Long: ‘Living roof’ will transform bus shelters

Belfast High Sheriff, Alliance Councillor Michael Long, has said he is delighted to see Translink include the ‘living roof’ idea as part of the newly designed ‘Insignia+’ style shelter. Having previously campaigned for the change, Councillor Long said the living roof option would allow for wildflower gardens to be added to the new shelters, with […]

Long seeks greater recognition of Belfast’s shared history

Belfast City Council must do more to celebrate its rich history, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said, as he called for greater recognition of Belfast’s ‘enlightenment’ period. The current High Sheriff was speaking as he pushed for the erection of street signage in various locations across the City Centre to celebrate the period of shared […]

Long unsurprised after Alliance motion becomes first deferred by controversial committee

Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said he is unsurprised, after an Alliance motion became the first in Belfast City Council history to be deferred by a controversial new committee. The Business and Standards Committee allows the DUP and Sinn Féin to ‘vet’ issues of their choosing before they go to full Council, giving the two […]

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 […]