Long and Hanvey disgusted after reports of paramilitary threat in Cregagh

Alliance Councillors Michael Long and Eric Hanvey have said they are disgusted after reports of a loyalist paramilitary threat which forced a Catholic mother and her three children to leave the Cregagh estate. The media reports state the woman, originally from West Belfast, was told the UVF and UDA had put her entire family under […]

Belfast can begin to showcase diverse history with new statue, says Long

Belfast has a chance to showcase its diverse side with a statue of a noted anti-slavery campaigner, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said. Councillor Long was speaking ahead of a meeting of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee tomorrow (Friday) at which a proposal to erect a monument to Mary Ann McCracken will […]

Long: Reassurances sought after cremation concerns

The Alliance Party has today held a meeting with Belfast City Council officials to seek reassurances over Council’s actions during Bobby Storey’s cremation at Roselawn on Tuesday. Group Leader Councillor Michael Long said media reports that began to surface over the past 24 hours where “extremely concerning” as was the fact elected representatives had to […]

Alliance Belfast Councillors call for clear strategy to help aid city’s recovery from pandemic

Alliance Belfast Councillors have called for a clear strategy to be developed to help aid the city’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Councillor Michael Long, the party’s group leader in Belfast, has already raised the issue with other group party leaders, calling for a task force to be established that includes Council, Assembly, Departments and […]

Long: DUP and Sinn Féin have no shame in delaying openness and transparency at City Hall

Alliance Councillor Michael Long has criticised the DUP and Sinn Féin for “standing in the way of openness and transparency” at City Hall, after the two parties again blocked Alliance calls for the restoration of Council and Committee meetings before August. Over the past week Mr Long – Alliance Group Leader on City Hall – […]