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 – […]

Long disappointed for ratepayers after DUP and Sinn Féin vote against holding virtual committee meetings

Alliance Belfast City Councillor Michael Long has said he is disappointed for the ratepayers of Belfast, after the DUP and Sinn Féin voted against holding virtual committee meetings until August. A proposal by People Before Profit and Councillor Long, Alliance’s Group Leader on the Council, to hold the committee meetings in June fell following DUP […]