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 […]

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 […]