Brown hits out at attempts to silence party

Alliance Councillor Patrick Brown has hit out at attempts by others to “silence” the party on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, after two important motions were sent to committees instead of being discussed in the Council chamber. Councillor Brown was speaking after yesterday’s Council meeting, where he and others proposed and seconded motions on […]

McMurray appeals to those behind memorial vandalism to stop

Alliance Councillor Andrew McMurray has appealed to those behind a series of attacks on a memorial at Narrow Water to stop. Councillor McMurray as speaking after poppy wreaths at the site were damaged again. It follows an two attacks over the previous three weeks, including one only days ago. The Co Down memorial commemorates 18 […]

McMurray says memorial attack a despicable act

Alliance Councillor Andrew McMurray has said the second attack in three weeks on poppy wreaths at Narrow Water was “a despicable act”.Councillor McMurray was speaking after the Co Down memorial was damaged again, the latest in a number of attacks over the past year. Poppy crosses, wreaths and flowers were destroyed. The memorial commemorates 18 […]

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 […]

After wildfires, Council must plan for future, says McMurray

Newry, Mourne and Down Council has unanimously backed Alliance Councillor Andy McMurray’s calls to recognise the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Irish Air Corps for their hard work in tackling recent forest fires in the area. A number of fires were reported in the vicinity of both Tollymore and Donard Forests after […]

Newry park name must be changed, says McMurray

The SDLP have wasted the opportunity to stand up for a shared community, Alliance Councillor Andy McMurray has said, as he expressed disappointment after a motion to remove Raymond McCreesh’s name from a park in Newry failed. Speaking after the latest meeting of South Down Council – in which three SDLP Councillors abstained on the […]