Executive Climate Change Department could see Northern Ireland lead the way, says Tennyson

An Executive Department for Climate Change could see Northern Ireland lead the way with targets to combat the climate crisis, Alliance Climate Change spokesperson Eóin Tennyson has said. A recent report by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee suggested a climate change commissioner to scrutinise the Executive. However, Eóin said a specific […]

People need to start heeding advice to avoid repeat of Craigavon Hospital incident, say Alliance representatives

People must start heeding the advice on restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19, otherwise hospitals will continue to have to refuse patients, Alliance representatives have said. Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA and Upper Bann Councillor Eóin Tennyson were speaking after the Southern Health Trust diverted ambulances from Craigavon Area Hospital on Sunday, except […]

Tennyson welcomes over 1,000 new Almac jobs

Alliance Councillor and Assembly candidate for Upper Bann, Eóin Tennyson, was welcomed the creation of more than 1,000 new job by pharmaceutical company Almac, which is headquartered in Craigavon.  Councillor Tennyson said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news that Almac is to create over 1,000 highly-skilled jobs in the next few years.   “The investment in Craigavon […]

Lavery and Tennyson express disappointment after other parties reject fracking opposition proposal

Alliance representatives have expressed their disappointment, after members of the DUP, UUP and SDLP rejected a proposal for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to oppose fracking. The Alliance proposal, brought by Councillor Peter Lavery and seconded by Councillor Eóin Tennyson, would have seen the Council write to Environment Minster Edwin Poots to call […]

Efforts need to be stepped up in search for new school site, says Tennyson

Efforts need to be stepped up in the search for a new site for Portadown Integrated Primary School, Alliance Upper Bann representative Eóin Tennyson has said.   The Alliance Councillor, who was recently selected as the party’s Upper Bann representative, said an increase in integrated education, particularly in the wake of the COVID pandemic, would […]

Alliance statement following a Special Council meeting on Knock Iveagh

Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has said it is now incumbent on the Department of Infrastructure to use their powers of enforcement or discontinuance to address the erection of a wind turbine on the site of a scheduled monument at Knock Iveagh, and to meet any costs associated with this process. He was speaking after a […]

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 […]