Time for cool heads and calm consideration after Lower Ormeau policing incident, says Blair

It is time for cool heads and calm consideration, Alliance Policing Board representative John Blair MLA has said, following the incident at the anniversary of the Sean Graham’s bookies’ killings. During a matter of the day at the Assembly today (Monday), Mr Blair said accountable and representative policing was vital, adding it was time to […]

Alliance seeks urgent meeting with Chief Constable over increasing tensions and paramilitary activity

Alliance has sought an urgent meeting with the PSNI Chief Constable to discuss increasing tensions and paramilitary activity in recent weeks. The party has already expressed serious concern about the ramping up of tensions across Northern Ireland, and the prevalence of paramilitary-style attacks, shootings and activity over recent months. Alliance and a number of other […]

Alliance condemns paramilitary style attack

Alliance Councillors Nick Mathison and Alan McDowell have condemned reports of a paramilitary style attack in Newtownards. Police have revealed they are investigating reports a man was attacked by a gang of masked men in the Bangor Road area on Thursday night. Nick said: “It is extremely disappointing to hear of this alleged incident taking […]

Paramilitaries should not be in control in 2019, says Alliance

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has said it is unacceptable for a paramilitary group to be holding a community to ransom in 2019. The Belfast Councillor made the comments after a special meeting of the Strategic, Policy and Resources Committee on Wednesday afternoon heard PSNI concerns that the UVF was threatening violence if the bonfire […]

Paramilitaries should not be in control in 2019, says Alliance

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has said it is unacceptable for a paramilitary group to be holding a community to ransom in 2019. The Belfast Councillor made the comments after a special meeting of the Strategic, Policy and Resources Committee on Wednesday afternoon heard PSNI concerns that the UVF was threatening violence if the bonfire […]