Great news for Cliftonville Integrated Primary School – McAllister

Alliance Councillor for North Belfast, Nuala McAllister, has welcomed the news that Cliftonville Integrated Primary School will get a share of the £45 million School Enhancement Programme announced by the Education Minister, Peter Weir MLA. Councillor McAllister said: “Cliftonville Integrated Primary School is one of the fastest growing schools, seeing rapid growth in the past […]

McAllister challenges other parties on transparency of political donations

There is a chance for full transparency of political donations to local political parties in the new Parliament, Alliance North Belfast Westminster candidate Nuala McAllister has said. Previous Alliance MP Naomi Long secured legislation meaning any large donor to a party here after January 2014 would be revealed once the Secretary of State lifted legislation. […]

McAllister disgusted at sectarian attacks in housing development

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has said she is “disgusted” after a series of sectarian attacks on homes in a social housing development in the area. Windows were smashed and a flag hung on the property in Tyndale Gardens in Ballysillan, which follows sectarian graffiti being sprayed on another property last week. It is […]

Delays to converting civil partnerships to marriage unnecessary, says McAllister

There should be no unnecessary delay in allowing same-sex couples here the opportunity to convert their civil partnerships into marriage, Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said. Councillor McAllister was speaking after LGBT campaigners said they would start legal action against the UK Government to allow same-sex couple in Northern Ireland to have religious marriages or […]

North Belfast needs inclusive leadership, says McAllister, after UUP decision

North Belfast more than ever needs inclusive leadership, Alliance General Election candidate Nuala McAllister has said, after the UUP confirmed they would not be running in the constituency. Ms McAllister said the decision by incoming UUP leader Steve Aiken was an act of backtracking on his behalf. “Threats towards the UUP from any quarters have […]

McAllister condemns North Belfast violence

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has condemned those behind the third night of violence in North Belfast. Police have revealed petrol bombs where thrown at officers for the third night in a row on Wednesday night. Councillor McAllister said: “This is absolutely ridiculous behaviour which must stop immediately.  These incidents must be condemned across the political […]

Alliance meets Audit Office over BCC funding

The Audit Office is to look into if Belfast City Council and its Councillors have followed recommendations in relation to funding, after an Alliance team met with representatives from the body on Friday. Councillor Nuala McAllister described the meeting as “essential” as she argued the DUP and Sinn Féin had largely ignored calls to see […]

Alliance representatives criticise labelling of homes as ‘nationalist’

Alliance representatives have criticised media reports of ‘nationalist’ homes being built on a site in North Belfast. The story about planning approval being granted to build houses in a flashpoint area was accompanied by the headline ‘Nationalist homes to be built along Orange Order parade route’ after Belfast City Council backed the plans. The four […]