Nicholl urges everyone to support Small Business Saturday

Councillor Kate Nicholl has urged shoppers across Northern Ireland to support local traders on Small Business Saturday today, December 1. The local Councillor – who has consistently worked to see Sunday trading advanced in the City Centre – said the performance of the small business sector is an integral part of the overall Northern Ireland […]

Nicholl welcomes Ulster rugby’s decision to work with Women’s Aid

Alliance South Belfast representatives have welcomed news revealed today that Ulster Rugby is to introduce behaviour classes for all its players. The move follows a well-publicised rape trial earlier this year involving two players. Councillor Kate Nicholl said: “I welcome Ulster Rugby’s decision to work with Women’s Aid to address the issue of sexual consent, […]

Nicholl to bring motion calling for council to play its part in tackling sexual harassment

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl is to bring a motion calling for Belfast City Council to play its part in tackling sexual harassment.Councillor Nicholl will bring the motion to tomorrow’s Council meeting in the wake of the PSNI’s No Grey Zone campaign, which is designed to educate people about sexual consent. “I have been vocal about […]

Nicholl congratulates Burns on literary prize

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has congratulated Anna Burns on being named as this year’s recipient of the Man Booker Prize.The first author from Northern Ireland to receive the accolade, her novel Milkman is set in an unnamed city in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Kate said: “Northern Ireland has produced world-famous poets, playwrights and novelists, […]

Alliance secures People’s Vote support in two key Councils

The Alliance Party has given the growing momentum around a People’s Vote on the outcome of the current Brexit negotiations a voice in Northern Ireland, after successfully securing support for the idea across both Belfast and Newry, Mourne and Down Councils. An Alliance-led initiative in City Hall, Councillor Kate Nicholl said she was especially glad […]

Belfast Councillors to debate Alliance motion on People’s Vote

The Alliance Party will again take the idea for a People’s Vote on Brexit to Belfast City Council, as Kate Nicholl and Nuala McAllister are set to raise the issue via a motion at the latest meeting of the Brexit committee, scheduled to take place this Thursday. The second time the Councillors have attempted to […]

Nicholl asks Belfast City Council to support Brexit People’s Vote

Alliance Belfast Councillor Kate Nicholl has called for a People’s Vote on Brexit, as she revealed she will be urging all parties to back a motion on the issue at Monday’s Council meeting. Following the initial meeting of the Council’s Brexit Committee in August, the motion is part of a larger push by Alliance to […]

Nicholl says lack of Executive may have climate change consequences

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has said the lack of an Executive means Northern Ireland may get left further behind on tackling climate change. Councillor Nicholl was speaking after the Westminster Environmental Audit Committee released a report saying Britain will suffer 7,000 heat-related deaths every year by 2050 if the UK Government does not take decisive […]

Nicholl: NI falling behind on sex and relationship education in schools

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has warned Northern Ireland is falling further and further behind the rest of the UK when it comes to developing relationship and sex education in schools. The Belfast City Councillor – who drafted the Alliance Party’s policy on the issue – made the comments as steps forward on the issue were […]