Eóin Tennyson has expressed his disappointment after the UUP, DUP and SDLP voted to amend his Climate Emergency motion and defer it to committee. The original motion would’ve seen ABC Council declare a Climate Emergency, commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and establish a dedicated all-party working group to achieve that goal. […]