McGrath reminds people of local school uniform support scheme

Alliance Councillor Julian McGrath has reminded local people there is support locally to avoid getting into debt over school uniforms, with an official scheme in place for the second year running. Brought forward by Alliance to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, the uniform scheme benefits all who need it. Alderman McGrath encouraged all those considering […]

Questions remain to be answered over Runwood Homes profit, says McGrath

Questions remain to be answered after Runwood Homes made an almost £20 million profit despite receiving public money to support it during the worst of the pandemic, Alliance Councillor Julian McGrath has said. The company, which operated Glenabbey Care Home in Glengormley, received £2 million in government grants, while accruing a profit of £19.8 million […]

McGrath appeals to those behind war memorial attacks to stop, following latest vandalism

Alliance Glengormley Councillor Julian McGrath has appealed to those behind attacks on the local war memorial to stop. Councillor McGrath was speaking after another attack on the town’s memorial, which has been desecrated a number of times in the past few months. The latest, which took place in broad daylight today (Thursday), saw poppy wreaths […]

McGrath: Gaps in animal welfare legislation must be addressed

Alliance Councillor Julian McGrath has said more must be done to ensure those convicted of animal cruelty can never own pets again. Securing cross-party support from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Councillors to press Stormont for further clarity on the issue, Julian said urgent action was needed to plug the current gaps in Northern Ireland’s animal […]

McGrath deeply worried after care home investigation launched

Alliance Councillor Julian McGrath has said it is deeply worrying, after an investigation was launched into a care home in Glengormley following claims of a breach of coronavirus regulations. The joint investigation into Glenabbey Manor has been started by the PSNI and Northern Health and Social Care Trust, with owners Runwood Homes saying they are […]

McGrath says an inquiry needed into how care home has been managed through crisis

There should be an inquiry into how a Glengormley care home has been managed throughout the pandemic, Alliance Councillor Julian McGrath has said. Glenabbey Care Home has suffered 14 COVID-19-related deaths since April. The Glengormley Councillor said allegations in today’s media a small gathering or party allegedly took place in the home on March 25 […]

School uniform burden will be lifted for many with scheme, says McGrath

A huge burden on families across Antrim and Newtownabbey will be lifted with easier access to pre-worn school uniforms, Alliance’s Julian McGrath has said, after his proposal for a scheme providing them took a step closer to being realised. Alderman McGrath said he was delighted with the backing from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Community […]

Julian McGrath becomes newest Alliance Councillor

Julian McGrath has become the newest Alliance Councillor in the Antrim and Newtownabbey team, after he was selected to replace John Blair MLA in representing the Glengormley Urban ward. A member of the Alliance Party since 2011, Julian said he was delighted to carry on the “good work of his friend and colleague” John, adding […]