O’Lynn calls for DUP to suspend Councillor who made coronavirus claims

Alliance Ballymena Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has called for the DUP to suspend a Councillor who claimed the coronavirus pandemic is ‘the judgement of God’ following the the introduction of equal marriage and abortion reform here. Councillor John Carson stated in a social media post “You reap what you sow and our nation is now reaping […]

Donnelly criticises other parties for not recognising impact of political impasse on health provision

Alliance Mid and East Antrim Borough Councillor Danny Donnelly has criticised other parties on the Council for failing to recognise the impact the current political impasse at Stormont is having on local health provision. Speaking at the Council meeting last night (Monday) Councillor Donnelly – Alliance’s East Antrim candidate for Westminster – said Councillors wanted […]

O’Lynn questions urgency of others to change how some Council events are funded

Alliance Ballymena Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has questioned the apparent urgency of some representatives on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to change how some special events are funded. In November, Councillors approved funding for an Ulster-Scots event, yet on Monday night’s Council meeting, the TUV, backed by the DUP, sought to make a change when […]

Donnelly secures Changing Places facilities at local play parks

Destination parks across Mid and East Antrim will soon offer accessible changing facilities for children with disabilities, thanks to Alliance Councillor Danny Donnelly. The Larne Lough representative secured the move at a recent Council meeting, amending a motion seeking play equipment for children with disabilities be put in place at locally-termed destination parks. Danny said: […]

Alliance calls for public consultation into gas storage process

Alliance has called for a public consultation into a controversial plan for underground gas storage caverns in East Antrim. The letter to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, from Alliance MLAs John Blair and Stewart Dickson, outlines the party’s concerns about the proposals for Islandmagee, saying they could have ‘a disastrous effect’ on […]

Paramilitary imagery needs to be removed, say Alliance candidates

All paramilitary imagery in public spaces across Mid and East Antrim needs to be removed, Alliance representatives have said. Alliance Councillor Robert Logan and representative Danny Donnelly, who will be standing for Alliance in the Larne Lough District Electoral Area in May’s local government election, said the removal of murals, flags and other paraphernalia would […]