McAllister welcomes City Deal news

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has welcomed the Secretary of State signing the Heads of Terms for the Belfast City Deal. The move is another major step towards the completion of the first City Deal for Northern Ireland, which would see £350 million of funding. Further funding from the private sector could being the […]

Sinn Féin leader showed incredibly poor judgement with banner, says McAllister

The Sinn Féin leader showed incredibly poor judgement by posing behind a banner emblazoned with ‘England get out of Ireland,’ Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said. Mary Lou McDonald stood with the banner at the New York St Patrick’s Day parade yesterday. Councillor McAllister said she should reflect on her actions and apologise. “This sort […]

JJ Magee must clarify his comments, says McAllister

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said Councillor JJ Magee must clarify his views on crimes carried out by the IRA, after an online exchange appeared to suggest he did not. Nuala said: “In a week where victims’ issues are so prominent it is extremely disturbing that any Councillor would be so careless in an exchange […]

McAllister: Only Alliance will stand up to the DUP and Sinn Féin

Alliance is the only party prepared to stand up to the DUP and Sinn Féin’s continued carve up of ratepayers money, as the Party confirmed it would be returning to the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the issue. Councillor Nuala McAllister made the comments as all other parties fell in behind the DUP and Sinn […]

McAllister: Cowardly move to remove names from call-in

The Alliance Party has been forced to withdraw its ‘call-in’ over the latest DUP and Sinn Féin financial carve-up at city hall, after two councillors, an independent and one UUP removed their names – a move Councillor Nuala McAllister has described as “cowardly”. Speaking after the Alliance Party’s attempt to block the DUP and Sinn […]

Alliance calls-in decision over arts funding

Alliance Belfast City Councillors have ‘called-in’ the latest financial carve-up between the DUP and Sinn Féin at City Hall over thousands of pounds of arts funding. The allocation earlier this month at the Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee saw the money given to various groups and organisations in West and East Belfast. It was […]

McAllister: Latest financial carve up will not go unchallenged

  Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has accused the DUP and Sinn Féin of again manipulating the funding process in Belfast City Council to suit their own agendas. Nuala was speaking after the two parties worked together behind closed doors to determine how an additional £95,000 in arts funding should be spent – money that was […]

McAllister asks for urgent review into zoo safety

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has asked for an urgent review into safety measures at Belfast Zoo, after a chimpanzee escaped from its enclosure there. Footage showed one chimp walking along a path beside members of the public, while other chimpanzees also climbed onto the enclosure wall after scaling tree branches propped up against […]

McAllister: Ratepayers should not be funding diversionary programmes

The Alliance Party has again put on record its opposition to the inclusion of money designed to enhance a Summer Diversionary Programme – which includes diversionary activities for bonfires – being included in the 2019 rate for Belfast. Having previously raised concerns both in committee and the January Council meeting, Alliance again pushed for the […]

Regeneration powers must be transferred without delay, says McAllister

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has called for the urgent transfer of regeneration powers to Councils, in a bid to see the immediate recovery of Belfast City Centre in the wake of the fire at Bank Buildings. Speaking as concern continues to grow over the drop in revenue in Belfast City Centre, the former Lord Mayor […]