Muir launches public petition for rapidly improved Electric Vehicle charging

Alliance Party Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has launched a public petition calling for the Minister for Infrastructure to rapidly improve the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging networking in Northern Ireland. The online petition notes that while Northern Ireland’s EV charging network was world-leading when it was established back in 2010, a decade of decay and […]

Egan ‘delight’ as Translink backs down over path closure

Councillor Connie Egan has spoken of her delight after Translink announced it won’t close a much used public right of way, less than 48 hours after Alliance started a campaign to overturn the decision. Plans to close the path between the station and Manse/Brunswick Road had been met with uproar, with Connie just yesterday announcing […]

Bradshaw questions Department’s Glider proposals for South Belfast

South Belfast Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has described the Department for Infrastructure’s plans for the extension of the Glider service to North and South Belfast as falling short. A consultation on Phase Two of the Belfast Rapid Transit Network was launched on Monday but the proposed southern route would stop at Cairnshill Park and Ride […]

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 […]