Passage of reservoir legislation matter of life and death, says Muir

The passage of legislation allowing the Infrastructure Minister to deal with a number of reservoirs where urgent interventions are required is a matter of life and death, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. The party’s Infrastructure spokesperson was speaking after the Transfers of Functions Bill was approved by MLAs in the Assembly today. It is […]

Nicholl lobbies for new community outreach system

A new community outreach system will help reach those who across South Belfast missing out due to a lack of traditional community infrastructure in some areas, Alliance South Belfast representative Kate Nicholl has said.   Councillor Nicholl, recently selected as constituency representative in support of Paula Bradshaw MLA, said several neighbourhoods across the area, including […]

Time to get a move on with special events on roads review, says Muir

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has criticised the Department for Infrastructure’s failure to respond to the review of special events on roads legislation prior to COVID-19 restrictions being eased. The Assembly passed legislation in 2017 giving local authorities the power to approve the closure of roads for holding special events such as sport races. […]

Alliance representatives meet with Minister to discuss park and ride and greenway plans

Alliance representatives have met with the Infrastructure Minister to discuss recently announced plans regarding the proposed Tillysburn Park and Ride and the Sydenham Greenway. The meeting, which was attended by party representatives from East Belfast and North Down, including Chris Lyttle MLA, Andrew Muir MLA and Councillors Gillian Greer, Martin McRandal, Ross McMullan and Sian […]

Irish Sea bridge more about politics than reality, says Muir

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has expressed scepticism following the announcement of an official feasibility study for a bridge linking Northern Ireland and Scotland, saying it is more about politics than reality. The potential project will now be assessed by engineering experts, looking at the feasibility, costs, work needed and timescale. “Everyone reading this […]

Muir tells Minister to get a move on with residents’ parking decision

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has urged the Infrastructure Minister to get a move on, after it emerged she has still not received and reviewed a report already compiled by her officials on the benefits of residents’ parking schemes. In April 2018, the Department for Infrastructure ran a trial residents’ parking scheme in South […]

Muir calls for “Smart” Motorways to be taken off the table

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson, Andrew Muir MLA, has called for the Department for Infrastructure to formally scrap plans for building Smart motorways in Northern Ireland. In an “all-lane smart motorway”, the hard shoulder is converted into a live-lane and replaced by refuge points or laybys spaced out alongside the motorway. Smart motorways already exist in England, […]