Long announces new Alliance spokespersons

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has announced the party’s spokespersons for the new Assembly mandate, saying the party’s representatives will continue working to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland.   Chris Lyttle will continue as Alliance Education spokesperson, chairing the Assembly’s Education Committee, while Paula Bradshaw will remain as Health spokesperson and also take up […]

Urgent Roads meeting requested following serious A1 traffic accident – Pope

Alliance Party Councillor for Banbridge DEA, Brian Pope, has called for an urgent meeting with the Department for Infrastructure following another serious traffic accident on the A1.   Councillor Pope said: “My immediate thoughts are with those who where involved in yet another serious traffic accident on the A1 on Sunday.   “This will be […]

Campbell hits out at Department for removing streetlights on roads

Alliance Newtownabbey Councillor Tom Campbell has hit out at the Department for Infrastructure (DFI), after it confirmed it intends to remove faulty streetlights on unadopted roads rather than repairing them. Councillor Campbell was speaking after a presentation to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council by the DFI, in which he quizzed them over the issue of […]

Commitment to Public Transport paying off says Armstrong

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson, Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong, has congratulated Translink on a successful first year of Glider operations across Belfast.   Kellie Armstrong commented: “Investment in modern vehicles has delivered the intended outcome with more people choosing public transport to move across Belfast. The introduction of Glider a year ago was met with opposition from […]

Armstrong seeks assurance MOTs will not be further impacted during strike action

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has asked DVA to provide assurance that strike action will not cause further delays at MOT centres. Kellie said: “The ongoing issue at MOT centres has left many people having to take their cars off road while they await a test date. If someone has waited weeks for a […]

Alliance extremely disappointed Department sees no benefit in discussing Residents Parking Schemes for other areas

North Down Alliance Party representatives have said they are “extremely disappointed”, after the Department for Infrastructure confirmed it saw “no benefit” in extending a Residents Parking Schemes to other areas and have refused request to make a deputation to Council. Councillor Andrew Muir and Councillor Karen Douglas had both campaigned for the scheme to be […]

McReynolds calls for DOJ to regulate private car parks

Belfast City Council has called on the Department of Justice to clamp down on the practice of private car park operators and their agents in Northern Ireland, after Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds Raised their behaviour with Belfast City Council. Securing support for the plan that will see the local authority call on the Department of […]