Summer diversionary scheme masks funding pact, says Alliance

The Alliance Party has again exposed the DUP and Sinn Féin’s funding pact at Belfast City Hall, as Councillor Nuala McAllister questioned why a so-called summer diversionary scheme was still receiving funding in October. Speaking at the October meeting of Belfast City Council, Nuala said: “From the start Alliance has had a problem with this […]

Council gives financial help to Belfast in wake of Primark fire, thanks to Alliance

Alliance has secured backing from Belfast City Council that will see the local authority approve £1.25 million of funding for Belfast City Centre in the aftermath of the Primark fire. The funding will be focused on aiding businesses in the area in and around the cordon in Belfast City Centre and will go alongside the […]

Sinn Féin’s true Brexit views exposed in Belfast vote, says Alliance

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl and Councillor Nuala McAllister have called out Sinn Féin for their blatant disregard for the consequences of Brexit, after the party made “weak excuses” not to support a debate on the People’s Vote. Speaking after the motion was defeated at Belfast City Council’s Brexit Committee, Kate said the “bonkers” decision proved […]

McAllister: Others must step up and help Belfast’s traders

Alliance Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has called on the Executive Office and Treasury to step up in the campaign to help traders and boost regeneration in Belfast’s City Centre. The call comes in the wake of the #YourBelfast campaign being led by Belfast City Council, Visit Belfast and a number of high-profile celebrities. Nuala – […]

McAllister refutes ‘completely inaccurate’ UUP claims

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has hit back at “completely inaccurate” claims by the Ulster Unionist Party after it attempted to align the Alliance Party’s voting record with displays of sectarianism at this year’s Féile. Responding to comments by Councillor Chris McGimpsey – which claimed Unionists were outvoted by Alliance, Sinn Féin and the SDLP when […]

McAllister: Féile must do more to prove inclusive nature

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has condemned the display of IRA flags and chanting at a Wolfe Tones concert that brought an end of this year’s West Belfast Féile. This year’s event put a focus on inclusion, with organisers taking events to all parts of West Belfast and welcoming input from all political and cultural backgrounds. […]

McAllister: Brexit Committee focused on protecting Belfast’s future

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has welcomed the inaugural meeting of Belfast City Council’s new Brexit Committee – a move secured by Alliance in March. Set to mitigate the impact of Brexit on Belfast and it citizens, the Committee made up of elected representatives will take the lead in the wake of continued political deadlock at […]

McAllister concerned at North Belfast intimidation

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said she’s concerned after a number of incidents of intimidation forced residents from their homes in North Belfast. The local Councillor was speaking after residents were forced to flee their homes after five attacks in the past fortnight saw windows broken and vehicles damaged. Nuala said: “It is absolutely disgraceful […]

McAllister hits out at those behind hoax device

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has hit out at those behind a hoax device which forced the closure of a road in the area.The Whitewell Road has now reopened following the security alert, which police say was caused by a hoax device. Residents had been forced to leave their homes during the incident. “I […]

Alliance welcomes latest improvements to Comber Greenway

Alliance elected representatives have welcomed the latest improvements to the Comber Greenway, which has been widened along part of its route. The path was extended between the Beersbridge Road and the Millmount Road, as well as a consultation pledged on enhanced lighting. It is part of the ‘One Path’ initiative by the Sustrans group, supported […]