Constant inaction from Executive Office allowing abuse of flags, identity, culture and tradition to divide, says Bradshaw

Constant inaction from the Executive Office is allowing the abuse of flags, memorials, language and heritage to continue to perpetuate divides here rather than promote our common cultures, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said. The South Belfast representative was speaking ahead of bringing an Alliance motion to the Assembly on Monday (March 22). It calls […]

McDonough-Brown successfully proposes consultation into flags on public property

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has successfully proposed a public consultation into the removal of all flags on public property throughout the city. Botanic Councillor Mr McDonough-Brown was speaking after members of the Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee backed the idea, agreeing to consult with members of the public on the issue. Further details of […]

Moore says some parties more interested in demarcating territory than doing what is right for all

Alliance Strabane representative Scott Moore has said some parties are more interested in demarcating territory than doing what is right for all. Mr Moore was speaking after a local branch of Sinn Féin erected a number of Irish tricolours on lampposts along the Lifford Bridge on the River Foyle, as well as along a weekend […]

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. […]

Bradshaw calls on all parties to agree removal of banners on street furniture

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has called on all parties to agree the removal of banners on street furniture, to remove the “intimidating atmosphere” many create. South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw said the recent erection of banners supporting ‘Soldier F’ in various locations across Northern Ireland, as well as a number of other banners such as […]