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 […]

Hanvey: DFI must get serious about delivering sustainable travel

The Department of Infrastructure needs to get serious when it comes to delivering its sustainable travel goals, Alliance Councillor Eric Hanvey has said. The representative for South Belfast highlighted his disappointment in the attitude of the department to the issue, saying it was unacceptable that some officials merely paid lip service to the strategy. Speaking […]

Those behind East Belfast security alert an absolute disgrace, says Hanvey

Those behind a security alert at the training ground of East Belfast GAA are an “absolute disgrace,” Alliance Councillor Eric Hanvey has said. Police are currently at the ground – Henry Jones Playing Fields on the Church Road in Castlereagh – after receiving an anonymous call stating a number of explosive devices had been left […]

Hanvey concerned at British Freedom Party’s doorstep activity

Alliance Councillor Eric Hanvey has said he is disgusted by attempts of the British Freedom Party to align itself with Christian fellowship. The group where distributing leaflets in South Belfast on Tuesday afternoon. He said: “This group has only ever been interested in spreading hate and causing division within our society. It is extremely disheartening […]

Alliance holds meeting with PSNI over bonfires and flags

The Alliance Party met with senior PSNI officers at Police Headquarters on Friday morning, outlining a range of concerns about the recent issues around bonfires and flags. The delegation included Councillor Michael Long, Councillor Michelle Kelly and Councillor Eric Hanvey as well as Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA and Policing Board member John Blair MLA. […]

Alliance meets Audit Office over BCC funding

The Audit Office is to look into if Belfast City Council and its Councillors have followed recommendations in relation to funding, after an Alliance team met with representatives from the body on Friday. Councillor Nuala McAllister described the meeting as “essential” as she argued the DUP and Sinn Féin had largely ignored calls to see […]