Alliance marks World AIDS Day, whilst recognising there is still work to be done to combat stigma

Alliance representatives have marked World AIDS Day, saying while progress has been made in terms of health outcomes for HIV over the last 40 years, stigma still comes with a positive diagnosis. Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA said the day is an opportunity to reflect on how isolating a diagnosis can be and how […]

Nicholl welcomes cross-party effort to tackle poverty this Christmas and beyond

Alliance Belfast City Councillor Kate Nicholl has welcomed a cross-party commitment to supporting local organisations aimed at tackling poverty and helping those in need throughout the festive period. Speaking after a special meeting, which saw a proposal pass to enable the Council to direct funds to leading charities struggling to cope with demand this Christmas, […]

Nicholl: We are all let down by virtual meeting farce

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has hit out at Belfast City Council’s attempts to hold a virtual meeting, calling it a “farce and a complete let down” as all other Councils in Northern Ireland have moved forward successfully with the format. Speaking after a special meeting held to decide if Committee meetings would take place before […]

Nicholl: Four parties content with closed door politics

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has hit out at Belfast City Council’s attempts to hold a virtual meeting, calling it a “farce and a complete let down” as the local government authority still won’t hold all Committee meetings until August. Speaking after a special meeting was held to decide when Committee meetings would resume, Kate said […]

Féile must tackle problem with Wolfe Tones set list, says Nicholl

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has again called on Féile to limit the Wolfe Tones set list, following yet more inappropriate chanting. Kate said: “Each year Féile continues to grow in strength, attracting high numbers of festival goers keen to enjoy to wealth of inclusive events on offer. “Yet every year the good work by the […]